Collar Bandannas Made by Kitty Collage
First off, it is important to note that all proceeds from every crafty cat item created by the artisans at Kitty Collage benefit Kitties in Need.
We have featured products made by Kitty Collage in a prior article, here on P,L &W, so we thought we’d test their latest useful, homemade cat item—a bandanna which attaches to a cat collar.
Our test subject, Dodger, does wear a collar, and to make things a little more difficult, her collar utilizes several bells.
Dodger wears a collar because I needed something to attach bells to. Dodger needed bells because she was harassing the birds I feed in my backyard, and I thought the birds needed fair warning that she is out and about.
All was great in our backyard, until Dodger learned to walk on eggshells, or walk very daintily, sneaking up on the birds, without the bells so much as touching each other. So I added more bells. I got 7 bells to fit on one collar. (She has to have the worlds’ record for number of bells on a cat collar!!! If this didn’t do the trick, I was going to add a small cowbell I saw at our local feed store.)
One day I found a package in my mailbox from Kitty Collage, and upon opening it, I discovered a bandanna. A note inside instructed me to slide a cat collar through the slot in the bandanna and reconnect the cat collar onto Dodger.
The fabric was new and stiff, so the collar WITH the bells slid easily through the slot in the bandanna. It took all of 15 seconds to attach the Kitty Collage bandanna to the cat collar, and another 15 seconds to readjust the collar, so it wouldn’t choke Dodger. That was it. The process was very quick and easy.
The fabric is thick because it is two different patterns sewn together, so I knew it would take up all the slack I had in the collar, and that I needed to readjust it. I was right.
Dodger wondered what this new thing was, and she wasn’t sure about it, but I reassured her she was a fashionista, and that she looked cute. She thought rubbing and crawling on the carpet or grass was going to get rid of it, but it didn’t. By the time she woke up the next morning, she was used to it. She’s been wearing it now about 3 weeks, and she doesn’t even notice it anymore. And she does look cute in it!!!!
The best thing about OUR collar bandanna is, that it’s bright red (with little kitty paw prints all over it), and it alerts all of our visiting birds as to Dodgers’ exact whereabouts. Even if she’s lying in tall grass, that red stands out. She may have outsmarted me on the bells, but the birds and I won with this handy dandy red collar bandanna!!!!
Another useful purpose I have found for our collar bandanna is that it helped build Dodger’s confidence. For cats who lack self-esteem, are scared/fearful, or smaller in size, these should help boost or build their confidence level too. Somehow these bandannas give cats the feeling of security and power. They work like the thunder shirt or tight wrap blankets some people use to wrap around their dogs. Animals feel more secure if they are “swaddled” like a baby. So now Dodger thinks she’s invincible
These Kitty Collage collar bandannas are the perfect size for any and all cats, and they look and fit like a bandanna, as opposed to a cape. These bandannas also accommodate breakaway collars and adjustable collars.
Dogs can get away with a bandanna tied around their necks, but cats are classier, and thus the collar bandanna is a perfect alternative for cats, and they look classier than run-of-the-mill dog bandannas. You can see the difference, just by looking at them.
These collar bandannas are also washable, though we haven’t tried that yet. You can feel the quality of workWOMANship, as well as their durability the second you first touch yours. In fact, this was my first thought, as I pulled mine from its bag. You just can’t get this kind of quality at a retail store.
Kitty Collage offers a pretty good assortment of printed cat related patterns to choose from, and they make custom orders. We just got lucky with the red, which also matches one of our Kitty Collage catnip pillows we received as a Christmas gift.
If you are already familiar with Kitty Collage products, you can place your phone order by calling 1-609-513-6072.
If you want to know more about Kitty Collage, here is their facebook link:
Here is a link to a short video explaining the purpose of Kitty Collage and the cats behind the company: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9PEB55Gvqw&feature=share
If you want to view Collar Bandannas, here’s a link showing various bandana fabric and patterns:
This is a new online store where all products will be featured, once it is up and running. They’re target date is July 4th, 2013. Right now it only features collar bandannas.
If you are interested in reading our previous reviews of Kitty Collage products, please click here .
Author’s Note: This pet product review is the sole work of Miss Sharon McDermitt, she was not compensated in anyway for her review. You can read more of her reviews here, also her cat Neptune is the subject of a book that was just written, you can purchase the book here or you can follow Neptune & Mr. Moo & the rest of the furry family on facebook here.