Pet Spotlight: Lee Meredith’s Shelter Kitty, Garbanzo

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Leemeredith Banzo
Crafter Lee Meredith of likes to shake things up at home with her furry kitty and crafty assistant, Banzo.
Name of Pet: Garbanzo (we call her Banzo or Foofer…)
Pet Type: Shelter kitty.
Favorite activity: Chasing the mysterious red light that comes out of the laser pointer.
Favorite food: Natural Purrz Tender Chicken “healthy moist cat treats”
What does your pet do when you are crafting? Usually finds a place to flop down near me and watch but pretends she doesn’t care at all and it’s just a coincidence that she’s there. Once in awhile she’ll think my knitting yarn is a toy, or try to help by batting at buttons. One time she really did help me unravel a recycled sweater by pulling at the other end so I could rip it out faster and easier — I want to train her to do that all the time!
Best thing about your pet: If she does something bad (like fish out a ball of handspun yarn and drag it across the room) and I yell at her, she goes off to sulk for a couple hours. Then she apologizes by being extra cute and purrs like crazy when I forgive her and scratch her head.
If your pet could talk, what do you think she would say? “I don’t care about you at all, whatever…” then 10 minutes later “Wait, where are you going? What are you doing? Is it fun? Can I come?”
Can you share a pet tip you’ve learned since having your pet? In super crazy heat, wet the cat comb with cold water and brush her. The water cools her and helps shed lots of excess fur.
Leemeredith Banzo2

6 thoughts on “Pet Spotlight: Lee Meredith’s Shelter Kitty, Garbanzo

  1. anonymous says:

    Do you have any information about the pattern used for the knitted/crocheted blanket the kitty is sitting on ????

  2. Vivianne says:

    My cat is so like Garbanzo. Have a look:

  3. Natalie Zee Drieu says:

    This is from Lee:
    It was a thrift store find, so no pattern info – but it is crocheted. Simple pattern, just one stitch repeated, but I don’t know the name of the stitch.

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