Thursday, July 2, 2015

Litter Champ Makes Litter Disposal Easy-Peasy

When my kids were babies back in the mid-90's, I received this new-fangled device called a Diaper Genie. It was a way to dispose of dirty diapers by sealing each one and collecting them in a plastic container. When the container was full, you'd remove the dirty diapers, which then looked like a string of sausages. It was pretty cool, and I used that baby through two kids' worth of diapered bottoms.

I'd totally forgotten about the good ol' Diaper Genie until Litter Champ contacted me and asked if I'd like to review their litter disposal system. I looked at the product and was like, "Diaper Genie, but for kitty clumps!" Of course I wanted to try it. What am I, crazy?

On the Litter Champ's big arrival day, my cats were all over the scene -- especially Phoebe, my number one box-inspector.

After adequately examining the package, she settled onto the pile of packing plastic and watched me assemble the product.

It was easy to assemble and ready to accept deposits within minutes.

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Here's what I like about the Litter Champ:

No daily trips to the garbage can. The biodegradable liners seal in odor and store each scoop. You only make one garbage run when the bag is full. With three cats, it took nearly a week to fill one liner..

After the liner is full, you simply use the little cutting tool inside the Champ to sever it, and then tie a knot at the bottom to create a new liner. It feels like a never-ending bag. That's not true, though -- the liners do last a long time, but you can purchase replacements.

There's a little foot pedal, so you don't have to touch the Litter Champ while depositing the clumps. Oh, and a scoop comes with it!

Cat lovers with children: no worries -- there's a child-proof lock to keep little hands out of the inner workings of the product.

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Overall, I love the product. The only issue for me is that I have multiple boxes, so I'd probably want one next to each box, otherwise I'd track litter while transporting the scoop from the box to the device.

Phoebe's opinion? She really, really enjoyed the box in which the Litter Champ arrived. Four paws-up from her!

Want to order your own Litter Champ? Click here for more info, and to place an order!

This post is sponsored by Litter Champ. I was given a free product to review, but Catladyland only shares information and products we feel are relevant to our readers. Litter Champ is not responsible for the content of this article.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Return Home, Wrath of Cat

I just returned from the Bay Area, where there were two fabulous Texts from Mittens events. The first was at Pegasus Books in Berkeley, and the other was at Cat Town Cat Cafe and Adoption Center in Oakland. They were both a ton of fun, and successful -- plus, I got to hang with old friends and meet some new ones.

Here are links to pics from both events:

Pegasus Books
Cat Town

Of course, when I returned home, Cosmo gave me the silent treatment for a couple of hours, treating me like a total pariah. Hey, I know my bag smells like other cats and you were certain I abandoned you forever, but I missed you, buddy!

Also, I will never abandon you, silly boy. Still, I had to face the wrath of this cranky face ... at least for a short time.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The Snark is Loud and Proud

Cats have a knack for sporting that perfect snarky look. In general, cats are pretty clear about their irritation with us. My cats enjoying expressing this disdain when they see me pointing a camera in their direction.

Phoebe's snark is loud and proud.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

I Trust Weather Whiskers

I adore cats-as-people, and one of the pleasures of my day is checking out the weather on the Weather Whiskers phone app. Nobody at Weather Whiskers HQ paid me to promote their ridiculously adorable product, but it just feels wrong not to share it with you. Wrong, I say! Perhaps a crime.

And guess what? It's available for the iPhone as well as Android models. And it's free!

Seriously, gaze upon this guy. Wouldn't you rather get your current weather conditions from him instead of some boring meteorologist in a gray suit? Of course you would. Plus, look at those glasses -- you can trust those glasses. He's not the only feline weather guru -- there are a number of kitties ready to answer the question on everyone's mind every day: "What's it like outside?"

Sunny, with a chance of YES CATS!

Friday, June 12, 2015

CatConLA Was a Blast -- Get Your Signed Texts from Mittens Book!

Wow! I had a fantastic time at CatConLA last weekend, and just now feel like I'm catching up. I took tons of pics, which you can see here.

The vendors were phenomenal, the people-watching was fantastic, and over 70 cats were adopted through CatConLA and Best Friends Animal Society!

Plus, Francesco Marciuliano and I presented "Humor ... With Cats" to a crowd of hundreds -- it was so much fun!

If you didn't get a chance to make it to CatConLA this year (yes, there's one planned for 2016!), and would like a personalized copy of Texts from Mittens, you can buy one directly from me for the low, low price of $14 (including U.S. shipping -- ask about int'l).

Send me an email:

Hope to see you there next year!

Friday, June 5, 2015

My Cat Thinks He's Scary ... Um, No

Just landed in LA yesterday, in preparation for CatConLA (you can still get tickets, by the way). Super pumped to present and sign Texts from Mittens books on Sunday!

It was definitely hard to leave my boy Cosmo, who acts like a lost little kitten when I'm not around. He tried to intimidate me into staying, but with no good results. Sorry, bud -- I do not fear that face.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Cats Make Space Where There is None

Cats really are like liquid. They can somehow squeeze themselves into the most interesting spaces. I've heard cockroaches can do that, too. Cats are way better than cockroaches, though -- I don't think I want to snuggle a cockroach anytime soon. Do you suddenly feel itchy? I do.

Last night I was lying on the sofa, and Cosmo decided he wanted to squeeze himself into the space -- which was really a non-space -- between my leg and the sofa. He could have just climbed in my lap, but he seemed to want the challenge. So there he went, creating room where there was once none. I'm sure he was pleased; however, that position didn't look all that comfortable to me.


Friday, May 29, 2015

Cats: Wake Up and Allow Us to Ignore You

Sometimes my cats are blatant about waking me up in the morning. They meow loudly, and my eyes pop open to their noses just inches away from mine. Other times, they act nonchalantly about the whole business. They combine the "I'm here to 'encourage' you to haul your lazy butt out of bed and feed me," and "I'm ignoring you, because that's what I do best."

Phoebe demonstrated this combo perfectly this morning.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

My Cat's Eyeball Art

Cosmo's not always (ever) fond of having his photo taken. He does that whole "look away and pretend she's not there" thing.

Ha! I got him! You can totally see the reflection of my phone in his eyeball. So not only did I snag a great pic of him, it's kind of artsy, too.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Cats Let Us Know When They're Done

Last weekend I was at The Cat Connection in Dallas for a Texts from Mittens event. Stevie, the store cat, wasn't shy and I was excited to make friends with her. She followed me around and supervised (of course) as I set up. She rooted out the bags of catnip in my purse, and stretched herself across my table. Stevie was quite the hostess.

At one point, I couldn't handle it anymore and had to pick her up. She was friendly enough and didn't resist my enthusiastic snuggles and baby talk.

Then, like most cats, she told me in no uncertain terms she was finished with our little getting-to-know-you session. Mostly she told me with her teeth.

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