If you’re the owner of a pampered puss, every day in your house is probably cat celebration day – but there is actually an official International Cat Day, held every year on the 8 August. It was started in 2002 by the International Fund for Animal Welfare, and is how run by the British charity International Cat Care. The aim of the day is to raise awareness for cats and learn more about how to help and protect them. The 2023 theme is ‘purrrfect play every day’, to encourage pet owners to interact more with their felines. We’ve picked out 10 cat-related products to help you and Kitty celebrate International Cat Day.
1. Grey cat recycled cotton blanket, JJ Textile
Looking for the purr-fect blanket? Well, you might have found it in this cotton blanket, featuring a blanket-ful of stripey moggies and cuddly cats. In the fresh hues of icy grey and off-white, it’ll add a calming influence into any interior. It features a fully reversible design with an inverted colour-scheme on the reverse and is woven in the UK from cotton which has been recycled. £129, avaiable from JJTextile.
2. Caviar illustration cat bowl, Cheshire & Wain
For kitties who enjoy the finer things in life, this beautiful hand thrown porcelain bowl with illustrated caviar tin design is the perfect food or water bowl. Made in collaboration with potter Kate Welton in Norfolk, England, it’s dishwasher safe and costs £35 from Cheshire & Wain.
3. Cork placemats, Liga/Hornsea
British vintage design on organic cork placemats. In collaboration with Hornsea – once the largest pottery in the world with delightful quirky iconic designs. Hornsea Pottery was made to be affordable, used every day and to be enjoyed just like this ‘happy cat sad cat’ mats. Grown in Portugal, hand printed in Cornwall, they cost £30 for a set of four from Liga.
4. Reversible cat igloo bed, Sophie Allport
Super-soft and multifunctional, this reversible igloo bed offers flexibility and comfort, perfect for your cat to curl up in and get a good nights sleep. In its extended form, it acts as a cosy sleeping den complete with a soft inner cushion. The igloo can then be easily transformed into a comfortable cat bed with high borders, offering a snug environment to snooze in. £77.50, available from Sophie Allport.
5. Coffee me cat mug, Jimbobart
This bone china mug features an original illustration and has been hand-decorated in Stoke on Trent, UK. It can be washed in dishwasher, although to prevent fading over time is best hand washed. It costs £19, available from Jimbobart.
6. Chester the cat pet food tin, Rex London
Pick up a bargain with this metal pet food bin, which measures 16.5 cm × 11 cm × 20 cm. Was £8.95, it now costs just £2.69 from Rex London.
7. Japanese cat box, At Home in the Country
This unusual little box would make a great trinket box for jewellery, measuring just 9.5cm high x 5.5cm long. £16.95, available from At Home in the Country.
8. Scarlett cat scratching post. Archie & Oscar
This mushroom-shaped scratching post is space-efficient but attractive. Made from durable sisal, the two sizes of the mushroom scratcher and pillars covered with durable sisal hemp rope offer your cat a range of options. Was £31.99 now £23.99, available from Wayfair.
9. UrbanSolar neon light cat, The Solar Centre
This fun cat solar light will add a quirky touch to your garden. It’s wireless, fully automatic and completely solar-powered, so you don’t need to keep an eye on it – unlike your cat! £14.99, available from The Solar Centre.
10. Furstar Friend cat bed, Sazy
Perfect for keeping your furry friend comfortable, this stylish pet bed features plush cushioning and piped detailing. It is super practical, too, with washable covers, and perfect for owners who want a bed to match their home decor. £25, available from Sazy.
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