I figured it out! I looked online and found this great tutorial at CoolKarma.com detailing the next step in the kitty Cosmo toilet training process. I found a piece of foam board and duct tape in our storage unit and fashioned an insert for kitty Cosmo to sit on. There are many different materials you can use to create the insert – use your imagination and what you have on-hand. We cut the insert out of foam board and covered it with duct tape to create a solid, waterproof foundation for easy clean-up.
Top of Insert
Underside of Insert
Insert in Litter Pan
What’s the point of this? The hole is too small for kitty Cosmo to get her body into. Therefore (word that makes me sound scientific – also please imagine me with a laser pointer), Cosmo will have to sit on the rim of the insert (circling pointer around the insert) and aim her goodies into the hole. Her pan doesn’t have a lot of litter left, so when it’s empty of litter, we will put some water in the pan. She obviously won’t want to put her body in the pan when it’s full of water. Next, we’ll enlarge the hole. Eventually she will be sitting on the rim, aiming for the whole, the pan will be gone, and we’ll have a toilet-trained kitty. Tah Dah!!! (applause applause).
Remember me wishing in the previous post that I’d set up a video camera to record kitty’s reaction to moving her litter pan into the toilet? Well, guess what folks? Yes, that’s right. Yes, I AM serious! I have a video camera set up on a tripod in the bathroom set at the perfect angle to catch kitty’s sojourn to the toilet, her reaction, and even her first attempt at using the smaller hole. Just for your viewing pleasure. :) I have the light on and the camera remote right next to me ready and waiting. Kitty? Oh, she’s sleeping right now. Bummer. I did catch her going in the bathroom a few times to inspect the camera, but no toilet action.
Hopefully we’ll get some footage today.
Grab your popcorn and stay tuned!