Friday, May 25, 2018

Thinking outside the litter box #ChewyInfluencer

Disclosure: We received Scoop Away Complete Performance Scented Scoopable Cat Litter (42-lb bag) - for free in exchange for an honest review. Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat only shares information we believe would be of interest to our readers. The content is ours - neither Scoop Away nor Chewy are responsible for the contents of this post.

What did we try from Chewy this month?!? It's our third month of being part of the Influencer program. To find our past reviews you may follow this tag: #ChewyInfluencer. Our first review of May was for Purina Pro Plan Seafood Favorites Variety Pack. Our second review is for Scoop Away Complete Performance Scented Scoopable Cat Litter! This is our first time evaluating a non-food product as part of the program.

MK: Momma Kat
BC: Bear Cat
EM: Ellie Mae

MK: Are you two ready to try our second product of the month from Chewy?!?
BC: Tasty whole chickens?!?! PLEASE let it be tasty whole chickens ...
EM: Ooh! Ooh! I want a fish! Did we get a fish? 
BC: OOOH! Good one! Maybe a tuna?! I LOVE to eat tuna.
EM: I want to love the fish and watch it and be best friends and braid each others fur and fins ... because YOU'RE a grumpy-pants and you're no fun!
BC: Say that again and I can ensure you'll sleep with the fishes.
EM: At least I'm not a wet blanket!
BC: Fish are for noms.
EM: They can be friends too! Momma?!? MOMMA! Fish can be friends, right? If we get a fish, can you keep Mr. Grumpy-pants from eating it?
MK: We didn't get a fish.
BC: HA!
EM: Probably for the best ... with a certain grumpy-pants around here!
BC: You won't see ME getting in bed with a tasty whole chicken. Now a bazooka?! HECK YEAH! A tank? ABSOLUTELY! A tiara? Not much to cuddle with, but still better than YOU.
EM: Aww ...
BC: OH! Maybe we finally got a cat hammock! No, wait. I hope it's food! I'm REALLY hungry! This better be good! Crab. NO! TUNA! Err ... chicken? Beef?!
MK: {showing the cats the second product} TADA!
BC: LITTER?!?! Please tell me that's a brand of food. Hmmm. It must be misspelled. Maybe it's supposed to say CRITTER?! Yep! Some stupid human can't spell! I wonder which critter. I love to eat them all. But especially fishies!

EM: You're saying that just to bait me! Momma already said we didn't get a fish. Thank goodness you can't eat me ... you'd probably try!
BC: This from the cat that's known as the garbage disposal?
EM: I only ate your barf ONCE!
BC: Oh, really?
EM: Err ...
{Pause}
EM: {quietly} Last week.
BC: That sounds more accurate.
{Pause}
EM: It's not my fault! If it was good enough for you to eat ... why would it be different the second time?
BC: GIRLS!
MK: HEY! I'M a girl!
BC: Don't be ridiculous. You're a Momma, not a girl! BIG difference. And not just in butt size.
{Pause}
BC: Can we eat the litter ... err ... CRITTER now?
EM: Don't be stupid. I bet it should say GLITTER.

BC: You can't eat glit ... NO! ... wait a ... THAT WOULD BE AWESOME! 
EM: Maybe it should be "hitter." You know, if it is litter. Hahahahaha. "HIT-HER for ordering litter." Hitter? Hit-her?
BC: If it is litter, I will hit her. And BITTER too!
EM: Hahahahahaha. "BIT HER."
MK: Are you two done? Because it is "litter."
EM: {whispering to Bear} I could've sworn she said "litter." She DID NOT say LITTER, right?
BC: We're reviewing poop fodder? Not food?!? I WANT MY LAWYER! NO! YOUR therapist! Do you even HAVE a therapist?! Because you REALLY need therapy!
MK: Bear ...
BC: You've GOT to be shi ... err ... pooping me!
EM: Maybe Momma did it so you WOULD poop.
BC: {whispering back} Let ME handle this ...
{Silence as Bear thinks}
MK: I'm so excited to try litter! We don't have a go-to brand and I want to find one! I'm a creature of habit - when I find a product that works and is a value I stick with it for dear life. Unfortunately, I haven't found a satisfactory litter yet. I'm hoping we'll get to review a bunch of brands and share the results with our readers.
BC: Why do you seem so excited about reviewing something like litter? IT'S LITTER. You don't get all excited about trying new toilets!

