Still Goin!…& At a Pretty Steady Pace.

April 25, 2010 at 2:52 pm (Cat Products, Kittens, Toilet training, Toys) (, , , , )

Long time no see! Again…Sorry, my bad…Last post I said I would try harder but I guess I failed at that.  >__>

Well I’m here now! So as for what’s going on…

Last time I wrote, we had the Litter Kwitter setup on the floor…basically almost the very first step. Which seemed like such a regression considering we had them up to the LK being on the toilet on the Amber stage.

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December 21, 2009 at 8:20 pm (Toilet training, Toys) (, , , , , , , , )

Phobos did it again. *sigh*

He took a crap on the bathroom floor, in front of the toilet. The Litter Kwitter was completely clean, with nothing in it. I’m not sure what to make of this, since I’m pretty sure he pooped in it yesterday. Even though I didn’t see him do it yesterday, I was sure it was him because his bum kinda smelled. (Yes I smelled it, I needed to check which cat did the deed. ok?!) But now I’m not so sure?

I definitely know it wasn’t Deimos who pooped on the floor because I watched him go a couple hours before just when I got home from work. The LK was full of pee so I cleaned it out and Deimos immediately peed in it. I cleaned the LK again after he finished, and guess what? Deimos came right back two minutes later and decided then was a great time to go poops. How typical of a cat. So I cleaned the LK yet AGAIN and it stayed that way. I even sprayed enzymatic cleaner into the LK itself in the middle in hopes of minimizing smell to the cats. At this point I heard Phobos meowing in that way he does when he wants something urgently… like going bathroom. So I picked him up and placed him near the LK. He sniffed at it, tried to cover what he smelled there (even though I had taken out the offending bits), and then walked away.

Ian thinks that because I sprayed the LK, it might’ve diminished the smell too well, so that Phobos wasn’t able to figure it out and hence why he went on the floor. But I find that really hard to believe. Ian also reasoned that maybe because there was poop in this lidded container we had in the corner that we hadn’t emptied yet that Phobos thought he was to go there? I’m also wondering if maybe Phobos might have a problem going to the bathroom like it’s hurting for him, and he’s associated that pain with the LK? His poop didn’t seem abnormal… but it’s a possibility I’m willing to consider.

Should probably get both kitties checked out anyways.

On a lighter note, on the way home today, I heard a commercial on the radio today. It was about a girl asking Santa for a “Zoo Zoo Pet”, and he kept offering other things, making it out like this “Zoo Zoo Pet” thing was near impossible to get. I looked it up and found out it was called Zhu Zhu Pets, which are basically motorized plush hamsters that act like real ones. They are supposed to be an alternative to real hamsters, as they don’t require feeding or cleaning, and they won’t get sick or die but you would get the benefits of owning something that behaves similarly to a real hamster.

I thought that would be kind of a neat toy for the cats, but then sadistic came to mind. Is it wrong for me to want to give the cats something close to the real thing, even though it isn’t real? I would never buy an animal for the pure sake of entertaining my kitties, but is it in a way morally wrong to be giving them a mechanical AI that behaves in the same way? Well it would still be loads of fun for them, I think. Or it could possibly make them super aggressive. They tend to get possessive of objects that are kind of furry, so I imagine they are pretending they’re prey that they’ve caught. Makes them growl at everything and everyone who gets near.

Oh, scratch that idea:

“Zhu Zhu Pets™ were made for people! Don’t let any real animals play with your Zhu Zhu Pet.”

Ah that’s too bad. They seem kinda interesting though… maybe I’ll get one after the Christmas hype? And just happen to forget about that rule about letting real animals play with them, heh heh heh.

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