Comments about Product: I PURCHASED THIS CAT SCULPTURE FOR MY GARDEN AND LOVED IT SO MUCH THAT I DECIDED TO KEEP IT IN OUR LIVING ROOM! THE CAT IS VERY LIFELIKE. WHEN YOU'RE SITTING IN THE LIVING ROOM AND GLANCE IN THAT DIRECTION YOU CAN EASILY MISTAKEN IT FOR OUR CAT! ADORABLE SCULPTURE!
Comments about Product: I have looked at this in the catalog for several years. yesterday when I saw it in the store I said I have to have this. I love it. I have the perfect spot in our yard for it. I am a cat lover so that is part of the reason I bought it. The detail is great on both the cat and the little mouse. Love it!
Comments about Product: I purchased this lovely sculpture to put in a flower bed near my 18 year old kitty's grave. However, it's so lightweight that I'm afraid it will fall or blow over during high winds. I was tempted to make a hole toward the top and fill it with sand but am concerned that I might break it. So for now at least, it's inside the house as a reminder of my sweet kitty each time I see it.
Comments about Product: I love my little sculpture! When my 1st sculpture arrived, it was broken. I returned it and quickly within a few days, I had a replacement. It is so cute and I thank your company for responding to my problem so quickly. This is not the 1st time I have shopped with you, and definitely not my last...super customer service.
Comments about Product: 1st one was VERY poorly painted, 2nd was poorly painted & broke. 3rd one, the paint, can be touched up. BUT! It's not waterproof! There's a hole in the trunk. I give up & I'm fixing this one. I'm filling the hole & painting it & all the other places paint was missed.
Comments about Product: I received the cat very quickly. However, the box it came in was ripped in places & the styrofoam inside was broken. Luckily the statue was undamaged. It is a lovely statue & a great size, the only issue I have was it was more black in color than bronze. But other than that it is lovely.
Comments about Product: we loved this soooo much. it seems so real in all the details. got so many feedback from family and friends.i just smile from ear to ear. as with all your products-top of the line all the way.yaah you!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Comments about Product: I love this sculpture. I was concerned because it seemed rather light but we've had some nasty weather and it hasn't toppled yet. It's the perfect accent to showcase our recently restored garden. This isn't just for cats lovers, it's a cute sculpture for any gardener.
Comments about Product: I bought this for a gift for a cat lover. It was on sale for around $40 when I got it. They absolutely love it!!! But the cat is solid black, and I see no bronze whatsoever. But they're loving it, and it is cute. Not too heavy to move from place to place.
Comments about Product: This sits by our patio entrance. It's so realistic looking that when I 1st put it out one of our cats came up and SLAPPED the cat. It is not overly large or heavy (nor is it small). This stands just over knee high-I'm 5'4". It adds some character and will make you smile when you see it. This is perfect for ANY catlover! I bought 2 of these and have yet to set the 2nd one out, I may use it indoors.
Comments about Product: I ordered two of these as presents. The first one that arrived had unpainted rough spots and fairly large holes where the cat is attached to the base. The mouse has one eye that is totally messed up. I was disappointed.
The second one came a few days later and was BEAUTIFUL! Nothing wrong with this product AT ALL. I'm pretty sure I'll send back the first one for a replacement. I guess it's just a gamble on weather or not the quality is good, if it is, this is a wonderful product.
Comments about Product: I sent this two years ago to a family member in South Florida and it was an immediate hit. It has weathered the hot and humid weather without a problem. It is a unique item for a South Florida yard and adds a great homey touch to their back yard. My dad actually detailed the cat with acrylic paint so that it resembled his favorite cat from years past. This is one of the best gifts I've given them.
Comments about Product: From the details in the photo, I was expecting it to be a little larger--with the cat being adult-sized. That was disappointing. But it does look life-like. Before I put it outside, it was just inside our back door. Hubby asked me to move it because he kept reaching to pet it every time he came in the door.
Comments about Product: I bought this to replace a cat statue that sat on the side of my mothers grave. The one before did not weather the cold. This cute litle girl looks like she will stand up much better, also looks great watching over momma.. I did have it glued down on the stone so no one would try to steal it.
Comments about Product: Have it in my back yard, absolutely adorable. Much bigger and very detailed workmanship. We love it especially as the cat is black and our cat is the same jet black, someone actually mistook the cat on the stump as our Samantha!!!
Comments about Product: I ordered it Tuesday and it arrived Thursday! It was well-packed in styrofoam blocks. When I ordered it by phone I told them that the on-line reviews complained about breakage and wrong color, so when mine arrived with a BLACK cat, I was disappointed. They should note on the website that it is black.
