Cat Sitter

Grade:  A

Bottom Line:  Buy It

“Cat Sitter” is a line of DVDs to entertain your cat with large, close-up images of birds fluttering and rodents scurrying across the screen.  Each DVD costs about $15. Continue reading

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Kittywalk’s “Cozy Climber”

Grade:  A

Bottom Line:  Buy it.

The Kittywalk’s Cozy Climber is a 64″ vertical, rectangular, netted enclosure that has five roomy levels in which cats can climb and nap.  It has one portal on each level for easy access.  It is made from durable mesh and includes removable fabric awning.  It mounts easily onto most doors, without requiring any alterations to the doors themselves.  It costs about $180, and you can purchase it at www.kittywalk.com. Continue reading

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“The Way of Cats” Variety Catnip Package

Grade: A

Bottom Line: Buy it.

The “Way of Cats” blog offers for purchase at least four types of potent catnip.  The CTR purchased the variety pack, which includes the “Stinky Sox,” “Royal Nip,” and “Pooka Blend.”  Each type of catnip is stuffed in a small baggie (or, for the “Stinky Sox,” in a small sock).  The variety pack costs around $15 with shipping and handling. Continue reading

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KittyWalk Deck and Patio Pet Enclosure System

Bottom line:  Buy it.

We think all the KittyWalk products are terrific, this product in particular.  The KittyWalk Deck and Patio Pet Enclosure System looks like a tunnel that is completely enclosed by weatherproof netting and sturdy metal frames and has two doors that open and close on either end.  They can be used outside or inside on any surface.  Each tunnel is about six feet long, but you can add additional units, including units that curve.  This product allows your cats to enjoy the outdoors without jumping the fence or running into traffic.  Each unit costs about $100.

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Lazy Pet Window Perch

Bottom line:  Buy it.

We suppose it’s no secret that the cat perch is an absolute necessity for your cat.  Shadi and Farhoud own the Lazy Pet Window Perch.  We haven’t tested different brands to recommend this brand over any other.  We’ve seen perches that look almost like chaise lounges—how much more relaxing can it get for cats?  Maybe if they had their own personal cabana boys (or girls).  :) Continue reading

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Little Brown Bag

If you guys are anything like me, you weren’t always cat people.  I was/am a dog person.  So, if you’re like me, and you married a cat person, you don’t necessarily know what to do with your new cats.  Well, in some ways, cats are easier, some ways not.  Some ways they’re cheaper, some ways not. Continue reading

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Farhoud’s Grocery List

Farhoud and Shadi’s mother likes to spoil our kitties.  I’m ok with this, but as all parents know, toys are not cheap.  But sometimes, the best toys are the cheapest.  Sometimes, they don’t cost anything at all.  That’s why whenever I go to the grocery store, Farhoud has 2 things on his grocery list:  treats (of course) and twisty-ties.  Continue reading

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First Cat Made Easy

In this column, I want to offer some guidance for people who are considering entering the cat world, are newly-minted cat people, or just find themselves thrust into the cat world because of circumstances not entirely in their control.  Continue reading

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Sunday Finest

Some days, cats can be a big pain.  And by that, I mean they don’t behave like dogs.  They don’t always come when you call their name, they don’t sit when you ask them, they don’t walk on a leash, they don’t like every toy you introduce to them (hence this website), they don’t eat everything you put in front of them.  But sometimes, they really surprise you with how easy they make things.   Continue reading

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I’ll Be Your Cat Dancer, a Dancer for (Very Little) Money

[The CTR introduces this week's guest columnist, Cairo, a lovable cat from Maryland.]

 

Ok, maybe I won’t dance for money…but I will dance for the CatDancer.  The CatDancer is by far my favorite toy.  My mama bought it for me soon after she brought me home from the shelter.  It’s the only toy that I’ve never grown tired of. Continue reading

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