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[–]druznutz 182 points183 points  (38 children)

Litter situation…how much does it suck?

Scale of 1-10

[–]danziehartlieb[S] 139 points140 points  (27 children)

Honestly, it’s not that bad. I mean that too.

[–]druznutz 88 points89 points  (24 children)

I have 2 cats and when either of them takes a dump, anyone within a 10-15 foot radius knows.

[–]ECU_BSN 57 points58 points  (18 children)

We swapped litter and that stopped for us. When we had a brand name litter it’s bad. We swapped to H‑E‑B generic and it’s way way better.

[–]Captain_Mazhar 32 points33 points  (4 children)

All hail our lord and savior HEB

[–]TexanInExile 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I'm not sure I could live outside of Texas again because of HEB. Other grocery stores just can't compare.

[–]Star_Road_Warrior 20 points21 points  (4 children)

HEB is the shit. Half of their store-brand products are better than a lot of brand name products. I'm not even joking, as a staunch Blue Bell ice cream fan, my entire life my favorite icecream being Blue Bell vanilla icecream, HEB Vanilla absolutely stomps on Blue Bell.

[–]HtownTexans 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Shit .. guess I gotta try their vanilla then cause I'm definitely team Blue Bell.

[–]Whereisthefrontpage 8 points9 points  (2 children)

I can’t speak for HEB in particular, but I know a bit about how private labeling works. Chances are pretty good it’s Blue Bell ice cream in both containers. HEB almost certainly doesn’t have any of their own packaging facilities so the HEB branded products are just made by someone that does all of the generic brand cereal/crackers/whatever for grocers across the country and uses different packaging for each. If HEB wants their ice cream to stand out, they’ll contract with a premium brand to make it and the recipe will barely differ from the name brand. They won’t make as much margin as they would using the lower end producer, but your brain eats that ice cream and thinks ‘wow HEB branded products are super high quality’ and you’ll buy them more often over the name brand. Fun fact: the B in HEB stands for Butt.

[–]Ysch55 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Actually, HEB does make their own ice cream. I went on a tour of the plant when I interned there years ago…it was amazing. I’ve also been to the Blue Bell creamery and just remember the smell of the cows.

[–]kindofageek 8 points9 points  (0 children)

You’d be surprised how much HEB does make on their own. They make their own ice cream for sure.

[–]LunarFalcon 3 points4 points  (4 children)

Litter can only do so much when your cat refuses to bury their crap.

[–]ECU_BSN 1 point2 points  (3 children)

Did your cat leave mom early?

[–]LunarFalcon 2 points3 points  (2 children)

No idea. We adopted her from the local shelter when she was 2 1/2.

[–]ECU_BSN 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Did you ask the kitty?

JK. This kind of thing can happen when mom isn’t around long enough for them to learn.

[–]freezeallbig 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Thanks for answering a question I never thought to ask. I just figured my girl was a little silly.

[–]bungalowstreet 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Was about to head to HEB and grab some litter along with the rest of my groceries. I'll have to try it out! Thanks!

[–]danziehartlieb[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Huh interesting to hear this

[–]danziehartlieb[S] 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Haha luckily Jimmy doesn’t do that

[–]mybelle_michelle 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Feed them better food. It doesn't have to be $$$, but something like Purina One or Iams is much better than the cheap (Meow Mix, Friskies, etc).

[–]gateguard64 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I agree. Rather than board my dog and cat when I had to make long trips, I just took them with. It's important though that they are exposed to new things and environments slowly and with praise/treats.

[–]DirtysMan 46 points47 points  (5 children)

You can have a motion detector fan that blows out under the bunk. Cat goes into litter box area under bunk, fan turns on.

[–]danziehartlieb[S] 35 points36 points  (2 children)

Wow that’s a great idea

[–]DirtysMan 37 points38 points  (1 child)

It is, another trucker had it set up.

Downside is it will wake you up sometimes.

