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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-14-2014, 11:25 PM Thread Starter
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Cat whiskers for crafts

I'm making a Christmas mouse out of felt and was trying to think of what to use as whiskers when I remembered that I saved Razzle's whiskers which are white. Perfect.

Someone on EBay is selling white ones and black whiskers that fell off her cats. Very inventive.

What a great way to memorialize my heart kitty by using his whiskers. See, I knew I was saving them for something.



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My cats would be mortified to have their whiskers on a mouse.

Someone selling their cat's whiskers is kind of disgusting to me. Although someone actually buying them? ewwwwwwwwwwwww

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Yeah, not my cup of tea. It all seems a bit morbid and creepy to me.
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I think it's a GREAT idea! Re-use, repurpose and recycle! Ha!! Kinda funny to have cat whiskers on a mouse!

Monofilament thread would work too, or fishing line.

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Well at least if a cat chews them off of whatever they are attached too. You won't have to worry LOL
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Well I've never once seen a whisker that has 'fallen off' my cat, so I would be very suspect of someone who has enough of them that 'fell off' to sell them on ebay.
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Heather that was my first thought. I've found them here or there and that's with 3 of them. I'm pretty darn diligent about cleaning so if I'm not finding but a few every so often I don't know how someone is getting enough to sell.

I'm picturing some horrible person with a pair of pliers and a freaked out cat.
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Heather and MowMow, I used to find them all the time until Sam, Missy and Zipper passed. Perhaps some cats (or maybe it's just the elderly cats) shed them more often than younger cats. I hardly see them any more since those 3 passed. Right now my oldest is only 10+.

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Jack is 19 and replaces whiskers so much more often then when he was younger. There is also a chance the person a foster room with 15+ kittens revolving in and out LOL
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I was talking to my friend, Sandy, and she thought it was a great idea. I used to find Razzle's whiskers a lot because they are white and easy to find. I have one black whisker of Geet's, Hard to find black ones. Sandy has horses and she suggest horses whiskers or their mane. Horse owners remove horse mane strands all the time for trimming. I've done it in the past with horses. Some also shave the muzzle whiskers for horse shows. A horse owner recently trimmed the mane where the bridle goes so I saved it to use for something. Maybe for a mouse

I suppose Razzle would be mortified knowing his whiskers are going on a mouse, but maybe he'd say (if he was alive) after you are done with it I want to eat it. I suppose I could make a felt cat and put his whiskers on it instead of a mouse.

I don't think it disgusting selling whiskers. She didn't pull them off. They fell off. Another friend who has 4 cats saves their whiskers.

I have been saving Geet's fur when I brush him and I might felt something, ? a cat, out of it. I found a book that shows you how to felt with cat fur. Or I could make a mouse or rat with it. He loved killing rats when we lived at the horse barn.

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