Saturday, July 28, 2018

Caturday on the Lake

I mentioned yesterday how I am, apparently, in the mood to scribble up some more bookish doodles. For whatever reason, I'm thinking that this newest series of drawings will be all about bookish kitties (and a bookish pup or two) reading in all sorts of random and quaint locales. When I mentioned this to my sister, she told me she wanted to see a kitty reading in a little boat on a lake. So, that's why this little doodle was scribbled up:


Of course, that there bookworm kitty on the lake is our contribution to Athena's Caturday Art blog hop.


Don't forget to visit Athena to see the art all of our friends have created!

Happy Caturday to all!



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Our Tip of the Day:

We're continuing on with our litter box tips today by discussing location. When deciding where to put litter boxes in your home, there are a variety of considerations to make. For example, you cat likely won't want to do their business in a high traffic area, where there are many distractions and little to no privacy. At the same time, though, many cats will also likely not want to be hidden away in an small, enclosed area, such as a small closet. Placing a litter box in a small, enclosed area such as a small closet will likely trap the smell, which some cats are averse to. What's more, using the litter box is one way in which cats often instinctively believe they are making a territorial display, and so hiding away the litter box, where no one can see them do their business, might lead to out-of-box behavior for territorial reasons.

All of the above being said, consider where in your home might work best for a box to be both away from heavy traffic, yet close enough to the goings-on for your kitty to still feel included. Dedicated litter box rooms, corners of bedrooms or living rooms, bathrooms, laundry rooms, or even large closets with their doors kept open, can all make for good litter box areas. It really depends on how your home is set up, and where your kitty might feel most comfortable. Just as we've mentioned before, though, it also might simply come down to your cat's preference. Perhaps your cat enjoys using the restroom right in front of you, or perhaps your cat actually prefers to go in a closed closet. In the end, if your cat displays a preference for litter box placement, try your best to stick with that.

We'll also now mention that, when selecting litter box location, also take into consideration how many cats you have. In homes with many cats, it is often ideal to spread litter boxes throughout the house, as best as possible. This is especially the case if there is any bullying amongst your cats. If all of the boxes are in one room, a bullied or timid cat might prefer to steer clear of using the restroom with other cats nearby, and therefore might begin out-of-box behavior elsewhere in the house. They even might simply hold their urine, which can lead to a variety of medical issues. So, especially in multicat homes, do consider the number of and comfort of all cats when deciding how few and far between to place the litter boxes. Then again, this consideration also might be important for even a single cat who is geriatric or has issues with mobility. For such a kitty, having multiple litter box options, in areas of the house where they most often hang out, can help them more easily urinate and defecate when and where needed.

There sure are a lot of considerations to make when it comes to that litter box. You of course have to choose a type of box, as well as how many. Once you have that settled, it's all about deciding where to place the litter boxes in your home. Fear not, though, as you and your kitty, or kitties, will figure it out. If nothing else, trial and error will often lead your kitty to letting you know what he or she prefers.

13 comments:

Ruby's Rescued Life said...

I love this doodle - especially the look on the kitty's face. Must be a very good book. Happy Saturday!

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

Oh we love to read so bookworm kitties are right up our ally. And the kitty on the lake looks as if they are having a pawesome time

messymimi said...

Books and cats are two of the best things ever!

With our many cats, we just put litter boxes pretty much everywhere and hope for the best. So far, so good.

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

The kitty looks very interested in the book.

pilch92 said...

Such a cute doodle and excellent tips.

Little Binky and Granny said...

Can you row the boat and read for me, cutie :D Pawkisses for a Happy Weekend :) <3

Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty said...

Aww... so cute!

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie

World of Animals, Inc said...

Caturday on the Lake sounds like a really relaxing place to be right now. We love your doodles and hope to see many more in the future. Very cute. Thanks for the share. Have a wonderful weekend.
World of Animals

The Swiss Cats said...

What lovely doddle ! Purrs

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

I love it! I enjoy seeing kitties reading everywhere :)

Cathy Keisha said...

Cute little cat catching some rays while reading. How about a kitty reading in a hammock?

meowmeowmans said...

We love the idea of floating along in a boat while reading a good book! :)

Eastside Cats said...

Once I'm off the computer, I'll pick up a book! Cute doodle, and we went to the hardware store and purchased big bins used for mixing cement. Our long cats fit in them nicely! My favorite litter box is a feel bin from a farmer supply store; it's oval! Will replace the rectangular boxes with ovals over time.