by Janet Blue on November 12, 2015

Nippy Goodness Can Be Yours! 

Today we got to sample a holiday product from the new company, Stark Raving Cat. We received their Santa’s Rocking Stocking Catnip Joints. Mom teased us for a while before she opened the brown paper bag packaging. We could smell the nip right through the package. As you can see in one of Lisbeth’s photos, she was not to happy with mom for making her wait. (Raspberry!)


Stark Raving Cat Christmas


stark raving cat stockingThis limited edition stocking is designed for hanging on the Christmas tree or mantle. A red-and-white pair of catnip joints (topped with tiny Santa hats) peeks out from a traditional red stocking. From the ribbon on the front hangs a silver-tone cat-and-mouse charm. It’s perfect to add to your cat’s collar, a key chain or a necklace to wear it as a pendant.

It is evident from our photos that we liked this product. The nip is so potent it permeated the stocking and it’s hang tag. Mauricio wouldn’t let go of these items or stop licking the tag. Lily Olivia liked the easy-to-hold joints the best. We think this would be a great gift for all nip-loving kitties. Stark Raving Cat’s Santa’s Rocking Stocking Catnip Joints also would be a great present if you are participating in the Santa Kitty Toy Hop or Secret Paws.

About Stark Raving Cat, located in Texas, specializes in small batch, artisanal gifts for cats and cat-lovers. According to company owner Kate Heyhoe “Our products are not mass produced, each is designed in-house, and made by hand with love and care, so you can pretty much guarantee your gift will stand out, and put the ho-ho-ho in the holidays.” And all products are cat tested and approved in house by Tamale, Pookie and Wolfie.

Stark Raving Cat Maneki NekoStark Raving Cat has a huge variety of unique products, including one our mom is putting on her Christmas Wish List: Maneki Neko earrings and kitty collar with a Maneki Neko bell. She collects these lucky cats so cannot resist this product. We are wondering which of us will get the new collar.

Kitties Blue are giving away one Santa’s Rocking Stocking Catnip Joints. To enter just leave a comment on this post prior to Thursday, November 19, at 5 p.m. EDT. We will ship worldwide. If you don’t win, you can order your own Santa’s Rocking Stocking from Stark Raving Cat for $15.

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Disclaimer: The Cat on My Head received two Santa Stockings from Stark Raving Cat for the purpose of review and giveaway. We were not compensated monetarily for this post and the opinions expressed are entirely our own.

Two Days Remain to Enter Our Other Giveaway

women who still love cats too muchWe are giving away two copies of the book, Women Who Still Love Cats Too Much, by Allia Zobel Nolan. It is 80-pages of fun and oh-so-true one-liners with colorful illustrations by Nicole Hollander. I guarantee if you’ve ever had a relationship with a cat, you will recognize yourself in this book and LOL as you do so. For an opportunity to win, click here to read Mom’s review and leave a comment. The giveaway is open to readers worldwide. Comments must be left by Friday, November 13, at 5 p.m. EDT.

Purrs and paw-pats, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo




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Hemingway and Shakespeare November 19, 2015 at 10:26 am

Oh……..that stuff looks fabulous. We just know it would send us over the moon and back! We would love to have a chance to win this delightful treat!


Lone Star Cats November 19, 2015 at 2:27 am

Wow, dat looks pawsome!
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Jc Loh November 19, 2015 at 1:19 am

Great giveaway! Loving that cat and mouse charm so much, simply purrfect!


meowmeowmans November 17, 2015 at 10:37 pm

Catnip joints? Those sound like something that belongs in Colorado or Washington State! 🙂
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The Florida Furkids November 16, 2015 at 4:31 pm

Wow…those look pawsome. We would love to win one!

The Florida Furkids
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Fur Everywhere November 16, 2015 at 11:57 am

Those catnip joints look like something Carmine and Milita would love! We are glad you all really like them – you look so content in your photos!


Savannah's Paw Tracks November 15, 2015 at 10:34 am

We would enjoy a little Christmas here, and that stocking is gonna look pretty on our mantle…until TKS. Swats it down!!!
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Patricia Boyle November 15, 2015 at 8:47 am

It would be a tossup whether my cats liked the product or the paper bag – you never can fathom those little brains.


Charles Huss November 15, 2015 at 7:24 am

Our boys love catnip. That would be something really nice to give them on Christmas.
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Stephanie B November 15, 2015 at 6:42 am

Thst stocking would be an awesome gift for my moms 4 cats. I would love to winthis sc for them


Create With Joy November 15, 2015 at 3:39 am

Oh how my boys would love to get their paws on these! I treated my boys to some catnip the other day and Magellan got so excited, he mauled me cause I took to long to get the lid off of the container!


Deanne Patterson November 15, 2015 at 2:41 am

Wow, what delight ! My 5 kitties would absolutely have a ball with these items !


Melissa and Mudpie November 15, 2015 at 12:04 am

Mudpie would go bonkers for those!
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Musecat November 14, 2015 at 9:45 pm

The Mushy Brothers LOVE their catnip joints!!!! They would sure like Santa Cat to bring them some more~ Purrty Please!!! When our daddy sees them on the floor, he thinks they’re one of his………….hahahaha Silly daddy!


