Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Felix's Yellow Bag of Tricks - Cat Tree

Remember the cutie patootie I adopted last month? He's being doing so great in his new home but I feel like he's missing something...


Whenever he gets in a fix, he reaches into his bag of tricks!

I can't call myself a proper nerd if my cat doesn't have his signature magic bag! But how to start?

The dude found this old cat tree one day; building a boxed-perch and the re-carpeting of the scratching post (and carpeting the box) was pretty easy.

 
 
 
Now the actual carpet bag was a little harder to make...
 
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Click here for pattern. Just be sure to paint your design on it before sewing it together!
 
 
We lined the yellow flannel fabric with carpet so that Felix would be both nice and comfy, and not tear up the bag. Instead of a cardboard base like it says in the picture, we made a bigger carpeted box/perch for the inside of the bag, adding durability and support. 
 
Since the dude built this, and once again (!) he forgot to take step by step photos I'll try my best to list out what was done. For the perch bottom of the bag, he cut out a hole big enough for Felix to climb through and wrapped the carpeting around the opening so he wouldn't scratch himself running in and out.
 
 
 
The top was left open, propped up by drilling two Ikea cabinet dividers onto the long sides of the inside box/perch after it was all assembled. The handles came from an actual carpet bagger style bag that he found at a thrift store  
 


How far have you gone to spoil your fur baby? Show me in the comments below!

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