Pixie & the crappy situation

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So I’ve been dealing a week or so with a new situation in my household. Pixie isn’t wanting to use the bathroom (numero dos) in her litter box. It’s weird, cause she has no problem peeing in there, but she is doing other matters by my front door, on the carpet, I might add.

I know she’s having a bit of transition anxiety. In an effort to make my bathroom cleaner, I moved her litter box from a space under my sink (there’s an opening for a chair as if it were a vanity setup) to the space next to the water heater. I thought she would be ok with this change since that actually was the spot of her litter box for quite a while. I don’t know if she gets freaked out by the sound of the air conditioner or what, but she is somehow upset by this new scene.

I have for 2 nights in a row, grabbed her and put her in the litter box. She doesn’t like this in the least, but I don’t know what else to do. Actually tonight I took her to the spot of the crime to show her what she did and proceeded to put her in the litter box. She scratched me a good one tonight with her back claw on my leg. It is so not easy catching her in the first place…I have to lay down and coax her to get in bed with me, then I have to grab her when she’s in just the right spot. She HATES being picked up and is petrified. I don’t do this to her very often, but sometimes I can’t help it. The good news is that she gets over it after a couple of minutes. I’ve literally freaked her out by picking her up (she’s ran away to hide) and then a couple of minutes later she’s back rubbing against my feet wanting attention. So I don’t think I’m emotionally scarring her too much.

Have any of you guys had a similar issue with kitty potty training? I’d love to hear your tactics if so.

Until next time Swellions!


P.S. I feel kinda bad linking this after sharing my gross cat story, but I was excited just a second ago seeing this new “secret” rehearsal video of Brit Brit. Admittedly, I’ve always rooted for the girl, what can I say?

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A truly crappy post


If you don’t know me well, let me just tell you that while I may be really good at whipping out the crafts, I’m not that great at cleaning them up or much of anything else. I would like to say that I’ve got it all together, but I do not. Not to say that I never clean (most of my mess is just unorganization, not filth), but one of my all time least favorite jobs is emptying the litter box. I’m sure I’m not the only one. It’s not the most pleasurable of things to do for anyone, but I just found something that is the HOLY GRAIL of kitter litter cleaning, the Sifting Cat Pan Liner!

See, it works like this…you open up the box and inside are 11 large flat sheets of heavy duty plastic. All but one of them have little holes in the center of them for the litter to fall through. There is one sheet that is without holes and protects the cat pan from the crappy remains of the litter. Well, you put them in your litter box and then wrap a large rubber band around the entire thing. The cat does his/her business and you simply take the rubber band off and pull up the first sheet into a bag. It automatically sifts through, leaving very, very little clumpage and no mess. I just transferred that bag to a trash bag and I was done. Afterwards, my cat, Pixie, even stuck her little nose in there to see the results. She even meowed in amazement and gave it two paws up!

So, just a word to the wise, these things are the bomb. You can get them at Wal-mart, but not sure about other places. On a side note, I really have to be careful who I mention Wal-mart to people…people get kinda angry when I mention I go there. But anyway, yeah, check them out. You WON’T be disappointed!