Since this blog was first posted in 2009, sadly, the company that made Catpaper went out of business. The reason given me some time ago was that with the poor economy, their *trusted* suppliers had all gone out of business, and they wouldn't settle for second-best. Since then, fans of Catpaper have clamored to find a substitution for that product. This morning I received an email from a Catpaper fan, that I'd like to share. Susan P. wrote:
Last week in desperation (I'm down to my final couple yards from the 800 feet of it I'd bought before the product was lost to us all), I did a Google search for "absorbent paper with polyethylene back" and found this link It's sold as a cover for lab tables, and my sample order arrived yesterday. It's not exactly the same, but it's as close as we're going to get to what we knew and loved as Catpaper. Please let your readers know that Ben Meadows (in Janesville, WI) will now mean not having to go back to using a plastic shower-curtain liner and newspapers!
I intend to order some of the product, and if it works as well as I hope, I'll write a review. My original blog:
Cat owners who have struggled with cleaning up litter box misses, oversprays, cat sickbed accidents, or messes in the cat carrier, will appreciate the tough strength and versatility of Catpaper. I have discovered several non-cat uses for this product, and I bet readers will find even more. It is so simple, yet so ingenious an idea that one wonders, "what took you so long?"
Litter box messes have been a perennial problem for cat owners. Even the tidiest cat will sometimes overshoot the box; high sprayers will decorate the wall behind the box, and most cats will either throw litter outside or deposit bits next to the box off their feet. It all goes with the territory. . .read more.