Three Fabulous Feline-Finds for Your Home

By Thursday, July 9, 2015

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. However, all opinions and anecdotes are my own, and I never promote any products or brands I don’t believe in.

Photo Courtesy of Flickr User zaimoku_woodpile

Cats remain the most popular pet in the U.S.—nearly 86 million of them share our homes, compared to 78 million dogs. Today I showed off some beautiful designs to complement you and your cat’s home for fun, function and style on Daytime, a syndicated morning show that LOVES pets.

Notice that most items featured are spherical in design, making them looks great and giving cats a cozy space—which they love!

A big thank you goes out to our three kittens for playing sweetly on set. They’re eight weeks of age and available for adoption at the Humane Society of Pinellas.

The Litter Robot Open Air model, $429 (includes free shipping)

The Litter Robot

Here’s my cat Turtle checking out the Litter Robot. She loves it, but wasn’t about to do her business while I had the camera!

Never scoop litter again! The Litter Robot is a self-cleaning litter box made in the USA. It comes with a 90-day money back guarantee and 18-month full warranty.

Fur-bulous features:

  • Open Air model incorporates the latest technology and improvements based on 15 years of customer feedback
  • Works with any clumping litter and 9-13 gallon plastic bags for the waste drawer
  • Cat sensor waits seven minutes after kitty exits the Litter Robot before the cleaning cycle begins (this allows for effective clumping to take place)
  • Patented sifting system separates clean litter from clumps and waste particles. Waste empties into drawer below.
  • See Litter Robot website for great resources to transition your cat to the self-cleaning litter box


Natural Sphere Cat Tower from Sauder Pet Home, $259.99 + shipping

Natural Sphere Cat Tower by Sauder

The kittens LOVED the Natural Sphere Cat Tower from Sauder Pet Home.

Natural Sphere Cat Tower from Sauder Pet Home is a modern, stylish take on pet furniture. Sauder believes people want fun, funky and functional pieces that integrate beautifully into their home décor.

Fur-bulous features:

  • Wicker cat sphere made from natural woven banana leaves
  • Two holes for kitty to enter/exit
  • Machine washable bed cushion
  • Sisal rope-wrapped leg for scratching
  • Great statement piece for any room

Sauder, an 80-year-old, family-owned furniture business, is known for stylish, affordable home furnishings. They launched the Sauder Pet Home collection earlier this year and it includes great designs for cats and dogs – like a modular modern cat tower, interactive pet cube and the Insider Cat or Dog House ($169) seen in the video.


The Cat Ball, $55 to $99 + shipping

The Cat Ball

It’s Shark Week! What better way to celebrate than with the Great White Shark Cat Ball Cat Bed!

This is The Cat Ball, made exclusively by The Cat Ball company in Seattle. Shark Week! The company founder, Jennifer Schmidt, is a costume designer by trade, and she conceived and developed The Cat Ball cat bed while making a prototype for a soccer ball mascot costume!

Fur-bulous features:

  • All foam and fabric construction (squish it and it pops back into shape)
  • Fully machine washable
  • Variety of designer fabrics, 100% cotton, intended to coordinate with your home décor
  • Whimsical, funny styles too, like the Great White Shark and the Watermelon
  • Great for cat photos! The Cat Ball has awesome Instagram and Facebook communities where customers post their pictures of their cats in The Cat Ball.
  • Fits cats up to 18-pounds

Cats love it because they feel safe and can use The Cat Ball as a way to launch ambushes on toys or the family dog!

What I love about today’s items is that both you and your cat will appreciate each of them! These solutions make cat living easier, more stylish and more fun.

Which one is your favorite? Tell me in the comments below!

  • Meg

    The shark cat ball is absolutely amazing. Where can I get one?! LOL hilarious and fun 🙂

    • Kristen Levine

      Meg, you can get The Cat Ball at My cats LOVE it!!!!

  • Alison Koss

    What do you think of the Litter Robot Open Air? I’m debating between the LRII or the LR Open Air for my large feline. Unfortunately, there are no reviews for the Open Air, so it’s hard to determine if it’s worth the higher cost.

    • Kristen Levine

      It’s brand new (the Open Air). I love it because it looks more “modern” and the opening seems to be bigger, although I didn’t have the Classic before this one. It did take my cat about 3 weeks to finally transition to it. But no more scooping for me now! One of the new features is a night light, which is kind of cool, but probably not necessary. I hope that helps.

  • Marc

    What is that on the opening of the LR3 (Open Air?) The one thing it’s missing is a door to keep the dog from snacking on the litter. In that picture, it looks like there is some sort of covering on the opening.


    • Kristen Levine

      Hi Marc, another point I meant to make about the Litter Robot Open Air is that after the cat leaves, it starts a seven minute countdown before it automatically will go into a clean cycle. Dogs looking for “litter box “snacks” is a common issue in multi pet households. So the dog only has seven minutes to get into it. If it is a problem, the Litter-Robot open air can also be programmed for a short interval. Hope that helps.

  • Kristen Levine

    Hi Marc. Actually, what you see in the photo is a little deceiving. You are seeing the back of the Litter Robot. There is no door on the opening. Here’s a link to the Support page on Litter Robot’s site: Maybe they have an answer to your question.

    I’m lucky, my dog doesn’t bother the LR:) We are super happy with it–so much easier than scooping.