Great ideas!  Thank you guys!  I wish I would have known about heating the 
plastic before cutting.  Would have thrown one less!

 "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change 
the world - indeed it is the only thing that ever has!"     ~~~ Margaret Meade 

From: Cougar Clan <>
Sent: Monday, June 29, 2009 11:29:03 AM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] OT: Kitty box with a lip to catch urine???

While everyone is talking about totes:  They make nice shelters for cats, 
especially if they are insulated and filled with pine needles (Mom's ferals and 
four of my cats all came from a pine thicket) or straw.
On Jun 29, 2009, at 9:19 AM, Sharyl wrote:

> 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.
> Sharyl
> --- On Sun, 6/28/09, wendy <> wrote:
>> From: wendy <>
>> Subject: [Felvtalk] OT: Kitty box with a lip to catch urine???
>> To:
>> 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
>>  "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed
>> citizens can change the world - indeed it is the only thing
>> that ever has!"    ~~~ Margaret Meade ~~~
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