DIY: Valerian Fish Toy

Here’s an easy cat toy project that uses valerian, so if your cat is one of those that doesn’t react to catnip, this might do the trick.  Valerian, like catnip, is an attractant for cats and they respond to it in much the same way.  It’s available in the healthfood section of your grocery store… Continue Reading

DIY: Easy Cooler Coat

Is it toasty where you are?  Some dogs are especially sensitive to heat and others, like my Saffron, often look for shady places on our summer walks.  Your dog doesn’t have to be uncomfortable. Here’s a great project (from Finland, nifty!) for a DIY version of the cooler coats like the Swamp Cooler, the Keep… Continue Reading

DIY: 3 Easy Cat Toys To Sew

cattoyfish copy

If you’re not totally swamped by holiday preparations, you might have time to crank out some of these cuties for gifts.  Here are 3 easy, inexpensive, and fun cat toys to sew. A mouse tutorial from atinyhouse.  You could skip the ears if you wanted.       A fish from Martha.  She made a… Continue Reading