locavore on Dec 2, 2016
Love this! What a terrific, sustainable idea! I originally bought this item intending to use it as a gift, but my cats had other plans. From the moment I took it out of the box, it's been occupied by at least one of them. Something about wool (and the felt) is just irresistible to the cats. Ended up putting it on the back of the sofa where cats like to perch to look out the window. Came back for another one to give as the original gift. We'll see if this one makes it out of the house. In the meantime, cats are quite content!
My Friend Jesse
She is why I am here.
I was fortunate enough to find my true companion in life. A friend through thick and thin. I didn't know we were going to be bound together the way we were, but she did. She insisted.
I found Jesse and her siblings in my shed when they were 3 weeks old. Her mother had disappeared. So, I took them in. I raised them, and found good homes for her brother and sister. But Jesse stayed with me. She followed me everywhere. She even learned how to turn doorknobs and open doors so she was never left behind. Soon, if she wasn't by my side, I felt incomplete.
She passed away on February 15th, 2010. She spent her last Valentine's Day with me, plus 19 other wonderful years. I miss her terribly. To honor her memory I started making cat beds. She loved sleeping on my wool sweaters. So, each time I make a cat bed, it is made with love and intention. Something that will last the lifetime of your pet with wishes of good health and happiness.
For the love of Jesse.
WraptCats started out with the knowledge that most cats love wool. It is natural. Wool has great properties that I am sure you have heard about. It is easy to clean since dirt sits on the surface of the fiber rather than being absorbed by it, so it needs very little washing. It is flame retardant, which can be extremely helpful if your cat smokes in bed. It is sustainable, sheep are not intensely reared. It is biodegradable, although I hope you pass down any of these products through generations of pets. Wool is a wonderful product. History proves it to be. We have been using it for thousands of years. There is a notable shepherd or two in stories of old. I could go on and on about the benefits and wonders of wool.
The fleeces I use are acquired from small farms around The United States of America. They are family owned and operated farms that have small flocks of sheep, alpacas, llamas, and angora goats and rabbits. When these fleeces arrive at my door I can usually look inside the package and find the name of the animal has been lovingly slipped into the bag to remind me who generously shared their coat to make your pet bed. It is a good feeling to know this benefactor will live to provide many more coats of wool. And you gotta consider, they are probably pretty happy to have had a haircut. Some of their locks are longer than mine.
The method of making the rugs and beds is very simple. Hot water, soap, and lady powered friction. It is low impact on the environment. A very natural way of making. They look like skins, but no one died to make them. Nothing was chemically processed. For the life of me, I cannot understand why felting these fleeces is the exception rather than the rule when it comes to fleece rugs
If you have any questions, please just contact me. I will do my best to help guide you through any questions or concerns you may have. Last time I checked the vast majority of people do not know the differences in fiber between a Jacob sheep and an Angora goat and an Angora rabbit. I want you to get the right fit for your family and when someone asks you about your item from WraptCats, want you to be able to give an educated explanation with pride.
Owner, Most Of Them Anyway........
Willow, Noah, Finn/MeiMei, Lily. Annie must have taken this photo, as she is absent. Break time in the sunny window.
Senior Vice President
Annie is responsible for the duties served by a VP......whatever those may be. She is, indeed, an excellent tie breaker. She is smart and concise. She takes no bull from subordinates. Annie is Noah's sister. (They were womb mates. )
Head Of Security
Annie's brother. Undaunted in the face of danger. Always watchful. Keeps everyone safe and orderly. Known to circumvent unpleasant situations with adorableness.
Finn and MeiMei
Sisters who run everything. Constantly supervising all facets of the operation, they are true leaders in the pet bed industry. From quality control to customer service,and often the source of comic relief, these two are tops in their field.
Designer, Head Of Quality Control.
Robbie, aka Robbie Dobbie, Rob Dob. Dobber. Robbie is a junior member of the company. He is a great help in the design department, specializing in comfort and adorability. All products must pass the Rob Dob Two Paws Up test of Approval.
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