Friday, June 11, 2010

the measure of a cat is not where she stands in moments of comfort and convenience

With apologies to Dr. King Jr, I was so pleased today when the Canadian Tire clerk appreciated my times of challenge and controversy. She totally understood my situation when I told her I was looking for a litter box for a really long cat.

Did you know that they don't make litter boxes in Extra Long?

But I'm hoping that the new 56L tub will provide ample room for kitteh business, without necessitating peeing over the side.

Because that's getting pretty old pretty fast.


Sean Wraight said...

Yikes... That's not a cat! That's a puma!!! I hope you checked her papers.

Great pics my friend. I hope that solves the issue!


Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...


Barbara Bruederlin said...

I think her grandmother was a Puma, Sean, and there's some Jaguar in the woodpile there somewhere too.
Sadly, the experiment proved to be an immediate failure. Without getting too indelicate, this cat bends over rather than squats.

Dr M: Hiss!

Charlie said...

We sent men to the moon way back in 1969, but no one can invent an XL litter box. What the hell is this world coming to, anyway?

Nice socks.

kelly said...

that is a long cat....can you trade him in for a compact?

John Mutford said...

Have you consider diapers? Or an extra bathtub you can fill with litter?

LesleyG said...

I had no idea you'd adopted a jungle cat. Best of luck with the new kitteh loo.

Wandering Coyote said...

Those big giant covered ones are probably your best bet. Juno had issues with the non-covered ones because she has to crap on the edges of the box, not in the centre at all. She missed all the time. Now, with the covered box, everything is all nice & contained, and when she scratches around, she doesn't get litter all over the place. If the big giant covered box doesn't work, you could go to a pet store, where I have seen very high tech, fancy litter boxes, but I don't know how well they work.

Or, you could construct your own box!

Or, you could get one of those plastic sand boxes they sell at Wally World for kids to play in!!!

pilgrimchick said...

One of my friends actually uses a child's sandbox as the litter box, mostly because of there being multiple cats, but I suppose it could work with one long one, too.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

We seem to have our priorities all wrong, when it comes to matters of world importance, Charlie.
I always seem to be sticking my feet in where they don't belong.

I should, Kelly. Our old cat was a compact model. I didn't realize what a difference that made.

Feline Depends have been added to my grocery list, John. I'm sure it's dead easy to diaper a cat.

She is a bit of a wild thing, Lesley. I think I have a better handle on the situation now, after a bit of trial and error.

I've got plastic drop sheets along the back and sides right now, WC, and that's working for now. A covered one would likely work well, provided she doesn't just stick her head in and pee out the door.
The problem is, she doesn't squat, just bends over. Silly cat!

I've figured out that high sides are the key, Pilgrimchick, to contain the shooting stream.
It's been a learning process.

Dale said...

I have one long cat and one more standard sized one. It's always fun until one has to clean the litterbox and it's not one of them!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

And I'll bet they never volunteer to scrub your toilet for you either, Dale. They have got us over a barrel.

Serah said...

I miss the days of having a cat in my home. Although I can have a cat in my condo, my dad is terribly allergic. I have to be content with king "teddy" my grandma's cat who roams around and has been known to sneak into my house. He is currently under ban after peeing in my closet! Ella and I are working on an agreement for a fish...haha.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Ah yes, the fish as starter pet, I remember those days well, Serah. The nice thing is they are super easy to bury in the yard when they are called to their maker.
And they tend not to pee in closets.