Meet Tabbi, Your Cat’s New Best Friend

Sun, Apr 17, 2011

Scratching

The folks over at Cat-in-the-box Creations sure do have a sense of humor, but they may be on to something as well. Meet Tabbi, a full-size mannequin cat scratcher. If you have become your cat’s favorite scratching surface, maybe Tabbi is just what you need. She’s covered from head to toe in high quality sisal rope that’s securely attached to withstand some heavy-duty scratching. What kitty wouldn’t love to dig her claws into this creation? Tabbi also comes with a variety of accessories meant to entice kitty to scratch. Her faux grass hair can be styled and chewed on (although you’d have to keep an eye out to make sure it doesn’t get swallowed, I know Ando would devour it in just a few minutes.)

Tabbi comes in a tabletop bust version as well, also complete with accessories. Tabbi was originally created as a fundraiser for a local animal shelter. Check out the Cat-in-the-box Etsy shop for more details and other designs coming soon.

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13 Responses to “Meet Tabbi, Your Cat’s New Best Friend”

  1. 1
    Chi

    This product is pretty creepy :P

  2. 2
    jmuhj

    Can I get one that looks like my nasty next-door neighbor to the south?

  3. 3
    slave to cats

    That is too funny and what a unique idea for the fundraiser. I love the picture of the kitty just sitting on the arm looking so at home.

  4. 4
    Nerdycat

    That`s just plain silly.

  5. 5
    Sandra

    A little something to prevent your relatives from ever visiting again.

  6. 6
    Sarah, Tabbi Creator

    Re: Jmuhj- That depends… is your nasty next-door neighbor covered in sisal rope with faux-foliage follicles? ;-D

    In general, future Tabbi creations can be specially made if you’re looking for a particular mannequin form/size/shape/style. Speciality orders will take +/- 4 weeks from order to shipment (+/- 6 weeks for full-size forms including arms, legs and face), email me if you’re interested in matching up your next-door neighbor’s form anytime soon. In the mean time, try yelling “ATTACK!” and pointing South. Hey, it might work! :-)

  7. 7
    Feli

    This would only encourage bad behaviour.

    Of course, it’s never wrong when a cat is involved.

  8. 8
    Bernie

    Oh Oh what is the rating on these post. XXXX To very creative to my virgin eyes.

  9. 9
    Ashley M

    Chi
    April 17th, 2011 at 10:11 am

    This product is pretty creepy :P
    ————————————-
    Agreed!

  10. 10
    Lyn

    LOL The tabletop torso makes me remember the old Madonna days (if you are that old, you can never forget her outfit at the time).

    I do think it would be cheaper to cover my hubby in sisal and pose him on the couch. Oh wait, he’s already there with the cats and it didn’t cost me a dime! Plus, his hair won’t assure a trip to the VET for the kitties.

  11. 11
    Sarah, Tabbi Creator

    Re: Fell– I’ve had friends joke about these scratching posts being good attack-cat training dummies, but in reality, cats don’t personify the shape like we do; it doesn’t smell like a human, sound like a human, taste like a human, doesn’t have a body temp… the duality and irony of the scratching posts being in mannequin-form is noticed only by humans. To cats it’s just the largest playground they’ve seen in quite some time. Fun fun fun!

    re:Lyn– We have 4 household cats in our home 24-7, and an array of rotating foster kittens (anywhere from 1-6 at a time) most of the year. Without exception they have all loved their own house mannequins (and yup, our house is VERY creepy in that regard, if you’re not used to having mannequin forms around it will make you jump a few dozen times in the beginning when coming around a corner, lol!) We’ve yet to have a vet experience from the hair being chewed off, even from our most chewy of kitties, but most certainly if it is a concern, take care of kitty 1st and maybe just admire Tabbi from afar. Each cat, and their level of destructiveness, will be different. Trust your cat-mama gut! :-D

  12. 12
    DeKa

    I agree with Chi, the first commentator-this cat scratcher is whimsically strange.


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