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Crocheted Comfort for My Cat

January 5th, 2009

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This is a guest post from Carolyn, our Customer Service Supervisor:

I began knitting about 4 years ago, with help from my colleagues, then a year later I began crocheting. At this point, I have gotten the basics of both down, but I’ve decided that I am better at crochet. Whenever I want to learn something new, I see Rose, the head of our crochet class and she shows me a new stitch.

Awhile back, I had some left over yarn hanging around and just started a single crochet square using our Babysoft in Lavender, then decided to add Cupcake in Pistachio. This turned into a small square “blanket,” which now designates the bed of my kitty Sylvester (a.k.a. Maudy). I had laid the blanket over a pillow, and that is where he sleeps every night — and of course cat-naps during the day. It seems to bring him comfort.

As you see here in this photo, Maudy was in the animal hospital recently. When we visited him, I brought along his blanket -– he felt so peaceful to have his Mommy, Daddy, AND his blanket — he is resting here with the little IV in his paw.

He is back home safe and sound now, doing better from his illness, and back to his happy cat self.

  • Hippie Dippy

    What a sweet story! We crochet blankets and crate mates for our animals too. Gald to hear Sylvester is recovering.

  • Nicole

    So glad that Sylvester is better!

  • Laura

    I’m so glad to hear that your Maudy (Sylvester) is back safe and sound and doing great. He does look so peaceful sleeping with his blanket….I can almost see a big sigh as he feels safe and sound with something of his very own.

  • Ghost

    What a dear picture. It made me go awwwwwwwwwww! Hope Sylvester/Maudy is feeling much better. He sure does look comforted.

  • Carolyn

    Thank you all for the warm fuzzy comments!!!

  • Vicky O.

    I was so touched by your story. It just goes to show that our animals do have feelings just like us humans. My kitty and I are glad Maudy is back home and well.

  • Patty

    This photo is about the sweetest thing I’ve ever seen. I hope kitty is okay and recovering nicely. Thank you so much for sharing that story, kind of made me a little teary!