We went looking at cats again today, or at least tried to. There was supposed to be an event at our local PetCo, but the snow apparently forced a cancellation. Since we were already in the store, we picked up all the things we will need when we do get a cat, including the craziest litter box ever, which I'm sure the cat will hate, but we think is very clever. We also admired the seven million different foods we could buy for our cat, each with its own claim to being the healthiest, best tasting food our cat will ever eat. Crazy!

Anonymous commented:
From a long-time cat owner - Best litter box I have ever found is a plastic tub with a big a square hole cut in the top. Saw something similar for 20-30 at a pet store once and made the inexpensive version for myself. As far as pet food, I've always fed the cats on a combo of wet food 2-3 times a day, and a constant source of dry food. I would, however, see if you can't keep your cat on dry food. There isn't supposed to be a big difference between them, and if you don't get them started on wet food, then they don't come meowing at you at their "feeding time". Also, there is a product called Catlax that helps with hairballs. One of mine gets a little bit each week and it significantly reduces the frequency of them. Just thought I'd pass on some helpful suggestions. -Andrew
on Mon Feb 6 13:01:13 2006

Anonymous commented:
but...it's called a Booda Dome. That just makes me laugh. Our cats are all sorts of crazy. We've got like five litter boxes downstairs. We played the game of "follow the poop" for quite the long time before they were no longer pooping on the floor. -ryaN
on Mon Feb 6 17:19:40 2006

Anonymous commented:
but...it's called a Booda Dome. That just makes me laugh. Our cats are all sorts of crazy. We've got like five litter boxes downstairs. We played the game of "follow the poop" for quite the long time before they were no longer pooping on the floor. -ryaN
on Mon Feb 6 17:20:09 2006

Anonymous commented:
a litter box is a litter box, put some litter in, and they know what to do (unless your cat is an idiot, like mine and needs an engraved invitation to NOT pee on the wall)..Anyway - there is my little rant...yay still for your decision to adopt! You might also try the local animal shelters, typically those are the animals most in need of an immediate home. -Coburn
on Mon Feb 6 18:27:40 2006

sasha commented:
Both the places we have looked at are shelter-like-places. The Mosaic Feline Refuge is an actual shelter with lots and lots of cats, and the "event" that didn't actually happen at Petco is a group that sends their rescued cats into foster homes and then brings them out every few weekends for adoption events. We might try there again on Sunday. I'm also thinking of asking a professor I work with who happens to have many cats if she knows of anyone with cats to spare...

And who doesn't love the name "Booda"? I managed to convince David not to go for the crazy technically advanced water and food dishes, but I was actually swayed by the staircase on the litter box...

on Mon Feb 6 20:18:53 2006

Anonymous commented:
Been reading an article on latest genetic research on cats. apparently they are second to humans in their predatory capacity. watch out that your cat (when you adopt a cute homeless one) doesn't ask you for a waterbed or foie gras for christmas. did you know that domestic cats emerged from leopard cats that had crossed the bering land bridge? another tidbit - nearly all 37 cat species are considered endangered or threatened except the domestic cat and a few other small cat species. thanks petco! ana´s
on Tue Feb 7 10:04:01 2006

Nikki commented:
Well, that leopard trivia explains A LOT!! Hope you guys find a kitty soon... and I agree with whomever said 2 is best, but then I ended up with 4, so what do I know?
on Tue Feb 7 22:28:45 2006

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