Monday, September 14, 2015
Last Christmas, Target came out with a cardboard gingerbread house for kitties. We purchased one for Wylla and Charlene and gave several as gifts, too. It was a huge hit in our house, and many of your homes as well. Several of you started posting photos of your kitties enjoying their houses on our Facbook wall, so we asked that you send them to us, and we posted photos of this whole cardboard kitty city HERE.
In the post, I made a shout-out to Target and asked if they could create some of these houses for other holidays, too. I suggested a kitty love shack for Valentine's Day and a haunted house for Halloween. They replied with this in the comment section:
Hi From The Target Headquarters Design Team :) Thank you for all your Scratch House Product Love ! You really have made our day---- We work hard to design fun and whimsical Cat ideas that we hope everyone will love....... so THANKS. Please stay in touch, and please know that we are working on many new ideas! Including the Haunted House Idea for you.... Cheers! Jill & Chelsea
I was at Target on Sunday doing a kitty litter run, and was so excited to discover that their new Haunted House was on the shelves.
I brought one home, assembled it with some assistance from big cats and kittens, and just like the Gingerbread House, it was an instant hit. I know, I know, it's a little early for Halloween, but the cats don't seem to mind that we're pushing the season a bit.
Wylla loves lurking inside the house and waiting for Bart and Fielding to come trick-or-treating at her door. The boys love swatting at the dangling ball scratching the scratch pad. Charlene gave the house a good sniffing and stuck her head inside, but hasn't passed through the threshold completely yet. Perhaps, it's too spooky.
I posted a brief video on Instagram of the cats and kittens enjoying the Haunted House and today I have the extended version of the video feating Wylla and both of the Mittenflosses.
Thanks, Target! In the future, if you need a focus group to test your products, we've got your demographic living right here under our roof! I've got lots of ideas for kitty houses, too, so give us a holler if you would like some input!
I've already seen lots of your cats and their haunted houses on Facebook. Send them our way, and we'll do a Haunted House round-up around Halloween!