I will win. Or die trying….

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Lord Dudley Mountcatten and I are in the midst of a wee skirmish. And while his highness is completely spoiled rotten and indulged in most things here in Catlandia, there’s one place this human draws the line…. and that’s the litter box.

When Dudley moved in I dragged our old one up from the basement. It was a massively large box because our last cat was, well… massive.

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I dutifully filled it with Tidy Cat and our (not so tidy) new cat promptly scratched and spun like a whirling dervish and scattered it everywhere. Deciding the box was too big for him, I bought a smaller one. When he tried it, he couldn’t spin around like a demonic top, but still scattered litter all over the floor. So I bought a litter trapping mat. Then a larger mat. Then an even larger mat. But no. The little devil was leaving trails of litter down both hallways. So I switched to this…

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And quickly determined their promise was a lie.

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It did help with the tracking, but not the scattering. So I bought one of those litter boxes with the clip on edges. You know the ones, the sides are higher so litter can’t be flung outside it.

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Yeah.

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Three sides of it are high, so of course our little darling flings the litter out the lower entrance side. Dudley is nothing if not consistent.

Tomorrow I will be receiving the highest sided cat litter box I could find from my good friend ( Alright, he’s not really a good friend but with the amount of money I’ve sent the guy in the past year you’d think he could at least drop me a postcard from that new tropical Island I bought him. Geesh. ) Jeff Bezos. I’m hoping Amazon’s box will put an end to the litter war, but if not… I fear there’s only one solution left.

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Of course with my luck, Dudley will probably just poop on the top and call it good.

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45 thoughts on “I will win. Or die trying….”

  1. I’m loving his antics. He’s behaving just like a typical lord, no? I was actually going to suggest a semi-enclosed one as we have something similar for the bun (front entrance, though) who can also dig and dig leaving loads of litter and hay on the floor. I’m eager to hear how Lord Dudley takes to it.

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  2. Good luck. Maybe hubs could build a platform with a grate so the far flung litter would be trapped.

    We have one cat who shreds the liner – every time. She picks at it until it’s full of holes.

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  3. When we had cats we had covered litter boxes [yes one on each floor of the house] that looked like little igloos. One cat was tidy, the other lived for the opportunity to create floor artwork with the litter. They does what they does.

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  4. Charlie was doing the same thing, I did buy a collection mat as well, then he stopped. I don’t know why, but I’m sure he’s just waiting for me to be confident enough to where I think he won’t do it again. Then BAM litter everywhere. Cats are crafty, sneaky mofos and they know it. 😼

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  5. I can’t use covered litterboxes because I barely remember to scoop as it is. No see would mean no scooping!

    I not only have a litter scatter cat, I have another which pees juuuust outside the boxes. Always. Juuuust outside.

    I got the giant litter trapping mats, the kind where I can put a pee pad between the layers. But those were a pain in the a** to remove. Now I just put down training pads around the boxes and accepted that I will never win the battle of scattered litter.

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    1. Outside the box peeing is not a good kind of “outside the box”. And I’m not sure the coveted box would help me, there’s still an entrance and that’s where Dudley flings it.
      Cats!
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  6. The last photo reveal is hysterical…

    We have a lid on our box, and Cleo the Cat is generally tidy, but she has an annoying habit wherein, after business is done and she’s exiting the portal, she will bang and scratch her front paws on the lip of the doorway. (Apparently she’s not fond of any litter bits between her front toes; the back toes can go to hell.) She will do this FOREVER until we finally lose our minds and scream at her, then she scampers off to wherever, mission accomplished…

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