One for Your Cat
If your problem is not so much a stinky musical act as a stinky
kitty cat, the solution may be the Litter-Robot™ from Automated Pet
Care Products, Inc. (
www.litter-robot.com). You'll never sift,
scoop, or bag kitty droppings again, as the poopbot does all the
work for you. When your cat enters the porthole, a sensor detects
his presence and prevents the device from operating until he leaves.
While the patented sifter is in operation, the globe rotates slowly to
discourage reentry. If the little sneak manages to get inside anyway,
the machinery shuts off automatically.
The company emphasizes safety, noting that Litter-Robot runs
off a modest 12 VDC, and there are no moving parts, sharp
objects, or electrical wiring inside that could harm your pet. Plus,
the waste drawer holds several days' worth of waste, so you can
head out for a long weekend without worry.
The device is designed for cats weighing up to 15 lb
( 7 kg), but "larger cats have adapted to the Litter-Robot
without problems." Plus, for an extra $20, you can get the
"bubble" version which provides extra elbow room and a view outside. The only obvious downside is that the standard model
will run you $339.99, which is probably considerably more than you paid for Tigger (including the neutering charges). SV
The Litter-Robot automates cat box
maintenance — for a price.
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