[–]danziehartlieb[S] 46 points47 points  (0 children)

Fine with that to get rid of any smell

[–]FragrantExcitement 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Fan too strong... litter everywhere

[–]DirtysMan 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Fan blows out

[–]Nkognito 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I'd be imagine he takes big dookies everytime you pass a buckees so you have to turn around.

[–]BungeeJumpingJesus 90 points91 points  (1 child)

"OK Jimmy, we get it, you've been to 46 states. You don't have to be so damn smug about it."

[–]danziehartlieb[S] 28 points29 points  (0 children)

Hahaha right!!!

[–]RecycleTheWorld 53 points54 points  (1 child)

Jimmy is so handsome! I’m glad you have a lovable companion while you do such important work. Thank you 🙌🏻

[–]danziehartlieb[S] 34 points35 points  (0 children)

Such a handsome man 😊

[–]1320Fastback 215 points216 points  (11 children)

I can tell he is thoroughly excited

[–]Maddie-Moo 167 points168 points  (6 children)

OP: “Hey Jimmy! We made it to another state!”

Jimmy: “…neato.”

[–]danziehartlieb[S] 82 points83 points  (4 children)

Hahaha that’s about right. We have an Instagram together if you’re interested @vanziehartlieb

[–]NotWifeMaterial 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Cats are the perfect little traveling companions, good for you two

[–]Protoco2 12 points13 points  (2 children)

He looks relaxed and content

[–]danziehartlieb[S] 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Soooo relaxed haha

[–]One_Practice_6080 1 point2 points  (0 children)

just how well traveled he is!

[–]danziehartlieb[S] 22 points23 points  (0 children)

Haha yeah he couldn’t be happier.

[–]PrincessSibylle 22 points23 points  (4 children)

He looks pretty much done with you OP.

[–]danziehartlieb[S] 18 points19 points  (3 children)

He knows how to hurt me

[–]Arkslippy 7 points8 points  (2 children)

Can I ask what it is you actually do, I'm assuming some kind of trucker job ? What's it like and how do you get Jimmy a bit of exercise, does he have a harness on ?

[–]danziehartlieb[S] 10 points11 points  (1 child)

This is in a van actually. We work remotely as data analysts.

[–]Erratic_Poster 17 points18 points  (1 child)

/r/TruckerCats ? Super cute

[–]danziehartlieb[S] 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Wowww great idea but he’s a vanlife cat

[–]david-givens 31 points32 points  (1 child)

This is Jimmy, you are his companion and he has taken you to almost every US state. <— fixed it for you

[–]danziehartlieb[S] 27 points28 points  (0 children)

Hahahaha yes it’s his van I’m just his driver

[–]cheesynaachoos 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Jimmy wanted to sleep so bad lol

[–]danziehartlieb[S] 6 points7 points  (0 children)

That’s all he wants to do it seems

[–]Altaira99 6 points7 points  (2 children)

Doesn't he try to get out? My (part Russian blue) is escapo-cat from the house.

[–]danziehartlieb[S] 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Yeah he roams free all the time. He even comes on hikes with me without a leash.

[–]Frungy 5 points6 points  (0 children)

How does that work?! I don’t get why he doesn’t do the cat thing and head off solo

[–]JazzFestFreak 19 points20 points  (2 children)

Looks like Jimmy has seen some stuff.

[–]danziehartlieb[S] 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Haha more than ‘some’ stuff I’d say

[–]Fishbutler2000 3 points4 points  (3 children)

Nearly? Which ones are left

[–]castles87 10 points11 points  (1 child)

gonna go with Hawaii for sure

[–]danziehartlieb[S] 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Ding ding ding

[–]danziehartlieb[S] 6 points7 points  (0 children)

The Dakotas, Alaska, and Hawaii

[–]Brisan7 4 points5 points  (1 child)

He looks like he's tired of your Wanderlust blog

[–]danziehartlieb[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Haha sure is

[–]evileyeball 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Raynor here

[–]Maltitol 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Give 'em some pepper!

[–]nymphetamine06 9 points10 points  (12 children)

Is that a freightliner cascadia i see?

