3.6.09

a dome for oreo


A couple of weeks ago I became obsessed with finding a new litter box for Oreo. We have it in the "office" because there's no room in the bathroom and no appropriate nook in which to hide away a litter box. The litter box we had was fine, but because it was out in the open, it was starting to grate on my nerves. So, I thought that I would look for something halfway stylish. I found the Moderncat store and looked at my options. Well. The hilarious monstrosity I then ordered is the Booda Dome Cleanstep Cat Box in pearl.

Sometimes I get these ideas in my head and then UPS delivers their results and I wonder what I was thinking.

I have to admit, though, that if this litter box were half the price, I would probably order it. Oreo loves to jump on things and perch on things. She is part hawk!


Oh! Some of you have commented on Oreo and on her name -- I mentioned this in a response to a comment, but in case you were wondering, Oreo is a rescue! My friend Annie adopted her from the Humane Society, which is under investigation at the moment (such a sad story). Oreo was about two years old at the time, and Annie thought of changing her name but decided to keep it. We usually call Oreo a thousand different things anyhow, and she comes running when we say "Funny Face!" She is a very sweet cat, very shy (and sometimes, very grumpy). Before I met Oreo, I was a dyed-in-the-wool dog person and I thought cats hated me. Now Oreo follows me around the apartment and comes running to me during thunderstorms. Love!

18 comments:

  1. It's like a little cat igloo! Also, this: "Sometimes I get these ideas in my head and then UPS delivers their results and I wonder what I was thinking." Hits hilariously close to home.

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  2. The dome is awesome.wow what a great find! Does it have a non slippery ramp?I love the story behind Oreo.It is touching.I am glad Oreo found a good home.You have an eye to find cool stuff it's amazing.A friend of mine has a cat by the name of Roxy.At a Christmas party he did a little walk to each guest to great them wearing his bowtie with a bell like welcome to my home then diseappear nowhere to be reached then eventually reappear.

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  3. So what did Oreo think of the dome?

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  4. Haha, igloo! That's perfect!

    I'm glad Oreo has a good home too! Sometimes I think she doesn't realize it. Oh, I wish I could get her to wear a bowtie!

    Jennifer: I was super worried that she wouldn't go in it -- Annie had had trouble with covered litter boxes. But she, um, used it almost right away! No trouble at all. At first she was a little "What is this weird thing" but then she went right in!

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  5. My boyfriend has only had covered litterboxes (very utilitarian, not even in the same world of cool as that dome) and I wonder how I ever lived without them.

    Oreo's ears seem to have an expression to them--maybe dubiousness?

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  6. Ambika: I had never even considered a covered one because of Annie's experiences -- I took a huge risk with this one because it ended up costing me a small fortune to have it shipped! I think it is dubiousness! Mostly, "What are you doing taking a picture of my toilet?"

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  7. hi anabela. i have a dalmation, also named oreo, this get shorted to ory and all sorts. great name!

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  8. Ah, the litter box conundrum! We were at PetSmart last night and SAW THOSE THINGS, and I contemplated getting one for Mabel. You have to tell us how it works out!

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  9. Casey: Wow, a dalmatian! I always like hearing about other people who have pets named Oreo. It's usually boy cats or boy dogs! We call her Ores often, sometimes Oresy. Well, actually, most of the time we call her Little Beast.

    Parapluie: :)

    Rebekka: I know, aren't they hilarious? They are HUGE! But it has stairs!? Honestly, though, I read reviews of it and I was a little worried, but so far so good. No evidence of anything leaking out the sides or anything like that. There is no smell, either, but I think that's because we use a pretty good litter and we clear it out multiple times a day. There isn't too much litter scatter! The plastic looks pretty cheap in person, but oh well. It does the job!

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  10. oh lovely cat ! i love your blog!

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  11. Sometime I feel like somehow you can read my mind, even though I haven't physically met you and you live miles and miles away.

    Just the other day I felt like the litter box just didn't belong since it's in between the washing and drying machine in the laundry room. What if someone accidentally dropped something in there?

    I have two kitties though and let's just say they eat a ton!
    hehe

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  12. Ummm... I think I know what someone's Christmas cards are going to look like!!! You just have to find a wee kitty sized parka!!!!!

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  13. Aurelie: Thank you! She is a very lovely cat.

    Melissa: I dropped a shoe in the open litter box once. Ew. I am pretty fanatical about scooping it though! If I am not, Oreo lets me know that she is displeased!

    April: Genius, AS USUAL.

    Kay: Thanks!

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  14. Haha, the Booda! My cats have this and love it. They appreciate their privacy I guess!

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  15. I REALLY want that expensive ModKat box! Isn't it great?? Hopefully a knockoff will appear at our local Petsmart soon :)

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  16. We've had this issue a few things... how can we hide the cat litter box or get one that looks nice? Don't think it's ever an easy one... the States has much nicer ones though.

    Our littlest cat is called Fizzgig but only seems to respond when we call her Fizzle! Aren't cats strange?!

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