Wednesday, December 13, 2017

12 Days of Catmas - Bavarian Cat Toy™

Get a Little Wild & Have Fun


Even though we are pampered Persian who enjoy living the lifestyle we've grown accustomed to by having all our needs catered to by the staff (Mom Paula), we also like to let our fur down every once in a while a get a little wild!




Most people know about how much cats (at least most) enjoy catnip. We joke about cats getting into the "nip" all the time. Truffle goes crazy when given a fresh catnip toy and Brulee tends to lick it to death. We thought catnip was the thing until we received our first cat toy filled with Valerian.  Welcome to the intense and satisfying world of Bavarian Cat Toys™.
Brulee claiming the Pillow Annabella from Bavarian Cat Toys™

The Bavarian Cat Toys were handcrafted in Germany by the Aumueller-Korbwaren family and are feature Valerian, lavender, and anise. The toys are filled with natural spelt filling which gives the toys their shape and assures long-lasting quality and fun for cats. Valerian has a strong smell which is irresistible to cats and it makes them want to nuzzle and play. We need to warn your humans that this smell is pretty strong when you first open the package. These soft valerian toys were the hottest selling cat toys in Europe and are now available in North America. The Bavarian Cat Toys are available in various toy shapes, sacks & cushions, pillows, and holiday styles.


Truffle enjoying her True Love Sack from Bavarian Cat Toys™

Mom Paula gave Truffle one of the Sacks (True Love) from the Cushions and Sack collection first so she would be distracted and wouldn't "attack" Brulee. Truffle immediately began playing with her True Love Sack.  She rolled on the floor, tossed it in the air, and snuggled with it for a long time. The True Love Sack is filled with Valerian and Spelt. Other Sacks and Cushions are filled with a variety of Valerian and Valarian & Catnip with Spelt.




Brulee was given one of the Bavarian Cat Toy Pillows. The Pillow Annabella is available in two colors (blue and pink) and is filled with Valerian, Catnip, and Spelt. Mom Paula expected Brulee to sit and lick the pillow like she does with plain catnip, but Brulee reacted totally different.
Brulee guarding her Pillow Annabella from Bavarian Cat Toy™

Truffle came over to the Pillow Annabella initially like she usually does with catnip toys, but Brulee found her assertiveness and sent Truffle away. Brulee began licking the pillow like she always does and then she began rolling on the pillow and cuddling with it. She did this for a long time and was so relaxed. The Pillows contain two Bavarian-grown herbs: valerian root and catnip. They are filled with natural spelt filling that provides lots of cushion and ensures long-lasting appeal. The spelt inside the cushion makes a slight sound, so Mom Paula heard both girls playing with it throughout the day and night. As you can see from the video below, the Pillow Annabella was a hit with Brulee.



There are two additional lines of products of the Bavarian Cat Toys: Toys and Holiday Styles. The Toys are available in a variety of shapes, colors, and are filled with combinations of valerian, spelt, lavender, and anise. Lavendar and anise are added to some of the toys for a pleasant smell. Truffle received a yellow Welli-Fish from Global Pet Expo and she is still playing with it. The Holiday Styles change depending on the holiday and are filled with valerian and spelt.

These products aren't available directly from Bavarian Cat Toys, but you can purchased them from popular pet stores and e-commerce sites. You can locate a store near you by using the Store Locator on the website. 






Giveaway

We're excited to announce that five of our readers have the opportunity to win a some of the Bavarian Cat Toys of their own. Each winner will receive 2-3 toys.  No purchase necessary. The giveaway is open to residents of the United States 18+ years, except where prohibited by law. The giveaway will run from December 13-20, 2017, ending at 11:59pm ET. Five winners will be randomly selected by Rafflecopter (powered by Random.org) and notified via email. Winners 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. To qualify for the giveaway, a comment must be left on our blog post.  Other entry options are available after a comment is left.  Please check your email and be sure to add sweetpurrfections@sc.rr.com to your address book! Good luck!


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39 comments:

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

What an awesome giveaway! We love these toys!

Chawk or Knoaah said...

We have never tried Valerian Root, but LOVE catnip. I think the kitties would like any of the toys and I KNOW I will love watching their reactions!!

Laila and Minchie said...

Such cute videos of the girls playing with those awesome toys! We like that pillow!

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Those look like great toys. My cats like valerian, but I don't :)

D Johnson said...

I think my cat would love all of those toys. She's very toy motivated. No, my cat hasn't tried Valerian Root yet.

Brian said...

