By the time I was in the middle of my first semester at my new school, I had become a purina-certified litter-disposal specialist.
I was able to provide my students with clean cat litter in a way that was more cost-effective than the alternative, which was to send it in a litter box that was also disposable.
(I could buy a box with disposable litter but was worried about what would happen to the boxes if I couldn’t get the litter to my students in time.)
I also had the benefit of being the only purina employee who had actually used the litter box, and my students were grateful for the service.
When I started to receive more questions about litter boxes, I decided to make the litter boxes available to my class for a full semester, with the goal of helping all students become more confident in litter disposal.
I also wanted to encourage students to become familiar with how to properly dispose of litter in order to help them be more comfortable in handling it, and this led me to develop a litter-making course that included all of the materials necessary to make a litterbox: the necessary ingredients for cat litter (pet urine, cat food, and cat litter fiber) and an easy-to-use machine that can easily mix cat litter into a single product, called “cat litter.”
I began by training all of my students on how to use the machine.
I would ask students to use their fingers and hands to press down on the plunger that was located at the bottom of the machine, which allowed me to mix the cat litter directly into the litter, making sure that I had enough material in the container for every student.
Then, I would let them take their time and do their best to mix every single cat litter that they put in the box.
Once the litter was mixed, I took them to the next level and told them to fill the machine up.
The machine would spit out a mixture of cat litter and other products and then let the students finish mixing it in their hand.
I thought that it would be easy for students to learn how to mix, but it took me several tries to get the students to mix in the proper manner.
One of the main challenges was ensuring that students did not overmix their cat litter.
Some of my student colleagues did not follow this simple protocol, which caused a few problems.
For example, when I was taking them to mix their cat, one student kept saying, “I don’t like to mix.”
I told her to stop talking like that, but she kept talking to herself.
The next day, I asked her what she meant.
“I do like to put my hand down,” she said.
I asked if I could help her with that, and she told me to take her to the other side of the table and put her hands on the side of her neck.
I did this and she was able, although it took her a couple of tries, to mix all of her cat litter correctly.
Another student was hesitant to use her hands, so I gave her a second chance to mix.
Then she said, “This isn’t working.”
So, I repeated my steps.
“This is going to be hard,” she admitted.
I tried another method of mixing the litter and she started to mix again.
“That’s not working either,” I said.
“There’s too much litter in there,” she complained.
I explained to her that the other students were mixing too much, but that she should try to blend her cat-pet urine in her hand and make sure she mixed the right amount.
When she started mixing, she put her hand in the side pouch and started to blend the cat-food.
At first, she mixed enough for a few minutes.
Then the mix started to go too fast, and I told the students that it was time to stop mixing and let the mix cool down.
When the mixture cooled down, I mixed the other ingredients, and the students were able to mix correctly.
After the students finished mixing, I told them that they had made a good mix.
They said, yes, that’s a good one, and they mixed it again.
When it cooled down enough to pass through a cat-proof filter, the students saw that there was nothing left.
After about 30 minutes, the mix had completely dissolved, leaving only a little white residue.
I told students to leave the cat food on the counter so that the mixture would evaporate, but when I went to check on the machine the next morning, I saw that the mix was gone.
I checked the litterbox again and it was empty.
I started asking students to clean their hands.
One student kept throwing his hand over the lid of the litter container, and when I asked him to put it back on, he started throwing it out.
Another tried to remove the cat bed, but the lid