Pics and Purrs



Photos and stories from some of our favorite feline fans...and their humans 🙂

Also, check out some of our best pictures of satisfied customers on our Hall of Fang page

Emme, Corvallis Ore., gets her turn with a new Deluxe...

Emme, Corvallis Ore., gets her turn with a new Deluxe...


then Farley Bud gets his turn!


Pipsqueek, of Redway, CA, adores stretching out with the large size Deluxe Hot Cats toy


My neighbor's niece sent his cats some of your Hot Cats catnip toys as a gift.  

He lives across the hall from me -- and now I can't keep my cats out of his apartment since the toys arrived! 
-E.B. Mt, Vernon, NY


My cat, Willis Gray (above) has never had much of a reaction to catnip, but then a friend gave me your Hot Cats catnip toy. He was sleeping on his favorite chair and I set it next to him. The package wasn't even open yet but he actually woke up with his nose sniffing like crazy. He went right to it and started trying to rip it open. I grabbed my camera and have attached the cute photo. It is now his favorite thing in the world. Leave it to Oregon to grow such potent "herbs". Willis and I say THANKS for the good stuff!


Sinbad loves his Hot Cat toy - and the box it came in. He received a Hot Cat toy for Christmas even though he lives all the way across the pond in Devonshire, England!



Freddy, of Corvallis Oregon - opening his Christmas Hot Cat toy.
Also, he saw his picture in the Hot Cat tales from a few years before! 



Abyssinian siblings Joey and Toesie  enjoying their Hot Cats Deluxe.  As you can see, they usually share quite nicely!


Maddie (the white one), and Joey and Toesie, our two Abyssinian siblings. They are having a ball with their new toy; the fighting has been minimal!


This is our third Hot Cats Toy...
and our cats have requested that we fill our home with more.

xmasslugfestAll six of our cats get fresh Hotcats for Christmas. Here are Linkles and Maximus, celebrating.

img_2694Hot Cats premium organic catnip is so strong, even the enclosed paperwork can become irresistible!


Emma spends hours chewing and playing with her toy


Emma.... still playing with her Deluxe Hot Cats toy!


Lily, Muse, and Emma.  Hmm, three cats, one toy...


...Momentary cat spat ensues!

Before Farkle, we were a quiet, peaceful household of 3 senior cats and 1 old lady. We didn’t do much. We ate, slept, burped snorted, farted, and that was about it. Then along came Farkle, like a furry gamma ray burst:  He yelled and hollered, clawed out the screens, sailed through the pet doors, renovated the living room, and took sole possession of all the catnip and toys.  Now my house looks like a Roadrunner cartoon, with 3 born-again tigers in hot pursuit of 1 wiley tabby on turbo, all charged up like the Energizer bunny.  I don’t need cable anymore.  Now, Farkle needed a Hot Cat like a meteor needs an after-burner.
But I am in total awe at the durability of the Hot Cat.  Farkle has shredded everything in the house and has tried to demolish the Hot Cat, but to no avail.  You must make these things out of titanium or something.  I’m impressed.  
-  Pat, Sun Valley, CA


Scooter-Poodle, always intrigued by his favorite Hot Cats toy


16 year old LaMew turns into a kitten with her Hot Cat Links!

Meet Koshka, my 5-year-old calico. She has a catnip problem, ever since she was a kitten and got her cardboard koshkascratcher with the little bag of catnip inside. Even putting the catnip inside multiple plastic bags didn't keep her out of it (see the attached Catnip Frenzy).

I discovered Hot Cats when a coworker went on a trip to San Antonio and brought back a box for my "children." Naturally, when I made my own trip to San Antonio I picked up a fresh box. Now, when anyone in the office goes to San Antonio they have to pick up a box of Hot Cats for me. It's a rule.

Koshka always claims the entire box first, no matter where I put the box. She rubs her head over all the "cigars" in it (I call 'em catnip cigars because she gets stoned on them) and holds one rubbing it all over her cheeks.
Then I discovered the linked (Deluxe) Hot Cats in San Diego. Koshka really liked that, she could rub it all over her entire body!...
But she still claims all the Hot Cats for herself.
Her brother Odin got to lick the ones in the last box I brought home, and little Panda Bear is allowed to play with the empty cardboard box, but the cigars all belong to Miss Koshka, and Miss Koshka alone.

And as you can see in the picture, she has no trouble asserting her claims. (By the way, the rug has catnip woven into it, as does the little red blanket square she is under.)