EM: {whispering} She just said she's looking for a go-to litter...
BC: It's LITTER! You can't eat litter!
EM: Well, TECHNICALLY I mean you COULD eat ... 
BC: Then again, maybe YOU eat litter. You'll eat anything else.
EM: Momma's got a ...
{Pause}
BC: Please tell me it at least has glitter IN the litter.
MK: No glitter.
BC: Awwwwww, man! 
EM: I don't know that I want my butt to sparkle.
BC: Phht. That's because your butt is huge enough ... it doesn't need anything to grab people's attention.
EM: STOP BEING MEAN TO ME!!!
BC: Are there critters in the litter? I mean, THAT I could understand. I mean, as long as they are RECYCLED critters.
EM: Recycled? How do you recycle a critter?
BC: Poop it out!
EM: Ewww ...
MK: Back to the topic of litter ... We have a lot of requirements and I'm kind of picky.
BC: Why are YOU picky? YOU don't use our litter box! THANK GOODNESS. Talk about a mess. Ellie's poop is bad enough.
EM: Quit being mean to me! I'm really getting tired of you taking shots at me all the time.

BC: If I get a bazooka, you won't have to worry about shots ... I'll just take one shot and BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM! KABAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAM! GOOD NIGHT, SMELLIE!
EM: Hahahahahaha. That was kind of ... {seeing Bear} ... you're kidding, right?
{Silence}
EM: THAT'S IT! I'm tired of being the poop on your shoe! I ... uh .... uh ... TIMBER!
BC: HEY! That bag of litter almost cat-caked me!
EM: Too bad you moved.
BC: That was close! I almost ... WAIT?! Where are you going?

{Pause}
BC: MOMMA! Did you see that? Smellie's trying to murder me! With LITTER.
MK: BOTH OF YOU!!! Knock IT off!
BC: Knock the litter off?! LET ME show Momma where to stick this litter for not getting us more food.
EM: I'm tired of him making me the butt of every joke.
BC: Well, to be fair, you are the BUTT of most things around here.
EM: Take that back!
BC: Make me!
EM: My pleasure!
{The cats tussle}
MK: {not meaning to talk to herself ... but with the cats "busy" ...} Let's see ... what I look for in litter ... tight clumping ... little tracking ... I prefer low dust and great odor control - but those are both secondary to clumping and not tracking. I prefer to get litter without fragrances - for all of our sakes. I know litter's not exactly glamorous ... but it is necessary. And a good litter makes for happy kitties.
BC: I think you mean tasty whole chickens make for happy kitties.
EM: NO! TUNA!
BC: Shut up, Smellie! You're not even a real cat!
EM: Well, you're not a real bear!
MK: NOOOOO. Cats are clean creatures and like to keep it that way. A good litter will make that easier for both of us. Not glamorous ...
BC: Not like tuna, no. Wait a ...
EM: Tuna isn't glamorous!
BC: Who asked ...
{Pause}
BC: Wait a ... Are you calling us OCD?!?! Because I SAW you scrubbing the life out of the ...
MK: And even better ... this litter is made of natural elements. Scoop Away Complete is constructed of plant extracts - without any harsh chemicals and additives.
{Momma pours the litter in the box as Bear supervises}

MK: {talking to herself} Look at that! NO dust! This Scoop Away litter is 99% dust free! I usually wait to pour litter until I'm about to get in the shower because I hate that feeling of being covered in litter dust - but that's not an issue here. And there's no dust cloud or accumulation of the dust on the litter box - so it LOOKS cleaner too!
BC: Whatever.
MK: {talking to herself} But does it work?!? I'm staking out the litter box here ... just waiting for a cat to step inside and take advantage of the facilities ...
BC: Great. Like she needs another reason to stalk us and watch our every move! I'm getting out of here before the grabby hands make an appearance. She needs to buy guinea pigs ... because I'm NOT trying this no-critter, no-glitter litter!
{Bear leaves the room ... then no movement ... err ... no creatures stir ... err ... both, for half an hour}

{Momma's hiding under the table and she perks up when she sees Ellie approach the litter box}
MK: {talking under her breath} Observe the female of the species as she approaches the litter box. 
{Pause}
MK: She sniffs ... notice how important scent is to a cat ... she sniffs the other way ... she walks around delicately ... she scratches around a bit in one direction ... and then another ... 


