About 5 years ago we lost our yellow lab, “Dude” to a sudden heart attack. It was one of the worst days of our lives. He was healthy and we were in pure shock. After about 2 weeks of mourning and adjustment, I decided to take the kids to rescue another pet thinking it would cheer us up. That’s the day our little angel kitty came into our lives and she literally helped heal our broken hearts. She truly is the sweetest and funniest cat I have ever known. Sylvia is her name, but she has a million other nick names including “Kitty-Moo-Moo”, “The Gooch”, and even “Syl”. So, this repurposed tea cup idea is dedicated to our “Kitty-Moo-Moo” who absolutely deserves a special cat food bowl. We will call it the “Tea Cup Cat Food Bowl”…
So, you may be wondering why a tea cup, Julie? I bought the pink tea cup & saucer at a flea market last Summer. I actually collect “pink” items, and this cute tea cup & saucer are usually hanging out with a pink ceramic cow creamer, and a few other pink treasures I keep on this black credenza. Well, this room no longer looks like this and has been transformed into family room. Stay tuned, that makeover is coming up soon.
While I was moving things around for the new family room, the idea came to me to use the tea cup for Sylvia’s cat food bowl because she really didn’t have but an ugly plastic one in the corner of this room and this seemed to suit her so much better. Sylvia is very dainty, and her snout is very petite. It was just so fitting.
So, after I tried it, and Sylvia gave 2 paws up, I realized it was even better than I thought because the little saucer catches the little crumbs or “tongue nuggets” when she misses. Sylvia is a fast eater and I only feed her a little twice a day because she has the tendency to over eat. In fact, she doesn’t stop eating all day if I let her 😯 . We think that has something to do with her past before we rescued her.
As you can see below, Sylvia loves her new bowl. So, if you have a cat (not so sure this would work with a dog) there’s no need to buy an expensive ceramic cat food bowl. Just repurpose one of those old tea cups & saucers and try it. If you want a real unique one, try your local thrift store because I see millions. While she was eating I took it a step further and added her water to another favorite tea cup of mine that my Mom gave me.
Sylvia is quite excited about it. Can’t you tell?
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