Looks like another winner to me!

edie said...

I love that picture of Truffle letting her hair down. ;)

Ashley Charlebois said...

I think my cats would like any of the toys. My 2 year old cat would love the PILLOW ANNABELLA. She enjoys laying on things like and then beating them up. LOL. I've never tried Valerian Root with my cats. But I'm definitely interested in doing so.

dezizworld.com said...

OMC Ya'll look adorable. We think that pillow would be a big hit here. But we think all their toys sound purretty yummy. We've got our paws crossed we get to try them out fur ourselves. Big hugs

Luv ya'

Dezi and Raena

The Swiss Cats said...

Those Bavarian Toys look like a lot of fun ! What a pawsome giveaway ! Good luck to our US friends ! Purrs

Linda Szymoniak said...

Our Arata really loves bunny kickers and pillows, so I think he'd like the pillow. My Kotoha would probably like one of the "sacks". They have tried Valerian and like it, just like they really like catnip.

Elizabeth Brooks said...

we have not tried them, but would love too

Random Felines said...

Those look like fun

BeadedTail said...

Oh we love Valerian root so we'd love any of those toys! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

Kerry Barbero said...

(Whistling) Hey pretty girls. Those sure look like nifty pillows you've got there. Mom heard about those Bavarian toys on etsy. I have never smelled valerian noms before. But if you like it it I bet I'd like it, too! Winky winks! -Valentine (& Mom) of Noir Kitty Mews

www.shelter-cats.com said...

Cute Truffle sure is flexible! The Bavarian valerian is stinky stuff. I brought some to PAWS and the shelter cats loved it.
Thanks!
Maggie

Caren Gittleman said...

those are darling!! We have seen them and think they are just so cute! We are not entering, only because Cody is only one cat and his Secret Paws gift arrived today and he received some darling items so we want other kitties to win! These are great though! catchatwithcarenandcody

Kayla Lussier said...

My 3 cats are hilarious on catnip! We've never tried these but I would love to give them to my crazy cats! I would like any of them to try out because I know they will love them!

John Smith said...

I doubt my cat has ever had a valerian root habit, but she might enjoy these! They all look so cool and fun!

Karen Rittmuller said...

Pixel would love this

Cheyenne Cire said...

my future kitty would looove the pillow! :)

Maggie from Stillness at Cherith said...

Valerian?! Who knew? Love the photos of your girls enjoying the toys.

meowmeowmans said...

That's an awesome giveaway! We have some valerian cat toys, and the cats LOVE them!

Shelley P said...

My cats love catnip so we would love to give these toys a try :) I think they would like the Annabella Cushion best because they love wrestling with things and kicking at them LOL My cats have never tried Valerian Root before but we are interested in seeing how the cats would react to it. I love how your kitties enjoyed their toys so much :)

Roby Sweet said...

I've never tried Valerian root with our cats. They would probably love anything with a strong, tantalizing smell!

Lola The Rescued Cat said...

I would really like to put this in Lexy's stocking. She just loves catnip toys and this would be the purrfect gift for her. (I'd really earn brownie points in the good sister category!)

evie said...

i have never tried this Valerian root, i guess they would enjoy it , they like catnip and other toys

Cathy Keisha said...

OMC! I've always loved valerian but find these too strong. We still have a bunch that are smelling up the condo so we're not entering. Best of luck to those who do.

Kim said...

My kitties would love their welli-fish. Loki has a fish she takes around everywhere with her and this would probably be no different.

Jean Neilson said...

Looks like Canada is not in on this giveaway but Brulee and Truffle seem to adore them. Maybe our pet stores has them.

Shoko

Michelle Spayde said...

The True Love sack would be a huge hit here. :-)

Sweet Purrfections said...

The ones that include the lavender aren't so bad. The pillows with only valerian are very strong.

Amy Orvin said...

My cats would love the pillows. They really enjoy valerian root.

Cleopawtra said...

We love their products. We love valerain root. Thanks for the giveaway!!!

amy linderman said...

our five cats have never tried valerian root. i think they would really like the Annabella Cushion. Amy Guillaume Linderman

Samantha Martin said...

We have two lil cats that would love these toys and I know a couple people who would love these for their cats as well !

Holly Wass said...

Meeeeooooww what a purrrfect gift a Christmas. My Daisy says she thinks Brulee is beautiful

juanita may said...

A perfect Christmas gift for my furrbabies.

hamjenny said...

We have not tired Valerian Root my cat would love the all the toys especially the mouse.