Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Cats Love Cuddles and Comfort, THIS Cat Loves Cat Beds from Coccolino Creations!



One of the many joys of being a pet blogger are the people that  I am lucky enough to meet along this wild and wacky journey. The talent that so many of them possess is mind-boggling. I can barely keep up with two blogs, and there are so many talented bloggers who have a myriad of interests that many have turned into lucrative ventures. Today I am thrilled to introduce you to one of them, many of you already know her!


I have been reading the charming blog Coccolino My Mini Pet Pig for quite some time, and find his adventures to be entertaining, humorous and delightful! One day recently I was reading, and learned that Coccolino's Mom, (Katie), was opening her own shop on Etsy, and she was showcasing the most adorable cat beds there!

See for yourself:

From Coccolino Creations "We are huge animal lovers and we want to help them all and since that is impossible we are taking a percentage of the proceeds of EVERY sale to put towards pet beds and pet blankets that we will make and donate. Your purchase will help animal shelter pets be comfortable too."

These beds are MACHINE WASHABLE on GENTLE CYCLE on COLD, TUMBLE DRY LOW and just FLUFF UP!!



I fell completely in love with these beds and contacted Katie and asked if she would be interested in being featured on our blog. To my complete and utter joy, she accepted!

Tonight, while reading the description of her shop, I realized it was only fitting that Cody  was featuring her on his blog!  Read this excerpt about her shop and then I will tell you why:

"Coccolino” means “little cuddlebug” in Italian and is also the name of our mischievous but irresistible pet mini pig. Coccolino is the cuddliest pet we have ever had (we’ve had them all!). He would cuddle – and eat – all day long if he could.

With him in mind, we have named our pet shop Coccolino Creations because we want to emphasize that we hand make every item to be as cuddly as possible for your pet.

We make items for all kinds of pets: pet pigs, dogs, cats, rabbits, etc. We strive to make your pet comfy and warm and we hope our pet products bring you abundant cuddles."

When I adopted Cody, his foster mother referred to him as being a "little cuddlebug" and our Vet also has called him the same thing many times since. To this day, Cody is MY "little cuddlebug". It was meant to be that we feature Coccolino's Mom!

Working with Katie was a complete joy. We emailed back and forth, she sent me fabric swatches to choose from and the entire process was a breeze. Then, Cody's bed arrived!


It arrived beautifully wrapped with a charming card and had information about the bed. When I removed the bed from the packaging I was taken with the superb craftsmanship, attention to detail, the SOFTNESS, OH THE SOFTNESS! (It made ME want to curl up and go to sleep on it!!) Want to hear one of the BEST parts about this bed? It is REVERSIBLE!!!!! There are TWO DIFFERENT SIDES!!

THE BLUE SIDE


Cody found a sunpuddle and began making biscuits, this bed brought out the ULTIMATE sign of CONTENTMENT!!!




I think one of the reasons Cody LOVES this bed is it is reminiscent of his "donut" that he brought with him from his Foster home. This is thicker MUCH thicker than that, but with the lower sides, I think Cody is being taken back to his kittenhood and is loving every minute of it! He loved his old donut bed that he outgrew years ago.

NOW THE GRAY SIDE!!
Bed prices range from $25-$46, depending on the size of the cat, dog (or even a mini pet pig!) 
Cody LOVES the kitties all over the side of the bed!

The best thing I have done so far is to make dozens of pet beds that I have donated to Lollypop Farm, a local animal shelter. My goal was - and still is - to continue making beds for these caged pets so they can use them as a source of comfort and hopefully take with them to their forever home.

For each item I sell, a percentage of the proceeds will go towards material for the shelter beds I make and donate. My philosophy is that every pet should have the chance to be cozy and warm, a lesson that Coccolino has taught me.

My goal in opening this shop is to sell the pet beds and pet blankets that I truly take pride in making and also give back to those shelter animals. I love the creativity I can embrace and I love to imagine bringing warmth and happiness to the lucky pet using them.

Thank you for taking a look and thank you for considering us for your pet. We know you have many choices and we know it's an important one.

Pets are part of the family and we hope your family will consider ours with our Coccolino cuddle beds and cuddle blankets!



