Animal Tales Catnip Toy

>> Tuesday, March 16, 2010

{ GIVEAWAY }
This current giveaway was geared towards one of the smaller members of our family, Tipsy.

Tipsy is our two year old Grey and White Tuxedo kitty, pictured to the left with my husband. He loves to eat grass, climb into boxes and play with lasers.

Lately, he has also been enjoying playing with his new Animal Tales kitty body pillow.

Animal Tales Etsy shop specialized in cat toys filled with 100% organic catnip!! Store Owner Tara, tests new products on her own two cats to insure their cat friendliness.

Her signature product is the handmade kitty body pillow and is offered in a variety of different styles.

This kitty body pillow is 8 inches long and 3 inches wide, just the right size for your kitty to kick, hug and lick! Filled with 3 scoops of delicious 100% organic catnip -this will easily be your kitty's favorite new toy!

After seeing the adorable patterns and hearing the description, I couldn't wait to find out for myself how my kitty would respond.

{ REVIEW }
If Tipsy alone give this review it would be with FLYING colors!! My Tipsy Boy LOVED this product. It was absolutely irresistible to him. He was drawn to it.

As soon as I walked through the door with the mail (even before I opened the package), Tipsy was following me with his nose in the air. As I sorted through bills, he stood on the sofa and reached his neck out towards the package. Teeming with excitement, I started his review immediately. Here is some footage from the review:

This is only a short sampling of Tipsy's time with the Kitty body pillow. You can see how easily it fits in his kitty paws. As suggested by Animal Tales owner Tara, I will be putting the kitty body pillow away in a plastic bag and taking it out as a treat.
{ THUMBS DOWN }
This section should really be entitled, "Things to Improve" for this specific product. While I wouldn't consider these true negatives, if they were changed..... I would like the product even better.

- Card/Care Manual was made on simple printer paper and is not very durable. Would be better if laminated or on a cardboard more sturdy substance.
- I would love for this item to be refillable. Even if it cost a bit more, it would be worth it to keep this adorable perfectly sized catnip toy fresh.


{ THUMBS UP }

- Came in sealed plastic bag in order to keep catnip "fresh." (As noted earlier Tipsy could still smell it through the bag. But once it came out, he went bananas.

- Perfect size for a kitty!

- 100% organic catnip

- Extremely well made and durable.

- Nice to look at it!! We received the "Happy Kitties" pattern and the colors were vibrant and the design tasteful.

- Animal Tales has so many patterns to choose from. There are unisex patterns and some tailored to female kitties and male kitties (such as the pink leopard print and camo pattern.)

- Etsy store contains lots of pictures with many views to give you an accurate idea of what you are purchasing.

- Only $3.25 minus shipping and handling!! If your kitty loves this as much as mine did, it is a wonderful investment!!

{ BUY IT }
-Purchase your own Animal Tales Kitty Body Pillow, here.

{ WIN IT }
One lucky reader will win a Kitty Body Pillow from Animal Tales, design of their choice!

~ GIVEAWAY RULES ~
All entries must be received by 11:59pm pacific time on March 31, 2010 . This contest will be open internationally. Please include your email address in each entry. A winner will be chosen at random. I will notify the winner on April 1, 2010 via email (please respond within 48 hours) and the toy will be shipped directly from Animal Tales Etsy Shop. I will also announce the winner on this blog. If you do not respond within 48 hours, I will pick another winner.

~ HOW TO ENTER ~
Visit Animal Tales Etsy Shop and peruse the products. Write me a comment telling me which of the patterns you like best and who the kitty body pillow will be for.

~ EXTRA ENTRIES ~
You must do the "how to enter" entry first. Leave a comment for each extra entry and tell me which one you did. Remember to write your email address as well on each comment.
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6. Blog about this giveaway on a personal blog for THREE extra entries. Include links to both JOT Giveaways and Animal Tales Etsy Shop. Write a comment with your blog URL for each entry.

~ WINNER ~
Congratulations to Ellen!!


