Monday, March 31, 2014

"Get Your Own" PetBox Giveaway!

WAFFLES:  Hey Boss!  Look what I got!  It's my very own pet box! Do you think Glogirly will let me keep it?  What should I name it?


KATIE:  Waffles, it's not a PET. You don't name a BOX. 

WAFFLES:  What do you mean it's not a pet? It says so right here! I'm gonna name it.

KATIE:  News flash, Waffles. This PetBox is not yours. It came addressed to ME. 

WAFFLES:  Um, I'm pretty sure it's mine. That's why I'm going to name it. Do you think it's a girl or a boy?



KATIE:  Name it whatever you want, Waffles. But see all this cool stuff? Paws off. Get your own.


One-of-a Kind Goody Box
PetBox is the only subscription service out there that let's you choose your own cool stuff. Whether you're a cat or (gasp!) a dog, there are oodles of high quality, premium pet products, treats and TOYS to choose from. Or if you're feeling frisky, you can let the PetBox people surprise you.


WAFFLES:  Nice nip nanna, Boss!  I think I'll name it Fred.


The LOOT
Every box comes with a minimum of $50 worth of LOOT! ...and shipping is always FREE. Glogirly loves free shipping. You can choose from a variety of subscription plans: 12 months, 6 months, 3 months or month-to-month. The 12-month plan is a flat $29 each month and saves you 42% off the retail value of your goodies. You won't have to send your human to the store for your goodies, just open up the computer. 


Eight is Great
Our surprise box came with these eight purr-fectly pawsome items:

1:  Zuke's Natural Purrz Cat Treats
Tasty tuna, soft and yummy.  These were Waffles' favorite.

2:  Yeowww Nip Banana
Paws down, the BIG HIT of the box. Bunny-kicking bliss.

3:  Supercat Catnip Crumples
These little post-it sized pads of catnip infused paper, release their magic just by crumpling them up. They're really fun to bat around too.

4:  TropiClean Fresh Breath Clean Teeth Gel
Safe for dogs and cats, this product cleans teeth without brushing. We haven't tried it yet...probably because Glogirly is afraid to stick her finger in Waffles' mouth. But since he's the one with a little bit of tartar build up, she's anxious to give it a shot.

5:  Kong Refillable Catnip Hedgehog
Super cute and super fun to play floor hockey with.

6:  Supercat Catnip Caves
What's better than a paper bag and catnip? How about a CATNIP INFUSED PAPER BAG?! Each scratch releases 1000s of micro encapsulated catnip bubbles, just like a scratch 'n sniff sticker. ...Oh and guess what? They even threw in some scratch 'n sniff stickers for us too!

7:  Cloud Star Buddy Biscuits Grain Free Cat Treats
My purr-sonal fave. Turkey and cheddar goodness in a soft little treat. I'm not sharing these.

8:  Kong Plush Snake Teaser
This is one rattler that doesn't make Glogirly jump up high on the nearest table. Furry feather fangs and a rattling head, this 3 foot long snake is a cute and clever wand toy. Uh, did I just call a snake *cute*???



Giving Back to Shelter Pets
One of the reasons we love PetBox so much is their dedication to all animals' heath and happiness. For each box shipped, PetBox feeds a rescue animal. In addition, they partner with a variety of shelters and rescue programs to care for neglected, homeless pets throughout the country.  

Their #PetBoxFridays program gives the social media community an opportunity to nominate shelters to receive that week's shipment of food and supplies. PetBox has teamed up with BOGO Bowl to supply hundreds of pounds of food to rescues and shelters each and every week.



WAFFLES:  So every time I get another PetBox, our shelter friends get something too? 

KATIE:  That's right Waffles. And don't forget...WE used to be shelter cats.

WAFFLES:  Wow, I had no idea my new pet box was so generous. I need to come up with a REALLY nice name for him.


So what do WE think?
The assortment of products is really top notch. It was fun to open up a surprise box, but we're really loving the idea of the freedom of choice. We browsed their website and found all sorts of things that would be top picks of ours to put in a box. We also felt the box was a really great value. Lots of premium treats & toys, it's well worth the price. ...and we love that PetBox gives back and helps shelter pets. Win-Win-Win.




