Littermaid

A little over a week ago, Toby Joe brought home a Littermaid. A Littermaid is like the Roomba for cats and their poop. It does it all for you. Your kitty enters, poops, and then 10 minutes later (if there is no movement) it kicks on and combs away the poop and pee clumps.

Brilliant.

However, this is apparently too freaky and weird for our eldest cat who has taken to pissing on the floor in the living room instead.

Not so brilliant.

I love Schmitty. I do. More than many humans, to be honest. But when he does this sort of thing, I want to ring his neck. We had a talk with him on Sunday and explained to him that the Littermaid is there to help not hurt. Damn cat.

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  1. In addition to weirdo kids, we have weirdo pets. Kerry inadvertantly left Spider, our elderly and emaciated bitchcat, in our bedroom for the day. Spider expressed her frustration by shitting on a jacket of mine and pissing on our bed. Kerry discovered the shit but was interrupted from cleaning it by a phone call from me (of all people). Apparently while she was on the phone with me, Spider left the bedroom, told Kinch (our stupid dog) what she had done, and HE went into the bedroom and cleaned up the shit. all by himself. and let me tell you, that dog is NOT smart enough to use paper towels. Ugh. The kids have derived tremendous delight from this information and share it with anyone who listens.

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  2. Charlie, you really really really really need a Web site. We will make it so. Your children alone would make for great stories.

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  3. self-flushing toilets aside, how would you feel if part of your toilet started moving, seemingly attacking you?

    not very happy I think.

    granted, not unhappy enough to piss on the floor. I’d hope you’d at least use the bathtub.

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  4. Poor Schmitty. I like him. If I ever get around to it I will send you and Toby pictures I took of your three furry children when I was kitty sitting last summer. The pictures are hidden somewhere in my digital camera, i just gotta get my act together and find them.

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  5. Nico, you’re probably right. I mean, it is sort of frightening. The best part is when he walks into the kitchen to get a bite to eat or something, he walks a BIG circle around the thing. He won’t go near it. And he looks at it funny.
    But he does use it sometimes. what a freak.

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  6. yeah, I think nico’s right. have you ever seen those public toilets that have a protective covering on the seat that advances itself when you flush, so the seat gets covered with a fresh layer? forget where I saw it, but it kinda weirded me out.

    now that I think about it…that has to suck for mid-business flushers.

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  7. i’m not making excusing for pissing though. b.a.d. bad

    he needs to get over it.

    Calvo, those toilet cover things are super scary!

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  8. I have seen one of those! At that place in DC called The Brickskeller. They had a lot of beers and movable toilet seats and perogies, too. Yum. Man. Yum.

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  9. yes..thank you! that’s where! whew…I have a lot of fond (and fuzzy) memories of the brickskellar. a shame I no longer live stumbling distance from there!

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  10. bailey got a new bed for her birthday and everytime she goes to see it, she has to let out a little squirt of pee on it.
    no idea why, other than maybe when she was a puppy the owner trained her on a mat or something, and she thinks “oh! this is for me to urinate on! thank you!”

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  11. Cats…can’t live with ‘em, can’t live without ‘em, huh? My husband says, “oh, I’ll do the litterbox, we’ll just get a littermaid!”

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  12. Our cat pisses on the floor and we have an old fashioned litterbox. She’s just a little prissy pants and if her litter is not spotless then she refuses to use. Evil princess.

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  13. mine just actually peed in the bathtub last friday ten minutes after i got back from being away for two weeks. first she meowed until i came to check what’s up and then while she did it she was looking at me like “see, here’s what you get for leaving me!”—gotta love ‘em.

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  14. I’ve heard of other cats being scared of the Littermaid, too. My cats are scared of mufflers, vaccums, hair dryers – the Littermaid would never last in our house.

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