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It is a truth universally acknowledged that a feline in a multi cat household wants to be in possession of a good box in which to hide.*
*with all due respect to Jane Austen
Cat Craft for the DIY Inept
There are four Farm cats. They all get along
most of the time famously yet they do seek out quiet places to sleep or to just watch the world go by. I thought I’d make them a special cat cave to add to their corner in the yurt. I love to look at all of the clever DIY Cat Crafts on Pinterest if only to see what people have created. But I’m not very crafty myself – don’t ask what happens when I get near a hot glue gun. It’s not pretty! – so a lot of the time I just end up looking and not doing. I’m here today for my fellow non crafty types. We have to represent! Let me show you that even if you are totally inept with scissors and a glue gun that you can create something nice for your cat.
I like to spoil my furry little family members – whether it’s trying to make them more comfortable with cat caves, or to give them play time with cat scratchers and other toys. Seeking out the best food I can find for them is also part of treating them is important. As part of that search I recently learned about Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® for cats.
Grain Free Eating for the Farm Cats
I bought them the Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® Zero Grain Food for Cats Chicken and Potato Recipe and the Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® Grain Free Wet Food for Cats Chicken Purrcata®. The Farm cats have been grain free for quite a while so this food full of delicious ingredients like real chicken and seafood plus essential vitamins, minerals and taurine is perfect for my clowder. (Remember to gradually introduce the food by incorporating it into your current food over the course of 7-10 days. Slowly replace your pet’s current food with Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® until it’s completely switched over.)
Of course I serve this delectable food for cats in their favorite fishy bowls; I am their favorite
cat slave human. Knowing that I am serving a food that looks good as well as is good for them makes me feel good. I also have to admit being rather enamored of the cute names for the foods like Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® Chicken and Shrimp Pawttenesca®, Ocean Fish-a-licious® and Chicken and Salmon Catterole® among others. Don’t they make you smile?
Farm cats Dining in Style
Stinky the Farm cat lapped it right up! She loves dining al fresco. We are very spoiled here – human and cat alike- in our view of the river and mountains. Stinky doesn’t eat kibble because she has no teeth but the other Farm cats enjoyed the Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® Zero Grain Dry Food for Cats Chicken and Potato Recipe. US Farm raised chicken is the #1 ingredient. That makes me very comfortable feeding it to my kitties. (Don’t tell Scarlett O’Henna)
Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® started in 2007 with a dog food line and in 2014 the cat food line was added. The company’s motto is Real Recipes. Real Ingredients. Real Good. Rachael’s personal proceeds go to Rachael’s Rescue which helps shelter pets in need and so far over $14MM has been donated for food, shelter and medical supplies. I do love a company that gives back.
How to Make a DIY Cat Cave
I kept shelter pets in mind as I got ready to make my DIY Cat Cave. But I’m getting ahead of myself. As I mentioned above, I’m not the craftiest of people so if I’m going to make something it has to be two things:
So join me as I show you how to make a (very easy) Cat Cave – with a message! – for your furry friends.
To accomplish this you will need:
- a box
- a tee shirt- this should have your message
- a piece of faux fur or fleece to line the box
- packing tape
- rubber band or hair tie
Once you have gathered what you need it will take you less than 10 minutes to create a quiet hiding place for your cat. I chose an “Adopt a Cat” tee shirt from a trip to Hawaii. Every year that we visited I picked up another in this series; these cats always make me smile.
I suspect Sherpa thinks he was the model. Little does he know that the tee shirt is 20 years old! But I’m getting ahead of myself again! Here is how you make this simple cat cave:
Easy as 1, 2, 3
- fold the box ends inside the box
- tape the corners and the ends
- cover the box with the tee shirt
- tuck the arms in
- gather the back side together and wrap the rubber band or hair tie around to close
- place the faux fur or fleece inside
- add cat
See, I told you it was easy! If I could do it anyone can do it. Trust me. So far there have not been any fights over the new cat cave. They’ve been pretty good about sharing.
Harry and Sherpa have been in there the most so far. But knowing Pumpkin I’m sure I’ll find him peaking out at me at some point. He’s a stealth cat and he loves to be inside of something. I usually can find him in my sweater drawer. I’m just thrilled that the Farm cats are happy both with their new cat cave and with their grain free Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® cat food.
Shopping for Nutrish Online
I found the Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® cat food on Amazon.com which was incredibly convenient for me. Since I hardly get anything done around here without feline assistance Sherpa helped with the shopping. It’s also available at many of the stores where you do your shopping. You can find a store near you to make your shopping easy.
A Cat Craft with a Message for Your Cats to Enjoy
I hope you enjoyed my super easy cat craft. Sherpa suggests that you make one for your kitty – he meows that he is sure they will like it. He certainly is enjoying his. I am sure your cat would love one too. Or make one for your shelter they are always in need of comfort items for their animals. Even better – buy a bag of Rachel Ray™ Nutrish® Zero Grain Dry Food for Cats Chicken and Potato Recipe, make a DIY cat cave and drop both off at your shelter. They will truly appreciate it. You’ll make some kitties very happy!