May 132014

ernie-headHi everybuddy.  Ernie here.  One of the highlights of the mom’s trip to BlogPaws this year was visiting the infamous Katnip Lounge Catio.  Now, I hafta say I’m pretty jealous that she got to visit the Catio.  She said the Catio was one cool place for kitties…lots of places to climb and hide and scratch.  And she learned that the Katnip Lounge Cats are just like us Island Cats…they didn’t like having their pictures taken either!  But the mom tried her best to get pictures of those that she could.  Check out all the Katnip Lounge Cats she got to meet!


From top to bottom:  Sweet Pea doing her hiding act…Rupert hanging around…Grayce showing off her sexy tummy…KonaKitty showing off her nekkedness…May Ling trying to ignore the flashy box…Sylvester getting ready to run.


And then there’s…from top to bottom:  Salem showing off her magnificent white whiskers…Johnny not looking too happy about having his picture taken…Felix walking the plank…The Baby looking beautiful…Maui doing a little tubing…and, of course, the cat ladies, including the crazy mom, that tormented the kitties with their cameras and their need to give pets and scritches.  The mom didn’t get to meet CC or Scouty ’cause they were hiding under the bed…they’re a couple of smart kitties.

The mom wants to thank Miss Trish and Cat-Daddy Scott for opening their home and letting all the ladies come visit the Catio.  Now we’re gonna bug the mom until she builds us a catio like that!

Later this week, Zoey will tell you about some of our other furiends the mom met when she was at BlogPaws.


MOL!  Thanks for that finishing touch, Maui!


  65 Responses to “A Visit to the Catio”

  1. Oh that looks like so much fun to meet almost all of the Katnip kitties. That sure was nice of Trish and Scott to do all that. Glad that lady with the yellow hair had such a good time. Take care.

  2. No wonder your Mom enjoyed herself at the Katnip Lounge we wish we could have been there too – Lucy would have loved to walk the plank and Hannah would have loved a snooze in the tube.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  3. Your Mum got to visit the Catio?
    Did you see they won the kitty tree?
    The REAL Maple Syrup Mob xxxxx

  4. How fun. We sure would like a catio too.
    Your mom did good covering the event.

  5. WOW! How great to meet up with some fellow blogger and blogging kitties! The catio is what we all aspire to have in our own homes.

  6. Wow, how pawsome is this!!!!? I wish we could have visited. Sigh. If you can figure out a way to get yourself a catio like that, let us know. We want one too!

  7. we’re envious your mom got to visit the world famous catio but even more envious she got to meet its many famous occupants.

  8. Mom wishes she could have been there…it looks like everyone had a great time!

    The Florida Furkids

  9. That just had to be fun, fun, fun and we are so glad your Mom got to got meet them and see the Catio!

  10. Lucky Mom to get to meet the cats and peeps and see the catio!

  11. That Catio is just something else!!! And that last picture is just too perfect 🙂

  12. Your Mum is so lucky! I want MY Mum to build me a catio like that too. I think those kitties have set the bar pretty high for everyone else!

  13. Wow! That thing looks super cool! My kitties would love that!!!!
    I am glad your human had a good time at blog paws! We will be there next year! Nothing is stopping us!!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  14. I’m so sad we didn’t have a chance to meet (then again, I couldn’t speak much!) but hopefully we can next year! They had such wonderful things, hard not to plan what’s next for the sweet cats!

  15. Ernie bravo to your mom for the excellent shots of the baker’s dz. we loved the mommy shot too. We are wondering if you can identify the moms. We know which is Katnip mom but that’s it!
    Madi your bfff

  16. momFOD didn’t get to visit it, but she told me it has fields and fields of catnip greens growing out back. Is that true? Fields?! – Crepes.

  17. Oh Boys! How my mommy wishes she had been there. Se has always wanted to meet the kitties there and their mom and dad.

  18. Your Mom got great pictures of most of the horde! Meowm got a picture of CC and Scouty, but it is blurry.

  19. Boy Ernie what a great visit mum had and you know…all those kitties avoiding the flashy box just makes the mums want them more hahaaha 🙂 hugs Fozziemum xxx

  20. I would be very vocal about getting a catio like the Katnip Lounge kitties. Have a great day.

  21. Wowie you got to meet a lot of the Katnippers! How cool that you got to go visit!! I know that you really enjoyed that and I’m sure BP was a blast!

  22. What a wonderful blog post… Love it and all the pictures.

    Hugs, Bugsy and Knuckles

  23. They were certainly stars of Vegas! We are so glad you had such a fun time at the Catio! We got to see Scouty but not CC.

  24. What a cool place! Sounds like your mom had a great time! Can’t wait to hear more!
    (Our mom has already bought her ticket for BlogPaws 2015. She is so bummed she missed this past one.)

  25. It sure looks like all the humans had a fabulous time. 🙂

    Our own is just a teensy bit jealous…though she loathes flying so probably wouldn’t have, even if she could have been there. LOL.

