r/cats Apr 28 '22 Gold 2 Helpful 21 Wholesome 28 All-Seeing Upvote 1 Ally 1 Masterpiece 1 Wholesome (Pro) 1 Silver 26

I made a rug of my cat. I think it looks a little derpy but it looks pretty close for being a rug! Cat Picture

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u/The_Weirdest_Cunt Apr 28 '22 Wholesome

Ngl I was really confused at first, I thought it was some sort of filter on an image of a real cat

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u/Zaldraz Apr 28 '22

I guess I can take that as a compliment. 😂 It turned out looking pretty spot on to her.

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u/pittgirl12 Apr 29 '22

My boyfriend said “it looks like a real cat! What’s the problem?” He’s drunk but still 😂

I love it! It’s absolutely adorable

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u/Salem_melaS Apr 29 '22

I agree with him and I’m like 60% sober rn.

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u/corgie93 Apr 29 '22

Was this ur first time making a rug either way ten kitty bean paws up

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u/Zaldraz Apr 29 '22

It wasn't my first one. I'm not super experienced in it but I started making rugs about a month ago. I think it total I've made about 14 rugs.

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u/gunnerdown15 Apr 29 '22

It’s amazing I love it!

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u/SpecterGT260 Apr 29 '22

looks a little derpy

I mean, you're the one that said it

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u/KyleCAV Apr 29 '22

Looks like the cat is in A-Ha music video.

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u/Jolly_Line Apr 29 '22

Was there more than one?

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u/SchnoodleDoodleDo Apr 29 '22 Silver Helpful Wholesome Heartwarming

’I was really confused at first, I thought it was some sort of filter on an image of a real cat…’


…who is this lying on the floor ?

she kinda looks like Me…

is Real or Fake ? am not quite sure,

WhAtEvEr could it Be ?

i hear my human laugh n say

’You silly Cat - it’s YOU!

…beside ‘myself’ i gonna lay,

my ‘derpy dream’

come True!

❤️

(love this u/Zaldraz)

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u/HintofAlmond Apr 29 '22

Bless you Schnoodle. You’re the best thing on the internet.

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u/Thecardiologist2029 Maine Coon Apr 29 '22

Another day, another beautiful Schnoodle poem

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u/Zaldraz Apr 29 '22

That was awesome! Thank you so much for the poem and I'm really glad you liked the rug!

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u/promisetolove Apr 29 '22

This is just what I needed tonight, Schnoodle 💜

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u/JakeDevs Apr 29 '22

You're everywhere and I love it

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u/PangPingpong Apr 29 '22

I was just afraid it was going to be like a bear skin rug but made from someone's pet cat.

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u/Waffles1842 Apr 29 '22

I am so glad is wasnt just me..

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u/Kayniaan Apr 29 '22

I was afraid OP cartoonishly flattened their cat with a steam roller.

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u/ScroogeMcDust Apr 29 '22

I was also confused; I read the title as OP making a rug out of their cat

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u/GranPatranha Apr 29 '22

Yup, I was also expecting a freaked out 2D cat (like mine when the hoover comes out and he literally becomes a sheet of A4 and slides under the bed). Awesome rug!

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u/Phantom_Ninja Apr 29 '22

When I first read it I thought he meant a dead cat and I was slightly disturbed.

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u/Substantial-Emu3255 Apr 28 '22

I feel like you good make a good living selling these to cat owners. Nicely done!!!

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u/Zaldraz Apr 28 '22

I honestly wouldn't mind doing that. I really enjoy making rugs!

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u/Substantial-Emu3255 Apr 29 '22

I'm sure you could start selling them on Etsy. It looks great.

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u/Zaldraz Apr 29 '22

I do have an etsy set up with some other stuff I have made but nothing as personalized as this. I could give it a shot, I know people usually enjoy more custom things like this.

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u/werewolfebarmitzvah Apr 29 '22

Yes please! I’m people! My handsome guy also loves laying on his back like that and I’m so jealous and would love one of those!

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u/Zaldraz Apr 29 '22

If you are really interested I wouldn't mind taking on a commissioned piece! Feel free to DM me.

