An expandable carrier for expanded needs

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

EM: OH! What's in the box? Is it a present for me?! Maybe some tuna ...
BC: Phht. If there's food in there, it's a tasty whole chicken!
EM: Nah uh!
BC: Is so.
EM: Not everything is about you!
BC: Phht. In MY HOUSE, it is!
EM: You're arrogant and a pain in the ...
BC: Pot ... meet kettle.
EM: What's that got to do with anything? Pots ... kettles ... OHHHHHHH! You think this box is pots and kettles.
BC: Oh, for the ...

EM: I bet they're for tunas!
BC: The only thing going in a pot around here is a tasty whole chicken. A chicken in every pot. Or something like that. It's a law!
EM: I bet there's also a law that says tunas for every pot!
BC: Nope.
EM: I thought your lawyer wasn't talking to you?
BC: HEY! How was I supposed to know having a sister wasn't reckless endangerment?
EM: You should've known that from calling 911!
BC: It was ONE call. Err ... per day.
EM: Then there's the call to 911 about your empty food bowl.
BC: 911 IS FOR EMERGENCIES! If a 98.593% full kibble bowl isn't an emergency, I don't know what is!
EM: No laps!
MK: First-world kitty problems.
EM: FIRST world? How many worlds are there?
BC: Hopefully one without you.
EM: So, what'd we get?
MK: {hiding the contents behind her back} It's a surprise!
BC: That means it's something we won't like ... like a carrier!
EM: OH! This is nice! Can we keep it, Momma? Can we?!

BC: You don't even know what it is!
EM: This box is comfortable! I could just curl up and go to sleep. It's not a lap ... but I love it! Maybe do a bit of redecorating? 

BC: See that black thing behind Momma's back?
EM: I'm so excited we get to review this box! I don't know what it does ... but I claim this as mine!
BC: You do this on purpose.
BC: Act stupid.
BC: No. You're right. You ARE stupid.
EM: I can't hear you! I'm in my happy place!
BC: Close a few flaps ... and this will be MY happy place too.

MK: Gather 'round kitties!
EM: But I'm working on our review!
MK: We're not reviewing the box! See?! This is what we're reviewing.


Disclosure: We received Smiling Paws Pets Expandable Soft Sided Pet Carrier - 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 Smiling Paws nor Amazon are responsible for the contents of this post.


EM: That looks like a carrier!

BC: Don't you know anything? 
EM: Err ... what is it?
BC: Do I have to explain EVERYTHING to you?

EM: I'm just checking to make sure YOU know what it is.
EM: REALLY?!? Why are you letting me have it?
BC: Because the last spaceship was mine so I figured it was your turn.
EM: But your spaceship turned out to be a carrier!
BC: Well, if you don't want it, I'd be more than happy to ...

EM: NO! Never mind! I LOVE it! Where can I go? Can I visit our friends?
BC: Have you heard of the tuna planet?
EM: WHAT?!!?!? I've heard of Animal Planet ... but never a TUNA planet!
BC: The tuna planet.
EM: What's it called?
BC: Heaven.
EM: OH! I've heard of that! You must be telling the truth!
BC: I definitely think you should pimp your ride for the journey.
EM: Umm ... how far away is Heaven? Because I can't go for more than an hour without a lap. I'd have to be back by then.
BC: Well, if you don't want to ... I ...
EM: NO! I want to go! The lap bed won't fit though.

BC: You'll bravely go where no cat has been before!
EM: Then how do you know about the tuna planet?
BC: My Mom-Cat told me all about it when I was a wee kitten.
EM: Wait a ... Mom-Cat? You're adopted?
BC: I don't look anything like Momma!
EM: Well, that's not entirely fair ... I mean, I've never seen Momma with stripes.
BC: What does that have to do with anything?
EM: I'm just thinking your stripes make you butt look big ... and if she wore them, there might be more similarities.
BC: DO YOU WANT THIS CAR ... err ... SPACESHIP, or not?
EM: Beam me up, Scotty!
BC: You have to be in the spaceship!
EM: Oh! I'm all ready to go!
BC: NO! Not ON TOP of the spaceship ... IN the spaceship! You have to move the flap!
EM: I don't know ...
BC: Do you want to go to the tuna planet or not?
EM: Well, when you put it that way ...
MK: {walking into the room} Wow. I never expected you'd be in the carrier!
{Bear snickers}
EM: {pulling back to get clear of the carrier and finding herself stuck} Oh no! It's eating me! It's eating me!
{The carrier rolls over on its side}

BC: Back out of the carrier, Dumbo!
EM: Oh. Yeah. Tipping a carrier is much easier than I thought!
BC: You're preaching to the choir, sister!
MK: Maybe if you didn't throw all of your fourteen pounds against one side ...
EM: {crossing her claws} Leave me, you evil spawn of the devil!

BC: Full names ... I'm getting out of here before the fur starts to fly!
EM: Bear told me ...
BC: I didn't do it!
MK: We're reviewing that carrier; it's made by Smiling Paws!
BC: {from the other room} Lock Smellie up, Momma! That's what I'D call Smiling Paws!
EM: We're reviewing this carrier?! I don't have to get in it, do I?
BC: {from the other room} Nope. We can review the carrier just by standing next to it!
EM: REALLY?! COOL! And I thought I'd have to get in the carrier!
BC: {from the other room} I'm not!
MK: Look! It expands! That's good for longer trips!
EM: Longer trips?
MK: And the carrier's designed to comply with TSA and IATA requirements. It fits under the seats in an airplane cabin.
BC: {from the other room} I TOLD you it was a spaceship!
MK: Plus, the carrier has a safety sleeve for luggage handles and car seat-belts.
EM: CAR?!? Like the thing that takes us to the vet?
BC: {from the other room} Can't get anything past her!
MK: They even have a handy user's guide! It's shows all the features of the carrier AND gives FAQs. See?

