Thursday, August 30, 2007

Getting Catty

I couldn’t agree more with Jess’s last post. Pet products are hot! But, as the happy owner (mommy?) of two cats (and Jess, herself has a kitty…) I had to wonder why she’d gone to the dogs!! Well, it certainly is much more difficult to put a cat in a cutesy outfit, or on a leash, so I get that there would be less of this kind of thing available, but how about all the great products that help us celebrate our fabulous feline friends?

I am a huge fan of the fold and mail line that Cat Fish Greetings is doing. Look at this cute one with Milton featured on what becomes the back of the mailer. The color is great, and Milton is so cute. I would love to use these to send to my friend who lives in Rome, Italy. She’s a cat-lover, and the fold and mail aspect of this really appeals to me.

And have you seen this “Stuff on My Cat” line? I think the whole thing started with a website and contest! Folks were asked to submit photos of their cats adorned with “stuff” (bows, feathers, stuffed animals, fake antlers…you get the picture) and from there Chronicle Books has licensed the line. .They are producing calendars, stationery and notecards (pictured below) - Apparently, this line has quite a following!

My cats just wouldn’t be patient enough for me to do this to them! You have to laugh. In fact, I don’t think I can stop.

If putting stuff on your cat isn’t funny enough, (poor babies) how about the Bad Cat card line from Nobleworks. This one gets me every time! Look at that face!

It’s that time of year to go calendar shopping, and every year I buy a travel-related calendar - Italy, France, England… This year, I found this: Cats of the Greek Isles by Graphique de France. I leave my cats at home when I travel, but always come home with pics of cats in their native environment. This calendar may save me the trip! (Yeah, right – hope to go to Greece one day!)

And how about this wrapping paper?

Cute, right? It’s from Design Design. I will wrap my cat-to-cat presents in this paper. (What…you don’t do this? Well, there are plenty of us out there who do!)

I’ve been having fun with words lately (another story, another day) and Magnetic Poetry’s Cat Lover edition is…umm…well, the cat’s pajamas? Get it?

Anyway, this kit makes a great gift for any cat lover, for kids or any wordsmith!

If that’s not enough, how about this funny “Little Ugly” from UglyDolls – his name is Gato Deluxe, and he was introduced to the line earlier this year. I’ve always had a soft spot for these homely little guys, and Gato is no exception!

I know there is just so much more out there celebrating cats, and the love of them. (Frames, magnets, gift bags, tags, paper plates – you name it!) It was really hard to choose what I wanted to show you!

- Kelly

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