A new study of coyotes in Tucson showed that cats make up 42% of their diet—more that any other food source. And in confrontations between cats and coyotes, cats were killed more than half the time. The study also raised the question of the impact of the Trap/Neuter/Release approach to feral cats. They may be providing a steady food source for coyotes.
You’ve probably noticed the flurry of DIY projects. There’s something about colder weather that makes me want to start tons of projects. This coincides nicely with this season of gift-giving. I’m posting a variety of projects—some are super easy and some require a little skill. I’ll try to get a bunch up for you.
Here’s last year’s collection of DIY projects with fun toys, clothes, and beds for your pets or others.
How cute are these detailed cat toys? Check out this great tutorial on how to make a felt mouse, bird, & fish. These would make nice gifts for your kitty friends. Download the templates and get sewing. (from Fantastic Toys, Timothy Haugen, the creator notes that these patterns are for personal use and are not to be used for profit)
This young, black cat LUVS this cop.
I love these sweet birds! They’ll make such pretty cat toys, just add a little catnip to the stuffing. You can download the pattern and it’s clear instructions from Spool. So go pick some lovely fabric and give it a go. Spool is a fabric store in Philadelphia that also offers classes. They have yummy fabrics!