Guys, I have not seen much on this board about pets. Many of us have probably heard that having a pet is especially beneficial when ill. I have two cats. I love all animals, but dogs means walking, and so that is not an option. I have discovered having two cats is better than one. They can play with one another when I am not up to giving them attention. They have very different personalities. One is lovable and affectionate, the other is playful and frisky. Both have kept me sane. Anyone else have pets? Do they help you with the MS or other ailments? The only downside is cleaning the cat litter. Yet I discovered a great automatic cat litter box, but discovered it too late. It should really be started when the cats are kittens. It is called the "Litter Robot". It is different from other types of auto litter boxes. It looks like a big globe and rotates on its foundation to shift (must use clumping litter) debris each time the cat uses the box. It has sensors that indicate when a cat is in the box and when the cat has left. About 7 minutes after the cat has left the box, the Litter Robot starts is sifting rotation and deposits the clumps in a container located in the foundation. You just need to dump the bag out of the container (about every 2 to 3 days). There are limitations however. Not every cat will take to this mechanical thing. You may use it on manual and perform the sifting rotation whenever you like. This may prevent the cat from becoming afraid of it. Larger cats have difficulty with it. As I said, it is best to use when the cats are kittens. Only one of my cats will use the Robot. Even still, I am glad to have it. It is expensive, so this too is a limitation, yet think of all of the energy you can save. I would love to hear from others about the pets.
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