August 30, 2014

A Caturday Trip to the Pet Food Store

Now, *I* maintain that I am not a pet. So why the stores say Pet Fud I do not know.  I am a fur baby and a full member of the family.  But if our food stores wish to call us that, they may,  Just keep the fuds coming!  Just sayin'.

But mommy was prowling the aisles she told me, just looking when she went down an aisle with a bazillion squillion products to stop odor in litter boxes.  Excuse moi?

She said the same as I meow.  That is,  parents should clean our facilities once a day at the least.  Mom does that for me in the early morning when we get up and after we have breakfast.  Too, she can see if I am "functioning" right or does she need to go crazy pants if not much, or worse ::shudder:: there is NOTHING in the box!   So after inspection and cleaning, there IS no smell.  Why should there be if you clean the box out and change the litter in he recommended length of time.  Case closed.

Those corporations just wanna make money and some peoples are willing to give it to them.  You'd never know I was here except when you come in the door no matter who you are, I greet you and crawl in your lap.

Just making a point for mommy.  Happy Caturday.  xoxoxo




42 comments:

Angel Keisha said...

I used to go on the lawn. The lawn smells good.

Marg said...

Yup all those kitty supplies are expensive. Katie, your Mom is very lucky to just have you to clean up after. We know she takes such good care of you. Happy Saturday to all of you.

Kjelle Bus aka Charlie Rascal said...

My mom-person take care of my litterbox in the morning and in the evening too , so she do good over here too :)

Me too wonder why it's called pet food ?!

Happy CATurday !

XOXO

Marty the Manx said...

That is right Katie, all those perfumes are not healthy. Regular cleaning of our boxes helps our Moms keep track of our health and keeps odors down. No different than flushing :)
Marty

Angel Prancer Pie said...

::thud::

Sorry, but Mommy fainted when she saw the adorable toe floofies.

XOXO

Terri said...

It's sad to say, but not all kitties have such responsible owners!

Annie Bear said...

Katie, the big guy cleans our box at least once a day, sometimes twice, especially when Pierrot does one of his horribly stinky poops.

Love your pretty paw!

Purrs, Annie

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Anonymous said...

You make an excellent point. Cat litter boxes need to be cleaned often and kept clean. This is for the reasons you state and to keep you healthy! The additives can also create infections or even cause you to not use the litter box! Thanks for this post. ~xoxo~

Tamago said...

I know you are not pet but a beloved family to your mom!
My boys are my fur kids, too :-)
Your paw fur is so gorgeous, Katie san! Have a happy Holiday weekend xoxo

Brian said...

Ours gets scooped after every use and the peeps use a Litter Genie to dump it it. Those things are amazing, they contain the odors. Strangers have said they were surprised 7 cats live here because they sure couldn't smell a thing.

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

I think the marketing departments of these cat litter companies are just trying to cash in on humans' natural laziness! BTW, I like the whole "pet" thing because I think it makes us more special than mere family! Like with my human, who is closer to us kitties than her human family, with her boyfriend the one human exception.

Mariodacat said...

You have a very good point Katie. My box is never smelly, but then it gets cleaned out every day.

Mariodacat said...

You have a very good point Katie. My box is never smelly, but then it gets cleaned out every day.

Flynn said...

My mum cleans my litter box every morning. She doesn't have to do it any other time of day because I prefer to go outdoors.

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette said...

We totally agree! All six litterboxes in our house get cleaned at least once a day, sometimes two or even three times. Basically, if #1 walks past one and sees it has been used, she will usually stop to claen it. She is well trained! She maintains that nobody should be able to tell, just by walking in the door, that there are cats in the house.

Purrs,
The Chans

Austin Towers said...

I'm sorry Katie, this is the human here. Austin can't speak. He's gone all fainty! There should be laws about pictures of floofy paws on the internet! ;) xox

BeadedTail said...

Katie, our boxes are cleaned out every day but Mommy says the litter doesn't control the odor unless we cover our, uh, stuffs. But, she doesn't put extra smelly control into our boxes since we don't want any kind of perfumey ickies in there at all!

The Island Cats said...

Sheesh. Us cats don't smell. What are these companies thinking??

Stephanie Faris said...

LOL good points! Maybe some cat parents are at work all day and the stuff stays in the litter box all day?

SailorEdgar said...

I agree with you about the terminology, Katie...Gracie and Millie are not just pets...the four of us make a family!

I have TWO litter boxes to clean...how about that, Katie! :-)

In case your Mom does not get back to Flickr soon, here is my comment on your photo:

"A great photo of the beauteous Miss Katie...we would miss both of you on Flickr! I would continue to read the blog, of course, but we would not see the other photos you put on Flickr."

