Yay! There were a couple of logs sitting on the tray this morning. And, a couple fell through the hole into the toilet. Furball seems to be getting the hang of this cat toilet training thing.
As I’ve been observing the process, I can see a couple of other potential trouble spots during the process. The first is that he sits in the tray to use it. When the hole gets too big for him to stand in it, he’ll have to turn around with his paws on the outside and his butt on the inside. This is the exact opposite of what he currently is doing (butt in the middle).
The second potential issue is splashback. When that hole gets bigger and he’s dropping off some solids, they might cause water to splash onto his butt. We all know cats hate water. Oh well, c’est la vie. Let’s hope for the best. He won’t be at either of these two stages for at least another month or so. The CitiKitty directions advise you to progress to the next step only after your cat has successfully used the tray in the latest step for a week.
After finding a chunk in his litter bag, I’m going to be even more cautious in moving forward. It is very tempting to speed things along, but I’ve waited this long to toilet train my cat, I can certainly wait a few extra weeks.