Monday, July 07, 2008

some advice, pleeeeze . . .

Hey efurrybuddy - Twizzler the Meezer here . . .

I need to ask fur some advice 'bout a purr-sonal matter - "The Litter Box". See, the thing is, our house is really tiny - seriously, it's freakin' small. So all three of us use one huge Booda litter box with Yesterday's News litter. Our mom changes the whole box efurry morning - dumps out all the litter, wipes out any "residue" (or is it "resi-poo"?) - y'all know the drill. It's the only way the box can stay useable with the three of us.

Anyhoo, she's seen the new Breeze system and is thinkin' 'bout givin' it a try . . . have any of you cool kitties tried it yet? Our mom knows that she would hafta change the weewee pad and pellets more often than it says on the directions, but she's really hopin' that maybe the box would stay "clean & fresh" for more than one day . . .

Oh, and if ya have tried it, is it "roomy" enuff? Bear is clockin' in at 20 lbs (eeeeeek! - I know, right!?!?) so we wanna be sure that he'd have plenty of space to do what he's gotta do.

Thanks for any info efurrybuddy!


Blogger Kaze, Latte, & Chase said...

Well as of right now (over a week in) I can't really recommend it from a cat perspective. From a human perspective sure- less smell and easy to clean and barely any tracking.

From the cat perspective- please. I'll pee in it but that's it. There is no top so I don't want to poo where humans can see me. Plus, its not very roomy. I'm like 13 lbs and I'd say any bigger of a cat would not fit. Latte & Kaze refuse to use it for anything and instead trek upstairs to the other box. We have a small house too so we understand.

I guess its worth a shot because my humans REALLY wish we'd just use it already.


July 7, 2008 at 2:52 PM  
Blogger The Meezers said...

we must respectfully disagree with Chase. We have been using the Breeze boxes (we have 2 because they're smaller than our other box) for about a month with no problems. Mommy changes the pads every 2-3 days - but it has gone as long as 5-6 days with no issues (the pads hold A LOT of pee). As for the poops, just scoop them out. The size - if you don't put the optional sides on it, it should be plenty roomy (Miles is 16 pounds and even with the sides there's room to spare with him).

We did not get transitioned like the directions said (leave it to mom to not follow directions very well) (Mom's note: transition is for weenies, hahaha.) She just put 1 poop from the old box into each breeze box (because Billy thought that the pellets were food) and we all just started using them. She took the old box away in a day. We have 2 boxes and they take up just a little more than the space of our old huge litterbox (we had 1 huge one and one small one that mommy got rid of immediately).

we would say that it's worth a try for sure. Mommy would say that if you are serious about it, take the old box away within a day to force them to use it. You may want to put newspaper down around it for a day to make sure that no one is going outside the box. Keep the old one handy in the basement or garage or someplace hidden so that if it doesn't go well you can bring it back out.

July 7, 2008 at 4:22 PM  
Blogger We3Katz said...

We was readin about da box war at Psychokittys blog and Max an Buddah will not uze the box.

July 7, 2008 at 8:18 PM  
Blogger meemsnyc said...

We've never tried it before, but we used to have the Littermaid automatic litterbox, and it is GREAT. It broke though, and we've been too cheap to buy a new one. But it does keep the box really clean! Once we save up for a new one, I am buying it.

July 7, 2008 at 9:20 PM  
Blogger Max said...

We have one...and we refuse to use it. The Woman hasn't given up and it's still set up, but we're disappointing her mightily.

Now, keep in mind I'm a kitty who once held it for almost 2 days after I got nootered & declawed because I refused to even use the newpaper the stabby guy said I had to. But of all th kitties that have tested it, only the Meezers seem to have taken to it.

If you're adaptable, and want to try it, you might want to do like they did and not transition. Buddah and I just would not make the transition. I probably wouldn't have used it anyway because I'm stubborn that way but Buddah probably would have once he understood what it was for.

If you don't mind popping $30+ and risk it not being used, it's at least worth a try. My people reallllllly wish we would use it.

July 7, 2008 at 10:52 PM  
Blogger Cheysuli and gemini said...

We are getting the system from breeze soon so we can tell you if we like it then.

July 7, 2008 at 11:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you decide to try it, let me know how the boys take to it. I have 3 litter boxes for my 4 cats and I hate having to clean them all the time.


July 8, 2008 at 7:27 AM  
Blogger jenianddean said...

Mom and Dad have looked, but have not decided whether to try it yet. It's worth a try, I think.

July 8, 2008 at 8:51 AM  
Blogger Maureen said...

Hi there!

My name is Maureen and I represent Breeze for Tidy Cats. I came across your post on Breeze and am happy to see that you are interested in it. If you'd like, you can send me an e-mail at and I can answer any questions you have about Breeze and I might be able to do something about getting you a kit.

Hope to hear from you!

July 8, 2008 at 10:22 AM  
Blogger Shaggy, Scooby & Scout said...

Well, we know Max & Buddah don't like it at all! they refuse to go near it.
We just have regular litter boxes, but we have 4 of them.. Mom read once that the litter box "rule" should be one per cat plus one.

July 8, 2008 at 11:14 AM  
Blogger Magoo, Smudge, Bella & Dolce said...

Our Dad made us a litterbox from a long rectagular storage box. It's about 20" x 40" x 7". It takes one whole box of clumping litter to fill it.

To clean it he just dumps it into another set of storage boxes that he drilled a whole bunch of holes in the bottom of one.

No touching the poos or the pees.

July 8, 2008 at 11:40 AM  

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