Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Cat Approved! Creative, Attractive and Fun! Cat Play Boxes from "Cat in the Box" (It's a "Mega", "Monster" Birthday Give-Away!!)

As many of you know who have cats, there are cat products that are "meh" cute, and cat products that are "mega" cute. Today, in honor of Cody's 11th birthday (which was April 1st), I am ecstatic to share with you two products that are seriously "mega" cute that were aptly described by Designboom.com as being a "“stroke of Warhol-esque genius.”  As hard as I tried I couldn't come up with a description more fitting!

The products I am referring to are the Mega Milk Carton and the Monster Cheese Wedge that were created by Dawn LaFontaine from Cat in the Box.



While it seems to be a universal truth in the cat world that cats are attracted to boxes, some cats, such as Cody, take a little bit longer to acclimate to them. Cody isn't the norm. MOST cats are drawn to boxes. I am sure most of you, if you are honest, will admit to having some old, beat-up, nasty looking boxes around your home that you wouldn't dare part with because your cat LOVES them. Guests enter your home, if they live with cats they "get it", if they don't, they probably think you are in the midst of moving. Dawn, an animal lover from childhood got the idea for these darling boxes  after visiting her mother’s cat sitter and finding her otherwise lovely living room cluttered with old Amazon boxes. “They’re for the cats,” she’d sheepishly explained to her at the time.

Lightbulb Moment!

Dawn wondered,  why do cat owners put up with dirty, ugly boxes in their home? Why not fill your home with clever, fun, cardboard boxes  that can also be disassembled and put away when you have company? Cat In the Box was born!!




The darling boxes are made in the USA from recycled cardboard and are imprinted with human-grade soy inks. Did I mention that they are HIGHLY "Instagram-able!!"

When Dawn contacted me to see if I would be interested in having Cody try out the box of his choice, after visiting her website I JUMPED at the chance! Some of you are thinking, "wait, I thought Cody doesn't like boxes?" Yes, that is true MOST of the time. Frankly I didn't care. I view these boxes as being pieces of modern cat art!  When I saw the Mega-Milk Carton it was love at first sight!

Could this be ANY cuter?

The Mega Milk Carton is approximately 26 inches tall and 12 1/2 inches wide and deep. Holes are approximately 6 1/2 inches in diameter. The box has hook-and-loop dots which enable it to be disassembled for flat storage, and then reassembled again. Attractively priced at $29.99, includes FREE SHIPPING IN THE U.S!!

When Cody's Mega Milk Carton arrived what I IMMEDIATELY LOVED was THERE WAS NO ASSEMBLY REQUIRED!! NONE! I took it out of the box and didn't have to tax my feeble mind with trying to put it together. It was ready to go! 

At first, Cody wasn't impressed. I emailed Dawn terrified that he wouldn't use it. One of MANY things I LOVE about Cat in the Box is that Dawn "gets" cats. She wasn't ruffled one bit. She explained to me that each cat is different (intellectually I knew that, but I wanted Cody to instantly use it because I love it so much!), Dawn suggested that I turn the milk carton on its side.....she said many cats are more attracted to it that way. Voila!!! It worked! 



Why Are Cats Drawn to Boxes?

While perusing the Cat in the Box website I learned there is a science that explains why cats are attracted to boxes!  A few things I learned are that cats like warmer areas,  and corrugated boxes function as wonderful "insulators" for cats! They also offer "stress relief" by giving them an area to hide. There is another reason and you can visit the Cat in the Box website to find that out! 

Cat in the Box Truly Cares 

Remember I mentioned to Dawn that I was concerned that Cody wouldn't use the Mega Milk Carton I had chosen? Well, without batting a paw, Dawn immediately offered to send me the adorable Monster Cheese Wedge   to see if that might appeal to him more. She even enclosed a darling note that said "Ok Cody, let's see what you think of this one!!!"

He loved it!
Assembled, the Monster Cheese Wedge Box is approximately 22 inches long, 16 inches wide, and 10 inches deep. Holes are approximately 6 1/2 inches in diameter. The box has hook-and-loop dots which enable it to be disassembled for flat storage, and then reassembled again.

Photo Courtesy of Cat in the Box
Photo Courtesy of Cat in the Box
RECEIVE  $5 OFF OF YOUR BOX PURCHASE!!

Cody and I give these boxes a resounding 4 PAWS UP!!  Kitties by now you have to be pawing at the computer ready to get your very own boxes from Cat in the Box, right? OF COURSE I am right! Along with a give-away (see details below), Dawn is offering my readers a $5 off code which will be active for 30 days after this post is live. There are TWO ways you can use this code:

1). Enter the code CodyandCaren at checkout

2) Simply click this link:
  https://thecatisinthebox.com/discount/CodyandCaren




 GIVE-AWAY!!
Now, there is another reason I decided to have the give-away today, today happens to be World Party Day !! "It is based on the idea that peace is not the opposite of war, merely its absence. The real opposite of war is party, and World Party Day aims to synchronise a massive, world-wide party to celebrate everything that’s good and optimistic."

