Stark Raving Cat
Definition: 1) a condition in which a person is cat-obsessed; 2) an intensely feline feline; 3) a crazy cat; 4) a maker of cool toys, treats, and gifts for cats and the cat-obsessed.
Each catnip joint is hand “rolled” with love and care, near Austin, Texas.
To use: Wake up your cat. Run a joint under your cat’s nose, like a fine cigar. Toss a joint toward your cat, high in the air, like prey. Then toss another, and another, and another…
Catnip is legal in all 50 states, for recreational use.
Approved by our co-CEOs Medley and Lollipop, and a growing family of Stark Raving Cats nationwide.
StarkRavingCat.com: Home of the original catnip joint, and other raving good products. SRC-branded products are exclusively designed by or for Stark Raving Cat (SRC), and sold online and wholesale.
Meet Stark Raving Kate
I’ve given up food for cats.
Best Job Ever! For years, I’ve been a foodwriter, written eight books, and won some book and art awards. A clowder of cats wandered into my life (literally) decades ago. Now I make specialty cat toys and gifts, at Stark Raving Cat.
The prospect of being labeled a “cat lady” kept me from shouting out my love for these wacky, tender little beasts. But no more: I’ve embraced my inner cat.
Cats are funny. Like me, they have a dry sense of humor. They give, they take, they sleep. And they play!
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Tamale, our founder and CEO Emeritus, was my soulmate. We found her on the street at the Indio Tamale Festival, as a tiny kitten. She passed away in 2020, but for 20 years inspired us and a family of followers on Instagram. Her legacy lives on: #tamalestrong. Founding brothers Wolfie and Pookie reached 20 years old; when these two geezers played with a toy, we knew it was a winner! Their mom Zombie also tested prototypes of our toys, and I think they kept her young and spry (she lived for 17+ years, some of it as a feral).
Medley, our current co-CEO, is also in charge of Customer Service.
Medley’s all about purrs, cuddles, and customer satisfaction. She and sister Lollipop joined the company in 2021. She wears this same astonished look all the tim. Follow her and her enormous floofy tail on Instagram @statkravingcat #medleycat
Lollipop, our other current co-CEO, chiefly oversees Shipping.
Lollipop loves her job, especially the air pilllows and packing peanuts. And the boxes! She can truly say she got her start in the mailroom. She arrived in 2021 and has been pure joy. Follow her in Instagram @starkravingcat #lollipopkitty
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Why did I start Stark Raving Cat? The problem with many cat toys, especially catnip toys, is: they don’t work. Sure, you need to engage a cat so it plays, but I’ve wasted tons of money on toys that just have no kitty appeal. What are these designers thinking?!!!
Cats are finicky. I can’t guarantee all cats will love Stark Raving Cat toys, but our products are rigorously cat-tested. If they don’t pass our Kitty Committee, we don’t sell ’em.
Our shop is located in the Texas Hill Country, near Austin. Our cats and helping hands get paid fair wages. And we feature only premium catnip in all our products.
Wake up your own Stark Raving Cats – let’s play together!
– Stark Raving Kate (Heyhoe)