Blog Paws 2012: Lady Luck Allows for a Big Win at the Catification LoungePublished July 16, 2012
By Jo Singer
Marty and I were both extremely impressed (to put it mildly) with the huge assortment and variety of fabulous products and the other delightful items on display which are specifically designed for cats. Do your kitty a favor and visit the site to check it out!
Since each and every one of her products are calculated for the enrichment of the life of any feline whose guardian who loves spoiling kitties, I felt like a kid in a candy store wishing to sample each and every piece of the intriguing handiwork exhibited throughout the room.
As we were preparing to leave, Kate invited us to enter our names in a drawing for the opportunity to win one of the gorgeous items on display at the end of the conference. We hastily filled out our information on the entry blanks, folded them and dropped them into the box.
Since I never hit the big time with raffles, I didn’t give our chances of winning a second thought, because it appears that the gods who choose winners aren’t aware of my existence. Whenever I buy a ton of raffle tickets, play a lotto game, or purchase scratch off cards to win money, I always come up empty-handed.
So you can just imagine my excitement when on the final evening of the conference, as I was getting dressed for the farewell dinner, my cell phone whistled to me with an intriguing text message sent from the Catification Lounge. “You won! Come pick up!" And to think that I almost decided not to enter for the chance of winning one of the fantastic items for which Modern Cat is famous. Purrhaps one of the gods whispered to me without my knowledge.
We rushed over to the Catification Lounge as quickly as possible, eager to find out what extraordinary prize we may have won. Much to our delight the treasure awaiting us was a gorgeous collapsible kitty bed hand-crafted by Etsy seller SassMuffins. Its unique feature is when dismantled, it can be stowed for traveling into its very own drawstring sack. After admiring it and proudly showing it off, we took it completely apart, folded it up and stuffed it into its container. The kitty bed was so soft and cuddly; we could hardly wait for our cats to give it a go.
Since we were overloaded with a huge amount of swag which consisted of cat food samples, treats, toys, T-shirts, booklets and goodies which were handed out abundantly by conference exhibitors we were quite concerned about how we could manage to bring it all home. Excess baggage was out of the question! Fortunately UPS set up a special shipping service making it possible for everything to arrive a few days later, right to our front door.
The minute the kitty bed was re-assembled, Sir Hubble Pinkerton and Dr. Hush Puppy gave it a thorough going over. Since a picture is worth a thousand words, their reaction to their new sleeping accommodation needs no further comment.
Have your kitties ever been touched by Lady Luck? Tell us about it in a comment.