They’re called “pootie pads” because on the popular website Daily Kos cats are commonly called pooties and dogs are called woozles. (Don’t ask me why, ask the 300,000 other people on the blog.)
One of the very popular bloggers is Sara Reed who, along with her sister Ann, (famous for their community quilts), is an amazing quilter, and “pootie” lover. The duo put their 2 loves together and came up with Pootie Pads.
These stunningly beautiful pads are handmade, specially designed for cat lovers, and the catnip is quilted right inside. Not ordinary catnip either. Very powerful catnip; cats have been known to open the packages they are mailed in all by themselves.
They are made with cotton that is specific for quilting; it’s made for needles to go in and out so cat claws don’t do much damage.
The pads can be fun to play with and a great place to nap but they also seem to deal with many common behavioral problems in cats.
feral cat will soon be on top of it next to you as well.
~Older cats seem to especially like this soft fragrant place to lie.
~They are good for travel – even from room to room. In or out of the home they become
a cat’s portable territory.
~Put one on your lap and your aloof cat will be on your lap in no time.
~These Pootie Pads seem to cheer up grumpy cats and mellow out rowdy cats.
In other words they are perfect for every cat in your life. They spot clean and you can either fold them in half and rub vigorously to revive the catnip, or use a catnip spray to refresh.
And yes, as you can see from this video, dogs like them too. At least this dog does though to be fair he was raised by cats.
P. S. For a great video of my kitty Slivia celebrating her 4th birthday with a new Pootie Pad click here.