Sam's Club has 12 lb bags of A & H baking soda for about $4.00.
If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow man. St. Francis ----- Original Message ----- From: Neffie Barker To: email@example.com Sent: Saturday, October 20, 2007 3:17 PM Subject: Re: Litterboxes This is very creative, haven't heard of that before. Resourceful! I may have to try it. Though I wonder how many cats you have, and how long this method lasts between changings? By the way, hi everyone! This is my first post here. My name is Neffie, and I'm from Ohio. I have 5 cats of my own, and am currently fostering 9. So far 4 of my foster kittens have tested FeLV+, and I suspect that the other 2 from the litter will test the same. By a stretch of luck, however, the Mama cat has tested negative... which is exceptionally good, as she was pregnant when I rescued her. She is due any day now, and I am keeping my fingers crossed for the new babies. I don't have any creative suggestions for litterboxes, but this has been really fun to read. For my own cats I use standard clumping litter, and scoop constantly to make it last, and to keep down on odor. My fosters get cheap clay litter, which is scooped and changed several times daily. I use a LOT of baking soda. I need to start buying it in bulk quantities. lol. None of this does anything for keeping down on garbage.. which I think explains why my trash collectors put everyone else's garbage cans neatly back in their driveway, while mine are the only ones strewn in the yard. Can really say that I blame them... by the end of the week, we have a lot of poop. :) Visit my Catster page here : http://www.catster.com/family/328292 ----- Original Message ---- From: C & J <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: firstname.lastname@example.org Sent: Saturday, October 20, 2007 2:53:49 PM Subject: Re: Litterboxes I used to use only clumping clay litter, and was never that happy with it. It's terribly dusty, and I found it smelled even when it was fairly fresh. When my anemic kitty started eating it, I tried some alternatives. Now, my favorite as far as price and ease of use is: a rubbermaid container, not huge, but with deeper sides than a regular cat box. I buy a large bag of pine or cedar shavings, and a bag of Yesterday's News litter. I fill the bottom of the container with a thick layer of shavings, probably 6 inches, then a couple inches of yesterday's news on top. Then all I do is scoop the poop, and the pee soaks through down into the shavings. It smells great, and I just dump the whole thing when the shavings become quite wet. The layer of Yesterday's News gives them something to scratch around in, and keeps the pee smell from coming up from the shavings. Another litter I like is called Elegant Cat. It's shaped like Yesterday's News, but its made out of dried alfalfa or grass. This stuff clumps enough that I can scoop the pee as well, but I'm not sure how far this litter is distributed. It's made close to where I live. Cassandra __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around http://mail.yahoo.com