Get Your Own PetBox Giveaway!
Enter to win your own PetBox. Although the prize can only be shipped to a US address, readers outside the US can enter to win for a friend or US shelter. Deadline to enter is Monday, April 7 @ 11:59pm EST. Enter below via Rafflecopter.


Can't Wait? Save 10% NOW!
Sign up now and save 10% off your subscription! Use promo code GLOGIRLY.  Shop PetBox HERE.

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FTC Disclosure: We received our PetBox no charge to try out and review. We also received a small fee to cover the time it takes to take photos and write the review post. Receiving the free PetBox and the fee did not influence our article or anything we say.  All sponsored posts on GLOGIRLY will always reflect our honest and unbiased opinions.










Sunday, March 30, 2014

Orange Paws Crossed

WAFFLES:  Glogirly says good things happen when you cross your paws. It's kind of hard to cross them and eat at the same time though. Or use my litter box. Or touch the Boss. Um, WHY are my paws crossed again?

KATIE:  Well I suppose you want something, right?

WAFFLES:  OH yeah! The contest I'm in is almost over and I'm still in third place. It's that Mike's Hard Lemonade can contest thing. The voting ends in just a day. Lots of my friends have been voting and leaving nice comments for me on my Can Page.




WAFFLES:  But somebody left a comment and said my can was LAME. Can you believe it?

KATIE:  Well, don't look at me. You might be annoying. A little wet behind the ears. But you're not lame. And even if you were, I sure wouldn't take the time to write a comment TELLING you you are.

WAFFLES:  Thanks, Boss. So what should I do? I mean besides crossing my paws and all?



KATIE:  Alright, Waffles. I suppose I can give everyone my patented 'won't-you-please-please-vote-for-Waffles-sad-and longing-eyes-look' and ask them to vote for your can. How's this?




LAST CHANCE TO VOTE FOR MAD KITTY COCKTAIL!
Help us get Waffles' picture on the NEW Mike's Harder Lemonade can!  

Instructions: 
Just click the link below and log in with Facebook or your email. If your'e voting from outside the US, you'll need to click a drop down menu and select your location first. Once you're logged in, move the voting *slider* over to cast five whole votes all at one time. You'll only need to do this once.

Maximum of 5 votes per person or email.
Voting does not play nice with the iPad or iPhone.


If you've already voted, THANK YOU!  You do not need to vote again.






Saturday, March 29, 2014

Saturday TV Trip: The Munsters, CAT Edition

Munsters Mansion graphic courtesy of EW.com
KATIE:  We asked.

WAFFLES:  You spike. SPEAK.  I mean spoke.

KATIE:  We listened.

WAFFLES:  *crickets*

KATIE:  Waffles! Aren't you listening???

WAFFLES:  Oh, yeah. Sorry, Grampa.

KATIE:  Waffles? The script. Just follow the script.


WAFFLES:  Um, so the Boss and I are thinking that you've all been having fun taking TV Trips with us backwards in time to when TV was...Boss? TV was really strange back then. I mean, don't get me wrong, but you look kinda scary-weird. What's that on your forehead anyway?

KATIE:  Waffles, have you looked in the mirror lately?


WAFFLES:  *SCREAM!!!!*  BOSS???? Who's this Eddie person and why's he dressed like a girl???

KATIE: Waffles, you've got much bigger problems than that peter pan collar. Can you say... EYEBROWS???


We hope you enjoyed the latest in our brand new blog series, TV TRIPS.
Each week we'll be featuring another classic TV show picked by YOU.




About the Caturday Art Hop
We use Adobe's Illustrator & Photoshop for all of our Caturday Art Tricks. 
Of course the theme is courtesy of Glogirly, who's an expert on cheesy, vintage television. 
Visit the Caturday Art Blog Hop for more creative and clever cats.






#PreciousCat Litter Giveaway!

We just tried out a new (to us) litter and want to tell you all about it! ...plus, give you a chance at winning 20 whole pounds of the good stuff.

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Friday, March 28, 2014

Katie & Waffles: Purr-sonal Convo

KATIE:  Waffles, you're invading my purr-sonal space again.

WAFFLES:  I'm just thinking, Boss.

