I teased you awhile back about the cheapo $6 litter box TW bought me a month or so ago. Let me tell you a little history before I tell you what a bust that box was. When I first moved here, I had a hand-me-down covered box. I didn't complain. Hard as it is to believe now, I was a nobody back then.
Through the years, I've gotten a series of boxes and they've always been covered. The cats of TW have had a progression of litter boxes, starting with a cardboard box filled with dirt when Faith was unexpectedly brought home. "Mom, can we keep her??"
|My first litter box.|
Faith graduated to a small plastic litter pan from Woolworth the very next day. Chizzy had a larger model of the pan. Nicky had a similar pan until … TW started finding turds scattered around the room and discovered he was kicking them out of the box to serve as hockey pucks. HAH! That's when she introduced him to a box which was uncovered but had a shield on the top.
|The second litter box.|
When they moved into the condo, TW got ritzy and bought covered boxes for him and Autumn. She wanted them to look upscale like they imagined they were at the time. Back in the day, this was prime real estate in the 'hood. It was those boxes I inherited when I moved myself in. As you can see from the models above, there was nothing chic and stylish about them. Through the years, I've had newer model covered boxes, always the no-frills variety.
|My pawsome but too small box.|
Eventually as my status of cool cat blogger became evident, TW did buy me some really cool boxes. Though they were pawsome looking, they were shallow and didn't hold much litter. Still they photographed well. TW tried to leave the door on one of them but that didn't work out for either of us. The failed experiment lasted about an hour.
|The CATillac with the open sun roof.|
Then came the CATillac of litter boxes. It was covered but had a sun roof. TW was reading a lot at the time about the pros and cons of covered litter boxes. After a few months, TW tried leaving the sun roof open. I loved it! It made the box seem so much bigger and was a compromise between a covered box and an uncovered box. I still had my privacy but could breathe. Even though I had two boxes, I started ignoring the covered box and exclusively used the box with the open sun roof.
TW decided to replace the box I didn't use with an uncovered box. She
|The ancient hand-me down box with the leaky box bottom left.|
Pop had a fit since the box is in
If you skipped from the second paragraph, I don't blame you. Now I'm stuck with a hand-me-down box from God knows how many eons ago. This may be the original box with the shield for all I know. It's not as deep as the cheapo one and somehow the peeps think I will use it. I wouldn't bet the maintenance on it.
Update: I can't lie. When nature calls, I have to answer even if the box has been used by the cats who came before. It's been christened.
Note: TW went online to look at Nvr Miss™ boxes but they wouldn't fit in the bathroom. Bummer. We've heard lots of good things about them.