Wild (and Sometimes Crazy) Wednesday – Cats in the Bathroom

One reason some some people won’t take in a cat or keep a cat indoors where she’s safe is  because of litter box hassles. I used to say, “I’d love to live at the beach, except for the sand in the house.” Wouldn’t you always be sweeping and cleaning up sand? Wellll, I might as well have the joy of watching the ocean waves from my office window because I sure deal with a lot of sand in the house. Having cats—even when they’re indoors only part of the time—requires litter boxes. One for each cat, plus one. Well, we have the one for each cat. I refuse to have a third litter box in the kitchen or living room—even in my office. Sorry kitties.

So what’s the alternative to the litter box? Adopt a cat who knows how to use the toilet. Or teach your cats how. Of course, you’d have to leave the lid up all the time.

Hey don’t scoff. There really are ways to train a cat to use the toilet. Check out this site and let us know if you tried it and how it worked. Photos, please. https://www.wikihow.com/Toilet-Train-Your-Cat

Am I going to try it? I don’t think so. If you read the entire article you’ll see that using the toilet is not for every cat. You can actually confuse and upset a cat and create problems you didn’t have before.  Besides, in our household, Olivia seems bent on using her litter box almost every time I’m in the bathroom. Can you see the problems that could create?


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