Friday, November 16, 2018

Holiday Houseguests INCOMING! Ready, Set, It's a FELIWAY® Giveaway

This giveaway is sponsored by FELIWAY®
WAFFLES:  Something smells funny, Boss. And not ha-ha funny. 

KATIE:  What, did you sleep right through the doorbell? 

WAFFLES:  What doorbell?

KATIE:  You know. The bell. On the outside of the door. The one people ring when they want to come inside. 

WAFFLES:  So that's what the ding-dong sound means. I thought it meant the man in brown shorts brought us a new box. 

KATIE: We have houseguests, Waffles. 

WAFFLES:  What? No one told me. 

KATIE:  I'm telling you now. 

Thanksgiving is just a few days away. That means a revolving door of people invading our space, making lots of noise, and smelling up the place with their stuff for the next few weeks. We won't be in the clear until 2019.

WAFFLES:  2019??? That's like NEXT YEAR!

Holiday Houseguest-Ready 
Now that Halloween is in our rearview mirror and we've got a couple of snowstorms under our belt, Glogirly is already untangling holiday lights and sorting ornaments. Usually, we wait until Thanksgiving weekend, but she wants to be ready for guests early. Ok, truth be told, she's just super excited for Christmas and has a thing for twinkle lights. And when you have a red kitchen, well...the holiday spirit is there all year long.

Getting ready for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Hanukah means getting ready for guests too. And a big part of that for us is FELIWAY®.

We like to greet our overnight visitors with smiles, meows, and a fresh bottle of FELIWAY® CLASSIC Spray. A couple of spritzes on their luggage and boots helps to keep Katie and Waffles feeling comfortable and secure.

Ok, so Waffles typically warms up to new guests VERY quickly.

But for Katie, accepting new people takes time.

Another important item in our houseguest arsenal is the FELIWAY® CLASSIC Diffuser. We keep a couple plugged in when we've got visitors. Particularly in areas where people and cats spend the most time. (Like Waffles' favorite room - the kitchen)

How Does It Work?
Cats communicate through natural messages released in the air called pheromones. These pheromones give them a sense of safety and belonging.

FELIWAY® mimics naturally occurring feline pheromones, or "messages."
It's important to understand the difference between these feline "messages" as well as the difference between the FELIWAY® CLASSIC Diffuser and MultiCat Diffuser in order to select the best formula for your needs. We use both depending on the situation.

Happy Messages - For Stress Due to Houseguests and Visitors
You've probably seen your cat rub their face against corners, furniture and even you. As they mark their territory, they leave an odorless message called a Feline Facial Pheromone. These happy messages provide comfort and security. The arrival of houseguests can certainly upset this apple cart. The FELIWAY® CLASSIC Diffuser and the FELIWAY® CLASSIC Spray deliver these happy messages, helping cats to feel more comfortable and secure when newcomers are in the house.

Harmony Messages - For Cat-to-Cat Animosity and Stress
Momma cats communicate with their kittens through natural messages released into the air. These Cat Appeasing Pheromones help to maintain harmony and social bonds between cats of all ages. The FELIWAY® MultiCat Diffuser helps to reduce conflict between cats living together by creating "harmony messages." It may help decrease fighting, chasing, blocking, and even staring, which for us is the perfect storm of displacement aggression behaviors. 

How to Properly Use the Diffuser Plug-In
  • Plug into an outlet in the room where the cats spend the most of their time. We like to position a second in our guest room as well. 
  • We've found it takes about 24 hours to kick in. 
  • Leave plugged in continuously. 
  • One vial will last approximately 30 days. The diffuser should be replaced about every 6 months. 

Pick-Your-Own Giveaway!
We're celebrating the holidays with a special GIVEAWAY! Three lucky winners will receive their choice of any one these three FELIWAY® products.
  • FELIWAY® CLASSIC Diffuser Starter Kit
  • FELIWAY® MultiCat Diffuser Starter Kit

Enter below via Rafflecopter. Though prizes can only ship to US addresses, we're offering the giveaway to our readers worldwide so that if anyone outside the US wins, they can gift their prize to a friend or shelter here in the US.

