Introducing Hauspanther – The Premier Online Magazine for Design-conscious Cat People

Tue, Jan 1, 2013

Gifts & Miscellaneous

It’s a new year, and it’s time for a new thing. Five years ago, I started gathering my design finds for cat lovers together in a little blog at Moderncat.net. The site grew much bigger and much faster than I ever could have imagined and I am so lucky to have such wonderful readers who share my passion for cats and design.

Over the years, I also started some other related ventures: Moderncat Studio, where I work with a team of cat-loving designers to create unique handcrafted cat products, and Moderncat Distribution, which imports and distributes The Cat’s Trapeze in the US and Canada.

It’s now time to bring everything together under one new — and very distinctive — name. I am so pleased to introduce Hauspanther, a new brand created especially for design-conscious cat people.

Hauspanther.com is your go-to source for all things design- and cat-related. It is an online magazine featuring my design finds for cat lovers, along with other news and useful information for living stylishly with cats. Please take a look at the About page for more details.

One feature I’m very excited to share with you is the Hauspanther Gear Guide, which will provide you with a comprehensive way to search for the latest and greatest cat gear. We are still creating the Gear Guide, so check back as more things are added. The Gear Guide will be continuously updated in order to provide you with the most useful information and links.

At Hauspanther.com you will also be able to shop for Hauspanther products, and, for the retailers out there working with Moderncat Distribution, we will be consolidating that portion of the business under one “roof” as well. More details coming soon.

HAUSPANTHER SOCIAL CONNECTIONS

If you are currently a fan of Moderncat on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram, you won’t have to do a thing, you will automatically be a fan of Hauspanther, so please continue to follow us on all of these channels.

HAUSPANTHER EMAIL UPDATES

We know that most of our readers enjoy getting updates via email. If you would like to continue to receive my design finds via email YOU WILL NEED TO SIGN-UP TO RECEIVE HAUSPANTHER EMAIL UPDATES. It is quite simple, just click the button below and enter your email address, then check your inbox for a confirmation email, click the link in the email and you will be all set.

If you would like to then unsubscribe from the old Moderncat emails, you may do so by simply clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of one of the old emails.

GIVEAWAYS!

Of course we will have fabulous giveaways on Hauspanther! In fact, we should have a new giveaway to announce every Monday! Instead of leaving a comment to enter, however, you will instead complete a form, like you did for the 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway. The current giveaway will always be listed on the Hauspanther Giveaway page, so check it out each week to see what’s new. We’ll also be sending out email announcements when we post a new giveaway.

THANK YOU

I just want to thank all of you for your support and your friendship over the years. I absolutely love what I do, and I love sharing my passion for cats with all of you. It’s so nice to know there are others out there who feel the same way I do about these amazing little beings and I hope to continue sharing my finds with you for years to come. May 2013 be the year of the Hauspanther!

Sincerely,
Kate Benjamin, Cat Style Expert
Changing the world for cats and the people who love them, one scratching post at a time. 

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And just a little reminder, Modern Cat Magazine and it’s associated online content at moderncat.com have absolutely nothing to do with me or moderncat.net.

A big thank you to Robin A.F. Olson of Ultra Maroon Design for her assistance with the new logo!

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17 Responses to “Introducing Hauspanther – The Premier Online Magazine for Design-conscious Cat People”

  1. 1
    Mike E

    Amazingly awesome Kate!!
    Congratulations & best of luck in your new endevour! And thank you sooo much for the continued support of The Sky Scratcher products! 2013 will have some new designy surprises & can’t wait to share them with you & your followers. Keep up the great work & thanks for taking my products with you on this new & exciting road!
    Best wishes!
    Mike Estes
    The Sky Scratcher guy

  2. 2
    Daniela Caride - Taildom

    Congrats, Kate! I have subscribed by email and looking forward to all the news and ideas you’ll post there. :-)

  3. 3
    Joan L.

    Great way to start the New Year Kate!! Congratulations for continuing to be the classy place to shop for great cat products. MANY THANKS for inviting Stretch & Scratch to sponsor your Shelter/Rescue of the Month nominee. You have helped thousands of homeless cats in cages get stress relief & exercise with a scratcher in their cages.
    2013 It’s ALL About the Cats!
    xoxo
    Joan @ StretchandScratch.com

  4. 4
    Meg

    Kate, way to go!

    We can hardly wait to see what you and all your 4-legged, 3-legged (maybe?), and 2-legged friends will come up with in 2013.

    We wish you guys nothing but the coolest adventures, the healthiest health, the sweetest dreams, the most delicious noms, and the coziest companionship this year and every year.

    Aloha!
    Mayya Papaya, Justice Threegood Marshall, and Meg

  5. 5
    Lisa Fleming

    Kate~
    Love the new name! Much success in 2013!

    Lisa
    @cat and crow children’s book

  6. 6
    WhiskaKids

    Excellent name & fabulous looking new site! Can’t wait to see what the New Year brings for you all, and us lucky followers too!

  7. 7
    jmuhj

    Slammin’ site, all! Signed up and looking forward to an epic 2013 for Hauspanther.com! >^^<

  8. 8
    Mark Valentino

    Way to build that feline empire! Looking forward to more great things from you Kate.

  9. 9
    Barbara Benjamin

    We’re proud and excited about the new endeavor. We know how much work goes into these changes and hope it all turns out to be another fabulour year of making new friends and finding new ways to help our furry relatives. Love M & D

  10. 10
    Terrie

    I love the name and logo! Can’t wait to see what you have in store for us this year :) Wishing you much success on your new brand!

  11. 11
    Meg

    Hi Kate,

    How darling that your M & D left such a warm comment. They must be very proud of you and their grandcats!

    BTW, Barbara is the perfect name for a mom — mine, too. =^..^=

    Stay fluffy!

  12. 12
    Jen M.

    The new site is beautiful! I’ve already signed up for email updates. I can’t wait to see what you have in store in 2013!

    Happy “Mew” Year!

  13. 13
    Dorian @ Your Daily Cute

    I am so excited for you and for all of this, Kate! Looking forward to tons of fabulousness!

    And I LOVE the name and the logo. Super well done!

  14. 14
    Thomas

    Congratulations! A new venture to kick off a new year is a great idea. I really like the idea also of filling out forms for giveaways rather than the need to comment. Best of luck with Hauspanther. I will be checking back regularly to see how the Gear Guide turns out!

  15. 15
    coolforcatsuk

    Have just checked out the new site – it’s fab, what a great idea. Love the name and logo too.

    I’m sure Hauspanther will be a roaring success! x

  16. 16
    Greg

    Looking forward to seeing the new site! Awesome news.

  17. 17
    kc

    Congrats! Love the new logo. Best of luck.


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