A book about creating a friendly and stylish home for both cats and humans…
Cynthia finishes reading Catify to Satisfy: Simple Solutions for Creating a Cat-Friendly Home.
Cynthia (gushing): Awwww… what an interesting and innovative book about how to achieve cat and human harmony in your house!
Just then Marcy and Penelope Kitten race by hissing and tackling each other and calling one another names.
Cynthia: Jackson Galaxy and Kate Benjamin take you in to the mind of the cat. How they think, how they view territory, and how they create confidence – or cat mojo – in owning that territory.
Marcy and Penelope Kitten engage in an epic whap fest.
Cynthia: Jackson gives some pretty great tips on how to figure out what your cat is thinking.
penelope kitten (squeaking): mine.
Marcy: No, mine.
Cynthia (obliviously): And, once you’ve figured out your cats, you can go about setting up some simple solutions regarding litter boxes, scratching posts, and vertical space to create the best possible world for them! This eliminates cat fights and creates that cat confidence which brings peace to one’s house.
penelope kitten: whap whap.
Marcy: Whap whap whap!
Cynthia: The solutions are practical, inspiring and above all… easy!
Marcy and Penelope Kitten pause a moment, breathing heavily, blinking, with their ears back.
Cynthia (musing): I’m always wary of DIY projects since I’m all thumbs and no patience. But, Jackson and Kate give a range of solutions from easy to elaborate.
The whap fest starts up again.
Cynthia: My favorite is the wainscoting scratching wall.
Also, the catio!
And, Cat TV (Cat perches that look outside).
Cynthia: Hey! We actually have some of those! But, not enough. (thumbing through the book) Hmmm… We also need more litter boxes. Jackson goes into great detail about litter boxes. Fascinating.
Marcy and Penelope Kitten stop whapping each other and stare at Cynthia, somewhat alarmed.
Cynthia (turning to the cats): Yes. That’s right. I just said that litter boxes are fascinating. Who knew?!
Intrigued, they both investigate the book.
And get lots of ideas.
Lots and lots of ideas.
Marcy: When you add on to my Marcy House be sure to include my heated spa and big screen cat tv. I’d also like a rec room to practice my martial arts and bird terrorizing skills.
penelope kitten (squeaking): i wanna a catio patio called “penelope’s palace.”
Cynthia: And, not only are Jackson and Kate catifying our homes, they’re renovating and improving the shelter system with their catification plans through the Jackson Galaxy Foundation. Wonderful!
Marcy (scoffing): So they’re a couple of do-gooders.
penelope kitten (suddenly angry): like i always say “better to be a do-gooder than a no-gooder.” WHAP.
Penelope Kitten whaps Marcy on the head and runs off.
Marcy follows in hot pursuit.
Cynthia: Looks like I better start catifying the apartment. Immediately.
Cynthia races of to Home Depot for catifying supplies.
Links below to check out Jackson Galaxy and Kate Benjamin’s books as well as their websites and Jackson’s foundation. These are fantastic resources!
HausPanther.com – Kate Benjamin’s super stylish “online magazine for design-conscious cat people.”
Jackson Galaxy Foundation – their mission is “To better the lives of animals at risk by transforming the places they live and helping the people who care for them.” yay!
JacksonGalaxy.com – Jackson’s website features tons of advice, calming products, and videos.
My Cat From Hell – Jackson’s Animal Planet show with special appearances by Kate Benjamin.