forpawsandhome

FOR PAWS AND HOME

Colonial Beach, Virginia · 3154 Sales

forpawsandhome

FOR PAWS AND HOME

Colonial Beach, Virginia 3154 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(1275)

Announcement   Welcome to my shop where you can find many handmade unique cat toys for endless hours of kitty heaven! Planting the catnip in the spring from the tiniest of seeds begins the process of cat toy making. In a couple months when they are looking healthy and have nice leaves I start pruning small portions every once in a while so the plants will branch out and continue to grow until right before the first frost then they all get cut down to the ground and covered with mulch allowing them to grow back in the spring. The cut branches and leaves are then cut up and set out to dry. When totally dry I bag them up in gallon zip bags and are stored in the freezer to keep fresh until ready to use for the toy of your choice.
Check pets toys often handmade or store bought we know our pets can get rather aggressive when it comes to play time so look for any damage such as holes and etc. and either repair or discard. Best to put out of reach when not supervising I put mine in a plastic zip bag in the refrigerator for those cat noses can find that catnip anywhere and if they can open the frig we are in serious trouble. Be on the look out for dogs that steal the cats toys to claim their own. Yes you know who you are!
These toys can be made for children too without the catnip of course or for decorating.

Announcement

Last updated on Feb 14, 2018

Welcome to my shop where you can find many handmade unique cat toys for endless hours of kitty heaven! Planting the catnip in the spring from the tiniest of seeds begins the process of cat toy making. In a couple months when they are looking healthy and have nice leaves I start pruning small portions every once in a while so the plants will branch out and continue to grow until right before the first frost then they all get cut down to the ground and covered with mulch allowing them to grow back in the spring. The cut branches and leaves are then cut up and set out to dry. When totally dry I bag them up in gallon zip bags and are stored in the freezer to keep fresh until ready to use for the toy of your choice.
Check pets toys often handmade or store bought we know our pets can get rather aggressive when it comes to play time so look for any damage such as holes and etc. and either repair or discard. Best to put out of reach when not supervising I put mine in a plastic zip bag in the refrigerator for those cat noses can find that catnip anywhere and if they can open the frig we are in serious trouble. Be on the look out for dogs that steal the cats toys to claim their own. Yes you know who you are!
These toys can be made for children too without the catnip of course or for decorating.

Carolyn Jenkins

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(1275)
Bethany

Bethany on May 24, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Very pretty little sunflowers! Everything is perfect! Thank you!

Bethany

Bethany on May 24, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

My big orange kitty who's crazy about catnip loves this toy! It's the perfect size for his 16-pound self! Thanks!

Bethany

Bethany on May 24, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

My oldest cat turned 12 this month and this cupcake was a perfect gift. He likes using it as a pillow.

Bethany

Bethany on May 24, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

This month we celebrated my oldest cat's 12th birthday so I ordered an assortment of toys for him as well as my younger cat. They love the toys! Even our new pomeranian has played with them. Thanks so much!

Bethany

Bethany on May 24, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Crochet balls are my oldest kitty's favorite toys. He loves them! Thanks!

Bethany

Bethany on May 24, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely adorable little cookies! My kitties love them, and our pomeranian has kept a sandwich cookie for herself.

C D

C D on May 23, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Timely replies and goes perfect with my plush campfire (I opted for no cat nip as it’s for my son) beautiful work!

Carson1954

Carson1954 on May 15, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Fantastic! Great workmanship and excellent value

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Updates

Started working on my spiral cat toy pull need some tweaking yet but the stars are finished and listed cat2
Getting ready for summer celebrations with fun cat toys
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About

For The Love Of Animals

I have to credit my grandmother for who I am today. There was not the option of laying on the couch back then watching TV. If you wanted to eat and keep warm then you needed to get up early and get to work in the gardens, bringing in wood and coal, canning for the winter, taking care of the animals,going to school and church. It was hard work but I learned so much from her. In the spare time at night we worked on crocheting. She was always making beautiful lace pillow cases and doilies for gifts. Not to mention wonderful fudge that I have never found the recipe for but I keep surfing the net. I can remember the ingredients but not the measurements.
I mostly make items for dogs and cats for the Etsy shop. I attend a lot of craft shows during the year with an assortment of crafts.
As for the phrase for the love of animals; I am a huge animal lover. My dream is to have a large farm and rescue center but until then I can only send donations and donate
toys,beds and blankets I make in my down time to various rescues through out the year.
As you can see in the above pictures I grow my own catnip from tiny tiny seeds so I know there are no chemicals ever in contact with the plants.
Just a note about catnip- not all cats have a crazy reaction to it. Matter of fact, some cats and I have one don't give it a second thought. The other goes nuts as soon as I open the baggie.

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  • Carolyn Jenkins

    Owner, Maker, Owner, Designer, Curator

    I have a day job but I dream of crafting all day, I am thinking about all the things I have to do and new items to make. I make all the crafts in my shop when I am at home you will rarely see me not doing something craft wise.

  • Midnight

    Toy Tester

    Shorthair cat adopted from Wendys Felines I play a very important role in theToy Testing Lab. All new toy ideas that Mom comes up with are run by me first. If I like the test toy then I tell her to start cranking them out for the shop.

  • Phoebe

    Model

    Short Leg Jack Russel Recently had laser surgery on tumor on eye sadly it is making my eye white. I like modeling the clothes Mom makes. I love the hoodies they are so nice and warm.

  • Harley

    Model

    Min Pin I dont like modeling like Phoebe does, I just cant sit still that long. But I put up with it because I am in temporary custody, it is the least I can do. Besides giving her tiny kisses.

  • Izzy

    Model

    Rescued from Westmoreland Shelter Really Modeling is not my thing but what can you say when Mom asks you. I am a large lap dog and house clown with lots and lots of kisses

  • Bailey

    Spokesperson

    Bailey rescued Westmoreland Shelter I have a handicap but I am told I am the best and happiest dog in the house. I speak for all disable dogs because our spirit is not broken. That is petswithdisibilites motto. I am Moms inspiration

  • Sandy

    Security Guard

    Rescued Westmoreland Shelter I am Baileys real sister but I fortunately am not handicap. I am the Security Guard always on high alert! Nothing will get by me without me barking and telling everyone. Mom says I do my job to well.

  • Sunshine

    Lap Warmer

    Cat Found in window well of abandon home I have had a lot of struggles and used up my 9 lives all that has left me well- not all there. I am a Diva and spend most of my time on the bathroom counter in the mirror. I dont model or play with toys!

  • Bob

    Wood Engineer

    Occasionally I will have wood projects in the shop. Bob is the wood cutter,he is a whiz with the Jigsaw!

  • ALL Handmade By ME

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    This badge represents the All Handmade By ME Team on Etsy. As a member of that team we are striving to keep Etsy as it started All Handmade.

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