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The Most Sopping Wet with Drool Pet Item

May 4, 2009

by Vanessa Bertozzi handmade and vintage goods

…You know, in a good way!  The most drool-worthy pet item (otherwise known as the community favorite) is the Goldfish Cat Bed by natdesigns2003! Yay! (Bursts of fur-ball confetti shoot off! Happy meows! Soft sounds of furry paws clapping!)

Congratulations to all our contestants. The runners up can be seen below and we’ll feature some of these cunning items in the Gift Guides as well.

This week’s round of voting caused additional excitement and squeals because Cuteoverload featured it on their blog! Ooh lala! Special thanks to hatz4brats, whose be-petaled pooch graced the call for votes and stole the whole show.

Want to get involved in next week’s round? Post links to your suggestions in the comments below. We’re looking for gifts for teachers, now that we’re in the end of the semester.


  • beautifulbridget

    beautifulbridget said 11 years ago

    how cute! great selections!

  • missindie

    missindie said 11 years ago

    awwww I want that pug doll!! :] so cute!

  • FancifulForm

    FancifulForm said 11 years ago


  • LaveMeSoapCo

    LaveMeSoapCo said 11 years ago

    my fave things to buy an etsy are cat toys!

  • Whatsupyoursleeve

    Whatsupyoursleeve said 11 years ago

    Love the cat bed. I would never get my cat out. Here is my suggestion for that special teacher.

  • dogties

    dogties said 11 years ago

    Congrats! We love that bed.

  • sandali

    sandali said 11 years ago

    AWSOME features for our furry friends -- classic !! LOVE it -- happy days ;)

  • GalleryJuana

    GalleryJuana said 11 years ago

    Fun ways to show our pets we love them

  • adoreneko

    adoreneko said 11 years ago

    Yay! The fish cat bed is awesome. Love the amazing pet finds on Etsy.

  • dragonhouseofyuen

    dragonhouseofyuen said 11 years ago

    thanks to everyone who voted for Wesley! Great to see him here! usually pink eyed white rabbits spend the longest time at rescues before finding their forever home, so great to see my bag helping these rabbits become popular and loved! Thank you so much :) Gifts for teachers - a small memory jog of why you teach and inspire youngsters

  • swanmountainsoaps

    swanmountainsoaps said 11 years ago

    There are some amazing pet items on etsy! I love that pet portrait by AlloverArt - I am going to have to get one of our pooch! If you are looking for items for teachers, I think this soap by LaveMe is perfect! Handmade soap is a wonderful way to pamper a teacher and the fresh cut grass scent will remind them that they are free for the summer!

  • magpiefelts

    magpiefelts said 11 years ago

    I love that bed! Hilarious!

  • SewnNatural

    SewnNatural said 11 years ago

    yipee! thanks for including Patch the organic pirate dog stuffie... he's in great company.

  • CollectionObsession

    CollectionObsession said 11 years ago

    congrats natdesigns2003. love the bed.

  • OffTheHooks

    OffTheHooks said 11 years ago

    yay!! congrats, i love the goldfish cat bed!

  • EJPcreations

    EJPcreations said 11 years ago

    These are all so amazing how do you choose!!! The cart bed is great, but the three de' cat toys WOW!!!

  • BurgundyDistrict

    BurgundyDistrict said 11 years ago

    I love the realistic portrait! I would love one of my sassy cat... if only she would sit still long enough to take a photo. For the teachers' items, this little modern notebook would brighten their day with the sweet flower that tells of spring to come! No red pen for grading students' papers needed here - this is reserved for the teacher's own midnight thoughts. :)

  • GaffeyArt

    GaffeyArt said 11 years ago

    Great cat bed!

  • BurgundyDistrict

    BurgundyDistrict said 11 years ago

    (Plus, you can personalize the journal with the teacher's name!)

  • IcingOnTheCupcake

    IcingOnTheCupcake said 11 years ago

    Congratulations! That was one of my favorites!

  • ovgilliesdesigns

    ovgilliesdesigns said 11 years ago

    Woooohooo! Happy to see that the Premium Your Pet's Name by silentgoddess made it to this page - it was my favourite! Congrats to everyone!

  • GalleryJuana

    GalleryJuana said 11 years ago

    For teachers, this all purpose card by readingsully2:

  • Thinkoutsidethebox

    Thinkoutsidethebox said 11 years ago

    I adore hand crafted and unique pet items. It is really wonderful to see so many other twisted and obsessed animals lovers. There was such a great showcase of originality combined with usefulness in every piece selected. It really was a very difficult vote for me..Among my faves is the custom realistic pet portrait pendant from Alloverart...Amazing work..

