I don't know whom Brad McCormick might be (other than Brad McCormick), but he went to Nova Scotia on vacation and got a great folk art wooden cat. And if you look below to his link about his Maine Coon kitten, you get all kinds of good stuff.
"A cat's gaze seems to be perfectly receptive. It sees all, in a universal receptiveness. A cat may be a kind of "universal witness". There is no questioning, only pure "receptiveness" (obviously, cats' famous "curiosity" is something different from this, which I shall not treat here). "
Plus he likens litterbox raking to that of a Japanese dry garden. He must not use Feline Pine.