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Poor Tilly!

My furry flatmate, Tilly the Cat, is a sensitive soul, with sensitive skin to match.  As people, we know that if we stop scratching then our skin will heal, but you can’t tell that to a cat.  He just thinks he’s itchy all the time.

Recently Tilly’s neck has been giving him problems, so we returned to a solution our vet recommended, which was to cut the top off a sport sock so that kitty can’t scratch.  We don’t have any old socks lying around, so I knitted Tilly a little “cowl” to help him heal.

Poor Tilly :(

It’s a 2×2 rib, completed in the round with double-pointed needles, using some 100% wool I had spare.  It’s big enough to keep Tilly out of trouble, but still small enough so that he can’t get his feet in to scratch his neck.  He only looks a little bit silly, but it doesn’t bother him like Elizabethan collars do, so he’ll wear it for as long as he needs to, which we think will be around a week or so.  Poor little cat!

January 27th, 2013
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  1. Matthew on January 27, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    So Cute! His smile is the antithesis of Grumpy Cat!

    1. Nyssa on January 27, 2013 at 5:13 pm

      he has a very funny "chirp" noise as well which is decidedly un-grumpy as well. i kind of imagine grumpy cat saying "urgh," or something, but tilly is like, "la la la!"

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