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Paws Need Claws

Paws Need Claws Why do cats scratch?  We asked Dr. Jennifer Conrad, DVM and Director of The Paw Project, the nonprofit behind the anti-declaw movement to shine some light on the subject. Cats are wonderful beings Sometimes their actions are absolutely endearing, like when they’re purring, kneading, or snuggling. Other times they can be baffling

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Two odes to Billy Joel

Two Odes to Billy Joel We were absolutely elated when Beth Stern reached out to us to design and construct special cat items for the Billy Joel free-roaming cat room at North Shore Animal League America.  Read on to hear the whole story! Contact Us The Call that Started it All When Beth Stern called

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South Beach Cat Cafe

Cat Cafe South Beach Contact Us MARIO ARBORE – SQUARE PAWS FOUNDER​ “Celyta has created a truly zen locale, a one-of-a-kind space where it feels like a respite from the everyday world. I’m not just saying that because we have our work there. It’s really unique and calming to spend time with her cats.” Celyta

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Carnival Room for Cats

Room for Cats This One is Extra Fun! This week marked the completion of the second cat room renovation at local Florida animal shelter, Brevard SACC (South Animal Care Center), a chance for Square Paws to once again bring an exciting new vision to life. Whereas the first room, the Harbor Room, was large and

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How to find a missing cat

How to Find a Missing Cat How to Find a Missing Cat n 2010, my mother passed away from ovarian cancer. Then, on the day of her funeral, my cat, Slinky, somehow snuck out the back door, adding insult to injury for an already grieving family. Not that Slinky was a delicate hot-house flower, mind

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Acro Cats

The Amazing Acro Cats Traffic cross-state on Memorial Day weekend was a bear, so we missed the first fifteen minutes of the Amazing Acro-Cats show in Gulfport. My recent schedule had me traveling to New York and to South Florida for various projects at sudden times, so, when Samantha Martin contacted me on Facebook about

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JAPANESE CAT GARDEN

Japanese Cat Garden “Every creature, person, insect, star is connected and interdependent. Life is not to be lived as a pyramid with man on top and everything else below. Life is a circle, connected to all and ending where it began. ” Steven D Wolfe Tweet Design and construction projects seemingly ALWAYS change from beginning

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Cat Camp NYC

Cat Camp NYC Camping Out: Cat Camp NYC The month of March, 2017, was a particularly busy month for Square Paws. Although 2017 is our fourth year of creating cat towers, there are still many people who haven’t heard our name or seen our work. And, like any business, it’s important to “get the word

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Square Paws Announces it’s Newest Venture

Square Paws Announces its Newest Venture “Cats shouldn’t have ALL the fun,” Abernathy says. “I see Fluffy and Mr. Scuttleshanks climbing and jumping all over and in and out of their Square Paws towers, and there’s just not enough room for ME!” Jane continued, “Cat lovers have needs just like cats in so many ways.

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Sunday Crossword Fun

Sunday Crossword Fun! https://crosswordlabs.com/view/celebrity-internet-cats#.VwFdZvsc5TE.emailTest your knowledge of celebrity Internet cats with this crossword that you can print out! For an interactive version (minus the image-hints) click here <<==

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CatConLA

CatConLA Square Paws was a vendor once more this year at CatConLA, the self-described Comic-con for cat people. Click the video below for a visual recap of some of our favorite moments and items we saw at the show. (Mind you, we were mostly tending to our own booth and couldn’t capture everything at the

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Phase One Step Two

Phase One Step Two “Always design a thing by considering it in its next larger context – a chair in a room, a room in a house, a house in an environment, an environment in a city plan.”— ELIEL SAARINEN Months had passed since we first created the “Feline Fantasies Project” at the Brevard South

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Cupid

Valentine’s Day is Coming! With the coming of Valentine’s Day this week, here’s a the cat version of the Cupid Shuffle dance…

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Mewsings

Mewsings Midlife showed up unexpectedly. I thought I had dealt with it head-on in my early 40’s when I spent gobs of money on a new office space that was too big for me. By the grace of God, I was able to sustain my practice in spite of the fact that it was the

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DIY Cat Tower | Refresh that Tired Cat Tower

DIY Cat Tower DIY Cat Tower Very often people will say to me, “I love your cat towers, but I’d hate to invest so much money on one of them and then find that my cat doesn’t use it.” My first response is that Square Paws cat furniture is decidedly made to be “eye candy”

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Animal Spirts

Animal Spirts We attract the animals as pets that reflect who we are. Mind you, I have no scientific fact or proof to back up that statement. It is merely an intuitive feeling I’ve always had throughout my life. I look at animals and their owners, and I can see the aspects that connect them.

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