Cat Product Holiday Review/Giveaway Series: Cat-A-Pole

The lovely Kate Benjamin of Moderncat demonstrating the Cat-A-Pole

I first saw the Cat-A-Pole interactive wand toy at the Catification Lounge sponsored by Jackson Galaxy of My Cat From Hell and Kate Benjamin of Moderncat when I went to the BlogPaws Conference in June  and I was instantly intrigued by the ingenious simplicity of it. I guess cat experts agree, because it was featured in the December issue of Cat Fancy as one of the “Best Products of the Year.”


The Cat-a-pole looks like a fishing pole and is designed to create a wild and unpredictable motion that is irresistible to cats. It features a pom pom and feather toy on the end that flits about like a mouse when you drag it across the floor or like a bird when it zips through the air. This is all well and good, but what do my feline experts think of the Cat-A-Pole? We were given one to try out when we hosted Zee & Zoey’s Cat Ruler of the World Contest and Campaign for a Cause and the answer was a resounding meow of support!

When I took the toy out of the packaging tube it came in, Peanut practically wept tears of joy and could not wait to play with it. Zoey took her traditional hunting stance and carried it around the house like it was fresh prey she had just killed. Okay, not the most glamorous marketing slogan, but it’s true!

I think the best way to extoll the virtues of the Cat-A-Pole, however, is with visual evidence. Kitshka, one of the sweet kitties of “Texas, A Cat in New York,” was one of the prize winners of a Cat-A-Pole from the Cat Ruler Contest. She went so head over heels crazy for it, that the video that was taken of her playing with it is featured on the Cat-A-Pole site! Check it out… Kizmet has some competition in the cuteness department!!

The best news, just in time for holiday gift giving, Cat-A-Pole is giving one toy away to a lucky reader. Just leave a comment about why your kitty would love this toy and make sure to include your email when you submit the comment so I can contact you if you win! The giveaway is for U.S. residents only… sorry… and the contest ends on Tuesday, December 4th at midnight, PST, and the winner will be announced on Thursday, December 6th.

Cat-A-Pole is a fantastic way to incorporate important interactive play and bonding time with your cat(s) and is affordable at under $20.00. Replacement mouse-bird parts are available if you have a rough and tough gang like I do and the Cat-A-Pole does not use dangerous string that can get tangled around the cat or the furniture for attaching the toy. The toy is attached to a long thin plastic tube which is what creates the fun and unpredictable motion.

To learn more about this cat-tastic toy or to purchase one for your favorite kitty, please click to visit the Cat-A-Pole site.

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  1. Phoenix says:

    My cats love to leap, hunt & play!