No potty training necessary: Rains force feline to toilet

SOURCE: The Walton Sun

What is an outdoor cat supposed to do when the rains just won’t stop coming?

Miles is a Santa Rosa Beach feline resident who has used the great outdoors for his toiletry needs for
potty trained cat all of his 11 years.

However, since South Walton has experienced a monsoon season of almost non-stop rain this July, Miles has felt the need to alter his habits.

“The yards have been so flooded that he didn’t want to go out,” says owner Chase Johnson.

Miles learned early on how to urinate in the toilet, says Johnson, but only occasionally — that is until the Fourth of July weekend.

“I did not train him to use the toilet; he just does it,” said Johnson. “He used to prefer to go out, but now he only uses the toilet. And after he finishes he wipes the seat with his paw like he is covering it up in a litter box.”

Johnson is not sure whether Miles’ change of habits occurred due to the massive rainy season or the fireworks that might have frightened him. Maybe a combination of the two are to blame. All she knows is that these days, Miles only pees in her toilet.

Johnson has owned Miles since his kitten days when a friend found a litter of kittens in her bushes that included Miles.

“For a long time I thought I had a ghost, and it was freaking me out because I would find urine in the toilet and it wasn’t from me,” said Johnson.  “Then, one day I caught him using it.”

Flash forward more than a decade and the stormy summer of 2013 forced Johnson to buy something she has never owned before — a litter box. It turns out that Miles’ toilet etiquette does not extend to No. 2. Miles was never trained to use a litter box either, but once presented with one, he seemed to know instinctively what to do.

“Miles has changed a lot in the last month,” says Johnson. “Maybe it’s his age, or the fireworks, or the flooding.

Kitty Litter Cake Recipe

Kitty Litter Cake Receipe

What is more disgusting than cleaning a litter box? Eating from one!
This kitty litter cat recipe is tasty. That is if you can get over how it looks.

Kitty Litter Cake Recipe
You know how we feel about litter boxes at CitiKitty. Gross! What better way to celebrate the disgustingness of a litter box then to serve one to your friends in the form of a cake?

What you will need:
New Litter Box
New Litter Box Scoop

Ingredients:
1 (18.25 ounce) package German chocolate cake mix
1 (18.25 ounce) package white cake mix
2 (3.5 ounce) packages instant vanilla pudding mix
1 (12 ounce) package vanilla sandwich cookies
3 drops green food coloring
1 (12 ounce) package Tootsie Rolls

Directions:

  1. Prepare cake mixes and bake according to package directions (any size pan).
  2. Prepare pudding according to package directions and chill until ready to assemble.
  3. Crumble sandwich cookies in small batches in a food processor, scraping often. Set aside all but 1/4 cup. To the 1/4 cup add a few drops of green food coloring and mix.
  4. When cakes are cooled to room temperature, crumble them into a large bowl. Toss with 1/2 of the remaining cookie crumbs, and the chilled pudding. You probably won’t need all of the pudding, you want the cake to be just moist, not soggy.
  5. Line kitty litter box with the kitty litter liner. Put cake mixture into box.
  6. Put half of the unwrapped tootsie rolls in a microwave safe dish and heat until softened. Shape the ends so that they are no longer blunt, and curve the tootsie rolls slightly. Bury tootsie rolls randomly in the cake and sprinkle with half of the remaining cookie crumbs. Sprinkle a small amount of the green colored cookie crumbs lightly over the top.
  7. Heat 3 or 4 of the tootsie rolls in the microwave until almost melted. Scrape them on top of the cake and sprinkle lightly with some of the green cookie crumbs. Heat the remaining tootsie rolls until pliable and shape as before. Spread all but one randomly over top of cake mixture. Sprinkle with any remaining cookie crumbs. Hang the remaining tootsie roll over side of litter box and sprinkle with a few green cookie crumbs. Serve with the pooper scooper to insure gag reflex.