EVERYONE NEEDS PRIVACY
And quite frankly, I don’t want a huge-a** litter box to be the first thing guests see when they enter my home.
Facebook Marketplace is THE go-to place for shopping these days.
For all the things you never knew you needed
as my husband says.
That is where I found the solid wood cabinet to create Ricky’s fancy ‘half bath.’ It met all criteria: big enough for a big cat’s box, a drawer for people stuff, and a drawer for pet stuff, as well as cupboard space for larger items and plastic bags for tending said cat box.
It came with a top section that I subsequently donated online. Who knew so many people would be interested in the top half of a hutch!?
We sanded it down, primed it, and painted it ‘Empire State’ grey. My husband cut out a hole at the end of the cabinet for Ricky to access his box and added a shelf for our older kitty not to have so far to jump after lounging on his ‘rooftop lookout.’
It didn’t take any time for Ricky to discover and make use of his box.
How’s that for a thank you!?
Because Ricky’s box is covered, I didn’t bother to staple a plastic sheet to the cabinet surrounding the box. If you decide to create such a cabinet and use an uncovered tray, you may wish to consider the plastic to keep dust from covering items in other parts of the cabinet.
If you have cats and dogs, and your cat isn’t good at asking to go into the room where his box is located, you may also consider attaching a microchip cat flap. This way, the dogs have no choice but to respect the cat’s privacy.
CATS ONLY – NO DOGS ALLOWED
We hope you enjoyed this tutorial; please comment and let us know how you hide your litter.