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Cute Cat Boot Socks!

cat boot socks from scarflovers

These 100% cotton boot socks are from Turkish Etsy shop, ScarfLovers.  Each sock features half a cat face, and the socks form a complete cat face as a pair.  Very cute!  But if you buy a pair you may be stuck for an uncontrived way of showing your cute cat socks off to your cute cat friends.  How about this for an idea: “Hey!  Let’s all take our boots off and see who can get their feet the closest together…. Ooh, I win… And look, my socks are forming a cat face!”  You’re welcome.

Available in one-size-fits-all for £7.42 from Scarflovers.

Giveaway! The Cat Caravan – Stylish Cardboard Playhouse by Make Them Roar

cat caravan - stylish cat playhouse by make them roar

A very happy New Year to you and your cats, and what better way to start 2015 than with a giveaway.  But this is no ordinary giveaway, so you’ll have to pay close attention…

Right then: the lovely Bettina, who writes Make Them Roar (the style guide for the fashionable cat – well worth subscribing to, if you don’t already), has teamed up with fellow cat woman, Merle, to create the Cat Caravan – a stunning piece of cardboard cat furniture, guaranteed to look the business in any home.

This stylish, cardboard playhouse has been designed with durability in mind, and the combination of sturdy double-walled cardboard and clever construction ensures the Cat Caravan can withstand a real battering, even from multiple cats.  Check out this video of Tiger and Lilly putting a Caravan through its paces:

The Cat Caravan allows for playing/lounging on two levels, and features several peepholes, which facilitate interactive play and also provide cats with ample opportunity to spy on their humans (spying on humans has resided in the top three of the the annual feline Popular Pastimes list since its origination in Ancient Egypt in 2000 BC).  And, as if all that wasn’t enough, the Caravan comes with two cute cardboard toys for additional fun.

The Caravan also has excellent eco-credentials – it’s fully recyclable, is made in Britain from 100% recycled cardboard, printed with water-based inks, and comes as a flat pack, which simply folds together without the need for glue.

cat caravan - stylish cat playhouse by make them roar

General Teddington & Mr Spats – Bettina’s two Battersea rescue boys.

Now, here’s why this is a giveaway with a difference: the Cat Caravan hasn’t gone into production yet – Bettina and Merle are currently running a Cat Caravan Kickstarter campaign to gain funding for the first batch of Caravans to roll off the production line.  If you’re unsure what a Kickstarter campaign involves, please click on the link above for further info, otherwise this giveaway prize may not make any sense.

OK, so now we’re all clear about what a Kickstarter campaign actually is, I can reveal the giveaway prize….. The lucky winner of the Cat Caravan giveaway will receive a £25 Kickstarter pledge in their name.  This means that if the campaign is successful, the winner will get their hot little paws on a Cat Caravan, once they go into production at some point during February; but if the campaign is unsuccessful (which would be a real shame), the pledge will be converted to a £25 voucher to spend on some cool cat goodies in the Make Them Roar store – so the winner will receive a prize worth £25 whatever the outcome of the campaign.

The Cat Caravan giveaway is open to entries from anywhere in the whole world!  In order to enter the giveway, all you need to do is leave a comment at the end of this post.  Entries must be in before midnight 1st February 2015.

It would also be great if you could share either this post or the Cat Caravan Kickstarter page on social media, and ask your cat-minded friends and family to do the same, as the more cat people get to hear of the campaign, the more chance it has of success.  The campaign ends at midnight 1st February 2015.  (Sharing the campaign isn’t an entry requirement for the giveaway, it would just be very nice of you!)

And now for the giveaway rules – a dull read, but necessary for legal reasons.

To enter the giveaway, leave a comment at the end of this post.  Entries must be in before midnight 1st February 2015.  The winner will be selected by a random electronic draw on 1st February 2015 and notified by email.  If the prize is not claimed within two weeks of notification a new winner will be selected.  The winner will receive one £25 pledge for the Cat Caravan Kickstarter campaign.  If the campaign is successful, the winner will receive one Cat Caravan, once they go into production during February 2015.  If the campaign is unsuccessful, the winner will receive one £25 voucher during February 2015.  The prize is not transferable and is dependent on the outcome of the Cat Caravan Kickstarter campaign.

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Christmas Giveaway! Learn to Speak Cat 2 by Anthony Smith – the Purrfect Stocking Filler for Cat People

the latest mews: learn to speak cat 2 by anthony smith

It’s Christmas Giveaway time, and one lucky Cool for Cats UK reader will win a copy of The Latest Mews: Learn to Speak Cat 2 by Anthony Smith!

the latest mews - learn to speak cat 2 by anthony smith

The Latest Mews is a humorous take on the world from a feline perspective, and would make a great Christmas gift for any cat lover.  Actually, I’d better make that any cat lover over the age of 12, as a couple of the cartoons contain very minor swearage.

the latest mews - learn to speak cat 2, anthony smith

Many of the cartoons are based around visual puns and witty one-liners, so if you’re a fan of comedians like Tim Vine and Milton Jones, you’ll definitely appreciate Anthony Smith’s cat cartoons.

the latest mews - learn to speak cat two by anthony smith

To enter the giveaway, simply leave a comment at the end of this post and also pop over to the Learn to Speak Cat Facebook page and give that a like.  ENTRIES FOR THIS GIVEAWAY MUST BE IN BEFORE MIDNIGHT ON THURSDAY 18th DECEMBER so that I can post the book to the winner on the 19th, which should mean it to arrives in time for Christmas – providing the postal gods are with us, that is.