  • thedoghouse

    thedoghouse said 11 years ago

    I love the Goldfish Cat Bed! So many other fabulous items too!

  • 4TheSparrowsNest

    4TheSparrowsNest said 11 years ago

    Hurrah!! I nomiated for this item as well as voted for it. So glad it won; it's adorable!

  • JudiPaintedit

    JudiPaintedit said 11 years ago

    Love the goldfish!!! That is just to cute and clever! Considering my cat beeps trying to go fishing in our tank at home.

  • lacravatteduchien

    lacravatteduchien said 11 years ago

    Haha! I love this orange fish! Yeah! Revenge! For teachers how about this chocolate magnet? Teachers can put their notes in the fridge so they don't forget plus if you give them something sweet you might get some extra points! :P

  • TalismanStudios

    TalismanStudios said 11 years ago

    For a teacher who has long hair, perhaps one of my hair accessories made from vintage buttons? Perhaps a pretty one, with subtle sophistication, such as this:

  • art4milkbones

    art4milkbones said 11 years ago

    For Teachers - for their classroom to inspire students

  • vivilian

    vivilian said 11 years ago

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  • momentintime

    momentintime said 11 years ago

    Alphabet Flower Magnets for teachers:

  • KristysRedBarnBakery

    KristysRedBarnBakery said 11 years ago

    For teachers: - help them stay organized. - for notes and drawings from their students.

  • KristysRedBarnBakery

    KristysRedBarnBakery said 11 years ago A Great smelling candle is always appreciated.

  • babook

    babook said 11 years ago

    so lovely those i would to think to buy :)for my cat

  • BabbidgePatch

    BabbidgePatch said 11 years ago

    super cute ~ like the pocket treat bag, with a new puppy around, we've been carrying around a baggie of reward treats ~

  • cutiepiecompany

    cutiepiecompany said 11 years ago

    This would be a cute card for a teacher! and a stationery bundle would be a nice gift,

  • diffractionfiber

    diffractionfiber said 11 years ago

    Show that geography teacher that you do indeed know where your city is located :)

  • sszumski

    sszumski said 11 years ago

    I love this cat bed, so fun! Congrats!!

  • That70sShoppe

    That70sShoppe said 11 years ago

    That cat bed is really cool. Congrats!

  • ThePeachTree

    ThePeachTree said 11 years ago

    I totally missed this vote!! AGH!

  • Ozknits

    Ozknits said 11 years ago

    When I left HS, I gave my science teacher something similar to this: About three years later I saw him in a store and he pulled it out of his pocket and told me he has carried it everyday and that he enjoys looking through it still. He said it was the most unique gift he had ever received from a student. It wasn't enough to up my grade though.

  • ovgilliesdesigns

    ovgilliesdesigns said 11 years ago

    How about a lovely lariat necklace for a teacher :D

  • momentintime

    momentintime said 11 years ago

    Aprons would be good for craft time. I love this one[]=tags&includes[]=title

  • aBreathofFrenchair

    aBreathofFrenchair said 11 years ago

    Teacher's need time to relax...believe me....I'm a teacher! These would make great gifts for teachers: soap set sweet candle to celebrate summer

  • buttercupbloom

    buttercupbloom said 11 years ago

    I'd like to recommend something a little different for teacher: A beautiful, beaded apple paperweight!!

  • amoronia

    amoronia said 11 years ago

    Lovely!! Congrats to all runners-up!! Well........ I think I know something about what teachers like as gifts............... (winks) So, instead of the usual things, I would like to suggest the following: Bracelet watch: Bracelet earrings set: Necklace: They are even good for classroom activities!! Tested on real students, too!!

  • papermode

    papermode said 11 years ago

    My suggestion for teachers: Would make a great pencil jar!!!

  • JAdamsDesigns

    JAdamsDesigns said 11 years ago

    Such cute stuff!!!

  • codyscreations

    codyscreations said 11 years ago

    Congrats natdesigns2003!!! We might have to add a cat to our household of dogs just to get that bed :)

  • mythunderstood

    mythunderstood said 11 years ago

    omg, the stuffed dog portrait - fab!!!!

  • ThreeFive18

    ThreeFive18 said 11 years ago

    oh my gosh everything is sooo awesome!! i so NEED that goldfish bed!!! ahhh :)

  • TheBrassHussy

    TheBrassHussy said 11 years ago

    that is one adorable cat bed. How about a nice pair of earrings for your teacher to wear out to dinner to celebrate school is out?

