Lee, I almost pissed myself laughing...... Been there with the solid block of concrete stuck to the bottom of the litter boxes!
Lorrie On 10-11, Lee Evans wrote: > 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. > _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org