The cat box duties have fallen on my husband ever since I became pregnant with our daughter 4 years ago. But, having performed that duty for the 3 years prior to becoming pregnant, I know just how horrible of a job it is. And, with the kids getting older, they are going to need to reclaim their bathroom, which now belongs to Kitty and her litter box, for themselves. So, given this, my choices were to either 1. Try to think of a way for the cat and three toddlers to live in perfect bathroom harmony… we can all imagine that toddlers and cat boxes don’t mix…2. Relocate the litter box to our room…um, not going to happen…or 3. Toilet train Kitty and get rid of the litter box all together – ding!
Part of this rationalization process came about as a result of watching this season’s Shark Tank on ABC (great show by the way!). One episode featured a woman who invented CitiKitty -- a toilet training system for your cat, which she GUARANTEED would work on any cat! So, I ordered myself/Kitty one online!
We are currently 6 days into the training and tomorrow, Kitty will graduate to the next training level – I’m so excited for and proud of my little furrball! Kitty took to the new arrangement without incident and was comfortably using the CitiKitty within hours of putting it out. I am a little nervous for the next level though, since it requires making a small hole in the trainer to expose the toilet bowl to the cat….um, don’t cats hate water!?
(but the video on the website is even better!) :)
I will be sure to keep you updated on our progress, but so far, so good! (I will be amazed if this actually works!!)