Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Cat Litter No More!

Ok- so this is totally not a craft project, but it is a home project and I really wanted to share it. So bear with me :)

When I graduated college I moved into a one bedroom apartment and was out on my own! Exciting right? Try BORING! I had moved to a new town for a job, so I knew absolutely no one and I lived alone. Gah. So what's a girl to do? Why, get a cat of course!

Meet Zoey


Isn't she cute?

And then on a trip to Petsmart for cat food, I brought home this.


Meet Louie. (He was actually a tiny little kitten when I got him, but I couldn't find any pics from way back then)

Luckily shortly after, I moved back home to be closer to family, met my hubby and the rest is history. He likes to say I would have been a crazy cat lady if it weren't for him. Whatever.

And while I love my cats, I have always despised cat litter. I thought about taking a lesson from Meet The Parents and potty train them, but really, who the heck *really* potty trains a cat??? So I just dealt with cat litter. When we moved to our new house a little over a year ago the only place for the cat box was the guest bathroom. This also happened to be the bathroom where Sam takes her baths. Know what happens when water and cat litter mix? A big huge mess. And since I couldn't get the cats to keep the litter in the box, and I couldn't get Sam to keep all the bath water in the tub, my bathroom floor was always a disaster.

When I was about 6 months pregnant with my second I couldn’t take it anymore. And since I couldn't just get rid of my cats, I had to get rid of the box. I spouted out my instructions to the hubster and he built me THIS!


And I am sure you are looking at that going "so what!" Well- it is a BIG so what! This is in my kitchen


And this is in the garage


Problem SOLVED! NO more cat litter in my house!!!! Isn't it amazing??

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  1. I had to laugh because twice we have gone into Petco for cat litter and came out with a cat. We now buy the litter at Target. It is just safer that way.

    I love the litterbox idea. We have something similar on our back porch but nothing quite that clever!

  2. LOL I buy it at Costco now and refuse to go into a pet store on adoption days! :)

  3. We are planning the same thing but for our dog houses since it is too cold for them outside. We now have to bring them inside in their kennels at night, which are big and bulky.

  4. OMG. I am getting ready to move into a new house, and I have been trying to figure out how to keep my cat litter and cat food in the garage, but not let the cats be able to get outside when the garage door opens. I'm so glad you posted this! I'm going to try this!

  5. No cats, but I think this is super smart!!

  6. I LOVE seeing this!!! My ex-boyfriend talked about doing something like this for me and my 2 cats (but he became an ex before getting to it, LOL). So, I know EXACTLY how big a deal this is!! :)

    I want one SO bad! Now I just need to find someone to build and install it. LOL

  7. Oh, and by the way, your babies are gorgeous!

    And my family calls me the crazy cat lady all the time. Must they always forget about the gecko and the dog. ;)

  8. Glad I could help :) I love that I don't have to smell the litter box anymore either! Its just been great! It did take my cat Zoey a few days to get the hang of it but now there is no problem!

    LOL Erin! And thanks! :)

  9. Kelly, that's amazing!!! this is on my hubby's to-do list as of this second!


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