KATIE:  Well don't strain yourself.

WAFFLES:  I'm just thinking that since you're this close and all –


KATIE:  Waffles... What did I tell you about touching?

WAFFLES:  Um, that I only get one touch every other Friday?

KATIE:  Waffles... 

WAFFLES:  And it's every other Friday TODAY!



KATIE:  Waffles, let's review. No touching Saturday. No touching Sunday.

WAFFLES:  Monday?

KATIE:  No touching Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday.

WAFFLES:  Friday!

KATIE:  No touching Friday. No touching EVER. Got it?



WAFFLES:  No touching EVER-y other Friday.  GOT IT!



WAFFLES:  High-five, Boss!





#PreciousCat Litter Giveaway!

We just tried out a new (to us) litter and want to tell you all about it! ...plus, give you a chance at winning 20 whole pounds of the good stuff.

ENTER CAT ATTRACT LITTER GIVEAWAY HERE





Thursday, March 27, 2014

Top 10 Litter Love Notes & #PreciousCat Litter Giveaway!

KATIE:  Recently I had a chance to test drive some new litter – Dr. Elsey's Cat Attract by Precious Cat. The name says it all. Apparently *someone* is now more than a little attracted to MY litter box.


WAFFLES:  *fierce concentration* 

KATIE:  WAFFLES!!! 


WAFFLES:  Uh, yeah?

KATIE:  You're going in my box, AGAIN???

WAFFLES:  Boss, I'm not going in your box. I already went.




KATIE:  Sheesh. Brand new box, brand new litter, all pristine and beautiful. Now look what he's done.




WAFFLES:  Thanks, Boss. Nice litter.



Why is Waffles So Attracted to Cat Attract?
Of course, uncovering the mysteries of what lies between those pointy orange ears is no easy feat. But once I had a chance to try out Cat Attract for myself, it was pretty clear this was no ordinary litter.

I asked Waffles to help me list the top 10 reasons we're so impressed with Cat Attract. After long negotiations, we agreed that I'd be in charge of 1 thru 9 and Waffles would top it off with #10. So, here we go!




1:  DUST?
What dust? 99% dust free, this is the un-dustiest litter we've EVER used.

2:  ZERO TRACKING 
Even Waffles doesn't leave a popcorn trail of litter.

3:  THE SWEET SMELL OF ... NOTHING
No crazy perfumes, no funky smells. No chemicals or deodorant. In fact, Cat Attract is blended with a natural herbal attractant, ideal for enticing cats with bad litter box habits back to the box.

4:  SUPER CLUMPS
Super tight clumps mean a super clean box after scooping.

5:  SERIOUS ODOR CONTROL
Even after Waffles uses it.

6:  TINY GRAINS OF LITTER
Tiny granules feel nice on tender toes. Also an excellent way of attracting litter box-challenged cats back to the box.

7:  MULTI-CAT
Though I still wish Waffles would stick to his OWN box.

8:  KITTEN FRIENDLY
Great training litter for kittens and annoying orange teenage cats.

9:  SAVES LIVES
Saves lives??? The number one reason cats are surrendered to shelters is because of bad litter box habits. Cat Attract brings cats back to the litter box by smell and helps owners correct this kind of unwanted behavior. Fewer cats in shelter = Lives saved.


KATIE:  Ok, Waffles. Your turn. 

WAFFLES:  *rolling drums* ... The top 10 reason I love Cat Attract is because: 


10:  IT'S WHAT'S IN KATIE'S LITTER BOX! 
...heh, heh, heh.



KATIE:  Should have seen THAT one coming a mile away.


IT'S GIVEAWAY TIME!
One lucky GLOGIRLY reader will receive a 20 pound bag of Cat Attract to try out for themselves! ...well actually, for their cat to try. Although the prize can only be shipped to a US address, readers outside the US can enter to win for a friend or US shelter. The Cat Attract giveaway, across all participating blogs, is limited to one winner per household. Winners must be 18 years of age. Winners will receive an email to provide delivery instructions. Prize delivery can take 6-8 weeks.

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This post is sponsored by Precious Cat on behalf of the BlogPaws Blogger Network. We are being compensated for helping spread the word about Precious Cat's Cat Attract formula, but GLOGIRLY only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Precious Cat is not responsible for the content of this article.






