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With all due respect to my beloved cat, Fat Lou takes a mean poo. Like I remind him, and the great Phoebe Buffay croons in her hit single, it’s not his fault. He eats like he’s still in the shelter, racing to get in every mouthful he can before the older cats smack him away. We’re working on it in therapy. In the meantime, I’ve been putting litter box enclosures to the test against the stench since we moved into our first NYC apartment together.
Not only did each cat litter box have to contain the consequences of Fat Lou’s potty breaks before the scooper and I could arrive on the scene, they also had to either look good or fade into the background of my decor. It’s probably why you’re even reading this, but let me tell you … it’s slim pickings out there on both fronts. The good news? I have a favorite.
It’s an oldie, but a goodie, the Baxton Studio Tamra 2-Door Litter Box Cover. Sadly, it’s gone out of stock. However, the Baxton Studio Elie 2-Door Cat Litter Box Cover House comes pretty darn close. Like the Tamra, it has magnetic doors, which allow me super easy access to the litter box, and a shelf-like entryway spacious enough for big ol’ Lou. It’s made from painted engineered wood, so the enclosure is lightweight enough to move around as needed, easy to assemble, and effortless to clean — even when hardcore chemicals are called for.
First used in place of a dresser in my 10′ x 10′ bedroom, I came to my senses quickly (they were hard to ignore) and moved the Baxton enclosure to the living room-cum-kitchen. Go ahead and cringe, but we all make due while livin’ small. Luckily, this enclosure made both spots not only totally livable and comfortable for guests, but very easy to keep clean.
But why not share a few other litter box hiding solutions as well? Here are a few favorites you and your cat will love.