Modern cat beds and cat furniture

Washington, United States · 2523 Sales


Modern cat beds and cat furniture

Washington, United States 2523 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars

Announcement   We designed the Cat Ball® cat bed and the Cat Canoe®
Maker of modern cat beds, modern cat furniture, cat cocoons, cat pods, and cat nests. @TheCatBall on Instagram

Last updated on Mar 16, 2016

We designed the Cat Ball® cat bed and the Cat Canoe®
Maker of modern cat beds, modern cat furniture, cat cocoons, cat pods, and cat nests. @TheCatBall on Instagram

Jennifer Boaro

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Jennifer Boaro

The Cat Canoe made with Ragdoll Cat Lining
The Cat Ball cat bed in Rainbow Fabric
The Clown Cat Ball a Funny Cat Bed
Cat Canoe in Red and White Geometric Squares
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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
Lenore Bailey

Lenore Bailey on Aug 24, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Kitten jumped right on in and loves it!! He's still in his foster home and I can't pick him up until next week, but I waned him to have something of his own. LOVE IT!


liberal53 on Aug 23, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

So adorable and instantly loved by my most picky cat, Joe. Very well made, arrived very quick. Thanks so much! (Teddy featured)


eseredinski1 on Aug 17, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I now have three cat balls. They are great. Makes being a cat that much better!

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Some people think the fabric looks like "vintage cotton balls and olives", and others think the fabric design is "farting sheep".
You can add your own zany idea or vote your opinion on the Instagram post, @thecatball.
Every day might be Caturday, but there is only one World Cat Day each year. We suggest that you prepare by spaying or neutering your pets.

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For you Saturday is a cog in the weekly cycle, bringing you relief (or maybe a night of partying) once every seven days. But cats have Caturday, and this is more of a concept, certainly not a calendar event. Caturday is everyday: let the party begin!

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The Cat Ball cat bed in Rainbow Fabric
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Designed for Cats, Styled for People

When working in costume design you get asked to make some peculiar things, for example, a giant ball costume that a person could get inside. My client asked me for three of these giant balls, and I had to figure out how to make them!

I made a small ball prototype before making the human sized costumes. Shortly after this I got kittens, and then had the eureka moment to turn this prototype into a cat bed. The kittens absolutely loved it, and I had created an original cat bed, which I called the Cat Ball® cat bed.

My Cat Ball® cat bed and Cat Canoe® cat bed are made with a thick, high density foam that maintains the unique shape of the beds while also allowing your kitty to curl up in any position. They can even smash the Cat Ball® and sleep on top of it, and you can press the bed back into shape. The shape and properties are entirely from the pattern I created and the materials I use: there is no internal wire or framework.

The Cat Ball® cat bed and Cat Canoe® are made in a wide variety of fabrics, fully lined, and the seams are finished with coordinating bias tape for a sharp, tailored look. These cat beds are fully washable, warm, cozy, and cats will also use them as a play space. Currently most of the fabrics we use are 100% cotton quilting prints.

The Cat Ball cat bed and the Cat Canoe are labor intensive to make, requiring specialty materials and equipment. Our business has grown and to keep up with demand, we now have help cutting and sewing our products. I continue to work at The Cat Ball World Headquarters, where I design new products, make samples and prototypes, and occasionally do custom work. I have four industrial sewing machines, an army of cutting tools, many pounds of thread, and a large, cork covered pattern making table.
Everything I do is loud, messy and for the love of cats.

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The Cat Ball® cat bed - Your cat will figure it out.®

The Cat Ball®, Cat Canoe®, and Cat Ball® logo are registered trademarks.

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Shop members
  • Retro


    Retro is a good-natured guy, but nobody really understands him. His hobbies are naps, string, and rodents. Retro is half Angora, half Siamese. His color is called "lynx point".

  • Tink


    Tink is new to the crew, and is still learning how to be a Siamese Supermodel. She loves the laser pointer more than anything else, but has also demonstrated superb lap-sitting skills. Tink wears a very cute pair of puffy pants.

  • Twix


    Twix has this incredible long, strong powerful tail that can drag your coffee cup right off of the table. He can be found sitting wherever he wants, and he really doesn't like to be photographed.

  • Jennifer

    Owner, Designer, Pattern Maker

    I am a designer and pattern maker, and have the ability to create the designs that I dream up.

  • Outside Manufacturer


    This is a full service cut and sew shop.


Find TheCatBall at the following upcoming market!

  • CAToberfest: A Celebration of Cats

    Rock Creek Elementary,

    Maple Valley, WA

    Oct 15

    This family friendly event is a celebration of cats! CAToberfest is really a bazaar with all things cat related. You will find gifts for your cat loving friends as well as for your cat. There will be FREE kid activities, an art contest, non-profit groups, and informative guest speakers, all revolving around cats! We also have our amazing raffle baskets, cookies, and of course foster Kittens! You can buy an event T-shirt and there will be free swag bags for our first 100 customers. CAToberfest is a fundraiser and all proceeds go to fund the great work that South County Cats(SCC) does for cats in our area

Shop policies

Last updated on July 17, 2016
What is the Cat Ball® cat bed?
Your cat will figure it out.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
  • Check
  • Other Method
* You can use PayPal and credit cards here.
* I can arrange for direct credit card payments via phone or invoice (avoiding Etsy direct checkout)
* I can accept checks.
* I can make arrangements for local buyers.

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I will ship anywhere in the USA. Alaska is part of the USA.
I use Priority Mail, First Class Mail, Parcel Post, International First Class Parcel and FedEx.

Multiple Item Purchase:
I generally ship the least expensive way, and most shipments are via USPS Priority Mail. The Cat Canoe® usually ships First Class.

Local Buyers:
I can make arrangements for local pickup, saving you the shipping cost.
Please contact me.

International Buyers:
- I ship the least expensive, and slowest, method unless you request otherwise.
- The shipping transit time is generally two week to four weeks.
- You are responsible for custom taxes, as I do not know these laws and procedures for every country.
- I will not ship catnip toys internationally.
- You are welcome to contact me with questions about shipping and shipping rates. If you want to buy more than one cat bed I will take the time to see if I can reduce the shipping cost.
Refunds and Exchanges
Occasionally a cat will not use one of my cat beds. I have tips and tricks to try if this should happen to you. I will accept returns on unused Cat Ball® cat bed and Cat Canoe® cat bed.
Additional policies and FAQs

- My cat beds are washable; please follow my washing guidelines, as I have carefully tested to develop the best methods.
- Rabbits? I do not recommend my product for rabbits. They like to dig holes.
- I do not offer patterns for DIY sewing.