CitiKitty is a company that markets a unique toilet-training device for cats. It's basically a toilet seat-shaped litter box that fastens onto your toilet bowl, but it has a series of widening concentric circles that you gradually remove, until the cat, before he knows it, is simply dropping his waste directly into the toilet bowl not unlike a human.
It's rather brilliant, and for only $29, this 5-week training program can be yours.
Where I take umbrage, however, is with CitiKitty's official position that "your cat will naturally use the CitiKitty Training Seat as it's new litter box [sic]."
Really? Then perhaps that explains why I've been waking up to a steaming pile of poo in my bathroom sink for each of the past 14 days. My cat is not using the CitiKitty Training Seat as his new litter box, and unless I do something about it, there's no reason to believe he ever will. They sell me this product that's supposed to make my life easier - instead, quite to the contrary, I wake every morning to a horrific and malodorous mess.
Interesting fact relating to all this, by the way.. one of the leading pioneers of this concept of training cats to use the toilet was none other than jazz legend Charles Mingus.