Maker Paige Guthrie Hodges noticed how her cat was drawn to her yoga mat’s texture, constantly getting in the way while she was trying to exercise. She figured if cats had their own mat to play on, they might leave their humans alone.
Paige cuts typical yoga mats down to a more cat-friendly size. She attaches a catnip-filled twine ball to the mat with sisal rope, increasing the incentive to curl up on that mat instead of yours. This all-in-one lounger, scratcher, and toy wipes clean and travels easily. Bring it along as a distraction at the vet or when your cat is in an unfamiliar place.
Hopefully your cat won’t interfere with your downward dog if he—or she—has their very own yoga mat.