Cathy Keisha November 14, 2015 at 8:02 pm

I need some of those joins so badly. I’ve coveted them since Hauspanther first reviewed them.
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Levanah Ruthschild November 14, 2015 at 7:34 pm

My sweet September Sparrow would surely enjoy that lovely Christmas treat!


Crystal S November 14, 2015 at 6:21 pm

How very cool! My cats would absolutely love this!


Amy Orvin November 14, 2015 at 1:10 pm

My cats really want some for their stockings. What a great prize! Thanks for the chance!! 🙂


Stella K. November 14, 2015 at 10:09 am

Thanks for the opportunity! Our 5 cats would go crazy over those “Catnip Joints”.


Deziz World November 13, 2015 at 7:38 pm

Meow dat looks pawsum. And y’all sure do seem to be enjoyin’ it. Weez wuld luv to enter. have a gweat weekend.

Luv ya’

Dezi and Lexi
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Raven November 13, 2015 at 12:35 am

Wow, that nip must be potent if you could smell it through the package. I’m not sure hanging it on the Christmas tree is a good idea!
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Ellen Pilch November 12, 2015 at 11:30 pm

Those look great.
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donna November 12, 2015 at 9:37 pm

What a great prize my 2 cats would share if they win with there 2 cousins


Kitty Cat Chronicles November 12, 2015 at 9:18 pm

So many fun giveaways going on over here! We’d like to be entered to win the stocking – sounds like fun, and heaven knows we have a bunch of nip heads around here!
Sampy sends Astrid 103985709348723485 kisses, and we all send love and hugs!


Marty the Manx November 12, 2015 at 8:19 pm

Heading over to check out the web site right now! With that great endorsement we can’t go wrong!


The Island Cats November 12, 2015 at 7:42 pm

That nip looks pawsome! We would love to win this!!
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Bella Dominick November 12, 2015 at 6:52 pm

My 21 year old sister girls don’t seem to react to much of anything nippy anymore. It sounds as if this is super strong and my girls may actually enjoy it.


Cleopawtra (Becca Cook) November 12, 2015 at 6:17 pm

Those nip joints are adorable. I’m going to look this company up. Thanks for the giveaway.


Robin November 12, 2015 at 6:17 pm

Those look like terrific Christmas gifts! I bet all of you can’t wait to get a hold of those catnip toys. My cats would have a very hard time waiting for those.
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Flynn November 12, 2015 at 6:03 pm

I love nip and those joints look irresistible. Please can you enter me.
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mariodacat November 12, 2015 at 5:14 pm

Now those catnip joints look like fun. he he – if they are legal, I’ll enter your contest.


Emma and Buster November 12, 2015 at 1:18 pm

You don’t have to convince us anymore, sign up! We’re all about the nip you know.
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Brian Frum November 12, 2015 at 11:21 am

Dang, I thought catnip joints were only legal in Colorado MOL!
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The Swiss Cats November 12, 2015 at 9:35 am

Those are super cool items ! We were interested in reviewing it, but Switzerland is too far from Texas :(. The Christmas sock is very cute, and the catnip joints look like a lot of fun ! Purrs
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Linda Arthur Tejera November 12, 2015 at 9:21 am

Very cute items indeed! Well, Janet, we’ve sold our house and are moving about 8 hours from here (N.GA.). Any suggestions/ideas on the best way to transport seven crated cats in our SUV? I have some ideas. The main concern I have is that I don’t feel I can stop along the way and let them out for breaks. They’re not collar/leash broken. I’m a bit nervous but I’m sure things will work out. I think I’ll check out those cute collars. Perhaps it’s time they started wearing fashion! 😀
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lorraine williamson November 12, 2015 at 8:30 am

frankie would go bananas for this item he loves nip will have to check it out thanks for sharing
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Sammy November 12, 2015 at 7:41 am

What a wonderful idea for Christmas! That must be some good “stuff” in those joints because obviously the cats are groovin’ on them……….also love those earrings your Mom has on her wish list! Sounds like a really cute company with some unique ideas. Thanks for telling us all about them!

Hugs, Sammy
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Sometimes Cats Herd You November 12, 2015 at 6:09 am

It looks like that’s some powerful stuff!


Athena and Marie November 12, 2015 at 5:13 am

Those look like fun!

Purrs xx
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Sue November 12, 2015 at 3:36 am

Oh, that was so mean of mommy to make you wait!
I know if my kitties won, they definitely would NOT wait!
Punkin, TC and Gin Gin


Pipo/Minko/MrJackFreckles November 12, 2015 at 2:46 am

Wowee! We just get back from Jail and we find this tantalizing treat to be sought after as a soalce, MOL!!
We would love to win one of those! You betcha!! MIAOW!!!


Lone Star Cats November 12, 2015 at 2:14 am

Looks pawsome!
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Summer November 12, 2015 at 2:02 am

They look really… um, intoxicating!
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Betty Wells November 12, 2015 at 12:42 am

You look like you had a pawesome time and my kitties would love it too.


prancer pie November 12, 2015 at 12:32 am

We love this! They have a cute name and adorable stuff.
Mommy wanted to bring nip “joints” to Blog Paws, but was afraid everybody would think it was “controversial”.
Thanks for sharing!

Pee Ess – we hope you kits gots some treats for those inevitable munchies. mol!
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