{Pause}
MK: She adjusts slightly ... makes a suitable hole ... adjusts one last time ... and SCORE! TOUCHDOWN!

BC: What are you ...

MK: {surprised, in her hiding spot, Momma startles and hits her head on the bottom of the table} AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!
EM: What's she doing under there?
BC: What do you THINK she's doing? Being weird and lurk-y! I'm glad that I have no idea. Though I think she was narrating your visit to the litter box. 
EM: She's got nothing better to do?
BC: Like I said ... she needs therapy or we'll all get a free trip to the funny farm.
EM: What's so funny about a farm?
BC: Phht. I should know better. How's the litter?
EM: It's litter!
BC: If a cat needs to evaluate a product, I guess he has to do it himself!
{Bear scratches around in the litter box ... then relieves himself}
BC: Quite satisfactory.
EM: You should say that with a posh English accent!
BC: Shut up, SMELLIE!
{Pause}
BC: {AHEM!!!!}
EM: You told me to shut up!
BC: Not YOU!
{Pause}
BC: {AHEM!!!!}
EM: Do you have something caught in your throat?
{Silence}
BC: I hate when she does this ...
EM: But I didn't DO anything! You told me to shut up and I was just sitting here and ...
BC: I hate when MOMMA does this. Look at our litter box! I'll have to think OUTSIDE of the box ... I guess I'll have to toss litter out of the box until she gets the message!


MK: ENOUGH! ENOUGH! I'll scoop it! I'll scoop it! Amazing odor control. If I hadn't been here watching ...
BC: You mean LURKING ...
MK: Whatever! If I hadn't been here watching, I'd never know you two used the facilities. And I love how tight the clumps are! They leave no trace of used litter!

BC: No kidding. I couldn't even smell Smellie's business!
MK: Looks like everyone's happy! Chewy is easy to love: they have a wide selection of QUALITY pet products, freshness is guaranteed, and they offer fast shipping and easy returns on all orders. With orders over $49, one to two day shipping is FREE! After hearing so many bloggers talk about Chewy's fast shipping, I was eager to see the difference for myself ... and sure enough! FAST! Much faster than any other seller I've encountered. Though my favorite part is 24/7 customer service. How many times have I been up late at night shopping for cat supplies, had a question, but couldn't ask it because chat wasn't available? Not so with Chewy ... 24/7 ...
BC: Everyone's happy? Not quite. Since SOME-MOMMA didn't get us another food to try ... we'll have to go with the old stuff. Can we get our wet food treat now?  

Note on long term evaluation: Scoop Away DOES track less! Combined with low dust, tight clumps, no overpowering fragrances, natural contents, and amazing odor-control ... this litter is definitely a must-have! We'll order Scoop Away again!

Interested in trying Scoop Away Complete Performance Scented Scoopable Cat Litter (42-lb bag)? Go visit Chewy and order a bag for your favorite feline!

47 comments:

  1. Looks like good cat little!

    Luvs,
    Rose the adult kitten

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  2. The Hubby cannot believe that I post photos of litter box...um...results...but hey, we all know and love it! I dig in litter boxes every day, and I'd like to change the litter to a more dust-free version, but it's hard to mess with success. We had so much trouble with Chucky, and for years, litter box-wise.

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    1. The Boy said the same thing as your Hubby! When I started my blog, I swore I would never post pictures like that ... but when you review litter, you don't have much choice!

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  3. What a fun review! Good thing your Momma was lur. . . er, watching to know that both of you used the same box. Dad goes on new litter hunts every so many months, and while knowing most all litter has dust, we're still on the fence on whether this one is as low dust as they say. We'll give it a try!

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    1. We were impressed. We refuse to use a second litter box. Nope. It just sits there with litter and no one uses it!

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  4. We buy the unscented Scoop Away from PetSmart. I wouldn't trust a human who hides under the table and, yes, I'd bite and hit a human who orders litter rather than food.

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  5. Umm... Miss Ellie... we really can't be friends with our fish. It's kind of an eat or snuggle sort of thing. But it's very sweet that you want to be. Kind of.

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  6. Thank you for testing out the new low dust litter. We have been trying to figure a new litter to change too. I like that it clumps up really tight and when it's time to scoop. It looks like nobody went to the potty. Thanks for sharing the photos of your litter test. Now we know what to get next time. Have a great Memorial Day Weekend.
    World of Animals

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    1. We were very pleased with this litter ... and Momma's picky ... probably even more than the kitties!

