Friday Flush

Here goes the first in a series of Friday Flush articles, where I will cover groovy topics that don’t fit under our chief writer’s Tuesday Toilet Talk.

Taken from mingusmingusmingus.comWe all know that Charles Mingus was a rad composer/bassist but dig this.  Mingus was a pioneer in more ways than one and paved the path for this publication, in his write-up of the Cat Toilet Training Program.

Once your cat is trained to use a cardboard box, start moving the box around the room, towards the bathroom. If the box is in a corner, move it a few feet from the corner, but not very noticeably. If you move it too far, he may go to the bathroom in the original corner. Do it gradually. You’ve got to get him thinking. Then he will gradually follow the box as you move it to the bathroom… Finally, you reach the bathroom and, eventually, the toilet itself.

Far out, isn’t it?  Read the rest of the four-step program to getting your cat to use the toilet on Mingus’s site.

Catch me next reporting from sunny California!  I’m stoked to cover our first Los Angeles edition at blue whale on June 25th to deliver the skinny on their toilets from the management, musicians and patrons.  Until then, peace cats!

Staff writer/model Ken® has appeared in the short, Hawaiian Vacation (2011), and numerous other features, making his first appearance in the 60’s.  He has been named (the boyfriend of) one of the most influential cultural icons of the century and is a true renaissance man, with skills ranging from leading safaris in the wild to shaving without gel in the concrete jungle.  Ken® currently resides in Manhattan but vacations frequently at his dream house in Malibu.