Now here’s something you don’t see every day: a medium-large cat tree which is easy on the human eye, has plenty to offer our finicky feline friends, and which won’t break the bank.
The Scorched Wood Cat Tree from ZooplusUK is made from top-quality natural materials. The sturdy wooden base and posts ensure the tree is stable enough to remain standing during energetic play sessions, and the raised water hyacinth baskets and den provide opportunities for hiding and spying (both of which feature in the top ten of All Time Favourite Cat Hobbies). Sections of the posts are covered in 10mm sisal rope, which will withstand a lot of scratching – good news for your cat and your armchairs/sofas/wallpaper etc. I also like the way the sisal is positioned at different heights to suit various sizes of cat and accommodate different preferences for scratching positions.
Measurements: H139cm x L58cm x W58cm
Available from ZooplusUK for £99.90.
Independent UK fashion label, These Folk, have a love for all things feline which has inspired these three great cat t-shirts.
The unashamedly kitsch, but nevertheless informative Copious Cats (above) available in white or grey, in Small, Medium and Large for £20.00. The Copious Cats design is also available as a tank and a sweatshirt.
The never-a-truer-word-spoken Crafty Cat, available in white or grey, in Small, Medium and Large for £20.00.
My personal favourite: Catnatomy, available in white or grey, in Small, Medium and Large for £20.00.
Or, if you’re after something a little more feminine, the Cat Print Tee will do very nicely thank you. Available in Small, Medium and Large for £39.99.
(Via six out of ten)
Great news for the UK’s cats: new company, 3 Fat Cats, are about to start selling an exciting new range of cardboard cat furniture here in the UK!
Top: Fat Cat Stool/Play Den
Fat Cat Lounger
3 Fat Cats is the brainchild of Kim Manners. Kim aims to provide the UK’s cat lovers with attractive, eco-friendly cardboard cat furniture at an affordable price – which I very much like the sound of, as I love a bargain as I much as I love cardboard cat furniture.
Fat Cat Recliner
The 3 Fat Cats range of products will be going on sale at the end of September. Initially stocks will be limited; but, if you’ve seen anything that tickles your fancy, you can click on the order enquiry button on the 3 Fat Cats Products page and leave a message – this will guarantee you the opportunity to purchase the object of your desires when it becomes available. If you register an interest in a product which is over-subscribed you’ll receive an email to let you know when it will next be available.
Fat Cat Chaise Lounge
Prices range from £9.99 – £24.99.
Here are two of Kim’s Cats Protection Lanarkshire rescue cats enjoying some product samples.
Rocky getting stuck into the Fat Cat Activity Scratch with Ball…
…and the Fat Cat Rocking Chair…
…and Milly putting the Fat Cat Chaise Lounge through its paces.
I tend to find the majority of cat feeding mats fall into two categories: tacky or twee. Not so these handsome slate numbers from Pets Made Personal, which will make an attractive addition to the kitchen floor, and can also be personalised with your cat’s name .
The slate feeding mats are available in three designs and two sizes:
Cat Head Large (48cm x 26cm) £35.00; Cat Head Small (34.5cm x 18.5cm) £25.00.
Rectangular (35cm x 25cm) £20.00.
Fish Large (38cm x 39cm) £35.00; Fish Small (28cm x 25cm) £25.00.
The slate mats can be personalised with your cat’s name for an extra £10.00. There’s a choice of two fonts, and a handy preview feature so you can get an idea of how your mat will look before you order. All mats are made from 4mm thick riven slate, have non-slip rubber feet and are treated with a food-safe oil finish.
Pets Made Personal also make acrylic feeding mats – probably a safer choice for those of us with clumsy tendencies.
The mats are made from 2mm clear acrylic, with a choice of 14 different backing colours. These mats can also be personalised, with either black or white text and an option of five emblem designs.
Acrylic Feeding Mat (48cm x 33cm) £35.00. As far as I can make out the price is the same for personalised and non-personalised versions of this mat.
Pets Made Personal feeding mats are handcrafted, so please allow 5 – 7 days for delivery.
The rest of the Pets Made Personal Cat Range is worth a look too – I particularly like the tweed Cat Cushions.
Strictly speaking this is a unisex garment, available in sizes XS – XL, but I’m calling it a cat man t-shirt as it’s so rare to find a cat tee that a bloke may actually wear.
The Lazer Cats T-shirt, featuring a trio of fearsome lazer-eyed kitties from outer space, is made from 100% certified organic, fair trade cotton, and is available from DEDICATED for £29.00 (price includes UK delivery).
Good new for fans of stylish litter boxes: La Poopoopeedo, by French company, Sin Design, is now on sale here in the UK! Specially 4 Cats have La Poopoopeedo available in Black and White for £74.95 (inc UK delivery).
For more details on the marvellously named Poopoopeedo, you can check out this post I wrote back in March. But in a nutshell: La Poopoopeedo is a super-sleek, egg-shaped litter box, made from very durable plastic, which has an alternative use as a cat den, and can even be used as a year-round outdoor cat shelter – providing you cover the holes in the lid to keep the rain out.
I’m definitely adding a Poopoopeedo to my wishlist… just need to decide whether to have it indoors as a litter box or outside as a cat shelter.