It’s Mondays With Merlin and I’m your host Merlin, a meezer geezer. I taught my mom Layla something new about litter boxes this week. Cats are never ending founts of wisdom!
We all know multiple cats need multiple litter boxes spread out on each floor of a home. The current rule is one litter box per cat plus one but what happens when your cat’s needs change? When cats getter older, they slow down. They might have less mobility from arthritis or like me, blindness from cataracts.
Stairs can be a challenge and last week, I just couldn’t get to the litter in time and took a whiz in the entry hall. Then yesterday, oops in the living room. When you’re old and confused, it’s a schlep to trek 50 feet to a litter box. Accidents are gonna happen. And if you think your old kitty is going to like going into a moldy basement, a dusty furnace room, a noisy laundry room, think again. We deserve better, quieter and cleaner areas. Think like a cat!
So, Layla surveyed every nook and cranny of our pretty big house to figure the distances between each litter boxes and discovered both my “accident” areas were close to each other and at least 25 feet from a litter box. She added another box in the area and I like this new rule: a litter box within 25 feet of each other. You may need to adjust the distance for your cat(s). Just don’t make us run hoops getting to the litter box.