This is a horror story.  It's true.  My cats will tell you it is.  One day, 
several years ago, I decided to purchase clumping litter.  In those days I was 
using Traditional, a brand put out by HEB supermarket.  Traditional is a white 
litter, not too much dust, at that time very inexpensive. Then I saw HEB 
Scoopable.  It wasn't very expensive so I lugged a couple of bags home.  Now, 
the horror part comes when you realize that I knew nothing about clumping 
litter except that it clumps when hit with something liquid.  So I poured the 
same amount of clumping clay into the cat boxes as I had with the ordinary 
stuff.  Sigh! Once in a while I should read directions.  The litter clumped to 
the bottom of the box.  Solid.  Cement.  Mixed with cat piss.  I had to take 
all the boxes out to the yard and use a hack saw to get the litter out.  
Finally, hammer, chisel and garden hose got the boxes back to usable state.  
Five hours wasted.  Cats giggling
 inside, waiting to see what I would do next.  I read the directions.  Needed 
was at least three inches of litter per box.  Ten boxes.  Five bags of cheap 
clumping clay.  Ah.  It clumped.  Did not stick to the bottom of the box.  Each 
perfectly formed clump weighed about three pounds.  Hernia time. I purchased 5 
bags of litter, each weighing 20 pounds.  I filled up about 10 boxes.  Used 
about 5 of the bags, give or take a few grains of sand.  Half a bag to a box.  
That would be about 10 pounds of clay per box.  After all was said and done, I 
got over 24 pounds worth of clumps out of each box. I wish someone would make 
litter out of silver dollars that would triple when hit with a liquid 
substance.  Used up an entire roll of garbage bags.  Sanitation department 
workers had to be hospitalized for hernias.  It was around that time that I 
discovered Feline Pine.  The cats were a little startled at having to do their 
thing on something that
 smelled like wood and rolled around like marbles but they got the hang of it 
finally.  Some like to bat the pine pellets all over the floor.  They 
especially like to bat them over to the door so when I come into the room I 
step rolly-polly pellets and go skidding into a wall.  Need a book on cat 
behavior modification.

Spay and Neuter your cats and dogs and your weird relatives and nasty neighbors 

Sent: Thursday, October 11, 2012 6:16 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Scoopable Litter

I have tried every clumping litter out there,  I think - I used to like World's 
Best - but I started not liking the smell when it gets old - it stinks - also 
two of my kitties developed liver failure and died - during the time I used 
World's best and I got nervous about whether if corn litter caused the disease -
I have been using Feline Fresh - but for some reason, the quality went down 
hill and does not clump well - (different from feline Pine) - I have been using 
Blue buffalo - I like it okay - though it gets heavier than corn when clumped, 
wheat, or pine - smells better - I think..

 Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2012 12:04:57 -0700
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Scoopable Litter

I used to used World's Best . I still think it's great, but I've started using 
the Blue Buffalo brand now & like it even better. If I wait until it's on sale 
it's as much as WB. It is expensive, but I change the litter half as often, so 
it works out in the end.


Don't Litter, Fix Your Critter!

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Sent: Thursday, October 11, 2012 11:39 AM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Scoopable Litter

-Try World's Best liter, based on corn.  If you scoop daily, it will last a 
long time.  I have 7 liter boxes and only buy 1 bag every other month, maybe 
more in rainy/snowy weather.  Course my guys go out for a couple of hours in 
early am and early afternoon.  We much prefer dry leaves and dirt.

--- Edna Taylor wrote: > > I am glad some can use the pine litter. I couldn't 
stand the smell once it interacts with poop and/or urine - 
and just can't abide some smells. Hence the scoopable clay litter ;) > > Date: 
Tue, 9 Oct 2012 16:17:56 -0400 > > From: > > To: > > Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Scoopable Litter > > > 
> This sounds like the best bet for me. I really have to have scoopable > > 
litter. I once found a bag of Feline Pine Scoopable and it worked > > 
wonderfully. The pellets are horrible tho. The problem is we now live > > in a 
very small town (rural area) and I have never seen the Pine Scoopable > > here. 
I'll try on line. > > > > Lorrie > > > > On 10-08, Lynda Wilson wrote: > > > I 
use Feline Pine - scoopable, not the pellets (it's too hard on their feet > > > 
in my opinion). It has improved immensely! It clumps
 better and leaves > > > less on the floor than what it used to. It lasts a 
long time too. > > > > > > L > > > > > > > 
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