When you live in a small apartment like me and my husband, you don’t have a lot of space for extra things like… say a litter box. I researched hidden litter boxes on various department store websites and there were few pieces under $50, some even more than that. Come on, I love this cat, but I wasn’t about to pay 50 bucks just so Pepé le Pew could poop in style. I decided it would be easy enough to make myself.
So, the hunt began for the perfect furniture piece to turn in to our little feline’s potty. I looked at yard sales, thrift stores, flea markets and just couldn’t seem to find what I was looking for. Everything was either too wide, too long, too much open space, or too down right ugly.
But thanks to a friend who came through for us in the end, we found our piece! We got a call asking if we wanted some furniture from his apartment that he was moving out of and was no longer in need of. I mean really, when do the Leachman’s ever turn down free stuff? So, we graciously accepted. The small, white cabinet was a little different from what I originally had in mind, but I told myself to stop being so stuck up about it and make it work. So I did.
My husband used some manly tools to measure and cut a hole in the side of the piece. And there you have it. That’s it. Easy as pie and it took about 10 minutes, cost practically nothing and looks great!
In the end, it turned out better than I expected. Once she gets bigger, we might have to upgrade to a bigger furniture piece and container, but for now it works great. Here are a few more shots of the litter box. This first one just shows the cabinet with the mat next to it, that catches the extra litter on her paws.
We bought a plastic container at Wal-Mart for $2 and filled it with kitty litter. We cut the front of it so it would be short enough for her to get into. It works perfect for her and she has done really well with it.
And this is a view of it with one of the cabinet doors opened. We left it open the first couple of days to make sure she remembered where it was. She’s very smart and has gone to it every time.
I’m glad it worked out. It will be nice to have the litter box hidden, being such an unattractive feature of owning a cat and all.
She gets really feisty sometimes, but she’s a kitten so I know she just wants to play. I get frustrated when she claws at my toes and fingers and tries to bite them, but how can you stay mad when she does this?