I am sure that you have all read the story of how I sort of fell into the role of cat lady. It started with one, our family pet, and then Angeline and I began fostering kittens for the Humane Society….before I knew it the, cats were pretty much running the show. We were up to FIVE CATS until last year, when my ex-husband took his cat to his new home and our beloved Stripes passed away. While we also have two very sweet dogs that I love dearly, I really am a cat lady to my core. When Fresh Step® Compact Packs asked me to help spread awareness about their new product in this sponsored post, I had to say yes – because I know how beneficial products like these are to my fellow cat ladies!
There are a few perks to owning a cat: they’re entertaining, they have weird human-like tendencies, they inspire cat memes, and when you compare their care to that of dogs, I am sure you can agree that they’re pretty low-maintenance. However, ownership is not without its pitfalls, which brings me back to “maintenance,” specifically: THE DREADED CAT LITTER BOX. I mean, it’s not like our cats can just go outside and do their business. Litter boxes are a necessary evil for all of that cuteness!
I think all cat owners have a love-hate relationship with the litter box. It’s easy to appreciate the litter box when we see a neighbor walking their dog in the pouring rain…Easier still to appreciate its convenience while I’m traveling and saving money on a pet sitter! Anyone can come over and feed and water the pets while you’re away, but when you need someone to walk dogs? That’s a whole different story…
Then the time comes when the cat litter box must be changed. It’s not like the overflowing trash can, where you can keep shoving the top down like a round of Russian roulette before someone eventually has to take it out. No, it’s more like a ticking time bomb. A stinking, ticking time bomb. If its contents are not emptied before the time is up, there’s going to be trouble of epic proportions.
Nothing about cleaning out the litter box is fun or convenient. Designers try to turn them into this cute “barely” noticeable home pieces but let’s be honest, they’re not fooling anyone. A litter box is a litter box. In an effort to save costs, one might be tempted to buy litter in bulk, especially if you have more than one cat – but then you’re trying to find a convenient “out of the way” place for a 38 lb box. Not to mention the joy of lugging that box around. If I wanted a workout I would go to the gym right? (FYI, I do not go to the gym)
Ah, the joys of pet ownership. It’s a good thing they’re cute right?
But I digress…I’m always looking for ways to make cleaning the litter box more convenient – you know, short of having someone else do it for me. One of my latest discoveries is the new Fresh Step® Compact Packs. I’m not going to fool you by claiming that they’re this amazing new product that is going to completely change the litter box experience. Because I mean, short of training the cat to use the toilet (which, I have heard rumors, is actually possible) that’s not going to happen. Instead, the same Fresh Step product that you know and trust set out to make things more convenient. They make cleaning up after your cat a little easier, a little quicker and a little more tolerable. You know what they say, it’s the little things that add up. Instead of a giant 38 lb box of litter, they took the same amount of litter and packed them into four convenient, resealable packs, available in 38 lbs.
Keep one near the litter box and the rest stored out of sight and out of mind until you need them. It’s not rocket science, it’s just helpful – and as a single woman trying to run a business, raise a teenage daughter on my own and manage this three bedroom house all on my own? Well, suffice it to say that I can really appreciate helpful.
You can sign up for a coupon good for one free Fresh Step Compact Pack. You can pick them up at Walmart, Target or even your favorite grocery store.
Want to start earning points for free Fresh Step litter, coupons, toys and even help your local shelter? Join the free Fresh Step® Paw Points® Rewards Program now at freshstep.com. You can also download the new Paw Points Rewards app by visiting the Apple App Store or Google Play to earn 50 points.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Fresh Step® litter.