Finally, Petie Cat(nip) Toys!


When queen of cat women and founder of Moderncat Enterprises, Kate Benjamin offered to design an I HAVE CAT edition of her Modkicker catnip toys, I didn’t think twice! I had so much time collaborating on the fabric pattern, and it was exciting to see the final product!

Cat with toys

As you can see from the above photo, each cat toy has been checked by Petie himself for quality assurance (and to impart his scent). So now you can have a little-bit-o-Petie in your home.

And, not only did Kate design these fun catnip toys, but she has them made in the USA with organic catnip grown in Bend, Oregon.  So support a domestic business and buy one or three! They make great gifts!

[Front to back: ModShaker, Small ModKicker & Large ModKicker sold out!]

But don’t take my word, see what these happy customers have to say!

“OMC we luvz our newz shakerz tank!”Erwin from Brooklyn, photographed below with sister Ginger (and Brindle in the background)**

Merlin and Gracie were both attracted to their new IHAVECAT catnip toy!  I’d like to think they smell Petie…but I’m sure it’s the cap nip.   They both took turns licking it and I’m sure that when Raven wakes up, she’ll sit on it affectionately, like she does her other toys she likes.” – Sharon from Bayside Queens (and Mother of Gracie from Vieques)

Ginger and Erwin – two happy customers!

To get your paws on one of these fabulous toys, you can pay via PayPal using the email address tamcalinyc(at)gmail(dot)com, or send a check. Shoot me an email and I’ll provide a mailing address.

  • Modshaker: 2.5″ x 3.75″ inches – $5*
  • Small Modkicker: 2.5″ x 4.5″ inches – $6*
  • Large Modkicker: 2.5″ x 8″inches  – $7* sold out! 

*For shipping to Canada and the U.S. add $2.00, and $4.00 for everywhere for first product. Add .50cents for each additional item.

Peekaboo, I see you!


**Note: Regular IHC readers might remember Erwin, Ginger and Brindle from a blog post written by their Mom Keri Blair titled “Married, With Cat(s).” Be sure to check it out if you haven’t already.



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  • Jenny | Floppycats

    OMG! OMG! I freakin’ LOVE that first photo of Petie Man!!  So handsome in pink!  

    • I HAVE CAT

      know right? really PRETTY in pink! LOL

  • animalartist

    Tamar, they are beautiful, and I love the print Kate designed, especially that bright pink! But mostly I love the last photo of Petie with his toys, great!

    • I HAVE CAT

      Awww thanks Bernadette! Glad you like! Kate is amazing. It was really fun to go back and forth and figure out the pattern! 

  • Guido Basolo

    Catzowey! I luvs da West Coastie OREGONicat nip & these toys look meowvalous!

    • I HAVE CAT

       you NEED some Guido!!! 

  • Marilia Bavaresco

    Delicious toys!

    • I HAVE CAT

      yippee thanks! =^^=

  • jmuhj1

    Shared to my social networking pages, with much admiration and big props to both sites and everyone involved.  Take it from us, fellow readers:  These toys get LOVED. 

    • I HAVE CAT

      oh good goody! Thank you thank you!

  • Sarah Menzies

    Cant wait to get mine!!! :)

    • ihavecatnyc

      It’s in the mail!!! hope you get it super soon!

  • tiki kim

    i LOVZE the photo of petie with his exclusive toy!  … the maker did a great job on the textile design.  

    • I HAVE CAT

      awwww thanks! be sure to get yours! limited quantities going fast – globally even!

  • Debbie Glovatsky

    Those are SUPER cute!!!!!

    • I HAVE CAT

      Awww thanks!!!! i bet KATIE woudl love me!!!

  • Judy

    We got our Petie Modkicker today. Adorable!!  Both my cats love these modkickers and with Petie’s picture on it, makes it even cuter to see laying around the house. 

  • Rumpydog!

    Oh Dog! June Buggie would love those! 

  • Debbie Glovatsky

    Petie!  Petie!
    Glogirly just said YES to a Modshaker!!!
    : ) Katie

  • fleem

    Those toys look awesome!  :)

  • meowmeowmans

    Oh yeah!  Petie toys???  That’s what we’re talking about! :)

  • Tiffany

    So your blog is like Cats and the City instead of Sex and the City? Lol

    • ihavecatnyc

      YES! Cats in the City OR Sex in the City. With Kitty!