Comments about Product: I saw this product in an email and was immediately attracted to it because I am a cat person. I am glad I ordered it, but I cannot comment on whether or how well it will hold up because I've only had it a little over a week. I have it placed on my back deck at present so I can enjoy it closer to the house. It is also less likely to be disturbed where I have it. I will find out soon enough how weather resistant it is, but it appears to be sturdy and well made.
Comments about Product: I thought I was ordering a "bronze-colored" cat and mouse, as described and shown on the website. My cat and mouse are black, which is fine, but it's a flat-matte black -- no depth or highlights to the paint. It doesn't look as realistic as it could. I am thankful and pleased the sculpture arrived in excellent condition, and it is a darling decoration which will enhance anyone's yard -- just a little disappointed. We plan to put it near our landscaped front porch area where everyone who pulls into our driveway will be able to appreciate it.
Comments about Product: I purchased this as it reminded me of our cat, Baby, who crossed the rainbow bridge in January at the ripe old age of 17. My husband dearly loved that cat and was so moved when we opened the box and he saw what looks like a perfect representation of Baby. He looked perfect in my flower garden in our backyard, but my husband likes it so much he insisted that we move it into the house. Now Baby sits next to the fireplace where my husband can enjoy him all the time.
Comments about Product: This is really a cute cat/mouse sculpture. It is heavy so the wind has not blown it over so far. I have only had it for about 2 weeks so I have no idea if it will keep its color or if the sun will bleach it. I placed it in one of my south gardens that does get a lot of sun.
Comments about Product: I bought this to display in my front yard as I already have numerous cat figurines there. I love this one because it's playful and attracts lots of comments from passersby. It looks substantial, but is not too heavy. I do worry that someone might make off with it so I keep it closer to the house. I only wish it were taller. Adorable surrounded by flowers! I definitely recommend.
Comments about Product: I had my eye on this for my front yard for quite some time, so when I noticed it 40% off there was no choice but to come in and swoop it up FAST! It was shipped very quickly. Unpacked it and placed it in the front yard where it is receiving lots of compliments. Love it!
Comments about Product: I love this statue. It looks so much better than online. I can see it from my back window and a smile comes to my face looking at the cat looking down at the mouse. Anyone who loves cats will love this statue. A++++
Comments about Product: I unpacked our kitty statue indoors and our *black* cat was fascinated--she kept "nose-kissing" it! Outdoors, it is in an opening amongst rhododendrons, a small delight for the observant passerby. I am pleased with this purchase.
Comments about Product: This statue looks very cute in my front yard/entry way- adds a nice touch. I just wish it was a little heavier weighted. I'm afraid it might fall over in a heavy wind storm so I'll probably bring it inside if it gets too windy. It had one small nick when it arrived but not too bad. The box was pretty beat up when it got here- they should ship it more carefully. Overall- I really like it and I'm glad I got it but it is a bit pricey for what you get.
Comments about Product: This garden statuary adds whimsy to my garden. I know that my beautiful grand-daughter is going to love it. She loves the outdoors and loves looking for new additions that are here and there in my garden. Plow and Hearth have unique items that I love!!!
Comments about Product: Based on previous experience with W & W and other reviews about this item, I was worried at first that the item would arrive damaged. Distributor must have gotten the message because mine arrived very well packed and with no damage. I am completely happy with my purchase. Adorable addition to my front porch garden décor.
Comments about Product: I purchased this as a gift for friends, after reading review about damages in shipping, I was apprehensive, when it arrived, the shipping box was damaged so I opened it right away, thought I would have to send it back, but even though the packing was sparse and the box had a huge hole in it, the item was in perfect shape. My friends love it and I can only suggest better interior packing and stronger shipping box.
The item was all I expected and I am hoping it warms the hearts of my friends each time they look at it, as much as it did mine when I saw it.
Comments about Product: very cute, packaging falling apart, I will keep it but one of the mouse's ears is missing, not in the packaging, not worth trying to send back, apparently it was not noted when packaging and sending it. Otherwise a cute decoration.
Comments about Product: This is a reminder of a cat I once had. I have it placed some distance from my window near a spruce tree. Very realistic in the shade of the tree. I store it in the shed for the winter.
Comments about Product: As with some of the other reviewers, I was looking for something to place near our cat's grave in the flower bed. It was ideal, and it will bring a smile to us everytime we look out in the backyard.
Comments about Product: We love cats, especially black ones, and this will make for a nice decoration in the rock garden come spring. It's sturdy, nice detail, realistic yet whimsical. Over the years, because of MS, I have had to modify my rock garden (more rock, obedient plants, and structures to steady myself from level to level). I think this little cat-on- stump, if properly secured, will be useful for stability.
Comments about Product: The first came with cat broke off. There was a hole in box as big as my fist, so no wonder. Plow & Hearth replaced the cat and immediately sent it out. I was able to throw the other away. I liked I didn't have to take time to mail it back. I would order again from this company.
Comments about Product: This will be the perfect gift for my friend who loves cats and has a spectacular garden.
