Our Cat Wisdom 101 Giveaway Extravaganza celebrates 5 Years of blogging.
UPDATE: Our Mystery Prize from Prize Pack #4 is revealed. Scroll down to the end to see it!
This giveaway is a little different. I wanted to honor you dear reader with the chance to win some fab prizes, hand-picked from the most innovative cat toys and other pet products. Some are new to the market and others are old favorites. The theme is summer ease and healthy, feline fun.
I also wanted to acknowledge the people who make giveaways possible. There are dozens of amazing brands that I adore, but time and space forced me to scale down to:
Total retail value approx $800.
To enter the Giveaway, tell us in a comment which Prize Pack # you’d prefer to win. This giveaway is open only to U.S. residents until 11:59 pm EST June 23, 2016. International readers, scroll to the end for a bonus giveaway.
Most companies work with PR and marketing agencies and over the years, I’ve developed close working relationships and discovered some PR professional are better than others. Smarter, nicer, more professional and on the ball. They’re all women and they all share a passion for pets, excel in communication and know how to have fun.
PRIZE PACK # 1 Kitty Stay-Cation was lovingly put together by Kristy Boulos, VP and senior account manager at Matrix Partners, an award-winning petcentric marketing and PR firm in Chicago, IL. I met her at via another team member, account exec. Alyson Brodsky at Global Pet Expo at a cocktail party for one of their new clients, Inaba. The most inovative treat is the Churu, a creamy squeezable treat my cats went nuts for.
I knew I had to have Inaba Ciao cat treats but that wasn’t enough of a giveaway. We decided on some items from CatClaws, and I thought why not do a fun, kitty stay-cation theme: EAT, TREAT, SCRATCH, PLAY, PURR & SNOOZE. There is the purrfect box-bed scratcher from Imperial Cat, fishy and feathered catnip and other toys, Explore and Play turbo toy with grass growing kit, feeding station and of course lots of lickable Inaba treats!
Prize Pack # 2 Jet Set Kitty. A Blue SleepyPod and Aqua Yummy Travel Bowl for the kitty who may have travel plans this summer. Even if it’s just to the vet, there is no safer or stylish option than SleepyPod. It’s our go-to carrier and we have in both styles but love the natural curves of the domed SleepyPod. We first reviewed in in 2013 and it’s held up remarkably well but we’re getting a new, summery blue one. The lid zips off to create an instant bed. There’s even an optional zip-in heating pad for chilly weather. Jane Skuta is in charge of media relations for SleepyPod and I’ve found her consistently impeccable in the three years I’ve known her. Young marketing interns would do well to follow her lead.
For hot summer days ahead, pets need to stay cool and hydrated. We hang out on our wrap-around porch where a fountain is placed, but leaving food out is a problem. No one wants ants in their bowl and I love the three-in-one Yummy Travel Bowl with several options to keep food or water safely served or stored without ants.
Prize Pack #3 Splash and Go Wild: PetSafe Sedona Fountain & Flitter Toy.
After a vigorous dragonfly hunting courtesy of the Flitter Toy flying round and round, kitty is sure to appreciate a cool drink of purified water from the Sedona fountain. It’s wide enough for sharing a drink with a friend and cats enjoy seeing the water flowing. Clearly an elegant choice this summer when all pets need extra hydration. We’re long time fans of the PetSafe fountains and it’s not summer until a fountain is placed by our front door. I’ve enjoyed a long relationship with PetSafe and the glue that makes it happen is their PR agency, Fetching Communications and specifically Meredith Schneider, Director of Client Services who makes any job more fun.
Prize Pack #4 Cats Just Wanna Have Fun! Propel Communications have some large pet brands as clients and I’ve enjoyed my dealing with several members of the team. At Global Pet Expo, Charli LeGette took me a tour of their clients and our giveaway is a selection of toys from Worldwise SmartyKat and Petlinks. There is also a mystery gift.
To a cat play is purely fun, but we know that play also encourages activity, bonding, and provides a safe outlet for natural behaviors. By providing toys from each of the five play categories, you can help satisfy a variety of your cat’s needs.
The most realistic prey toy I’ve seen in ages is the Petlinks Mystery Motion Concealed Electronic Cat Toy and the wildest is theWhirl Spinner. It drove Odin bonkers. His favorite is actually the squirrel as seen in the video. Then again, catnip was involved.
Even Odin won’t mind travelling in a Sherpa Ultimate on Wheels, the mystery giveaway prize!
Someone fell down the rabbit hole. Warning!!! This is trippy but your next vet visit just got easier with wheels.
OUR CHESHIRE & WAIN GIVEAWAY. Luxury leather collar and Cheshire cat catnip toy is extended until next week. Open INTERNATIONALLY. To enter simply leave a comment in the giveaway post.
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