Katie tries to add new products almost daily, she often hosts give-aways and promotions and LOVES her customers nearly as much as she loves Coccolino!! (Well, maybe not THAT much! Kidding!!) She is also happy to work with you to create a custom project or gift.


Katie also likes to spoil her customers with BONUS SURPRISES every now and then. Check out the bonus surprise that she gave to our boy Dakota!!!

A DOG BONE TOY!!!
That was such a surprise and so incredibly thoughtful! Toy prices are on average about $5-$7. Dakota's has a "squeaker" in it and he has had this toy for a couple of weeks now and it is still there!

As a  treat for our readers, Katie is offering a special 15% OFF DISCOUNT CODE!!  The code is Cody15 and will be valid until MARCH 11th. ALSO: THERE WILL BE A "TOKEN OF APPRECIATION" for the FIRST FIVE PEOPLE who purchase either a BED or a BLANKET!! Click here to visit her shop now!

Now, if you will excuse me, Cody wants to take a nap....



Thank you for my PAWTASTIC BED!! I LOVE IT!!!!!
 Love, Cody



63 comments:

  1. I love the beds! So awesome! Cody could easily be Eugene from these pics, it's so funny!!

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    1. We love the beds too!!!! I know, Cody and Eugene are twins!! xoxoxo

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  2. Those beds are amazing! I may need to look into one for Truffles. She already has 3 cat beds but a girl can never have too many, right? :)

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    1. right, I think she would love the pink one :)

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  3. Wow! That bed does look really awesome!

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  4. Katie makes beautiful pet beds. They look extremely comfortable!

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  5. These cat beds are great and you did a wonderful job showcasing them!

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  6. Those are great Caren and we can see that the bed got the seal of approval from Cody. Have a terrific Tuesday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  7. Aw, that's an awesome bed! And Cody looks adorable in it!

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  8. What a great bed. We love that it has two differently-colored sides. That's like having two different beds.

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  9. That's a fine looking bed! The design is so clever too!

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    1. I know, it sure is! I LOVE that it is reversible!!

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  10. We just love Cocco and Miss Katie and we also think she makes incredible and beautiful beds and blankies (and toys!!). We were thrilled when she decided to do her own shop - everything is made beautifully AND she makes beds to donate to a shelter - how absolutely SWEET is that?! Cody looks very comfy in his bed and Dakota looks happy with his squeaky bone. Life is good. We wish Katie TONS of success!

    Hugs, Sammy and Pam

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    1. We love her too and were happy to feature her. Cody loves that bed and we wish her tons of success too!!! ((((hugs)))) back. Oh and Dakota loves his bone!

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  11. My cats would be all over those and if they were bigger, Bailie and I would love them too. We tend to like cat bed type dog beds. Beds have to be machine washable at our house too! Great review.

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  12. Emma, she will do custom orders....they can be made in larger sizes. Thanks so much!

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  13. LOVE everything about this! And Cody with his biscuit making is a really stamp of approval! Thank you for reviewing/sharing...and I love that Dakota got a toy too! xoxo

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    1. Amelia thank you!!! Yep, you know once they make biscuits there, they are hooked! You are most welcome, thank you for reading and yes, Dakota is a happy camper too! xoxo

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  14. Wow, Caren, that was a VERY kind review - thank you, thank you, thank you! I really appreciate you spreading the word and of course I am mostly grateful that Cody enjoys his bed and Dakota likes the bone toy! You really were so kind to do a review! xoxo

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    1. Katie Hi!!! It wasn't "kind" it was the TRUTH! Your beds are superb and what you do for the animals is also. It is my pleasure to help spread the word! Cody LOVES LOVES LOVES his bed (as you can see!) Dakota LOVES his toy too! xoxo

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  15. Oh wow! That stuff is great!! That bed looks SO comfy!! The shapew to it looks like something kitties would really love!!!
    I love that cute little piggies blog!!!! So Adorable!
    (husky hugz))

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  16. Way to go Cody. YOU look very comfy cozy in your new bed and what a great write up for Cocco!!

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  17. So cool!! We want one of those. We know Coccolino and think the beds are great!! So happy for them. - Crepes.

