So, I have two cats, a dog, and a husband who is less than enthusiastic about pets. The biggest issue seems to revolve around, of all things, the litter box. Our two cats love splashing around in their litter box, and my dog loves searching for buried treasure in there, so it has become a necessity to find away to cover the litter box. I was inspired by the Ikea Hacks website, but didn’t want to spend $60 on a brand new bench, only to cut a hole in it. so I went on Criagslist and found this little number for $20.
I used my handy dandy Dremmel tool to cut a hole in the side of a used toy box…. carefully sanding the edges to keep the cats safe:
Winston and Ralphie approve!! Note: There is only 14″ of headroom in this toybox, and I was afraid it would be too small for them to use, but the proof is in the tootsie rolls! (No, I would NOT post THAT photo 😉 They have been using it with no incident for 2 days now. Hubs is happy, Mommy’s happy and the novelty of it hasn’t worn off on the girls, who clean the letter every morning.
Note…I lined the bottom with removable adhesive shelf paper to allow for easy cleaning, and I also threw in a folded over piece of non-slip shelf liner to act as an attractant to encourage more kitty litter to stay in the box…..so far the amount of litter on the floor is decreased by 99% (nothing is perfect, right?) I also love how there is room to spare to hold the litter scoop…..which used to just sit on the side of the box and add to the unsightly mess.