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lit·ter

(lit'ĕr),
1. A stretcher or portable couch for moving the sick or injured.
2. A group of animals of the same parents, born at the same time. Synonym(s): brood (1)
[Fr. litière; fr. lit, bed]

litter

(lĭt′ər)
n.
1. The group of offspring produced at one birth by a mammal.
2. A flat supporting framework, such as a piece of canvas stretched between parallel shafts, for carrying a disabled or dead person; a stretcher.
v. lit·tered, lit·tering, lit·ters
v.tr.
1. To give birth to (a litter).
2. To make untidy by discarding rubbish carelessly: Someone had littered the beach with food wrappers.
3. To scatter about: littered towels all over the locker room.
4. To be scattered about (an area): "A lot of torn envelopes and open letters littered his bed" (Joseph Conrad).
5. To include certain items such as expressions throughout (a speech or piece of writing, for example): littered his letters with the names of powerful friends.
6. Archaic To supply (animals) with litter for bedding or floor covering.
v.intr.
1. To give birth to a litter.
2. To scatter litter.

lit′ter·er n.

litter

Military medicine A mobile bed for transporting wounded military personnel Vox populi Trash strewn in a public or open place

lit·ter

(lit'ĕr)
1. A stretcher or portable couch for moving the sick or injured.
2. A group of animals of the same parents, born at the same time.
[Fr. litière; fr. lit, bed]

litter

  1. any material aggregated on the surface of soil from above-ground vegetation.
  2. the offspring produced at any one time by a mammal.
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There must be a reason why she has stopped using her litter tray but it may take you some time to find what the problem is.
I use a litter tray but have never got the hang of purring!
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Urine was passed frequently in every room, under tables, behind the sofa, in the hall - everywhere but the litter tray.
Especially in old age when they couldn't see the rim of the litter tray or just couldn't be bothered to find the tray.
The spoilt tiger, who was abandoned by his mother because he would not feed, also sleeps on Lucy's bed and has even learned how to use the litter tray.
What really riles me is the local cat that chooses to use my herb garden on a daily basis as a litter tray.
He certainly hasn't noticed the green litter tray and we are fast running out of bleach.
Place her in the litter tray when she first arrives, after meals and when she first wakes.
Both are neutered, use their litter tray and enjoy their food.
A I would start out by putting the litter tray in their hutch in the location that they normally go to the toilet.
He always uses his litter tray, but I am still concerned that my two small children might catch them.