We’d only had Blackie for a few years, when we thought we’d lost him forever.
The three of us were leaving for dinner, so we closed the back door, locked it and went on our way. We realized later that night that Blackie was missing, and that we must have locked him out of the house.
We were panicked. I followed the advice I’d found online for how to find a cat, setting out our dirty socks so he could detect our scent. It had been a few days, and we were starting to accept the idea that we may never find Blackie, when I caught a glimpse of a familiar figure walking on the other side of the fence.
Not wanting to get my daughter’s hopes up, I said nothing. Then the figure walked by again, and I knew.
Our hearts started racing with hope as we went into our neighbors backyard….but Blackie wasn’t there. Just when were about to go back home, I decided to look behind a stack of wood leaning against the neighbor’s house. Sure enough, those big green eyes were peering up at us, and my little girl quickly scooped him up into her arms.
Blackie was home.
Thankfully this story had a happy ending!
Now, as frightening as that experience was, there was this little part of me that kept thinking about the litter box…
If we didn’t find Blackie, I’d be free of the litter box. Don’t judge me.
I’ve been struggling with the litter box dilemma for years. Where to keep it, how to keep Blackie from missing the box, trying lidded boxes, self-scooping boxes, tall boxes, and eventually a homemade one. I’ve done everything I can think of to be able to live peacefully with the litter box.
If Blackie can love us, stinky socks and all, then I can find a way.
Right now, the litter box is in an open area in between the breakfast room and kitchen. Unsightly, I know. Gross even. Obviously, I want to keep odor under control…
Thankfully, I’ve discovered a new litter that does more than litter box odor control, it eliminates it. The natural carbon and plant extracts in Fast Acting Fresh Step® neutralizes odors instantly and naturally. I can’t smell anything, even when standing right over the litter box.
If you have a cat, I recommend giving Fast Acting a try. During the promotion period, it is only available at Walmart. It comes in a 25 lb. size, and when you buy Fast Acting Fresh Step® you can get triple paw points to earn fun stuff for your cat.
Speaking of fun stuff, we just installed a pet door and now we will gradually move the litter box from the kitchen to the garage…giving Blackie a chance to acclimate to the new location.
Another happy ending.
While this may be the end of my litter box problems, it’s the beginning for the Fresh Step and Meow Mix partnership. They, along with Walmart, have teamed up to provide solutions that improve and strengthen the relationship with your cat.
I’d say they’re off to a good start.
p.s. I’ll be back soon to share more about Meow Mix® and a funny Blackie story.
See you in class,
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