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If you have followed me for any amount of time, you already know that I am a little obsessed with my cats. They are frequent guests on my Instagram and here on the blog. Especially Pete because he seems to enjoy modeling the most.
Pete is here with us again to tell you about something really cool. World’s Best Cat Litter™ Zero Mess™ all-natural cat litter. As a reward, I made Pete a new DIY cat toy that I will show you how to make for your furry friends.
How to make a felt and ribbon jellyfish DIY cat toy
Have you ever made your own DIY cat toy? Trust me, this one is really easy! Literally, the extent of my sewing knowledge was learned in a middle school life skills class, so if I can do this so can you.
For this toy, I choose felt and ribbon. Felt is really easy to sew since it’s sturdy and also, the cats won’t destroy it. I also used some ribbon because my cats LOVE to play with ribbons and other dangly things. Fill it up with catnip, and you have a toy that will keep your kitties busy all day.
First, I folded my felt in half and cut a half circle. I guess it’s really more of a half oval, but the shape is really up to you.
- With a fine point permanent marker, draw a face on your jellyfish and then put the two halves together. Don’t use googly eyes or anything else on the toy that could come off and become a choking hazard.
- With a matching color thread (or even a contrasting colored embroidery floss) sew the curved part of the half oval together. Nothing fancy; a simple overhand stitch will do just fine.
- Once the top of the jellyfish is stitched, open the bottom and fill it with some catnip and sesame seeds. How much depends on the size of your toy, but I used about two teaspoons of each for mine.
Now to add the ribbon and close up the toy . . .
This part is a little tricky because the ribbons get in the way. At first, I used some glue to stick the ribbons in where I wanted them. In retrospect, I probably should have used a fabric glue or even Gorilla glue. Anyway, after I sewed in the first two ribbons, the other ribbons started to come out. No worries. I then added them one-by-one sewing each ribbon in as I went. This was actually a much easier way to do it, but I still recommend putting some glue in to reinforce the bottom of the toy.
Once the bottom is sewn closed, your DIY cat toy is ready for feline action. Look at Pete. He approves. I’m pretty sure his eyes are telling me, “Thanks, Mom.”
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World’s Best Cat Litter™ Zero Mess™ cat litter
As I mentioned at the beginning of this post, Pete (and Orion) and I have something really cool to share with you! World’s Best Cat Litter™ Zero Mess™ cat litter is a new product to me and I am in love!
When I first opened the bag I noticed that it looked a lot different from my usual clay litter. It is made of concentrated granulated corn husks so it is lighter than conventional litter and feels less scratchy than clay. When I poured it in the litter box, I could smell a very light pine scent. It’s nice not being bowled over by heavy perfumes and I’m sure my cats enjoy the lighter scent as well.
The other thing I noticed when I poured it in the box was that there wasn’t any dust! The bag says it’s 99% dust free, and they’re not kidding! Really, no dust at all which is great for me since our litter boxes live in two small bathrooms without much ventilation.
Now, for the really cool stuff. World’s Best Cat Litter™ Zero Mess™ litter is flushable! Yes, you can flush this litter whether you have a sewer or septic tank, but please don’t flush cat feces down the toilet. Cat feces can contain a nasty little parasite called Toxoplasma gondii. Wastewater treatment plants can’t get rid of the parasite and we don’t want that getting into our water supply. It’s bad news. But flushing urine clumps down the toilet is fine. Because, yes, this litter is also a quick clumping cat litter! Which, personally, is the only kind of cat litter I will use.
Lastly, made from 100% natural and renewable ingredients, this litter has maximum odor control and is pet, people, and planet friendly! It comes in 6, 12, and 24-pound bags and a little goes a long way because it has 2x the clumping and 2x the odor control of traditional cat litter.
Find out more about World’s Best Cat Litter™ Zero Mess™ premium cat litter on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and YouTube. You can also find a pet store near you at www.worldsbestcatlitter.com
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of World’s Best Cat Litter™. The opinions and text are all mine.