As always, let me preface this piece with a little explanation. Thimble, along with her three brothers, were rescued by my family at the ripe old age of three weeks. At that time, and for a long time thereafter, Thimble had a meow that was very low, grumbly, and gravelly. Her strangely low, rumbling meow always sounded very mechanical and robotic to me, and so very early on I started calling her by the nickname of RoboKitty. I still call Thimble that on occasion because, although now nearly two years later her meow is not quite as blatantly robotic-sounding as it used to be, it nevertheless still has that quality to it.
And so, that brings me to this art piece, starring RoboKitty:
Our Tip of the Day:
If you're feeling crafty, you can make your own upcycled cat scratchers using recycled cardboard boxes. The corrugated edges of shipping boxes make the perfect scratching surface. You can start simple by cutting out numerous long, rectangular pieces of carboard (try to keep them as consistently shaped and sized as possible). Then you line up all these pieces with the corrugated edges facing up, creating the scratching surface, and attach them all together. You can use non-toxic glue or another safe adhesive method to attach each neighboring piece together, and at the end you can also wrap and adhere a border around the scratcher's edges, such as one cut out of paper bag material. Once you've got the hang of it, you can have a lot of fun experimenting with shape, size, and overall design of these handmade cat scratchers. (My mom makes handmade cat scratchers this way. What's more, before gifting them to the kitties, she stores them in a bag with catnip, and the kitties love it!)