Hi. My name is Burnell and I share the honor with my wife, Betsy, of being a personal assistant to Nora The Piano Cat. In addition to being Nora’s chief videographer and photographer, I also maintain her website/blog, her store, and her Facebook and Twitter accounts, as well as provide materials to members of the press and, on occasion, allow myself to be interviewed. Oh, and I am also in charge of feeding not only Nora, but Max, Gabby, Rennie, Clara, Ellie and Jenny. Which leads me to the last and least glamorous of my many tasks in the service of the Diva – changing and scooping the litter.
I’ve tried a number of different brands of litter over the years and they all work to one degree or another. Some, however, just don’t quite live up to their claims – especially the claim of being 99% dust free, which is very important to me since I have seven and sometimes eight litter boxes to scoop (four of them being in the computer room). I used to have to use eyedrops after scooping, and a fine layer of gray dust would end up on everything. But not anymore. Several months ago I discovered Dr. Elseys’s Cat Attract litter. And I must say it is amazing. The odor is way down and it is truly 99% dust free. We had also had an issue with one of the cats (certainly not Nora) peeing outside the box. Well, not any more. I am overjoyed! Cat Attract is more expensive than most of the litters I have tried, but it is well worth every penny.
When Nora asked me to write a guest post on her blog, I doubt that she meant for me to write about her litter. I mean there is so much about her that is amazing and worthy of comment and if she asks me back, I will no doubt get into those other areas. But let’s face it, we all poop (yes, even the Diva) and a good litter can make a good day a great day – especially for the one all hunched over with a scoop in his hand.