Monday, November 14, 2005

Victories


Today I struggle with an issue that I have been working through in my home for a few weeks.
POTTY TRAINING THE KITTY
In an attempt to cut down on stupid litter, and smelly kitty pee, I decided to train Tina the fat Lard, to pee and poop on the big person potty.
It is a journey.....baby step by baby step, first learning to poop in a metal bowl...then putting the bowl in the bathroom, and then placing the bowl under the toilet seat, to sit in the basin, as she stands on the edge to poop.
Eventually, one is supposed to slowly decrease the litter in the bowl, and fill with water, until such feline is comfortable with standing on the edge and pooping into the water filled bowl....you can then remove the bowl and VOILA!!
Well yesterday we made it to step three, bowl in the basin. I put it in there yesterday after church (much praying ensued) and waited.
Tina was not so interested in this stupid idea, and wanted no part of it. I finally went to bed, with neither a poop nor a pee to be seen.
This morning was not such a happy morning for the Teen-meister, she kept going to her original poop room, but unhappily found the lack of anything to scratch.
I, as any parent would do, took her to the bathroom and pointed out my new idea. When I left for work, I, as any parent would do, locked her in the bathroom.
I nervously worked through the morning, thinking of her often. Much to my dismay, my lunch was later than usual.
As my lunch time approached, I grabbed my coat, and leapt to my car, not stopping to scrape the crappy ice on my window. I raced home, and into the bathroom to find.....
A POOP AND A PEE! OH JOYOUS BLISS, OH LOVE DIVINE.....WE HAVE MADE A BIG STEP HERE!!
Oh we cuddled and loved and praised......LIFE IS GOOD.
She roamed free the rest of the day.....and a couple of minutes ago, I heard the scratch on metal.....I think I shall go inspect once more........

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