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Topic: Cat Storage, or How Harriet Prevailed Over the Canine Hordes  (Read 2603 times)
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KrisEOB
« on: February 20, 2008 09:17:11 PM »

So we have two whippets and one whippet-hating cat.  The whippets find the cat, of course, endlessly fascinating, so she spends a lot of her time hiding out in the bathroom.  Problem is that the kitty lounge is located directly behind the second door, so she's constantly getting squished behind the door.  Also, the type of windows we have don't have enough of a sill to use those store-bought cat perches. 

So last week I made my baby her very own perch.  So now she can glare down disdainfully at the little whelps!  As you can see, she's an expert in glaring.

The problem (Or half of it, anyway.  Couldn't get the other half to pose.  Plus, this one always has a guilty air about her):


The imperious glare:

She so knows they can't get her!  The shelf is just a store-bought one, but I made a cushion from a remnant of fleecy faux suede, and attached it to the underside of the shelf with elastic sewn into the bottom seam of the cushion.

Hope you like it half as much as Harriet does!

Okay, one more gratuitous shot of the whippet, just cause she's cute  Smiley:

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« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2008 09:29:49 PM »

Yeah for Harriet. Your little Whippet is way too cute and Harriet is very sophisticated. What a great idea.
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« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2008 09:40:30 PM »

Awww. I can see she is enjoying her high perch. What a super cute kitty. She looks a lot like my Daphne who I lost almost 3 years ago to old age.

I hope your cute kitty isn't as grumpy as she was!

The cushion BTW looks very well constructed.
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« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2008 09:53:15 PM »

Awww. I can see she is enjoying her high perch. What a super cute kitty. She looks a lot like my Daphne who I lost almost 3 years ago to old age.

I hope your cute kitty isn't as grumpy as she was!

The cushion BTW looks very well constructed.

I'm sorry you lost your baby.  And I'm afraid Harriet is quite grumpy!  Cheesy  But she can be very sweet when the dogs aren't around!
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« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2008 09:57:54 PM »

Is that pretty piping on the edge of the cushion? It does look very well constructed. Your pretty babies are super cute too, I love whippets and the name Harriet Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2008 10:05:10 PM »

Is that pretty piping on the edge of the cushion? It does look very well constructed. Your pretty babies are super cute too, I love whippets and the name Harriet Cheesy

The edging is actually just the seams from the faux suede.  I sewed it with the seams out, rather than turning it, because I thought it might help the cushion hold its shape better (which it turns out it does!)  I haven't worked with this fleecy suede before, but I have to say I really love it.  It's easy to sew, and didn't really even need pinning.  (It's sueded on one side, and wooly fleece on the other.)  I bought the remnant thinking I'd make a hat out of it, but c'est la vie.  I did the fleecy side for the parts that Harriet would lie on, to catch the fur, and the suede-y side for the sides of the cushion.

  And I love Harriet's name too.  The whippet, BTW, is named Denise.  I'm a strong proponent of human names for pets!   Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2008 10:27:00 PM »

OMG! Denise! How cute. Staying on topic. Cheesy  I need to make a cushions like that for my jacks.
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