‘Dogs have owners, cats have staff’ is a phrase every cat servant can relate to. So why not go public with the pecking order in your household and stick one of these on the wall?
These stylish graphic A4 prints are by East London-based Ilka Dickens. The prints are available from the Dickens Ink Etsy shop for £10.00 each. Should you prefer any different size, colour and font options to those shown here, Ilka is happy to custom-make a print just for you.
I first spotted these prints on Hauspanther, and if you click on the link and head over there you may be able to grab yourself a 10% discount code. I say ‘may’ as I’m not 100% sure it’s still valid – but it’s worth a go!
Most catnip toys are essentially fabric shells filled with the dried herb, and usually some kind of stuffing. These new toys from Zooplus are different: they’re made from concentrated catnip bound together using tapioca starch.
I’ve never tried this kind of catnip toy out on my lot, so I can’t attest to potency or durability; but in theory they sound like cat heaven!
The Cat Nip Mice have concentrated catnip bodies (measuring 5cm x 2.5cm x 2.5cm) with sisal tales and felt ears, and are available in packs of two for £2.99. The Cat Nip Ball has a diameter of 4.5cm, and is made from 100% concentrated catnip/tapioca – available for £1.99.
If you’re looking for a way to disguise the litter tray, but don’t want to spend hundreds of pounds on a designer cabinet, this basic model from furniture company, Techstyle, should fit the bill.
The neutral design will blend with most decor schemes, and the fact that it’s a mass-produced item, which is delivered as a self-assembly flat pack, keeps the cost down.
The cabinet is made from a combination of wood, MDF and plastic, and has a plastic litter tray included (I think you need to supply your own angry-looking tabby).
Measurements: H53.5cm x W52cm x D34cm.
The Techstyle Cat Litter Tidy is available from online retailer wayfair.co.uk for £73.91 – which includes UK delivery.
The Attack Cat Rug from Urban Outfitters is a handy way to warn visitors not to mess with your cat. And if your cat is sufficiently civilized to render such warnings unnecessary, this vibrant rug is a great way to add a pop of colour to any room.
Made from 100% cotton and measuring 91cm x 61cm, the Attack Cat Rug is available from Urban Outfitters for £12.00.
It’s not often a cat toy can be described as elegant, but I think this one is – in it’s own cheerful, birdy kind of way. Apparently, the clean lines of the Bella Rockin Laser were inspired by modern art. Admittedly, describing a plastic laser-pointing bird as a work of art may be taking things a touch too far, but they’re certainly better looking than the average cat toy!
These toys have a weighted base, which means the birds spin and rock for a short period whenever they’re prodded by a curious cat. The laser is activated by a motion sensor, and so while the spinning and rocking is going on a red laser dot moves around on the floor a short distance from the bird. When the bird stops moving the laser switches off. Most cats will quickly learn that if they want some laser action they need to move the bird first, and will find the whole process jolly entertaining. The laser beam is projected from just underneath the bird’s chin, and so I guess the chances of it shining into the eyes of a playful puss are pretty minimal. But I think it would be best not to let your cat play with this kind of toy unsupervised, just to be sure.
The Bella Rockin Laser Toy is available in blue, pink and green from Pets Pyjamas for £6.25 (price includes two AA batteries).
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Here in the UK it’s easier to fertilise our gardens using only the finest rocking horse manure than it is to buy a t-shirt for the cat men in our lives. I regularly trawl the internet for these elusive tees, but rarely meet with success. Until yesterday that is, when I came upon the HYPE Cosmo Cat T-shirt from Topman.
Now I quite like the psychedelic cats in space design, but I strongly suspect it would be deemed far too flamboyant by the average British male, who, as we all know, is generally reluctant to draw attention to himself via his apparel. What do you reckon? And if anyone does succeed in getting a bloke over the age of 23 to wear one of these, I would most appreciate some photographic evidence!
The HYPE Cosmo Cat T-shirt is available in sizes S – XL for £25.00 from Topman.