I used to be. Back in the days when I smoked cigarettes and weighed 105 lbs. But now? Yeah - not so much.
No offense to cat people. I'm sure you're all splendid folk with much to offer the world. But I'm now a dog person and after the two geriatric cats we currently have kick the bucket, we are never going to own more.
I am, however, along with being a dog person, a very conscientious pet owner, and have endeavored to make the two geriatric cat's final years (and knowing our luck, it will be many) as comfortable and filled with loves as humanly possible. I'm not that much of a black hearted bitch. I know how to throw the cuddles around.
One of the ongoing and perpetually irritating problems with having two geriatric cats is the catbox. I hate, hate, HATE cleaning the catbox. No one, and I repeat no one, comes along after me and picks up my doodoo, so why should I do it for another organism? Of course, minus the human progeny. Picking up and wiping off doodoo is actually expressly written in the contract when you decide to have children, so that doesn't count.
And, alas, I suppose it is when you buy cats and keep them indoors. Hurrumph.
So...enter the environmentally sound kitty litter! Whoot!
|Feline Pine Pellets - 7.99 at Target for a giant bag!|
|One plastic bag that I just keep reusing when I need to refill the box - every 2 weeks.|
|Used kitty litter in a paper bag - ready for the trash and, ultimately, decomposition.|
All joking aside - I was plagued with images of plastic bags filled with non-decomposing kitty litter languishing in landfills for hundreds of years. It was killing me. Killing me. Killing me as only these precious little first world problems can.
And lo, there at Target, was a giant, RECYCLABLE bag of pine kitty litter. It works great. Just scoop out the poops every day and shake it up to release more pine. Then, after a while, I take the plastic bag, dump the contents into a paper bag and toss in the trash. The pine wicks away moisture so the plastic bag doesn't get soiled or nasty. So I put it back in and reuse it.
I LOVE finding solutions to things that were bugging me. And while it's not the answer to the Colorado wild fires or a sniper aiming at the new president of Egypt, it's something I can get behind and feel good about.
I have to write another sentence so that the last sentence of this post doesn't end with the phrase "feel good about".