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A Chair With An Integrated Running Wheel Was Invented For Cat Lovers
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A Chair With An Integrated Running Wheel Was Invented For Cat Lovers

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Those of us who work at home and own a cat probably know how nice it is to have a cat laying by your side. The problem is that cats are very independent, and sometimes just don’t hang around where we hang around. If only there was something that could bring you and your cat together a little bit more frequently…

One might think that this is too niche of a problem, but in fact, it’s just a problem about finding the right niche for a cat. Two bright-minded designers Stephan Verkaik and Beth Horneman believe that they’ve designed a perfect solution for bringing you and your cat together. It’s the Loveseat: a chair with a built-in exercise wheel for a cat. The wheel will let your cat get the amount of exercise it needs without letting it run away from your comfy spot. Your presence will motivate the cat, and the cat’s presence will motivate you back. A win-win for both parties.

“Everything we buy for our cats ends up in a corner or in the spare bedroom. However, the reason we have a pet is because we like to spend time together. Our goal is to ensure that we and our cats can share the best places in the house,” said founder Stephan Verkaik. The project is out on Kickstarter, so check it out if you’re interested to learn more!

More info: Instagram | kickstarter.com

The Loveseat chair was designed by Stephan Verkaik and Beth Horneman

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It gives the cat an exercise it needs without leaving the comfy spot

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“Our goal is to ensure that we and our cats can share the best places in the house”

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Hidrėlėy

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Fascinated by music, movies and sitcoms, I'm passionate about social media and can't live without the internet, especially for all the cute dog and cat pictures out there. I wish the day had about 40 hours to be able to do everything I want.

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Fascinated by music, movies and sitcoms, I'm passionate about social media and can't live without the internet, especially for all the cute dog and cat pictures out there. I wish the day had about 40 hours to be able to do everything I want.

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Marcellus the Third
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3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Clearly neither has ever seen an actual cat. The best you can hope is the cat occasionally sits on it; more likely it will use some feature unexpectedly (like, maybe use the shadow on specific times in specific weather; or unobservedly store live worms under it) or totally ignore.

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Island Life
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3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I wouldn't want to buy it without an return guarantee if the cat don't like it.

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Beth H
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3 years ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Hi Island Life :). I’m Beth, co-founder of Catham.City. We’re offering the product well below retail price on Kickstarter to help get it launched and into your homes! Unfortunately, because we’re not yet selling though a retail platform (where there would be a physical location which can resell the product if it doesn’t work for you), we can’t offer returns when the cat doesn’t like it. I know cats an be unpredictable and have a mind of their own, so before buying a loveseat, make sure to know your cat’s energy level. My Oliver loves to use the wheel, but he’s also high energy and often races around the house and climbs furniture!

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Night Owl
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3 years ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I like it but I doubt my cat would use the spinning wheel as intended. She'd probably either just lie in it or ignore it entirely and lie on the chair after I get up

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Pamela Scott
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3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

To get them using it you either put the red dot laser on the wheel just ahead of kitty and as she reaches for it you move it slightly and keep doing that soon kitty is running on the wheel. The other method is pretty much the same but you use a favorite toy that your cat loves to grab as you move it. Of course we did not try this with our cat so not sure how well that works.

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Marcellus the Third
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3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Clearly neither has ever seen an actual cat. The best you can hope is the cat occasionally sits on it; more likely it will use some feature unexpectedly (like, maybe use the shadow on specific times in specific weather; or unobservedly store live worms under it) or totally ignore.

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Island Life
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3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I wouldn't want to buy it without an return guarantee if the cat don't like it.

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Beth H
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3 years ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Hi Island Life :). I’m Beth, co-founder of Catham.City. We’re offering the product well below retail price on Kickstarter to help get it launched and into your homes! Unfortunately, because we’re not yet selling though a retail platform (where there would be a physical location which can resell the product if it doesn’t work for you), we can’t offer returns when the cat doesn’t like it. I know cats an be unpredictable and have a mind of their own, so before buying a loveseat, make sure to know your cat’s energy level. My Oliver loves to use the wheel, but he’s also high energy and often races around the house and climbs furniture!

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Night Owl
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3 years ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I like it but I doubt my cat would use the spinning wheel as intended. She'd probably either just lie in it or ignore it entirely and lie on the chair after I get up

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Pamela Scott
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3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

To get them using it you either put the red dot laser on the wheel just ahead of kitty and as she reaches for it you move it slightly and keep doing that soon kitty is running on the wheel. The other method is pretty much the same but you use a favorite toy that your cat loves to grab as you move it. Of course we did not try this with our cat so not sure how well that works.

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