|Posted by firstname.lastname@example.org on June 15, 2012 at 4:40 PM|
Here we are near the third week of toilet training. Things have gotten much better over these two weeks. Every week we cut the hole in the center of the city Kitty pan so the hole is larger. Every week the pan holds less and less litter. Every week we have less mess.
The City Kitty perforations didn't work as well as I'd hoped when I cut the second hole. The plastic tore so I tried using duck tape to hold the tear together. That worked fine. Glad I didn't have to throw away the seat and start all over.
Lady Bug, our kitten, is growing less infatuated with the litter as time goes by so she is spreading it around the bathroom less. But as the center whole gets bigger, she has become a little infatuated with that. She often climbs onto the toilet seat just to push litter down the hole and watch it fall into the water!
Mr Beanz as the first to poo in the hole. The first time she did, Lady Bug climbed up on the seat and checked out what Beanz left behind in the water. It was a riot to watch! The kitten chatted away with her head down the hole as if she were enjoying the echo!
The next day Beanz successfully peed in the hole. So now Beanz leaves no mess behind. This is AWESOME. Kitty still hasn't pooed in the hole but she is now peeing in the hole. I remember toilet training toddlers and being so excited the first time we heard pee hit the water. It's deja vu all over again with the cats. Never thought I'd be happy to hear that sound again! LOL!
We still have two more rings to cut before we can be considered "toilet trained" so we will continue for another two weeks. But I must admit, this has been a surprising effortless transition for the cats. Neither has had any accidents nor have they displayed unhappiness or frustration with the toilet training. Yesterday we purchased a soft toilet seat thinking it would be more comfortable for the cats and it would be easier for them to balance and grab onto without slipping.
We're excited. This is actually working. Fingers crossed!