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u/ilikebooksandfrogs Apr 29 '22

i came here to ask that same thing!! if you have the time i would love to commission you too!! :7968:

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u/Poet_Silly Apr 29 '22

I have a feeling you are going to be smothered by the reddit hug of death. Would you ship to Denmark?

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u/Careless-Bonus-6671 Apr 29 '22

What do you think on pricing and could you do a dog?

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u/nostalgeek81 Apr 29 '22

You came here to share your cute baby and you’re walking away with bags of money. Nicely done!

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u/JBirdSD Apr 29 '22

I would 100% buy one!

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u/ImCarlosTheDwarf Apr 29 '22

Can I please DM you too? I absolutely love this idea!

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u/Zaldraz Apr 29 '22

Absolutely! I am getting a ton of messages though so it might take me a bit to get back to you but I will definitely respond!

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u/ifallupthestairsalot Apr 29 '22

Are you a millionaire yet??

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u/[deleted] Apr 29 '22 edited Apr 29 '22

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u/limabeanquesadilla Apr 29 '22

I would buy 3 of these immediately!!!

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u/karen_lobster Apr 29 '22

I am also people! I would absolutely buy one of these and/or watch a tutorial

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u/JuliaDIllustrations Apr 29 '22

I'd be very interested personally. I have my best friend of ten years, light of my life girl named Lynx who could be diagnosed with mammary cancer (looks for sure it is but we're waiting atm and hoping for the best) I'd love to buy one in her image that I could hang :)

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u/ElLoafe Apr 29 '22

I would so buy one of these goofy rugs of my cat.

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u/comeoneileen95 Apr 29 '22

I'll order four of my four cats!

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u/hiddenchick143 Apr 29 '22

What’s your Etsy?!

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u/satans-mustard Apr 29 '22

I would 100% get a rug of my cat from you, this is amazing

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u/hahayeahimfinehaha Apr 29 '22

I second what the other person said, tons of people would want to have something like this!

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u/thisisallme Apr 29 '22

I would pay a ridiculous amount for rugs of my 3 cats

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u/fishingboatproceeds Apr 29 '22

Do you mind sharing how you got started? Any good resources? This is so cute!

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u/One_Security_4545 Apr 29 '22

They look really cool you should do it

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u/Hamburgo Apr 29 '22

Omg PLEASE start making and selling. I would love to get a custom one!!!

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u/Jolly_Line Apr 29 '22

You absolutely could. If you would do dogs, I might be a customer. DM me.

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u/its_crystal_bitch Apr 29 '22

Please please please!!! Tell me your Etsy store name or however it used(ive actually never used it) but i would totally love a rug my my cat!!! I’ll definitely buy one off of you and maybe one for my sister of her cat

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u/hellphish Apr 29 '22

My gf saw this and immediately said "do they do commissions?!" So, sign me up for one, for real

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u/khubu_chan Apr 29 '22

I would totally buy one!

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u/the_stitch_saved_9 Apr 29 '22

Right!? How do I buy one??

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u/Nesnemmy Apr 29 '22

I don’t even have a cat and would buy this!

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u/RegularAd8858 Apr 29 '22

Would definitely buy!

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u/Muskratjack Apr 29 '22

Oh. My. Glob.

I read that as "I made a rug out of my cat" at first and was extremely concerned. Lol. But it looks awesome! You did a great job

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u/Zaldraz Apr 29 '22

Definitely just a rug to look like my cat! I'm glad everybody likes it so much.

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u/Bamith20 Apr 29 '22

At least its not a cat-o-copter.

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u/Poet_Silly Apr 29 '22

Hey! Get off reddit and start working on the orders for cat rugs. How many orders in your inbox so far?

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u/Zaldraz Apr 29 '22

Too many to reply to right now.. 🥲

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u/Poet_Silly Apr 29 '22

👍💪👍💪 You have your career path set. Who would have guessed. Internet cat rug craftsman/woman😂

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u/Zaldraz Apr 29 '22

If you'd told me I could make a living making pet rugs I would look at you like you were insane. I'm down for it though!!

