Friday, July 25, 2014

To the #CatCave Cody!!

It's not every day that I receive an email from companies located  in Lithuania or the UK,  so when I first received an email from Kivikis.com asking if I wanted to have Cody try their Cat Cave, to say I was leery was an understatement. After a few emails back and forth to check their validity, I agreed, and  I am THRILLED that I did. From the moment the Cat Cave arrived it became an immediate favorite of Cody's.



Before I tell you about the Cat Cave, let me say that there are similar products on the market, (one of them, The Cat Ball,   I reviewed back in January of 2012, which in it's genre is the ORIGINAL), you can read  that review here.

The Cat Cave isn't passing itself off as the above mentioned  product. The glaring difference is the other product is open on BOTH ends and is shaped differently.The Cat Cave has only one opening and to me, resembles a giant, comfy EGG. Another difference is the Cat Cave is made of a super comfy, non-scratchy 100% ORGANIC FELTED WOOL.

From the Kivikis Shop On Etsy:

My name is kivikis ;)))
I'm an artist, interested in media arts and graphic design. Currently studying about wool felting.
I glad to see you and Welcome to my small shop.
For a long time I've played with the idea of working with wool and I've read hundreds of articles and books about felt wool craft. With small steps starting from that idea I've begin to practice and make different small items for my friends and family. I loved it! And I became more and more addicted to this job. After found out about Etsy, I decided to take the next step to open a shop here.
From then I've tried to become better with my craft every day. From felting, stitching, photographing and shipping,
 I   put all my effort and skills in building YOUR PERSONAL 100% HANDMADE item.
All products are shipped from Lithuania.

The shop is named after Kivikis, "actor, model fitter"

Photo courtesy of: https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/170686283/cat-bed-house-cave-nap-cocoon-from?ref=listing-7
Because wool  has a "natural, self-cleaning aspect", it is only necessary to occasionally wipe the Cat Cave to clean it. But if you want to clean it, here is a charming video that shows you how.


The Cat Caves vary in shape because they are made by hand so each one will be a little bit different.

My only complaint when the Cat Cave arrived was that it wasn't wrapped inside the box that it was placed in, my suggestion would be to at least wrap it in plastic or something instead of just placing it in a box. That being said, the TRUE TEST?


Right here!
I can count on one hand the number of products that Cody has INSTANTLY taken to without my having to cajole him with treats or catnip. THIS WAS ONE OF THEM.  The day the bed arrived, Cody was suffering from one of his MANY allergy flare-ups. I put the Cat Cave in my office and walked away figuring it would take Cody WEEKS to try it out at all. I was WRONG. I returned approx a half hour later and there he was.



The Cat Cave has remained a favorite since the day it arrived. I couldn't be happier. If Cody is happy, then I AM HAPPY!

Where you can find the Cat Cave:


I received no compensation for featuring the Cat Cave.


63 comments:

  1. We think this is pawsome! Thanks for the review.
    Happy Friday!
    Pee Ess - feel better soon purrs for Cody. xoxo

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    1. We do too! You are welcome and thank you!! He is over that bout of allergies now, but now he is having a reaction to two vaccines that he had this morning and I am becoming increasingly more worried. Thank you! xoxo

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  2. Great review ! We loved ours as soon as it arrived too ! Do you sleep ON it ? You should try, it's very comfy too ! Purrs

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    1. Thank you! I think I commented on your review too, didn't I? I hope so! I remember yours! I have never slept ON it, I may have to try that next! Love, Cody

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  3. WOW! That Cat Cave looks really really comfortable. And we love the "instruction" video on how to keep it clean. :)

    Sending purrs for Cody to feel better soon.

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    1. thank you!!!! We loved it too! These photos were from when Cody was having an allergy flare up a few weeks ago. He can sure use your purrs though, he is having a bad reaction to two vaccines he received today. He hasn't eaten since this morning. If he doesn't eat tomorrow morning I will have to call the vet again

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  4. Yay!Cody is one lucky Cat,xx Speedy

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  5. That Cat Cave looks awesome - and how great that Cody loved it almost immediately!

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    1. It is awesome and Cody did love it immediately!

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  6. That looks really comfy. We're glad that Cody had the cat cave to comfort him during his allergy flare-up!

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  7. That cat cave is FABULOUS! Cody looks quite happy to be in there and hopefully that allergy flare-up is better very soon....the cozy cat cave probably makes him feel nice and safe and snug.

    Hugs, Sammy

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    1. thanks Sammy!!!!! Actually, that flare up was about 4 weeks ago. Mom took the photos then and didn't have a chance to blog about it til now. I love that cave! Love, Cody

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  8. That's a very, very cool cat cave. Our human would have been leery at first too, so it's good your human was open to emailing back and forth to determine this was legit!

    BTW, purrs to you, Cody, that your allergies settle down.

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    1. Thank you my furiend! Mom said to say we are sorry for not being able to read your blog today, I had two vaccines and I got sick earlier today and I am not feeling well right now. We hope to visit you soon! Love, Cody and Mom

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  9. That Cat Cave looks so comfy and cozy, Cody. Thanks, Mom Caren, for sharing about your experience with the company that makes them. It sounds like a winner all the way around. :). Feel better, Cody!