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    2. Thank you. We are going to give a try. It's ok for Momma to be a little picky. She's just try to find the best stuff for you. Have a good one.

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  7. That is some weird looking whole chicken bear!

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  8. We really like this litter too! Mommy hadn't better ever photograph me using the facilities though... --Mudpie

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    1. The Boy told her not to publish those pictures ... hmph. A girl needs some privacy, you know! ~Ellie Mae

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  9. AMARULA: Bear whatever you do do not eat litter! No matter the shape it just doesn't taste good!! I learnt that the hard way!!! Learn from my mistakes!!

    HUMAN: LOVE your response to guessing what Frodo is praying for--and I bet you are right!!

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  10. The litter trays here at the palace are all perfectly pristine....... mainly because a) I don’t use them and b) Mrs H dusts them regularly Mol Hmm, hiding under tables is a bad sign, Bear, might be that the momma is tuning into a cat! Maybe therapist is needed soon than you think! Tell tale signs are hiding in or under things and playing with glitter balls and wand toys... Of course nothing wrong with turning into us, but someone needs to pay for tasty chickens!
    Toodle pips and purrs
    Erin

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    1. SHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! Don't tell The Boy. He already suspects that she thinks she's a cat! Only he doesn't see it as a good thing!

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  11. We're always on the lookout for a good clumping, low dust litter. Dust makes me sneeze. We ran out of our usual litter, and the one we have now makes our poop smell like flowers. It stinks.

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    1. Yuck! Momma used to use high fragrance litters and they give her a headache! We're happy with this one!

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  12. Seems to check all the boxes...er...with the exception of the treat part-better luck next time, kitties. Gold star on the review, MK. ⭐️

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  13. Low dust you say by Scoop away? !!!! That is new well probably not new but new to mom. I'm kinda a stickler for my Tidy Cat, so mom never looks for any other. She might check this out and gradually introduce it a bit a a time
    Hugs madi

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    1. We'd been using Tidy Cat too. Lots of tracking. The kitties didn't even hesitate to use this one.

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  14. We are going to check this stuff out, it sounds pretty good!
    Have a great weekend...

    Noodle and crew

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  15. Momma lurking under the table, that was my favorite part! She is a dedicated blogger!
    These are all the same things I look for in a kitty litter too. I was not happy with the one we were using (it tracked everywhere and the big pieces are hard to vacuum up!), but just ordered something different (from Chewy). If we don't like this new one, we'll keep this one in mind to try next.

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    1. "Dedicated blogger" ... that's ONE way to describe it ;) ~Bear Cat

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  16. Great review ! That sounds like a good litter ! Purrs

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  17. No dust? And you two (and Momma Kat) like it? That sounds like a pretty darned good litter! :)

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  18. Well, glad ya'll liked it. We're reviewin' it next week...actually me guesses it would be this week. MOL Anyways, did ya'll see the purretty purrple flecks in it? It could'a had glitter in it. Trust us, we know. Raena had green and purrple tidbits on her bloomers fur hours. MOL Big hugs

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Raena

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    1. Momma noticed the purple!! This has nothing to do with effectiveness - but she was happy to see the bit of color!

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  19. We do have a favorite litter. Mom likes it, ALL of us cats like it...it only took her elebenty million years to find it!
    I loved your human's narration...reminded me of the wildlife shows that my human puts on for me some times!
    Purrs
    Marv

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    1. What is your favorite litter?! If you all like it, it must be good!

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  20. I think with that litter everyone will love to scoop the poop, BearCat and EllieMae :D Pawkisses for a Happy Week ahead :) <3

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  21. Poor Ellie, your Momma took a photo of you going potty- I hope you got extra treats for that.
    No dust is very important.

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  22. We haven't tried this litter - thanks for reviewing it! And I agree, we love the fast shipping from Chewy. They also have great chat and phone customer service.

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  23. Sounds like you might've found a keeper in that brand of litter! My go-to litter has always been Arm and Hammer Fragrance Free. Mom has tried me with other litter brands, but I end up going back to A and H every time. Litter sure is a purr-sonal preference for us pussy cats. Hugs!

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    1. We swore by that one for YEARS! But Momma was never quite satisfied by the clumping. She started the journey when another brand was on sale and she bought that one instead. Humans and their money!

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