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Today I was going through emails and this one just totally made me chuckle, for those of us who are cat people ( I am animal people, I love them ALL) this will ring especially true. I just had to share.
No-sew pet bed. If my hedgehog would use it I would be ALL over that. However she is a diva and would just stick her nose up at me (literally).
Well Mary Beth tried this out for her feisty feline....and this is how it turned out, check it out!
Why is it that you lovingly make things/buy things for your pet and they refuse to follow through with a proper thank you and use it. Because they know we will still love them that's why.
Here is what Mary Beth had to say about it, and I thought this was a funny story so enjoy!
"Way back in February, we added Ikea's Hemnes 5-drawer chest to our bedroom for additional storage. It's a little over 4' tall, and Weasley likes to climb on top of it, stretch out and sleep.
Let me preface this next part with the fact that I've been watching a significant amount of My Cat from Hell on Animal Planet lately. If you haven't seen it, it's like the dog whisperer for cats. This tatto-ed, convertible-driving, guitar-carrying guy named Jackson Galaxy (Yes, Jackson Galaxy. I can't make this up.) visits people with problem cats, and after weeks of therapy, the problem cats become beloved family pets. 90% of the time, the cat's bad behavior seems to boil down to the fact that the cat feels confined and limited, and giving it more space to play and explore turns things around completely. There was this one episode in particular where a couple had their cat confined to one room and it would hide and scratch and bite and pee all over everything, but when they let it out into the rest of the house and built a series of steps so it could roam around on high shelves, all their problems were solved.
Obviously, in the wake of viewing that episode, I decided that the best way to stop Weasley from annoying the crap out of us every morning by batting incessantly at the blinds was to make it nice and cozy for him to sleep up high on top of the chest of drawers.
Now, I'm looking extra silly because that link clearly provides easy-to-follow directions for making one of these correctly. You'll just have to believe me when I say I could only find a picture (not directions) when I decided to undertake this project a few weeks ago.
Directions or not, it seemed pretty simple. I found tons of ideas for making no-sew fleece blankets on Pinterest using two pieces of fleece, so I figured I'd just do that and stuff batting between the two layers before finishing off the final side...
So, back to my pet bed. What went wrong?
- My method was easy and successful enough, but obviously, I didn't size this correctly. My intention was to make a pillow that was the same size as the chest of drawers, so I started by laying my material on the top of the chest and cutting a rectangle of the same size. What I didn't realize is that I should have added 3-4" on each side for the fringe, which wouldn't add dimension to the pillow once it was stuffed. The result? Instead of a cat bed specially made to fit on top of the chest of drawers, I wound up with something more like a mini throw pillow. But even if I'd made it the correct dimensions, this still would have been a failure, which brings me to point #2 . . .
- Cats are butt holes. They do what they want. And obviously Weasley does not want to sleep on top of the cozy, snuggly cat bed I made especially for him.
Witness Weasley precariously positioning himself so close to the edge of the chest that two of his legs are falling off just so he doesn't have to touch the offensive cat bed."
Did I mention how much I laughed when she said cats are butt holes? Probably too much, but I have had lots of cats and that just fit too purrrfectly. ;)
This just goes to show, if you make it, they may or may not come depending on their mood that day/hour.
Happy Wednesday Pinstrosipeeps!!!
Also if you missed Marquette's Mix It Up Monday I think you will thoroughly enjoy it. It's a big and little announcement for one the Pinstrositeers! Check it out!!