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Dobby Cat rules our house.
Our family hashtag could be #DobbySaysNo.
As in, oh, you wanted to sleep in? #DobbySaysNo and will jump on your belly and meow at you until you get up and fill his food bowl all the way up to the top since he thinks he’s starving if his bowl isn’t overflowing.
Though, if you need to get up and get your day started, #DobbySaysNo and will curl up beside you, purring away, trying to entice you to stay in bed longer.
Did you want to get some work done this morning? #DobbySaysNo
Want to shut the window where Dobby is sitting?
Have a glass of water sitting beside you without a cat knocking it over?
Have craft supplies go undisturbed?
Wear black pants without fur all over them?
Sit in your favorite chair?
You see where this is going: #DobbySaysNo
We laugh at how in control Dobby thinks he is. Though really, he loves all of us and hates when we’re not around to shower him with attention. He’s a member of our family so we humor his little quirks. We know how important cats are to their families. We even recently made a donation to Friends of Animal Services, a local animal charity, to help other cats.
The only problem we ever had with Dobby is when he was taking over the boys’ bathroom with his litter box.
We have an open floor plan and no basement, so there was no easy place to put his litter box.
We settled on putting it in the bathroom that my three boys share. It was mostly out of the way and made more sense than anywhere else.
But, despite having a lid on the litter box and a mat in front of it, litter was tracking on the bathroom floor. Who wants to feel that under their bare feet? Especially right after you get out of the shower. Ew.
Even though I’d scoop and sweep up the mess every day, it suddenly seemed like if my boys wanted to use their bathroom, it was #DobbySaysNo.
Well, that meant my boys were using MY bathroom and that’s where I said #yougottabekittenme because that’s MY bathroom(okay, and my husband’s) and we didn’t want to have to share it with our boys.
Then, I was catsitting for a friend and saw her genius litter box set up and we decided to do the same for Dobby’s cat litter.
Under the sink, put the litter box at one end, then a mat leading off of that, and take the door off of the other end of the cabinets. The litter box is hidden away and no litter is tracked outside of the cabinet. The boys got back use of their bathroom (and I didn’t have to share mine any more).
Recently, I decided to put up a curtain in the space where the door used to be. I bought half a yard of fabric (even though I didn’t even use half of it), a curtain rod, fabric tape, and wall hooks(the kind you “stick” up). I cut the fabric about 3 inches wider than the opening and about 4 inches longer than the opening. I used the fabric tape on the sides and bottom so no rough edges would show- putting a length of it down a side and then folding it over on top of itself about half an inch. Then, put a length of the fabric tape across the top and fold the fabric down over the curtain rod, leaving a little bit of space for the rod to go through. I stuck the hooks on the inside of the cabinet and hung the curtain rod across.
Now, you can’t even tell there’s a litter box in the bathroom.
And really, you can’t tell because not only can you not see it, but you can’t smell it, either. We started using Fresh Step Total Control with the power of Febreze. This litter includes Borate Technology for superior ammonia control and acts as an antimicrobial agent, inhibiting the growth of odor-causing bacteria. Plus, it has the odor controlling power of Febreze and a lemongrass citrus scent. Right now, if there’s an odor coming from the boys’ bathroom, it’s not from the litter box.
Found only at Sam’s Club, Fresh Step Total Control with the power of Febreze comes in a 42 pound bag that’s easy to move and transport as well as reseal and store. There’s even an money back guarantee that you can find on the packaging. From 5/11-6/5, there’s an Instant Savings offer of $3.50 off so you can try it.
Do you have a cat who thinks he rules the house?