A lot of cat owners like to pamper their cats, and we encourage that. If you have the disposable income, go ahead and splurge. Shower your cat with stuff, if that makes you happy. But there’s a line between merely splurging and really going way, way over the top. Sometimes you have to cross that line. Here are some of the most indulgent items you can buy to truly pamper your cat.
Who makes it: Kittypod
Who it’s for: Cats for whom any old cardboard box won't do
Why they’ll love it: If you get an order from Amazon and wind up with a big cardboard box, it will be your cat’s new favorite toy. But true box connoisseurs need something a little more special. The Geodome is a hiding place built specifically with cats in mind.
Who makes it: Sasquatch Pet Beds
Who it’s for: Cats whose owners really love Crocs
Why they’ll love it: Crocs may not exactly be fashion-forward, but they're not supposed to be. They're meant for comfort, and Crocs lovers know they're so comfortable that you could sleep in them if they were big enough. Now that beautiful dream has come true ... for your cat.
Who makes it: The Sky Scratcher
Who it’s for: Fancy cats with fancy claws
Why they’ll love it: Yeah, OK, it’s $150 for a pile of cardboard. But it’s cardboard in the shape of a Chicago skyscraper! And it’s the size of a small child. That is cool. That’s innovative. Remember: You’re not paying for the cardboard; you’re paying for artistic genius.
Who makes it: Versace
Who it’s for: Cats with expensive taste
Why they’ll love it: Now your pet’s food bowl will match all your own dinnerware from the Versace Barocco collection. Everything must match! Your cat may not know the difference, but you will, right?
Who makes it: HomeBasic
Who it’s for: High-maintenance kitty nappers
While they’ll love it: Each cat cabin is handmade from wood and liana vine, and each one takes 40–60 hours to complete. That’s a true labor of love. They also feature water-repellent and dirt-repellent pillows. Just pray your cat won't simply continue sleeping on a pile of your laundry.
Who makes it: Swarovski
Who it’s for: Cat owners who want their cats to make a grand entrance
Why they’ll love it: Indoor-outdoor cats spend a lot of time switching between the comfort of home and the untamed wilderness. It’s confusing! A ridiculously expensive flap draws a stark line between two worlds. It lets your cat know when she comes home that she truly is queen of the castle. Expensive, yes. But nothing is too expensive for your cat, is it?
Who makes it: Kitty Mansions
Who it’s for: People with a lot of extra room in their homes
Why they’ll love it: This monster is the ultimate cat playground. It’s got, like, a hundred platforms to stand on and holes to hide in. Your cat will just love you for it, assuming you have $2,500 to throw at this thing and an entire room in your house to put it in.
Who makes it: Louis Vuitton
Who it’s for: Label lovers
Why they’ll love it: Well-off owners will love it because it’s covered in those fancy quatrefoils and LV symbols that let your cat know you want nothing but the best for it.
Who makes it: Bitch New York
Who it’s for: Rich people
Why they’ll love it: This is the ultimate luxury pet item. We can't find, nor can we imagine a more expensive way to pamper and indulge your demanding cat. This is a bed for your cat that costs the same as a new Prius. Save your pennies.
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Who makes it: The Sound Guy, Inc.
Who it’s for: People who buy beer in cans that change color to indicate coldness
Why they’ll love it: Because it lets you know if your cat is purring! Without having to, y’know, touch your cat or listen to it or even just be near it. This product gets an honorable mention on our list, because it doesn’t seem like it ever actually went to market. But we wish it had, because the Purr Detector seems like a fun (if indulgent) way to communicate with our cats.