So, birthdays are "GOOD AND OPTIMISTIC" right?  Why of course! 


"Pass the food and turn up the music” is a common slogan on World Party Day, but today I say "Pass the Mega Milk Carton and the Monster Cheese Wedge and turn up the music!!" We're celebrating my birthday!!  The premise of World Party Day is that everyone in the world is joined in party, so you can really do anything you like as long as it involves celebrating the joy of existence.  Well we are celebrating the joy of Cody's existence with a give-away!!

HOW TO ENTER:

The give-away is open to those who are 18 and over and reside in the U.S.   ONE PERSON WILL WIN THEIR CHOICE OF EITHER THE MEGA MILK CARTON OR THE MONSTER CHEESE WEDGE.  (We chose NOT to use rafflecopter for this give-away to make it easier to enter!)

READ CAREFULLY: IF YOU DO NOT FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS YOU WILL BE DISQUALIFIED: YOU MUST LEAVE A COMMENT STATING WHICH BOX YOU WANT.

BONUS ENTRY: FOLLOW Cat in the Box on Instagram and leave your INSTAGRAM HANDLE ALONG WITH YOUR CHOICE OF BOX IN THE COMMENT AREA.

The comments will be counted and assigned a number. The  lucky winner will be chosen by random.org and will be announced on or around Friday, April 13th. Good luck!!!


Disclaimer: This giveaway is sponsored by Cat in the Box.  I am being compensated with product and payment for featuring this content but  Cat Chat With Caren and Cody only shares  information we feel is relevant to our readers.  Cat in the Box is not responsible for the content in this review/give-away.




54 comments:

  1. Gee, I love both styles. I may have to flip a coin. I think my daughter would tell me to go with the milk carton, so that's what I'll pick. Our cats would absolutely LOVE this!

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  2. I follow Cat in the Box on Instagram (@urdchan87). Again, I like the milk carton style and would pick that one if I'm lucky enough to win!

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  3. Those sure are some cool boxes Cody. Me likes the milk carton and Raena likes the cheese. So mommy said that me's choiuce wins since me's older. Ifin we win, it's the milk carton fur us. And, we're of course @Deziz_World on the gram. Have fun, you look so cute. Big hugs

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Raena

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  4. Those are amazing!

    Happy Birthday, Cody!

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

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  5. Cody I hope your birthday was OUTTA SIGHT - much like you are inside these adorable boxes! I think I'd LOVE a milk carton myself but the cheese is cute too. VERY VERY COOL!

    Love, Teddy

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  6. These are so cute! My kitties would love them! I think the milk carton would be our choice, and our Instagram handle is MyGBGVLife I don't want my cats running around thinking they are the big cheese, LOL! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  7. Every time we get a package in the mail or I buy a case of cat food the box hangs around the house until the next package arrives. I like both versions but I would pick the milk carton may be a little better because it can be placed in two directions. Although, I guess the cheese could be flipped on its side but I would still go with the milk. We are @badcatchris on Instagram. By the way, I hope Cody had a great birthday.

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    1. Yes!! I neglected to mention that the cheese can be flipped too!!!! They are super versatile! Thank you Cody did have a great birthday! He got chicken!

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  8. Those are so cute and clever and I love that milk carton!

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  9. Those are both so cute! I think our cats (mostly Paisley) would like the milk carton best. I follow Cat in the Box on Instagram, and my handle is @MissCuddlywumps. Happy World Party Day!

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  10. Sneaky Pie would love to hid in the Mega Milk Carton box. Hopefully his puppy brother won't be aboe to find him.

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  11. Great Idea and Cool too. When I win(being optimistic), I would like the mega cheese wedge. Both are cute. I hope I win and really want to win this giveaway.

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  12. Like both equally actually! Look like fun!

    felinecafe.net

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  13. So cute! Love the cheese box!

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  14. Now this is a very clever idea. What cat doesn't like a box or two. Excellent giveaway.

    Have a purrfect day, Cody. My best to your mom. ♥♥♥

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  15. Those sure look like fun! Pipo loves him some cheese, so that would be the box he would choose!

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    1. I can't find a comment box on the instagram they have. But I followed with this: rickmarrick or @rickmarrick


      I want to change my choice to the milk carton, cause it stands upright, which may be more interesting to Pipo...sorry, MOL!

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    2. that's perfectly fine but remember, the milk carton can lay on its' side too! (some photos above show Cody in it with the carton on its' side)..........good luck!

