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Every great hunt starts with a great hiding spot! Sheer Fun for Cats stimulates your cat's natural instincts to hunt and play.
Every great hunt starts with a great hiding spot! Sheer Fun for Cats stimulates your cat's natural instincts to hunt and play.
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Sheer Fun for Cats - The Interactive Hide, Seek & Hunt Toy

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There are 85 million house cats in America. These cats have amazing athletic and problem-solving abilities to hunt, stalk, and catch prey, but often domestic life gives them little chance to engage their special skills. As a result, many of our cats experience boredom and even stress, which can have harmful effects on their health and can lead to undesirable and destructive behaviors. I have invented a new cat toy that will motivate cats to play the way nature intended. And, with your help, we can give our cats the chance to let their inner-tiger shine.

If you share a home with cats, this is likely what your floor looks like:

 ...yet your cats have no interest in these toys.

Sheer Fun For Cats is a completely new concept. There is no other toy like it on the market. It brings out a cat’s natural instinct to hide, hunt, stalk, and pounce! Old toys become new again when seen through Sheer Fun. And exciting, stimulating play can help keep your cats healthier.

 Why Will My Cat Love Sheer Fun for Cats?

  • Engages your cat's natural instinct to hunt, stalk and play in a healthy and safe environment
  • Exercises your cat's mind AND body
  • Improves physical fitness
  • Helps promote weight loss
  • Helps decrease undesirable behavior caused by boredom, anxiety, and stress
  • It's Sheer Fun!

Why Will I Love Sheer Fun for Cats?

  • Excellent value at an affordable price
  • It's easy to move around the house and use in a variety of ways
  • Old toys will become new just by tossing them behind or underneath the sheer
  • Small, discreet and quiet
  • A fantastic way to play and bond with your cat!

How Will My Cat and I Play with Sheer Fun for Cats?

Hang it under a table or drape over a chair.
Hang it under a table or drape over a chair.
Old toys become new again.
Old toys become new again.
Drape over a chair for a game of hide 'n seek. Or over a carrier for a calmer visit to the vet.
Drape over a chair for a game of hide 'n seek. Or over a carrier for a calmer visit to the vet.

Let Your Cats Discover Their Favorite Way to Play!

What's Included?

  • 1 Sheer Fun for Cats durable sheer fabric panel with crinkle paper trim and VELCRO® brand fasteners sewn on both top corners
  • 2 VELCRO® brand adhesive strips for attaching under furniture
  • 1 Fancy Felt toy to get the fun started (100% virgin Merino wool)

Fancy Felts

Cats love to bat these around on the floor and carry them. Toss one at the sheer and watch your cat go crazy while the toy clings to it. Fancy Felts are approximately 2" in diameter, 5mm thick, made from 100% virgin Merino wool, and are non-toxic. Please note, colors may vary.

REWARDS

About Me & How Sheer Fun For Cats Came to Be

I’ve loved animals since I was a little girl. Their innocence and curiosity has always fascinated me. As an adult, I represented foster children in the court system as a Guardian Ad Litem for many years. One day when I arrived to visit several foster children, the kids pulled me into the backyard where they had found 3 tiny kittens. The mother had been hit by a car and her babies were helpless and vulnerable. I was incredibly moved by these children, with no permanent home of their own, who were so concerned for these orphaned kittens.

I brought all of the kittens home with me and bottle fed them until they were strong enough and old enough for me to find them forever homes. I adopted one of these kittens and named him Trooper.

I’d grown up with dogs mostly and had never really considered myself a cat person. Trooper changed all that. He opened my eyes to how amazing these beautiful creatures are and how devoted and loving they are as pets, and more importantly, family members.

I owned a pet sitting business for many years and saw that my clients' cats, like my own, had toys EVERYWHERE, but had no interest in playing with them. One day I started laying tissue paper on top of the toys and all of a sudden, the cats became much more interested in the toys. Of course, I'd return to find shreds of paper all over the floor! I noticed my cats loved to play in and out of the sheer curtains I had in my bedroom, that is until one day the entire rod and curtain pulled out of the wall and fell on the floor. It was at that moment I came up with the idea for Sheer Fun For Cats. 

Trooper loved this product. He especially enjoyed hiding under or behind the sheer while stalking his favorite toy. Maybe he thought it made him invisible to his prey or maybe he just liked a fun game of hide and seek. The sheer made all of his toys new again. Every time I moved it from under a table to a chair, from one room to the next, it was as if I’d given him a shiny, new toy.

When Trooper passed away from cancer two years ago, I made myself (and Trooper) a promise to share this toy with as many cats and the people who love them as I could.

Please help me in bringing Sheer Fun For Cats to the 85 million house cats in America!

Acknowledgements

Special thanks to our enthusiastic team of test cats. You brought your A-game and put the FUN in Sheer Fun for Cats.

