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James
January 20th 09, 05:38 PM
I have one in the bedroom. Eating raw chicken for the first time gave
her upset tummmy. She went in the middle of the night when I was
sleeping. Her scratching the litter woke me. It was very stinky and I
almost got up to get rid of it. I had to put the sheet over my face
to go back to sleep. Should I remove the litter box out of the
bedroom? She rarely use it except if she has to go while we are
sleeping.

jmc
January 20th 09, 06:02 PM
Suddenly, without warning, James exclaimed (1/20/2009 11:38 AM):
> I have one in the bedroom. Eating raw chicken for the first time gave
> her upset tummmy. She went in the middle of the night when I was
> sleeping. Her scratching the litter woke me. It was very stinky and I
> almost got up to get rid of it. I had to put the sheet over my face
> to go back to sleep. Should I remove the litter box out of the
> bedroom? She rarely use it except if she has to go while we are
> sleeping.

If there's room, the litterbox always goes in the bathroom. Right now
it's in the basement half-bath.

It'd be impossible for me to keep one in the bedroom, because Meep's a
digger and I'm a light sleeper.

jmc

LauraM[_2_]
January 20th 09, 06:14 PM
On Jan 20, 8:38*am, James > wrote:
> I have one in the bedroom. *Eating raw chicken for the first time gave
> her upset tummmy. *She went in the middle of the night when I was
> sleeping. Her scratching the litter woke me. *It was very stinky and I
> almost got up to get rid of it. *I had to put the sheet over my face
> to go back to sleep. *Should I remove the litter box out of the
> bedroom? *She rarely use it except if she has to go while we are
> sleeping.

My Hobbes has his box in our spare room which is right next to our
bedroom. It's actually inside a litterbox cover which is a large
wicker squarish box with an opening on one side. It gives him privacy
(which he likes) and it looks good too!

January 20th 09, 08:51 PM
On Jan 20, 11:38*am, James > wrote:
> I have one in the bedroom. *Eating raw chicken for the first time gave
> her upset tummmy. *She went in the middle of the night when I was
> sleeping. Her scratching the litter woke me. *It was very stinky and I
> almost got up to get rid of it. *I had to put the sheet over my face
> to go back to sleep. *Should I remove the litter box out of the
> bedroom? *She rarely use it except if she has to go while we are
> sleeping.

This has every sign of being a troll - but on the off-chance that it
is serious - here goes.

We keep one in the downstairs bathroom and one in our bedroom.
Obviously they are kept scrupulously clean. However, even when it was
-4F recently, our cats prefer to go out for their business. Keep in
mind that cats are no more fond of the odor than you are - except some
Males who use it as a territorial/dominance thing.

The one in the bedroom is a hold-over from when the youngest was a
kitten and prohibited from the outdoors. It gets the occasional rare
use mostly during heavy rainstorms when the cats want no parts of
going outside.

During the summer, we keep on on the third floor bathroom instead of
downstairs, as the cats tend to gather in the sunniest spots on the
stair landing up there. But they are cleaned each day and changed each
week if they are used.

Please don't feed your cats raw chicken. Although they rarely show
effects from salmonella, they can carry it to you. And that stomach
upset may well have been an effect from it.

Peter Wieck
Melrose Park, PA

Rene S.
January 20th 09, 08:51 PM
The general rule for boxes is the number of cats you own + one. So one
cat = two boxes. If this is one of your two boxes, I would suggest
maybe moving it to another part of the bedroom (perhaps in a closet
with the door partially open).