Things have been a little quiet around here recently and I wanted to give you all an update. Those of you who have followed me over the years may remember previous posts regarding my breast cancer diagnosis, first in 2013 and again in 2017. Well, I had a third recurrence of beast cancer this year so I’ve been dealing with that over the past few months.

I had surgery last week, my sixth cancer-related surgery in ten years, and now I am recuperating but I plan to get right back to business as usual, continuing to bring you feline design finds from around the world and designing products and environments for cats and cat lovers, plus I have some other fun new projects to share with you soon!

For me this has been yet another reminder of how important it is to take good care of yourself and take time every day to appreciate loved ones, especially our furry feline friends. The photo below was taken right after I got home from surgery. Cats definitely know when you need a little extra support and love!

Thank you all for continuing to follow Hauspanther, either on the blog or on social media. So much has changed since I started doing this way back in 2007 but my passion for what I do has not changed at all.

If you would like to send any support, I do have a GoFundMe set up to help with some of my medical expenses or you can always shop at I truly appreciate this community and wish everyone the very best health and happiness always.

Kate Benjamin
Founder of Hauspanther