In Kensington High Street, I discovered a brilliant card shop called Scribbler. But not only did they have cards (of which I purchased many), but they also had cat toys. I was not expecting that.
And these weren’t just any cat toys…these were none other than the leader of the flea world, Donald Trump cat toys.
Well of course I had to. In case you were wondering, the UK really dislikes Trump – the rumours are true. He’s the only non-UK political figure to be made into a cat toy. That’s saying something.
It was our last full day in London, and it occurred to me that we hadn’t gotten any souvenirs for the cats. So, I Googled “best cat shop London” and found Pet London. It’s not a big, fancy store, but it is awesome and a definite must-see on a trip to London if you need souvenirs for the kitties, especially since most of the shops I found catered more to the canine crowd.
It’s definitely a hidden gem of a shop. It’s on the top floor of a rather ordinary office building in Marleybone. We almost didn’t see it.
You ring the buzzer to be let in. There’s a tiny elevator (Björn and I were very cozy) and, of course, stairs.
But it is so worth it! They had an amazing collection of cat items – including kitty clothing!
A lot of their items were their own designs, too. They even have a plushie of their feline mascot (I told them that if they ever mass-produced them to save me one).
That’s not all they had…they had a different Trump toy, this time for dogs.
And they also had a catnip Vlad Putin to go with that catnip Trump I bought earlier!
Shirtless, of course…complete with cowboy boots. Of course I had to buy it. Oh, yeah.
And nifty story, the catnip Putin and Trumpy chew toy are from a company based in Vermont.
I also got this Catnium credit card…
…and a Catberry, both with their signature kitty on them.
Both of them have catnip inside of them. The credit card rattles, and the Catberry has feathers on its antenna.
But, as we’ve seen before, cat toys that appeal to humans don’t always appeal to their target audience. So, did the cats enjoy their British gifts? To be continued…