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To me, a house is not a home unless you have pets. There is something comforting knowing that when you get home a pet is there to greet you.
Over the years we have had various cats, a dog, a bunch of hamsters, a ferret, a parrot and a few fish. All of our pets have brought us so much joy. A few of them have even moved with us as we traveled from one state to another.
Right now, we have 2 cats and one dog living with us. Our kitties have been with us for over 10 years. They have each moved 3 times over those years. We worried about them adjusting to a new home, but they always did well.
One way we help them adjust to the moves, is by making sure they have toys to play with and get lots of love from all of us. I have to admit, at times there are so many toys, I feel like I am walking in a land mine.
So, to help with that problem, I came up with a cat scratching post/toy box. I love it and my kitties seem to appreciate it also. I pick up the toys at night (I know I won’t stumble on any when I am half asleep in the morning) and the next morning I pick out a few toys for them to play with during the day.
We use Tidy Cats® 24/7 formula litter that is formulated with high quality ingredients that keeps my home smelling good. That is important when you have more than one cat.
Making one of these cat scratching post/toy boxes is easy. You only need a few items and a little bit of time.
Here is what you need to make your cat scratching post/toy box:
- Tidy Cats® Litter Container (Empty and washed out)
- Spray paint (I use the paint that is for plastic)
- Jute rope
- Glue gun
Here are the steps to make your cat scratching post/toy box:
Spray paint the Tidy Cats® litter container. Depending on the color you choose, it may take a few coats. When I spray paint something, I start with a light coat of paint. I let that coat dry and the repeat the process until I am satisfied with the coverage. (Make sure you do this in an open area – the fumes can be harmful)
Once you have the litter container painted you are ready to add the jute.
Run a line of hot glue on one side at the base of the container. Lay the jute over the clue and press down. (watch out for your fingers – the glue is hot)
Continue this process until you have as much of the Tidy Cats® Litter container covered as you want.
We pamper our cats and give them wet food once a week, they enjoy Fancy Feast® Medleys. Just watch our kitty Precious eat her favorite flavor.
Look at my sweet Batz. She is over 10 years old (she is a rescue cat, so we are not sure how old she is) I think she looks like she has a big smile on her face.
If you are a frugal shopper like I am, stop by your local Giant grocery store and use this coupon to SAVE $2.00 on any one (1) package of Purina® Tidy Cats® brand Cat Litter when you purchase one (1) Purina® Friskies® OR Fancy Feast® Wet Cat Food Item. (good thru 12/30/16)
What would you do with a large Tidy Cats® Container? I have a long list of items in my head, so watch out for more posts using these containers. While you are thinking about it, check out this DIY Pool Storage made with a Tidy Cats® Litter holder.
In the crafting mood? How about reading this article? How to Make a No Sew Cat Bed
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