Gone are the days of having to secure a bank loan to make your dream come true. These days, a person (or group of people) can raise funds for just about anything via a crowdfunding site — and there are a few of them from which to choose. My creative partner and I used Indiegogo a couple of times to collect productions costs for our web series, and it was quite a simple process — we raised everything we needed and felt totally supported by our friends and family. And the project was successfully completed!
The most well-known crowdfunding site is Kickstarter. Almost everyone has at least heard of it, and millions of dollars have been raised using this funding platform. Some sites have loose rules about the types of campaigns they’ll support, but Kickstarter is specifically aimed at creative projects.
Cats are creative, and I know they’d have no shortage of ideas if given the opportunity to fund their own dreams. Here are five Kickstarter campaigns I think cats would create:
1. Cases of toilet paper
One of a cat’s favorite artistic mediums is toilet paper, and they’ll work with anything from scratchy, single-ply stuff to the more lush triple-ply quilted type. Humans just don’t understand this kind of artistic expression, and often become frustrated when they happen across a piece of their cat’s unique work.
Kitties would love to have the funding to supply their own art projects, and a Kickstarter campaign would be the perfect place to ask for that money. Maybe someday humans will come to appreciate toilet-paper art, but until then, thank goodness for Kickstarter.
2. Cloak of invisibility
A science-savvy, fashion-designer of a cat with a penchant for counter cruising would come up with an idea for a cloak of invisibility. How great would it be to be able to wander around the kitchen counter without being spotted? This cat thinks it would be pure magic — bring on the dollars!
3. Door-opening instructional video
An aspiring filmmaker cat would partner with a professional door-opener to try and fund an instructional video they’d sell to other cats. If there’s one thing cats don’t like, it’s a closed door. Kitty consumers would quickly fund a project that’d directly benefit them. The partners would, of course, hope the campaign would catch the eye of a real production company and result in a series of “self help” instructional videos. Maybe “How to Turn on a Simple Kitchen Faucet” or something.
Cats are great jumpers, but sometimes they just can’t get to those places they’d like to go. This makes it difficult for them to explore areas that may expand their horizons. You know, like upper shelves that house knickknacks, packages of food, and luxury linens. The cat who created this campaign would explain that this kind of exploration would definitely result in massive inspiration for songwriting and authoring plays and books. Who wants to stifle a cat’s creative inspiration? Not me.
5. Creative sabbatical at catnip farm
Sometimes a cat just needs to get away and recharge — especially ones who are visionaries. What better place to stir up the artsy juices than a catnip farm? Kitties can meditate, snack on fresh, organic nip, journal, and receive all kinds of inspiration for wildly creative projects — the kind that will likely become legendary.
This sort of time away isn’t free. A cat would definitely require some funding to be able to get away for a while. His friends, family, and devoted fans would have no trouble investing in this kind of sabbatical.
What kind of Kickstarter campaign would your cat create? Tell us about it in the comments!
Read more by Angie Bailey:
- “Hello, My Name is Angie, and I’m a Cat-Huffer”
- Cats and Bags: 2 Very Important Scientific Experiments
- The Pros and Cons of My Cats as Health Care Providers
About the Author: Angie Bailey is an eternal optimist with an adoration of all things silly. Loves pre-adolescent boy humor, puns, making up parody songs, thinking about cats doing people things and The Smiths. Writes Catladyland, a cat humor blog, Texts from Mittens (originated right here on Catster) and authored whiskerslist: the kitty classifieds, a silly book about cats wheeling and dealing online. Partner in a production company and writes and acts in comedy web series that features sketches and mockumentaries. Mother to two humans and three cats, all of which want her to make them food.