  • 3dots

    3dots said 11 years ago

    LOVE the cat bed!!

  • myzoetrope

    myzoetrope said 11 years ago

    Goldfish Cat bed cracks me up! Original miniature Mister Worm in Apple painting fit for a teacher: recipe cards:

  • BellaLili

    BellaLili said 11 years ago

    I love the goldfish cat bed. A great gift for a teacher would be something inspiring and touching. Often they are over-worked underpaid and mistreated by those they hope to teach. This quote says it all: "One hundred years from now, it will not matter what my bank account was, how big my house was, or what kind of car I drove. But the world may be a little better, because I was important in the life of a child."–Forest E. Witcraft i.e. Listing # 21606425 or Listing # 23027288 or use this to write your own special message

  • privateluxury

    privateluxury said 11 years ago


  • Karmacrochet

    Karmacrochet said 11 years ago

    I voted for the goldfish cat bed, I think is fabulous!

  • Iammie

    Iammie said 11 years ago


  • lilimandrill

    lilimandrill said 11 years ago

    Teachers in holidays have now time to right in their diary. Here is a vintage notebook that make think of a romantic vacation in Venice :

  • SherryDoleArt

    SherryDoleArt said 11 years ago

    A wonderful collection of items for pets. My critters would love them all!

  • TreasuresFromHawaii

    TreasuresFromHawaii said 11 years ago

    Oh my gosh - my cat would ADORE that fish...he loves anywhere he can "hide" and peek out! :D My suggestion for those special(and many times unappreciated) teachers is a little hint on where they can take a much needed vacation(or a memoir of a special one they can remember or look forward to during work)! God bless...

  • zeropumpkin

    zeropumpkin said 11 years ago

    :D i love all pets

  • CollarMeGorgeous

    CollarMeGorgeous said 11 years ago

    Thanks for including my Collar - All these items are fantastic so congratulations to everyone! :D

  • KatyScudieri

    KatyScudieri said 11 years ago

    I do like the goldfish bed! :) And I always like the custom painted portraits, but wow, a custom stuffed animal! Ha ha! Love it! I have 2 items that might be good for the teachers out there: a pendant that says "Thinking" and one that says "Pensive" Can't wait to see the next round of voting!! Yay democracy!

  • Tumus

    Tumus said 11 years ago

    i must vote on this immediately LOL

  • dbabcock

    dbabcock said 11 years ago

    Male or female teacher item: And I once received a letter opener that I appreciated. Something like this might be nice:[]=tags&includes[]=title

  • jodieflowers

    jodieflowers said 11 years ago

    What fun!!! I love them all!

  • NYCrochet

    NYCrochet said 11 years ago

    Woo-hoo! I'm in the Storque! Thanks! I have lots of teacheriffic items in my store, too, having been a teacher myself for several years. If it's not pushing it too much to promote myself twice (like that would stop me), I think my Tequila scarf, made of lightweight bamboo, is perfect for those nights of drinking you can be sure your teacher is planning.

  • bittersweetdesign

    bittersweetdesign said 11 years ago

    great stuff for the pets - they deserve it don't they? with all the love they give - animals are the best!

  • auleecreations

    auleecreations said 11 years ago

    The cat bed is very funny... Bravo !!!

  • redyellowandblueink

    redyellowandblueink said 11 years ago

    Oh boy-the pet items are soooo great, I love all the super cute adorable animals in the photo-shoots. hmmmm, teacher gifts, while the thought of school brings back feelings of dread, even after all these years every now and then a feeling of relief comes over me that I no longer have homework. This item has it all-relaxing while educational, incorporates wild life, recycling and giving back. And the price is nice for kids and teachers.

  • siennaorlando

    siennaorlando said 11 years ago

    I'm still kickin' over that Business Boy Tie!!! I could just see our little Lhasa in that! Teacher's are often crafty people. My 4th Grade teacher, Mrs. House, taught use sewing and cross-stitching!

  • marciejanedesigns

    marciejanedesigns said 11 years ago

    Between my daughter's cats and my dog, I could buy one of everything! I would like to enter my "Word Play" necklace: And~because teachers are always movin and grovin, these earrings would be great. The are not to big and bulky, yet really beautiful! Thanks♥

  • JulieWebb

    JulieWebb said 11 years ago

    Wow, some hilarious and cute pet items people are makin' here on Etsy! Well done! :) For teachers, a set of gift cards makes a lovely small but useful gift, they could use them one at a time as cards or hang/pin them on the wall for an instant room brightening:§ion_id=5580698 :)

  • merlinsbarkproducts

    merlinsbarkproducts said 11 years ago

    Love the goldfish cat bed - it is hilarious!