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86 comments:

BEadECLECTIC March 17, 2010 at 6:56 AM  

I like the "homebaked goodies" one best. It would be for my kitty, Mr. Bo Jangles. He's quite the trouble maker!

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Ellen March 17, 2010 at 4:07 PM  

I love the army camo pattern. We just got a new kitten who would love it!

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ham1299 March 17, 2010 at 9:21 PM  

My favorite is Dinner Time. I would give it to my kitties, Zeus and Huckleberry. (Although, I might have to purchase a second one so they each get their own! LOL)

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anthy March 17, 2010 at 9:25 PM  

I think I like the blue Dinner Time pattern best. And the body pillow'd be for Sebastian, who's having a birthday on April 18th. :-)

Thank you very much for the giveaway!

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mogrill March 18, 2010 at 1:02 PM  

I like the Kitty Love. Thanks for the chance.
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i liked the
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babalisme March 18, 2010 at 8:24 PM  

my sister's cat is a girl, and she thinks she's paris hilton. So I think
Kitty Body Pillow- Pink and Blue Cats
suits her.

Romina March 19, 2010 at 7:31 AM  

My favorite pattern is the one called Dinner Time :)
I would love it for my kitty, Thomas.. he is such a troublemaker!!

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Over Thirty Mommy March 19, 2010 at 10:50 AM  

Visiting from MBC.

I like the Pink and Blue Cats pattern. It would give it to a co-worker of mine that has two cats, Rick and DeeDee.

Holly B March 19, 2010 at 5:04 PM  

I love the Hot Pink Leopard, my kitties Pootie & Squeakers would love it!

julis55 March 19, 2010 at 7:07 PM  

I love the army camo pattern. We just got a new kitten who would love it

judith chen March 19, 2010 at 7:44 PM  

i love the red and black paw, it's gonna be great for tommy, my bf's cousin's cat^^

tommy is really cute and loveable.whole fam loves him ;)

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Anonymous,  March 19, 2010 at 9:19 PM  

I loved the video that showed my how much my cat will like this pillow. I think I liked the home baked goodies print for snowball.
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biyagko_barbaru March 19, 2010 at 10:10 PM  

I like the Homebaked Goodies. It would be for Muning, our neighbors cat who begged food from us.

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Cynthya March 19, 2010 at 11:35 PM  

I like the Pink and Blue Cats one, and it would be for my three cats Sekhmet, Gaia and Cleo.

Sarah March 20, 2010 at 8:43 PM  

I like the Pink and Blue Cats pattern and the pillow would be for my three felines, Jewel, Buddy and Rocky.

Alicia March 20, 2010 at 10:16 PM  

Kitty Body Pillow- Happy Cats

My 5 cats: Dandruff, Moochie, Bouncer, Sid & Ducky will have to duke it out for this.

Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

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caronbc March 21, 2010 at 7:23 AM  

Hi,
I love the idea of the one with the fishes; but I also love the idea of the ally cats.
If I win it will be for my beautiful Ike.
Thanks
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Michele P. March 21, 2010 at 12:30 PM  

I like the happy cats gender neutral design since I have four cats... 3 boys and a girl... I guess they would all share it, although it could get pretty intense if they all showed up wanting to play with it the same time. I also like the refillable option you suggested, that would be cool.

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LLL with Leslie March 21, 2010 at 9:44 PM  

I like the Kitty Body Pillow- Homebaked Goodies and it will be for my outside cat..ki ki

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janetfaye March 22, 2010 at 12:44 AM  

I like Kitty Love and it would be for my cat, Baby.

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Surge March 22, 2010 at 1:20 PM  

I like the fishies pattern, and itd be for my shellbee =)

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samsakara March 22, 2010 at 3:31 PM  

I would like the Homebaked Goodies one for my brothers three cats named Isis,Olive, and Zabi.

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Kim Benton March 23, 2010 at 3:13 PM  

I have 3 bengal cats so I would like Hot Pink Leopard...I know they would have so much fun playing with the pillow. Thanks so much for the offer.

