Who We Are

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Meet Dash Kitten, and Marjorie who runs the blog.

Hello, my name is Marjorie Dawson, the blogger behind DashKitten.com. I am assisted by our host of creative felines who are known as the Dash Kitten Crew. We are based in New Zealand, often known as Middle-Earth, a label inspired by the trilogies of films making up the Lord of the Rings, and The Hobbit. Both have been brought to the screen by a Kiwi (New Zealander) Peter Jackson. Like me, Mr Jackson has his own feline supervisor – Mr Smudge!

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The Dash Kitten Blog Mission Statement:-

  • To share knowledge and discoveries that enhance the lives of our readers and their cats, using humour and helpfulness to encourage others to a better place in their lives. We reflect the lives of the cat community through our own feline family. 
  • Our goal is to encourage readers, and sponsors, to look beyond their borders to the potential of blogs and their readerships worldwide for friendship, company publicity, sponsorship and education.

Meet Dash Kitten – our history

Dash Kitten died on 6th September 2013. His loss was mourned by everyone who knew him ad the impact on his social media family was immense. The Dash Kitten work has been taken on up the staff known as The Dash Kitten Crew – Harvey Button, Phoebe Kitten, Silver Kitten and Editor-in-Chief Miranda Kitten – who give all visitors a warm welcome, meet them here!

Dash Kitten had a mission. I cannot bring myself to take it down. I present it here to honour our lost boy. The blog mission evolves but this initial statement lies close to my heart

Dash’s Mission Statement :-

Hello everyone.  My name is Dash Kitten, (yeah I am grown up now, but Mum never broke the habit!) I moved over to WordPress from Blogger and am now settled in nicely thanks to the support of friends on Twitter and at Blogpaws®. I have micro-opthalmia but in spite of this manage to keep Mum on her toes and most of my siblings in line.  Younger sisfur Miranda writes our Shopping Saturday post – always worth a look for the variety of items her magpie mind discovers. 

I try to cover small technical items, animal action and things that affect the anipal community at large.  I have attended the Blogpaws conference as Flat Dash thanks to Twitter friend @Pumpkinpuddy and mum hopes to attend in person one day. The family lives at the centre of Middle Earth, also knows as New Zealand, and our nearest big town is Wellington.  This is a fabulous country and as a proud member of the #wlf I patrol, as an outside cat, my local area with diligence and care.

Please Get In Touch!

We are ideally placed to spread the word for new sponsors stepping on to the world stage for the first time; or the established businesses consolidating their presence in the minds of cat lovers worldwide.  We also provide sponsored posts for cat brands, and products worldwide. Our sponsored post for major brand Petcube was a finalist in the BlogPaws® Nose to Nose Awards in 2017.

If you need a product reviewed, or a giveaway held (worldwide please), or would love a new Brand Ambassador for your product – contact us, let’s see how we can help you.


In March 2017 the blog at Dash Kitten became a proud double Finalist at the BlogPaws 2017 Nose to Nose Awards. BlogPaws is the premiere pet industry awards in which pet bloggers, and social media influencers, are judged on the expertise, performance, and creativity of their entries.  Here is our sponsored post for the stylish Petcube, and our New Zealand duckling rescue video.


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Founder Cat Dash Kitten


Meet the Dash Kitten Staff who do ” drama” and excitement!

Marjorie says……. “I was knocked off my motorbike in June 2015! Thankfully the damage was restricted to a broken tibia and fibia, and I have recovered well. Hospitals are not my favourite place so I escaped as soon as I could and recovered at home surrounded by cats! Ask any pet blogger – the best treatment is always a cat!” We also had a major dram Christmas 2016 when Dusty was rushed to the vet – read more here!

Meet Dash Kitten the broken leg xray
Mum’s dramatic x-ray!!

Dash Kitten has Brainy Back-Up

Our Dad is Paul Henderson, also known as Phi. He is a professional ‘Crossword Setter’ and one of Great Britain’s most respected crossword creatives. Paul has a blog that he updates regularly, there is often a copy of a crossword there, but be warned – Phi’s crosswords can be tough! He also appears in the classically focused BBC Music Magazine every month and several British national daily newspapers.





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    Suzanne Dunaway

    November 30, 2015 at 8:50 pm

    What a grand site and what a lovely contribution to the feline world. I leave a comment with great admiration.
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    Canadian Cats

    May 6, 2016 at 1:18 pm

    I didn’t know this site was here and was pleasantly surprised when I was sent a link. Such valuable info! Thank you and keep up the great work.



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