So we thought Sammy Samarium might keep his blue eyes, but it looks like they are ever-so-slowly changing. If they stayed this exact color right here, they’d be pretty awesome… but whatever color they end up, he’s gonna be a gorgeous boy!
It wasn’t until later that I realized Nikki was gazing in adoration at herself in the mirror through pretty much the entire thing. I mean, who could blame her? SO CUTE.
There have been questions about my litter box setup – how many I have, what kind they are, and what I use in them. Right now I have four litter boxes, and it’s really more than I need for 6 kittens but I’d rather give them too many than not enough. (I scoop nearly every time I go into the foster room, which is like 10 times a day – I could probably get by with two litter boxes. But I like to give them options.)
On the right is the So Phresh XL Scatter Shield box (Petco) – I like the high sides; it’s actually the box I use for my own cats.
In the corner on the right is the Exquisicat Top Entry Litter Pan (PetSmart) It’d be good for tall pee-ers, but I wouldn’t use it for my own cats because I don’t think Newt or Jake could use it (they’re getting older).
The blue box is a 31 gallon Rugged Tote storage box, an entry way cut into the front with a jigsaw (and then sanded smooth). (I got it at Lowe’s.)
The box on the left is the Exquisicat Hooded litter pan (PetSmart). I don’t use covered boxes very often, but like I said: I like to give them options. All four boxes get a lot of use; I’d say that the XL Scatter Shield (on the right) gets the most use, but none of them go unused. I use clumping clay litter (Tidy Cats Free & Clean Unscented, which has been hard to come by lately, so I also use Cat’s Pride something or other unscented. I think it’s the one that claims to be Low Tracking, but I have not noticed any lack of litter being tracked all over this house.)
Far left is a Litter Genie (I highly recommend them) and the scoops – my favorite is a heavy duty one called It’s the Scoop, made by K-Kat LLC. I also have a Litter Lifter scoop for smaller pieces, but I rarely use it. On the floor are washable bed pads – I’ve had these for at least 5 or 6 years and they’ve held up extremely well). I usually use the iPrimio Trapper Litter Mats once kittens get really good at using the litter boxes, but just haven’t gotten around to switching them out.
When I dump, clean, and refill the boxes, I use REScue One-Step Disinfectant Cleaner & Deodorizer spray to clean the box before refilling.
BOOPing Barry and Ozzy.
2020: Someone’s always gotta make it hard.
2019: Henri and Gabrielle, all “You again?”
2018: Clutch reflects that someone should clean that window.
2017: No entry.
2016: Kittens up close.
2015: I fully expect that I’ll come through surgery just fine. I also hope that I do not, while under the influence, tell my surgeon that he reminds me of Sam the Eagle.
2014: Von seems to have a heaping helping of Outrage going on here.
2013: Time for a Tony teef check. One… two. Two pointy little teef.
2012: No entry.
2011: (hey, don’t you want to come over for a cookout? We can hang out in the back yard! No, really, take your shoes off and walk around!)
2010: Grumpy boy.
2009: No entry.
2008: No entry.
2007: Good thing they’re not our cats, huh?
2006: No entry.
2005: One should always stretch well after a smackdown is completed.