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Topic: Logan doesn't know it, but he made my kitty happy with new toys  (Read 728 times)
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« on: January 16, 2017 02:03:22 PM »

The donor, Logan, copious amounts of fur.
A dog I walk two or three times a week.

fur, safely home, and being checked out by my kitties

soaking in hot water and dishsoap

stuff is as bad as cooked spinach!  Comes down to nuttin'!

One ball has a jingle bell inside. Cirquie is trying to guess which one by using her feline intuition.

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« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2017 02:22:09 PM »

How do you actually make the cat toys out of the dog hair?  Mold the wet hair into spheres and compress them, twist/wrap it, or some other kind of technique?

After one of his trimmings, I saved some of our previous dog's hair (he was a poodle) in a Ziploc bag and occasionally still use that for art projects even though he's been gone for years now.  Our current poochie is a Chiweenie (half Chihuahua, half Dachsund), but his hair is too short to do anything with.
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« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2017 02:36:15 PM »

Patraw, you gather a golfball sized amount in your hands, having it both wet and sudsy, then roll it many many times until your shoulders begin to burn. It will begin to form into a tight ball. Periodically put under running water so the soap will come out. Once it is in a nice firm ball, I give it one last soak in hot water and squeeze out the excess. I have been drying them on the top of my gas heater.
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« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2017 04:39:34 PM »

Great idea! Do the kitties play with them?
I thought of doing something with some hair from a very beloved pet after she was gone but never could really think of anything to make. Plus, I didn't have quite as much hair as you have there... holycow!
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« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2017 07:38:01 AM »

My 16-year-old does not play with them. She prefers string type toys only. But the younger one is batting them all over the place.
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« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2017 09:12:51 AM »

I wonder if this could work with our bunny's fur?
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What a fun and funny project!
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