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Morning. Here is what I have found, I hope these help you with your crafts.

 

Sweatshirt Pet Bed from casa.com.br will be the perfect project both for your crafty hands and your sweet and funny pet. You’ll have a chance to make something really nice with just a couple of tools and your pet will finally have its own, special place. For the site is in Portuguese, I translated all steps for you, in the same time I know, you’ll handle it even without my help. 

I hope you like it at least as much as you liked the Cat Tent, but here you need a little sewing skills. It shouldn’t scare you off though because it involves just basic stitch that will be hidden underneath the main part of the bed. I know it is lazy Sunday, but Whatever you’d like to start tomorrow, start it today! 

Cat bed

  1. Find a soft sweater.A sweater that your cat already loves to sleep on would be a great choice for this. You can also use any old sweater, or even a brand-new one, as long as you don't mind cutting and sewing it back up. )
    • You can sew this sweater using a sewing machine and matching thread, or by hand using a yarn and a yarn needle.
    • If the sweater has a turtleneck, cut it off first.

Sew up the neckline. For a nicer finish, turn the sweater inside-out first, then sew straight across the top of the sweater, just below the neckline. Turn the sweater right-side-out when you are done.[1]

Sew across the sweater from one armpit to the other. Use a ruler and a tailor's chalk to draw a horizontal line across the front of your sweater. Make sure that the line is level with the bottom of each armhole.[2]

Stuff the arms of the sweater with polyester fiberfill. Make sure that the stuffing meets the body of the sweater, where the neckline used to be. Use enough stuffing to fill the arms, but not so much that they stretch out and become bulky.[3]

  • Fill one arm all the way to the cuff, and the other just below.
  • You can also roll up a baby blanket or quilt batting, and use that instead.[4]

Tuck one cuff inside the other. Take the arm that you filled all the way to the edge, and tuck it inside the other arm. You want the cuffs to overlap each other.[5]

 

Old T-shirt Cat Tent

Built a cosy house that your pet deserves.

As much as I love cats I sometimes hate ours. Karol is naughty, vicious and often aggressive. When he bites, he bites like a dog, and he loves to bite my feet while I am asleep... I use to say it must be my Karma to have a cat like this one Smiley Wink I am trying to show him my warm feelings, although he seems not to care at all. 

Cats are known for their dislike to any, constant sleeping spaces and believe me our wild beast already had about 30. Due to this fact I decided to find a cat house project that he wouldn’t dare to resist. After browsing through the web I have finally found one, that is perfect for him. It is simple (looks a bit like a makeshift), warm and cosy. It is an Old T-shirt Cat Tent (we have found just pictures but unfortunately no source site) made out of four, simple items: a t-shirt, two hangers, and a pillow. 

Whoever came up with this splendid idea and passed it on to the net, I will worship this person as there is no way our cat goes by it without coming in and stay forever. What is more, I have a feeling this awesome tent will tame his difficult personality too. 

I know there are thousands of cat lovers out there. Please show me your pet inside this homemade tent on our facebook profile.

What you need:

Tools:

  • Pliers to take the hangers apart
  • Tape to attach hangers at the top
  • Metal wire to put all the construction together (be sure to
    secure the sharp ends of hangers with the tape

Supplies / ingredients:

  • Old T-shirt
  • 2 Coat hangers
  • Cardboard to put underneath the pillow
  • Pillow

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Put all supplies and tools on the floor and prepare the space for your work.

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Take the hangers apart with pliers and shape them as shown on the picture, using a tape on the top (wide enough to put the pillow and the cardboard inside)

3

Stretch your t-shirt on the construction leaving sleeves loose for additional entrances or tie them at the back of a tent. Here it is. The easiest house for cats ever!

 

You can also search for "sweatshirt-pet-bed" and it will bring up pictures and instructions.

 

Please tell Roberta I said hello and give her a hug; Codi will never be far from her or you.  I would so appreciate coupons from you; I buy Friskies; but if you wouldn't mind, I would donate them to a cat sanctuary I help support in Walla Walla, Washington.  The Silver Cloud Special Cat Sanctuary does a tremendous job rescuing, caring for and adopting cats/kittens, especially special needs cats.  Please feel free to contact me on my home email: faastdunne@yahoo.com.  My best to you all.

 

Carrie Dunne

 

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My friends company is giving 75 bucks for testing cat litter. Contact me if you are interested in anything I have mentioned.

   .Catch ya later   Nancy


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Thank you for helping me with the Cat beds. Also my spca will.give pet owners FREE FOOD for their pets. Not sure if there is a.Spca by you.  I.have several friends who.are FOOD BROKERS. I can send you.coupons or food for your pets. You seem like such a sweet pet caring person.I will let ROBERTA know want you post ed. I am.seeing ROBERTA tomorrow so.she can add pictures of Codi to.the list.

  I guess you are the Cats Meow


 

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Thank you for helping me with the Cat beds. Also my spca will.give pet owners FREE FOOD for their pets. Not sure if there is a.Spca by you.  I.have several friends who.are FOOD BROKERS. I can send you.coupons or food for your pets. You seem like such a sweet pet caring person.I will let ROBERTA know want you post ed. I am.seeing ROBERTA tomorrow so.she can add pictures of Codi to.the list.

