Apr 13, 2007
Convincing Cats to Crap on Corn
I know I've blown a lot of smoke about how companion animals are super Compactors. Someone recently remarked to me that dogs have about 10 posessions, all of which we supply. Ok, so my cats have way more than 10 posessions, the vast majority of which were aquired pre-Compact.
But I'm trying to reduce Quivus and Zalaazil's ecological pawprints by switching to corn based litter. They already eat organic, raw food from a local supplier, so we feel good about their diet. It's what comes out the other side of digestion that's bugging my housemate and myself.
If you're asking why we haven't made this transition already, note that we've tried. Why were they ever on crystals? Long story, quite sad, involving a much younger Quivus (Kwi-vis; mangled Latin meaning "whatever") and a broken pelvis.
Generally our attempts to green our cats' poop habits ends with some yellow on a treasured item. That incites either myself or my housemate to lament the amount of water and Nature's Miracle we have to consume just to save the stack of towels, pile of sheets, or our security deposit.
New strategy though! We are working with 2 litterboxes these days. One w/ corn based litter, one w/ crystals. Zalaazil (zaa-laa-zel, Arabic for "earthquakes") likes this set up, all the more to mark. Quivus shuns the corn thus far; our little girl is addicted to crystal, but I think there's hope.