Tuesday, September 6, 2016

SmartyKat® Review and Giveaway

We have another exciting review and giveaway for our readers as part of our 5th Blogoversary Summer giveaway. We can't wait to share these awesome items with you and have a special giveaway for our readers at the end of the post.
Truffle and Brulee claiming their SmartyKat® items
Truffle and Brulee presenting the SmartyKat® Giveaway Package
Disclosure:  We received a SmartyKat® kitty package from Worldwise® in exchange for our fair and honest review and to host a giveaway for our readers.  Worldwise is not responsible for the contents of this post.  Sweet Purrfections only shares products and information we feel will be of interest to our readers.

We recently received a large box from Worldwise, Inc. - better products, better planet® which contained unique cat products from their SmartyKat® brand.  SmartyKat® makes innovative products for a cat's physical, emotional, and instinctual needs.  SmartyKat bases all of their cat items on the CompleteNeeds® System that includes play, scratch, wellness, retreat, litter, and hygiene.  We are happy to share a few of their items with you.


SmartyKat® Feather Whirl™

Truffle and the Feather Whirl™
Truffle grabs the Feather Whirl™ toy

We love interactive toys and the SmartyKat® Feather Whirl™ is a great way for us to get exercise.  Mom Paula loved it because she could sit back and relax and laugh at us playing with the toy.  The Feather Whirl is an innovative toy that works with a push of a button (required two AA batteries).  The feather wand is attached on a small attachment at the top of the bright and colorful ball.  When turned on, the wand whirls and swirls, mimicking prey and encourages cats to pounce.  There is a constantly changing pattern to keep us guessing, so we won't get bored.  The Feather Whirl is made of durable BHA-free plastic and is non-toxic and safe for cats and kids.  The toy comes complete with a programmed round weighted base base, a whisper-quiet motor, and a Feather Whirl™ attachment.

SmartyKat® Scratch 'N Spin™

Photo courtesy Worldwise

We love to stretch and scratch on both carpet and sisal.  The SmartyKat Scratch 'N Spin™ provides a carpeted post for our scratching pleasure with the added bonus of spinning toys on top for us to play with.  The wands on top of the scratching post spin freely when we tap them with our paws.The carpeted post and base measures 20" x 11" x 11".  Your human will need to assemble the post, but it didn't take Mom Paula but a few minutes to put it together. The Scratch 'N Spin comes with two replaceable wands with dangling feathers and ribbons that will attract even the laziest of cats when they begin to twirl around the post.   

SmartyKat® Hot Pursuit™ Electronic Concealed Motion Toy


We've been waiting for a toy like the SmartyKat® Hot Pursuit™ Electronic Concealed Motion Toy.  Everyone knows how we kitties like to hunt and attack prey and this toy imitates the captivating motion of a mouse or hidden prey.  The Hot Pursuit is a modern enhanced edition of the Undercover Mouse.  Cats will follow the erratic motion of the mouses' tail and no matter how much we tried to ignore it, we kept coming back to it to attack the "tail".  The toy requires three AA batteries (not included) and the speed can be adjusted to four modes to meet a cat's preferred activity level.  There are two different wands provided to provide a variety for your kitty.  As you can see from the video above, we enjoyed playing with this toy and couldn't walk away without coming back for more.


SmartyKat® Sisal Angle™ Incline Scratcher

Truffle and Brulee scratching on Sisal Angle™ Incline Scratcher

Mom Paula didn't even get the tags off of the SmartyKat® Sisal Angle™ Incline Scratcher before we were scratching on it.  Cats need plenty of scratchers available around the home so they can sharpen and shed the outer layer of their claws. This cat scratcher features a natural sisal surface that we love to scratch on and it's slanted for a perfect angle to scratch. The scratcher is a strong and stable wooden structure which will fit into any home decor. The Sisal Angle includes SmartyKat organic catnip (we didn't need it in order to use the scratcher).  The scratcher measures 15.25" long by 7" high.  

SmartyKat® Catnip Flyers™

Photo courtesy Worldwise

The SmartyKat® Catnip Flyers™ are a lot of fun.  Mom Paula says they remind her of the Chinese Handcuffs she used to play with as a child.  The Catnip Flyers are made with lightweight mesh for batting and chasing fun.  They are filled with potent catnip for added interest.  We received a toy similar to this a few years ago from one of our blogging friends and Truffle loves to carry it around the house.  Truffle did the same thing with this toy.  In fact, she was out of sight with the toy as soon as Mom Paula opened it.

