Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Cats Against Clay

Hi, I'm Rusty and I'm going to introduce today's post.

Last month we began participating in the Cats Against Clay campaign.  You have undoubtedly noticed their graphic in our sidebar. Well, the group made a video.  They staged a protest in Berkeley and as you can see, the locals weren't quite sure what to think.



If the video doesn't play, click here.

And as part of the CatsAgainstClay.org campaign, we are going to give away 3 CAC t-shirts.  They will be black with this logo.


We kind of like this logo.  I can see me raising one paw and protesting vehemently, I want feathers in my litter box

Cotton:  Uh, excuse me, Rusty, but why would you want feathers in your litter box?

Because I have no front claws, of course!  I want something soft to step onto and to dig in.  I want feathers, feathers, and only feathers!

Oh, sorry, I got just a bit carried away. To get back to the subject, we have 3 t-shirts with this neat logo to give away. And the good news is that if you are anyone from anywhere you are eligible to win a tee. You don't have to be a blogger or live in the US.  So, interested kitties, woofies, hammies, bunnies.... if your human is too shy to enter to win a t-shirt, enter for your mom or dad and surprise them with this fun shirt.

All you have to do to enter is to leave a comment on this post telling us why you too want feathers in your litter box. Cotton is giving me a strange glare, so perhaps the sponsors would be happier if you told us why you use a non-clay litter. Or why you would like to use a non-clay litter. Perhaps you gave it up for your 11th birthday or after you developed callouses from scratching in the hard clay. Have some fun with it.  Please be aware this is not cats against clumping litter, but cats against clay which can be either clumping or non-clumping.)

The contest will run through 12:00 am (midnight) Friday, May 21 (EDT). We will draw three winning names Saturday and announce the winners on Sunday, May 23rd.  If you don't have a blog and don't want to include your email address in the comments, make sure you check back with us Sunday because if you win we will need to contact you so we can get your t-shirt size and shipping address.

Good luck.

Have a purring and tail wagging day.

29 comments:

  1. I don't think it is fair to enter this giveaway since I don't have a cat, but feel free to pop on by my blog and pick what item I hope you win on my next giveaway. Thanks!

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  2. I want khats in my litterbox...I mean, my yard!

    Hugz&Khysses,
    Khyra

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  3. Well I didn't know nuttin about this Clay person, but i will support it if you is cos it must be an important campaign!
    ~lickies, Ludo

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  4. Charybdis used to eat the cat litter so when Daddy brought home clay cat litter MOMMY SCREAMED NO! and made him take it back and get the non-clumping kind. Can you imagine a kitten eating clumping litter? So that is why we say NO to Clay! ~AFSS

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  5. We luvs our clumping litter! It's like having an indoor sandbox. And Mom loves it too! So easy to scoop, absorbs smells very excellently and lasts so much longer. The only thing Mom uses clay litter for is in the winter in case she gets stuck in the snow.

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  6. Wooos! I am confused, what is wrong with clay? Mum sculpts it all day long... but I suppose I would not want to go potty on her figurines, she might get mad, how about some soft green grass instead? Feathers? I do not think we could keep Scampi out of the litter box,( not that we can now either!) he would be looking fur the birdie!
    ~husky kisses~
    -Kira The BeaWootiful

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  7. We use Feline Pine clumping. My Mommeh likes it because it is very lightweight and easy to carry, and not very expensive and it is environmentally friendly. It is good for Harley because it does not have any colors, dyes or scents (on account of his EGC).

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  8. Our reason for not using clay is quite simple, we breath easier. My sister Gracie has asthma and the clay created airborne dust bunnies. We got rid of the clay and she is breathing a lot easier...as are we all!

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  9. We don't use clay litter anymore...it's too messy and dusty...but we like the idea of having feathers in our litter box...'specially if the bird is still attached!!

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  10. Zippy sez feathers would be good. She thinks dey would feel really good on her front paws which were injured when she was just a little baby kitty. Da rest of us want something dat is soft, but not feathers cuz dem is fur playing wif.

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  11. I didn't know about CAC. Mom uses that scoopable stuff but I prefer real dirt outdoors. We have lots of feathers because of our chickens.

    I saw Felix's link didn't work but Cat Blogosphere comments wouldn't let me delete the old so I put the correct link in a 2nd comment. But for you Jan, here it is - http://please-be-edible.blogspot.com/2010/05/bumbling-blogger-and-her-buddy.html

    Purrs

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  12. I'm confused....We don't use the clumping litter because we heard the dust left on the paws, when ingested, could cause problems. Does the same thing apply to the clay litter?

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  13. Arrr! Tis I! The dread pirate Ripley Cat and I am here to be confessin' that I can't give up me clay litter. I have tried. Oh yes, me darlins, I have. Me ma and pa did inform me of all the hearty reasons why I should give up me treasure box of clay litter. And I made a just attempt for nigh on 3 months, but twas not to me likin'. I detested of it so much that I made me protest known by droppin' me booty on the carpet rather than subject meself to the squishy, soft litter that me ma and pa like so well.

    Tis good to know that there be a support group for felines such as meself who cannot let go of the litter we know and love so well. Perhaps with their kind assistance, I'll be able to make clay litter walk the plank once and fer all!

    Arrrrrr!

    Cap'n Ripley

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  14. Oooh, feathers in our litterbox would be nice and soft for our toes and bXXX. ;)

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  15. I don't know either about clay but if you are against it... I will too!
    Kisses and hugs
    Lorenza

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  16. We have a litter box wif World's Best an we wont use it. An we haf one wif Breeze pellets and wont use that either. We like our Tidy Cat clumping stuff.

    When TBT took away our Tidy Cat boxes as a experiment, we used the floor...

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  17. Mom checked my cat litter and she didn't see anything on it that said "clay." It's just clumping crystals.

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  18. Thanks for the explanation Jan....I am a little slow sometimes ;)

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  19. We don't have clay in our litter, so we're with you on this! :)

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  20. the boyz have never had to use clay. i'm glad i never tried given the obvious outrage...

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  21. Feathers in my litter box? I might play too much and be too distracted to get down to business. It sounds like fun!

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  22. We would love to have a T shirt and are definitely against clay litter and clumping litter. It is just so dusty. What we don't like is the process that they do to get the clay litter. They are taking the clay out of the earth which is not good for the earth either.
    We don't use much litter here because we all like to go outside and hate the litter boxes.

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  23. Yes! definitely against clay. :)

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  24. Hello new friends! We use litter made out of wheat. One reason is that our Mom didn't want us breathing in horrible clay dust everytime we used the box. Another reason we stopped using clay is because the way it is made is very bad for the environment. They use strip mining to gather the diatomaceous earth that is then turned into cat litter. UGH! We are glad you are having this contest and bringing attention to how bad clay cat litter is for the Earth and for us cats! xoxo

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  25. We don't have a litter box but enjoyed the post.
    Good work with the protest.
    love
    Martha and Bailey xxxx

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  26. I have always used the clumping clay litter, but Mom wants to switch me over to something else. Wish me luck.

    Herman

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  27. I dont use clay litter because it can cause all kinds of problems, not least a very poorly tummy if paws are licked.We deserve more than that for sure.. Brilliant give a way. Love the logo. Hugs GJ xx

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  28. I never have and never will use clay litter. It could stick to my paws and I could ingest it, and get VERY sick. I don't see anything good could come from using it. Instead, I use non-clumping pine litter. It smells nice, is evironmentally good, smells nice (even when wet), and if your human gardens it can be used for something called mulch, when you are done with it! Twice the use for the same amount of green papers...ECONOMICAL!! Oh, and it's also cheaper than most. A total win!!

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