GLOGIRLY ON CAT CHAT TODAY!
Visit Cat Chat with Caren & Cody for a very special surprise! Glogirly is dishing on her upcoming BlogPaws speaking engagement in a rare guest blog!

WAFFLES: She doesn't talk much here on our blog.
KATIE:  I sure hope she doesn't screw up.

VISIT CAT CHAT HERE
(Guest post will not publish until 1:00am EST)



Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Waffles Wednesday: Lamp Head

WAFFLES:  Hey Boss? Where'd everyone go?

KATIE (from other side of room): Waffles, do you have your head up your lamp again?



WAFFLES:  Maybe I like having my head up my lamp.





GETTING THE VOTE OUT!

We're in the home stretch of the Mike's Hard Lemonade Design-A-Can Contest and we've dipped into third (GASP!) place.

If you haven't voted for Waffles and his Mad Kitty Cocktail can, we would be every so grateful if you'd pop over and show Mike's some kitty love with your votes!

You can cast 5 votes all at once. Just click the link below and log in with Facebook or your email. Move the voting "slider" over to cast a maximum of 5 votes. You only need to do this once...

...but that doesn't mean your husbands, brothers, sisters, friends, cousins, aunts, uncles, neighbors and the mailman can't vote too! Purr-sonally, we think Mike needs a CAT on his can!

VOTE FOR MAD KITTY COCKTAIL HERE!



We're participating in BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop. Click HERE to hop over to lots of other great pet blogs.


Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Tracking Waffles with the Tagg Pet Tracker

WAFFLES:  Hey Boss! Wanny play Tagg? You're it, Boss! You're it!! 

KATIE:  Actually Waffles, YOU'RE it. And this is no ordinary game of tag... I'm monitoring your whereabouts and activity levels right this very minute.

WAFFLES:  You mean you're SPYING on me?

KATIE:  Not spying, Waffles.  Monitoring, analyzing, keeping tabs on you with your new Tagg Pet Tracker. Think of me as Big Brother. 

WAFFLES:  Boss! I thought you were a girl!!!


What, What???
This funky little device is called the Tagg Pet Tracker. It allows us to track Waffles' location and monitor his activity levels 24/7 from our computer or mobile device.  

What you see above is the home docking tation with the pet tracker attached to the top. That's where we charge the tracker's battery, every 30 days or so, and it's how the pet tracker communicates with our computer to show us cool stuff like how many times Waffles raced around the townhouse or how many hours he spent sleeping, doing nothing at all.


Where's Waffles?
The Tagg Tracker works with GPS and cellular technology. No matter where I am - at home or far away, I can tell if Waffles is in the 'Tagg Zone.' The Tagg Zone includes everywhere within a 150 foot radius from the center of our townhouse, which is where we have our docking station plugged in.  If we lived in a giant mansion or way out in the country, we could make our Tagg zone much bigger. 

When Glogirly's away, she can check up on him by going to her iPhone app and telling it to locate Waffles. She gets an immediate text message and email letting her know if he's where he's supposed to be, inside the Tagg Zone. Sadly, I still haven't been able to figure out how to make it tell Glogirly when Waffles is annoying me or stealing my food.

Waffles Daily Activity Score
One of the most fascinating aspects of the tracker is the Daily Activity Snapshot. As long as Waffles is wearing the tracker on his collar, the device is hard at work keeping track of how much time he spends at any of four activity levels:
  1. Resting
  2. Lightly Active
  3. Moderately Active
  4. Highly Active

The snapshot even shows us how many minutes Waffles spent at each level and at what time of day and night he was either playing lazy or playing crazy!
Checkout Waffles At-A-Glance:

Waffles' Day Revealed
  1. Waffles spends almost 20 hours a day doing absolutely nothing at all.
  2. Apparently Glogirly is a late sleeper since breakfast isn't until 9:00 am.
  3. Waffles tears through the townhouse like a herd of wild elephants twice daily at 3:00 & 9:00 pm for approximately 19 minutes at each spurt.  
  4. We compared a few days side by side and learned that Waffles is a creature of habit. You could practically copy and paste one day for the next.

