Saturday, March 17, 2012
A Tale of Two Litterboxes…
It’s a dirty story but one that deserves to be told…
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Harley, our Maine Coon cat had taken to peeing, oh, just about anywhere in our garage except in her litterbox, which was also in the garage. No matter what we tried, she just wouldn’t use it.
She had used it before but, for some reason, had stopped and found anywhere on the floor far more convenient.
It was pretty disgusting.
Then, Vicky suggested we get a second litterbox and put that in the garage. This seemed like a silly idea to me. “Why would she use a second litterbox and not the first?” I asked.
And so, despite my logic, Harley kept peeing.
Finally, when a friend offered Vicky a free litterbox, I acquiesced, claiming that Vicky would see the error in her logic once she put in the second litterbox. After all, I reasoned again, why would a cat not use a first litterbox but choose to use a second? It made no sense.
And then, of course, Harley proved me wrong by doing exactly that. She used the second litterbox with no problem and still refused to use the first.
The second litterbox was an open tray box while the first was a booda box styled litter box, which are covered to keep in odors and provide privacy… but mostly to keep in those odors.
On an impulse, I removed the top to the booda box… and Harley began using the first box. And there you go! The reason she was no using the first box was because of the cover!
That said, we kept the second box all the same. After all, I’d been proved wrong once already…