As has been discussed, our special cat, Atreyu, has quite the bathroom (and anxiety) issues. We have been incident free since last July (which is great, because the next step was anti-psychotic drugs... :S).
(grr, don't take my photo!)
Well... we live in a tiny 700sq ft apartment... so he gets to share in his extra large catIT box.
(Atreyu and Asteya's litter box... right next to Andrew's desk. Also, Andrew was wondering why I was taking photos of the litter box...)
I practice yoga not two feet away. We have friends over all the time and chill in the living room. There is no way I want our living space to smell like cat poo.
I also wanted to make sure that our litter was environmentally friendly. For the longest while we went with Pine cat litter. Andrew liked the smell (even though I know 100% associate pine litter with waste smell) and the cat movements only smelled for a few minutes before being absorbed. Then it stopped clumping... which is really gross.
A month ago we finally caved and tried a new litter: Blue Buffalo Walnut litter. It's like the magical cat litter fairy has shown us the way.
Although it looks really frackin' weird since it's so DARK, there is absolutely NO smell whatsoever. Even when we forget for a few extra days to empty the litter. None. It is the BEST for clumping and we have much less tracking around the apartment.
Oh, and did I mention it was made of walnut shells in the USA??