  I guess you are the Cats Meow

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Please give my condolences to your girlfriend, Roberta and you on the loss of your sweet fur baby.  It is hard, but the reason I get up every day so I can work to afford food and housing for them.  I hope you both have been able to get another worthy companion for her.

 

Paw prayers from the Dunne gang.

 

Carrie

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Hello and yes I have seen instructions for using T-shirts and sweaters to create cat beds.  I will find those tonight and post back to you here.

 

Carrie

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I see you are a true cat lover. I wonder if you can help me with a project, making cat beds out of old tee shirts? My local aspca is currently making these beds for their shelter cats. I have plenty of time and shirts. But can't find the information on line on how to make the beds. Have you ever heard of making cat beds out of tee shirts? Do you know where to find the instructions on line?


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I have been an AARP member for many years but completely forgot about the forums here.  My heart breaks everytime I hear of someone losing their pet.  I have been through this many times, having to make the decision for them and it won't be the last time.  In late April 2017 I had to make the decision for my beautiful black cat, Pyewacket.  I have had her and her calico sister Yoda since they were 5 weeks old and are now 14 years old.  Pye had hyperthyroidism and the medication finally stopped working.  She went from 12 lbs to 5 lbs in the last 2 years.  She was my snuggle bug and allowed me to lay on her or wrap her in my arms. Pye always had to be touching me and when one of the other cats came to snuggle under my chin, Pye would push her way between us as if to say, "this is my mommy".  Pye is the one that truly broke my heart when I had to let her go.  The summer of 2016, I had to let my Zoey (a tortie with tude) go due to almost complete kidney failure that come on quite suddenly.  Even with 5 cats still with me, the house seems so quiet.Forever loved Pye.jpgLast moments with Pyewacket

 

 

Pyepye.jpgFinal goodbye to Pyewacket

 

Forever loved Pye.jpg 


 


 

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Thanks for sharing the great pic of Pye. My girlfriend who is deaf, recently had to put beloved pet CODI to sleep. CODI, was a 15'year old terrier. CODI, was my friends alarm system and constant friend. Codi , a Jack Russell Terrier, was the perfect dog for the job. One Codi took.very.seriously, each and every day of her life. Think about it, all without any pay!!Codi went everywhere with ROBERTA, a true and constant companion, even the last day of her life. Codie, never for one minute showed focused on the enemas pain she was in. Always ROBERTA came first. I had the wonderful experience of having Codi stay with.me on occasion. I TRULY HOPE THE MOVIE, ALL DOGS GO TO HEAVEN IS TRUE!!!  For all of us who have had the lose of a pet. Remember our pets or family. In some cases our reason for getting up each and every day. PETS, make us human and bring a sense of Love, to our ever changing,difficult world. A world which is losing humanity every day !!

 

 

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@pyepye56 wrote:

I have been an AARP member for many years but completely forgot about the forums here.  My heart breaks everytime I hear of someone losing their pet.  I have been through this many times, having to make the decision for them and it won't be the last time.  In late April 2017 I had to make the decision for my beautiful black cat, Pyewacket.  I have had her and her calico sister Yoda since they were 5 weeks old and are now 14 years old.  Pye had hyperthyroidism and the medication finally stopped working.  She went from 12 lbs to 5 lbs in the last 2 years.  She was my snuggle bug and allowed me to lay on her or wrap her in my arms. Pye always had to be touching me and when one of the other cats came to snuggle under my chin, Pye would push her way between us as if to say, "this is my mommy".  Pye is the one that truly broke my heart when I had to let her go.  The summer of 2016, I had to let my Zoey (a tortie with tude) go due to almost complete kidney failure that come on quite suddenly.  Even with 5 cats still with me, the house seems so quiet.Forever loved Pye.jpgLast moments with Pyewacket

 

 

Pyepye.jpgFinal goodbye to Pyewacket

 

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We lost our baby, a two year old blue Pit almost 5 years ago. He was our love, our best friend, and we miss him every day still. 

The week after thanksgiving, he just stopped eating. The vet said it would be a few days and he would regain his appetite. Well he didn't. We took him everywhere to the best specialist and we were told that he had progressive liver cancer, and wouldn't have more than a day or two of suffering. We hugged him, told him how much we loved him, I sang him a lullaby and he went to sleep. We talk about getting another dog, but the memory of the pain we felt keeps us from getting one. I miss him more than words can say. 

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I have been an AARP member for many years but completely forgot about the forums here.  My heart breaks everytime I hear of someone losing their pet.  I have been through this many times, having to make the decision for them and it won't be the last time.  In late April 2017 I had to make the decision for my beautiful black cat, Pyewacket.  I have had her and her calico sister Yoda since they were 5 weeks old and are now 14 years old.  Pye had hyperthyroidism and the medication finally stopped working.  She went from 12 lbs to 5 lbs in the last 2 years.  She was my snuggle bug and allowed me to lay on her or wrap her in my arms. Pye always had to be touching me and when one of the other cats came to snuggle under my chin, Pye would push her way between us as if to say, "this is my mommy".  Pye is the one that truly broke my heart when I had to let her go.  The summer of 2016, I had to let my Zoey (a tortie with tude) go due to almost complete kidney failure that come on quite suddenly.  Even with 5 cats still with me, the house seems so quiet.Forever loved Pye.jpgLast moments with Pyewacket

 

 

Pyepye.jpgFinal goodbye to Pyewacket

 

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