a money-saving tip for cat owners

I just hauled 160 pounds of litter up a flight of stairs, and boy are my arms tired.

No, really, they’re tired!

The 40-pound bags I got only cost six bucks a bag, and that’s because of a wonderful (word used sarcastically) side effect of capitalism.

Okay, if you go to a pet store and see a 40-pound bag full of little pine wood pellets, and the bag is labelled with the words “CAT LITTER,” that bag will cost $15 or more.

If you go to Tractor Supply and see a 40-pound bag of the exact same stuff, but the bag is now labelled with the words, “HORSE BEDDING,” the bag is only $6.

It’s the same stuff. Yes, we had to drive 40 minutes north to the nearest Tractor Supply, as those stores don’t do much business in NYC, but it’s worth it to get 4-5 months of litter for only $24.

(As a bonus, TS sells cat food, so we stocked up on that, too….)

ATTENTION BOSTON AREA FOLKS: missing kitty! UPDATE: found!!!!


UPDATE: Loki has been found. Anne and Mike are relieved and happy, and Loki is a bit freaked out…..


The cat belonging to our dear friends Anne Gridneva and Mike Agostinelli has gone missing. Here’s the full info:

Newton, MA – Lost Grey w/Tabby Cat

Melrose St / Ash St / Auburn St, in Auburndale near the Community Library.

His name is Loki. He has been missing since January 17, 2020. He is a 2 year indoor cat and microchipped. Medium hair cat, grey with very fluffy tail and tabby markings on face sides and legs. Skittish with most humans other than his owners. Be on the lookout for this cat and report any sightings.

Please share and call (508) 596-0748 when spotted or found.

Contact: https://www.facebook.com/Newton.Lost.Pets/posts/2640045109365330

If my Boston-area peeps can keep an eye out, it would be appreciated.