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If you’ve seen any of my Snapchat stories, you know I always say that Tiger thinks he’s the star of the show and he has to get attention. Well, he is the star in my family, along with my cat Friendly. These two crazy kitties are always around and always wanting to be held and pet, maybe even a little bit too much. No matter how crazy they can be, running around, killing thing and leaving them for me, or digging up my flower beds, I still love them and would have them around no matter what. To show how much I love their cute furry faces, I like to give them the “star” treatment and buy them new treats and make cool DIY’s for them. This week, with the help of Tidy Cats® Lightweight cat litter, I made my kitties their own little upcycled log cat feeder. This turned out really great for them, because they’re always knocking over their usual bowl, or making it fall down into the abyss by our door so that I can never find it when I actually need to give them food. This feeder is much improved because they definitely can’t shove this one around anywhere!
I also like to pamper my cats with great quality products, and that’s why I love using Tidy Cats® in their litter boxes. I especially love their lightweight formula. I remember when I had to buy the big jugs of regular little and it was such a pain to haul around. By the time I got it to my house from the car, I was tired haha. Tidy Cats® Lightweight cat litter is completely different. It’s super easy to carry, plus I can even hold it on one hand! Amazing, huh? I thought so too. It’s the same strength, just half the weight! Plus it eliminates stank face. Stank face. You know, that face you make when you smell the litter box? Yeah that one. Well with Tidy Cats® Lightweight cat litter with TidyLock ™ to lock away odors, you’ll never have that stank face again. What a lovely thought. 🙂
I also love that I can pick it up at my local Kroger, right along with the groceries that I need. The pet isle at Kroger is always one of my stops before I leave the store, to check out if they have any new treats or food I can pamper my kitties with. You can also save some money there as well with this digital coupon! They have lots of Purina products available including $2 off Dog Chow Naturals dry dog food, $1 Off Tidy Cats Lightweight Litter and, $1 Off Tidy Cats Litter.
Now to make your own little upcycled log feeder you’ll need a few things:
Metal Letters (I found these in the craft isle!)
small cat bowls
I started off with splitting a log that we had at the house. I wanted to find a way to use some of these logs and I thought this planter would be perfect. You want to split a bit off the top of your log, and then a but on the bottom too (so that your log will sit flat on the ground). Once your log is ready you can take your small bowls and measure where your holes are gonna be. It’s a great idea to mark these with a pencil. Then take your spade bit (if you have a giant one, you can use that instead of the small one) and start drilling your hole into the log. It doesn’t have to be perfect, since you’re covering up anything in the hole with the bowls, no one is gonna see too much.
If you want, you can stop your DIY here, and end up with a great cat feeder, but I wanted to make mine a little prettier, so I decided to add these cool metal letters to it. I picked up mine in the craft isle, so they’re fairly easy to find. To attach them, make holes in them first with a drill bit, then screw the letters into the log. That’s it! You can also glue down your bowls if you want to make sure they stay in the holes. I used it around the rim and in a few places on mine just to keep everything in place.
I was really pleased how this turned out, and of course, my kitties were too! They were excited to have something cool to eat out of for sure. They definitely felt pampered!