I think Houdie's previous mom used newspaper, but he reaches down to retrieve things that he drops so I don't think he should be touching the ink. I've heard it's toxic, which makes sense.
Thanks for the input and ideas.
I had also seen the liner papers and then got to thinking...there's got to be a cheaper way to do that. Which brought me to the following idea:http://partyvalue.com/Newsprint-Sheets-Unprinted-18in-x-24in-Sheets-25lb-Bundle-1-count/
Not sure if how many sheets come with it and I'd have to use two sheets at a time.