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Furtive facilities for felines

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We’ve blogged a similar idea before, and here’s an awesomely ridiculous product based on the same concept, but craftster Casstasstrophie’s implementation deserves extra points for style, and it has at least one new feature worth mentioning: the design forces the cat to trod upon an anti-tracking mat designed to remove stray litter from his or her paws on the way out. An electric exhaust fan might be a nice additional touch, and perhaps a self-cleaning litter box while you’re at it.

Another alternative, worth mentioning, is training the cat to use the human toilet. This is supposedly not so hard as it sounds, and if one were to also install an automatic flush valve the system would be completely automatic and invisible, at least in theory.

4 thoughts on “Furtive facilities for felines

  1. Watch out about designs like this, we had the cat box in a closet to similar effect, except when the door accidentally gets closed and forgotten for a period of time, kitty finds a different place to go. Not good. Oh wait, now I see the cat door on the side of this thing. Good idea! Now just don’t forget to clean it, kitties don’t like a stinky toilet any more than humans.

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