My Cat is a Bus

I know it’s valentines day and everything;BUT look at how AWESOME this costume is for next Halloween!

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Happy Halloween presenting my cat, Yun Yun as the Catbus! This year’s costume is from Miyazaki’s animated film My Neighbor Totoro. It is a classic children film about two sisters’ discovery of magical creatures and the adventures they have together. Definitely a CUTE movie … just like my kitties:) So I’m excited to dress up my cats as the Catbus and Totoro. They have the perfect resemblance and spirit of these characters.

Making the costumes was the most fun and I’m happy it turned out so well. I know dressing Bumbe as Totoro will be simple. He is already fat and grey. So I just plucked a leaf, taped it to his head and done! For the Catbus costume, I had to cut out felt fabric and cardboard, added extra legs, sewn and hot glued everything together. Plus the little mice with sparkly eyes act as headlights…

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AWESOME TP Roll treat toy

I don’t know about you guys, but does anyone save TP rolls for unplanned crafts, or in case of an emergency?

Cause I totally do, and have recently found great ways to use them to entertain Cheeto! I decided to make her this awesome TP roll cat treat toy. It makes noise from the treats, and is a very easy puzzle for any cat!

Supplies needed:

  • 1 TP roll
  • Assortment of markers
  • Treats

How to:

  1. First fold in one side of the TP roll on top in half so to make a crescent shape, it should be kinda pointy.
  2. Do that to both sides, you’re making the cat ears
  3. Take your markers and start decorating the blank TP roll! I made mine a cat too, but you can make anything you want
  4. Fold the bottom on the TP the same way as you first did, but this time leave a bigger gap so the cat can smell the treats, and get them out by pawing at it.

Cheebie really likes this toy, it always keeps her on her feet and using her brain.  This toy is probably the cheapest, easiest, and best way to keep your cat entertained!

Reflection of DIY cat experience

I originally started this blog as a project for my Fundamentals of Digital and Online Media class. I have little blogging skills of my own, beside Xanga, and Live Journal. Having made this blog and updating consecutively has helped me grow as a blogger. I find myself thinking from a different perspective, as I have become more focused on the content, instead of just talking about what I like and my experience; I want my readers to feel as though they are trying everything with me.

Just me promoting my WP blog on Instagram and Facebook.

Just me promoting my WP blog on Instagram and Facebook.

 I have come out of my shell and have been promoting my blog on Facebook, and Instagram. Since I am so proud of all the things included in my blog it makes it easier to promote and try to get more people to check it out. Before being pushed to create a blog I was never able to pick something of interest and write about it for more than a day.

I used to make a lot of videos at home with friends, about nothing, but after making D.I.Y. informational videos, I found that I really enjoy shooting, and editing them with my own spin. I didn’t not like using Storify, although it was supposed to enhance and bring another aspect to my blog, I felt as though it was lacking personalization. Having to make more videos would be a great way to have everyone use their creativity to the fullest, and after using many other outlets to tap my thoughts and ideas I feel as  though it is the best, and most open ended.

I have learned throughout this project that  using social media is one of the most important things any business can do. It’s the fact that they’re reaching out to their customer base and showing that they care, as well as rewarding those who follow certain companies by being the first in the know for certain coupons, and deals.

All in all I have really enjoyed creating the blog content, using different social media outlets, and most of all making treats for my sweet Cheebie cat. I hope to keep updating and become an even better blogger.

6 New Ways to Pet Your Cat!

Before Cheeto Pants came into my life, I had little to no interaction with cats at all. Every once in a while a friend had a cat, and I genuinely wouldn’t how to properly pet the cat, because I was so used to petting dogs, and that’s a whole different game. Since I am not classically trained on how to pet cats, after much experimentation with Cheebie and many scratches later I came up with the BEST, and WORST cat pets. Try with your own cat if you dare!

4 Ingredient Cat Treats!

Cheebie has a sensitive tummy and usually has problems with overly processed snacks and food. I stumbled on this recipe for simple treats, especially good for sensitive cats. She loves them! I highly suggest these to cat owners because you know exactly what is inside the treats. Beware of stinky fish!

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Storify about the DIY CAT REVOLUTION

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I just wanted to take some time to show everyone how available resources are so that anyone could be making cost efficient toys for their awesome well deserving cat! There are many options, and different sites off a different skill level required, and I just wated to remind everyone, you are not alone in your cheap cat toy making quest!

Sock fish toy!

I have tons of socks that got washed and then somehow lost their mate! I didn’t have the heart to throw them away, so I usually will use them as my last resort socks. I have found a way to turn them into a cat toy so now they have a reason to be shown off!

Cost of this craft $0.00      Time spent making craft 5 minutes or less

Supplies needed:

Supplies needed

  • 1 Sock (preferable mismatched)
  • Cat Nip
  • Shoe lace or string
  • cardboard tubing from hanger
  • Scissors

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Filling the toe of the sock with the Cat Nip

    Filling the toe of the sock with the Cat Nip. Use enough to make the toe have a ball of Cat Nip inside.

  2. to make it easier you should roll the sock down to the toe and start filling, or use a spoon

    to make it easier you should roll the sock down to the toe and start filling, you don’t have to use a spoon

  3. shake all the Cat Nip to the toe of the sock and tie a tight regular knot in the middle

    shake all the Cat Nip to the toe of the sock and tie a tight regular knot in the middle.

  4. Now you can decorate if you want to by adding eyes and stuff. You will also need your shoe lace now.

    Now you can decorate if you want to by adding eyes and stuff. You will also need your shoe lace now.

  5. You are going to tie a knot around the knot in the middle of your fish

    You are going to tie a knot around the knot in the middle of your fish

  6. Now all that's left is to attach the fish sock onto the cardboard tubing. Using the scissors make a hole in the cardboard tubing and thread the string through from the sock fish

    Now all that’s left is to attach the fish sock onto the cardboard tubing. Using the scissors make a hole in the cardboard tubing and thread the string through from the sock fish

     

  7. ENJOY!

    ENJOY!