I'm spending a few days babysitting my two young grandsons where they live. We're "home alone," while my daughter and her husband take a well deserved vacation. I'm also sitting for Skippy and and Jenga, their two tiger cats.

Cats in the staged home

Since I have never owned a cat, having to feed and clean up after one is new to me. Kids, yes. Kitties, no. What else is new to me is that a cat box doesn't have to smell up the whole room.

Have kitty litter formulas changed over the past few years, or have I visited only cat owners who never scooped poop?

I have the kind of nose that, if I walk my dog on a summer evening, I can tell you what each neighbor is cooking for dinner, and what is blooming in their yard. And I will be triple bagging what I have to pick up after Misty. I have a sensitive nose, and if I can't detect any nasty cat bathroom scents, no one can.

Animal smells are a turn-off

Home sellers with pets -- there is no reason for any unpleasant animal aromas in your home. The product that Skippy and Jenga use is Fresh Step brand, Premium Multiple Cat Scoopable (not a paid endoresement). It contains carbon for odor absorption. It's lightly scented. It makes easy work of what could be a stinky chore.   

This post is short because I'm scheduled for a reading of Goodnight, Moon. 

Jenga likes a bedtime story, too.