Heather! March 26, 2010 at 2:55 PM  

I suspect my two cats, Echo and Lily, won't really care *too* much about the design or pattern of this kitty body pillow, but *I* like the Army Camo design! (By the way...did you know that cats can only see shades of blue and green? My mother used to have a pair of teal slippers that got her feet attacked every single morning for years until we figured this out! LOL)

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bitt of raw March 26, 2010 at 5:30 PM  

love the ladybugs one the best:
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=vl_other_2&listing_id=43238295

it would be "shared" (aka fought over) by my two cats, Foucault and Heather. they both love catnip.

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Busy Working Mama March 27, 2010 at 9:50 AM  

OMG hilarious! I like ladybugs. Love teh cat picks in her shop. In fact, I made ehr shop a favorite just because this is the most unique product i've seen on etsy!

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Mrs. Sanchez March 28, 2010 at 10:12 AM  

**I got this entry via the contact form


"What a cute idea!! I loved the CAMO pattern. I would love to give it to my two Maine Coon rescues, Ozzie and Rozie. I would chose this color as it would remind me to always support our troops!!"

Thanks!
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anthy March 28, 2010 at 3:37 PM  

I blogged about the contest and linked this post and the Animal Tales shop. entry #1! http://lolmybloglol.blogspot.com/2010/03/new-weeks-worth-of-contests.html
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anthy March 28, 2010 at 3:37 PM  

I blogged about the contest and linked this post and the Animal Tales shop. entry #2! http://lolmybloglol.blogspot.com/2010/03/new-weeks-worth-of-contests.html
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Mimi the kitten March 28, 2010 at 8:26 PM  

I love the Happy Cats pattern, which would be a gift for my catnip-loving snuggle bug, Dibbles.

Amanda March 28, 2010 at 8:52 PM  

Hey, I really liked Happy Cats. My email is chillout8@hotmail.com

rosannepm March 28, 2010 at 9:33 PM  

I like the red & black paws and it would be for Rocco my son and girlfriends cat
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Anonymous,  March 28, 2010 at 10:29 PM  

I love the hot pink leopard one, it's for our babies Peaches and Boots!
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Melissa B. March 29, 2010 at 3:31 PM  

I like the pink and blue cats. This will be for my friends cat.

Anonymous,  March 29, 2010 at 4:51 PM  

Pink and blue cats, definitely :)

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arla March 30, 2010 at 3:52 AM  

Well since our sweet honey girl will be '21' in 2 days!! I'd like to win this for her and I picked the Kitty Body Pillow- Homebaked Goodies

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Lyudmila March 30, 2010 at 9:58 AM  

I like the Kitty Body Pillow- Pink and Blue Cats

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fancyfeet48 March 30, 2010 at 3:08 PM  

I like the fishes
I would love to win this Thank You for this great giveaway fancyfeet45@earthlink.net

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Catkiki March 30, 2010 at 6:18 PM  

Hiya!!! This is Catkiki from TheCatSite. The one I really like is the happy cats pattern. The red kitty looks just like my baby girl, Rusty. Both my girls would love the body pillow!

Salleefur/Jesslyn/Jesster March 30, 2010 at 9:22 PM  

Well, our kitties love fishies - but my favorite it the Pink & Blue Cats design! Love em - what a clever, fun idea!

Vanilla March 30, 2010 at 10:07 PM  

I like the Kitty Body Pillow- Pink and Blue Cats
VERY NICE

mimmzina March 30, 2010 at 10:11 PM  

I love the Kitty Body Pillow- Ladybugs

Gianna March 30, 2010 at 10:39 PM  

Kitty Body Pillow- Pink and Blue Cats for my lil kit kat snowballII

lilyk March 31, 2010 at 1:45 AM  

I love the Dinner Time pattern! I would give the kitty body pillow to my friend.

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Dovile April 1, 2010 at 5:50 AM  

I like the 'Homebaked Goodies' design the best. I'd give it to my two cats (I hope they'll share it nicely:)).

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