Wendy, since Pepper is healthy I wouldn't bother putting any opening in the 
tote.  I use the large Rubbermaid totes for litter boxes.  Mine just jump in 
them.  As Leroy got into his late teens, he had trouble getting in the tote.  I 
just put a small rubbermaid stool next to it.  He used that to climb in.  

I did save the hood of an old litter box that I set on top of one tote for when 
the kitties want privacy.  It doesn't snap on but the tote is in a corner and 
it balances on the tote pretty good.  The girls seem to like privacy when they 
poop.  All of my boys have always stood up to pee.  Don't know why.  That's why 
I went to totes.  

For the dumpster rescues in the cat enclosure, I left the lid on the tote and 
cut a opening in one of the small sides.  Keeps the rain out of the litter and 
they don't seem to have any problems getting in it.  Found it easier to cut the 
tote after heating the side with a heat gun.  A hair dryer would probably work. 
 Then I covered the edges with duct tape so they wouldn't hurt themselves.


--- On Sun, 6/28/09, wendy <wendy2...@yahoo.com> wrote:

> From: wendy <wendy2...@yahoo.com>
> Subject: [Felvtalk] OT: Kitty box with a lip to catch urine???
> To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> Date: Sunday, June 28, 2009, 4:38 PM
> Hey guys,
> I haven't posted much in the past few months.  Can hardly
> keep up with life offline, much less online.  I hope all of
> you are doing well, as well as your furbabies.
> I have an 'engineering' question for you guys. I have a
> healthy kitty, Pepper, who keeps backing up to the litter
> box opening and peeing, and of course it goes outside the
> box, and then urine pools underneath the box (I even use a
> Christmas tree tray under the box to catch the urine, but
> still it gets quite ripe after a couple of days).  She's
> been doing this for years and I just keep cleaning it up.
> But as all of you probably can identify, I hate the smell
> and the clean-up, and was wondering if any of you have a
> similar sitation with any of your cats and how you deal with
> it?  I've tried different kitty boxes, but as long as they
> have an opening, the pee is going in that
> direction. There's got to be an easier way to deal with
> this. I was thinking maybe I could make some kind of lip on
> the opening edge to direct the pee to a receptacle??? Any
> ideas out there?
> Thanks!
> :)
> Wendy
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> that ever has!"     ~~~ Margaret Meade ~~~
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