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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Got one end working, anyway

I'm not sure how much credit I can claim for the change, but Billy White Shoes is starting to use his litter box now.  I finally decided that if Billy really wanted to go where the big kitties went, I would have to find him a box small enough he could use.


Billy's custom litter box


After a little hunt I found a little aluminum tray, probably a left-over from a frozen something-or-other from once upon a time.  I put some clay litter in the tray, put it next to the big kittie box, and Billy has been using it ever since.  Billy is a digger, and he has all kinds of fun when he's getting ready to use his box.  I swear, one time he was digging with all four feet, each in a different direction.  If he had a little more litter to work with, he'd raise a dust cloud.

Billy doesn't cover very well, though, so Gracie usually finds winds (corrected a typo) up burying things for him.

A couple photos of Billy & Gracie playing.




A short, choppy video of Grace and Billy play-fighting.  I saw them wrasseling with each other a couple time, but every time I grabbed the camera, Gracie started chasing the camera string instead., which sort of defeated the point of grabbing the camera.


13 comments:

~*Connie*~ said...

Don't be surprised when he eats the litter.. they all do it.

I love the description of his four feet.. that made me chuckle

Everycat said...

It's wonderful to see Billy so full of vim and vigour! What a little toughie. We love his name too. You have done a great job with this little one.

Maine Kitties said...

Its nice that Billy has Gracie to teach him! :)

KARLAVAGNEN said...

Aaaawe My heart melts. Must point out my kitten never ate his litter.


Gorgeous photos and I am so glad they get on together! and that you found a really good solution! My cat did use to love digging (playing) around in the litter box before doing his deeds. As he got older positioning became more important.

Random Felines said...

awww - yep he is full of it. Love the pics with Gracie having one paw across the middle...just in case. Silver has started discovering the box, so we are headed in the right direction as well. :)

Marg said...

Billy is too cute. Love the miniature litter box. Also love all four feet going at once digging. Too cute. Sounds like Billy is making great strides. The video is too cute. Take care.

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

Billy and Grace are adorable together!

When I had bottle fed ones in the house, I managed to get them to use regular-sized litterboxes by putting something outside that they could climb (I had 2x4s that I fashioned into steps), and then I kept the litterbox super-full so that they could get back out over the lip. I wish I had thought of an auxiliary litterbox at the time. Good idea!

Katie Isabella said...

OH I want you to know my mom is just squeeeing and smiling...what a precious sight.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Oh oh oh!!! How cute they are together!!!

Prancer Pie said...

Awww, wee ones are so cute in their litter pans! His pan is so tiny next to the big one!

Oui Oui said...

The aluminum pan worked great for our kittens too. The first time I put it out, the momma cat went in and used it so the kittens would know what it was for and she barely fit in it. I thought for sure she would miss it entirely because it was so small. Its wonderful Gracie took up with him. He needs a kitty mom to teach him all he needs to know.

Bellen said...

What a great idea for the little one. He wants to be like a big cat, so now he has a litter-box he can feel big in. And it's wonderful to see Grace taking care of him. Well done.

Sweet Purrfections said...

We are laughing just visualizing those four little feet going in the litter.

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