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Instead of our usual Sunday book review and giveaway we have something soft and cuddly to offer, but first an announcement: The winners of last week’s book giveaway for the lovely Sparkle Puss book are Eric & Flynn, Joanne, Alfie & Milo, Gail, and Catechresis. Big sparkly congrats! Look for an email from Layla.
Cats love soft snuggly places of all kinds but most cats aren’t crazy about traveling, vet visits or getting pilled. Penny Hymes, a tech vech, decided to design The Kitty Kuddly, a cozy “snuggle bag” to make life easier and cozier for cats. Penny makes these herself, one bag at a time from soft polar fleece and also makes ones for dogs and smaller critters.
At first glance The Kitty Kuddly looks look a soft-sided nest which can be used as is or transformed into bed with any small cushion. I used a small decorative pillow to show how easy it is (top photo). We received a tiger print one which matches our sofa nicely. Cats like putting their own scent on things and I recommend spraying the bag with Feliway to hasten the calming connection with a new Kuddly or prior to going to the vet or other travel by carrier.
For cats who hate going into a carrier or being pilled can simply and safely be scooped into the bag and placed into carrier or wrapped burrito style for pilling.
To make for a calmer vet exam, the bag can easily be removed and placed onto the examining table where the cat stays in their cozy nest and off the cold stainless steel table. Our elderly cat Merlin was our “tester” and I found the Kuddly handy for carrying him up and down stairs. He’s still feisty for pilling and usually need to resort to a towel but the Kuddly is easier to use. If there are any messes, the Kuddly is easily laundered.
We are offering one lucky reader a chance to win their own custom-made Kitty Kuddly by simply leaving a comment at this post anytime until 11:59 PM EST August 30, 2012. Please mention the color/design you’d like to win from their website. The winner will be announced on August 31, 2012. Good luck!
To learn more and see their page for vets, visit Kitty Kuddly
They have wholesale prices for vets and a retail sale is on for $26.00! Cat Wisdom 101 readers save an extra 10% by adding 101 in the discount code box at check out.