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ABOUT ME: Michelle Wolff cattyshackdesigns@gmail.com

Catty Shack Designs has become the home space for all that I do including Wolff Den Press. I post about cats, cat products, art, essential oils and coaching processes/topics.  All my services are focused on supporting people in their goals in a variety of ways especially increasing the ability to be happy in life which we so often sabotage. We tend to have a Happiness Threshold and my work helps you connect to your own power fully so you can expand your capacity to feel and express joy. I hold a Master’s Degree of Education and have spent my career as a therapist, Reiki Master, writer, artist and my favorite thing to do is make people laugh while they learn and grow.

Custom portrait art is one of the most satisfying things I do. I’m providing a unique gift to someone special usually and I’m providing myself with the joy of creation and supporting TNR cat rescue programs and dog rescues.

I am a very strong supporter of Trap Neuter Return services for community cats (stray and feral).  All of my Fab 4 came from the streets and 3 of the 4 are rehabilitated feral cats.  They have taught me that cats who appear wild as any raccoon are often simply scared and trying to survive a confusing world.  Of the 4 who live with us only Junah retains some feral type behaviors such as hyper-vigilance and a strong tendency to hide and flee under stress the rest are as “normal” as any other cat.

Custom ArtCustom portrait art for gifts and memorials &  Original Art & PhotographyArt prints and cards Cats only here

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OTHER RESOURCES: If you would like to be listed here drop me a line!

CC logo with books  To read detailed and relevant natural health care information for cats, learn about Reiki sessions for your animals (highly recommended!) and product reviews among other things please check out The Conscious Cat.  Ingrid is also the award winning author of “Buckley’s Story: Lessons from a Feline Master Teacher,” 
“Purrs of Wisdom: Conscious Living, Feline Style,” and “Adventures in Veterinary Medicine”  Also The Conscious Cat info was a Godsend when we discovered our Grit, who was born feral, is FIV+, it calmed us right down and we now know, with a little education and the kindness of Ingrid, that it’s no big deal to have FIV+ cats at all.

 

HauspantherLogo_Gray250If you like modern cat friendly design finds and great product reviews you will love spending time over at Hauspanther! Cat Style Expert and founder of Hauspanther, LLC Kate Bejamin’s designs have been featured on My Cat from Hell, she regularly posts custom catification designs here and she has collaborated with Jackson Galaxy to write Catification: Designing a Happy and Stylish Home for Your Cat (and You!)  The book is available now!

 

 

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Animal Reiki Source founded by Kathleen Prasad is a great place to learn more about Reiki for animals as well as take educational courses.  I’ve been a Reiki Master for many years however taking Kathleen’s Animal Reiki teleclass was so enjoyable and I learned a lot more about distance work and how to handle Reiki in animal shelters.  I also was able to fine tune my skills to assist the feral cat colony we were caring for at the time. Visit the website and explore through the tabs, there is a lot to learn about using this work, which is by the way increasingly offered in hospitals and cancer treatment centers, with your companion animals.

 

 

GlogirlyBlogLogoCopy (1)Need an uplifting read? Feeling a little..meh? You have got to go meet Katie and Waffles at Glogirly: tails of 2 funny cats and their girl. You’re guaranteed to laugh right out loud so maybe don’t read the posts in a public place or while drinking coffee near your computer keyboard!  The conversations illustrated through Glogirly’s high quality photography are simply priceless.  You can also read some brilliant product reviews while you’re visiting and get help with your own design needs here.

 

 

 

 

 

GlogirlyDesignLogoNEWALIGNMENTIt’s easy for me as an artist to design for others but when it comes to my own logo I was coming up empty.  A quick shout out to Glogirly Design and the Catty Shack Design logo on this site was born in just a few easy steps. Glogirly Design made the process so much faster and easier than I ever expected.

She offers a huge variety of services all the way from business cards with that little something extra that catches your eye all the way to interesting social media buttons that make sure you won’t be soon forgotten, custom swag and even blog makeovers (Blogger platforms)

 

Would you like to build your own sturdy furniture and think you can’t? You can!  No, seriously you got this!  Cat Tree Construction plans are hands down the best I’ve ever seen for making your own cat trees and scratchers.  These are written for people with little to no experience with wood or tools and really are good for beginners!  Listen if I can do it so can you!

Catification Defined:

If you’ve ever watched the show on Animal Planet “My Cat From Hell” you may already be familiar with the term catification.  Here is the definition as quoted from Jackson Galaxy’s website: “Catification is about creating feline-friendly environments that cater to a cat’s natural instincts to climb, perch, rest, play, and own their space. Our “Catification” column brings you helpful tips for enhancing your cat’s environment. We’re here to tell you that you can accommodate your indoor cat’s need to climb, perch, play and relax — in a way that makes you both happy. Look at these great examples from cat guardians around the world who have created wonderful feline-friendly environments.”

Be sure to check out the book Catification and visit the pages for Jackson Galaxy‘s catification projects for some great ideas and for Kate Bejamin’s Hauspanther for ideas and awesome cat friendly products and I have to say if you ever get a chance to meet them in person do so.  Their kindness and commitment to cats shines through the screen but will knock your socks off in person!

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*please note there are no affiliate links on this page and I only recommend people I’ve met and/or worked with directly whose services I highly respect or products that I absolutely believe in.  All logo images on this page are owned by the company they represent and are never to be used without permission from said owner.

 

 

 

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