Saturday, September 1, 2012
iOVO Designs: Litterfish Concept- Pin It Up
As a (feline) pet owner, one of my greatest struggles is keeping the balance between fur-mother and zookeeper. This is especially true when it comes to animal waste, and the infamous 'litter box'. Some may already know that Ms. Truffles was trained to use the (human) toilet when she was just a kitten. This is a practice she kept for several months, until she one day decided that she didn't like the way the toilet water splashed back up, upon making a deposit, and began leaving gifts for me in the (waterless) sink. At least she got the bowl part right....
Re-toilet training Truffles was once an option, but has now left the picture with the addition of (adult) Frankie, who is terrified of our Drinkwell (pet water fountain), let alone the toilet. Our humble condo has an impressive 3 litter boxes, for 2 cats. My favorite, of which, is an ingenious piece of furniture that actually hides the litter-box in a cabinet like setting. It's stylish and functional, but it doesn't compare to iOVO Designs' newest pet concept; Litterfish.
This 21st Century litterbox is sure to be what all the 'cool' cats are talking about in a few months. With bold White an (classic) Orange fish color options, this almost comical over-sized fish gives the impression your cat is being eaten, in fun juxtaposition. Not only does it double as trendy modern decor (great for dorms, pet lovers, or the just plain kitschy- like myself), Litterfish has an entirely removable top that makes cleaning and changing litter a breeze. Having a private 'toilet' space for your cat/s is an integral part of fostering independence and good restroom habits. I also love that this enclosed litter box structure will 'catch' all of the sand our larger cat, Frankie, tends to dig over the sides of shallow (lone) boxes. My only worry is that one, or both, might think it so cool and private, they'll want to hang out in there all day- Thankfully Litterfish can always be converted to a posh Pet Bed.
Want to see a Litterfish in your home, or a home near you? iOVO is trying to raise 1000 pledges, before they can go into production. Mass production means molds and expensive materials costs, so the Litterfish can, unfortunately, not be made without backing from pet lovers like you and I. How do you help? If you can't quite commit to the discounted $159 pre-order pledge (which will guarantee you a unit upon production), help spread the word. The best way is to simply Pinterest the promo images! The more who see this ingenious design, the more interest it will generate!
As Required By The FTC: I received no compensation for sharing this product concept. I am merely a supporter trying to raise awareness for a start-up I believe in.