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I have been a cat person for as long as I can remember. When I was 4-5, my mom rescued a Siamese and I named her “Luv.” That was my first of a long line of felines who have ruled my house! I have always rescued or adopted my pets and consider them a huge part of our family. Our latest rescue kitties are two adorable sisters named Meep and Hazel. They were abandoned by their mom at the age of 4 weeks. We literally fed them through droppers for the first two weeks until they could eat wet cat food.
I feed my family mostly organic foods because I care about what they put into their body. With my cats, I feel the same way about their food. I want them to have foods that are wholesome and don’t have a bunch a weird fillers whose origins I am totally unsure of. For Meep and Hazel, they love the Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® wet and dry cat foods. For me, I love that they love the Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® foods!
Back in 2007, Rachael developed the Nutrish super premium foods for dogs. With the help of pet nutrition experts, Rachael was able to develop a line of foods that contain simple, wholesome ingredients like real meat, fish and chicken . You will not find any poultry by-product meal or fillers…just great tasting food that is good for your pet.
In 2014, Rachel expanded the line to include food for cats, which is dedicated to offer “Real Recipes. Real Ingredients. Real Good.” What this translates to is the #1 ingredient is U.S. farm raised chicken or quality seafood. What is does not translate to is a bunch of crap like corn, wheat, soy, or gluten, artificial preservatives, colors or artificial flavors. That is so important to me when it comes to what I feed Meep and Hazel. The Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® wet and dry cat foods have vitamins and minerals my kitties need.
We purchase our Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® wet food from Walmart, where they have such a great selection. Some of the flavors they love are the Chicken & Shrimp Pawttenesca™, Chicken & Salmon Catterole™, Chicken Purrcata®, Paw Lickin’ Chicken & Liver, Tuna Purrfection™, Ocean Fish-a-licious®, and Lip Smackin’ Sardine ‘N Mackerel. For their dry food, we order the Zero Grain Chicken & Potato Recipe online from Amazon.com. Before you buy your favorite Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® cat food, you may want to gradually introduce the food by incorporating it into your current food over the course of 7-10 days. You will then slowly replace your pet’s current food with Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® until it’s completely switched over. Before you “Make the Switch”, grab one of her money saving coupons.
The dry food is made with simple, wholesome ingredients like real chicken or salmon, brown rice, and vegetables. These are the same great foods I serve my own husband and kids. And the best part is the chicken provides essential nutrients to help maintain healthy organs and lean muscle. The salmon from the Real Salmon & Brown Rice Recipe gives Meep and Hazel healthy skin and a shiny coat from the naturally rich source of essential amino acids and Omega 3 fatty acids.
You can purchase your Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® wet and dry cat food varieties from many quality retailers as well as on Amazon.com. I love to shop for my Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® cat food at either my local Walmart or on Amazon.com, because it is super convenient for me. If you aren’t sure where to purchase your Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® wet and dry cat food, just use this store locator. One of the other reasons I buy the Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® wet and dry cat food is because with every purchase, Rachael’s personal proceeds go to Rachael’s Rescue. This organization helps shelter pets in need, providing them with food, medical supplies and treatments. Since it’s inception, Rachael’s Rescue has raised over $14 Million. Isn’t that fantastic?
Much like my kids and husband, I love to spoil Meep and Hazel whenever I can. In addition to feeding them high quality foods from the Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® line, I want them to be comfortable. They actually don’t like sleeping in our beds, so I decided to make them their own place to relax and sleep. With this easy to make DIY Cat Bed, they can nap, watch TV or keep an eye on their domain!
One place I get a lot of ideas and inspirations from is the Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® Cat brand Pinterest page. You can find a ton of great cat related content and fun tutorials. If you have a kitty, do them a favor and visit the Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® Cat brand Pinterest page for some feline inspiration. If you would like to make your own Easy To Make DIY Cat Bed, you just need a few supplies, a sewing machine and about 30 minutes. Here is what you need:
Easy To Make DIY Cat Bed
- 1 yard of medium weight home decor fabric
- 1/2 yard of a complimentary fabric
- 1 Zipper between 14″-22″, depending on the length of your DIY Cat Bed
- Thread to match
- Iron & ironing board
- Yard stick or measuring tape
- Fabric pen or pencil
Step 1: Fold your main fabric in half with your pattern side touching. Measure for the top and bottom of the bed. I made a rectangle measuring 15″ x 22″.
Step 2: Cut your fabric and set aside.
Step 3: Repeat Step 1 for the secondary fabric. This will be the “gusset” or the fabric that goes around the bed, connecting the top and the bottom pieces of the bed. I made mine 7″ tall. You will have two pieces the width of your cushion and 2 pieces the length of the cushion. For one of the longer pieces, you will need to make it 1.5″ taller that the other piece. This will be where your zipper goes.
Step 4: Let’s do the zipper first. Instead of typing these longer directions, please visit my DIY Mesh Laundry Bag Tutorial post. Scroll down to Step #2.
Step 5: Now you want to connect your 4 gusset pieces. You will sew one side of a long piece to the side of a short piece, then the other long piece and then the last shot piece. Now you have a gusset “ring”.
Step 6: Pin the right side of one of your main pieces to the right side of one of the gusset pieces. You will pin the long side of the main fabric to the long side of the gusset, then the shorter side, etc. Sew all these pieces together. Now repeat these steps on the other side.
Step 7: Open up your zipper a few inches so you will be able to turn your bed right side out when all the sides are sewn together.
Step 8: Now you need to fill your DIY Cat Bed. I use old towels, but you can use batting or pre-cut foam. Whatever works best for you and as long as it is comfy for your kitty. Stay social with the Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® and like it on Facebook, follow it on Twitter as well as following on Instagram.
Hop over to the Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® Cat brand Pinterest page and tell me what inspires you!