theskyscratcher

Cat Furrrniture

Portland, Oregon 244 Sales On Etsy since 2011

3.5 out of 5 stars (52)

theskyscratcher

Cat Furrrniture

Portland, Oregon | 244 Sales

Mike Estes

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Mike Estes

Announcement    From the creator of The Sky Scratcher comes your cat's latest obsession, Catnip Ninja! The same organic catnip spray we’ve been producing for over 8 years, with a fresh new look. We love cats and know after one spray, they’ll be hooked.

Why catnip? Because it’s an inexpensive treat your cats will love.

What is catnip? Catnip is part of the mint family, which holds over 200 varieties. The leaves of a catnip look very similar to your typical mint leaf and grows just as crazy. Catnip holds an essential oil known as Nepetalactone. Once a cat is introduced to said oil by way of diluted spray or the messier, dry leaf method, your cat will enjoy a euphoric, almost ‘tripping’ like state for 5-15 minutes depending on the dose or exposure. After their first interaction, you’ll understand why cats crave catnip. Usually one whiff and that’s all it takes. Just the smell alone will send them into instant playtime. They’ll become more energetic and add a little pep to their step. After your cat has warn itself out, they’ll start to chill out and settle in for a nice, long catnap.

When should I introduce my fur-baby to catnip? Most experts recommend waiting till about 6 months to a year before introducing catnip into their routine. It’s not the end of the world if they try some before then, just make sure you monitor their behavior. And like all good things, practice moderation. Too much of a good thing could lead to a higher tolerance. Also keep in mind that not all cats will react to catnip. There are a few kitties that don’t feel the effects of catnip. Just the way it goes sometimes.

How much is too much? With the Catnip Ninja Organic Spray, we recommend one to two sprays per ‘session’. Once you’ve introduced your cat to catnip, you’ll get a feeling for how much is too much. It’s highly recommended to monitor your cats behavior while they’re enjoying the experience. Some cats can over exert themselves while on catnip if they push themselves too far. Just take it easy the first couple of times till you know what to expect. Overindulgence can happen, but its very unlike your cat will overdose on catnip. If they do ingest too much of the leafy green stuff, however, they may become sick to their stomach. Trust your parental instincts to know when enough is enough.

Want to help us spread a few smiles around the world? Who doesn’t like watching cats on the internet? Even better, who doesn’t like watching cats on catnip on the internet?! Feel free to tag any of your cats good times via Instagram photos or video with #imacatnipninja and let’s show the world that cats truly are the better pet.

The Sky Scratcher is coming back soon! For more information:

Check out our funded Kickstarter page, where you can see a video of The Sky Scratcher in action!
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jeez/the-sky-scratcher-a-revolutionary-cat-scratching-p

Apartment Therapy:
http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/mike-estes---booth-17-design-showcase-2012-177348

Chicago's Renegade Craft Fair:
http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/handcrafted-housewares-from-renegade-craft-fair-chicago-176809

Announcement

Last updated on Feb 21, 2019

From the creator of The Sky Scratcher comes your cat's latest obsession, Catnip Ninja! The same organic catnip spray we’ve been producing for over 8 years, with a fresh new look. We love cats and know after one spray, they’ll be hooked.

Why catnip? Because it’s an inexpensive treat your cats will love.

What is catnip? Catnip is part of the mint family, which holds over 200 varieties. The leaves of a catnip look very similar to your typical mint leaf and grows just as crazy. Catnip holds an essential oil known as Nepetalactone. Once a cat is introduced to said oil by way of diluted spray or the messier, dry leaf method, your cat will enjoy a euphoric, almost ‘tripping’ like state for 5-15 minutes depending on the dose or exposure. After their first interaction, you’ll understand why cats crave catnip. Usually one whiff and that’s all it takes. Just the smell alone will send them into instant playtime. They’ll become more energetic and add a little pep to their step. After your cat has warn itself out, they’ll start to chill out and settle in for a nice, long catnap.