So thank you so much for the wonderful Hot Cats!
Therese Winters
Alexandria, VA


Sox, of Ventura CA enjoys snuggling with a brightly colored Hot Cat toy


Zack loves to play for hours with his Deluxe Hot Cat toy!


My cat, Quasar, loves her new toy! She drools all over it and licks her toy and if you try to take it from her, she picks it up in her mouth and runs to another room! Thanks for helping me to spoil my little girl!


Cats in a shelter in Rome, Italy are thrilled and happy.  Why?  Today they received some unexpected gifts!  A supporter from the United States sent them some irresistible new Hot Cats catnip toys.


Stormy went CRAZY over her Hot Cat toy, the one thing she would consistently chase around the apt until it slid under thew radiator. Great to see the psycho come out in a normally sedate feline...I'm ordering the Deluxe version as a special treat. Thanks for making such a GREAT product!
Hollie, Santa Clarita, Calif.


Dear Hot Cats ~
We love your products. Our boy, Sneezy, especially Loves 'em! Sent 2 photos that show his Delight. Thanks so much for the great quality of your products.
Steve and Sneezy

looschIt is Christmas, and today my kitties (4 of them) got one of your larger HotCats (Deluxe) "sausages" to share. After giving it to the alpha, I gave it to Louie, who is by far my most timid kitty. Give him some catnip though, and for wonderful moments, he forgets that he is so scared of humans. Attached are a couple of pictures I took of him today - getting blissed out with his HotCats.
Lake Oswego, OR



Tab spends hours enjoying his Hot Cats toy!



Abby, who lives in Tigard, Oregon, loves to steal Cosmo and Chloe's cat toys!


Mohawk blissfully snuggles with his most favorite cat toy!


Jasper, of Eugene, Oregon, enjoying his Hot Cats toy

"They (Hotcats) are wonderful - my guys even turn over the wastebasket to get out the wrapper!"

- A Happy Hot Cats Human

Dear Hotcats,
a friend of mine gave me a Hot Cat "sausage" for my cat,  and Mr Phat never thought catnip was cool enough for him -- until now. He's goin' nuts over it!!!  

It's Absolutely AWSUM!! 
Thank you!

Holy Catnip! Our Mom & Dad said they were going to bring a present, so we thought "oh no, another stupid cat toy we have to pretend to like".   But when Mom gave us this, it was great - we had the best time ever!  In fact, Mom made us put our Hot Cat toy away in the middle of the night because we kept her up playing.  Oh well, there's always tomorrow morning!
-Nova, Taylor, Becky, and Q -RonkonKoma, N.Y.




Shadow & Speeder with their Deluxe Hot Cat toy

Babe, from Virginia, with a single-link Hot Cat toy

I've been giving my kitties your Hot Cats links ever since I discovered them in Eugene, OR when I was a student there (about 8 years ago). THEY ARE FANTASTIC! I've never seen any cat go as nuts for a treat as my cats do when they get one of your links. It's unbelievable! I just wanted to thank you on behalf of my kitties (as well as my family's kitties): Zazu, Nikko, Dante, Stella, Pablo, and Pennzoil. THANK YOU!
Sally Winslow

"My cats even go crazy over the information sheet! I never want to run out of these things! Thanks,
-Joanne, Seattle, Wash.

marthanewMartha is age 17 & blind - and still loves her Hot Cat!

~ Dallas, OR



norval2Norval showing off his handsome fangs


puffPuff enjoys a single link Hot Cat toy

dominic_favorite_presentDominic's favorite present

sable_dominic_sharingSable and Dominic "sharing"

sable_new_catnip_toySable gets a turn to play!

rose-port-02-041Rose, Portland Ore. - corners the market for Hot Cats in her house. 

nightfall-vanwa-03-049Nightfall, from Vancouver, Wash., gets that wild look in his eyes! 

ret_maj_Ret. Maj.Sidney St.George Smythe of New Haven, Conn

The best toy/Gift I have ever found. My 3 cats heartily second that statement and anxiously await the new ones.  Their old (Hot Cats) are over a year old, (Loved to death and still preferred over newer inferior catnip products).

Susan, Lucy, Kirin, & Willie

Monroe, WA

These are the best, longest lasting, catnip bags I have ever found. My cat destroyed all the others in no time. These are tough and rugged. And the catnip is really strong primo stuff!

