Things I Am Loving – ModKat Litterbox
So I’m a bit embarrassed about this one.
I haven’t had pets since Bubbles the goldfish committed spectacular suicide by throwing himself out of his bowl when I was a kid, so I’ve launched myself into the world of pet accoutrements with some trepidation.
When you acquire cats, the very next thing you need to buy is a litter box, and if you’ve been in the market for litterboxes recently, you’ll know that, although they come in all shapes and sizes, they have one thing in common. They’re all remarkably, hideously ugly.
With one exception that I’ve been able to find.
The Modkat litter box is the iPhone of litterboxes – a cool piece of thoughtful modern design, and available in an array of contemporary colours to match your decor or your cat.
The cat climbs inside the box to do its business and then has to walk on the litter catching tray on top to get out, so excess litter is caught and it reduces tracking and mess to a minimum. It comes with a sturdy reusable tarpaulin liner and an integral scoop that clips to the side.
I’m a firm believer in making sure that things that will be on display in the house are as nice to look at as possible (especially for something like this which we will hopefully have for the next fifteen-twenty years), so of course I bought one. Even though it costs $180. Yep, $180 just to buy a litterbox that is well-designed and doesn’t look like sh*t as well as smell like it.
Fortunately we love it. It’s big and sturdy, looks great, is super easy to clean and does a great job of reducing litter mess to an absolute minimum. Which is a good job as I think we’re going to have to get two – Harriet refuses to do her business anywhere near where Flora has been.
But why does good design have to be so freaking expensive? Am I crazy or would you buy this litter box too?