Cat Parents Create Helmets For Their Special Needs Felines
It was bound to happen, but honestly, I was still surprised when it did: Cat parents have stepped up and created helmets that their special needs cats can wear to protect them from the inevitable bumps, crashes, and tumbles.
Within 24 hours, I saw folks post on Facebook about two very different types of helmets that they’ve created for their felines, and the community went wild.
The first was a crocheted helmet (center, right) created by Françoise for her CH kitty, Lucas.
Françoise’s helmet is a variation of a baby’s crocheted hat. By making a few modifications, like adding holes for the ears, it quickly changed from a cute baby hat to a practical safety device.
Meanwhile, Jennifer made a helmet for her cat, Handicat, out of a tennis ball and some foam (left). She said when Handicat was younger she had a soft spot on her head, so the helmet helped protect it.
Interestingly, the cat parents said while there was an adjustment period, both cats got used to wearing the helmets.
I absolutely love that cat parents are getting creative and are finding solutions to help their cats.
Do you think your cat needs a helmet? Have you tried creating a helmet for your cat in the past? Do you think you’ll make one now? Please share in the comments!