I know I’m not the only cat owner who has to deal with the trials and tribulations that is the litter box. With my previous late cat and my current cat, I’ve gone through plenty of litter boxes and frankly, there’s disadvantages with all of them and I feel like there’s barely any advantages at all. Well, except for the fact that there’s a designated area for Agent Romanoff to do her business in.
When I first adopted Agent Romanoff, the pet store didn’t have anything that I wanted. She needed a litter box though so I got her a disposable one that already had some litter in a package attached to it. I told myself I’d come back later to find her a good litter box.
I returned to the pet store and was shocked to find that the litter box pan and litter box hood were sold separately. What! When I purchased a litter box for my late cat years ago, they were sold together. I couldn’t believe the price gouging going on here, especially when the hood price was so expensive on its own. I decided to go with an XL pan and see how an open space would do for Agent Romanoff.
I realized quick that the litter box liner I purchased earlier did not fit this pan, not one bit. That sucked, but Agent Romanoff needed her litter box. The open pan, for the most part, was okay. Agent Romanoff used the pan just fine and it sat in my bathroom. However, there were issues. The smell was awful if I didn’t scoop for what seemed like after a couple of hours, because the smell could easily escape without a hood, and the mat I got for her was something Agent Romanoff did not like because she jumped over it instead of wiping her paws on it. I tried replacing the mat with a towel instead, but that just meant that when she tried to wipe her paws, she dragged the towel into the litter box. I needed something more stable.
This time around, I went into the pet store to do this right. I was going to have to eat the costs of supplying Agent Romanoff something I could live with. I bought the hood and the pan, one that my liners could fit, and got her a new mat that would stay when she wiped her paws on it.
As soon as I opened the mat, Agent Romanoff claimed it as hers by lying down on it. As I added the liner and began adding the litter, Agent Romanoff tried to get into it. No, cat. This is not a two person job! I placed the hood on the pan, set the mat down, and brought Agent Romanoff into the bathroom to show it to her.
She seemed confused by it a little, even after I showed her that the door opened. I finally just flipped the door up so she can peek inside. She sat in front of the litter box and poked her head inside for several minutes. Then she placed her paw inside to make sure it was litter, I guess. I’m not sure about her reasoning.
Agent Romanoff finally went inside to do her business, I left the bathroom to give her some privacy, and when she stepped out of it, she immediately sat in front of the litter box and poked her head inside. I don’t understand my cat sometimes.
For the most part, I’m okay with this setup. The only way it’d be even better was if someone else was cleaning my cat’s litter box everyday. 😉