Thursday, March 12, 2009

Potty Train Your Cat!


No really! Jim trained our cat, Pink, in about a month (Pink is one half of the band, our dog's name was Floyd, in case you were wondering). If you're patient enough and you have a cat that's willing (um, yeah, good luck with that part), it can be done! This was years ago, long before Meet the Parents came out, so I feel a little ahead of the curve. The crazy curve, that is.

How to:
Step 1: Place the litter box on top of the toilet seat to get the cat used to jumping up there.
Step 2: Once the cat is used to that (it took about a week for ours) get a metal bowl that will fit inside the toilet and fill it with kitty litter.
Step 3: Gradually decrease the amount of litter in the bowl until it's empty. This will take about another week.
Step 4: Let the cat use the empty bowl for a week.
Step 5: Gradually start adding water to the bowl. If the cat refuses to use it, give him a stern talking to or take a step back. Whatever works for you. I found that revoking tv privileges worked well in our situation. :oP
Step 6: Remove the bowl all together, and voila, you have a potty trained cat.

While the obvious perk to this is no longer needing a litter box, there is the drawback that you now have to share your porcelain throne with your cat. There's also nothing weirder than sitting in the other room and doing a double take when you hear someone peeing in the bathroom and you realize you're the only one home. You also somehow feel like you're imposing if you happen to walk in on your cat doing their business. Seriously, Step 7 should be learning to shut the door.


This cat is giving you the "dirty" eye.

14 comments:

Diamondaj said...

Lol. That is so funny. I think I would be in shock if I ever saw one of my dogs on the toilet...lol. That's great!

PamperingBeki said...

Get OUT!! That's crazy!

Can he come potty train our puppy? Ugh.

Willow's World & Willow's Wool said...

that is hilarious!! Im off to try it right now..ha

Winklepots said...

Okay, so I have to admit that our two dogs are NOT housebroken. Maybe we should have potty trained them too. :oP

homemomma said...

How funny! Can't wait to try it with ours, thank you!

Cindys Creative Crochet said...

I wonder if the kids would allow the bowl to stay put between their using the toilet... No more litter would be so nice.

Ingo Jewelry said...

That's cool. Maybe I will consider now a new pet for my kids. Coz I hate the idea to have that smelly litter box in my house.

Leah said...

Seriously??? too funny! that would be creepy to hear someone peeing when there's nobody home...you could really freak out friends who visit...

cabin + cub said...

LOL! Is it also possible to train them to flush?

ElegantSnobbery said...

.... ew.

Christina and Joe Waarvik said...

Oh My! I can't stop laughing. I too would feel uncomfortable walking in on a cat.

Anonymous said...

-->The Husband...

It was rough. When you get to the 'empty bowl' part it's bad because you're not always there to rinse it out :-).

I read somewhere that if you attach a toy to the flusher, you can train them to pull on the toy and flush. Maybe I'll take it to the next level :-)

wunderbug said...

i've actually heard of this before - it's hilarious!

Lemon Shortbread said...

LOL that sounds like a good idea! Maybe too late for those who drink out of the toilet bowl! Thanks for dropping by my blog =)

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