30 September 2008

preparation

so, this coming friday is what i have dubbed [kitty] founders day--it is exactly one year from when my brother-in-law found my cats (well, they weren't my cats at the time) at about 3 weeks old, in a creek bed, in a pile of trash under a mattress. they have come a long...loooong way from their days of barely being able to stand up and having to eat from a bottle. since they completely comprehend this anniversary that is approaching, i knew they'd be disappointed if i did not do something special for them (read: i am a complete goober and thought it'd be fun to celebrate, even though it's just another spoiled day for the cats).

in preparation for this friday, i decided to make some cat toys for them. i started last night, but bought a key ingredient on the way home from work today so i could finish up what i had started.
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the cats just smelled it on the paper that was stapled to this catnip and went nuts...just wait till they get their new toys--although i'm hoping they can smell it amidst the stuffing. at first i went searching around online for some cute cay toy instructions, but i ended up just sort of creating as i went and came up with these. i like to call them tootie and the blowfish:
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next on my list is to felt a chickadee with a bell inside, the pattern found inside this book. i'll let you know the results of all the toys, and hopefully how the kitties enjoy them at their founders day celebration!

4 comments:

Miss 376 said...

You'll have a couple of completely contented kitties by the end of the day. They'll just love these, can't wait to see the photos

Josh & Jen said...

um...tootie and the blowfish? So what, your niece is a cat toy now? Happy Ditta founders day...love them ditta babies. Here's to Fuzzy & Speedy, Wallace & Truman, Millie & I don't remember the other name we came up with.

Edyta said...

GENIUS!!!!!!!!! i love it!

gdesignjournal said...

hy-larous. love the cat toys. i do have to say, when i saw that pic over on flickr, i had to wonder exactly what you were up to.. a bag of green dried plant material?? glad your creative endevor is legal.