||[Jul. 19th, 2008|10:56 pm]
Hank DeBoer, MT-BC
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Attention all kitty owners:
My friend Suzi's kat had 5 kittens, and I am thinking about taking one of them...But I've had mostly negative experiences co-existing with cats in the past. Can anyone tell me some reasons why I should or shouldn't keep a kat?
Also...big important question...Does having a litterbox in an apartment make the whole place smell bad? I'm a real stickler about keeping stuff like that klean, but will I be able to realistically keep up with it? Most of the people I know throw the litterbox in a basement or something, but I don't have one of those.
I honestly kept the litter box in the bathroom while I was in an apartment. It made for really easy cleanup :D and cats are pretty good at holding it, since THEY want to use the litterbox as well.
>.> I don't know the first thing about littertraining them in the first place... But honestly? If you can clean it once a day (or even once every two or so, for a single cat -- I used to go out on weekends and they were fine) -- the cats will take care of themselves.
I used to not be a cat person at all, until I got one. You should definitely go for it - they are so fun to have around!
No, a litterbox does not make the whole place smell bad. We used to keep ours in a corner of the bathroom when we lived in a small apartment, and just cleaned it out every 2 days so that it stays fresh. And replace all of the litter every few weeks. Our cat does kick the litter all over the place, which is annoying, so I would recommend one of those covered litterboxes to prevent that (and also look a bit nicer since it's out in the open).
Actually, there have been very few negatives to having a cat. Sometimes she wakes us up at night if we've been gone for a long weekend and she's excited we're back.
But positives: super cute, litter trained, easy to take care of, you can leave them alone for a long weekend and they won't overeat, fun to play with.
JESUS CHRIST TOXOPLASMOSIS IS SKARY
Up to 1/3 of the population worldwide is estimated to be infected? That's too high for something I didn't even know existed! And the dangers involved in eating/preparing meat? Kreepy! I wanted to keep the litterbox in the kitchen...but this information makes me think twice about that.
I also fynd myself wanting to stay away from French people now...lol.
However, since I am not immuno-compromised, and as far as I know, neither is Jordan...I'm still konsidering the kitty option. We both know I'd rather have a dog...but there are many faktors keeping me from getting a doggy. :(
Anyhoo, that was an interesting read and I'll keep the info in mynd if I do end up kittified.
HA, in related news, I just logged into AIM, and there was an ad that said, "Call France, 1.5 cents per minute!" and I was like, "FRENCH PEOPLE? NOOOOO" lol
In yet other related news, I am having disturbing mental images of cat owners in berets, zombified walking toward me saying, "One of us! ONE OF USSSSS!"
ha ha ha!