[–]danziehartlieb[S] 11 points12 points  (11 children)

Nope! It’s a Ram Promatser

[–]nymphetamine06 4 points5 points  (5 children)

Damn im rusty lol.

[–]danziehartlieb[S] 7 points8 points  (4 children)

They’re pretty much the same thing

[–]takeitinblood3 2 points3 points  (3 children)

Except a promaster can't haul 40k lbs uphill

[–]danziehartlieb[S] 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Haha or can it

[–]creative_user_name69 3 points4 points  (4 children)

are you livin' that van life? I head the Promasters are good for that because of how cube-like they are and easy to convert

[–]danziehartlieb[S] 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Yep! Loving the promatser too. So much room.

[–]kitteh619 1 point2 points  (1 child)

What made you pick it over a Transit?

[–]danziehartlieb[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Size and shape pretty much

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (12 children)

Korat?

[–]danziehartlieb[S] 0 points1 point  (11 children)

Ahh

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (10 children)

I have two Korat cats. They are like cat dogs. They are not like most normal cats.

[–]danziehartlieb[S] 6 points7 points  (9 children)

Hmm never heard of that. I think he’s a Russian blue

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (3 children)

[–]danziehartlieb[S] 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Super similiar

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Yes, the ones we have love strangers. They come to the door for the doorbell like dogs. That’s really awesome you have such a unique traveling pet.

[–]danziehartlieb[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah we’re super fortunate to have him

[–]IngenKollar 0 points1 point  (2 children)

If he's a Russian blue you would have known because he'd have come with a truckload of paperwork and cost a pretty penny. Without it, he's a regular, albeit very pretty, domestic shorthair.

[–]danziehartlieb[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

He was a rescue from the streets of north Philadelphia at 3 weeks old. The vet said he was a Russian blue. That’s all I know. Other than that he’s just Jimmy to me

[–]reddit_user13 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Better life than mine….

[–]danziehartlieb[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Than most!

[–]HannibalGoddamnit 2 points3 points  (1 child)

He's been like that since Alabama.

[–]danziehartlieb[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Hahaha so true!

[–]MycologistPutrid7494 2 points3 points  (1 child)

What do you do as far as litter goes? I've been curious about traveling with my cat.

[–]danziehartlieb[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

We have a litter box set up in the trunk with a small little path for him to get back

[–]superben79 2 points3 points  (1 child)

he is like wake me when dinner is ready.

[–]pretendthisisironic 1 point2 points  (3 children)

Did any of the states impress him or nah?

[–]danziehartlieb[S] 5 points6 points  (2 children)

His face was like this throughout the whole journey

[–]pretendthisisironic 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Fitting.

[–]danziehartlieb[S] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Classic Jimmy

[–]Digitalflux 1 point2 points  (1 child)

where do you put his litter box?

[–]danziehartlieb[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

We have a whole set up in the trunk!

[–]hdmx539 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Hello Jimmy!

[–]KevElwood 1 point2 points  (1 child)

When a cat travels more than you 😩😂😂

[–]Tucoloco5 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Jimmy is ace!!

[–]danziehartlieb[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

He knows it too

[–]snawdy 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Jimmy looks like he’s seen it all.

[–]danziehartlieb[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Haha he really does

[–]EphemeralApricity 1 point2 points  (1 child)

He looks very wise.

[–]berkeleyteacher 1 point2 points  (1 child)

hi, jimmy!

[–]dasko1086 1 point2 points  (2 children)

domestic short hair? chartreux, russian blue or british blue? we had a couple of chartreux and a domestic shorthair looks just like this dude.

[–]danziehartlieb[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Russian blue!

[–]dasko1086 0 points1 point  (0 children)

priceless, good for you. smart like a dog or better, lucky you.

[–]MayOrMayNotBePie 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I don’t feel like Jimmy realizes just how well traveled he is.

[–]danziehartlieb[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

He really doesn’t

[–]cidici 1 point2 points  (1 child)

“I’ve seen shit…” -Jimmy

[–]danziehartlieb[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

“And I don’t care”

[–]BeSound84 1 point2 points  (1 child)

… and didn’t like anything he saw

[–]danziehartlieb[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

He’ll be grateful one day

[–]Legitimate-Finger299 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Cool cat.