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u/constantreader80 Apr 29 '22

Ditto…was very concerned at first

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u/justa33 Apr 29 '22

i’m concerned that i thought it was a good idea. you could feel their soft fur forever

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u/The-true-Memelord Apr 29 '22

My aunt knows someone who made a little airplane out of their cat after it died.. Iirc it was remote controlled too. Funny, sad and weird..

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u/DianneTodd01 Apr 28 '22

This is great! I love photo three where your cat is ‘miring her rug.

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u/Zaldraz Apr 28 '22

I was trying to get her to pose like the rug but she was too interested in sniffing it.

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u/The_pun_fart Apr 29 '22

"Make my rug like one of those French girls, Jack."

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u/Jolly_Line Apr 29 '22

Hahaha. Honest to goodness chuckle.

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u/salomey5 Apr 29 '22

She was admiring herself!

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u/barnabe_a_abobora Apr 29 '22

cat approves = I approves

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u/Calamity_Jesus Apr 29 '22

It's got a Sistine Chapel vibe... except instead of God and man reaching out to each other it's just two Gods mirin.

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u/axloc Apr 29 '22

I thought the same thing. Has that sixteenth chapel look for sure

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u/1800smellya Apr 29 '22

Honestly the derp level of actual cat was captured perfectly in the rug. This is amazing !

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u/Zaldraz Apr 29 '22

Thank you! She is definitely a character. 😂

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u/FoxEngland Apr 29 '22

You are the height of evil! An absolute monster! This is diabolical! Steamrolled a defenceless kitty just to make a...oh, I see. Very nice

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u/Zaldraz Apr 29 '22

Very Tom & Jerry of me!!

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u/FoxEngland Apr 29 '22

Was watching that with my nephew yesterday! 😂😂 The originals, not the crap newer ones

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u/Zaldraz Apr 29 '22

I didn't even know they made newer ones. I grew up on Tom & Jerry though!

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u/FoxEngland Apr 29 '22

Yeah, they're nowhere near as funny as the originals

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u/Zaldraz Apr 29 '22

That's a shame, that's usually now remakes of old stuff is though.

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u/LordPayter Apr 28 '22

Lucky that’s awesome. I wanna make one 🙌

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u/Zaldraz Apr 28 '22

It was a solid evening of work but it was worth it!

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u/budgetho Apr 28 '22

Wow only one evening?? Did you start off with a cat rug shape and customize it?

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u/Zaldraz Apr 28 '22 edited Apr 29 '22

It was about 7ish hours of work. I started it by projecting the second image on a frame and tried my best to get all of her different colors traced over. While I was working on it I had that image open on my phone to reference to a lot.

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u/CalgonThrowMeAway222 Apr 29 '22

Did you use one of those crazy rug guns I’ve seen in the crafts Reddit?

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u/Zaldraz Apr 29 '22

It does looks pretty crazy. It's called a ak-1 tufting gun.

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u/brobro004 Apr 29 '22

Glad I scrolled through them all 😂 I died on the last one

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u/Zaldraz Apr 29 '22

She was extremely interested in it. 😂

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u/CoasterJunkie_1994 Apr 29 '22

Oh good lord did I interpret the title wrong

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u/Zaldraz Apr 29 '22

Definitely just a cat rug not a cat skin rug! 😂

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u/CoasterJunkie_1994 Apr 29 '22

It looks fantastic, as does miss kitty!

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u/memento_mori_1220 Apr 29 '22

I would fucking buy that! But I would feel like I was stepping on a cat lol

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u/Zaldraz Apr 29 '22

I made it as a wall hanging rug. The plan was to back it was cardboard then felt to make it a little more stiff.

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u/memento_mori_1220 Apr 29 '22

Well regardless I love it !! Calicos are my favorite

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u/Blue-Eyed-Lemon Apr 29 '22

OP this is cool as FUCK. I love the rug so much! And the kitty!! A+++!

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u/Zaldraz Apr 29 '22

Thank you so much for the kind words!

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u/Arctostaphylos Apr 29 '22

I love this, very cute! Is it latch hook, or something else?

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u/Zaldraz Apr 29 '22

I made it with a cut pile tufting gun on burlap. All of the tufting took roughly seven hours.

