Friday, February 9, 2018

The Case of the Missing Poo - #Catspiracy

Millions of cats around the world now believe humans are making a big business out of stockpiling cat poo. But, where are they keeping it? The mystery unfolds in Catspiracy 2018.
Brulee and Truffle check out the PetSafe® ScoopFree® Ultra Cleaning Litter Box



We've always had a few litter boxes around the house to do our business and we were always proud of our deposits! In fact, we always try to make them memorable so our humans can appreciate our value. Recently, however, our poop has been disappearing and we can't find it. We no longer see Mom Paula grunting as she bends over to scoop our litter boxes. There aren't containers of plastic bags to obtain our poop. In fact, Mom Paula isn't visiting the trash can outside as much lately.  What is happening? It's the Catspiracy Mystery!!!



Truffle inspects the ScoopFree® Ultra Self-Cleaning Litter Box

The culprit appears to be the new ScoopFree® Ultra Self-Cleaning Litter Box from PetSafe® we recently received. Kitties around the world believe this machine is harvesting our cat poo for profit and storing it on the moon or somewhere else we can't get to. All we know is that when we go in this machine, our poo mysteriously disappears within minutes and we can't find any evidence of its existence. Check into the Catspiracy theory by watching the video below and visiting the webpage.




We enjoy having a little fun with our readers, but let's get serious for a moment. We're going to tell you a little about the ScoopFree® Ultra Self-Cleaning Litter Box first and then we'll turn it over to Mom Paula so she can tell you about our experience with it.

This litter box is a self-cleaning box that you simply plug in and leave it alone for a few weeks. There is an automatic rake that will sweep solid waste into a covered compartment within 5, 10, or 20 minutes (you choose the time frame) after a cat uses it. If your cat re-enters the box or another cat decides to go in, there is a safety sensor that will reset the timer. There is a built-in health counter that tracks how many times your cat uses the box. This could be invaluable in determining if there are any health problems. The Ultra Self-Cleaning Litter Box comes with an optional privacy hood, which can help keep the litter inside the box. There is a special, crystal litter that absorbs moisture inside the disposable litter trays. This litter is up to 5 times more effective in reducing odors than clas and clumping litter. Features of the crystal litter are the disposable trays, 5-10x less litter than clay or clumping, 99% dust free, absorbs urine on contact and dries solid waste to reduce odor, and lasts up to 30 days for one cat.


Brulee and Truffle investigating the case of the missing poo 

Mom Paula - I'm going to be totally honest with our readers. I was very hesitant to use this automatic litter box. PetSafe contacted me several months ago about the litter box and at first, I turned them down. I was concerned that the noise of the rake would scare the girls and the wouldn't use the litter box or that their long fur would get caught in some type of mechanical contraptions. I agreed to try the box back before Christmas and warned the representative that the girls may not use it, but I was willing to try it out. 

I waited until after the holidays to take it out of the box. It was very easy to set up. The disposable litter tray fit easily under the base and the cover clicked into place with little effort. I made sure I read the instructions carefully and held my breath as I plugged it in. I chose to place the automatic litter box beside one of the boxes that the girls already used. They were immediately curious about the box, but didn't use it for several days. The first time I plugged it in, I watched the girls like a hawk to make sure they weren't spooked or caught in the rake. I would even unplug the litter box when I left the house. It turns out my fears were unfounded. After about a couple of weeks, I heard someone scratching in the box and quietly walked over to investigate. Truffle was inside the box! When she exited, I manually pressed the button for the rake and it was very quiet and effective. I honestly haven't been able to smell anything from the box. The urine is soaked up quickly and the solid waste is hidden. I love the built-in health counter. Truffle continues to use this box, but also uses the other box with the clumping litter. Brulee is still curious about the box, but hasn't used it yet, and it's been a little over a month since I set it up. That's okay because I still have additional litter boxes in the house and the girls can choose which they prefer. Remember, the rule of thumb for litter boxes is to have the same number of boxes as you do cats, plus one. The rake is extremely quiet, but it always grabs Brulee's attention. She will walk over to the box and look in it, but she won't go in. I've thought about taking the cover off to see if she will go inside. The interior of this box is a little smaller than the more traditional boxes they use. In my honest opinion, this is a great litter box for those cats who like a clean box after they use it and for humans who like automation in helping them care for their feline children. I'll definitely keep using this box along with the others.

Let me say with all honesty - I am surprisingly impressed with this litter box! I don't notice any smells coming from the box once the waste is raked and there is no urine smell. Truffle appears to love it. Brulee still hasn't used it, but that's okay. 




We love products from PetSafe® and have shared them with you over the past couple of years. We encourage you to read more about the ScoopFree® Ultra Self-Cleaning Litter Box and other products on the PetSafe website. You can connect with PetSafe on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. PetSafe is an industry leader in the development of innovative pet behavioral, containment, and lifestyle product solutions.