"I should have listened to the woman in the store and bought two - my cats are fighting over the one I brought home!"
Jane, Boise, Idaho

Thanks for making such a great toy! Everything else is just second best. PS) I love to lick and roll on top of my Hot Cat.
Bobby Syosset, NY


peachPeach and McDuff, Bremerton, Wash

Many years ago, I had just moved into a new home with my 2 cats…including one huge, tough, ex-alley cat with a crooked tail (I dubbed him “Question Mark”).   One night, alone in my new place, I heard a strange sound coming from the living room below my bedroom.   It was an eerie moaning/wailing sort of noise, and it was getting louder by the minute.    I descended the stairs and flipped on the lights to see… Question Mark, laying on his side, both front and rear legs curled around the links of his Hot Cat.   His eyes were rolled up and slightly glazed, his head was against the top of his Hot Cat, and he was alternately yowling, mrrowling, and generally singing to himself and the heavens above.   A happy drunk he was that evening, and I was relieved to find that my new home was not, in fact, haunted.
- Marta, Seattle, WA



Hi there,
I just wanted to write to tell you that my hot links keep getting stolen by neighborhood cats who sneak in and steal them - often I will find them in the garden or driveway! Your toys are wonderful and the favorite of any I have ever bought.. Keep up the good work!
Jenny and Pico

samnewSam snuggles his Deluxe Hot Cat toy

dusty2clawsDusty, enjoying his toy in his outside condo at a shelter in Charleston, Rhode Island - he also has another to keep him amused at night, and there's another in his "going home' bag.
~from Mary Crevier, cat rescuer

I gave my cats a Christmas present of 4 Hot Cats. When I was too slow in opening them all at once, Neptune unwrapped one herself. Magic jumped into the wastepaper basket to retrieve and destroy an order form...

They have now learned how to open the door to my home office, (where I store the Hot Cats toys)  just to run and pounce on their favorite toys!

A Happy Hot Cats Human

sissySissy, delighted with her Hot Cats


We were thrilled to see Fat Cat in Pics & Purrs when we opened our latest Hot Cat! Fat went to cat heaven in July, but we have just adopted Howard-an orange shorthair - who is carrying on the Hot Cat tradition... Thanks from Fat Cat's family.

Martha & Ron Norwalk, Conn.

I can never walk past my Hot Cats toy without showing it who's boss.

My people prop it up by the coffee table and make me think it's staring at me!



punkin1Punkin - one of our first fans - with an original pink Hot Cat. (In the beginning, they were all pink - like hot dogs)

Just brought home a "Hot Cat" toy we purchased in Sausalito, California. Our boy Neezy went absolutely delirious!  He DID smell it through your packaging and the store's bag; plus, it was up on our bed.  He jumped on the bed and started slapping the bag.  I opened your packaging and Neezy knocked it out of my hand and jumped on it like it was a gopher! He then began to act like many of the cats pictured in your brochure.  Our 7 yr old hunter-cat played like a kitten. Great product!

Steve, Salinas, Calif.

Dear Hot Cat Humans:

My Name is Quiche' . I am 10 years old and I found Nirvana the day my Human brought home my first Hot Cats.My human is ever so pleased at how I tend at times to lose control  -- but no matter how much I lick, chew, toss, kick, and generally abuse this wonderful toy  -- I am unable to destroy it. So, from the bottom of my soft little pink paw pads, I want to thank you for this wonderful gourmet catnip treat.

-Quiche' and M.S., Renton, WA


lil-guy-open-dxLil' Guy

Just had to share this with you...

I just got home from the Country Fair - minutes ago actually - [FullCircleHerb's note: we sell Hot Cats at the Oregon Country Fair each summer] barely have the van unpacked when I hear a crunching noise coming from the bedroom where I had just brought my bags in--here is what I found:

- my cat Lil' Guy had already found the bag with the new Hot Cats sausages, managed to pull one out of the double paper bagged wrapping - chewed/tore open the package and is already "nipping out!"

I am going to have to lock the rest of them up in a safe or high closet so he can't get to the rest of them which I bought as gifts! Haha! ~ Cheers, Brenda and Skyler, Lil' Guy, Koko, and Kinky the cats


steviecatnip2Only the best quality will do for our "pride and joy", Stevie RayHe’s blind and he loves his Hot Cats catnip treats! Here he is, blissed out in cat heaven!


kero-010I won a kitty basket with a Hot Cat toy in it. My male Tabby, 4-years-old, Kero loves it! He goes crazy and than wears himself out!!! Great toy!!! I attached the photo. ~Brianna, Poconos, PA



Hi there,
I just wanted to write to tell you that my hot links keep getting stolen by neighborhood cats who sneak in and steal them - often I will find them in the garden or driveway! Your toys are wonderful and the favorite of any I have ever bought.. Keep up the good work!
Jenny and Pico

halleHalle, striking a pose

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