  26. Wow! Such great pictures. Your mom sure had a wonderful time!
    I love the Maui shot for the ending. Too cute 🙂

  27. We think this was the highlight of the trip! Great pictures!

  28. The publicist said she was so upset she couldn’t go on the tour. I cannot believe she wanted to see even MORE new cats. The Farm cats have been registering their complaintmeows right and left.

  29. Lucky mom! wish we could have been there! MOL I hope you get a catio someday!

  30. Our mommy didn’t get many pictures at the Catio because she was entertained by all the cat moms checking out all the cats! Your mom got some great photos though!

  31. I am BEYOND upset that I wasn’t able to make it. That was the main thing I wanted to see. Maybe they will have it in Vegas again 🙁

  32. The Catio looks like a lot of fun! We’d love to hang around there too!!! 😀 xoxo Roxy & Tigerlino <3

  33. We want a catio too! How fun is that

  34. Wow, that’s a catio every cat would dream of ! Your mom is lucky to have visited it ! Purrs

  35. Your human got to shoot more kitties than my human! Since she had been there before, she did not want to bother the cats too much, unless they seemed to want to be photographed. Why isn’t she that courteous when she is at home, I would like to know!

  36. Wow, that is quite the place and so cool that your Mom got to visit and take those great photos!

  37. Dat wus purretty cool. Glad yous mommy had a good time. Suwe wish wees kulda gone. suwe awe sum cute fotos. Meez specially liked da end. MOL

    Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses ♥♥♥


  38. had I know this was an option from the beginning, I probably would have gone to blogpaws 🙂 What a wonderful time you had

  39. We understand, Ernie. We wish we had one of those Catios too.

  40. we wood loves ta haza catio two….de lounge haz one oh de best catioz on de planit…..course it does get ta bee like 935 in de shade ther…a lot……sew we dunno bout that…..way happee yur mom had such a grate time N gotted two meet de lounge clowder !! ♥

  41. Aww, great pictures by your mom! Our mom didn’t take as many photos, but she loved her visit too! Great tailio picture of Maui at the end!!

  42. Wow, this place looks really cool!

  43. The Staff says she’s going to leave me the house and move in to the catio! mol Sounds like it is an awesome place !!

  44. Moui must luvluvluv sitting in that cat tree with his mug on one end and his wumpus hanging out the other…Mom has a similar photo to post for me on Thursday!! Weren’t Miss Trish and Mr Scot so lovely to have us all over?

  45. Great pictures and what a way to end it. 🙂

  46. how fun! we love all the pics and the group shot of all of the peeps! you know Ernie, your folks just need to remodel your whole house to be a catio 😀

    Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, Hollie

  47. Hahahaha! We love that Maui tail!
    We think it is pretty cool your Mom got to meet all those pawsome Katnip cats!
    We too are jealous of that Catio 😮
    Thanks for the pictures.
    Bet you are glad your Mom is home!
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure, JJ
    and Angels Tiger and Tillie

  48. oh wow oh wow oh wow oh wow!!!!!! What a great post, all about us…

    who said modesty was our strength? LIES!!

    We’re thrilled your Mom had a great time at the Catio…our Mommy is still chuffed that she “did not disappoint”! MOL

  49. Hi Ernie! I am a friend of your brother’s from cat scouts. Lovely post on the catio cats! They are all beautiful. Love the way you ended the post MOL. Cute fluff ball tail. 😛

  50. Wow! Those cats sure are lucky! Sammy-Joe would have loved that place! But he was sort of lucky too, because he had a fort, with a front porch!

  51. the last picture was the bestest!

  52. Your mom took great pics! So glad she had a great time. The Maui tail rocks!

  53. MOL at the end! What a fun place the catio is.

  54. The Catio is about as famous as a place can be! Wow, just to be there…

  55. Wow the Katnip Lounge Catio iz the bezt. I would be soooo jealouz too xxoxxxx

    Mollie and Alfie

  56. It looks like you had an amazing time. I visited on Sunday with Paula and I’ll be posting my pics on Friday. I think you’re in some of my pics and will post.

  57. Your blog is the next best thing to being there! So cool. I see gorgeous Maui got a lion cut- love the tail!

  58. Heee, our mom says she recalls what Katnip’s mom offered to do with Maui’s tail right before you took that photo! MOL!!

  59. Some handsome Kitties there,xx Speedy

  60. Oh you’re so lucky!!

  61. OMC…that was the purrfect shot of Maui. Your mommy got more photos of the individual Katnip cats than anyone else. Our mom thanks her since she didn’t get to make her trip to meet them. Glad y’all aren’t jealous! XO, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  62. The photo on Maui is priceless 🙂
    My mom-person woud have loved to visit the Katnip Lounge too !!


  63. Great pics and post of the catio and Katnip Lounge, awesome job! We feel really lucky to have been part of it.

  64. Grrreat pix n we laffed at da last one!!!! HEHEHEHEHE!!!
    Lub Nylableu n Mum too xoxoxoxo

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