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I am one of the few who isn't normally a huge fan of cardboard toys for cats (yes I KNOW cats love boxes but I am always dubious of products made out of cardboard for the durability/longevity factor). Plus, I own what I thought was an almost identical product.
I am the first to say that I was DEAD WRONG. CatAmazing IS "amazing" and TOTALLY occupied Cody which is a rare feat. The HUGE difference between CatAmazing and another treat maze that I have, is that CatAmazing has a maze INSIDE of the outer box with holes. It is the internal maze that makes all of the difference and adds a much greater challenge for the cat, which leads to the cat being occupied longer, it's a CAT MAZE which is CatAmazing! It is FABULOUS!
About CatAmazing: CatAmazing was developed by Andrey for his cat, "Mooky" in an attempt to occupy him because he was bored with his toys. Being a cat of "immense brain" Mooky attempted to send Andrey instructions for the creation of CatAmazing via cat telepathy but Andrey wasn't well versed in "Meowth The Universal Language of Intelligent Beings." Slow on the uptake, Andrey eventually caught on. He showed the final product to Mooky's "senior lackey Natalie" and after she pointed out a few places that Andrey missed Mooky's instructions, Andrey made the changes and CatAmazing was born.
When CatAmazing arrived at my home I was super impressed with the care and sheer adorableness of the packaging. I opened the sturdy packing and proceeded to begin assembling.
Now, assembling ANYTHING is not my strong suit and for some reason I function as if I am the one without opposable thumbs. Let me assure you that CatAmazing IS EASY TO ASSEMBLE, I am just easily frustrated. I was determined to assemble it without heeding their advice of watching the how to assemble video that they kindly provide on their website, after a few minutes I caved and watched....had I watched the video to begin with, CatAmazing would have been assembled in 5 minutes. Check out how EASY this is! The video is from the CatAmazing website:
Told you it was easy!
Now, here is a video of Cody enjoying his CatAmazing. It took him less than 3 seconds to figure out how to use this, but it occupied him MUCH longer than other toys! Cody's preferred method of "treat extraction" is to push CatAmazing with his head, why? I have no clue! I kept the cardboard "scratchy" sounds in the video because I thought it was cute!
Now! On to even MORE fun and a super funny coincidence! My friend Andrey at CatAmazing was already going to ship ONE CatAmazing to a lucky reader. READERS IN THE U.S. AND CANADA ARE ELIGIBLE!!
Then, a few weeks ago Dakota, entered a give-away on his buddy Roo's blog (Roo's Doins) and Dakota won! (He will be posting about his win on December 15.) Well, Roo is one of the kindest doggies we have EVER MET! He sent Cody a bunch of kitty toys (and I am hugely embarrassed that I can't find the photos!) AND he sent Cody of all things, a CatAmazing!! Do you believe it? So, that left Cody with TWO CatAmazings! Cody and I decided that since the CatAmazing from Roo was a gift, that we would keep that one and the other CatAmazing will be given away! That means TWO PEOPLE CAN WIN! We will mail one of ours and CatAmazing will mail the other.
HOW TO ENTER: Leave a comment telling me why YOUR CAT is "Amazing!"
Be sure that I have a way to contact you should you be one of the winners! Deadline to enter is MONDAY, DECEMBER 17th at 5PM. Winners will be announced WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19TH!! Good luck!!!