On top of being the woman who carried her dog in a purse, I'm also the crazy cat lady. Well, before I had Ella anyways. We have 4 cats all over the age of 11. The oldest, Pepper, was rescued from a river 15 years ago. Then, my baby boy Outkast was born in 1995. I helped pull him out of his mom since she was having problems giving birth. He became my side kick and never played with the other kittens, that's how he became Outkast... not because of the band. In 97, Outkast's mom was hit by a car and I then adopted Tiagra. Sounds like T-I-gra. Then in 98, around Halloween, I had the desire to get a black cat and bought Mo Jo. Apparently you can't adopt black cats in the months of September and October here so I bought him from a pet store.
Before Ella, the kitties were spoiled with catnip toys weekly, treats and other fun things. Now, I just don't have the money to spend $5 for 1 toy. So, I went on a hunt for handmade cat toys and came up with some awesome toys on Etsy. If you don't know about Etsy, you've got to check them out!!! Etsy is made up of individuals who sell unique handmade merchandise at great prices.
I came across Casbah Kitten and fell in love with their organic catnip toys. All of their toys are made from Eco felt. Eco felt is made with post consumer recycled plastic which is transformed into a soft felt. Casbah Kitten also grows their own organic catnip outside of their studio window! And it totally passed my kitties test. Most people overlook Eco-friendly products when buying pet products. I know I haven't seen them at Petsmart or other local pet stores. So all it takes is a few internet searches to find tons of great toys, treats, and other supplies for your pets.
My kitties were sent a bag of 7 Jelly Beans from Casbah Kitten and the inner kitten was brought out in all of them. Since they all are older, they don't play as much as they used to. I was really happy to see them running around batting the Jelly Beans and rolling around playing. I love the vibrant colors and they are easy to find hidden around the house. The Jelly Beans are also the perfect size to be carried around. Plus you get 7 Jelly Beans in a bag for only $7!
Here is a picture of the happy kitties.
Pepper went into hiding when I went outside with the Jelly Beans, so he missed out on the photoshoot. But he did get a Jelly Bean and was a happy fat cat. Tiagra and Pepper are our outside kitties since they have issues with marking their territory.
The Giveaway: Casbah Kitten is giving one my my lucky readers a bag of 7 Jelly Beans
The Rules: You have until 11:59 p.m. EST September 30, 2009 to enter. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced after they respond to the winning email. The winner has 48 hours to respond to the winning email, or a new winner will be chosen. You must leave your email address! This contest is open to the US
How to Enter: Go to Casbah Kitten and tell me something else you like. Click on "Comments" to leave your post. Make sure to leave your email address!! I cannot contact the winner without it!
EXTRA entries: You must complete the "How To Enter" before making any extra entries. Make sure you leave a comment for each extra entry and tell me which one.
2. Become a fan of Mkokopelli on FB, Mkokopelli on Twitter or Follow my blog
3. Subscribe to my blog by email (on the right sidebar)
4. Blog, Tweet or send a message on FB and leave a link here (3 extra entries)5. Enter another giveaway I have going on and tell me which one or leave a comment on a non-giveaway post
6. Go to The Casbah Kitten Blog and tell me one of the kitties names and Follow their blog
7. Tell me a charity Casbah Kitten supports
8. Grab the Eco-friendly Pet Week button and post on your blog or FB page