By Jura Koncius, Thursday, February 2, 2012
If you can have your coffee, flowers or diapers delivered every month to your door, why not the litter for your cat box?
I personally dread lugging those 20 pound bags of litter from the store to my car and then into my basement. (And did you notice that invariably, nobody in your family is around when you return from a trip to the grocery store or pet superstore with all the cat supplies.) If you have multiple cats, it's an even bigger pain keeping stock of what you need and then schlepping it into your house.
A new service www.boxiecat.com has started a subscription service to have its all-natural, scent-free clumping clay delivered to your house on a regular basis by the U.S. Postal Service. It's $19.95 per 16 pound bag, including shipping. You decide how much you need and at what intervals and sign up. You can cancel online anytime and adjust for vacation schedules. Boxiecat is also dust-free and manufactured in America, say the makers. It would be a great gift for someone who had just adopted a kitten.
Of course, there is something to be said for the biodegradable litters being made from things like sawdust or recycled newspapers. But the makers of Boxiecat say you're "lowering your carbon pawprint" by not having to drive to the store and buy litter every week, plus they use minimal packaging.
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