Tuesday, November 1, 2016

DIY No-Sew Bow Tie (For Your Cat!)

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A couple of weeks ago when we were in New England, we made a special trip down to Rhode Island.  Unfortunately, my parents were in Ireland (lucky ducks!!) so we didn't see them, but we picked up my new truck and, of course, spent some time with their cat, Robbie.  Robbie and his two brothers showed up on my parents' back porch, almost exactly 11 years ago.  Of course, we adopted all 3, and while Bernie and Hideki have passed away, Robbie is still the happiest cat in the world!
My parents' neighbors are the best, they always take care of him when my parents travel, but I also wanted to bring him a few goodies since we were visiting: most importantly, a fancy kitty bow tie that I made!  He actually seemed to not mind wearing it.  It's attached right to a regular collar, so it's perfect for any pet you walk on a leash, too.  I cannot sew - in fact, Mike does all of the sewing in our house, so a no-sew project for this one was important to me.

To make your own kitty bow tie, you will need: one extra small dog collar, one children's hair bow, scissors, and tacky glue
1. Remove the hair clip from back of the bow.  I also took off the ties from the bow so that it looked more a tie.
2. Measure your cat's neck and adjust the collar to that size.
3. Find the opposite point on the collar from the leash clip.  You will place the bow here so that you can also use the bow tie as a collar, if you take your cat on a leash.
4. Use the tacky glue to attach the bow to the collar and allow to dry.
On my way into town, I stopped at Stop & Shop to stock up for Robbie.  Stop & Shop and Giant Food stores are the easiest one-stop for both humans and their pets.  It was super easy to grab everything I needed for Mike and me for the weekend (food, toiletries, etc) as well as all the essentials that Robbie needed while my parents were away.  Their extensive aisle full of cat necessities makes shopping easy with such brands as Tidy CatsFriskies, and Fancy Feast.  I got a few treats for myself (i.e. Halloween candy) as well as some for him, just a few aisles apart.
With my parents out of town, having a fresh litter box was so important.  Tidy Cats now features guaranteed TidyLock™ Protection that locks away the odors that can lead to Stank Face.  You can find the right litter for them and their feline star here.
Robbie might not care that much about his litter, so I made sure to bring him plenty of something I knew he'd love - treats!  Friskies Party Mix are his favorite... as you can tell.  That might be how I got him to pose so well for these photos - haha!

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Nichole @ casadecrews.com said...

This is just too cute!

Julie said...

Your cat looks ecstatic in that first pic, ha!

Nikki @ makeupHER said...

How cute does Robbie look?! This is such a cute idea, I may just do this for my sisters dog, he's would look so cute wearing a holiday or festive tie. Also love how this is right onto the collar so he doesn't chew it off :)!

Rebecca Jo said...

Ahhh - so dapper :)

Jen said...

This is so darn cute, I love it!

Momma Told Me said...

We have a cat and a dog, but I favor the cat more- I weened her and took her in as the runt, a teeny baby. I feel like the dog would be fine if I disappeared so long as someone else fed her and told her she was cute everyday. #client

Macy V said...

So stinking cute!! I think SharkBait needs a bowtie in every color

Unknown said...

What a cute cat and bowtie!

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