Thanks to everyone for your great (and entertaining) responses!!
We will probably be trying some new litter because I would like something that is biodegradable, but I sure hate to mess with what is working in that department - know what I mean?
We have tried Feline Pine, though it was a long time ago. We might give that another go.
As for flushable, hubby won't hear of it - we are on a septic system, and though some of them say they will work, he won't risk it.
Thanks for the link to the sample poop bags - I will defintely try that out!
As for the potty training, that is something I would really love to do, though I know I have a couple that probably would never adjust - AND, just like jdee, said, there are NINE of them!!
I did find on-line a do-it-yourself little mini-septic system
for the purpose of handling pet waste. I really liked the idea of it, as it is in the ground and you can actually make it look nice. When I mentioned it to hubby, he didn't seem too keen on the idea. He just basically wants to dig a hole away from the house, dump it there, then eventually just cover it up. (UGH)... I think I can sway him later, though. With the homemade septic system, it could be closer to the house and therefore more convenient.
Keep the ideas coming though - I love new innovations!!