Tuesday, March 31, 2009


But do you think they used enough cones?
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Friday, March 20, 2009

I swear I'm not a crazy cat person...

But check out this crazy thing I did for my cat.

Madison's litter box was being evicted from what will soon be Paige's bathroom, so we needed a new place to put it. With our dog constantly on the lookout for some tasty morsels (eew), options were limited. The litter box had previously been off-limits to Molly the beagle using a pet gate. Finding a new location wouldn't be easy. But I like a good challenge.

The solution turned out to be perfect -- put the litter box in our bathroom cabinet! Out of the way where the dog can't reach it, out of sight, and as an added bonus I'd get to cut a big hole in the wall. And run electrical.

For access, Madison goes through a tunnel in the wall (boxed in and framed with wood trim). The motion-activated LED night light turns on if it's dark enough, and off again after 90 seconds of inactivity. It's wired through the GFCI outlet, so Madison doesn't need to worry about splashing the outlet (but I hope she doesn't).

How does she like it? A lot! It's fun to climb through wall tunnels.

The only downside? You don't want to open the drawer above right after she's done her business, it lets all the STINK out!

Someday when we move, someone's gonna wonder why there's a hole in the bathroom wall. Already got that one covered: I'll put the shelf back in the cabinet, which happens to be right at the level of the bottom of the tunnel. Stick a couple rolls of toilet paper there, and voila! It's a super convenient place to store extra TP so you don't need to worry about running out.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Blogger now lets you post to your blog by txt msg. Neat. ...