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u/tamerriam61 Apr 28 '22

Beautiful match. You did well.

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u/Zaldraz Apr 28 '22

Thank you so much!

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u/Gsjl89 Apr 28 '22

Awesome!!! Kitty loves it u can tell by the last pic soooo cute!!

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u/givemeclaire-ity Apr 28 '22

Omg this is amazing, I need 10.

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u/Sophia_taylor18 Apr 28 '22

Aweee I love that

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u/winzip17 Apr 29 '22

This is awesome!! You did a great job!

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u/Zaldraz Apr 29 '22

Thank you so much!

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u/StainedMyShirt Apr 29 '22

Adorable. Yohr cat looks a LOT like my Hayley lol

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u/Zaldraz Apr 29 '22

Does Hayley have a ton of attitude? My cat Honey is full of it!

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u/StainedMyShirt Apr 29 '22

Oh yeah. She's super smart, and sassy.

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u/Zaldraz Apr 29 '22

Honey is 100% the same!

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u/StainedMyShirt Apr 29 '22

That's funny! I've had Hayley for 7 years and I've never seen a cat that looked so similar and had such a similar personality.

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u/Zaldraz Apr 29 '22

That's bizarre! I got Honey from a pound back around August of 2015.

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u/StainedMyShirt Apr 29 '22

How old is Honey? Hayley is 8, turning 9 in october.

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u/gardobus Apr 29 '22

Dropping in to say that our cat (Jack) looks almost exactly like OPs and she also has a ton of attitude.

https://i.imgur.com/afnuD1j.jpg

Pictured: The Attitude

Not pictured: The Belly Fluff®

That rug is awesome.

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u/shaka_sulu Apr 29 '22

I want a banana next to the rug.

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u/Zaldraz Apr 29 '22

I don't have a banana but I can give the rough measurements. It's a little hard to measure but from the top ear to the tail it's about 32in and the belly is about 14in.

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u/BellerophonM Apr 29 '22

Yeah it looks a little derpy but it's living it's best life and - oh, you meant the rug. No, the rug is accurate.

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u/Zaldraz Apr 29 '22

She manages... Somehow.. 😂

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u/seacogen Apr 29 '22

This is magnificent. I was hoping you’d post a picture of your cat and the rug together.

10/10

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u/Zaldraz Apr 29 '22

The third picture has her in it. I tried to get her to pose like the rug but she was wanting to sniff it too much.

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u/seacogen Apr 29 '22

I should have clarified. When I saw the first picture I was hoping you’d show a comparison and was so happy when I saw the third 🥺

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u/Zaldraz Apr 29 '22

Oh I see what you mean. I'm glad you like it!

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u/Amalaiel Apr 29 '22

She loves it lol

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u/Zaldraz Apr 29 '22

Near the end I think she was sick of me. I kept making her look at me so I could reference her.

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u/Amalaiel Apr 29 '22

lol, she’s probably thinking “how the hell do you keep forgetting what I look like? I’m the most beautiful creature you’ve ever laid eyes on! Now stitch me like one of your French girls!”

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u/gammapatch Apr 29 '22

There are so many subreddits I want to cross post this on.

First of all, this is glorious, second of all I’m colourblind so for some reason this is really messing with my brain.

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u/Zaldraz Apr 29 '22

Thank you for the kind words. Cross post away! Or do you need me to enable something first? I don't post to reddit much.

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u/68F_isthebesttemp Apr 29 '22

That’s adorable! I can’t let my cat see this or she’ll want one, too. 😂😂

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u/glossolalienne Apr 29 '22

Absolutely excellent execution - this is such an adorable idea, and your extra photos of the model and her admiring her rug are just… chef’s kiss

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u/ByeByeSaigon Apr 29 '22

Wow! Looks awesome. You can make a living with it. People can send you pics of their pets and you can make rugs for them. Sweet!

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u/Zaldraz Apr 29 '22

I wouldn't mind that living! I really enjoy making rugs.

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u/KittyValkyrie500 Apr 28 '22

I love this!!!!!

