Pet Origami

To accompany this week’s creative pet calendar events, I thought I’d share a fun activity that my husband and I did with our pets a few years ago. Inspired by an online photo gallery, we made paper eyes and mouths for our pets. Supplies needed were pretty simple: paper, colored pencils, and scissors. The pets included our then middle-aged toy poodle, our one-year-old tortoise cat, and an adopted senior silky terrier who passed away in May 2015. What follows are the results.

Amazingly, Cinder was the most patient. She held a pose three times for me. And then again three times for Andy. She even let Andy hold a mouth in front of her!

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Our normally tolerant Barnaby proved less cooperative. We even used obedience training against him, giving the strict command to: “STAY!” We managed to get the below reluctant poses, before Barnaby dug in his heels. So much for all those dollars and hours on classes!

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Our normally tolerant poodle was less cooperative. We used obedience training against Barnaby and told him: “STAY!” He posed four times for Andy. All those dollars and hours on classes were well spent. 🙂 

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Finally, we let our pets say “Good night”. And they all forgave us for subjecting them to such undignified shots.

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Interested in seeing more examples of pet eyes? I couldn’t find the original article that inspired my husband but, according to Bored Panda, the activity is popular in Japan.

If you try this at home, post your creations!

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