Ruki's Litterati Report

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Hi, my name is Ruki and I'm litter phobic.

It's hard to remember how it all began ... probably because I was dropped out of a limousine onto my head as a kitten, so I don't recall my earliest origins -- period. All I know is that I did what any beautiful, teenage amnesiac Tabby Cat could do to get by. Living on the streets wasn't easy ... but pooping by the side of the road was. I did it wherever I wanted, whenever I wanted, and nobody was there to tell me I had to do it "inside the box."

However, I eventually found myself both homeless and knocked-up. I wanted my own kittens to have a chance at the good life, a chance at the luxury I had come to suspect I'd been unwittingly robbed of that fateful day I was kicked to the curb in a bad neighborhood somewhere in the middle of the Bronx.

So, I pawned myself off to (or purred my way into, depending how you look at it) the local pet rescue facility, where I gave birth. My little ones and I were quickly fostered by a kind couple who posted my photo on The kitties were easily adopted away to good homes, but not everyone wants a young, single mama cat with a bad litter-tude.

Luckily, my new mistress had a lot of patience with me. We've had our ups and downs, but ultimately I understand why she wants me to use the litter box. And I do -- for the most part. And when I don't, there's a reason.

Keep reading this column where I'll divulge the secrets, excuses, and rationalizations for why your own feisty feline refuses to properly use his or her litter box ... but also the tricks of the cat poop-scooping trade.

Scratch back 'atcha soon!


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I recently had a stray orange cat adopt me he is also litter phobic. So I trained him to ask to go potty outside, he has a favorite tree that he will do is duty by very quickly. So if I do not want to leave him outside and allow him to take his time I carry him to the tree and with in 3 mins I am back in the house. And in my world litter is the most expensive part of having a cat. While my food cost increased by adding another mouth to feed the litter cost stayed the same. He has had a few accidents but he doesn't like to pee on carpet, just my dirty laundry or blankets that might be on the floor.

April 24 2012 at 5:30 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I hope Ruki will have an answer for me soon, :)

April 12 2012 at 10:12 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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