I used to have a little black cat that was full of moxie. When she was full grown, she weighed in at a whopping three pounds. I made the mistake of not getting her fixed when I could, and she did have a litter of kittens. But, you should have seen her, laying on the grass in the front yard, a ring of toms around her, hoping she’d pick one of them. She had them all wrapped around her little finger. She used to play fetch with the dogs. She’d run back and forth with them, they’d run right over the top of her, and she’d go rolling. She’d just jump back up and keep running with them. When she was 4 months old, I couldn’t find her one day. I was looking in the back yard when I heard a scrambling on the neighbor’s roof. I turn and look. There she was, running after their adult cat, trying to get it to play with her. She was afraid of nothing! She’s gone now and I sure do miss her.
I love the look on the cat’s face. The pattern for the catnip balls is on Cilla Stitches blog. Just click on “Crochet Catnip Balls”. Your cat will thank you.
This my most popular creation yet. Well, in a cat’s opinion. I can’t even finish these toys before my cat is trying to play with it. I have to hide the balls that I make to sell because my cat would try to play with all of them. Every cat I give them to goes crazy for these. The instructions are so simple, and quick to memorize. The balls themselves are very fast to make.
The neighbors moved out about a month ago and left this beautiful boy behind. He lived in my front yard for about a week, until I got him a box on the porch. He lived there for a couple weeks. As you can see in the pic, he now comes inside and hangs out on the couch. He’s even come all the way back to my bedroom and slept with me a few times. He’s a real sweetheart.
But, I don’t have a name for him. If anyone has any name ideas just post them in the comments. I don’t like to name animals with human names. Silly names are the best.