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    1. oh it is comfy/cozy for sure!!! You are most welcome!!! These photos were taken a month or so ago and Cody is fine now! Thank you! xoxo

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  10. The Cat Cave is neat. I can see why Cody took to it so quickly. I'm sure the wool is an added comfort. Great review.

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    1. I think it is too! Cody truly stunned me that day. He has never instantly used anything...this, he did. I know he wasn't feeling well that day to begin with, but that makes it even better, he sought comfort from it and received it. Cody likes these kind of beds without openings on both sides. He likes just one opening

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  11. I've seen something like this on Etsy awhile ago, and I immediately wanted one or two for my kitties. Ordering from overseas made me change my mind. Perhaps I'll change it back again!

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    1. I am wondering if this is the one you saw since they are on Etsy. It arrived FAST (but I didn't order it, they shipped it)...my ONLY complaint was what I mentioned above, it wasn't wrapped in ANYTHING, it was just put inside of a box. Hopefully when they read my post they will change that. That bothered me.

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  12. That is looks so cool. I like how easy it is to clean too. Looking good Cody.
    Sue B

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    1. I meant it looks so cool. Not enough coffee yet. LOL.

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    2. No worries! I understood perfectly so I must need more coffee too :)

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  13. I've seen pictures of these before and always thought they looked fabulous. I'm so glad Cody is enjoying his!

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    1. thanks Ingrid!! I love the shape too and apparently Cody agrees!

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  14. That is the weirdest thing I have ever seen, but I can imagine my kitties loving it!

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  15. That's a nice, comfy and safe little cave, Cody, but it looks kind of funny too. We thought the yellow one was a citrus..MOL :D Pawkisses for a Happy Weekend :)

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    1. You are right! It does look a little funny but that is what Mom and I love about it! Pawkisses for a happy weekend to you too! Love, Cody

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  16. That is really cool- maybe I will get one for my kitties for Christmas.

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  17. Cody is definitely giving the product the "paws up"! Glad he enjoys being the product test engineer.

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    1. this one he REALLY LOVED!!! I didn't expect it, he fooled me!

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  18. Wow!!! That cat cave looks supppppper cool!!!! My kitties would LOVE this! What a clever idea!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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  19. I agree, that is one darn cool Cody cave!

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  20. That looks different but pretty cool, and if Cody approves (and so quickly) then we know it really is!

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    1. that's right! If the cat approves, then you have a winner!

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  21. thanks for the wonderful review.
    i am very happy about your cat.
    thanks so much

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    1. Hi Kivikis Cat! You are MOST WELCOME!! Thank YOU for contacting me to begin with and for sending this wonderful cave to Cody. He LOVES IT!!! Have a great weekend and thanks for being our furiend! Love, Caren and Cody

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  22. This is really cool! Cody looks super comfy! :-) He's such a cutie! Happy weekend! :-D xx Roxy & Tigerlino <3

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    1. It is cool!!!!! Cody LOVES it! He thinks you guys are pretty darned cool too!!! Love from Caren and Cody

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  23. What a cool cat cave! I bet it feels like being wrapped up in your favorite blankie, right Cody?
    Faythe from GrammyMouseTails

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  24. I just have caves ... made of rocks.
    Yours seems to be really more cosy than mine.
    I dont like to sleep in a closed place, but I'm sure that Loustiquette will love to have one. During winter time she sleeps in an "igloo".
    Ronrons
    Hisia

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    1. Hisia I think your rock caves are incredibly beautiful! Many cats are like you and don't like to be closed in like that. When I want to be cosy I love it. Wish Loustiquette could come and share it with me and I have an open bed that you could use too! I LOVE the sound of the "igloo!!" Love, Cody

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  25. This would fit the Leo purrsonality I blogged about today. What a cozy spot in the winter.

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  26. Cody you look so cozy and comfy in the cat cave!!

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  27. Dat is wunnewful and Cody yous look so cute and comfy. What a wunnewful idea and she be so clevew. Meez momy wulda nevew fawt 'bout this at all. Hers not vewy cwafty. MOL

    Luv ya'

    Dezi

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    1. don't feel bad Dezi, my Mom isn't very crafty either...well, she's CRAFTY but not in an artsy kinda way MOL. Love, Cody

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  28. Wow! We're loving that CatCave!! Thanks for telling us about it.

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    1. you are most welcome my furiends! Love, Cody

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  29. Very cool! We don't have anything like that in our house. Maybe we will have to look into it! Cody, you make it look so comfy and fun.

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    1. I think you guys would LOVE IT!! Thank you! It IS "comfy and fun!" Love, Cody

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  30. That is really neat! Going to have to go check it out! Thanks!
    Marty's Mom

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  31. Very interesting material for a cat cave. Must say it looks rather comfy.

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  32. That's a pretty cool bed...I even bet my dogs would like it.

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  33. That's such a cool bed...er "cave"! Glad Cody loves it!

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  34. what an amazing opportunity! that is very cool and it is obvious that Cody loves it. I bet that would be uber cute with a litter of kittens in it.

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    1. I LOVE LOVE LOVE that litter of kittens idea!!

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    1. you are most welcome! Have a great weekend!

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