WAFFLES:  Whaddaya mean I spend almost 20 hours a day doing NOTHING????



You hope you never need it.
The most important thing the Tagg Pet Tracker can do for you is something you hope you never need it to do.

Losing a pet is terrifying, heartbreaking, dangerous  and something you hope and pray never happens. But thousands of pets are lost every year. Tagg's tracker will send you an alert via text message and email should your pet get outside your Tagg zone.

The GPS technology will not only help you find your pet, but provide directions on how to get there.
Although Tagg's website indicates that you will receive an alert within 12 minutes of your pet leaving the Tagg Zone, when we tested it here at the Townhouse, we received an alert in 5 minutes.

Admittedly, Tagg's core customers are dog owners and it's an awesome product for dogs. But it's also a fantastic device for cats that spend part of their time outside. Accidents happen and even pets who you'd least expect to get out, can and do.


What we Love
  1. Activity Tracking - Fascinating & Fun
  2. Tagg Zone - Peace of mind in knowing all is well when you're humans are away 
  3. Multi-device technology - Computer, iPad, iPhone...Tagg has us covered
  4. Easy to use - So easy, even Glogirly could figure it out!

Suggestions
  1. Size - The Tagg Tracker is recommended for dogs and cats, 10 pounds and up. Although it worked fine with Waffles who is exactly 10 pounds, we'd love to see a slightly smaller tracker for cats and smaller dogs. It's just a little bulky on a standard cat collar. But a great workaround for a smaller pet is a harness. The tracker was very easy to attach to Waffles' harness and since he's already used to wearing a harness, it didn't bother him at all.
  2. Maps - Tagg uses Bing Maps for their mobile device apps. Although quite accurate in residential areas, we live in the heart of the city with lots of high rises, and multi-dwelling homes are located. Bing's visuals are spot on, however the actual addresses that pop up on their maps are sometimes a little off as compared to Google Maps. Although this was the case in our neighborhood, it didn't impede our ability to use the GPS and tracking features at all. 


Special Savings
Enter promo code GLOGIRLY20 and receive 20% off the Tagg Promo Bundle, which includes the Tagg GPS Tracker and 12 months of service.

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FTC Disclosure: We received our Tagg Pet Tracker & 3 months of service at no charge from Tagg. We also received a small fee to cover the time it takes to test the product, take photos and write the blog post. Receiving the free tracker and the fee did not influence our article or anything we say.  All sponsored posts on GLOGIRLY will always reflect our honest and unbiased opinions.


Monday, March 24, 2014

Invisible Monday

WAFFLES:  Shhhh! Be very, very quiet. I don't want the Boss to see –



 BOP!



WAFFLES:  Do you think she saw me? 






What Cat Are YOU???
Cat Quiz Book Giveaway!
Enter to win one of FIVE copies of What Cat Are You? Discovering Your Inner Feline Cat Quiz Book! Giveaway is open worldwide! Woot Woot!

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Sunday, March 23, 2014

New Feature: TV Trips Made Better With CATS

Hi everyone, Katie here.

Glogirly's been having fun lately reliving some of her favorite television shows from WAY back with a little help from me and Waffles.

She says that since there's not much worth watching on any of OUR 583 channels, we may as well return to a simpler time when growing up 'Brady' was cool and the closest thing to 'Survivor' was Gilligan's Island.

In fact if you missed our homage to these two TV classics, you're welcome to take a TV Trip down memory lane. We've got some nice ear worms waiting for you.




So What's YOUR Favorite TV Classic?
We've decided to make these TV Trips a semi-regular feature on GLOGIRLY.  After all, wouldn't ANY show be better with cats??? Game shows, cop shows, sit coms and dramas...the possibilities are endless. So let us know in the comments what YOUR favorite television classic is and well add it to our upcoming TV Trip line up.

Oh, and if you say American Idol, well... you are excused and may leave now.






What Cat Are YOU???
Cat Quiz Book Giveaway!
Enter to win one of FIVE copies of What Cat Are You? Discovering Your Inner Feline Cat Quiz Book! Giveaway is open worldwide! Woot Woot!

ENTER GIVEAWAY HERE


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