Penny’s Tips Volume 101

Hi everyone! I have some Easter tips for you this week.  As you already know, that plastic grass to fill Easter baskets is dangerous to kitties. If you are making a basket for your kitties, tissue paper is a great filler- and lots of fun to play with. I have an even better idea though. How about planting some cat grass to line kitty’s Easter basket. If you plant it within the next few days it will be ready in time for Easter.

Mom started this one a bit early. You can buy grass seed labeled oat grass or cat grass and plant it in potting soil inside a shallow container.  My Dad bought a plastic container at the pet store that had everything needed except water and it fit perfectly inside our Easter basket.  You can do this for kids’ baskets too, but they probably won’t be as appreciative.

And if you are looking for a cheap  inexpensive gift for your cat, Target has fabric carrots for only $1. They are decorative, but mom marinated ours in some catnip and now it is a cat toy.

Well, that’s all folks.


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  1. Great idea! I just wish my cats showed more interest in the catnip growing in our backyard. Even when it is dried, they just don’t care.:( Maybe grass is the way to go….

      1. I think the toys they love are the silvervine. What we have in our backyard is quite prolific and is now in the yards of the houses around us. Too bad it isn’t what the cats prefer. I’ll look into the grass. I know just which window to put it in!

  2. We love the Easter basket idea. Mom has some cat grass in the cupboard. And what a good idea to create a cat toy at a supper low price. Thanks for your tips, Penny. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, angel Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy, Sawyer & Kizmet

  3. The real grass in the Easter basket is a much better idea. The carrot looks like good fun too.

  4. Love all the ideas here and marinating stuffs are our thing around here.

  5. I knew about the Easter basket filled being dangerous to kitties. Glad to mentioned it again.

    I always love Penny’s tips. I learn so much and most important how to do thing frugally.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday, Ellen. Scritches to all the kitties. ♥

  6. Mom doesn’t like that grass either – it gets everywhere and then snags around the vacuum roller. Tissue paper – great idea!!! Enjoy those marinated carrots:)

    Woos – Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  7. TBT sometimes collects NIP leafs and crushes them a bit before enclosing a few toys in a tupperware. After a week THOSE are really GREAT!

  8. I used to plant cat grass for the kitties – one ignored it completely (Sam would eat any other plants though!), and the other (Conrad) couldn’t keep it down!

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