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The Mister and I got Poops the Cat a few years ago. I made him get a cat because he had never had a pet and I wanted to make sure he was responsible for something other than himself before we have kids. So far, so good. Although the Mister named her … so I think I’ll be in charge of naming the future kids.Poops is a senior cat around 12-13 years old. She pretty much prefers to take cat naps, so I wanted to make her something new and try to get her running around the house a bit more, so today I’m showing you how to make a DIY Catnip Yarn Ball. With the catnip on the inside, it will drive your cat crazy, plus it’s a super cute toy! Much cuter than a tied-off old sock filled with catnip.To make the catnip ball, you’re going to need a few supplies:
- wiffle balls
- hot glue gun (optional)
1. Take the wiffle ball and tie one end of the yarn to the ball using the holes in the ball. Then start wrapping the yarn around the ball. You can optionally glue it down in places to ensure it doesn’t unravel. Your wrapping doesn’t have to be perfect, simply start wrapping in one direction and then halfway through, go in the opposite direction, and again, and again, to make it look like a real ball of yarn.2. When you’re almost done and one of the holes is left exposed, fill the ball with catnip.3. Then continue wrapping the ball until all the holes are completely covered.4. When finished, tuck the last bit of string in and you’re done!
5. Let your cat go crazy! Just keep an eye on her to make sure she doesn’t eat the yarn.
Because Poops the Cat is deaf, she has started meowing very loudly when she can’t find us. She sometimes does this in the middle of the night, so I like to tire her out during the day. I once read that cats often sleep after hunting and eating, so the catnip ball is great for “hunting” and we feed Poops the Cat IAMS cat food.Target is our one stop pet shop. I mean, really, it’s our one stop everything shop, so while we’re there stocking up on clothes, DVDs, paper towels, and makeup, we also stock up on IAMS cat food, Poops’ preferred cat treats, and lots and lots of kitty litter, because well, Poops lives up to her name. And of course since Poops the Cat is a senior cat and she’s a picky eater, (She takes after her mama! I’m a picky eater!), we get her IAMS Proactive Health Senior Cat Dry Food. Cats are as unique as people, but they still need a well-balanced diet for good health, so it’s great that IAMS offers cat food formulas for all stages of kitty lives, young or old.And if you’re shopping at Target, be sure to use the
Catwheel, I mean Cartwheel app for special deals!
And don’t forget to pin the below image to Pinterest if you want to make your kitty a catnip yarn ball:Luckily the Mister cleans out the litter box, so I love being a cat owner, don’t you? Is Target your one stop pet shop? Tell me your crazy cat story in the comments below!