Poops: contained.

Poops: contained.

October 14, 2012

Journal

We gotta new gadget in the hooouuuse! Can I get a ‘woo woot!‘?

Sorry.

It is sad how excited I am for this thing. I have had my eye on the Litter Genie that they sell at Target for well over a month now. Each weekend I’d go into Target, evaluate it, almost buy it, then set it down and walk away. Today, though, before we went to Lincoln I went to their website and read the reviews, and while Lloyd was at choir I finally bought it!

I’d show you a picture of the label, but I spilled coffee all over it getting it out of the car.

That's the offending coffee to the right.

It’s basically a Diaper Genie for cats, except the top is square, not round, and it comes with its own scoop and a holster for the scoop. (That’s the big selling point.)

It has an endless bag inside that you tie into a knot like you’re about to make sausage. Well not really, but it’s what it reminds me of.

Looks like a Santa hat, doesn't it?

Our current system is just a garbage can under the sink with the trashcan liner folded and twisted to contain the smell. It does contain it…. until it doesn’t. (The unfinished wood of the countertop’s underside will never be the same.)

There is a spring-loaded trap door inside the Genie. You put the unsuspecting poops inside, tell them your evil master plan, then yank the floor out from under them! Mmmmuuuuuhuuuuuaaahhhhhhaaahhhh!!!

Here it is with no bag, open to below.

No bag, man.

Here it is (closed) with the bag threaded through. The trap door pinches it off to contain the smell. We’ll evaluate how well this works in a couple of weeks.

Ready for dumping, ma'am.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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8 Responses to “Poops: contained.”

  1. Kristi Said on:

    Can you train the cats to do their business right into the thing?

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  2. Cousin Sam Said on:

    I get it everybody loves a good poop story: Butt

    Lloyd has responsibilities as iLloyd.
    Game 1 of NLCS coverage stank.
    What is/has happened at Fox Sports that I get JBuck and TMcCarver. They hit the wall 10 years ago. Why is the audio of the fans louder than the call (unless it is to drown out those two)? Why does the camera always make you feel like the ’89 Earthquake series? Lloyd use your internet power and bring decent coverage to the masses!

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    • Curt Said on:

      I hear ya Sam. It drives me crazy when the crowd noise is louder than the play calling (Not that I want to hear JBuck and McCarver). Fox does this during football games too. Also, gotta get plenty of shots of the crowd so we can “feel the emotion of the game”, and then miss a pitch or play. I’m done ranting.

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    • Lloyd Said on:

      I find it doubly disturbing after TBS had what I consider really good coverage of the games leading up to last night. My solution was to stream the cardinals announcers over the computer, pause FOX on the DVR on something at the plate (swing and a miss, whatever) and unpause the DVR when Mike Shannon calls that play.

      I was also following the game day thread on reddit.com. A good 75% of the comments was about the horrible commentary. The reddit thread was fun because it was both Cardinal and Giant fans. The tension was palpable.

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      • Cousin Sam Said on:

        I know right? TBS who would have thought. I’m going to try something like your solution. Although you still are responsible for fixing it.

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  3. Peggy Said on:

    Yay for gadgets! Hey, would Brad’s shoes fit it that thing?

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  4. Brad Said on:

    I’ve seen it in action. It’s cool.

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