Cats and flowers can be a tricky combo, especially if you're trying to keep said flowers lovely in your home longer . . . while a feline sees them as a tasty treat (that could be poisonous). If your cat is too tempted by a vase, choose to dry out the flowers instead.Frisky felines may want to jump at hanging bunches on the wall so instead grab her kitty litter and get to work. Find out how to "plant" the plants when you read more
Cat litter comes in several varieties with the most common fitting under three categories: Wood-based (pine, pulp, or paper); Grain-based (wheat, corn, or alfalfa); or the clay and silica versions. Picking kitty's type can rely on her preferences (and stink battles) but also eco-tastic thoughts, too.
If you're also concerned with reducing a pet's carbon paw print, then this new litter is here to help! The Kitty's Crumble is made out of coconut husks which requires no fertilizer or harvesting to create as they easily grow, then naturally fall to the ground. Also called coir, the material retains physical characteristics similar to peat moss that allows it to retain both moisture and odor. The texture doesn't look that different than some other litters I've spotted but see it close up for yourself and read more
Those with picky kitties will confirm: it's extra important to keep the litterbox clean and also key to tell what you're scooping so you don't miss a spot. But let's just say it's better seen and not smelled. Yuck.
Now dumping the clumps in the trash works just fine for out-of-sight, out-of-mind but maybe not out-of-nose. If you'd rather keep that mess out of your kitchen altogether, check out the LitterLocker ($30). To use, empty the scoop and turn the handle to seal stinky poo away inside a 3-layer plastic bag for extra protection. Refill bag rolls are $9 for a two-month supply, is this too pricey for you?
>> Lauren Santo Domingo has been turning it out front row this week — from Phi leather pants to Balmain sandals — aside from that front-row smoke break at Alexander Wang which caused a stir according to The Daily, but she was also back to style Christian Cota's presentation for Spring 2010. While waiting in line to view the presentation, we overheard one of Cota's publicists talking about how Santo Domingo was "obsessed" with the jewelry she paired with Cota's cocktail dresses; Style.com also just published a piece about how Cota's "show stylist" — Santo Domingo wasn't named — "happened upon" LITTER, a line of headpieces and body jewelry that is primarily made from secondhand jewelry, "on a trip to San Fran a few months back, so she did the natural thing and coaxed the designers back to New York."
You'll have to pardon the pretty ridiculous name on this product — maybe they weren't thinking when naming the Poop-See Scoop. But, it will prevent those lil mistakes by shining a beacon on your cat's business. If that's what you want.
On hooded or furniture-incorporated litter boxes, it can get pretty dark in there when digging for buried
treasure poop so $15 and a couple batteries lights your way. No oopsies involved.
I'm imagining something pretty magical takes place inside this contraption! First off, it looks like a kitty time machine, definitely not a litter box. I guess it's your feline's fecal matter getting zapped off somewhere in the Litter Robot II ($329). Different from those automatic boxes using a rake to autoclean, this product works with all types of litter and uses a sifting system to release waste into a special drawer that can be easily emptied. Perfect for techie homes but nonrobotics experts, the Litter Robot comes fully set up – just add litter, plug in, and say goodbye to daily scooping!
TeamSugar member becmonchu bought this product for her boyfriend's birthday and tells us that he absolutely loves it:
At first we thought the kitties wouldn't use it but they've taken a liking to it right away! It's a bit pricey but so very worth it for apartment dwellers and looks pretty cool even out on display.
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Attention kitty owners! Are you willing to forgo that shovel of years past, and invest in a SmartScoop Scoop-N-Sift ($3.99)? To use, simply scoop clumps using the solid half and then rotate to the slotted side to shake, shake, shake that litter out . . . kinda like a litter maraca! That way when you swiftly sift the clumps, you reduce the amount of litter wasted – thinking way back to my days with Precious, I remember that it can be tricky to get rid of excess clean litter without losing the clump using the slotted shovel. This price isn't that much more than a traditional scooper so, tell me, which would you use?
This hand-blown glass jar is meant for kitty litter, but I can imagine the beautiful vessel holding up with just about anything in it. I was totally on board for the sleek Vaso (with walnut top) until I saw a price tag of $750 – it's a great example of something I'd definitely crave, if I had an extra million laying around. Either way, how do you feel – if you could afford it, is this your style?
Choosing kitty litter is a tough decision! There are so many options out there, and changing litter types can upset your cat and cause naughty "elimination" behaviors. Many users shy away from the traditional clay or silica gel varieties which can contain carcinogens and burden landfills, and choose more eco-tastic alternatives. To see what makes up some earth friendly alternatives, read more
"Dirt" cake was one of my favorites as a child but, let's be honest, the Oreo cookie crumbles and gummy worms still didn't make it that realistic.
That's not the case here with my friend Samantha's kitty litter cake. It looks so believable, I have trouble ignoring the unsavory appearance. However, it's actually quite delicious, and makes a nice cake for a true cat lover... if they can get past the looks that is!
Scoop the recipe for yourself, and read more