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Celebrate your favorite black cat this Halloween by making a No Carve DIY Black Cat Pumpkin
Before having the twins, my husband and I had a cat named Cosmo. He was an orange tabby cat that showed up at our front a few months after we got married. It was cold and snowing and I fed him. And that was that. Since then we have owned at least one, but usually two, cats. And my husband, who had never had a pet cat until we got married, has become the cat whisperer.
The cats have checked on my babies and snuggled with them, kept me company when my husband was deployed, and greet everyone who comes to our home.
Over the years we’ve had a total of four cats. Our sweet first cat named Cosmo, our current orange tabby named Ranger, our cat Coco, and a black cat named Bear. Bear was the kitten of my sisters cat. The twins were at my parents house when he was born and so we had to have him! Owning a black made me very aware of how important it is to keep black cats safe, especially around Halloween.
In addition to keeping our cats safe I also want to keep them healthy. Purina® Muse® cat food selections are made with natural ingredients featuring a taste even finicky cats won’t be able to resist. When your cat loves what they’re eating it’s easy to ensure they’re getting plenty of the proper nutrition they deserve. With Muse you never have to compromise flavor for quality natural ingredients. Good healthy food, that tastes good too, is just one of the many ways cat owners show their love for their pet.
To celebrate all the black cats out there this Halloween I made a No Carve DIY Black Cat Pumpkin. I used a black foam pumpkin, black foam sheet, pink felt, gray pipe cleaners, and a white paint marker. I picked up a foam pumpkin that was already painted black but you could also get a regular foam pumpkin and paint it.
While I didn’t really carve my pumpkin, I did make some slits for the cat ears. Though you could just glue the ears to the outside of the pumpkin. I wanted them to be a bit more secure so I used a knife to create a slit on each side of the top of my pumpkin, wide enough to fit the foam ears.
I cut the ears out of my black foam sheet in a triangle shape. Then I added a dab of hot glue and slipped them into the slits that I had cut.
To create the nose I used the pink felt and the gray pipe cleaners. I held three pipe cleaners together and twisted them together in the middle to create the whiskers. I cut out a triangle with a curved side for my black cat nose. I glued the pipe cleaners to the felt and then glued that entire piece to my pumpkin.
The last step was to draw on the eyes. I used the white paint marker to create the eyes for my black cat pumpkin.
I picked up Purina® Muse® at PetCo, along with everything else I need for my two cats. I got a bag of Sailing with Salmon dry food along with Natural Chicken Recipe wet food. Feeding your cat a balance of wet and dry food is important for your cats oral and digestive health.
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