SmartyKat® Bubble Nip™

Truffle waiting for Mom Paula to open the Bubble Nip™ from SmartyKat®

This is some fun stuff.  The SmartyKat® Bubble Nip™ is made with fresh, green SmartyKat catnip.  We've played with almost every type of catnip you can find until Mom Paula opened this bottle and began to blow bubbles.  At first we didn't know what it was, but then we saw all of the bubbles floating around us with the wonderful aroma of catnip.  The formula is safe and non-toxic.  The Bubble Nip comes in a 0.6 fl.oz. (17.7 ml) bottle.  It's small in size, but large in playful fun.  Mom Paula suggests humans play with this on a tile floor or put some paper down because we tended to get excited and turned over the bottle (MOL).  The photo below shows you how much Truffle enjoyed the Bubble Nip.
Truffle sitting up for the SmartyKat® Bubble Nip™

SmartyKat® Whistle Wand™

Photo courtesy Worldwise

Even though we love to entertain ourselves, it's also important to have toys where we can interact with the humans.  The Bubble Nip requires Mom Paula to blow bubble for us to chase and it's fun to interact with her.  We've always loved wand toys and we've added the SmartyKat® Whistle Wand™ to our collection of favorite wand toys.  Your human can be creative with the Whistle Wand by wiggling, bouncing, and dragging it in all types of motions to interact and bond with your cats.  The Whistle Wand has a whistling sound every time the wand moves.  



We've enjoyed sharing some of the SmartyKat® products with our readers.  SmartyKat is member of the Worldwise® family of pet products.  SmartyKat is grounded in the principles of pet safety, customer satisfaction and environmental responsibility. SmartyKat products are designed to meet or exceed all applicable safety standards. They are then tested against those standards to ensure they meet their strict quality and safety requirements – ensuring they're safe for all members of your family. SmartyKat offers a complete satisfaction guarantee. If a customer is dissatisfied with a SmartyKat product for any reason, they will replace it or refund it - no questions asked. Since 1990, Worldwise and its brands have been committed to using environmentally responsible materials in its products. Whenever possible, SmartyKat products are made with recycled, reclaimed, organic and sustainable materials.

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Giveaway

Now for the exciting news!  The nice people at Worldwise and SmartyKat have graciously agreed to provide these products to one of our lucky readers as part of our 5th Blogoversary celebration this summer.  The winner will receive the Whistle Wand, Bubble Nip, Catnip Flyers, Sisal Angle, Scratch 'N Spin, and Feather Whirl.  No purchase is necessary to participate in the giveaway.  The giveaway is open to residents of the United States who are 18+ years old, except where prohibited by law.  The giveaway will run from September 6-13, 2016 at 11:59 pm ET.  A single winner will be randomly selected by Rafflecopter and notified by email. Winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize; failure to do so will result in forfeiture of the prize and a new winner will be randomly chosen.  Please check your email and be sure to add sweetpurrfections@sc.rr.com to your address book.  Each person is required to leave a comment before accessing additional entries.


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49 comments:

  1. Wow! These toys look like so much fun! And you girls look like you are having a great time with them. I have to be honest, if I were to win, my human would probably let me, Binga and Boodie keep our favorites and donate the rest because we know of so many local rescues in need, 'cause we already have so many toys.

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    1. We're probably going to donate several items, too.

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  2. This is a great giveaway. I can't enter because I don't live in the US, but I'm sharing it on my Facebook page.

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  3. The whirly thing, the scratchy things, the nip stuff! Holy cow, I'm in love with all of it! What a pawsome give away.
    Buckwheat

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  4. Oh goodness - so hard to choose the best - they all look fabulous!
    If I had to go for one, I'd say the catnip flyers, because having a blind cat who loves both nip and loves to chase, she'd be super-enthused by these.
    That said, all of the toys look really different and engaging. I know my other rescues would love the bubbles.

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  5. What fun toys! The mom thinks we already have enough toys but when we saw these, we told her no way!

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  6. That looks like a great toy and we could see that you both enjoyed playing with it.

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  7. We love bubbles so the nip bubbles would be our favorite.

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  8. Oh my goodness you two look like you are having a great great time! Those toys are fabulous!!!

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  9. I love the whistle wand because my cat loves that type of toy!

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  10. Bear would love the Scratch N Spin (and everything else too!). He loves to play and I'm always looking for new ways to keep him entertained.

