Newt is our first cat.
Neither John nor I had cats growing up, and so everything we know about cats we’re learning from Newt!
You know the phrase, “Happy wife, happy life”? Whoever coined that phrase didn’t have a cat because the phrase would’ve certainly been about the cat’s happiness above all else!
Here are things that make Newt happy: Playing with Cooper, chewing Emmett’s tail, breakfast, lunch in her puzzle toy, dinner, chasing her laser and stuffed mice, and warm laps.
Here are things that make Newt unhappy: Emmett stepping on her tail, getting fed even 15 seconds late, and a stinky litter box.
We can’t control for Emmett and sometimes we can’t feed her on the dot.
We can, however, keep her litter box clean, fresh, and odor-free. For that, we use ARM & HAMMER™ CLUMP & SEAL™… and here’s why it’s so very important to all of us…
Our cat litter journey starts with this picture:
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See, in our old house, the litter box was in our bathroom upstairs. We scooped it every day and did a full litter replace and wash of the pan on Sundays, but that odor just lingered with our old litter. Tucked in the upstairs bathroom, it never caused a problem.
In this house, it’s in the thick of things… First off is that door to the left, the one Newt’s sitting in front of. That’s the door that everyone uses to come in the house. With the litter we used to use, you’d walk in the front door and get hit with the distinct litter-box-smell because that little white box beyond the door to the right? That’s Newt’s litter box!
The other BIG problem is that where I’m standing, right across from the box, is in the doorway to the kitchen. A litter box is not the odor you want when you’re cooking!
Instead of focusing on cooking for everyone or playing with Newt and her laser toy or leashing her up to go in the yard with the boys, we would have to scoop the box every single time she went because of the odor.
Then, my mom… innocently sent to the store to pick up litter for us… bought THIS ONE instead of what we were using, and everything changed. This was back in November, and we haven’t gone back since!
Here’s the thing: Newt is totally a “think inside the box” cat. However, if the box is yucky, she lets us know with meows of protest and pacing around her box. That hasn’t been an issue with this litter. We scoop once per day for her comfort, though odor-wise, we could probably go longer. And that’s huge because it saves so much time! Without multiple scoops per day–due to the aforementioned yowling and pacing, not to mention the odor we experienced in the past–it’s a huge relief and we have more time to have more fun with the herd!
And that’s the goal, right?!
Visit your local PetSmart to stock up on the ARM & HAMMER CLUMP & SEAL litter that best fits your lifestyle.
For us, it’s this great big green box… which, if you take your husband to PetSmart to help you take pics for a blog post, fair warning that he might mess with you…
Well, John did. I wanted the BIG box, the 28-pound box. It lasts longer, you know? Anyway, I need to emphasize: twentyeight. pounds.
He kept having me redo the photos! “The box is facing the wrong way.” “I didn’t quite get it.” “It was blurry.”
Finally I realized he was teasing, and we checked out. Sigh. 🙂
Why this type?
Even after you scoop, bacterial odor can keep growing. The innovative, new MicroGuard technology seals and destroys immediate odor AND prevents the growth of future bacterial odor for 7-day odor control.
We don’t want all that bacterial odor growth because, frankly, it attracts the dogs. Blech. Pretty gross but very true. (Hence the little gate with the cat door you see in the pic above… I think this is a good topic for our next post…)
So, Newt’s happy! We’re happy! And that’s what matters!
Tell us: What cat litter do you use? Have you had any experience with this one? Any tips for getting your dogs DISinterested in litter? (I think that last one I need to tackle in a future post!!)
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