Well made with strong attention to detail. I'm sure she'll find the perfect spot to show it off!
Comments about Product: I read a lot of reviews about this product. My only concern was there would be a problem with shipping. I received this product in perfect condition and I can't wait to give it too my mother for Christmas. She's gonig to love it!
Comments about Product: I liked this all summer long, when the price break came thru this fall I just had to have!
When I got it I liked it so much I reordered for a gift for mother in law for Christmas.
It's so cute.
Comments about Product: We were able to get this on sale, so it's the end of the season in which we can display it. Therefore we can't comment on it's resistance to the outdoor elements. We will be placing it on or near our patio in the backyard where we hang out and entertain. We expect to receive lots of comments and compliments and if we don't that's fine because we love it. Our only complaint, which is outside the control of Plow & Hearth, is the styrofoam packaging which stuck to everything! Although the box was dented in places, the cat came unharmed.
Comments about Product: This is just a wonderful little sculpture, esp. for cat lovers. It's carving and quality are lovely - although I would recommend putting it in an enclosed or protected area since it doesn't seem as tho it would survive too long in winter weather. My mom keeps it on her porch and it is one of her favorite things. I would have given this a five star rating if it wasn't for what so many others have mentioned...the poor packaging. The first one I ordered arrived damaged; the entire base was separated from the rest of the design and there were cracks in the rest of it as well. Inside the box the protection was non-existent; the statue had obviously been tossed all over inside the box. My mom loved the statue so much that we returned it and got another one...the box was damaged again, but thankfully the statue was intact. Honestly I just can't understand why the company has not improved in their shipping technique after all the complaints. It's a shame because the statue itself is so unique and simply delightful.
Comments about Product: Really adds to a great feeling of a happy home! It added a personal touch because the cat that adopted us is its spitting image! The artist deserves praise for his/her creation. It's a work of art!
Comments about Product: We read the reviews first before purchasing this cute statue. We chose to ignore the complaints about it being damaged in shipping, hoping the company had learned from the comments and started packing it better. Unfortunately that wasn't the case and the entire back of the cat was broken when it arrived. The box wasn't damaged, but there was just one piece of bubble wrap around part of the statue inside. That just won't help to keep it in one piece. Thankfully the company agreed to send us a new one, and said they would use extra wrapping. We haven't received the second statue yet but hope they did a good job because the cat looks so realistic and cute (from the front of our old one).
Comments about Product: Item came to me with a chip out of one of the ears even though it was packed securely, so I'm assuming it was packed already damaged. Did not want to hassel over a chip so I attempted to touch up paint the exposed chip.
Comments about Product: Thought I liked this when I saw it online, but truly fell in love with it after I opened the box! The quality is great! I have searched local stores for that "special something" to go in my flower garden and never found anything (sure glad I didn't settle) until I found this online at Plow & Hearth!
Comments about Product: Purchased this as a gift for my mother and she LOVED it. My idea was for her to use it as a marker where a beloved pet cat was buried in the garden. She loves it so much and is afraid someone will steal it so she put it on her enclosed porch! She just raved about how neat it was! Thanks a lot!
Comments about Product: This will be a memorial for two dear pets who have left this earthly home, but never our hearts. I was having difficulty finding a tasteful design, but am very pleased with this memorial. I only hope it stands the test of time and Michigan weather!
Comments about Product: Ordered two: one for myself and one for vet's office. One box was torn on all 4 sides, taped up by carrier and so flimsy it was held up only by the statue inside. The styrofoam was like snow pellets inside, the largest piece being about 8 inches by 2 inches. Yet this one was in good condition. The one in the better box was chipped on both ears and on the base and paint did not cover the feet of the cat. Rather than return it I touched up the damaged areas and completed the painting of the feet. I have it by my front steps. The cat is barely discernible from the road as it is black. so I will move it to the back garden. That being said, I still love the statue and the detail. The size is very good and it is so cute.
Comments about Product: The statue was received chipped but the chipped off piece was not in the box! Obviously the statue was chipped BEFORE it was sent to me. The box it came in was not damaged at all.
If the chipped piece had been in the box I could have glued it back on and forgot this entire matter. Now I have to do something and I hate that.
Comments about Product: I can't give the product a rating because I never got it delivered. I ordered one for my wife as a Christmas gift, and UPS damaged it so they would not deliver it. I ordered a second and paid the express shipping, and again, UPS damaged it and did not deliver it. Judging from the ratings here, I'd order it again, but apparently it can't get here in one piece from there.
Comments about Product: The first time I got it the packing was pretty poor, the styrofoam broken and the cat's ear was chipped. The box was badly beaten up I had to return it for an exchange. I received it again, box damaged, but cat ok. Not too happy with it so returned it again for refund.
