My husband and I both grew up with pets and until very recently we had two cats in our home. Each cat had their own litter box and by using Fresh Step cat litter I never worried about having a smelly home. Fresh Step now has cat litter that controls odor with natural ingredients and plant extracts. In addition to fighting bad odors, the new litter also helps prevent the spread of airborne bacteria. Our family has always preferred Fresh Step cat litter, but with the new OdorShield technology, we know our home is fresh.
Before I met my husband he worked in a veterinarian’s office and had made an incredible bond with an abandoned kitten that had been found along the road. While working in the office they were inseparable. He adopted the cat and named him Hercules. Several years later my husband and I met. Hercules was the sweetest cat I had ever encountered. I quickly fell in love with Hercules too and couldn’t imagine our home with out him. From the moment we brought our daughter home from the hospital Hercules took on a very protective and loving role with her. As my daughter grew Hercules turned into her best friend. They would spend hours playing together and Hercules was always so gentle and patient.
My daughter and Hercules playing together, 2010
Sadly Hercules passed away at 15 years old earlier this year. My daughter was devastated by the loss and constantly asks if we can get another kitten as sweet as Hercules.
Our other cat, Delilah, has a completely different personality than Hercules. She was also an abandoned kitten we rescued and brought into our home. Weighing less than a pound I couldn’t resist bringing home the cute kitten that had been left in a box at the deli in my work office. We have had Delilah for over 6 years and she has absolutely no interest in playing with my daughter or cuddling on the couch the same way Hercules did. Delilah is silly and sassy and adds so much fun to our family but she is not the same playful companion my daughter is missing.
Delilah rolling around in catnip and playing with a pipe cleaner
Although Hercules and Delilah had completely different personalities, the one thing they agreed on was their preference for Fresh Step cat litter. Hercules was quite vocal and had no problem letting us know when he was dissatisfied. We have tried other brands but our cats would protest and meow until we finally found a litter they both preferred. The new Fresh Step with OdorShield keeps everyone in our family happy! Delilah’s litter box is in our laundry room next to the door to our garage. It is a highly trafficked area as we use the garage door each time we are leaving or coming home. A smelly litter box is definitely not the first thing I want to smell when walking into our home.
By adding essential oils and other odor fighting ingredients, the new and improved Fresh Step keeps our home smelling fresh. The essential oils are both paw and moisture activated and eliminate bad odors on contact. The oils neutralize bad smells and air borne bacteria. Having a child in our home, I’m relieved knowing Fresh Step is helping to avoid bacteria spread from the litter box.
Did you know when you purchase Fresh Step products, you can shop for free online with Paw Points? Over the past years we have earned many points and have been able to use them on products for our home. The mat in front of our litter box was a Paw Point purchase and we are looking forward to many more reward items. By purchasing the 42 pound bag of Fresh Step cat litter at Sam’s Club you can earn double Paw Points through October 31.
I recently shared the #ClubFreshStep Cat Bearding Photo contest. Cat bearding is a silly new trend where you hold your cat up to your face and take a photo making it appear as if the cat is the bottom part of your face. The winner will receive a professional photo shoot with their cat and a $700 gift card to purchase an entire year’s worth of Fresh Step cat litter at Sam’s Club. The contest is ending today and I have really enjoyed seeing all the great photos entered. Cat bearding is definitely not easy when you have a sassy uncooperative cat. I had many failed attempts before getting a photo that could be entered in the contest.
My daughter took a great cat bearding photo using her favorite stuffed toy, Kika the cheetah.
With the loss of Hercules, my daughter would love to add a new kitten to our home. We have not quite decided if we will be adding to our family yet. In the meantime, we have been spending a lot of time at our neighbor’s home playing with their kitten, Leonard. He is absolutely adorable and incredibly sweet.
Watching my daughter play with Leonard reminds me of the unbelievable bond she had with Hercules.
Is there really anything better than hearing a little kid giggle while they play with a kitten?
To see more of my shopping trip at Sam’s Club to purchase the 42 pound bag of Fresh Step cat litter with OdorShield, view my Keeping it Fresh with Fresh Step OdorShield Cat Litter #ClubFreshStep #shop #cbias Google+ album.
Do you have cats in your home that love Fresh Step too?