Cat furniture proves a big hit for moggy lovers

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A SCOTS firm has been swamped with orders for its special range of furniture – for cats.

3 Fat Cats, a Lanark-based business, provides loungers, recliners, rocking chairs and even chaise longues for pampered moggies.

The products – which are infused with catnip – are so popular that cats are “squabbling” over them.

A small kitten enjoys playing on the rocking chair
A small kitten enjoys playing on the rocking chair

 

The venture was launched by Kim Manners, 56, eight months ago after she spotted a gap in the market.

Owners are so keen to give their pets five-star treatment that she has already sold a third of her stock, and has had to order another batch.

The products are infused with catnip to encourage pets to use them
The products are infused with catnip to encourage pets to use them

 

Cat lovers from across the world have shown interest in her products – and she has shipped items to Spain, Germany and even Sweden.

“Cats love them and the shapes are amazing,” she said.

One of the cats at Edinburgh's Maison de Moggy relaxing on a chaise longue
One of the cats at Edinburgh’s Maison de Moggy relaxing on a chaise longue

 

“If you give them this furniture it saves your own.

“Owners also look for something different about the house. One person bought the chaise longue for her cat because it fitted in with the Egyptian theme its pen had when she was taking it to cat shows.”

Kim says she has been swamped with orders
Kim says she has been swamped with orders

 

The furniture is made completely from cardboard, and is decorated with bright designs.

It is even infused with catnip to draw the animals to their own chairs and off their owners’ couches.

She has even shipped her products to Germany and Sweden
She has even shipped her products to Germany and Sweden

 

Kim has four rescue cats of her own, and says that Rocky, Chico, Milly and Wee Wesley all love the furniture dotted around her home.

Prices for the indulgent pieces range from £13.99 for a lounger, up to £29.99 for a rocking chair.

A chaise longue will set you back £29.99
A chaise longue will set you back £29.99

 

Kim added: “It’s comical to see my cats lying there sleeping or dozing in the sun but I hear from customers that their cats squabble over them.

“I think I may look into doing a two-seater like an old fashioned courting bench so they have their own space.”

Kim also sells unique pet food bowls, catnip toy spiders and even a small cat house for your pet to live in.

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