The Hatch: A New Way To Comfort Your Pet While You Travel

Ahoy, Readers!

Today, I’d like to bring you the opportunity to learn about a product that will have excellent benefits for those with special needs pets or just regular old run of the mill pets who have all four legs, all their eyes, functional organs, etc. etc.  Today, we learn about the Hatch!

The Hatch.

The Hatch.

Now, I’m not usually one to tout the merits of a product that doesn’t yet exist, but a very kind letter was written to me by a one Jon Mirsky stating that he loved my blog (thank you), is passionate about special needs pets (good), and is hoping to launch a revolutionary new carrier that will help pets feel calmer and safer during travel. This is where he mentioned the Hatch, a carrier that will allow you to reach in and touch your pet without worrying that your friend is going to escape. Need to give a pill? Open the hatch! Want to offer a calming eyebrow rub to your kitty? Open the hatch! Need to let visiting alien ambassadors onto your ship’s deck? Open the hatch! Actually, that last one probably isn’t a feature of this particular Hatch, but you can still say it. No one will fault you.

Junior, the inspiration behind the Hatch.

Junior, the inspiration behind the Hatch.

The Hatch was a product that Jon came up with while traveling with his buddy Junior, who found his carrier unsettling and distressing. Jonathan wanted to create something that would allow a person to offer comfort and physical touch to their pet without worrying about escape or hassling with difficult snaps and zippers. And so, the Hatch was, um, hatched. It has a visual safety feature on it to show you if the hatch is indeed open and your pet is accessible to you or if it is closed and your pet is safely tucked inside with no escape possible (and I use the word “escape” in the nicest possible way.) The carrier itself is also made of “military grade ballistic nylon,” which sounds so manly and dangerous. Claws (or stumps) find it impregnable, impenetrable, and impervious to snags. Outstanding. It even has seat belt straps and packs flat for when you just want to stash it under your bed.

Sound good to you? Then now is your chance to jump on the Kickstarter to get some perks before this bad boy is released to the public. You’ll get to help fund a neat product that will offer some nice features for special needs (or normal needs) pets and get some discounts and other snazzy donor glitter, as well.

The Hatch in action.

The Hatch in action.

I wonder if my stump would fit through that Hatch…

Love,

Crepes.

FTC Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Hatch and we were paid a small fee for our time to prepare it. We only bring you items that we think are relevant to our readers’ interests and all opinions are our own.

 

Katris Kickstarter Giveaway Extravaganza

You guys!

Today, I have for you a very special giveaway event that could snag you some cool cat furniture. No lie. Let’s dive into the details.

Have you seen Katris? NO?? Well, it’s a modular cat scratching system designed to fit into your home on your terms. There are five shapes (You know the shapes I’m talking about – those shapes that would float past your eyes in your sleep after playing that one video game for 5 hours as a kid) that fit together as you like and you can use one or many. Do you have limited space? Flip it sideways. Do you have a lot of space? Buy more.  My point here is that it’s pretty flexible and will help meet your cat’s needs. Your needs a secondary.  Just kidding. Katris cares about you, too, and here’s the proof!

The Katris Wood.

The Katris Wood.

After the success of the original Katris, the Katris team has decided to make the system integrate more fully into your decor. They are launching a new Kickstarter campaign to help fund their new Katris Covers project. You’ll be privy to three new cover designs that stick on to the front of your Katris units so they fit into your home more seamlessly. You’ll find the Wood collection (no jokes, please), the Mono Collection, and the City Collection, although farmers can also choose the city collection. We’re not biased.

All three models are durable, safe for your cat, and eco-friendly and they won’t come loose while your cat loses himself in scratching pleasure. They use soybean inks, recycled paper, and real wood, as well as non-toxic glue. They’re also ok to recycle again!

The City collection, for city- and country-dwellers alike.

The City collection, for city- and country-dwellers alike.

And now for the giveaway details:

By entering this giveaway, you have a chance to win two Katris units of your choice along with the corresponding covers, also of your choice. If you don’t win the giveaway, by entering you are automatically signed up to receive an alert for the Kickstarter so you can take advantage of the Early Bird Specials on both the Katris units and covers. Your email address will only be used by Katris to alert you of the start of the Kickstarter campaign – once the day before and once right when it happens – and won’t be used for any other purposes. You are free to opt out of the email list as soon as you receive your first email, should you choose.

In the event that Katris does not reach their Kickstarter goal, the winner will still receive two Katris units of his/her choice sans covers. The prize will ship in September and is valid for US and Canada residents only. Enter below by providing Katris your email address. Giveaway runs from now until August 5th, 11:59 pm. Winner will be chosen randomly using Rafflecopter and will be notified via email. Winner has 48 hours to respond and claim their prize or the prize will be forfeit and a new winner will be drawn. Value of the prize is approximately $188.

Details require so much focus. Let’s look at pictures:

This sporty young fellow enjoys his Katris simple.

This sporty young fellow enjoys his Katris simple.

 

These adventuresome cats prefer their Katris a bit more daring.

These adventuresome cats prefer their Katris a bit more daring.

The Mono collection, for those who just want less color.

The Mono collection, for those who just want less color.

You like? Then enter the giveaway and good luck!!! May you win a Katris! And remember, if you don’t win by entering, you are automatically entered to get alerts so you can take advantage of the Early Bird specials!

ENTER NOW:

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Love,

Crepes.

FTC Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Katris. We were paid to feature this content and to bring you this giveaway. All opinions are our own and we only bring you things we think are cool. Word to the wise.

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