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A Proper Pooper

Even though we live in a less than 1,000 square foot condo, I could not imagine my home without the cat and the dog. I do not understand people who do not love pets! Though I do understand people who say that they are messy.

Some people think litterboxes are disgusting – but I say, you (should) pick up your dogs messes too! Theres no difference, at least with the box I use a scooper and not a bag in my hand 🙂 But I love cats and dogs equally.

We keep our litterbox in the rarely used guest bathroom. I scoop it almost daily and we don’t have a problem with odor (unless he’s just freshly dropped one.)

However, we have been having a problem with the dog getting in the box. It’s messy and gross. We end up with little litter pellets all over the floor. So, after scrolling through the internet, I was inspired to get a top entry box. Or, more like it, to make one. I found this tutorial online and went to town.

DIY Top Entry Litter Box - Charleston Crafted

I started with a tupperware bin with a lid. I wanted one that was big enough for about 2 sitting cats, so that he would have room to turn around and dig and kick. I liked that this one was opaque- so you can see when its messy without seeing too much detail.

DIY Top Entry Litter Box - Charleston Crafted

I sat it where his old box went without the lid. I initially tried it with a liner but didn’t have bags that fit right. The box itsself is not hard to rinse out in the tub.

I let him use it like this, without a lid, for about a week. I haven’t had any issue with him using it, i think he enjoys jumping up and in.

DIY Top Entry Litter Box - Charleston Crafted

Meanwhile, I planned the lid. I traced a plate to get a round hole just bigger than him.

Then I tried and failed to cut it out. Sean ended up having to use a box cutter and mad strength to make the cut.

DIY Top Entry Litter Box - Charleston Crafted

Finally, we put it all together. And he loves it! The dog can’t get in & the litter is staying in the box 90 percent more.

DIY Top Entry Litter Box - Charleston Crafted

To clean it, all you do it snap off the lid and scoop. It’s awesome!

DIY Cat Litter box - Charleston Crafted

DIY Cat Litter box - Charleston Crafted

DIY Cat Litter box - Charleston Crafted

Have you done anything to improve your pet’s hygene?

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