It's gross. Unfortunately, our apartment is very small, and the only place for the box is in the living room. I'm considering erecting some sort of barrier around it, but, the kitty is getting on in years, and I don't want to make her do more jumping around than she has to. The box itself is the kind that you roll over on it's top, and the waste goes into a little drawer that you empty so you don't have to scoop. So, It has to be on the floor. (it's amazing and I love it, I HATE scooping) I try to make sure there are no "snacks" in there at all times, but she can't keep herself away. Please someone tell me there's some magical way to keep Freyja out of the box. I don't want to get a regular box again.