paper rings that are about the size
and shape of an elastic
hairband. Cats love
these fantastic toys
that, of course, are
available at The Cat
Last year, The Cat
Connection hosted a
series of pop-up cat cafes.
Staff members converted their
break room into a lovely lounge
area and invited local rescue
groups to bring in adoptable cats
and kittens. Over the course of
nine events, they found homes for
more than 40 cats and kittens.
Errin’s favorite part of her job is
knowing that what they do at the
store helps strengthen the bond
between cats and their guardians.
She also loves getting to know
her customers, and she said the
atmosphere around the
store is a bit like a local
coffee shop, with regulars
popping in all the time.
“I can’t imagine doing
anything else,” Errin said.
“I am so grateful for the stars
aligning to make this my reality.
I joke that I do it all for my cats,
but truthfully it’s not a joke; they
are my life. I like knowing that I
can provide other people with the
same standard and level of care
that I give my own cats.”
Kate Benjamin is the
owner of Hauspanther
LLC, founder and editor
of Hauspanther.com, and
co-author with Jackson
Galaxy of two books,
Catification: Designing a Happy and Stylish
Home for Your Cat (and You!) and Catify
to Satisfy: Simple Design Solutions for
Creating a Cat-friendly Home. You also
can find Kate’s cat style tips in the Cat
Chic section on Catster.com. (Photo courtesy John Burcham Photography)
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“I joke that I do it all for my cats, but
truthfully it’s not a joke; they are my life.”
Store cat Cleo
tests some of the
Adorable kittens, like this little guy, are frequent visitors to the Cat Connection.