  • BirdWatching

    BirdWatching said 11 years ago

    OH! I found so many cute new faves on here!!

  • tinybirdarts

    tinybirdarts said 11 years ago

    For a teachers gift, some cute labels with her/his name to put on their books & other class property. Good with or without the address

  • LittleStudioJewels

    LittleStudioJewels said 11 years ago

    The fish bed is simply genius! For teachers who like to send cards: or

  • wilsons

    wilsons said 11 years ago

    for teachers:

  • natdesigns2003

    natdesigns2003 said 11 years ago

    Thanks, everyone that voted for my GoldFish CatBed. I really appreciate it. I loved reading all the comments. And appreciate all the feedback. Thanks so much!!!!

  • TheLoudLion

    TheLoudLion said 11 years ago

    wow ! wonderful contest and congratulations to the golfish bed winner!! :)

  • tailwaggers

    tailwaggers said 11 years ago

    This fish has so much personality. I wonder if he really likes the taste of that cat! Really fine sewing! Very very cute! I'm sure the cats and even the little dogs would loveit. But it makes us humans laugh too! Great Work! Hats off to you!! Congradulations!!

  • NaughtyCatCards

    NaughtyCatCards said 11 years ago

    Just the the fish bed, what a neat concept! keep up the great work.

  • Jinglebobs

    Jinglebobs said 11 years ago

    Congrats to everyone who got nominated! What wonderful gifts for the fur babies in our lives!

  • FashionTouch

    FashionTouch said 11 years ago

    Congrats to natdesigns2003! Really cute bed!!!!

  • FashionTouch

    FashionTouch said 11 years ago

    My most memorable teacher was the Teacher of Geography in grade 8-10. She always had so many interesting stories and she always brought so many different natural items from her trips. Yet she always stayed so elegant and many of us would copy her style. That is why I would suggest this item, reminds me of her classes:

  • paperpatternsilk

    paperpatternsilk said 11 years ago

    That fish bed is just delightful. So cute and funny!

  • faeriegood

    faeriegood said 11 years ago

    I loved so many of the items in this collection,it was tough to choose just one!! Here's my suggestion for a great teacher's gift. It's a canvas tote that was lined and embroidered with a pretty basket of spring flowers.Teachers are always needing things like this to lug their homework in.

  • RubyStudios

    RubyStudios said 11 years ago

    I voted for that funny cat bed! :) Teachers are most paramount. I have two from my school experience that still mean the world to me. They cared when most others did not. In a sense, they were guardian angels to me, which is the meaning behind this paperweight...

  • ireneagh

    ireneagh said 11 years ago

    Lovely Cat bed!!!! hahaahu!! So nice and funny!! :D

  • Shandells

    Shandells said 11 years ago

    Love them all

  • psarokokalo

    psarokokalo said 11 years ago

    xxxmmmm for teachers .... i guess a wise owl will be the one from me i love the staffed god!!

  • psarokokalo

    psarokokalo said 11 years ago

    oh no! dog i meant xixixi!

  • littlebirdtoo

    littlebirdtoo said 11 years ago

    Teachers stationery set from me

  • TianaCHE

    TianaCHE said 11 years ago

    Thank you for including funny dogs for treasury! Very nice!

  • ShaggyChic

    ShaggyChic said 11 years ago

    Everyone check out little Bo's modeling debut!

  • marymoondesigns

    marymoondesigns said 11 years ago

    A zippy pouch would make a fun present for a teacher

  • mvegan5

    mvegan5 said 11 years ago

    LOVE these wonderful choices! ;0) Great to see members of our great team, Etsy for Animals, featured here, and the winner is so awesome!

  • RomanceCatsAndWhimsy

    RomanceCatsAndWhimsy said 10 years ago

    I especially love the goldfish cat bed -- ha ha. I have to get one of these. :)

  • PawPawsWorkshop

    PawPawsWorkshop said 10 years ago

    Love anything that has to do with pets.

  • Tina669

    Tina669 said 10 years ago

    I love that bed! Hilarious!

  • crazyaboutcatnip

    crazyaboutcatnip said 10 years ago

    I don't know which I love more, the bed, or the picture of the bed with the cat's tail hanging out. Great Job!

  • justlikeyouimagined

    justlikeyouimagined said 10 years ago

    Love the cat and dog ties! Gotta get one for my dog.

  • TuscanBlooms

    TuscanBlooms said 10 years ago

    THIS IS SO CUTE!!! Do they have any for small dogs??

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