Wednesday, October 10, 2012

The Cat House at Purina Farms®! Semi- Wordy Wednesday

Leave it to me to not give you a chronological rundown of events from the Meet Purina Pet Blogger Summit that I was lucky enough to have attended last Wednesday, Thursday and Friday in St.Louis, MO.

Today, I am going to share something from Day 3, one of the most awe-inspiring structures for cats that I have ever seen!

First, let me back up the bus a bit. While visiting Purina Farms® last Friday, my blogging friends, Angie Bailey (Catladyland) , Tamar Arslanian (I HAVE CAT) and myself were the last three bloggers at the farm, because we were leaving Friday instead of Saturday. The others were already en route to their next adventure.

Turned out to be lucky for us, because we were given the treat of seeing one of the most incredible cat houses I have ever laid eyes on! The Visitor's Center at Purina Farms houses a  Pet Center with attractions such as The Incredible Dog Arena,  a full-size barn with domestic farm animals and an indoor theater,  just to name a few. It is also the home of a 20 foot tall, multi-level cat house which is the key attraction of the center.

One look and you can see why!
 The Cat House has windows, stairways, rocking chairs, a "time-out" bench and other furnishings. It is the purrfect paradise for the kitties of Purina!

A staircase climbs around the structure giving visitors an eye-level view of the kitties!

Who do we have here?

It's Tamar Arslanian

If you get the chance to visit St.Louis,
 make sure that Purina Farms
 is on your MUST SEE list!

Disclosure: Purina completely paid for our trip. We were not obligated to blog about our visit at all.  All opinions are my own.


  1. We dream of cat mansions or Cat townhouses but alas we finally found someone willing to build dry cat feeding stations and we're thrilled with functional houses even if they are not fancy! Once they are built we will post to our blog.

  2. Aunty Caren,
    I won't mind one of those. Ample space for me to hide from Sebastian and Brad! purrr...meow!

  3. My human was bummed she missed the cat house. But it is just as well; she might have tried to sneak a kitty into her laptop bag!

  4. Cat heaven. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
    Best wishes Molly

  5. Wow, that is an awesome cat house!

  6. great house
    you must have had an awesome time... I am so happy for you...

    on a side note, when I clicked on your blog I remembered you were in my dream last night... I just don't remember what it was about...

  7. WOW...that's one of the coolest cat houses I've EVER EVER seen! Purina really knows how to take care of their resident animals don't they.....glad you had a good visit Miss Caren - I know Cody missed you!

    Kitty Hugs, Sammy

  8. Boy, Audrey would sure love that.

  9. WOW! Dad missed that too...I want one!

  10. That really is an awesome cat house. That is so terrific for all those cats. So glad you had such a good time.

  11. holy cod - that cat house is PAWSOME!!!

  12. Looks good but I prefer the house at La Case Keisha.

  13. Wow the cat house looks fantastic!

  14. dood...we hope when yur mom backed up de bus her dinna hit another bus....

    anyway, this houz ROCKS !!!!!

  15. How did u see that and i didn't?? SO JEALOUS! That is the coolest cat house EVER!

    Hope you are doing well doll!


  16. Those are amazing! Ooohhhh... and I bet those lucky cats get to scratch at the walls and rails and wherever else they like without anyone every yellin' at 'em. Well, my peeps don't actually yell at us but still... they get that look, you know? And the voices are raised a bit.

  17. I better not let Dan see this, or he might build a leopard themed one for our house!

  18. @Andrea it truly is!

    @Nerissa MOL! Not sure because they DO have a "time-out" bench :)

    @Thoughts was a "secret" visit!! We got to go because we were leaving and we were waiting for our shuttle to the airport and you guys were all on your way to some other fun adventure!! I thought that maybe you all got to see it on Saturday. I am doing well but I MISS YOU!! Had such a blast with you! xoxo

    @da tabbies MOL!

    @Tamago so much so that I want to move in ("I" meaning MOM!)

    @CK no surprise here!

