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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Cat litter

Originally people used ashes for the litter box but of course had to deal with sooty paw prints all around the house.
A neighbor asked Ed Low in St. Paul Minnesota for some sand to use instead and he suggested clay because it would be more absorbent and wouldn't track all over the house. He filled a brown bag of clay for her and very soon it was in big demand. He never dreamt that anyone would pay 65 cents for a five-pound bag of clay but they were indeed willing to do so and so in 1964 he created Tidy Cat brand that was sold in grocery stores and the rest is history as they say......



Happy cats and a $210 million annually income

6 comments:

Bev said...

How interesting!! I would have a hard time with a litter box in my house...let alone ashes:)

Nancy said...

Wow, really?

No cats in my house - I'm allergic.

Lady Di Tn said...

Now we need someone to invent getting the used litter to the trash. I know Sam cat has to be the messy cat alive. Seems we all spend lots on our 4 legged friends. Peace

Coffee Lady said...

ugh! I have had cats all my life - down to 1 cat now. But the litter box is always an "issue." Seems I am always running to the store for a bag of it.

Dana said...

We have one cat, but I stay away from her. I'm allergic.

Happy Thursday!

Granny Annie said...

Our cats have a ten acre litter box:) No cats in my house but plenty outside in the barn. What a winning idea this fellow had.