The Polydactyl Cat

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Hello again, CEO Olivia here. I’ve been trying to over come my fear of cats. They say knowledge is power so I’ve been sniffing out what I can about these strange creatures. While doing so, I discovered a rare & unusual type of cat called a polydactyl cat. They are born with what is called a double paw mutation. Typically, cats have 18 toes, five on their front paws & four on the back. Polydactyl cats have extras. My huMom knew a cat named Julius who had 12 toes on each foot.

These cats are sometimes called “Hemingway cats,” because the famous writer Ernest Hemingway had a penchant for polydactyl cats. They were also favored by sailors because it was believed the extra toes & claws made for extra efficient mousers. They are seen all over the world as a result but are most often seen in western England, Wales, the eastern U.S. & Canada.

Polydactylism is a genetic mutation & can occur in any type of cat. It occurs more often in Maine Coon cats than other breeds but polydactyl cats are not considered a breed themselves.

I’m kind of glad that Dottie & Jerry have the regular amount of toes & claws. But I wonder if they had extras, would that mean they would have extra fun with their Knotty Bon Bons? I should ask them…just need to work up the nerve.

CEO Olivia

 

 

Knotty Bon Bons

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Are you a good cat? If so, you deserve an all natural toy too. That’s why with help from my cat sister Dottie, I created the Knotty Bon Bon for Good Cats. I noticed Dottie likes to chase bugs, especially spiders. She bops them, tosses them about & usually eats them, poor things. I also noticed Dottie goes goofy over catnip.

I put these two observations together & came up with a hemp rope toy specifically for good cats. It looks a bit like a bug & we take our Bon Bons & toss them with dried catnip harvested from our property.

Cat’s enjoy mimicking the predatory sequence when they play – stalk, pounce, kill & eat is hardwired into all cats even though house cats don’t depend on a successful hunt to eat. Toys like laser pointers only fulfill the first two steps of the predatory sequence & can leave your good cat feeling frustrated or unfulfilled.

Dottie has reported that she enjoys playing with her Knotty Bon Bons & her predatory needs are satisfied. As a bonus, the Knotty Bon Bons clean her teeth as she plays. My huMom likes this because trying to brush Dottie’s teeth is a challenge but clean teeth is very important.

Are you a good cat? If so have you entered my giveaway? You could win a pack of Knotty Bon Bons!

CEO Olivia

New Knotty Offerings

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Hello everyone, CEO Olivia here. Last week we reopened our online store. Today I want to talk about the new additions to our toys.

First I’d like to mention that the hemp used in our toys is grown in Romania & Hungary. It’s grown without pesticides or chemicals for the simple reason that hemp does not require them. Our hemp is also unpolished & is not bleached. It’s just pure, raw hemp. It’s rough to the touch & smells like the fields it was grown in which we dogs love.

Our new Mighty Gnaw is for the serious chewer. Made from 20mm hemp rope, it has a Stevedore knot at either end with an added large double overhand knot at one end. It’s massive! It’s excellent for playing fetch, positive reinforcement training or simply as a good mighty dog gnaw 😉

The good cat in your life can now also enjoy our pure hemp toys.   Knotty Bon Bons come in packs of three & have been tossed with real organic catnip. My fursister Dottie goes nuts over her Bon Bons. They are made from 12mm hemp rope & I think they look like a rope spider.  Dottie agrees. She says they make for excellent prey & provide her with the  full hunt experience.

 

We are now experimenting with softies & are in the process of developing prototypes that Fursister Suzie Q & I are eager to test out. We’ll keep you updated.

CEO Olivia