When should I introduce my fur-baby to catnip? Most experts recommend waiting till about 6 months to a year before introducing catnip into their routine. It’s not the end of the world if they try some before then, just make sure you monitor their behavior. And like all good things, practice moderation. Too much of a good thing could lead to a higher tolerance. Also keep in mind that not all cats will react to catnip. There are a few kitties that don’t feel the effects of catnip. Just the way it goes sometimes.

How much is too much? With the Catnip Ninja Organic Spray, we recommend one to two sprays per ‘session’. Once you’ve introduced your cat to catnip, you’ll get a feeling for how much is too much. It’s highly recommended to monitor your cats behavior while they’re enjoying the experience. Some cats can over exert themselves while on catnip if they push themselves too far. Just take it easy the first couple of times till you know what to expect. Overindulgence can happen, but its very unlike your cat will overdose on catnip. If they do ingest too much of the leafy green stuff, however, they may become sick to their stomach. Trust your parental instincts to know when enough is enough.

Want to help us spread a few smiles around the world? Who doesn’t like watching cats on the internet? Even better, who doesn’t like watching cats on catnip on the internet?! Feel free to tag any of your cats good times via Instagram photos or video with #imacatnipninja and let’s show the world that cats truly are the better pet.

The Sky Scratcher is coming back soon! For more information:

Check out our funded Kickstarter page, where you can see a video of The Sky Scratcher in action!
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jeez/the-sky-scratcher-a-revolutionary-cat-scratching-p

Apartment Therapy:
http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/mike-estes---booth-17-design-showcase-2012-177348

Chicago's Renegade Craft Fair:
http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/handcrafted-housewares-from-renegade-craft-fair-chicago-176809

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About theskyscratcher

Sales 244
On Etsy since 2011

Felines take over our cites!

The Sky Scratcher was created for you & your feline friends to enjoy a little urban destruction with a twist of design focused inspiration. 2 1/2 years of R&D went into the first Sky Scratcher [Chicago]. I knew that it had to be a) aesthetically pleasing to the human eye & b) Eco-conscious in it's construction. If you're like me, cat toys need to be organic & safe for your cats & not look hideous in the living room.

Late in 2011, I used Kickstarter.com to drum up the initial investment funds needed to launch into production. I raised enough to purchase 100 units worth of The Sky Scratcher: Chicago & the original dies used to punch out each floor exactly to my specifications. Now, in early 2013, we have launched The Sky Scratcher: NYC, we're on our 2nd round of 100 Chicago's & have created the Subway Hug & Kick to accompany the cardboard city your kitties will love to destroy! All come with our Organic Catnip Spray to entice your little kitties into using their new toys & not your furniture.

Keeping the Eco-conscious & design friendly goals, I hope to bring new & exciting urban cardboard jungle themed scratching structures for you & your feline kids to enjoy for years to come!

Thanks for stopping by & please, tell your locally owned pet stores & feline loving friends about our products!

Mike E.
Owner/Designer
The Sky Scratcher
www.theskyscratcher.com = our etsy store!

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  • Mike Estes

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    Hello cat lovers! I'm just a guy who loves cats & making toys for them to enjoy. The Sky Scratcher line is just the beginning! Hopefully you & your kids will enjoy my products & please, spread the word to other Eco-conscious feline lovers! Thanks!!

Shop policies

Last updated on December 15, 2012
Hello & welcome! The Sky Scratcher a renewable cat scratching post made of cardboard & bamboo plywood. We keep our design philosophy architectural based & aesthetically pleasing while being feline functional & safe. If you like our products, please spread the word, www.theskyscratcher.com.

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Payment
We accept PayPal & Direct Purchase with credit card.
Shipping
All Items are hand assembled in Portland, Oregon & usually ship within a week of placing your order, or sooner! The USPS is our primary carrier. Tracking numbers will be emailed to you upon shipment. If expedited shipping is necessary, please feel free to contact us prior to placing your order so we can set-up a reserved transaction reflecting your needs.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you own a pet boutique or e-commerce site focusing on organic/green pet products, send us an email & we'll send you are wholesale price sheet.
Please feel free to contact Mike with any questions at furrrniture [!at] gmail.com.