The PetSafe ScoopFree Ultra Self-Cleaning Litter Box is available at PetSafe.com, Amazon, Chewy.com, and multiple retail stores across the country.




Giveaway

Now for the fun part!  We're excited to announce that one of our readers can win a ScoopFree® Ultra Self-Cleaning Litter Box of her own.   No purchase necessary. The giveaway is open to residents of the United States 18+ years, except where prohibited by law. The giveaway will run from February 9 - 19, 2018, ending at 11:59pm ET. The winner will be randomly selected by Rafflecopter (powered by Random.org) and notified via email. Winner will have 48 hours to claim the prize; failure to do so will result in forfeiture of the prize and a new winner will be randomly chosen. To qualify for the giveaway, a comment must be left on our blog post.  Other entry options are available after a comment is left.  Please check your email and be sure to add sweetpurrfections@sc.rr.com to your address book!  Good luck!

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56 comments:

  1. I have 4 cats this would be great for keeping the room fresh.

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  2. That looks like a cool litter box.

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  3. I have never use this self-cleaning litter box before. This looks like it would be a delightful addition for a cat.

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  4. 8 cats. I am TIRED of scooping poo all day long!!! The second I scoop, their right back in line to use again!!!!

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  5. I have not used a self cleaning litter box but it will make my life easier because it would make cleaning up a lot easier. I have 2 felines! :)

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  6. We've had automatic litter boxes since I long before I ever came to live here... funny enough, neither Sparkle nor I cared for them, but Binga and Boodie like them just fine.

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  7. I have one automatic litter box but would desperately love one in our main bathroom, too! We have both cats and dogs, so no matter how quickly I scoop the litter after one of the cats potties, it never fails but that one or more of the dogs gets into it. I love that my dogs aren't able to eat poop from the automatic litter box!

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  8. I have never had a self cleaning cat box but boy have I wanted one for some time! Not only would it help keep my home smelling clean, but I won't have to constantly scoop multiple times a day and if I am not home for a long period of time, my cats will be happy knowing they have a fresh and clean litter box every time they use it!

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  9. I'd love to try one! I thought a water fountain would scare Bear ... but he eventually got used to the noise - which gave me hope for automatic litter boxes. Now that we have two cats, it's important to me to be sure they don't have to step in each others' business.

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  10. Interesting - not shure if I'd like it or not. We know Angelique probably wouldn't - she's more "sensitive" to those things and prefurs an open box.

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  11. Well, I gotta say, dad says something like that is such a waste of money. Sure, there's only me here, and dad's been scooping poop for a gazillion years and is used to it. He and mom enjoy their minimalism all around, and this "contraption", as he refers to it, is not something you'll find in our home any time soon. Good idea, though, for those who'd use it.

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  12. I think it would help keep the litter box area smell better.

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  13. That's nice to know and great info. We weren't sure we would like that funky blue litter.

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  14. I have never used an automatic litter box with my cat before. I think it would help reduce the smell and would be more sanitary for him.

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  15. We had an automatic litter box for a while, but we stopped using them. No one ever got scared of them, but they were the kind where you just used clay litter that was always getting stuck in clumps in the corners. Now, Gemini will only use the Cat Attract Kitty litter so this likely won't work for us.

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  16. I think this would be great to keep litterbox odors down (and make life easier for me!)

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  17. Wow I would love to win that for my Daisy Mae. I hope I win. I really want to win.

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  18. Never used an automatic one, but yeah it looks interesting. Not sure how it would work.

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  19. That looks like a nice box. We had a similar one, but the refills were too expensive and didn't last long with so many cats.

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  20. I have never used an automatic litter box before, but think it would be much easier to use. Not sure what my cats would think of it as anything new just gets stared at.

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  21. I have never used one, but I shelter elderly rescue cats. I have 11 at the moment. I also change all 8 litter boxes every morning. (jozywails@gmail.com)

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  22. We think this is a cool litter box for the right cat. But we don’t think that’s any of us.

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  23. no i have not, i dont have cats but would love to win this to donate to Safe Haven for Cats. they are having their annual fundraiser and this would be a great auction prize or for their pet food bank, or even to use in the cat kennels. i think these would be so great to have if i did have a cat.

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  24. Great review ! We never used an automatic litter box, but that sounds interesting for cats whose humans cannot scoop their poop for many hours during the day. Purrs

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  25. We currently take turns scooping the litter box in our house and it still isn't as clean as it should be. This sounds like the perfect solution!

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  26. I've never used an automatic litter box. I guess I've always been hesitant because I worry that my cats would get nervous. I think using one would benefit us because we wouldn't constantly be scooping the litter boxes and worrying if the house smelled like litter.