  • @athenaapollo 
  • @amazinraisin
  • @glogirly
  • @happypets2
  • @hollyandoliver 
  • @liladolf 
  • @lolasbrownchin
  • @miss_mary_sparkles
  • @mojoandlulu
  • @omgdeedee
  • @rascal_wild
  • @ridleythetuxedo
  • @sophielovestuna 
  • @sophie_the_model
  • @thesauerkrautkitty
  • @veggiedayz
  • @weeklywhiskers

U.S. Patent Nos. 9,743,644 and D733,367. All rights reserved.

Risks and challenges

1. Addressing Potential Problems with Production

While this will be my first manufacturing project, I am working with a very experienced team. In order to ensure the smoothest production schedule possible, I have carefully sourced all of our suppliers and contractors ahead of time and I have successfully produced a small test run to make sure I can transform my idea into a quality product. My team and I are also well prepared to do some quick problem solving should obstacles arise. I appreciate each and every one of my backers and fulfilling your rewards is my top priority.

2. Addressing Potential Problems with Fulfillment

All of the packaging materials have been sized and sourced and I have taken shipping costs into account. I will also be using shipping fulfillment software to keep things organized and get rewards out as quickly and efficiently as possible.

3. Addressing Potential Problems with Our Product

My own cats have been playing with Sheer Fun for Cats prototypes daily for years - this toy holds up! But it is possible that unexpected issues may arise with larger production volume. Some degree of wear and tear is unavoidable on any well-used and well-loved toy.

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    EARLY BIRD! 1 Sheer Fun For Cats Toy Set

    One Sheer Fun For Cats toy set includes:
    - One 20" x 34" durable sheer fabric panel with crinkle edges
    - VELCRO® brand fasteners sewn on the top two corners of the sheer
    - 2 VELCRO® brand sticky back fasteners for securing sheer under a table top
    - 1 green disc Fancy Felt toy to get the fun started
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    1 Sheer Fun for Cats Toy Set

    One Sheer Fun For Cats toy set includes:
    - One 20" x 34" durable sheer fabric panel with crinkle edges
    - VELCRO® brand fasteners sewn on the top two corners of the sheer
    - 2 VELCRO® brand sticky back fasteners for securing sheer under a table top
    - 1 green disc Fancy Felt toy to get the fun started
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    1 Sheer Fun Toy Set + 3 Fancy Felts

    One Sheer Fun For Cats toy set includes:
    - One 20" x 34" durable sheer fabric panel with crinkle edges
    - VELCRO® brand fasteners sewn on the top two corners of the sheer
    - 2 VELCRO® brand sticky back fasteners for securing sheer under a table top
    - 1 green disc Fancy Felt toy to get the fun started
    PLUS
    One set of three Fancy Felts--one yellow bird, one pink flower, and one blue butterfly--made with 5mm pressed felt, 100% virgin Merino wool, non toxic dyes

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    EARLY BIRD! 2 Sheer Fun Toy Sets

    Two complete Sheer Fun For Cats toy sets.
    Each set includes:
    - One 20" x 34" durable sheer fabric panel with crinkle edges
    - VELCRO® brand fasteners sewn on the top two corners of the sheer
    - 2 VELCRO® brand sticky back fasteners for securing sheer under a table top
    - 1 green disc Fancy Felt toy to get the fun started

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    2 Sheer Fun For Cats Toy Sets

    Two complete Sheer Fun For Cats toy sets.
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    - One 20" x 34" durable sheer fabric panel with crinkle edges
    - VELCRO® brand fasteners sewn on the top two corners of the sheer
    - 2 VELCRO® brand sticky back fasteners for securing sheer under a table top
    - 1 green disc Fancy Felt toy to get the fun started

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    3 Sheer Fun For Cats Toy Sets

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    - One 20" x 34" durable sheer fabric panel with crinkle edges
    - VELCRO® brand fasteners sewn on the top two corners of the sheer
    - 2 VELCRO® brand sticky back fasteners for securing sheer under a table top
    - 1 green disc Fancy Felt toy to get the fun started

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    4 Sheer Fun For Cats Toy Sets

    Four complete Sheer Fun For Cats toy sets.
    Each set includes:
    - One 20" x 34" durable sheer fabric panel with crinkle edges
    - VELCRO® brand fasteners sewn on the top two corners of the sheer
    - 2 VELCRO® brand sticky back fasteners for securing sheer under a table top
    - 1 green disc Fancy Felt toy to get the fun started

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    Five complete Sheer Fun For Cats toy sets.
    Each set includes:
    - One 20" x 34" durable sheer fabric panel with crinkle edges
    - VELCRO® brand fasteners sewn on the top two corners of the sheer
    - 2 VELCRO® brand sticky back fasteners for securing sheer under a table top
    - 1 green disc Fancy Felt toy to get the fun started

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    Ten complete Sheer Fun For Cats toy sets.
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    - One 20" x 34" durable sheer fabric panel with crinkle edges
    - VELCRO® brand fasteners sewn on the top two corners of the sheer
    - 2 VELCRO® brand sticky back fasteners for securing sheer under a table top
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