After a series of posts in December, Dementia Boy, a Floppycats reader, decided to take the plunge and purchase one.
She ordered directly from Litter Lifter and told me about the process:
Jenny, I don’t know where the Litter Lifter product info is on your website, but I received mine today and this is what I have to say about it:
Buy it. Just buy it.
Even though you and others raved about the Litter Lifter, I must admit I was skeptical. I mean, what’s the big deal about a litter scoop? A scoop is a scoop is a scoop, right? INCORRECTO-MUNDO!!!
This scoop is incredible. The first thing you notice is its heft. It’s shaped like a snow shovel with a longer blade and handle than a regular scoop. It doesn’t have sides like a regular scoop (again, think snow shovel).
The sticker attached to the Litter Lifter states, “Peaked blades catch whole clumps & tiny carats but leave the clean litter…Litter falls through the slanted tines. NO shaking. NO sifting. LESS DUST.”
I can’t see the peaked blades, but no matter. It works. When you run it through the litter box, you wonder where the clean litter went. It’s that fast. It’s that good. TMI alert: I ran it through a “clean” NVR Miss box and picked up one “carat.” The Litter Lifter left every bit of clean litter behind. I went from box to box, picking up carats, nuggets and one boulder. Nothing fell apart. (I have to figure out the physics of this thing.)
OK, so I’m easily amused and astonished, but the Litter Lifter is fantastic. I ordered mine directly from the company for $6.85 plus $1.99 shipping. (Actual shipping was $2.53, and the scoop was packed in a big padded envelope.) Because I couldn’t decide on a color, I picked the option “surprise me” and received a beautiful purple scoop. There are three types of scoops; I chose the original.
This is a must-buy. Thank you, Jenny, for finding the Litter Lifter!!
After I rec’d this e-mail, I asked Bev if I could share it on the site and she said I could and then added:
When my eyes were working–they work for about two hours a day–I noticed that the Litter Lifter has thin, peaked tines rather than thick, flat tines, thus allowing the clean litter to sift through completely and quickly.
This thing is wonderful, something else for me to get OCD about. My eyes are all googly-woogly–that’s a clinical term–right now, so I can’t figure out how it works. I tried both the Litter Lifter and one of my regular scoops at the same time in a clean box, but couldn’t focus on both scoops (sort of like rubbing your head and patting your tummy simultaneously).
I can’t believe I am so excited about a litter scoop. But, really, where has this been all our lives?? Clumping litter came out in 1993; I don’t know how many scoops I’ve had since then, but they’ve all been the same. I think I’m the only person in your group who gathers waste in a coffee can; I could hear the nuggets hit the can without the–how do you say?–acoustical muffling of excess
Unlike everything else we get for our fluffballs, this is something (1) cheap (2) that works, and works well.
I think I’ll go check the litterboxes again. (Bev, you have two cats and six litterboxes–give it a rest!!