Monday, March 15, 2010

Hooray for Our ModKat

Can you hear Jan yelling, Hooray? Well, she's had a frustrating few months because she just doesn't speak cat language properly. No,we take that back. It's probably more like she's so forgetful she doesn't remember how independent we cats are, preferring to make our own decisions of whether, when and where. The woofies might sit on command -- if they feel like it -- but we cats never do!

Do you remember these photos? They're from last November when our new ModKat litter box arrived. Percy and Cyndi checked it out. And Percy, our current lead curious cat, climbed in.

Cyndi: It doesn't look like cardboard. Wonder what it's for?

Percy: I don't know. It has a shovel. Maybe it's for gardening.

Well, we drove Jan crazy for several months, either ignoring it or a certain Funny Farmer peeing over the side of the liner. The same kitty (we are not tattling on Per -- uh, the guilty kitty!) pees over the top of the other litter pans but the Modkat is taller.

Our litter quarters are a very tight maize.. The designer suggested Jan take the liner out and the top off until we got accustomed to it. That worked. We could get in and out of it easier. And then Jan finally put the lid back on. And we still used it. We aren't using the liner since Per- uh, one of us sprays over it. But at least he's not spraying outside the ModKat.

Jan feels bad that she told the designer she would try to do a video for him, but her camera has no stamina and only records a very few seconds at a time and she doesn't have any money to buy software to put the clips together or work with a QuickTime MOV file, so she doesn't even try to take video any more. Plus she doesn't have time to hang around the litter box area to try to film us in the litter box. As if we're going to let her!

Jan says it is the easiest litter box to clean. So we want to thank Rich for making Jan's job a little easier. Even though Crystal is no longer with us, she still has a lot of scooping and cleaning up after us to do.

If you haven't heard of the ModKat litter box before, stop over at ModProducts where you can also view their innovative luxury hangers and MakerBot. We have no idea what a MakerBot makes but it's a neat short video.

(s) Cotton, Cyndi, Percy, Cameron & Rusty

Don't forget to vote for the race car memorial design for Trooper Jessica. Today is the last day.

The Bumpass Hounds are back online but we'll put in another plug for their favorite rescue group anyway. After you click to feed shelter and rescue animals at the Animal Rescue Site, if you don't have a favorite shelter to vote for, please vote for Almost Heaven Golden Retriever Rescue of Capon Bridge, West Virginia (WV). They have adopted several dogs from AHGRR, including Radar the blind pup, so they would appreciate your vote to help the rescue.

For those of you non-cat bloggers who don't frequent the Cat Blogosphere, the CB was featured on Pet Blogger Support yesterday. It's a site for pets, not just for cats.

Have a good day. We plan to nap through it.


  1. We've always wanted to try one of those ModKat litter boxes! Thanks for the review. Sounds great!

  2. Hmmmm... we have a similar model sitting, unused. Perhaps we shall have to fire it up again, following your procedure!

  3. cool - one or four of us poo over the side of the box. maybe the mom will get us one of these.

  4. Whew! We finally got caught up on the happenings at the Funny Farm. We are so happy you like your new litter box thingy. That Jan sure is creative in her thinking. And you guys rock!
    Freckles and Deb

  5. That looks so cool! We worry that Samson wouldn't fit in, though.

  6. I'd never heard of this - but given our tight quarters it may be money well spent. SO in that case...thanks for the "scoop"! :)

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  8. Great news on the ModKat. Too bad they don't work for puppies too:)

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  9. That modcat looks soopew cool..glad evewyone finally got used to it!
    I've been voting evewyday..I hope it wowks!!1
    smoochie kisses

  10. We've never seen one of these before so we asked our mom if we cud have one. She said "NO" 'cos the one we got werks just fine, and if it's not broked she's not gonna fix it!

    So we'll prolly start pooping over the side ~ then she'll hafta get us one!

  11. We love it when places work with people to get cats to use the litter box. We now love the breeze--but it did take some work. Now if the Woman would only change it more...

  12. I've never noticed how cool the stripes are on the back of Percy's neck before! VERY cool!
    Some bipeds say that we Siberians are the missing link between dogs and cats. Part of it seems to be that we prefer to make our own decisions about everything we do. You know - the old come, sit, stay... that sort of thing. I'm not sure; I very seldom listen to those commands.
    Ha woo.

  13. We voted! Your litter box looks pretty cool.

  14. Cool litter box!...Enjoy your naps today...xo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

  15. that luks kinda weird. whut if yoos a big kitty lyk sum of us. do yoo fit??? we hafe tha regular litter boxes so thar easy fur us big kittys ta get in and owt of. plus we lyk ta perch on tha side whyle in thar.

  16. I recently wrote a review of the ModKat on my blog I HAVE CAT. I nicknamed it the "ilitter" because i think it looks so sleek! I was certainly surprised at the size but love the way it looks.

    I did capture my cat Petie (a chunky 20lb+ boy) using it - it's pretty darn cute! LOL

    Hope you check it out!

  17. When I finally get a khat of my own, I'll keep that in mind!

    Khyra & Khousin Merdie

  18. Sounds like a very good product!
    Kisses and hugs

  19. Great review! I'm not sure our big boys would fit in there, though. MOL

  20. We're still trying ta get used ta the Breeze Box an the WOrld's Best. Technology is moving faster than we can get used to...

  21. That looks like a coolies cat box. Pepe has a 'self cleaning one' you roll it and it tips all the dirty litter out and keeps the clean. Quite clever!
    ~lickies, Ludo

  22. Thanks for stopping by my blog and helping the cause of Eskie Rescue on my mom's birthday! You have a kind heart!

  23. Looks like an interesting litter tray! My humans hate cleaning out the litter tray and they were so happy when Lemon started just toileting outside by herself!

    By the way, if Jan uses a PC, you know there is FREE video editing software that comes with Windows? It's called Windows Movie Maker and you can find it in the Start Menu -'s really easy to use and you just need to download video clips to the computer and then you can import it into WMM and edit it and then save it back out again as a new file, with all the bits joined up as one movie! You can also add a music soundtrack if you want. This is what Hsin-Yi uses to make all of my movies.

    Honey the Great Dane

  24. Very interesting litter box. We'll have the humans check it out.


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