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Old 14 June 2017, 04:50 PM
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Hello Kitty Litter Kwitter

Channel Awesome's MikeJ does an Infomercialism on The Litter Kwitter with his cat, Basil. Can a Brit and his Britty Kitty succeed in getting the kitty to use the human litter box?

NSFW: For language and images of cat... business...



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vNpujPhs_U
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Old 14 June 2017, 06:37 PM
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Was anybody else expecting that camera left perched on the edge of the sink to wind up smashed on the floor?

-- The cat is clearly opposed to the whole idea. I am now imagining an outcome in which Basil gets his revenge, and insists on using for the rest of his life a pan with litter in it, but one that now needs to be kept annoyingly on top of the toilet.
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Old 14 June 2017, 06:39 PM
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He has already cost Mike a pair of shoes. (Or his wife Grace... not sure who's shoes those were that suffered the Wrath of Basil...)
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Old 15 June 2017, 01:00 PM
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I suspect that Mike doesn't speak Cat very well. He kept referring to "accidents" and to the cat feeling guilty about them. Those weren't accidents, those were intentional attempts at communication. The cat wasn't feeling guilty, he was ticked off.
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Old 15 June 2017, 01:06 PM
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Yeah those were "Aw, HELL naw!" about as loudly and clearly as a cat can say without hitting you with a stick.

We'll see how Basil does in the second video...
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Old 15 June 2017, 03:47 PM
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Yeah, we tried to train Serenity to use the toilet. Went through several of the steps, to the point where she would jump up on the toilet to use a bowl of litter that fit nicely in the hole.

But the next steps were to gradually reduce the litter and she took to using the bathtub instead, if we weren't there to correct her.

I think you need to be home a lot so that you can catch them in the act of going where they aren't supposed to.

Oh, and best for residences with more than 1 toilet. So you don't have to remember to move the litter in the middle of the night in the dark.

She still uses the bathtub to pee if she is annoyed with the state of her litter box. Of course, at the farthest end from the drain for maximum coverage of the tub.
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Old 15 June 2017, 04:01 PM
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I know a lot of people advocate for NOT doing this to your cat, for various reasons. That's a whole different discussion, though... this one is primarily to watch poor Mike flail about trying (and usually failing) to use an "as seen on TV" product. That's the gist of Infomercialism.

If you're going to do it, though, it seems to me that it would be easier to do this with a younger cat that isn't already set in their ways about litter boxes.
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Old 15 June 2017, 05:28 PM
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I guess, for me, it's just one of those things that, if you really don't want a pet to use a litter box, you probably ought to get a different type of pet.
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Old 15 June 2017, 05:42 PM
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I guess, for me, it's just one of those things that, if you really don't want a pet to use a litter box, you probably ought to get a different type of pet.
For us, it wasn't about not wanting a pet to use a litter box (Serenity was our second cat after dear Lucky passed on). Our cat was fairly young when we got her and was rather precious about her litter box, no matter how clean. Touched it with as few paws as possible. So we thought we'd give the toilet thing a try. But failed.
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Several years ago, there were kits you could buy to toilet train your cat. IIRC, the kit consisted of a plastic shell that you fit over the open toilet and filled with some litter. Over time you reduced the amount of litter and eventually you got rid of the shell altogether. Voila! Toilet trained cat! All I could envision was people sitting on the shell and not realizing it until...well you know.
I wondered then and wonder now how is the cat going to hold on? Toilets are not known for being claw friendly.
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Several years ago, there were kits you could buy to toilet train your cat. IIRC, the kit consisted of a plastic shell that you fit over the open toilet and filled with some litter. Over time you reduced the amount of litter and eventually you got rid of the shell altogether. Voila! Toilet trained cat! All I could envision was people sitting on the shell and not realizing it until...well you know.
I wondered then and wonder now how is the cat going to hold on? Toilets are not known for being claw friendly.
A friend of mine did this with her cats, only she started with a disposable foil baking pan with some litter, then punched holes in it, then tossed it. I can vouch that it worked for her cats, having witnessed them doin' their thing. Personally, I'd rather keep my toilet seat pawprint free.
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Several years ago, there were kits you could buy to toilet train your cat. IIRC, the kit consisted of a plastic shell that you fit over the open toilet and filled with some litter. Over time you reduced the amount of litter and eventually you got rid of the shell altogether. Voila! Toilet trained cat! All I could envision was people sitting on the shell and not realizing it until...well you know.
I wondered then and wonder now how is the cat going to hold on? Toilets are not known for being claw friendly.
That's the Litter Kwitter. The video details Mike's attempts to get it to work for his cat Basil.
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A friend of mine did this with her cats, only she started with a disposable foil baking pan with some litter
If you do this method, make sure to keep your food baking pans well locked up.
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For us, it wasn't about not wanting a pet to use a litter box (Serenity was our second cat after dear Lucky passed on). Our cat was fairly young when we got her and was rather precious about her litter box, no matter how clean. Touched it with as few paws as possible. So we thought we'd give the toilet thing a try. But failed.
Apologies if my post seemed judgmental of your earlier post Circumstances like you describe certainly call for some creativity and boundary-testing.
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Apologies if my post seemed judgmental of your earlier post Circumstances like you describe certainly call for some creativity and boundary-testing.
No offence taken
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