Giveaway rules: This giveaway is only open to entries from UK addresses.  Entries must be in before midnight on 18/12/2014.  To enter you must leave a comment at the end of this post and also ‘Like’ the Learn to Speak Cat Facebook page.  The winner will receive one copy of The Latest Mews – Learn to Speak Cat 2 by Anthony Smith, which will be posted by Royal Mail 1st Class on Friday 19th December 2014.

7 Unisex Xmas Stocking Fillers for Cat People

purrtrait cat coaster by simon hart

If you’re looking for a Yuletide treat for a fellow cat person, here’s a selection of seven small gifts or stocking fillers, which should be sufficiently unisex to appeal to that elusive creature, the Cat Man.  And, in keeping with the Christmas tradition of goodwill, three of the products I’ve featured are being sold in aid of charities, so if you buy one of these you’re really giving a double gift – one to the charity and one to the recipient of your pressie.  Which is very nice indeed.

First up these very debonair Purrtrait Cat Coasters by Simon Hart (above).  A series of nine coasters featuring close up portraits of various cat breeds.  £4.00 each.

Everyone loves a cat mug, and any recipient of a Cats Mug by Amy Fenton is bound to be tickled pink.  £9.95 each – all proceeds from the sales of this mug will go to ArtHouse Meath, a project which showcases the talents of adults living with severe epilepsy, learning and physical difficulties.

cats mug by amy fenton for arthouse meath

I have these Unexpected Item cotton totes for sale in the Cool for Cats UK Etsy shop, priced at £9.00 each.  All profits from sales will be donated to the Celia Hammond Animal Trust, a cat rescue and neutering charity which also runs affordable veterinary clinics for pet owners on low incomes.

unexpected item bag by cool for cats uk

This Eco-friendly Mousemat featuring a very content – or possibly even smug – tabby is made from 22 recycled vending cups.  Priced at a very reasonable £4.25 – proceeds go to Animal Aid, a UK charity which fights animal abuse and promotes a cruelty-free lifestyle.

eco-friendly tabby cat mousemat from animal aid

The Kitty Coin Bank provides a much cuter alternative to jam jars or the back of the sofa when it comes to finding somewhere to stash your small change – place a coin on the lid and a little kitty pops out, snatches your cash and then meows a thank you before disappearing back into the box.  Priced at £14.99 (requires 2 AA batteries).

kitty coin bank from firebox

A bottle opener will always come in handy, especially during the Festive Season, and these Cat Paw Bottle Openers are a snip at just £2.29 (inc free UK delivery).  Admittedly the pink one doesn’t exactly fulfill this post’s unisex brief, but the rest of them are OK.cat paw bottle openers

And finally, Eleanor and Vincent Salt and Peppers Shakers, priced at £16.50 – part of the lovely Moggie range by Quail.  A bit on the random side as a choice of stocking filler maybe, but nevertheless unisex, useful, and visually appealing to cat lovers!

cat salt and pepper shakers from quail ceramics

Winner of the 3 Fat Cats Cardboard Scratch Furniture Giveaway!

3-fat-cats

Congratulations, Jodie H – you’ve won your pick from 3 Fat Cats‘ fantastic range of cardboard cat scratchers, and now your cat will love you forever!

If you weren’t lucky enough to win but would still like the opportunity to get your hands on a unique cardboard scratcher and earn a place in your cat’s heart for all eternity, check out the 3 Fat Cats online shop.

Cat Charity Christmas Cards 2014

cats protection - cat charity christmas card

Yes, it’s that time of year again; the time of year when you can utter the C word out loud in public without causing offence.  So, in keeping with the seasonal themes of peace and goodwill to all men and cats, why not take the opportunity to send some much-needed cash in the direction of your favourite animal charity by availing yourself of some lovely cat Christmas cards?

Here’s a selection of some of the cards available from various cat and other animal charities – if you don’t like the cards I’ve showcased, bear in mind that the charities featured offer a selection of cards for a range of tastes.

So….  To start with, here are my two favourites (top and below) from the impressively large range of Cats Protection Christmas Cards.  Priced from £2.45 for ten.

cats protection - cat charity christmas card

PDSA  Priced from £3.99 for pack of ten.

pdsa - cat charity christmas card

Yorkshire Cat Rescue  Priced at £5.25 per pack of ten.

yorkshire cat rescue - cat charity christmas card

Catchat  Priced at £3.95 for pack of ten.

cat-chat - cat charity christmas card

Blue Cross Priced from £3.99 for pack of ten.

blue cross - cat charity christmas card

Battersea Dogs and Cats Home Priced from £3.60 for pack of ten.

battersea cats and dogs home - cat charity christmas card

 National Animal Welfare Trust Price from £3.50 per pack of ten.  (This card features the Evil Twins of Christmas who are plotting to assassinate Rudolf.)

naitonal animal welfare trust - cat charity christmas card

Wood Green Animal Charity Priced from £3.00 for pack of ten.

wood green - cat charity christmas card

For those with a foot in both camps – sold by the Cat Gallery in aid of the Cinnamon Trust and priced at £4.00 for pack of ten.

cinnamon trust - cat charity christmas card

Hounslow Animal Welfare Society £5.00 for pack of ten.

hounslow animal welfare society - cat charity christmas card

And finally, some kitten-tastic wrapping paper from the Mayhew Animal Home.  6 sheets plus matching tags for £4.00.

mayhew animal home- cat charity christmas wrapping paper

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