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Update on the Amazing Breeze Cat Litter Boxes

I Like Turtles JacksonIf you haven’t tried the new Breeze litter boxes, you are in for an amazing discovery if you do. I don’t know why every pet owner is not using this product except for the fact that perhaps they haven’t heard of it or don’t believe it works. We have a lot of pet owners in the country. For starters, the number of households in the United States where pets live is unbelievable. It’s staggering numbers, like 83 million dogs and 95 million cats, according to HSUS. And it’s only been recently that the number of cats have been outnumbering the number of dogs. That just means more cat boxes, and I have a followup report for you on those innovative Breeze cat litter boxes and pellets.

You know, if I wasn’t a top producing Sacramento real estate agent and not around enough to take care of a dog, I would certainly adopt a dog. I will get a dog when I retire. My husband is not much of a dog person so he would not take care of her. The only pets we can barely manage to accommodate in our house are cats. They are fiercely independent and capable of caring for themselves for the most part. For example, if it wasn’t for the cats jumping up on my desk, wedging themselves between my eyeballs and my monitor and staring me in the face at dinner time, I imagine they would go hungry for a while. But cats have a way of making their needs known. Dogs are so much more polite.

Breeze Cat Litter BoxesThese cats never ordered me to change the litter boxes but my common sense did. When I listed a home in El Dorado Hills, the occupant of that home showed me his cat boxes, which were filled with Breeze pellets. I’d never seen anything like it. So I decided to try it at my own home in Land Park. And Eureka, it worked. Of course, there was that long period between not cleaning the cat boxes and hoping they will use the Breeze, but eventually they made that choice, and I won. It was less than a couple of weeks.

The trick is to give your cats that choice. You can’t make demands of a cat and say, use this litter box or I will cut off your allowance of unlimited catnip. Nope, you’ve got to be sneaky and just stop cleaning their original boxes. Cats aren’t stupid. Sooner or later, they come to their senses and use the Breeze boxes. Then you can remove the old litter boxes.

There is no odor. I change the pellets once every 30 days and the pads once a week. The pads slide right off the tray and into the trash can. Best of all, there is no litter tracking of dust or granules all over my laundry room floor. I can walk through that room barefoot now. If there is a downside, it’s that the pellets make a noise when they are moved around in the box. Sounds a little bit like a box of nails spilling onto the floor. Small tradeoff for not having to scoop balls of urine or sweeping the floor every day.

I love this new litter box system and, evidently, so do the cats. They haven’t gone on strike, so that’s a good sign, and it’s been a few months now. Try it. You’ll be amazed. It’s cheap, too; if you have only one cat, it will cost $30 to set it up and $6 for a bag of 4 pads.

Winning the Cat Box Wars is Like Closing a Difficult Short Sale

Cat box wars and closing short saleGetting my cats to switch over to the Breeze litter box system is sort of like getting a short sale — with all of its moving and opposing parts — to close escrow. It becomes a matter sometimes of who will be last person standing at the OK Corral — who has the most staying power. Who will emerge the victor — will it be the 3 cats who have always used litter and are not exactly known for changing their preferences? Or, will it be me, the caretaker, who has to put up with a few extremely stinky cat boxes?

The way the Breeze switchover works is you have to stop cleaning the cats’ existing litter boxes and wait for your cats’ cleanliness instincts to kick in. The idea is when they no longer have a clean cat box, they will embrace the Breeze litter box. When that happens, you can remove the stinky old cat box and they should continue to use the new Breeze litter box. So, who has the most stamina? Me or the cats?

I understand stamina and perseverance. I am a real estate agent in Sacramento with extensive experience in closing short sales. Further, I have sold more than $65 million in short sales, according to the January 2014 Trendgraphix report, which is more than other real estate agent over a 7-county area. When I say that not every short sale is a slam dunk, thank you, ma’am, you better believe it.

A short sale is closing next week that had been denied 3 or 4 times — I can’t recall. I’ve been working on it for more than a year. The buyer has been waiting all of this time, very patiently. When the nearly impossible happened and we received the short sale approval letter from the first lender, we still had a battle to settle with the second, which involved more negotiation with the first lender. In the end, both lenders finally agreed to close. Each gave a little bit to make it work.

But bottom line, the agents and the buyers and the sellers all clung to the hope it would close. We didn’t lie down in the street and moan: Oh, shoot me now and put me out of my misery. And that’s why I think I will win the cat box wars. Plus, I found evidence of usage this morning, which is cause to celebrate. Oh, how a little poop excites a weary warrior!

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