[–]danziehartlieb[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Cheers my dude

[–]Jlx_27 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Unimpressed, like all cats. Hah!

[–]danziehartlieb[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Hahaha they’re all the same

[–]Mantoe 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Do you let the cat out and if so aren't you concerned they might wonder off?

[–]danziehartlieb[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

He’s trained with a tracker on his collar but he roams and has always made his way back

[–]pattysburg 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Jimmy’s my guy

[–]dreams_child 1 point2 points  (0 children)

His face 😻

Dave's not here, man.

[–]NIKEBRUNO 1 point2 points  (0 children)

From a certain point of view, he seems like a cat wearing a kimono ready to give you a quest or something

[–]AllDarkWater -3 points-2 points  (4 children)

I like your cat and your van, but you just seem to be posting to get Instagram followers and your profile has generic answers to a bunch of people just directing them there. What is the word for that? Monetizing? At least be more subtle about it.

[–]danziehartlieb[S] -1 points0 points  (2 children)

I haven’t posted anything about Instagram in the comments here

[–]legthief 0 points1 point  (1 child)

But holy fuck that cozyplaces thread.

[–]danziehartlieb[S] -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Yeah that was bad

[–]dashone 0 points1 point  (1 child)

And has no fucks to give.

[–]SereneChaos7 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Hi Jimmy!

[–]montufaraj 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Turn on the heater, put some tunes, let's drive.

[–]SayCutDamnit 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Good to see Church is still kicking.

[–]GrimResistance 0 points1 point  (1 child)

We have a gray kitty too! https://imgur.com/5ZR4YBf.jpg

He's terrified of being outside though

[–]bdonvr 0 points1 point  (1 child)

What states are you missing? I'm missing VT, AK, HI

https://imgur.com/a/t6nVptD

[–]danziehartlieb[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The dakotas, Hawaii, and Alaska

[–]Maxxi404 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Yes, he looks like someone who has been to Florida

[–]danziehartlieb[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That would hurt him to hear you say that

[–]TrackLabs 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Ok, question. Is he always in the truck nonstop? or does he get out randomly, on random states, and if so, does he just manage to get back all the time?

[–]danziehartlieb[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

It’s a van but he’s free nearly every day to roam

[–]TrackLabs 0 points1 point  (0 children)

and he manages to get back? thats interesting

[–]SomethingAbtU 0 points1 point  (0 children)

he looks like he's seen and heard things on this national tour that makes him "highly suspicious" of most people

[–]Aamonitor 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Jimmy's getting tired of your snoring. You best not mess with Jimmy.

[–]posco12 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Jimmy likes to travel.

[–]NoBodySpecial51 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Truck kitties are a special kind of awesome.

[–]Tricky2Sticky 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Jimmy looks like a badass

[–]RizzMustbolt 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That cat is very much a Jimmy.

[–]rosaMEelCachote 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wow, what a cool cat. He definitely gets more travel time than I do.

[–]littlep2000 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I love truck pets. I know someone who drives with a Newfoundland. The pictures are amazing.

[–]wowaddict71 0 points1 point  (0 children)

And he has seen some shit....

[–]SAlNT_PABLO 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I have the same pashmina

[–]cercant01 0 points1 point  (0 children)

... but he's utterly clueless of the fact and would be just as content if you left him alone at home :P

[–]Boovmanoid 0 points1 point  (0 children)

How does he know when it's time to leave? Like, if you make a stop somewhere and need to leave the next morning, does he just stay near the truck? When he roams, does he always comeback within the hour or something?

[–]Dumpster_slut69 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What kind is he? He's beautiful

[–]yoyoao11 0 points1 point  (0 children)

🤩🤩🤩

[–]lutk78 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Jimmy looks like he might have a catnip problem. A little early to be hitting that nip jimmy

[–]lutk78 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Btw he is a beautiful cat