I'm a cat man. I've had inside and outside colonies of feral and rescue cats for more than 25 years. In that time I have learned a few tricks that I thought others may find useful, or entertaining. I have discovered that the best cat litter for my multi cat household is compressed pine pellets. They make great fuel for Top-Lit Updraft (TLUD) stoves, eliminate litter box odor, and if you buy pine pellet horse bedding instead of Feline Pine you'll feel like you're stealing it. Cat's love to bail water out of water bowls. Walking across the kitchen floor in the morning in sock feet and stepping in a puddle of water is not mood enhancing. I've finally come across a bowl that they can't bail water out of. It's a small oil drain container from an auto parts store. It had a screw on lid, which I discarded. It has a large capacity, and the hole in the center, being smaller than the outside edges allows the cats to drink, but not splash the water out of the container. Fleas are a part of my world. I can fight them, but they are almost a constant battle. My two biggest problem areas with fleas are in the car and in bed. I can usually grab a flea and hold onto it long enough to brush it off the bed, or put it out a car window, but sometimes they get away. Then I have to wait to grab them all over again. A recent solution has been masking tape. I keep a piece in the car, and near the bed. If I see a flea I stick them to the tape and fold them between two sticky surfaces. Clear tape would be infinitely more satisfying, seeing them trapped inside, but 2" masking tape is getting the job done. Using cats instincts against them is a new trick I learned recently while trapping feral cats to get them fixed. Getting a cat in one trap transferred to another trap, or just releasing them has always been a challenge. I have discovered that by covering the trap and showing them light only in the desired direction I can get even stubborn cats to go where I have in mind. Have fun with these, and I hope they help my fellow cat lovers.