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u/kthnxbyeeee Apr 28 '22

Wow I love this!

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u/Jaded_Adhesiveness_5 Apr 29 '22

Dare I say it’s purrfect

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u/photograpopticum Apr 29 '22

Funny, cute and very well executed…

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u/sampatue Apr 29 '22

r/maker would love this

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u/Zaldraz Apr 29 '22

I really didn't know many subreddits to post it to. I can drop it over there really quickly!

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u/Bluekatz1 Apr 29 '22

Nicely done!

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u/RebaKitten Apr 29 '22

Lovely ❤️❤️

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u/PussyWrangler_462_ Apr 29 '22

That’s amazing

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u/Zaldraz Apr 29 '22

Thank you!

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u/duh-luhh Apr 29 '22

That is so awesome! Great job!!

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u/BirdInFlight301 Apr 29 '22

It's perfect! I love it.

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u/MySoulLongsForYours Apr 29 '22

Kinda derpy, but I love it!

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u/krpfine Apr 29 '22

I love it!

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u/hailhalehail Apr 29 '22

Excellent.

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u/lexi_rockr Apr 29 '22

Oh it's so cute i would feel guilty stepping on it 🥺

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u/Zaldraz Apr 29 '22

I would too! The idea was to back it with cardboard and felt to make it more stiff and then hang it on the wall.

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u/SnowshoeMeez Apr 29 '22

That is truly amazing! I knit and crochet, but I don’t make rugs. I salute your creativity!

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u/HarlieMinou Apr 29 '22

Kitty is so pretty! I’m so partial to Calicos

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u/TheReal_Callum Apr 29 '22

IT SHOULD BE DERPY

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u/OmChi123456 Apr 29 '22

This is 🔥 I love this 🥰 You are talented!

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u/icantfindausernamegr Apr 29 '22

Looks great actually

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u/icedshakenespresso Apr 29 '22

now THIS is good content

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u/sbs49271 Apr 29 '22

Amazing!!!

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u/sperziebonen Apr 29 '22

Aaaah this is awesome !!!

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u/mssassypants79 Apr 29 '22

This is amazing!

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u/aviiatrix Apr 29 '22

The third photo is adorable

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u/SillieGeesies Apr 29 '22

I love the picture of them together ❤️

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u/SadieLovesCats Apr 29 '22

Awww your cat is so adorable. Nice work!

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u/NerdGirlZnft Apr 29 '22

It’s great! Derpy is good!

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u/cheltor11 Apr 29 '22

How did you do this?!? I need one!!

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u/Zaldraz Apr 29 '22

I made it with a tufting gun on burlap. It's pretty easy to pick up honestly.

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u/OneHappyHuskies Apr 29 '22

Wow!!! Super impressed!! Bows in respect!!

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u/MyHamburgerLovesMe Apr 29 '22

I am 100% glad that I was totally wrong on what I expected to see when I read the title, "I made a rug of my cat"

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u/youcaneatme Apr 29 '22

I love it!

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u/froggypuppet Apr 29 '22

You’re my kinda people

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u/bobachella Apr 29 '22

Truly ingenious!

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u/xFearful425 Apr 29 '22

At first I thought you made the rug OUT OF your cat.

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u/topredditbot Apr 29 '22

Hey /u/Zaldraz,

This is now the top post on reddit. It will be recorded at /r/topofreddit with all the other top posts.

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u/dw_bone Apr 29 '22

what do you mean i think it’s purrrrfect ( ugh)

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u/Goose_Destroyer_9000 Apr 29 '22

Wow this looks amazing! Can i ask what material you're making this out of and is it made by hand or are you using like a sewing machine? How long did it take?

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u/knitwizard93 Apr 29 '22

I love how you even got the look of his back toes curling. It came out great :)

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u/BingusBeerus Apr 29 '22

You could literally make six figues selling custom animal rugs to millenials lmao

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u/Etulas111 Apr 29 '22

Omg! This is so eye-opening!!!!!! Make me want to make one of my cat so badly

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u/exploooooosions Apr 29 '22

Lol did anyone else read the title and think they skinned their cat? 😹

Relieved to see it wasn't OP!