Comments about Product: Love, love, love this sculpture! Truly a work of art. As a cat and nature lover, it doesn't get any better. Looks great in the side garden at my mother's house. Sent it as a mother's day gift--can't wait to get one of my own(hint, hint!)
Comments about Product: We were looking for a cat statue for the garden and this was attractive and was "weatherproof" according to the ad. We put it in the garden and after the first rain, the paint started coming off. We called your company, and you were prompt in sending an exchange for a new statue. The new one had a better finish, but we put it on the covered porch, not outside. Lovely statue - for inside or protected area. Or needs better finish.Thanks for the good service.
Comments about Product: Yes, it's ADORABLE! Kind of a pain to get out of the box because all of the styrofoam stuck to it, but that's not a con. It could be a little larger. Beware that if you put it on grass, the grass underneath it will die. I have it in a mulched area next to the front door and it fits in perfectly. Online photo gives an accurate representation of what item looks like when you receive it. Perfect for the cat lover whether it's a gift for someone else or for yourself.
Comments about Product: I chose this as a anniversary gift for our son and daughter-in-law. They have a nicely landscaped back yard and thought it would look great. My daughter-in-law is a cat lover and was pleasantly surprised when she opened the gift. As I thought, it looks great!! Quality piece, also.
By Newby Homeowner and Loving It! FromMassachusetts
Very well made
Comments about Product: This little guy was too nice to put out in the open flower garden, so he's sitting on my covered deck / porch in a little corner and blends right in with the color of the stained wood. I will bring him inside during the winter months since I want to keep this in good shape for a long time. I had procrastinated so long to get this and thought I had missed the chance and then I found it online. [...] It is a little smaller than I expected, but it's well worth the money and looks so real!
Comments about Product: I just lost our beautiful Burmese, "Emerald" and this statue looks just like her typy figure! It is too nice to leave outside which is why I purchased it, but it looks GREAT on the end table looking down and is a great comfort to us.
We just love it!
Comments about Product: This is truly a wonderful resin statuary. It is very detailed and a large size for the price. Being an artist, I can't resist "embellishing" everything I purchase. I painted the eyes and noses and sealed them with clear nail polish for a slightly more realistic look. Like some of the others who left comments, I originally intended it to be placed in my garden; but, now I'm keeping it in the living room. Sadly, the "theft" issue is always a consideration. I can't imagine anyone regretting this purchase.
Comments about Product: Been waiting two Christmases for someone to remember to give this to me as a gift. Finally, he remembered and it is as adorable as the picture in the catalogue. I will keep it inside for the winter by the fireplace just so I can smile everytime I look at it.
Comments about Product: I'd looked at this piece for months and decided to purchase with several other items. Packaging was supurb and secure; the piece was perfect. Right now, it's sitting beside my fireplace due to nasty weather but I intend to sit it on my porch when the snow and ice are gone. Love, love, love it!
Comments about Product: I think this is a lovely statue and I bought it for our little cat cemetery in our back yard with a small garden (our oldest cat just died in Oct). It is very tasteful and lovely compared to statuary offered at other places. So I appreciate having found it at Plow and Hearth. But the shipping aspect was pretty terrible, placing the label on the bottom of the box instead of the top, and all the mess that created. The box itself was thin [*]cardboard, and almost broken open from the heavy bottom being smacked around. The little tape present holding it was 80% ripped off etc. Because of this alot of the paint was rubbed off the statue, and I will have to touch it up.
Comments about Product: This cat and mouse lawn ornament is adorable and very realistic looking. The cat looking down at the mouse is in such a natural pose that I often get visitors who think the sculpture is a real cat sitting on a tree stump! We had a harsh winter and the sculpture survived unscathed. This is a must have for cat lovers.
Comments about Product: This delightful kitty and her mouse sit on the stump in my "kitty garden." Some cats are buried there underneath the flowers in the shade of a big cedar tree, and this Plow and Hearth cat provides a very happy memorial and memory for me and all who come there.
Comments about Product: When I purchased item, it was winter, put in house by rear deck. My two cats thought it was real and hissed at it and pawed the mouse. After a few days they settled down, but they still would look at it in there passing.
Comments about Product: I purchased this sculpture during the winter to use in a flower/shrub landscaped bed this spring. It's been sitting in the house underneath a plant stand waiting for the newly planted flower garden to "grow up". I have no "outside" experience with it yet to see how it weathers. I would be afraid to display it in an accessible area for fear of theft. Best uses are in a secured backyard, flower garden/landscaped area or enclosed porch for a bit of whimsical humor. I may end up using it amongst my flowers in my new screened in porch.
Comments about Product: My cat thought we had a new friend in our garden. She stood on her hind legs to touch and smell the sculpture, and meowed as if to give her approval for its presence. She has never noticed the mouse, as far as I know.
My neighbor stroked the back of the sculpture and expressed how much it felt like a real cat!
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