I originally found out about Catification: Designing a Happy and Stylish Home for Your Cat (and You!) because I subscribe to Kate Benjamin’s online cat magazine, Hauspanther. Kate is one of the authors of the book – along with Jackson Galaxy.
I have been following Kate for years – she is all about being design conscious with cat stuff – in other words, you can have a design-friendly home that is also cat-friendly.
Jackson Galaxy is the host of My Cat From Hell – a show on Animal Planet and Kate was on an episode of the show to show how you can be design-friendly and cat-friendly at the same time. They have taken this idea a bit further with their new book, Catification: Designing a Happy and Stylish Home for Your Cat (and You!).
Kate and Jackson talk about the “Raw Cat” and that was my favorite part of the book – it is the foundation to understanding our cats. I can’t tell you how many emails I get about people applying human characteristics or dog traits to cats and having to explain that cats are different. So I love that they build that foundation to show the importance of integrating feline needs with the design style of your home.
The book includes tips, ideas and case studies of felines in need. It is loaded with photos to give you ideas on how to live in harmony indoors with your kitty. They also include “Catification Hacks” which are ideas submitted by real cat owners. These ideas include ways other cat owners have used shelves, planters, and more from IKEA and other stores and transformed the products into something their cats can use.
I honestly enjoyed this book more than I thought I would – I am NOT a great reader, but this one kept my interest. I learned quite a bit as well – not only about cats but also I like that it has me thinking about how I can improve my home for my cats.
I think the book makes a great gift for a cat lover or for yourself!
The book is available now for Kindle or you can pre-order the paperback which will release in October. ORDER Catification: Designing a Happy and Stylish Home for Your Cat (and You!)
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We received the Catification: Designing a Happy and Stylish Home for Your Cat (and You!) book from the manufacturer. Receiving the free product did not influence this post.