When I put my precious dog to sleep last year, my cat Vida-Tesoro got really depressed. She would come out of my bedroom, check to see if my dog was around and then go back to my bedroom day after day. Sometimes she would stay under the bed for hours. She didn’t let me groom her again, clip her claws or even touch her. In fact, she became distant and mean when approached.
I was concerned and thought that getting a kitty would help… You know, to distract her, to keep her busy… so I adopted a 1 year old kitty at the Humane Society which I had never done before. I had read they had to get used to each other through a fence or a cage, so I kept them separate for a couple of weeks and little by little I started to let them get closer.
For an entire month they spent time together but slept separately, always being monitored by me, of course. Then I started to leave them alone for short periods of time in the living room for instance while I was in my office. After a while they were playing, chasing each other and enjoying each other’s company. I was happy. Since the new kitty talks a lot and has a beautiful voice, I named her Barbra Streisand.
Unfortunately, while they were playing one day, Barbra scratched Vida’s eye and it got infected. Needless to say, that was the end of that relationship.
For almost a year after that, I did not let them be together alone until one day when I got tired of pet sitting, like I don’t have anything to do, and I left them in the house by themselves to deal with their issues while I went out. That was it. Somehow, they resolved their issues and came to some understanding because they started to tolerate each other. They didn’t really play but they laid down on the same couch or bed, they sat next to each other but not too close and sometimes, not often, they play together for a few seconds. Vida felt the need to constantly hiss to remind Barbra that she was the boss. It bothered me still but I had to accept that Vida could never trust Barbra again, so I learned to live with it.
Since the kitty had a lot of energy and wanted to play at all hours but I wasn’t available enough for her taste, she started to look for things to do: fight with the feather duster and rip it apart, jump on top of the fridge and dump things from up there to see how they landed, ruin my plants, eat rubber bands, check my closet and drawers and rearrange things, empty the garbage can in the kitchen and destroy the window screens around the house, among other things. Well, that was until she discovered the toilet paper roll. That was the end for me… She attacked the TP rolls like if they were vicious creatures and she continued to do it every day for weeks. I was going nuts… People would tell me to close the bathroom door but I only have one bathroom and that’s where the cat litter was. She destroyed dozens of toilet paper rolls. I was losing my mind.
I started to look for products to solve my problem but I found nothing. I went to hardware stores, department stores, I searched online… nothing. All I found was this elastic that you place around the roll but it really doesn’t do the job. It’s called TP Saver and it only stops the roll from turning but it doesn’t protect the toilet paper. She still destroyed the paper with the TP Saver on, every time, so I wasted my money. I looked and looked and found nothing.
So, I started to think about ways to protect the toilet paper… I started to experiment. I spent a lot of time on this because I was going to kill my cat if I didn’t find a solution Pronto!…
After a lot of research and testing, here is the big news: you don’t have to stress anymore. You don’t have to waste toilet paper anymore or close the bathroom door. Paws-Free is here and available in many patterns, colors and styles. Visit our Buy now! page and take a look. This wonderful toilet paper cover protects your toilet paper from dust, humidity, hair and many other bathroom stuff but most importantly, from those little creatures that love to destroy it. It is easy to use and it adds a touch of decor to your bathroom: any occasion, any color, any style.
What’s funny is that while I was researching online for products to solve my problem, I found tons of blogs where people discuss this same issue. I visited tons of websites and blogs where people complained about this problem not only because their cats did it but also their dogs and even their kids! There are websites dedicated to this, believe it or not and tons of videos.
Here are a few videos from YouTube that some people can relate to. These videos show the reason why Paws-Free was created.