    @Random Felines isn't it? Gorgeous!!!

    @Marg it was the best! Still not down from the "high"

    @Brian I want one too! Love, Cody

    @Deb it's every cat's dream!

    @Sammy we agree. Mom had never seen anything like it! Oh yeah...I DID miss my Mom! I even greeted her at the door when she came home (until Dakota shoved me away) xoxo

    @Hilary it was sooo much fun! About your dream...maybe you dreamed that I won the lottery? lol xoxoxo

    @catsnco I know :)

    @Molly it truly is! You too!

    @Sparkle I bet she would have! There was a gray one that she would have scooped right up!

    @The Furries we sooo agree!

    @Cat-from-Sydney EXACTLY!

    @Nellie...TOTALLY xoxo

    @riverfront cats looking forward to seeing them! Always remember that the glass is half full NOT half empty :)

  19. Oooh, that is so coo!!l!! I'm sorry I didn't get to see that!!

  20. Mommy's laffing at the TIME OUT bench - she sez it's perfect for FARADAY!

    Truly a magnificent structure!!! *kitty envy*

  21. @Catsparella OMG it was incredible! You would have loved it!!! Soooo good seeing you again ! (((hugs)))

    @Rykers Boyz lol!!! Mom says I need a "time out" bench too! Love, Cody

  22. Forget the cats! I’m moving in!!!

  23. Awesome!!!Lucky you, the cats , the cat house, my three fave cat ladies! So missed you.

  24. Wow! We hope mommy plans a trip to St. Louis and takes us with her because we HAVE to visit!!! You are so lucky Caren :) purrrrrs

  25. WOW
    We would love something like that.
    That was pawsome!!

    ✿•*¨`*•. ♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥✿•*¨`*•.

  26. Yowza! Wonderful! Looks like you had a great time!

  27. Thanks caren you're not going to guess what Cody's just asked for, for Christmas.

    It looks like you had a great time.

  28. Wow my cats would love to have a house like that. Great story and pictures. It is nice to meet you and I'm a new follower. Thanks for following me. Happy Wordless Wednesday!

  29. Holy Ceiling Cat!!! Who knew!! How pawsome is that??! Thank you Cody and Miss Caren for sharing this with us

  30. WOW. Now THAT is what we call a cat house!

  31. Were the cats happy and friendly? What's it like being a Purina test cat? I'm curious to see what sort of lives they lead.

  32. Looks amazing. I'm kind of curious too. Were there a lot of people there to love the test cats?

  33. @shelter cats the cats at Purina are all HUGELY loved! (dogs too!) Purina does NOT perform invasive testing and everything is done with the guidance of a veterinarian. I was hugely impressed and YES the kitties at Purina get TONS of love!

    @Katz Tales..the cats that we met were ALL "happy and friendly" (you will see that soon)...we didn't meet them all but as I mentioned in the comment above Purina does testing that is non-invasive, it is veterinarian approved and for the cats and dogs it is "fun". The cats that I met weren't skittish or afraid...they were well-adjusted and quite happy!

    @meowmeowmans we agree!

    @savannah MOL! You are so silly! Love your reaction! You are most welcome!

    @Oui Oui so do I! Love, Cody

    @Ledfoots thank you for visiting and THANK YOU for your kind words and for following us! There will be further Purina updates so stay tuned! So happy to meet you and we are following you too!

    @Sheba hmmmm let me guess lol. Had a FANTASTIC TIME!

    @Prudence it was AMAZING!

    @Abby I would too! Love, Cody

    @Sherlock Ash and Traveler I sooo hope you get there! OMC you will love it! yes I feel quite lucky, I am honored to have attended!

    @Layla we missed you too!!!! I want to move into the cat house!

    @CATachresis that is how I feel lol

    @Bassetmomma sure is!

    @speedy super cool!

    @Deb Barnes...ohhhh

  34. We've seen it, it's great! Thank you so much for visiting and for your sweet comments about my Fairy House!

  35. It looks really cool!

    Nubbin wiggles,