Friday, July 25, 2014
To the #CatCave Cody!!
original source: http://www.catchatwithcarenandcody.com/2014/07/to-catcave-cody.html
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 theORIGINAL), 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?
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: