Since we've moved aboard our 45 ft, sailboat, Dos Libras, we've had our bedroom and the cats have had theirs. We keep the litter box in the floor of the v-berth, aka the spare room. We figured it would be quite some time before we would NEED the spare room for anything else.
Last week we got a phonecall from Bruce's brother, Phil. It's been quite a while since we've seen Phil and his wife Jackie and years since they have come to Texas to see us. Well... they're coming for a visit and they're staying with us on the boat!
This caused a flurry of activity not the least of which is to figure out where to put the litter box that it won't be in the way. We could just live with it in our room until the guests have gone... but that would be a pain.
The wheels started to turn in my mind... I've still got my Mom's sewing machine set up on the table to work on another project (I know, hasn't it been WEEKS!?). So I started cutting and folding and stitching...
|Don't ask why we use a storage bin for a catbox...|
I figured that we could put the litter box underneath the stairs where it wouldn't slide around when we go sailing. It would be out of the way and it's unused space most of the time. It fits just perfectly.
I sat and stared at it and made some measurements and voila! I made a litterbox Tee Pee (pardon the pun) It took me all afternoon but it works just wonderfully! I'm so excited that it worked. I figured I would be throwing the whole thing in the trash, but it came out great! We'll see how we like having it there and if we do, maybe we'll let it stay permanently. Necessity is truly the mother of invention.