A Final Plea to Prevent Burnout:Self-care for Advocates Series End

Recently a woman I know and have gotten a cat from (Ginger Rose who is currently living with my mom in Colorado) is closing her doors to her phenomenal cat rescue and TNR (trap-neuter-return) services because why? She’s burned the eff out. Her heart has in her own words “hardened”, she has no more tears […]

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Cats and Catification After Moving

We have recently moved from Colorado to north Georgia into the woods in a tiny home. Not super teeny tiny like Tiny Home Nation but less than half the size of what we were living in. It’s been quite the adventure! The cats have weathered the changes well with lots of Reiki, essential oils and […]

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Catification Giveaway!

Hey if you don’t have a copy of this book of awesomeness yet go get one or enter here for a freebie! It’s been several years now that I’ve followed Jackson Galaxy and Kate Benjamin.  I’ve had the pleasure of meeting them both and I can tell you their love for cats is genuine and […]

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Catio Tour Brings Attention to Options and Raises Funds for Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon

Janet Eastman, a reporter for The Oregonian, has been covering this unique fundraising event and I thought it was wonderful in so many ways.  It brings attention to all the different methods to building a cat enclosure and raises funds for both the Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon and The Audubon Society of Portland. Brilliant! […]

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Off The Wall Cat Coolness!

I’ve been seeing the products made by Off The Wall for some time now.  They were the subject of a Hauspanther post earlier this year and finally tonight I sat down and really started digging into their product line of cat friendly perches, bridges and shelves.  I like that they are made in the USA, are […]

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Even The Cat Highway Looks Lonely Tonight

This is a carryover post that was lost on the original site. August 13, 2014Cats, Exercise, Perch, ShelvesCatification, cats, exercise, hauspanther,home, vertical space, wallsEdit The night is drawing to a close and even the cat highway traffic has disappeared.  It’s been a rough week for so many people across the world and even our house recently suffered the loss of a very dear friend at […]

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Decrease Naughty Cat Syndrome by Adding a Catio

I’m going to show you the catio (outdoor cat enclosure) that my 4 cats and various foster cats have used since April 2013 and one move which involved re-configuring the enclosure set up. We had plans and still do for building our own custom design however until then I wanted something that would come together […]

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Did Somebody Say Chicken?

Did you know that there are a ton of plans out there for chicken coops and chicken tractors (moveable coops) that will also work for cat enclosures otherwise known as catios? I like chicken coop plan because people have taken them to such heights of creativity! Some Home Owner’s Associations object to your classic dog […]

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4 Out of 5 Cats Recommend Tunnels. The 5th is Claustrophobic.

  Here are a few inexpensive options for cat tunnels which are used daily here at Catty Shack Designs. They are slept in, run through and used as points from which to ambush each other!  Models today are Tonka (orange) & Juniper Hoot (black) . The crinkle tunnel we picked up at one of the […]

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Cat Friendly Times at The Litter Box in Ogallala, NE

The Litter Box  is a non-profit cat rescue in Ogallala, NE. It’s also entirely a labor of love owned by 2 families.  They take abandoned, abused and injured cats / kittens into their own homes as well as caring for the outdoor cats that can’t be rehabilitated.  Love and time are invested in having the cats who are social, vaccinated, […]

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