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  11. OMC Ya'll are soooooo cute. We luv everythin', and could use a new cat chaser thingy. Raena just broke ours. And dat scratch and spin...OMC What fun. Well it all looks like a blast. We's fur sure got our paws crossed.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Raena

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  12. Those sure look like loads of fun pretty girls!

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  13. Those are wonderful toys ! What a great giveaway, good luck to our US friends ! Purrs

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  14. i love the whistle want with the fish! our 5 cats love to sit by our fish tank. Amy (Guillaume) Linderman

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  15. What a fun giveaway! You two look like you were having a blast with those toys.

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  16. Callie the Cat would love the Incline Scratcher! She doesn't have an official cat scratchier but is always using anything she can get her paws on!!!

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  17. After losing two dogs and one cat over the past 16 months, fate led me to a tiny feral kitten on July 6th. She was just two weeks old and I had to bottle feed her. Now she's 11 weeks and eating on her own and playing like a little demon. Kotoha absolutely loves wand toys, so I think I'd be most excited about winning the Whistle Wand for her (and one of our other cats, Arata, who loves wand toys, too). Of course, with the new kitten we really could use ALL these toys.

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  18. Nice giveaway! The hot pursuit looks like fun.

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  19. Such a fun giveaway!! I'll forward it to my friend who has a cat!! Happy 5 year blogoversary!!

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  20. What a pawesome giveaway for the kitties!

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  21. The concealed motion toy ... My Chihuahua would love that!! LMAO!!

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  22. What an awesome giveaway! You have done such a fantastic job with your 5th Blogoversary!

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  23. I don't have a cat, but these prizes are Purrrr-fect! I'm sure someone is going to be one excited pet mom (or dad) when the winner is announced.

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  24. I have 2 cats they are gorgeous big fluff balls, I like the whistle wand that looks FUN I mean not for me but for my prince and princess cats

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  25. The whistle wand would most likely be my cats favorite, they love wand type toys, but they also love all toys, they are very playful. (Tammy Horn)

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  26. It looks like so much fun to play with - good luck with the give away

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  27. These are some fabulous toys, loving the bright colors. Wishing I still had my cats. I hadn't heard of this brand, will definitely keep it in mind if I need to get a gift for a special kitty ❤

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  28. Those look like some amazing toys! You guys are so lucky to have such great play toys. Have fun.

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  29. Is it just me or does the little mouse under the mat game look like something everyone would enjoy!?! Dogs, kids, and even my momma - she made me type that - seriously, what fun! Your photos are always so wonderful and heartwarming - you're beautiful!!

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  30. Great toys in this package! I love that bubble soap. and the catnip Chaser looks so interesting.
    Love & biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv

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  31. Great toys in this package! I love that bubble soap. and the catnip Chaser looks so interesting.
    Love & biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv

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  32. Wow! I wish I had cats! They all look like fun!

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  33. How lucky are you guys - what great cat items. Good luck to everyone who enters the giveaway.

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  34. Love that picture of you standing up Truffle! All of these products look like such fun. Rosie is a big fan of inclined scratchers.

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  35. What a wonderful selection.... I think the scratching boards would be the favourites in our house, although Bettyblue is partial to a feather on a stick!

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  36. Looks like they had so much fun and will make a kitty very happy with this pack!

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  37. That sure is one fantastic big box of goodies. Those toys look like so much fun. Great pics.

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  38. Oh my stars! What a fantastic giveway! Our paws are crossed.

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  39. The whistle wand, my little one loves the stick toys!!

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  40. Those look like lots of fun! With such a wide selection, every cat would be able to find something to love!

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  41. Wow! These products sound great! We had a similar toy for one of our cats, and the dogs loved it, LOL

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  42. What fantastic loot you have here! The options seem endless, and picking a favorite would be impossible. I must say, though, that I'm new to the Bubble Nip and think that it's such a great and creative idea for a kitty toy. Thank you for showing us all of these wonderful toys, Truffle and Brulee, and for giving us the chance to win them for ourselves! Purrs!

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  43. I'm also really excited about the idea of bubble nip. Fergus the kitten attacks and breaks most toys with such gusto that they don't last long. I would imagine he'll do better with bubbles!

    Jean from Welcome to the Menagerie

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  44. What an awesome giveaway. It will be so much fun to play with all that stuff. The bubble nip looks like it will be fun. Thanks Sweet Purrfections for the great giveaway.

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  45. Oh they all look like very fun toys!! The bubble nip looks like something Jacob might like to try :)

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