How We Live With a Cat (& Litter Box) in a Small Space

Tidy Cats BREEZE Litter System Review + Tips for Living With a Cat in a Small Space! #AD Find out why I love the ammonia odor absorbing pads and anti-tracking pellets from #TidyCats and how I transitioned my cat to a new litter box on jojotastic.com #EaseofBREEZE
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Tidy Cats. All opinions are my own and always will be! Thanks for supporting the content that keeps Jojotastic going.

Let’s talk litter boxes… I was definitely NOT prepared for the number of questions I received when I posted this Instagram in partnership with my friends at Tidy Cats. There were a lot of opinions and questions about how we could possibly live with a litter box in our living room. Trust me, I know. That is a huge part of why I was so thrilled to team up with Tidy Cats — because we were literally willing to try anything to make this situation better for everyone involved, including Georgette. After using the BREEZE Litter System for about a month now, I wanted to post a more in-depth review of it here on the blog + take some time to answer more questions.

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5 Tips for Having Pets in a Small Space

Thinking about adopting a pet and live in a small space? Check out my best tips for having pets in a small space including dogs, cats, and more! Pet tips, small space living inspiration.

We have a lot of animals in our 640 square foot home… 2 dogs, 1 cats, and 6 baby chickens (currently). At any given time, I will be dog sitting or have a chicken inside the house after a bath. It can be mayhem! But I wouldn’t have it any other way. I read recently that people are adopting pets more and more these days and it really made me happy. But in case you’re staying home and struggling to have a pet in a small space, I wanted to share a few tips that have helped us across the years!

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Purr-fect Cat Lady Gift Ideas

The Best Gift Ideas for The Cat Lady in Your Life! Cat Person Gift Ideas, Gift Guide for Christmas & Holidays 2019 via jojotastic.com #giftguide #giftidea #giftgiving #gifts #presents #christmaspresents #christmasgiftideas #christmasgift #catlady #cats #cat

As I write this post, Georgette is on my lap whining about being on my lap. But sometimes I just require some force-cuddling! When I post about her to Instagram, I always get a comment or two saying they didn’t realize we had a cat. I guess the dogs tend to get more love? But I am definitely a cat lady at heart. Also this just happens to be one of the funnest gift guides that I share every year.

Photography by Ashley Lynn Fry.
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How We Keep Our Aging Pets Active & Healthy

How We Keep Our Aging Pets Active & Healthy! Learn all about Flexadin® Advanced with UC-II® and how this joint supplement helps to keep cats and dogs active and reduces joint stiffness. @myhappypetsUSA #ad #FlexWithFlexadin #dachshunds #wienerdogs #activedogs #agingdogs #cats #activecats #jointsupplements #petsupplements  
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It’s an established fact that Sean and I lead a really active lifestyle. From climbing to hiking to sailing, we do it all — especially now that I’ve made progress in facing my PTSD about rock climbing. One question I’m always asked is whether we bring the dogs with us. The short answer is YES! Especially when we go sailing. After all, the running joke is that the boat isn’t actually ours, it’s Lucy’s. Today I teamed up with Flexadin® Advanced with UC-II® to share how we keep our aging pets active and healthy so they can join us in all of our various adventures and activities.

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DIY dog treat & leash station

Keep your pup’s delicious @miloskitchen treats and cute leash organized and ready to go with this chic #DIY treat station. Get the full tutorial at Jojotastic.com #MilosKitchen #TreatingTuesday #ad

This post is #sponsored by Milo’s Kitchen®. I received product and compensation, but all opinions are my own and always will be! Thanks for supporting content that keeps Jojotastic going.

When people find out that I have two wiener dogs, they automatically assume that I adopted them both in an effort to assemble a whole pack of dachshunds. But the real story goes something like this: girl with wiener dog meets boy with wiener dog. They fall in love and blend their dog family into a sort of Brady Bunch situation — but with more barking and tail wagging. All joking aside, when I met Lucy, we connected immediately, thanks in part to my habit of bonding with her by offeringtreats whenever she came over with Sean. Now that we all live together in one beautiful swirl of small space living and dog hair, I love to spoil both of my pups with delicious, premium dog treats. My favorites? Treats that are kitchen-inspired!

Last week I shared this super-cute DIY terrazzo treat jar filled with Milo’s Kitchen® chicken jerky — Noodle and Lucy love them because they’re made with real chicken as the number one ingredient so they’re rich in protein — and this week I set myself the task of finding the perfect way to keep the treats at hand while incorporating the jar into my existing decor. After putting our heads together, the wiener dogs and I came up with this cool little dog treat station complete with a marble finish and a hook to keep their leashes nicely organized and ready for their daily walks. It’s the perfect thing to keep right outside your kitchen so you can treat your dogs while you’re whipping up a delicious snack to create a shared love of the kitchen with your furry four legged friends.

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DIY terrazzo dog treat jar

Treat your pup to delicious, home-style @miloskitchen dog treats stored in this pretty #DIY terrazzo jar. Get the full tutorial at Jojotastic.com #MilosKitchen #TreatingTuesday #ad

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We have a name for my house around these parts, and it’s The McBrawley Home for Wayward Wiener Dogs. Along with our two chickens and one majestic cat, Sean and I are constantly wrangling our two dachshunds: Noodle and Lucy. And we wouldn’t have it any other way. Sometimes they bark at the UPS man or chase the chickens around the yard and whatnot, but other times I’ll catch them curled up together on the couch or posing for pictures perfectly (ahem, I’m looking at you Lucy) and my heart just melts. Those are the moments that I love to treat them to something delicious.

Just like my yia yia still to this day makes me her signature Greek soup recipe when I’m home and in need of something extra special and crave worthy, I like to treat my two pups to something that’s premium, hearty and made with love. Kitchen-inspired Milo’s Kitchen® dog treats are made with real chicken as the number one ingredient, they’re high in protein and free of artificial flavors —you better believe these wiener dogs went crazy for them! But I wanted to help share our love of the kitchen and take the #TreatingTuesday experience to the next level, so I decided to dress up a simple mason jar in which to store some delicious chicken meatball treats in a way that blends perfectly with my kitchen decor and is pretty enough to keep on the counter. It’s a great way to take treating and bonding in the kitchen to a new, DIY level. Giving Noodle and Lucy treats is one of my favorite things to do – it makes all of us happy. I especially love to treat them in the kitchen, which is the heart of our home and where memories are made.

Now I just have to explain to Lucy that she can’t actually eat at the table with us every day…

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summer sailing adventures with our dogs + Stella & Chewy’s

summer sailing adventures with our wiener dogs. find out more on jojotastic.com! #ad #akibbleabove #stellaandchewys

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These days our adventures are a bit limited because of my leg, but there’s one outdoor activity that I can still do: sailing! We especially love to go out on the boat with the dogs during the summer to catch the sunset over the Olympics. When Stella & Chewy’s reached out to share how we go above and beyond for our pups, I knew exactly the stories I wanted to share with you guys.

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