My love for animals has been an intense love since I was a small child. I dreamed of being a veterinarian for as long as I can remember. I never did become one, but in my former life (before husband and child) I was a veterinary technician for 9 years. I sometimes miss that job terribly and so to fill my “needs” in the pet department, our home is a bit of a zoo sometimes.
Back in August of last year we (I) adopted three kittens. They were very little babies that had to be bottle fed for a good long while. I immediately fell in love with them. One of them, a little black and white male, found a very loving home. I was sad to see him go, but even I thought three was a bit much.
We ended up keeping the other two. An orange tabby male I named “Mr. Biscuit”. I will not tell a lie, he quickly became my favorite and he and I are pretty inseparable. We also kept a grey calico who I named “CC” which is short for Crazy Cat. She is indeed crazy! She took immediately to Brandon and she is “his” cat and there is no denying that!
Here you can see some of CC’s handiwork in the guest bathroom! She certainly keeps me on my toes!
With our new additions, I had the realization that with cats, I had to have a litter box. We had not had cats in many years. I DETEST a litter box. I absolutely cannot stand them. I do not like the smell or the litter everywhere. We also have two dogs. If you have ever had cats and dogs in the same household then you know why I had to find a way to keep the dogs out of the litter box. So, I set about to see what could be done to make this easier. I needed - The BEST Cat Litter Box Solution Ever! In my searching I found a post on Pinterest about making a litter box from a plastic storage container. I found it very interesting and so I set my mind that this is what I would do.
It is pretty simple really. I saw the post about getting a plastic storage container, cutting a hole in the top and making it a litter box. Seemed a little too simple to be “true”.
Off I went to the Dollar General. I bought my storage container and my litter. I went home and took a knife to the top of the litter box and cut a sizable hole. I filled the container with litter. The cats were immediately enthralled and I think it took them all of about 3 minutes to make use of it.
Brandon thought I was bonkers. He can sometimes get a little exasperated (but in good humor) with my “crazy” ideas. The cats and I decided pretty quickly that this was - The BEST Cat Litter Box Solution Ever!
In the past I have owned and/or used about every kind of litter box on this planet. I even at one time, back in the day, had one of those fancy $200.00 electronic ones. I have to say, this litter box solution is by far the BEST one I have ever seen or used. Oh, and did I mention it only cost me about $8.00 to make!
Although the cats do manage to still get some of the litter out onto the floor, for the most part all the litter stays IN the box. AND…the dogs cannot get it in it! I have also decided that although it does not completely control all the odor, it does seriously keep it “down”. So, all in all, it is a hit at our house.
The other little thing that I do is that when I scoop or change the litter I add some of those fabric softener pellet things. I use the Purex ones and it does seem to make a good difference. I just mix a bit of those pellets in with the litter.
Although spring is here and the now “not so little” kittens can go outside. I will still keep the box inside for them when they come in at night. They really have brought great joy to our home. I am not really sure what we ever did without them!
If you try this one, let me know what your thoughts are on it! If you have any additional pointers please share them as well!