Kate Benjamin

Introducing the New Hauspanther Collection by Primetime Petz

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Kate Benjamin’s mission is to improve the lives of cats and their humans through design, by showing cat guardians how to create living spaces that accommodate the natural instincts of cats without compromising the human’s sense of style and comfort. Kate has been doing this through her website, Hauspanther, and as co-author, with Jackson Galaxy, of two books on cat-friendly design. And cats’ (and their humans’) lives just got even better: Kate is launching her own line of cat furniture!Continue Reading

Giveaway: Autographed Copies of Catify to Satisfy by Jackson Galaxy and Kate Benjamin

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This giveaway is sponsored by Tarcher and Perigee

Catify to Satisfy: Simple Solutions for Creating a Cat-Friendly Home combines Jackson’s wealth of experience working with challenging cats, Kate’s expertise with cat-friendly design and DIY projects, and ideas from members of Catification Nation to provide more than twenty projects and a huge number of simple design tricks to help cat guardians provide a truly enriched environment for their feline family members. Click here to read my review.Continue Reading

Review: Catify to Satisfy by Jackson Galaxy and Kate Benjamin

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The wait is over! The long awaited sequel to Jackson Galaxy and Kate Benjamin’s New York Times Bestseller Catification: Designing a Happy and Stylish Home for Your Cat (and You) was released today. Catify to Satisfy: Simple Solutions for Creating a Cat-Friendly Home combines Jackson’s wealth of experience working with challenging cats, Kate’s expertise with cat-friendly design and DIY projects, and ideas from members of Catification Nation to provide more than twenty projects and a huge number of simple design tricks to help cat guardians provide a truly enriched environment for their feline family members.Continue Reading

Giveaway: Autographed Copies of Catification by Jackson Galaxy and Kate Benjamin

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It’s finally here! Today is the official launch of the long-awaited book Catification: Designing a Happy and Stylish Home for Your Cat (and You!) by Jackson Galaxy and Kate Benjamin. This beautifully designed book is chock full of tips and tricks to catify every living space. Filled with creative examples, Catification is meant to inspire cat guardians to catify their own homes. The projects featured in the book can be adapted to any style or budget, and you don’t have to be a master carpenter to implement the ideas. The book also takes a look behind the scenes of My Cat From Hell to get a closer look at some of the projects Jackson and Kate have tackled together.Continue Reading

Review: Catification: Designing a Happy and Stylish Home for Your Cat (and You)

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Jackson Galaxy coined the term “catification” on his hit TV show “My Cat From Hell.” The concept is based on the fact that at their core, even our domesticated cats are still wild animals, and while we’ve invited them into our homes to share our lives, we can’t expect them to completely give up all their instincts. We have to look at our living space from the cat’s point of view and provide an environment that keeps them stimulated.Continue Reading

BlogPaws 2012: Catification, cat bloggers and one very special cat

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I spent the last three days in Salt Lake City, Utah with about 400 of my fellow pet bloggers at BlogPaws 2012. This was my second BlogPaws experience, and it was even better than last year’s conference in Tysons Corner, VA. From attending top-notch presentations by blogging and social media experts to networking with other bloggers, the weekend was a blur of learning, networking, and socializing.

But as was the case last year, the highlight of the conference for me was connecting and reconnecting with so  many of my blogging friends, including Robin Olson of Covered in Cat Hair, Stephanie Harwin of Catsparella, Joanne McGonagle of The Tiniest Tiger Conservation Cub Club, Tamar Arslanian of I Have Cat, Angie Bailey of Catladyland, Deb Barnes of The Chronicles of Zee and Zoey, Janea Kelley of Paws and Effect, Janiss Garza of  Sparkle Cat, Karen Nichols of Mousebreath, Debbie Glovatsky of Glogirly and so many others. I was especially delighted to finally get to meet Peter Wolf of Vox Felina.Continue Reading

Giveaway: Temporary cat tattoos from Cattoo Design

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I’ll admit it: I’m a wimp when it comes to pain, so there is not a chance that I’ll ever get a real tattoo. I do, however, like the look of tastefully done tattoos, and if I ever were to get one, it would, of course, be a cat tattoo.

And thanks to Kate Benjamin’s latest venture, Cattoo Design, I was able to get my very own cat tattoo! Kate recently launched a line of temporary cat tattoos, and she sent me a few to try.Continue Reading