Live from the Katnip Lounge, The Kat Pack!

Starring: The Baby *Tiny Johnson * Felix * Rupert * Scouty * CC * Sweet Pea * Maui * May Ling * Salem

and...*Angels Grayce, KonaKitty, and Sylvester* always loved, never forgotten




Thursday, May 13, 2010

Kitty Hot Box How-To


Kitties!

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

smallish towel


Cat sixed box or box top with about 3" high sides heating pad, sized to fit in box

box cutter

needle, thread, scissors, band-aids (heh heh)

measuring tape

rudimentary arithmetic skills and/or calculator



Step 1.

Remove cat from box and measure the box: length, width, and sides. Write down numbers.








Step 2.

Wth the box cutters, cut a small hole in the corner of the box to thread the heating pad cord through.





Step 3.

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.



Step 4.

Lay out fleece, remove cat. Cut fleece L X W, in the dimensions you calculated in Step 2.



Step 5.

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.







Step 5a.

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.



Step 6.


With the right sides of the fleece together, stitch the two sides of each cut out together.







Step 7.

Thread the heating pad cord into the box, top it off with the towel.














Step 8.

Tuck the fleece into the box and turn the sides down over the outside of the box.








Step 9.

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


30 comments:

  1. We would love it if our Mom could make us one of those hot boxes! Unfortunately, she's mathematically and craft impaired!

    ReplyDelete
  2. As soon as you said sewing my mum stopped reading. Maybe she'll buy one for me.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I LOVE the idea--however my human Tommy is quite clumnsy when it comes to makin' something more intense than her bowl of daily morning oatmeal...I think I need to build her confidence cuz I WANT of those!!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Oh man. I would seriously live in one of those! I think my mum would, too! :)

    ReplyDelete
  5. Oh wow!! This is so clever!! Thank you for the info and easy enough instructions.

    I showed Charlie and told him to get on with it! LOL!

    He so wants one now.

    Take care
    x

    ReplyDelete
  6. Very clever and well done. Sadly, our human's eyes glazed over when it came to the math. Maybe she'll buy us a comfy bed instead. You know, the kind we'd never use. MOL.

    ReplyDelete
  7. I think I'll have to get the PM working on one of those!

    ReplyDelete
  8. OMC we hope your pawrents have a patten pending on this invention!!
    Absolutely wonderful.
    Madi and Mom

    ReplyDelete
  9. I think we've got ourselves a winter project!

    ReplyDelete
  10. WOW! Those are AMAZING! Our mom failed math in school, so therefore, we're screwed! MOL!!!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Great idea but we don't have extra outlets in the house to plug it in. Our deaf Al does not say much. He does bully the other cats - did Chuckles do that? Al can be very upsetting for the other cats.

    cats of wildcat woods

    ReplyDelete
  12. That is a great idea. Thanks for the detailed instructions. We love that Beatles fabric too!

    ReplyDelete
  13. my mommeh was JUST looking at heated kitteh cups to buy! i will show her this post, maybe she should try to make one instead. your beans sure are creative over there. thanks so much for sharing!!!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Sounds cool. Now I wonder if I can get the Woman to do that for the biomat so I can really stretch out...

    ReplyDelete
  15. Love it, love it, love it! It's genius! I would have loved this while recuperating from my knee surgeries! When it gets cold again, I will have mommy make me one. I still lay on the heating pad when it's cold. Feels good to my knees!

    ReplyDelete
  16. This reminds me a bit of when I posted about how to make felt with the 'help' of Archie! But of course this project is entirely for the cat's benefit - that box looks so great and snuggly. I wish Archie had one now as he is feeling a bit cold after the anaesthetic he had yesterday when the vet removed his manhood! xx

    ReplyDelete
  17. We really need one of those. The bun warmers we have now really get a workout. In da winter, cuz it's really cold here in da north and in da summer, cuz mom and dad turn on da freezer box dat blows cold air into da house. We don't unnerstand der weerdness. Whine all winter about da cold den when it gets hot whine about da hots. Beans is really weerd.

    ReplyDelete
  18. You lost our mom with the math! MOL!

    Your mom is so smart and creative! Pawsome boxes!!!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Wow that looks great and thank you for the detailed instructions.

    purrs
    >^,,^<
    Abby

    ReplyDelete
  20. Thanks for those fun directions!

    ReplyDelete
  21. Wow, what a great idea! Too bad I'm useless at sewing things, but I guess you could do the same thing, just not as prettily, without sewing.

    ReplyDelete
  22. We gotta get our mom to make us one of those! She has a heating pad for us that she made a nice fleece cover for, but having a pad in a box is even better!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  23. Cool! We will come lay in it!! Will bring treats too ...

    ReplyDelete
  24. Wow, your human mom really knows how to pamper you! (As it should be!)

    ReplyDelete
  25. Very nice of your Mommy to go to all the trouble to post the directions for your box; it's very cool and looks like a perfect napping spot...You guys are very lucky cats to have such great parents (we tell you this all the time but they are amazing!!)...kisses sweet friends...xo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

    ReplyDelete
  26. im gonna get my humans do make me one! They owe me!!!

    ReplyDelete
  27. Thank you for those instructions! They are going to come in so handy as we're soon heading for winter, even if it's our last one for a while (as we're moving to tropical Malaysia). We have to try and find those heating pads first! Purrs, Keiko Kenji & Pricilla

    ReplyDelete
  28. Remember that human heating pads are not made to be turned on for very long or have things laying on top of them. You should try these pads, we have 4 of them

    http://cozywinters.com/shop/kh-1060.html

    ReplyDelete

Oh Boy...this is gonna be GREAT!