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About six months ago, we were working in the backyard, on this project, and two kitties showed up out of nowhere. One kitty white with a touch of orange and the other a tabby. At first, we thought they were just neighborhood cats that were just out and about except that starting showing up regularly.
After a month, we decided to take them to the vet to see what was going on. The vet advised they were chipped but the number was disconnected. All info pointed to….they were abandoned. This seemed odd since they were a young brother and sister pair adopted at the same time. Why would they be left behind?
The white kitty comes inside and is now a member of the family. The tabby, not nearly as much. When she does come in she needs her food, water, and rest.
We choose Nutrish, yummy recipes made with wild caught salmon, white meat chicken, or yellowfin tuna – accented with tender veggies and served in delicious culinary sauces. They are culinary classics… purrfected!, And not only does it have real ingredients, but a portion of each sale is donated to The Rachael Ray Foundation, which helps animals in need-like the ones we found. Through December 2017, more than $23.5 million dollars have been donated to animal charities and other organizations that do good for animals. The funds are used for food, medical supplies, treatments, and more.
Of course, no matter what, we want to make sure they have food/water, lovin’, and lots of play time.
Here’s a simple DIY Repurposed Catnip Toy that can be made in no time:
(We could take the time to make little eyes and ears for these little “mouse” toys, but the cats just want to play..NOW. They don’t care if it looks a certain way. The simpler the project-the more time to play with them….. and believe us the white kitty wants to play every minute of every day…..oh and eat!)
SUPPLIES USED –
- Extra Material or Old T-Shirt (Do you recognize this leftover fabric scrap from HERE?)
- Circle Templete
- String for “Tail”
- Sewing Needle and Thread
- Large Sewing Needle
STEPS TAKEN –
- Take extra material and lay out flat.
- With a circle template, trace your circle on the backside of the fabric. We used a pot lid.
- Cut out the fabric.
- Fold the circle in half, like a taco.
- Add aprox 1-3 tbsp of catnip to the middle.
- Fold fabric again.
- Now bring the two sides together for another fold, like a chunk of cheese or candy corn shape.
- Sew together all open ends.
- With the large needle, pull your string/t-shirt yarn, to the end and tie it off. We used leftover t-shirt yarn.
- Finally, take the opposite end of the “tail”, fold over to the middle, and sew that down.
We’ve also made these with old t-shirts. The cats love them.
(Yep, there is kitty drool already on the toy as he got a hold of it before I could even take a picture!)
Now, your kitty has a simple DIY repruposed catnip toy that took aprox. 5 min to make.
We will let you decided if it’s kitty approved or not…….
Now, be sure to make a few of these to have on hand for an of your kitty friends and have some yummy food from them when they are done playing. Find out where you can purchase Nutrish HERE.