We have it made here at the Kat Lounge. We've mentioned a perk we have here before, in passing, and we asked our Mommy to give YOUR Mommies & Daddies instructions on How To make your very own Kitty Kat Bum-Warming Box.
Bum-warming box on the right.
NOTE: You don't have to use a sewing machine! 10 minutes of easy hand sewing will work just fine.
You will need:
Fleece, with a little stretch to it--about a yard square
Cat sixed box or box top with about 3" high sides heating pad, sized to fit in box
needle, thread, scissors, band-aids (heh heh)
rudimentary arithmetic skills and/or calculator
Remove cat from box and measure the box: length, width, and sides. Write down numbers.
Wth the box cutters, cut a small hole in the corner of the box to thread the heating pad cord through.
Here comes the Math!
Length of fleece equals: length of box PLUS 4 times the height of the sides.
ex. box=18.5 inches, sides=3.5 inches Total length needed is 18.5+(4x3.5) OR 18.5 +14=32.5 inches
Do the width the same way, width of box PLUS 4 times the height of the sides.
Lay out fleece, remove cat. Cut fleece L X W, in the dimensions you calculated in Step 2.
From each corner, cut out a square of fleece equal to twice the height of the box. If the box is 3" high, cut out 6" squares. You'll be left with a piece of fabric that looks like a weird "plus" sign.
Put a few pinches of nip in one of the waste squares, knot it, and give it to the Cat, who may (or may not) now leave you alone.
With the right sides of the fleece together, stitch the two sides of each cut out together.
Thread the heating pad cord into the box, top it off with the towel.
Tuck the fleece into the box and turn the sides down over the outside of the box.
Plug heating pad in. There you go!
Of course, after all that work your Cat will probably avoid this project like the plague (contrary beasts) for a while--but curiousity and comfort will win the day! ENJOY!
Thank You Mommy, for doing this post for our friends! We love our hot boxes and we hope you do too.
XX Lounge Kats