Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Tricks or Treats? (#ChewyInfluencer)

Today, the felines here are going to review some treats as part of the Chewy.com Blogger Outreach Program. I don't often try out new kinds of treats for the kitties who rule my house, because they're all so picky and anything but the usual favorites usually get rejected. But, given that it's the month of Halloween, I figured it certainly wouldn't hurt to do a taste test of some new treats. It also doesn't hurt that the two newest additions, Tonks and Winky, will eat literally anything, and so now nothing goes to waste.

Anyway, we'll move on to the treats. So, what did the kitties try out? They tasted tested Blue Buffalo™ Kitty Cravings™ crunchy chicken cat treats.

As I mentioned above, and in about a gazillion posts in the past, the kitties around here are very picky. The general consensus around here is that treats of the chicken variety are the most likely to be eaten. Luckily, these treats come in chicken, and real chicken at that.

Now, here's where things got a bit crazy. I was all worried that the cats wouldn't eat the treats. Silly me. I must have momentarily forgotten that kittens Tonks and Winky were now in the family.

Blurry Tonks helped herself not only to the counter, but to the treats I was trying to photograph on said counter.

Of course, her equally blurry sister, Winky, then joined in.

Let's be honest, I didn't even get a chance to photograph the other cats trying out the treats. I had forgotten what it was like to have a kitten running amok, let alone two of them. It doesn't help that said two kittens have never met a treat they didn't like, and so they go in for the kill on anything that smells anything remotely like food. They sort of pushed and shoved their way into every photo I attempted.

So, instead, how about a behind-the-scenes recap? Evan tasted the Blue Buffalo™ Kitty Cravings™ crunchy chicken cat treats and thought they were just okay. Housemate Toby had the same reaction. Thimble sniffed them, and that was her only opinion of them. Eddy, well, Eddy doesn't really eat anything but her one favorite kind of dry food, so I guess she doesn't really get a vote. Oh, and pup Astrid likes these cat treats, in case you were wondering.

Though the big kitties in the house weren't huge fans, kittens Tonks and Winky give Blue Buffalo™ Kitty Cravings™ crunchy chicken cat treats a rave review.

(Disclaimer: As members of the Chewy.com Blogger Outreach Program, we received Blue Buffalo™ Kitty Cravings™ crunchy chicken cat treats in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are our own. We only review products that we believe will be of interest to our readers, and we never recommend a product that we do not believe in.)

We hope your Tuesday is filled with tasty treats!


If you'd like to enter our Halloween giveaway, be sure to comment on yesterday's blog post! You can find yesterday's blog post by clicking here.

Despite the fact that his head was chopped off...

...and that his mom can't seem to figure out how to focus a camera...

...Evan says he approves of the goods. Not pictured are some cat toys that were too tempting to the residents, and a couple of surprise items. Evan approves of those, too.

Again, just comment on yesterday's post to be in the running to win those Halloween treats (no tricks, we promise)!

Our Halloween Doodle of the Day:

Yesterday's doodle revealed that Tonks is dressing up as a clown for Halloween. Now, Evan's here to reveal his costume!

Do you want to know a strange and maybe sort of fun fact? For the past couple of years, when I'm in the mood to draw Evan in a costume for Halloween, I choose for him to be a ghost because that allows for easy incorporation of his paralyzed hind legs. When I say that out loud, I realize what a strange truth that is to reveal. "I draw my cat as a ghost for Halloween because the doodled up blanket hides his paralyzed back legs." Well, there you go.

Our Tip of the Day:

Today's tips is another one to help keep anxious or excitable furbabies calm and safe on Halloween night. This tip involves a couple more things you can do in order to help your kitty or pup from becoming scared or agitated when trick-or-treaters are active. For example, if your cat or dog is scared or becomes excited at the sound of the doorbell, then one option is to disconnect it on Halloween night. If you hand out candy on Halloween, you can also use options such as placing the candy dish outside for trick-or-treaters to grab some loot themselves, sitting outside to hand out candy, or simply staying near the door and watching for trick-or-treaters so that they won't need to knock or ring the doorbell. As we've mentioned in previous tips, there are still ways to enjoy Halloween and its festivities while also keeping your kitty or pup as calm and safe as possible. This might mean taking some extra precautions and finding a method that works for you and your furbaby, but it is doable.


Marg said...

Guess the kittens liked the treats the best. But that is Ok too. Love the doodle. You all have a great day.

Pam and Teddy said...

Ah ha! Evan found the giveaway stuff a little too tough to resist too huh? That proves everything in the giveaway is cat-worthy!

Hugs, Teddy

The Island Cats said...

Those kittens sure aren't picky about those treats. But they do sound yummy...the treats, not the kittens...though they are cute...the kittens, not the treats. ;)

The Swiss Cats said...

Great review ! Kids don't have the same tastes as adults, right ? Purrs

World of Animals, Inc. said...

Thanks for sharing your review of the treats. Tonks and Winky didn't waste any time getting those treats down. Love seeing Evan showing off the prize giveaway package. Love the doodle. Have a wonderful rest of your day.
World of Animals

messymimi said...

It does not surprise me a bit that the kittens went for the kill, so to speak, when food became available.

Making Evan a ghost for Halloween makes perfectly good sense, especially as he just goes wherever he wants in whatever way he can, like a ghost would. He should be proud of his ability to make people say, "How did he get there and do that!" the way a ghost would.

Eastside Cats said...

There isn't a food on the planet that won't attract Manny and CB! I love the cat's tail holding the treat-or-treat bucket!

Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat said...

Tonks and Winky make a great team!

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

I've seen those treats in the stores and think it's the CUTEST packaging ever!!!

pilch92 said...

Tonks and Winky sound like my Sammy and Trouble- they will eat anything. We have had those treats and most enjoyed them. Evan makes a cute ghost, I like the drawing. Great tips too.

Cathy Keisha said...

I think the treats passed the taste test. MOL! Evan almost scared me but I don't never scare. I revealed my costume today.

meowmeowmans said...

MOL! Tonks and Willy went to town on those treats!