The past six years have flown by, and have given us laughs, learning, lovely new friends, many new experiences, lessons learned and valued partnerships both past and present. Yes, for a bevy of reasons there were even sometimes tears, and heartache, but we wouldn't trade any of it, or any of YOU for the world!
Cody and I DEEPLY THANK YOU for taking the time to visit our blog! It is an honor that we do not take for granted. We wouldn't be able to do whatever it is we do, without YOU! THANK YOU!
Oh My Cat we would be remiss if we didn't thank The Oakland Press!, and particularly Glenn Gilbert. This blog came about as a result of attending one of their Citizen Journalist workshops, I knew I wasn't cut out to be a Citizen Journalist, but I asked them if they needed any bloggers and they told me to shoot them some ideas....Cat Chat (the name of this blog at that time), was one of three ideas that I submitted and they accepted it. They provided a link for the first few years, then I moved off on my own. Today, I am one of 100s of Oakland Press bloggers, but at that time there were less than 50 of us! A HUGE thank you to The Oakland Press!
In honor of our Blogoversary our dear elf friend is allowing us to have a give-away for one of their newest cat toys, The FroliCat™ RoloRat !
Only available at Bed, Bath & Beyond, (it retails for $19.99). The FroliCat™ RoloRat is an exciting, rolling toy that encourages your cat to hunt and stalk.
The RoloRat has crazy red eyes and a long tail that whips around to entice your cat to chase and pounce. This crazy rat even makes fun sounds that will let cats know he’s on the move.
The unit automatically turns off after 10-15 minutes, it even has a "Play While You Are Away" mode that allows cats to play even when you¹re not there. We haven't tried that yet, because I think that Dakota would lose his mind!
Cody is STILL trying to figure out what he thinks of this one! This rat is HUGE...it measures 4-1/2" L x 3" W x 3" H. Cody is a pretty fearless cat, but this guy DID give him a run for his kibble!!! Cody DID attempt to bat it, but ONLY when it was idle and when the possessed-looking red eyes stopped flashing. See for yourself in this short video: (Please forgive the poor video quality, I had to use my zoom and when I do this, the video doesn't record quite as clearly).
I am a little mixed about this one as well. Don't get me wrong, I think it is HILARIOUS, but the sound almost sounds like a dentist's drill. At first I thought it would be better if the RoloRat moved in a straight line, but the more I think about it, I think it is even funnier that it wobbles around the way that it does. I also love how it has a mind of its own!!! It covers a large area and it seems to know just exactly where the cat is so that it can annoy the cat even more! I also loved the feel of the rubber tail...I picked it up and swung it around by the tail which gave ME great amusement! Cody and I are huge fans of the FroliCat line, (we have reviewed a number of their toys), and while this one might be a little daunting to Cody, I feel he will get used to it! I think that it would be hilarious to see this rat in action with those of you who have more than one cat. I think the actions/reactions would be extra hilarious!
You can find out for yourself just how entertaining this would be, because we are having a:
THREE lucky readers who are 18 and over and reside in the U.S., (our apologies to our International readers, BUT...if a U.S. reader wants to enter and ship their prize if they win to someone else outside of the U.S., that's totally up to them!),
will each win The FroliCat™ RoloRat !!!! Entering is easy, just enter on the Rafflecopter below!
a Rafflecopter giveaway
In full disclosure:we were not compensated for this review/give-away. We were sent a RoloRat and were offered a give-away in exchange for our honest review.