Todd Lab Coat It’s mid-February in northern Michigan, and if you live in a similar climate, you know that this particular time of the year is both frustrating (will winter ever get over?!) and hopeful (we can see spring just around the corner! Really, we can! <nervous laughter>).

So when we got the opportunity to do a sponsored post for Cat’s Pride® Fresh & Light® Ultimate Care™ litter and tell you about our cat, Todd, we thought, “Ok, that sounds like a fun little distraction from winter!” IMG_7357What we didn’t realize is that as part of the Cat’s Pride campaign, we would be required to put a tiny cat-sized lab coat on Todd. Yes, a lab coat. On a cat. Named Todd. Who’s a girl, by the way.

A little about Todd… she came into our life shortly after my dad died, so I guess you could say she was a gift from heaven. Even if the idea of my dad sending a cat to comfort us is somewhat of a preposterous idea. You never know. It could happen. He was more of a “cow person,” having grown up and raised us on a farm, but sending a cow to comfort us is just silly.

Anyway, Todd started coming up to the porch and we started feeding her and before you know it, she was part of the family. We named her Todd before we realized she was a girl, and the name stuck. Hey, if it’s good enough for Mary Todd Lincoln, it’s good enough for our cat.

Cats Pride BoxIn the summer, Todd spends most of her time outdoors hanging around the yard, lounging in a chair on the porch and just being a cat in general. In the winter, however, Todd spends most of her time either under the bed or snuggled up next to the heat register. She rarely comes out for any reason, except to eat and use the litter box.

Even though she’s a cat’s cat, we still love her and were thrilled to check out Fresh & Light Ultimate Care litter.

If you’re a cat owner, you know that cleaning the litter box is probably the least favorite part of being owned by a cat, and Ultimate Care has a lot going for it — it’s lightweight, 99.9 percent dust-free, uses a high-absorbing clay that absorbs and eliminates odors, and comes in two formulas – Scented and Unscented Hypoallergenic – which is great for cats who are sensitive or have allergies.

As mentioned, however, we didn’t realize that the sponsored post would also include a video of us attempting to put a tiny lab coat on Todd. See the happy, smiling cat in the lab coat on the box in the photo above? That is not Todd. But we love a challenge and will do just about anything to distract ourselves from winter in February.

Oh, and that cat on the box holding a jug of cat litter? That’s not Todd either, because she never does anything and thus has no muscle tone whatsoever. So here’s my challenge for you — Take the 10-Day Odor Challenge and see for yourself what makes Cat’s Pride Fresh & Light Ultimate Care litter better than other litters you’ve tried. I think you’ll really see a big change and both you and your cat will love it.

Also, we’re giving away a $100 Visa Gift Card, and to enter for a chance to win all you have to do is tell me in the comments below: What’s the most important quality for you and your cat when it comes to choosing litter?

Good luck! Check out the video above and see how things went when we tried to put the lab coat on Todd. She wasn’t impressed.

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  1. I would have to say that my cat litter has to have good odor control and not smell after cat uses, and that it is hypoallergenic!

  2. The qualities that are the most important in my cat litter are its ability to mask odors and its ability to clump. I hate the smell of urine.

  3. For my cats, the most important qualities are the smell and feel of the litter. For me, how well the litter masks the smell of my cats’ business.

  4. The most important quality to me is that it doesn’t spread dust all over our basement. I used to get a litter that clumped well but it really made a mess, so I don’t buy that one anymore.

  5. The first most important thing for me when buying cat litter is that it’s late lightweight. The second is that it is less trackless than regular litter.

  6. I like litter that isn’t too dusty but my most important needs are that it covers odor and clumps well so it’s easy to just scoop and doesn’t break apart and make a big mess in the litter box.

  7. If her litter box does not smell perfect, Miss Kitty will not use it. Odor control is most important to both of us!

  8. The most important quality for me and my cat when it comes to choosing litter is odor control. Thanks for the giveaway!

  9. My three cats and I need odor-eliminating litter and litter that clumps tightly. I scoop multiple boxes a day and need it to be a quick and non-smelly process! 🙂

  10. The litter has the clump well and keep things odor free.
    Cats are happy & we’re happy.
    Your cat looks like our Lucy!
    thank you

  11. We like litter that keeps odors at bay and for the litter to not be clumping litter. It becomes too expensive and a mess that way. We like clay litter.

  12. The most important thing for us is odor control! And our cat would KILL us if we tried to put that little lab coat on him!

  13. The first thing I research before purchasing a cat litter is whether or not it’s safe for the environment and for my kitty. And of COURSE odor control is important. Nothing but the finest for my meow-er and moi.

    Thanks for a great giveaway!

  14. I have 3 cats, so the most important quality for me and my cat when it comes to choosing a litter is the ability to control odor. Also, it can’t be too scented, because one has asthma.

  15. The most important is that it isn’t irritating to the cat with chemicals and scents and dust and then odor control.

  16. It must control odor. But also I look for something that is trackless. I hate walking into the bathroom in the middle of the night and getting litter stuck on my bare feet.

  17. If you didn’t like the feel of your toilet paper you wouldn’t use it or buy it again. It’s the same for my cat, it’s all about the feel, texture and smell to make sure she wants to use her box.

  18. The most important thing is that he’ll use it. It may sound silly, but if he doesn’t like the smell of the cat litter he won’t use it and would rather go outside.

  19. The most important is odor control. I want my house to smell like I don’t have cats. Or I should say their house since they do seem to own it.

  20. The most important quality for me and my cat when it comes to choosing litter is that it controls odor over time.


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