2014 was definitely the Year of the Cat at the BlogPaws Conference in Lake Las Vegas May 8-10th, thanks to the tireless efforts of Kate Benjamin, who in my humble opinion is the reigning "Queen of Cats", and owner of the popular website Hauspanther,
where her mission is to "spread the word about how good design can enhance the way we live with cats, improving our lives and the lives of our beloved feline companions. By paying attention to the design of objects and environments, we can create living spaces that accommodate the natural instincts of cats – keeping them happy, healthy and well behaved – without compromising our own sense of style and comfort."
|Kate Benjamin the reigning "Queen of Cats"|
This cat blogger, along with a clowder of others, ooo'ed and ahhh'ed with delight as we made our way through the 1200 sq ft display of over 150 cat products provided by forty companies! I am proud to say that a number of the companies who had products on display have at one time or another been featured right here, on THIS blog!
The first of those companies is featured above, Tipsy Nip Organic Catnip Products and the maker of one of Cody's all time faves, The Tickle Pickle!! The video below was showcased on this blog on our review of Tipsy Nip on October 4, 2011.
Tipsy Nip Organic Catnip Products are made in Vermont. All of their products are made from the best quality materials and ingredients. Their mission is to create healthy toys that make all of the kitties insanely happy. They succeeded with Cody, that is for sure! So much so, that as you can see above, he could smell the nip right through the plastic!
Another company that we have featured (approximately FOUR TIMES!) is Nekochan Enterprises, the makers of another of Cody's all time favorite toys, the Neko Flies line of cat toys!!! Cody currently has his eye on their new line of Neko Nappers pet houses which are showcased above. It took every ounce of self-control that I could muster, NOT to walk away with that display! Here is a video from the first time we featured Neko Flies, back on
To this day, Cody's Small Kittenator remains his "toy of choice" in the world of dangle cat toys. He knows the drawer it is stored in and will walk in, stand on his hind legs and loudly demand that it be pulled from it's slumber.
Another product that we have (and Cody LOVES) is the Peek-a-Prize Toy Box (featured in the middle below)
It is impossible to showcase all 150 products that were displayed in the Cat Style Lounge, so here are just a few photos to whet your appetite some more!
|Photo Courtesy of Hauspanther|