Good luck, everyone...and thanks so much for entering!

FTC Disclosure: This post and giveaway is sponsored by FELIWAY®, which means we were paid to create and feature this content. Regardless of the payment received, we only feature products and services we use and/or feel would be relevant to our readers.


  1. It sounds like there is going to be a lot of excitement at your house for the holidays! I wish we had guests, but my human is rather private.

  2. Vashti would go into hiding and Jonah would be the social bug. Mol.

  3. Yay for guests and Feliway! My Garfield has no trouble with guests but my Gracie girl is a bit skittish. My cat Bandit acts like they don't exist, lol. I guess that's one way to cope =)

  4. My four are terrified of the doorbell! They run and hide under the bed!
    But I wish I could be visiting to meet Katie! I love the ones that need time to accept strangers. Because once you have been accepted, you are part of the chowder!

  5. Enjoy all those warm laps Waffles.Hang in there Katie

  6. My cat Doc is just like Waffles and Zeke is the same as Katie when house guest stop by. One's very social, the other goes hide. I need to look into a feliway for my boys. Thanks for the give away..

  7. Seriously cool giveaway! I hates whens most peoples come over.... one I's won't stops hissing at.
    Rose , the adult kitten.

  8. we sure are glad Glogirly plans ahead like this for introoders

  9. Katie and Waffles, your Mom is quite the hostess!

  10. I am asked about this product at least weekly. Our vet recommends the Feliway and we carry them in our clinic. When someone has additional questions about the line, I send them to your blog.

  11. A chance to win Feliway? No way! Emi and Pippa love EVERYBODY. Ren, nope; she disappears. Annabelle takes a little while to warm up to visitors. And Yumi, well, Yumi is our "special cat". We never know.

    Happy Holidays,

  12. Interesting. Never heard of the product. thanks

  13. most of my cats hide when we have company. I could totally use some more feliway defusers because Eli is really needing them to survive these days

  14. i dont have cats, i have 2 dogs who love to smell people, they will great them with barking til they know whom they are. i am entering to donate to safe haven for cats, a local shelter that rescues lots of cats. they took in close to 100 cats during Florence.

  15. Laila runs for either under the bed or under the couch. Angel Minchie was quite the friendly host.

  16. We love your post ! It looks like it's going to be a lot going on at your house ! Good luck to our US friends for the giveaway ! Purrs

  17. With foster kitties I always need Feliway, I want to try the multi cat formula

  18. My kitty is a bit nervous when people come into our home until she gets use to them. So with holiday houseguests she may go into the other room for a while.
    twinkle at optonline dot net

  19. My kitties will go into the bedroom to feel safe and secure. They are not use to a house full of people.Multi Cat formula is the one for me.

  20. We actually have more issues with houseguests the rest of the year. For instance, my youngest daughter came up last year to get away from a hurricane, bringing with her one dog and two cats. My dogs were okay with the guests, but my cats not so much. Then, earlier this year my middle daughter's boyfriend moved to an apartment complex close to us (my daughter was to move in, too). He had taken a job in Chicago so he moved from his place further east to our area. Less than two weeks after moving in, he and his two cats came to stay with us because he discovered the apartment had bedbugs. We've had other visitors stay with us on occasion and while the dogs love the company, the cats aren't happy about the change in their routine. I've used a calming spray for my dogs when it thunders or there are fireworks. I am still working on finding the best solution for my cats.

  21. No one coming here for the holly-daze. I won't have my space invaded.

  22. Two of my three cats are scared of visitors that they don't know and hide until they leave.

  23. My cats aren't fond of guests. They hide and peek out while deciding whether they will interact with them. Most times it takes a couple of days before they are ready to be 'seen'

  24. I don't have guests over for the holidays since I live in a small apartment; I go elsewhere. However, my cat goes with me when I fly out-of-state for 2-3 weeks to visit family (I work virtually so I can travel for longer periods of time.) She gets freaked out by flying and I use the Feliway calming spray to try to alleviate some of her anxiety.

  25. My cat is initially scared of guests but gradually warms up to them over a couple of days.


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