Thursday, November 3, 2016
A Basket of Adorable
You know our famous IBKC pink basket. The one I purchased for Butterbean back in 2006 when she was just a wee thing? The one that's held over 50 litters of kittens and been washed as many times? The one that's been photographed a squillion times?
Well,t's starting to get a little worn and it's starting to uncoil. I've had to repair it on many occasions, but one of these days, we're going to have to retire it.
I did some searching online, dug pretty deep, and finally figured out who manufactured it -- a wholesale company called Carrie Belle's Calicos. I sent an email to see if I would be able to place an order ad get a couple for us and some for our kitty-wrangling friends, too. I got a quick response delivering the disappointing news that they were no longer in business.
This basket it the perfect kitten basket: the weight, the size, it's durable, washable and the kittens love it. I dread the day we have to say goodbye to it.
I know there are similar things out on the market, but it really is this exact style of basket by this company that I'm looking for. It's perfection.
There must be a couple of them out there in the world, hiding on a shelf in the back of a pet store SOMEWHERE. If you happen to see one, do lets know. I'll be watching ebay and hoping one pop up there.
Until them, I'll just keep on repairing it, because as I mentioned before, kittens do love it.
UPDATE: Thanks to super sleuth Kelly, baskets have been located and I have ordered 2, which should get us through the next 20 years!! HOORAY! Thank you, Kelly!!