Cats and boxes: we all know the fascination is endless. How many times have you bought what you thought was a really cool cat toy or cat tree for your cats, only to find that they love the box it came in much more than the actual item? Cat Castles: 20 Cardboard Habitats You Can Build Yourself offers step-by-step instructions to turn boxes and cardboard into a variety of cat houses and play spaces your cats will love.Continue Reading
I love the creativity that goes into handmade cat toys, and I’m always amazed at what wonderful creations people come up with, but rarely have I seen a collection of toys as varied and creative as the ones shown in Knits for Kitties: 25 Knit Patterns for Making Cat Toys. Sara Elizabeth Kellner is a knitting designer who combines her love of animals and art to create whimsical toy patterns.Continue Reading
When we ran our recent giveaway for five Cattystacks designer cat climbers, Conscious Cat reader Becky told me about the box building challenges she and her husband hold, much to the delight of their four cats. She said the giveaway inspired her to build a new and bigger box tower for her cats.
Becky is a mechanical designer who says she’s known for taking various size boxes home for her kitties. After all, what cat doesn’t love boxes? But Becky and her husband took the whole box thing one step further, and decided to hold contests to see who can create the most loved box designs. The judges, of course, are their four cats. The sky’s the limit on the construction; the only restrictions are that the boxes must be cardboard , and they must be held together with grey duct tape.
Becky makes sure that her designs are well constructed to hold the cats’ weight Continue Reading