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  27. I've never used an automatic litter box before, but want one sooo bad.

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  28. I have never used one but my cat would love a cleaner litter box when I am away long hours.

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  29. This looks impressive. I love it and would like on for us (I bet it wound cost a fortune here in NZ with import duty!!!)

    Marjorie and the Dash Kitten Crew

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  30. LOL oh that video cracked me up! Wish I had known about this when I had four cats!

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  31. I've always been curious about the self cleaning litter boxes and as much as I like the idea of the self cleaning box, I worry if my cats would be frightened of the noise it makes and the different type of litter it uses.

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    1. The motor is very quiet. Truffle likes it and Brûlée hasn’t used it.

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  32. This truly is a Catspiracy! I must ask - how do you make your poo Memorable? LOL! Great giveaway of this awesome product.
    Love & biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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  33. What a catspiracy!!! Humans and their tricks. Our mom says she needs one of those litter boxes for our sister cat so us dogs don't try to chow down on her memorable deposits.. LOL

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  34. This is awesome, would have loved to have one of these when we had a cat!

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  35. At one time, we used one of the first auto-boxes with Seren-Kitty, and she considered it "TV" and would race back when she heard it rake--to BOB the thing with her paw and chase the rake back into it's "house." LOL! We've not tried one with Karma-Kat. He's pretty big so not sure how the size would work, but I'm a fan of this company. And the current litter we're using has lately been SOOOOO dusty, I'm thinking about a change. Thanks for the op to win!

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    1. I was surprisingly impressed with it. It took Truffle a couple of weeks to use it and now she likes it. Brulee still hasn't used it, but she's very curious about it. Since only one cat is using it, the refills will last almost a month for me!

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  36. When we had cats growing up, the "who's turn is it to clean the box?" Game was always a blast (insert sarcasm). We don't currently have cats but my sister does and I know cleaning the littler box is always frustrating. If I win, I would give this fancy box to my sister. :)

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  37. Wow what a great giveaway. And even better you don't have to do the daily litter box cleaning. That's a win win. I'll have to head on over to the Petsafe site and check out your videos. Will share.

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  38. WOW when I look back at the days I had 3 cats and two boxes and how much work it was, and then today the cats of today are really blessed with all the inventions, it looks fantastic

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  39. I simply LOVE that it lets us know how many times our cats are going! That really can help us understand their habits more and if they are healthy or not! I too would have been VERY worried with your cats long hair. I also agree I would never want to scare my cats OUT of the box. I am SO assured now thanks to your write up! If you trust it with your cats I KNOW it's safe!

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  40. What a clever product. Cookie would be quite upset if her poop kept disappearing, though. She checks on her recent depositions ... she uses it to communicate with local foxes and stray cats.

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  41. That's a pretty impressive cat-gizmo! I appreciate your fears and how hesitant you were to use it. Sounds like it is not very noisy. As for my life, it's about picking up poop in the back yard still. Doggies haven't been litter-box trained as far as I know.

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  42. We also received this litter box and had the same reservations as you. A few of the kitties do use it and I agree, there is no smell. I still have to do my review!
    I think their video is hilarious. And hey girls, maybe the humans are trying to harvest the poop for another type of cat poop coffee!

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  43. I have a dog so we don't ever need to use a litter box, but this seems so convenient and hygienic too! Glad the girls liked it and use it.

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  44. I have not ever used one of these before. I really would love to have this would be great. With a disability its hard to bend down to clean the littee box. This would be awesome.

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  45. I've never used one before but I think it would help with cleaning.

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  46. I've never used one before but I feel like ths would help keep foul odors out and make cleaning the box much easier!

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  47. We tried one about 15 years ago, my cat was afraid of it and it did not always scoop the poop, it broke down easily from what I remember. I am assuming that automatic litterboxes are so much better these days and it would be good for my 3 cat household.

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  48. We haven't used one. I think it would keep the litter box area much cleaner.

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  49. I have never used an automatic litter cleaner. But with 4 cats this would be wonderful to have!

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  50. I’ve never used an automatic litter box before, and I think it would be INCREDIBLE for the setup we have in our home! We live in a very small space and our litterbox is kept tucked underneath a table that isn’t used - keeps the box out of sight and gives our sweet kitty privacy. However, since it’s a lift and sift type box, in order to clean it I have to carry it out every day and do the sifting outside. An automatic box would be so AMAZING! Our kitty is incredibly curious as well, so I think she’d be keen to check it out! :D

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  51. I have never used one before,but this would be great for us and easier for litter clean out

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  52. I have never had an automatic litter box, but I think that this would be a huge time saver and help with the 3 cats I have! I am always scooping out their boxes, and sometimes it can be overwhelming!

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  53. I've never had one but would LOVE it and the ease of cleaning.

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