Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Box Hopping with Boots!

Playful does not even begin to describe my kitty Boots. He is energetic, full of life, and into EVERYTHING! He can be such a naughty kitty, often getting into things he knows he shouldn't - like the "kitty cabinet" (where food is stored), a roll of paper towels we forgot to put away, plastic bags waiting to be re-used, etc. Even so, he keeps us laughing, and is one of the sweetest kitties  you could imagine.

From the time he was a kitten, my boy Boots has loved boxes. Anytime we get a new box he is right there, ready to jump in. He loves jumping in and out of the boxes over and over. It doesn't matter what size the box is, he even tries to get into the empty cereal boxes! I wish I had a photo of that - Boots with his head inside the box, his back end sticking out, pushing the box across the kitchen floor trying to get his whole body inside.
He loves to play "Kitty in a Box," where we close up the box and tap on the top as he tries to chase the sound. When we open the box back up he sticks his head out for a second, then curls back up on the bottom of the box so we can close it up again! 

At any given time there are usually several boxes laying around our apartment, waiting for Boots to jump in. And when all his energy is spent, then he curls up in his box for a nap. 

The kitties (Boots and his sister Bruin) and I are participating in a Blog Hop over at Tillman Skates! to win a 1,000 lb. donation of Nature's Balance to our shelter or rescue of choice! The kitties know how important finding the right family is, and how expensive it can be to feed so many animals, and so they want to win the prize to help homeless pets. Look for our weekly entries, and check out the other blogs participating. No matter who wins, the biggest winners are the shelters and rescues that receive the donations. 

Monday, February 6, 2012

Kmart: Pet deals 2/5 - 2/11

There is not a KMart within a good driving distance from my house (it's at least 30 minutes away), but I came across this deal on 9-Lives cat food on Cuckoo for Coupon Deals and wish there was one closer!

9Lives cat food, 5.5oz. cans - $.35 each
use $1 off 9Lives wet cat food (ONE 12-can variety pack, 12 individual cans, or THREE 4packs) expires 3/10/2012 (from RP 1/08)
= $3.20 for twelve cans, or $.27 each

There is also this deal on dog food:

Pedigree canned dog food, 22oz. - $1
use Buy 4, Get 1 Free coupon (expires 2/11, from RP 01/01)
= $4 for 5 cans, or $.80 each

Thank you to Cuckoo for Coupon Deals!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Price Chopper: Pet deals 2/5 - 2/11

I'm not sure I have ever mentioned the pet deals at this New England supermarket, and to be honest I am not sure why. There are at least 3 or 4 without a 20 minute drive of my house, and I often shop there a few times a week (even more when there are some great sales). One thing I have noticed is that their sale prices on pet food often last more than one week, which is great when they have good prices. Here are a few coupon deals going on this week.

Crave Cat Treats - 4/$5
use printable BOGO coupon (must "like" them on Facebook)
or BOGO free coupon (expires 3/12/2012)
= $1.25 for two bags, or $.63 each!

Temptations cat treats - 2/$3
use BOGO coupon, up to $1.89 (expires 2/18)
= $1.50 for 2, or $.75 each!
BONUS: buy 6 and receive a catalina coupon for $1 off your next purchase at Price Chopper

Rachel Ray Just 6 dog treats - BOGO (regularly priced around $3.99)
= $3.99 for two, or $2 each!

Pedigree canned dog food - $.95
use Buy 4, Get 1 Free coupon (expires 2/11, from RP 01/01)
= $3.80 for 5, or $.76 each

Iams canned kitten food (purple label), 3.3oz. - $.55 (clearance price)