Daily Giz Wiz 669: Cat Genie

Episode 669 of the podcast

Cat Genie
Subject: Review of Cat Genie
Released:Thursday 2 October 2008
Length:about 18 minutes
Download file:DGW-669.mp3 (8.3 MB)
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Short info

Don't clean the cat box, instead use the automatic Cat Genie that cleans itself.

Detailed information

Link: CatGenie

Back in Episode 220, a listener wrote in about a partly-automated pet toilet, called LitterMaid.  The CatGenie, on the other hand, is a fully-automated toilet for the cat.  The unit is connected to your bathroom's fresh water supply and waste disposal plumbing.  It has a toilet bowl with Washable Granules sitting over a grid/filter (which rotates during cleaning).  After the cat has done its business, infrared sensors will automatically activate (although you can choose manual activation) the cleaning process - a long, extensive and elaborate procedure including filtering, scouring, pulverisation, a number of water cycles, draining and hot air drying.  The whole process takes 15 minutes according to Dick, although a user on YouTube says it's more like 30 to 35 minutes.  It's best to watch the video to see how it works.

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To complete the setup, GenieDomes, Genie Sidewalls and GeniePaws are available as accessories for different covers for the CatGenie and your cat.

Dusty the Cat

Sadly Leo's old cat had to be put down recently.  Meanwhile, Dick has got in new stock for his GizWizBiz Caps, and Alfred E Neuman is standing underneath David Blaine the illusionist waiting for some loose change to fall down.

WizneyLand

For a catchy name for Dick's mansion, Aston from Plymouth, England suggests WizneyLand, or Taj My Hall.  Leo learns, to his surprise, that Mickey Mouse has yellow feet (or shoes).

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