Inspiring cat furniture and other catty things to report.
From cat expert Anita Kelsey – Web site: London cat behaviourist
I always love visiting The London Pet show which is held every May at the Earls Court Exhibition Centre. What I love about it is the buzz and excitement from all the pet lovers who come in droves over the two-day event and also to discover new products and say hello to the creators of new catty ventures.
As a professional cat behaviourist I am always on the search for great products and think this years offerings proved excellent!
So, I’m going to highlight some products that I loved from this years show starting with the fantastic cat face cushions of Annabel Morales-Smith who is the founder of Bella and Cherry. The company hand make large luxury cushions resembling cats faces and also offer a bespoke service whereby the cushion(s) can have the exact markings of your own cats face! The cushions at the show stopped me in my tracks as I had never seen anything like them. I have ordered two and I can’t wait to receive them. A MUST HAVE for the quirky cat guardian who loves things to have an edge and be slightly different from the norm.
Purrfect Homes have some lovely ideas on the catification front and the three products that caught my eye, on their well presented stall, were the large cat wheel, the lovely cat wall boxes, and the wall steps all of which would fit very well in any modern home interior. Of course they also sell many other products cats would love but one has to stop somewhere when the credit card is running low! So, lets look at my three products of choice:
The cat wheel was designed for indoor cats to be able to exercise safely and to have some fun on something different away from the run of the mill cat furniture and cat trees. It is especially great for energy driven cats such as Bengals. Here’s a short video clip of some cats having fun with the wheel.
The wall boxes look really quirky and are a lovely design with a choice of carved out animals/paw prints and three entry and exit points. To go alongside the wall boxes you can add wall steps. All done very nicely and using a high-grade wood finish.
A cat would be very lucky indeed to get these three items! Click on the link below to be taken to their web site.
The Mad Old Cat Lady website is run by Caroline and any cat guardian can spend hours on this site and spend far too much buying up all there wonderful quirky cat related products.
I really loved the tea towels and also the mad cat lady certificate of which I bought both!
Visit their website at http://www.madoldcatlady.com and put a smile on someones’ face!
CATASTRO really caught my eye at the London Pet Show because the lovely cat furniture and climbers were covered in fake grass which felt very real so would be ideal and fun for a cat especially one kept indoors.
The idea came from David Simons after watching how much his cat loved grass! The company is a new family run venture and only started this year so need lots of support. I am sure they will be hugely successful.
Each piece of furniture can be carved with your cat’s name and a choice of wood colours can be chosen as well.
Whilst David updates Catastro’s web site you can visit him on their Facebook page and give him a big LIKE!
I can’t wait to see how Catastro grows and I will be recommending these products to all of my clients because in-door cats miss out on the feeling of grass on their toes so this is the next best thing. Once the products are waterproofed too the climbers will look amazing in gardens and will blend in very nicely with trees and plants.
So, that’s about it folks.
Four amazing companies which got the big thumbs up from me and all really stood out.
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Thanks for reading.