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  18. SUPER cute, Cocco and Cody!!!
    What a terrific review : )
    We just love Cocco and Katie. We hope their new biz is wildly successful!
    : )

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    1. Awwww thank you!!!!!! We love them too and hope the same!

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  19. That is one terrific review and those beds do look great and comfy too. Hope her new enterprise is very successful. We thing that Cocco is great too. We read her blog all the time. Have a great day.

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    1. Marg thankj you so much! OMC these beds are the BEST!!! We love Katie and Cocco too! You have a great day as well! xoxo

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  20. I so gotta get me at least one of those!

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    1. Oh I hope so!! You will LOVE IT!! Use Cody's discount!!!

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  21. Cody you are a lucky cat. You have a very nice bed. I love the grey side.
    I am not very found of cat's bed, but this one seems so comfortable ..
    We will have a look at Cocollino's blog.
    Ronrons.
    Hisia

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    1. I am a lucky cat and I have to agree with you, I think I look super handsome in the gray side :)
      Love, Cody

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  22. Cocco sure is making some awesome fancy schmantzy beds
    Lily & Edward

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  23. Love Coco and these beds. Thanks for giving me another talking point idea for my BlogPaws presentation.

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  24. We think those beds are AWESOME! We're gonna pester the mom until she gets us one.

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  25. How absolutely gorgeous. Katie is very talented. I expect she can only ship to the US though! :(

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    1. I'm not sure, I would visit her shop and poke around and maybe you can find out, or maybe she will come back and answer that :)

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    2. I have shipped an item to Henry of mythreemoggies and would happily ship a ready made or custom bed to Austin. I know shipping is expensive so if you decide to get one please contact me ahead of time to see how we can work something out :-)

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  26. Very pretty. I love homemade items. Always made with care.
    Sue B

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  27. Those are beautiful beds! And we can see why you love yours, Cody -- it looks super comfy!

    And mom and dad think it's great that they are machine washable and dry-able. :)

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  28. WHAT a fabulous bed! Mes gots a gorgeous cat pad from Coccho's Mommy last March (http://catfromhell.wordpress.com/2013/03/05/wonderful-wednesday/) and a Catnip Fish when me winned the sexiest couple at the Valentine Ball! And BOTH had my name on them! Mes has LOVES (ok but, slobbered and chewed) the fishy to death, and mes sleeps on my pad every day!
    Me is going to has to check out the shop!
    Kisses
    Nellie

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  29. Wow, those are really beautiful beds and so great that Cody loves it so much, sounds wonderful!

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  30. Those beds look great - pretty and practical.

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  31. Your new bed looks furry comfy , Cody !
    I will send my mom-person over to Coccolina´s Etsy shop at once :)

    XOXO

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    1. It is MEOWVELOUS!!!! I love it!!! If your Mom gets one, please have her use my discount code! Also, she will ship out of the country which I think you already know :)

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  32. Those beds are beautiful and look soooo comfy ! Not too big, not too small, paws up for Coccolino ! Purrs

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  33. I love those beds and what a great business! I will definitely be visiting her site. I think her little pig is so precious!

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    1. I do too! I hope she does super well and the fact that she donates makes it even better! We love Coccolino too!!!

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  34. Oh my gosh, those beds are adorable! I love them! I can't wait to browse her site and shop and find some beds for my kitties. Thanks for sharing about this! Also loving that she donates her beds to a local shelter.

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    1. I know!! Aren't they? I just love them and Cody does too! So glad you are going to check out her site! You are most welcome! If you get one, be sure to use Cody's discount code!!!!

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  35. that is really adorable! I have no doubt she'll be wildly successful.

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  36. Oh Cody, I just love your bed! I read her announcement on her blog and have been thinking about ordering a bed too. Except, I want to see if she can make an extra small one for Nibblet. SO thank you for the code guys! And the reminder, because I keep forgetting.

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    1. Hi Ann! Thank you!! I do too!!! Ohhh an extra small one for Niblet would be too adorable!!! I wanna see! So glad you got the code, have a great day! Love, Cody

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  37. These are Pawesome,,,how lucky is Cody!!

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