EM: Longer trips, airplanes, and cars!?! OH MY!
MK: Ellie, this is a great carrier. I bet you'll like it.
MK: Okay. Maybe not. But if you WERE to like a carrier, you'd like this one.
MK: Ellie? ELLIE?!?! Where'd you go?
EM: {from under the bed} I'm never coming out!
MK: {turning to Bear} B ...
BC: NOPE! Don't even think about it! I know Smellie has her yearly vet visit next week, so she gets to try it out.
MK: Our pictures of the product and its features ...

Tune in next time as we tell you what we think of Smiling Paws Pets Expandable Soft Sided Pet Carrier (and we share Ellie's vet visit).

Interested in trying Smiling Paws Pets Expandable Soft Sided Pet Carrier? You may find the carrier at Amazon ... and until May 29, you can save 25% off the retail price by using discount code ‘PQXNT56A' at checkout (on Amazon only).

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  1. That's a fancy carrier/spaceship. ;)

  2. That carrier really looks nice! We like the way it expands.

    The Florida Furkids

    1. We've never had an expandable carrier before and it's pretty convenient!

  3. That really is nice but darn, I exceed the weight limit MOL!

    1. I don't ... well, not yet. Momma doesn't think she'd try this carrier with Bear. ~Ellie Mae

  4. We have an older version of this expandable carrier, and Angel naps in it every day! I like the idea of calling it a spaceship, Bear!

    1. Bear always lies to me! One day I'll get my revenge! ~Ellie Mae

  5. Nice carrier! You kitties are too cute today! Try to rip apart the screens and let me know how they stand up to a determined cat will ya? Thanks!

    1. If they can stand up to my two ... I must admit they are pretty strong!

  6. guyz...boxex bee total lee awesum N ya far az carrierz go; we gotta
    add mit; thiz one rox ~~~ !! we like that once "in"... ya haz a place ta "mooove two "
    { sum one kneadz ta looze a few tho bee for uzin it... just sayin.....toona ~ ☺☺♥♥

    1. I used this carrier to take Ellie to the vet - and we had to make a stop on the way home and Ellie seemed entertained with exploring all the options!

  7. We just reviewed this carrier as well. Woodrow loves it! Hope all went well with the vet visit.

    1. Ellie's almost too big for the carrier. I wouldn't try it with Bear. For some reason, I thought Woodrow was a bigger boy. Then again, carriers are great until they're closed :)

  8. Thanks for sharing your new carrier. It looks very nice and comfortable. We think you box is way better then the carrier. We are going to check this carrier out for one of my co-workers. Have a wonderful day.
    World of Animals

    1. The box wins paws down! Then again, the box can't be closed on me - so there's that. ~Ellie Mae

  9. We all know the box is the bestest part.

  10. That is one of the best looking pet carriers we've seen! Can't wait to hear more. The box is pretty awesome too, Ellie. :)

    1. My Momma threw the box away! How could she do that to me? ~Ellie Mae

  11. As carriers go I need two of these. We have enough carriers but maybe not enough car to put them in so....erm...

    1. Wouldn't it be awesome if one could zip two carriers together somehow? Then again, Bear and Ellie in a smallish place is never going to go well!

  12. With such classic pet carriers, you can bring along your furry children safely and easily.

    1. Having to have to move once with a cat, I truly appreciate the options this carrier provides for longer trips!

  13. Um ...Ellie Mae, tell Bear that there IS a tasty whole chicken inside. Tell him you were simply throwing your meows to make hm think you were under the bed when in truth (um...well...) you were munching on the tasty whole chicken. And there's none left for him. I'll show ya how to burp.

  14. Ellie, we would love for you to come visit us. :)

    1. YAY! I think Trouble, Emmy and I would be bestest friends! ~Ellie Mae

  15. Ours is on the way! We can't wait to see it! Thanks for a great review. (P.s. our mom said it was great seeing Momma Kat!)

    1. Our Momma loved seeing yours too! And congratulations on your Muse Medallion!

  16. Whoa...that does look like a spaceship! 🚀Happy trails, Miss Ellie.

  17. That PTU looks pretty awesome, but we all know the box it came in is the real bestest part! :)

    1. Bear's never been into boxes, so I totally dig Ellie's enthusiasm!

  18. Wow, looks Smiling Paws like they got it all zipped up! Well, all bar you and Ellie, Bear. Just think though, Bear, NOW there is no excuse for you to not go on holiday and be your mums escort/chaperone. You can watch the inflight movies i.e. Chicken Run, to the holiday destination of your choice. You can walk her—or she can walk you, paw in arm down the cat walk at the most famous hotels across the world. . . . and beyond— maybe to UK! Oooh the possibilities are endless!
    Toodlepips and purrs

    1. Chicken Run? My Momma wouldn't let me see that movie because ... well ... because she's MEAN! ~Bear Cat

  19. AMARULA: Hey Bear - is there enough room in that carrier for both of us?!?! Looks like it would make a purrfect love nest!

    1. Oh, my. I'm neutered and all ... but that was close! ~Bear Cat


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