Archive | January 2014

The Importance of Being Earnest

About cat litter!

As I was perusing the cat litter aisle in my local PetsMart this afternoon, I chatted with a woman that was passionate about the type of litter she used.  She wanted the kind that’s similar to the compacted paper kind, but I believe it was made of shells of some sort.  She said her long-haired cat preferred it because it didn’t get stuck in his hair.

I thought about that while I looked all of the choices over and wondered if, as a person, I was choosing cat litter according to what I liked or what was best for my cats.

For a long time I purchased Arm & Hammer.  It smelled good, not TOO dusty and it did the trick.  Of course, years and years ago, I was content with the generic non-scoopable kind, but since the scoopable has come into vogue, that’s my Number 1 choice.

I used Tidy Cat scoopable for months and I like it, but…..I hate throwing away those buckets and then they just pile up and get thrown away anyway.  I mean, who needs 50 Tidy Cat buckets sitting around?  Seems like you pay more just because of the packaging!

Lately, however, I have switched to Tidy Cat Pure Nature.  It comes in a bag, made of corn and pine.  I LOVE the smell, the bag is easy to cart around and more importantly, I don’t feel the need to hoard the bags.  I’ve been mixing it with the regular Tidy Cat so as not to freak everyone out, but….they seem to take it all in stride.

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