There are dog people. And there are cat people. So it’s been said, and I have to disagree; I’m a big fan of dogs *and* cats, but unless I’m living in the ‘burbs (or thisclose to a city park)? It’s kitties all the way for this gal.
I’ve been wanting a new cat for quite a while now, but have been giving myself a “no cats for the first 6 months of your new pad” moratorium on adopting. (Adopting? Yeah, you damn skippy; why would anyone go anyplace else but a shelter? I mean look at all the cuteness! But that’s a different topic for a different blog.) Now that 6 months has come and gone, I’m thinking of adopting at the end of the summer. Mostly because I have a few trips outta town scheduled and I want to make sure I’m not adopting a kitty and then leaving him/her alone for an evening or two. Not cool.
The question today? Where will I put the litterbox? The laundry/sump room is out of the question, because 1) it’s tiny, and 2) washer/dryers — and the dehumidifier, for this house — are loud, obnoxious things, and I hate going near ’em myself. Can’t expect kitty to head up to one willingly, loo or no loo.
My thought? Grab a litter box cover. They have some really cute ones, and I could put it in the ManCave. Why there? Well, there are no doors to trap kitty in or out, and let’s face it; I watch entirely too much television, so having it there would mean I’d see it every single day. Which is a big aid to scooping every single day. So, win!
A few places to remember to check, once I’m all set:
* Catsplay, which has amazing stuff. Pretty expensive, but oh holy wow the stuff is incredible. I like the Refined Litterbox and the Modern Contemporary, but a simple pop-up tent-like contraption is groovy too, from a finance standpoint. Dunno if a kitty would like an all-in-one sleep/eat/loo station though; in my experience they like to keep all that separated. Just like the song.
* Stuff that doesn’t cost a couple hundred smackers? Uh, there’s a Booda igloo-looking thing that could work, and there are several house-like things you can pop on top of the litter box (or I think that’s how they’re used.) Chateau Looey is my personal favorite, for name alone. WalMart has a version of a wicker box-like thing that collapses when not in use, so I may look seriously at that.
I’m getting the idea that I’m either gonna part with a chunka change, or grab something cheapy but cute enough, then trade up later? Because honestly, I’m thinking furniture. Of course I am. Because I need to put more stuff in this place.
Let’s not even get me started on scratching posts & kitty condos…. This place is gonna be Single Lady With Cat in no time. Single, and gonna be that way for a while, by the vibe my place’ll be throwing out when all is said and done.
UPDATE: Oh wait! I have one of those IKEA “collapsable pet tent” jobbies, I’d be that’d do for a short-time litterbox cover (and for a “I’ve got company, 2nd loo upstairs” cover). I was just going to use it as a pet bed (all hidden & cozy for an unsure new kitty) but….