Cathy Keisha said...

I agree a hunnert percent. A clean box doesn’t smell. Humans are always trying to make money. they even sell fancy cardboard boxes for cats to play in. Just give me any bo that comes in the mail.

Katnip Lounge said...

One very rarely smells "cat" in our house, either, and we have SIX boxes indoors! Mommy scoops daily, sometimes twice.

Maxwell, Faraday and Allie said...

FURRY good point. We actually encourage our mom to engage in bi-annual box sterilization to eliminate any residual stuff seeming into the plastics. That's in addition to the daily + scoop. Today was the day! Momma says she "kashered" the boxes to the point they were so clean she could cook outta the, (But we noticed she never DOES!) Everything smells sooo nice when humans do their responsible part!!

BostonBoy said...

How could your box possibly smell?
It's impossible!

Anonymous said...

I think humans just assume our facilities are like THEIR facilities which often truly ARE in need of some "refreshing scents" !!! Tee Hee

Hugs, Sammy

pilch92 said...

I agree with your mom, no need for any extra products if you keep them clean. We have 15 cats and use plain old clay litter- my hubby and I scoop many, many times a day, but nothing else needed. Cute paw :)

Maggie's Kitty Corner said...

We second that sweet Katie!! Our Popsy cleans our litter pans every day and they always look and smell nice. Hugs and nose kisses

Anonymous said...

DITTO to what you and my BFGF CK said. No one knows wetware jeer 'cept for all the toys in every room...heh...heh

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

Mom says our boxes are cleaned at least once and sometimes twice a day! Katie that is some goes toe hawks!

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

"GORGEOUS" and goes toe hawks! Geesh Mom can't spell at all sometimes!

Pattyskypants said...

Hmmm. My "private" box is cleaned immediately after I use it and the custom-mix litter is replenished daily. Should I think I am spoiled? I thought that's how it was for effuryone. No matter, the bottom line is: poop smells! (pun intended) xoxo bhu

Anonymous said...

Well there awe sum lazy peeps out there dat won't clean da pawdee boxes like they oughtta, and dat's what those company's be countin' on bootyful. blest kittys like yous and us, don't hav those purrawlems, but weez do know a kitty dat duz, and it's pawful. Meez wuld hav had to whackypaw hims daddy into shape afur now ifin hims wuz takin' cawe of us. MOL

Luv ya'

Dezi

Anonymous said...

I'm so happy that your litter box is getting the attention it deserves. AND that there is no cause for your mom to go "crazy pants." Nobody needs that!

Love and licks,
Cupcake

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

I know I always wondered what kitties thought about these things

meowmeowmans said...

You and Mommy are so right, Katie. Our Mom and Dad are fastidious about cleaning our boxes, so there is rarely a smell issue!

The Cat From Hell said...

Hi Katie!
Yous knows, when Ninja first came to lives with us, his poopies STINKED! He came from bad circumstances and the peoples that helped first (only for a week) feeded him with the foods he came with...It was really cheap,nasty kibble.
Now that he is eating good foods-like most of us gets, his poopies don't stink like they did.
Mes thinks that peoples who uses cheap foods,has cat smell problems and has to spend money on things that makes the litter stink less.

Kisses
Nellie

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Darling, darling, darling! How negligent the Human has been! I have missed you so -- And I could not agree more about the (non)need for prays and deodorant!!! As *IF* our **** don't smell perfectly sweet ;-) XOXOXOXOXOXO

Hannah and Lucy said...

We have 2 litter trays - one for pee and one for solids. Lucy rarely uses them as there is also a brick built latrene outside with sand and she goes out there unless it is raining hard or if it's full of snow. Mum just rakes it though picks up the solids and flushes them down the loo. Hannah will not use the latrene but uses the litter boxes - one strictly for pee and one for solids.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Meowers from Missouri said...

Yup, yer momma is right.

(An' sorry, we hafs no plans fur Macs catware at present either. Ain't that allus the way?)

La Cabeza Grande said...

Right on, sisfur!

Our M feels the same way. No need for extra stinky control power if you keep a tidy box. Rocky will chirp and paw the wall if M doesn't clean the box immediately. Not that she wouldn't anyway. In all the years M has lived with kitties, no one ever knew we were there - unless we wanted them to.

Hugs, brofur Nik

SquirrelQueen said...

Our mama cleans our litter boxes at least twice a day and sometimes more often. We trained her ourselves so she does it just right. She doesn't fall for all that silly advertising either.

Pet food is a silly term. We think it should be called "most delicious yummy goodies for superior feline beings". :)