By catsanity, I do not mean anything approaching sanitation. Catsanity, in this instance, is about as far from sanitation as it’s possible to be.

Munchkin. Okay, he whizzes on the hearth. That’s become a given. The hearth is his personal whizzery, and that’s it and that’s all.

He also whizzes on one tiny, precise spot on the living room carpet and all over the basement floor IN ADDITION TO the litter boxes. So it isn’t as though he doesn’t know what a litter box is or what it’s for.

In fact — and this is the part that has me shaking my head, holding my nose, and saying WTF in a voice so high in pitch only dogs can hear me — he not only uses the litter box for its intended use, he lounges in it.

I’ve been like, “Whew, what a pong! Why do you smell like a litter box???” And then I saw him curled up in the high-sided litter box, like it was the best, snuggest, softest bed ever. Yes, he has a bed. He has four beds and a pile of old curtains from which to choose. He chooses the litter box.

I don’t know what I’m going to do. Apart from not letting him on the couch with me until I can clean him up, that is.

Although I hesitate to mention food in the same post as this, I’m posting at Fatal Foodies today about a delicious leftover thing.

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: Write about a smelly animal. Not a skunk or a polecat.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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  1. Jane

    December 16, 2014 at 10:16am

    As the much-stressed owner of a basement where four young male kittens became male grownups, I totally grok the essence of not being able to do anything about the -er- effluvia.

    I wonder if Munchie would like his own condominum home in the basement with his own private -bed- made of cat sand. I’m thinking one of those really big dog crates, sort of light weight.. He could sleep there at night, then get to visit in a supervised way…. Oh, I don’t know!

    Actually, if he had a big crate condo, the crate could be anywhere in the house you wanted.

    Anyway, check Drs Foster & Smith web site for tips (and products) for cleaning up a dirty cat. They might have something (or suggest something) you can just get on a rag and pat hiim down with. Otherwise, get on the Google machine.


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      Marian Allen

      December 16, 2014 at 2:53pm

      Thanks, Jane! The doctors had a good selection of waterless cat cleansers. I think I’m going to go that route. 🙂

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