As I type this, there is a cat edging out my laptop, demanding all of my lap and attention. Over the year, our house has been home to four cats, foster dogs, friends’ pets and our newest furry addition, a hamster named Popsicle. We love our pets and enjoy showering them with affection, even if they are not always as enthusiastic about it as we are — like when we dress them in tiny bandanas. Here, I’ve made a DIY bandana for both dogs and cats, with a special adaptation for cats to wear safely using a break-away collar. I wouldn’t trust a cat in a traditional bandana since they are troublemakers and could hurt themselves if it got snagged around their necks.