What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

Etsomnia™ 267: Cats!


Crabby Abby, on the only upholstered item of furniture we own. It’s hers now.

Etsom·ni·a (/etˈsämnēə/), noun, 1. a sleep disorder caused by obsessive Etsy browsing. 2. The surprising arrival of weird handmade merchandise ordered when one is only half conscious. (True story.) 3. An excuse for me to be an obnoxious, snarky New Yorker once per week.

I have mentioned a time or two (or twelve) that we were fostering a tiny, opinionated, slightly feral Maine Coon cat since the beginning of the quarantine. We have all grown on each other, and a couple of weeks ago, we made it official. Crabby Abby is now a member of the family! We have gone a little cat crazy, so I thought in honor of Herself’s adoption, this week we would look at cat merch. Etsy is positively lousy with the stuff!

For more Etsy fun, check out all my weekly Etsomnia™ posts!

Has this ever happened to you?
If you have the space, the money, and the inclination, this cat bridge-and-tunnel setup is pretty wonderful. By ScratchyThings
This is a cat toy in the shape of a dead mouse. Not a mouse, a DEAD mouse. Yike.
I would love to get Abby’s portrait painted! Of course, I would have to choose a scene that better suits her personality…
These are in my shopping basket! By LegendaryPetToys
Perfect if your cat is into the eighties…
Once thought to be extinct, the Shit-in-Your-Shoesasaurus is making a comeback!
Abby would love a cat cave like this beauty! By Vaivanat
I don’t have anything to say about this. I just thought the picture needed to be shared.
That’s going to be a fun hangover.
I can’t see Abby tolerating a collar, but this is pretty! By TinyTigerCollars
And I thought I was overdue for a mani/pedi!
This is a catio. Did you know that was a thing? Me, neither. We may be going a little overboard with the cat toys, but the kid is NOT getting her own guest house.
While the chances of Herself letting me put this on her are exactly 0%, I am still tempted. So funny! By Patrikka

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

22 thoughts on “Etsomnia™ 267: Cats!

  1. Who knew of all these items available for cats? Wow. Congrats to Crabby Abby on her adoption.

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  2. Me and my girls–Parker, Piper and Pumpkin–had a good laugh at these. They nixed every damn thing except the catio. Personally, I thought the hair curler thing was a riot. I was promptly clawed….

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  3. Cats just do their own thing. Bo,rest his soul, lived on top of the doors in my house. The scratch marks are still there.

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  4. Maybe you will get her into the hair rollers after giving her the catnip. Concatulations though on the new addition to your family. Love the shit-in-your-shoeosaurus.

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  5. We no longer have a cat and I don’t plan on ever having another one.. The last one chewed up a lot of my computer cables and the HTML TV cable. Never again. But did enjoy the pictures today. Hal

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  6. Oh how fun – the 80s one – and all were fun shares (as usual)
    And how sweet crabby Abby is now member of the fam

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  7. I love that ombre cat pod. My two would love that. What they absolutely would not love is any of the hats or costumes. Do any cats? I seriously doubt it. Any cat who has ever been forced to don a costume is most definitely plotting its human’s demise.

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  8. what a beautiful maine coone! and i loved that cat bridge and tunnel; i will try to get my husband to think about building something like that in our house because i know our cats would love it! we have three cats, but during the winter a long-haired tuxedo cat kept hanging around our porch. my husband started feeding her, then sat outside with her a lot, and bought her a heated cat house. although she was feral, she eventually warmed up to him, and we have recently brought her inside. she was successfully tested and given shots at the vet on the second try; the first time she bit the tech through her lead-lined gloves. a capsule of gabapentin later, she was very agreeable about the whole thing. she’s been living in our upstairs guest room but today she ventured downstairs for the first time. it’s nice to have cats to focus on these days.

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    • She is a pretty girl. And tiny! Only 5 lbs (though I think COVID might have increased her girth right along with mine). I absolutely agree about how diverting cats are. Our holy terror has come a really long way in the last 8 weeks, and every day is an adventure. I love that you rescued a feral stray from outside! I totally would have done that, too.


    • Hi, this is the husband… please don’t encourage Grace! But honestly, I am already measuring rooms to decide if we can do this… 😸. Our little feral tuxedo girl has really bonded with me, but it took quite a bit of time (I figure it is because I would heat up her food bowl and then the food when she was still outside. 2 hot meals a day go a looong way in kittydom apparently).


      • Nice to meet you! I’ve worked my charm on our little demon, too, but it never occurred to me to heat up her food. She’s plenty spoiled enough. I love that you’re considering the wonderful cat furniture. Our ceilings are too low, or I’d be campaigning for it as well.


  9. Your daughter was a baby named Einstein??? (Sorry, I just couldn’t help myself.). Abby is lucky to have you and Beloved in her life! And the cat toys do tend to start to overfloweth, don’t they?

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