Cat Wisdom 101 Giveaway Extravaganza!

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:

4 GIVEAWAY PRIZE Packs from 4 Fab PR
agencies. 4 Winners.

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. 


whirl spinner cat toy


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.


FTC disclaimer: We received product samples but no other payment. Our views are always 100% our own. Cat Wisdom 101 only shares content we feel is of value to our readers.

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  22. Clove and Kaspars would love any of the prize packages as they are all wonderful, but as their Mom I vote for # 2 the Sleepypod and bowl set. I’ve always wanted a domed one for my former feral boy who gets great anxiety being in all the traditional types of carriers we’ve tried.
    What an honor to have been here since the beginning of your journey 5 years ago and to see how much your masterpiece has grown. Thank you for always being informative and fun, a great combo when celebrating cats. Happy 5th Blogaversary! We know Merlin is celebrating with you at the Bridge with pride. ??

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  24. Congratulations on your 5th blogoversary. We are so happy you are here, and honored to call you friends. We love all those gift packs, but would probably choose #1 since we could share it with the PAWS cats. 🙂

  25. We would love prize pack #3. Since Tigger is older now (can’t believe he is a senior kitty now) he only wants to drink if the water is moving. He was spilling the water bowls trying to make the water move and has abandoned that and insists on the faucet being on to drink. I know he isn’t drinking enough and our water bill is going up. He has one of the girls drinking like him too now. I think that awesome toy would help keeping them active. It gets harder as they get older to get them interested in play. Thanks for all the years you have put into sharing your wisdom on this blog. I know you were there for us during a hard time when I wasn’t sure Tigger would survive and you helped us get thru that. Thanks for all you do to make the world a better place Layla.

  26. I would pick Prize pack 1 because Cody is food addicted. He’s a rescue cat who never got enough to eat before so now I like to treat him and make him feel like the King he is in our house.

  27. What a pawsome giveaway! Happy Blogoversary!! Five years is a great accomplishment!!

    We would LOVE package #2 with the Sleepy Pod. Mom had to take Ellie to the VET in our old, ugly carrier a couple of weeks ago. Ellie would have been a lot more comfy in the Sleepy Pod!

    The Florida Furkids

  28. What an amazing selections! Knowing my family and the feline love of water here, I’d have to choose number 3. I doubt that most cats have two bathtubs set up with water and toys everyday but here that’s common. Instead of telling my son to pick up his dirty clothes I remind him to put the cat’s water backafterhis shower. Otherwise Hitch will turn the water on himself and that is a full flow rather than a drip. So the fountain and the dragonfly would get the unanimous vote here! ?

  29. WOW!! What a great giveaway!!!!
    WE would love to win any of these fabulous gifts but if we must choose then the Staycation # 1 would be furtastic!!!
    Skeeter and Izzy and the Feral Gang = Twig & Peanut & Romeo & the Angels >^..^^..^<~

  30. Happy Blogsversary guys! and what a haul..good luck to our US friends as we know all kitties would be pretty happy with these generous gifts 🙂 and keep up the good work..we may have been awol but are trying to get back on track..and always enjoy Merlins wisdom and advice..loves Fozziemum xx

  31. Oh as much as I love the Sleepypod and have seen so many I know it’s a wonderful thing, Sam probably wouldn’t use it so it would go to waste here BUT the #1 Prize Pack might just interest “Mr. Picky” with some treats and new foodables. What a wonderful bunch of prize packages you’ve got on offer Layla – only you could come up with such a grand giveaway to celebrate your five year anniversary of blogging. Thanks so much for being so generous…….we just love your blog to bits!

    Hugs, Pam (and Sam of course)

  32. I think my kitties would like #3 the best, they are all fascinated by the bathroom sink whenever we run water. But I’m sure even my spoiled brood would be thrilled with any of the prizes.

  33. Happy Blogversary! I think maybe pack 4 or pack 3 or any the kitties would be grateful. They like to play, and have varied interests.

  34. My cat Charlie would love prize pack 1 but he would appreciate any of them!!!
    Thanks for the great giveaway!

  35. Love the Fountain #3 best
    Package #1 for second
    All of them are fantastic! Was hard to choose, but we really need a fountain.

  36. The Sleepypod is an amazing product. I think Miss Waikiki would love one. She is scared of regular carriers and during tornado season, it would be much easier to get her in one of them instead of a regular carrier. Plus as it doubles as a bed, she would love it even more. So we wish for gift pack #2.

  37. Happy Blogoversary to you. Those are fur sure some great purrize packs. We would luv to win either #1 or #2. We don;t have either of those, and know lots of kitties still don’t have fountains; and we have lots of smarty kat toys already. Fanks fur havin’ da give away.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and ???

  38. I would like prize package #1 for both my cats and to share with the cats at My Mathews House Cat Shelter

  39. Happy Blogoversary!
    What a tough choice… Sleepy Pods look so cool…
    It’s really nice to acknowledge the people who work in the industry. Meredith Schneider has been so kind in getting us free fountains for the cats at PAWS!
    I’d like to win Package #3 – there are a few rooms at PAWS that still don’t have fountains.
    Thank you!

  40. Congratulations, Layla. I have enjoyed every blog post since I stumbled upon your blog shortly after you started writing.

    I would like #2. I’ve been eyeing a Sleepy Pod for some time as a replacement for the outdated carriers I have currently.

    Here’s to many more blog posts and more of your wisdom.

  41. We can hardly choose our fave, MOL!
    Meowmy says she likes the sleepy pod fur us…and we think the flitter toy package would be fun….so we have to go with number 2 we think…its always best to keep the meowmy happy, MOL!!

    Happy Fifth Blogoversary!!

  42. Happy blogoversary! I’m a jet setting kitty, so I’d like to enter for #2, the Sleepypod… and if I won, I could actually pick it up myself from their Pasadena offices!

  43. I would love Prize Pack #3 Splash and Go Wild: PetSafe Sedona Fountain & Flitter Toy. My cats like to drink out of a small fountain I bought them, but it seems too small for my growing Maine Coon to enjoy. This one would give them all plenty of room to get the water

  44. Oh! As much as I love CatClaws (my husband actually remembers his childhood cat’s favorite toy and it was a CatClaws toy that they still made and our Toby absolutely adored — Claude the Mouse), I’d love to win the SleepyPod giveaway. That just looks so lovely and maybe it’d finally be a carrier Toby didn’t mind.

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  46. Happy Blogoversary and concats on a great blog! Love the video effects! I’d love to win Giveaway #2 which prolly dooms me because I’ve wanted a Sleepypod for ages. That said, whoever wins #1 is in for a treat since CatClaws is one of our favorite brands who we’ve worked with. I love my BFGF Savannah but I’d love love love a Sleepypod and #2.

  47. You sure do know how to do a giveaway! I keep entering giveaways for a Sleepy Pod so maybe this will be my turn to win one. I think I will like this carrier better than the one I have I can use this one all the time. Prize #2

  48. Happy 5th Blogoversary to you and yours! And your always fabulous blog! These are all amazing, wonderful prize packages … as we are sans-kitties at this time (only having a woofie) please do not enter us for a prize, we just wanted to come by with our wishes for your Fab Fifth!

  49. PRIZE PACK # 1 Kitty Stay-Cation will be best suited for Thunder. I would like to try new treats. I plan to start his clicker training back up since I will be having more time, and the better the treats, the better he does.

  50. They are all great prize packs but if I had to choose one I would choose the Prize package Number 1 for my kitty!

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