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Old June 17th, 2005, 08:52 AM
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cats "helping" to clean the litterbox

I was cleaning the litterbox this morning. I pile all the cleaned litter on one side of the box as I clean it. Well Honey jumped in the litter box and started leveling all the litter I had piled, I was only half done. She digs around in it for a couple of minutes, then leaves me to clean it all again. UGH

Sometimes I will be half done and both of them decide that they have to use the bathroom. So I have to wait till they are done before I have to reclean it all. Or they will wait until I have finished and then go and use it. Fu usually will wait until it is cleaned, then have a nasty smelling #2.

I was wondering if any other cat owners have any of these fun litterbox stories?
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Old June 17th, 2005, 08:59 AM
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my oldest cat growls at us when we clean her litter, shes unusually possessive about HER box, we ahve a separate box for the other 2 cats.

when we do the other box they wait for us to pour the fresh litter in and they race to see who is the first one who gets to use it.

sometimes if the looser is unimpressed they will squabble over it but usually the winner of the race struts her stuff awhile and takes her time using the litter.

my cats can be pretty competative with one another

I should take a pic of the 2 of them standing behind my husband cleaning the litter one day, they both assume the pounce position waiting for him to walk away so they can race


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Old June 17th, 2005, 09:05 AM
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When I clean Minnow's box, she will usualy supervise for a minute, decide I'm boring and leave!

She makes no attempt to cover-up her poops so I think she is just as happy for me to clean it! But she loves to poop in that garden and then cover it up!
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Old June 17th, 2005, 09:51 AM
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my little one, lulu, does the same thing - she'll come "help" me, then I shoo her out, and she waits at the laundry room door, to just come in and crap when it's all clean. she'll also cover up her "business" for about 20 minutes, putting ALL the litter in the box on top of what she just did. both my cats have their own box, but lulu decides to claim both.
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Old June 17th, 2005, 10:23 AM
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Loki's favorite trick was to wait until I turned my back to finish up the box and then hop into the bucket of litter and use the bathroom there.
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Old June 17th, 2005, 11:13 AM
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My one cat, George, would come and use the litte box while I'm cleaning it! ANd I have one cat that doesn't cover her poo. She also likes to dig forever in the box before she pees and afterwards so that the litter goes out of the box! She's an old girl, so she has a lower litter box. She won't go in the hooded ones!
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Old June 30th, 2005, 09:52 PM
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Pepsi is ALWAYS doing that 'inspecting my work'
lol! Once I'm done she'll make it right, she'll level it and dig
it up, make sure theres not too much in there... haha
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