Community Quilts are a way of sharing care, compassion and support for community members who are facing illness or other hardships.
If your holiday gift list includes cat or dog owners, consider giving a Pootie Pad. These are small quilts containing organic herbs — the best catnip for the kitties and soothing lavender and thyme for dogs. Fabric choices are found on the Pootie Pad website: see
herefor cats and here for dogs. In addition, we have these three new fabrics (just in) for cats:
Pootie Pad Party: Cats Feel Better With Catnip!
Recently, we have had a number of sales of Pootie Pads bought for cats who are ill or are recovering from a trauma. You all know about Max who recently had a leg amputated. Max loves his Pootie Pad! We also learned about Bruno who now has to adjust to indoor life only because he lost an eye in the brutal outside world. The catnip in his Pootie Pad is a big help to him. But let me introduce you to Linus (pictured above), who is described by his owner as “sweetness in a fur suit”. Linus is nearing the end stages of kidney failure and his doting owner wants him to be as comfortable as
Pootie Pads are a product that arose because of the daily Pootie diaries here on Daily Kos — they were designed with the cats of Kossacks in mind. Made with love by myself and my sister, winglion, they are little quilts filled with human grade, organic catnip (the best we have ever found) from Oregon. All the fabrics are pre-washed before we use them so the pads are innocent of any toxic sizing or preservatives. Cats love them! The pads promote play — and also seem to have a soothing effect on anxious cats (making them the perfect liner for a cat carrier during travel). Elderly cats