3 Cats’ Ode to Chewy

3catsBannerLge1.24.14There are no mousies here to eats…but it’s OK…we got Chewie treats!ChewyLogoWe signed in to review a product from chewy.com and we were compensated with a colorful packet of Wellness Kittles. The cats of course sensed it was for them from the beginning, but got a little worried when I read the ingredients and suggested we split the bag four ways. “Each all-natural bite is packed with BIG TASTE from whole-food ingredients like chicken, cranberries and blueberries.” Sounds delicious, right? I lost, of course.

Cat reactions started immediately – they were ready! It was obvious from the start that this is no ordinary treat. Each cat took a base, and the munching began:

An eager start - bases loaded.

An eager start – bases loaded.

Fast eating Scooter is out at Second,,,,

Fast eating Scooter is out at Second,,,,

Alice from the Palace runs for third...

Alice from the Palace runs for third…

Alice scores, Russell calls for Replay!

Alice scores, Russell calls for Replay!

Not your average box

LgeBnnr.R.MoreThanJustToyboxWe were recently introduced to a wonderful company called The Natural Pet Company, and asked to review some of their cat toys. What fun!

RustleChecksStashRussell, who is the most polite cat I have ever known, stepped up and pretty much took over the review. He was thinking outside the box, but literally inside the box for most of the review. It is a Russell-sized box.

1R.A.IntruderAlertScooter and Alice participated with playtime once the Catdad came home from work. He is the Number One playtime enthusiast.

2All3ScooterGoalBut, even the Number One playtime enthusiast has to take a break once in awhile. Playing with the feather wands and fun games of catch with the other cool toys would start all over soon enough.

3R.comebackandplayI decided to see how the cats reacted to the large bag of catnip they included. Everything about the packaging prompted me to think, this is no ordinary catnip. Russell was ready to test the product.

4R.kittyCatnipEcstacySeriously, this is exactly what I expected! As stated by the owners, their “catnip is grown in the cool shade of the Rocky Mountains in Canada, where the air is crisp and the water fresh. We believe that it is this incredible environment that makes our catnip so fragrant and completely irresistible to cats.”

The Natural Pet Company started as a hobby for Eddy and Joe. The two cat lovers were creating toys for their own cats, and their friends coaxed them into building a company with their cat friendly, eco-friendly toys. You can visit The Natural Pet Company on Amazon, here. I highly recommend them for the quality, the fun, and the care that goes into the cat toys.

Disclosure: I was asked to revue products from The Natural Pet Company and I was compensated with product for the purpose of the review. The above opinions of the products are my own.



When is an insult a compliment

AliceCatsDon'tAlwaysCareDo you ever wake up at some ridiculous hour and your mind starts having a party with your past? It happened to me at 1:30 AM today, and it was not going anywhere good. I had a major disappointment lately and I knew I would not get back to sleep because once I get started on the would’ve, should’ve and AlicewatchestheClockcould’ve, things can go downhill in a hurry. I will leave that story for another time.

I really want to tell you about the unrelated insult event that barged into my mind as I decided more sleep was not an option.

Years ago a very close friend decided I had crossed a line and she was livid. So much so, that she marched into my office at a company I was working for as a temp. She proceeded to scream at me (so it seemed) for about two hours (so it seemed). I finally stood up behind my desk and she realized it was time to end her tirade.  Are you ready?

In her most hateful display of anger, she blurted out, “…and YOU! YOU ARE JUST LIKE A CAT!”…and she left.

The message as I see it: I can land on my feet.