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  16. I want the cheese wedge. Or maybe the mild carton would be more fun. Nope, the cheese wedge it is!

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  17. These are so cute! The milk carton would look great in our whimsical red and white Kliban Cat Room at PAWS. I'm following Cat in the Box on instagram - @shelter_cats.
    xxoo
    Maggie

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  18. Those are nice and cute boxes.
    Hisia is like Cody. She does not really care about boxes.
    Loustiquette was not interested by boxes.
    Bonne soirée
    Natacha

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  19. dood......wher waz we but sleepin ina window perch; happee bee lated birthday two ewe; best fishez, happee day wizhez, mice creem in dizhez N we hope yur day total lee ROCKED !!

    N how total lee kewl R thoz boxez ☺☺☺☺....we iz gonna head two that site rite now....best fishez two everee one on winnin de milk carton ore de cheeze...

    N dood, heerz two a yeer a head filled with happee N healtheez !! ☺☺♥♥

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  20. They are both super cute but I think my kitties would like the milk carton prize.

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  21. Cody looks adorable and the milk box is too clever.

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  22. thanks so much! I LOVE that milk carton, the first time I saw it I was hooked!

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  23. What a great idea! Both boxes are so cute.

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  24. We think these boxes are great! We love the milk carton.

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  25. These are beyond fabulous! We would choose the milk carton because my dad grew up on a dairy farm :) Followed on IG too, @mochasmysteriesmeows

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  26. Those are such great boxes. Well designed and look like great fun for the cats. Great review.

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  27. Very cool! I would love to win the milk carton :)

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  28. Oh My Cod! Those are fabulous! We love, love, love boxes! Although we'd love either one of these we think the milk carton would be best since it's roomier inside. Ahem. We're crossing our paws! Cody, we wished you a Happy Birthday on FB but we want to wish you another Happy Birthday here too!

    Purrs,
    Angel & Isabella

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  29. OMC, I LOVE these! And Cody looks so adorable in the milk carton. The boxes are both so cute, I'm not sure which one I'd want to win! I guess I'd go with the milk carton. Followed them on IG, too! I'm @threechattycats on IG.

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  30. Very cute! Unfortunately, Laila is our box kitty, but she would not fit through those holes!

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    1. Cody fit through and he has a belly!!!!

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  31. Absolutely adorable and a brilliant idea! Actually rabbits love boxes, too - we happen to have a cat, rabbit AND a dog who thinks she is a cat so either of these boxes would be a popular in our house! Followed @dailypippip

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  32. Delightful and perfect toy for Helado. We would love the Milk Carton which is adorable. Thanks for your wonderful features and this sweet giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  33. This would be wonderful for Eli and Toby. The Mega Milk Box is creative and special. Many thanks.

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  34. My kitties would love the cheese wedge! Thanks for such a great giveaway! Sory we've been quiet lately, dad had surgery and has been slow to recover!

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  35. My best friend who has two kitties would love this for them!

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  36. Oh, my stars! What a pawtastic box! Lexy would love the milk box.

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  37. We'd LOVE the milk carton! And no, Cody ... it doesn't make your butt look big ;) Happy Birthday (a few days late!)!!!

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  38. Happy belated birthday Cody! These boxes are a fantastic idea. I'm surprised no one thought of this idea before! LOL Great concept ! Functional, fun and works of "art" your friends will be talking about for sure. Looks like Cody was right at home in these boxes and enjoyed his birthday. :)

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  39. Oh, now this truly IS the cutest thing ever! What fun, what a great idea!

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  40. I love the cheese wedge box, it's adorable! We followed on IG with @jenna_designer

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  41. We would totally love the milk carton! We follow you on IG (@kevhatt3) :)

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  42. My Duchess would LOVE the milk carton. We are following you on Instagram..handle @phillipsdanielle

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  43. I think Thunder would like the cheese box the best.

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  44. That cheese box looks like a lot of fun.

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  45. Cody got some nice presents! I love the milk carton but wonder what the peeps will have to throw out to fit it in our little condo. Strangely, I don't play in boxes too often but love to crawl into my igloo. Perhaps I don't like the way used boxes smell.

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  46. Now those are so very cool. Dread to think how big a cat or mouse would be with a piece of cheese that size MOL
    Toodle pips
    Erin

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  47. WoW! Great boxes!
    I think they are most creative!
    Purrs
    Marv

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  48. How in the name of common sense did I miss this???? Is that milk carton hole enough for some kitty who has Reubenesque proportions? (like her mommy)?

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    1. The holes are 6.5 inches in diameter, and large enough for "most" cats. If you're really concerned, I'd enter the contest and request the Monster Cheese Wedge. The back of the wedge can be opened completely and there's not a cat large enough to not fit in that way!

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