Petmate for the Holidays [and anytime]!

We agreed to do a review for two Petmate products in connection with the holidays and we didn't get our review up in time for the holidays. So, we're slightly modifying "Petmate for the Holidays" to "Petmate for anytime!" We all love our cats and don't need a reason to spoil them. So, yes, the holidays are over - but some gifts are just too great to wait for a special occasion. Not to mention that these items for our cats are purr-fect all year 'round!

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Disclosure: We received Fat Cat Big Mama's Lappy Toppy and JW's Flutter-ee Feathers Telescopic Wand Toy [both from Petmate] - 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 - Petmate isn't responsible for the contents of this post. 
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BC: Bear Cat Kat 
MK: Momma Kat 
EM: Ellie Mae Kat 
The Boy: Momma's fiance 


PART 1: Fat Cat Big Mama's Lappy Toppy by Petmate

BC: What's that?
MK: A laptop.
BC: Can I pop the keys off this laptop like I did your old one?
MK: No.
BC: I'm not allowed to pop them off or I can't pop them off?
MK: I dare you to try.
BC: Oh, ye of little faith.
EM: What's this? Will it eat me?
BC: {under his breath} I wouldn't be so lucky ...
MK: A Fat Cat ...
BC: Hahaha. It must be for Smellie!
EM: I'm not fat! I'm ... err ... thick-boned and fluffy!
BC: Your bones aren't the only part of your body that is thick.
EM: Daddy always calls me the smaller cat!
BC: Smaller than an airplane hanger ... barely.
MK: Ellie, it's a Fat Cat Laptop.
EM: How rude!
BC: Hahahaha. I didn't know they made laptops for more ... voluptuous cats.
EM: Shut up, Pear Bear.
{Pause}
EM: {GASP} I've been replaced?!?
MK: No, wait!
EM: If there's an empty lap around here, it's mine! I don't appreciate this ... this ... imposter trying to steal my laps! And why would you want another FAT CAT in your lap? You have Bear!
BC: HEY! I resent that!
MK: No, see, it's not a laptop for people - it's a laptop for cats.
EM: But I don't have a lap.
BC: But you DO have a HUGE butt that more than makes up for it.
EM: Bear, you're a jerk!
{Pause}
EM: But speaking of my supposedly huge butt ... I'm going to set it down right here on my laptop.
BC: So you admit you're a fat cat ...
{Silence}
BC: {sniffing Ellie's butt} Yep. Your butt smells like a fat cat too.
EM: WHAT?!?! It does not!
BC: Smell for yourself!
EM: {Bending over trying to smell her butt} I don't smell anything!
EM: My butt doesn't smell!
BC: Then why do I call you Smellie?
{Silence}
{Momma leans over and whispers in Ellie's ear}
EM: You call me Smellie because you're a dirk!
{Momma slaps her forehead}
BC: You really told me.
EM: HA!
MK: Wait! Dirk! A combination of a dick and a jerk!
{Bear rolls his eyes}
BC: Clearly you don't know what fat cat smells like.
EM: {leaning over to sniff Bear} {SNIFF!!} I do now.
BC: What'd you say? Say that again to my face!
{Ellie runs away}
BC: {thinking} That's what I thought.
MK: That wasn't very nice, Bear.
BC: FINALLY! The laptop all to myself! Some cat needs his beauty sleep. Hold my calls! 
MK: What calls?
BC: Whatever. Time for a nappy on my lappy.
MK: Ellie might have other ideas when she sees you ...
EM: BEAR! You're on my laptop! Momma! It's unfair! I was there first!
BC: RATS! You left! {to Momma} You just HAD to mention Smellie.
EM: BEAR!
BC: MOMMA!
MK: Work it out between yourselves.
BC: Never mind. I'll sleep somewhere else.
EM: GOOD! Because I have work to do!
MK: 𝅘𝅥𝆕🎵𝅘𝅥𝅮𝅗𝅥  She works hard for the money,  𝅘𝅥𝆕🎵𝅘𝅥𝅮𝅗𝅥
𝅘𝅥𝆕🎵𝅘𝅥𝅮𝅗𝅥  So hard for it, honey.  𝅘𝅥𝆕🎵𝅘𝅥𝅮𝅗𝅥
𝅘𝅥𝆕🎵𝅘𝅥𝅮𝅗𝅥  She works hard for the money,  𝅘𝅥𝆕🎵𝅘𝅥𝅮𝅗𝅥
𝅘𝅥𝆕🎵𝅘𝅥𝅮𝅗𝅥  So you better treat her right.  𝅘𝅥𝆕🎵𝅘𝅥𝅮𝅗𝅥
BC: Just when I thought things couldn't get any worse ... Momma starts singing.
EM: SHHH! I'm working!
MK: Ellie, that's not how you use a laptop.
EM: But this is how Bear always lays on your laptop!
BC: I'm not an IDIOT! I at least know that to use a laptop it must be open!
MK: Technically, Bear lays on the open keyboard part of my laptop.
EM: Wait ... a laptop with keys on a board? Do the keys open the door the tasty whole tunas are behind?
BC: Hmm. The annoying sister has a point. Only who cares about stinky tuna?!? Are my tasty whole chickens behind the door one of these laptop keys opens?
MK: You should know, Bear. How many keys have you popped off my laptop?
BC: That's an even better point. I've popped keys off thousands of times and never found one that opened a closed door.
MK: Ellie, here's your mousie. 
EM: But I don't want to get up from my laptop! Bear might steal my spot! Maybe if I reach REALLY far I can grab my mousie?!
MK: Talk about laziness.
EM: WHAT?!?! Why are you looking at me like that?
MK: Never mind.

Our final words about the Petmate Lappy Toppy:




Some more pictures of Bear using the Lappy Toppy (he pretended he didn't care about it ... but any time it was vacated, he laid on it)!




Note: Bear recently had a dental with three extractions and a mass removed from his mouth. Afterward, he struggled to settle down until he sat on Big Mama's Lappy Toppy. Bear spent much of the next two days on the Lappy Toppy and I'm grateful it was here for him as it brought him comfort when he wasn't feeling like himself. [He still uses it too, though not as much.]



Part 2: JW's Flutter-ee Feathers Telescopic Wand Toy by Petmate

MK: You guys want to try the Flutter-ee Feathers wand toy?
EM: YAY!
BC: Eh. That would require me to move.
MK: Here!
{Bear sniffs the feathers}
BC: Hmm. Not a tasty whole chicken ... but not bad. Can I add this to my flightless bird ranch?
MK: You don't have a flightless bird ranch.
BC: I would if I had these feathers!
EM: I want to play!
MK: Sorry. Bear, you can have the feathers for your ranch after Ellie gets to play with them. 
BC: Phht.
EM: OH! LOOK! The laptop has a mouse you can bat around!
BC: Why would Momma want to bat a mouse around?
EM: This laptop is really comfortable too!
BC: I used to lay on Momma's laptop all the time ... and comfortable is NOT a word I'd use! But each to his own. Whatev. I need a nap.

MK: Not comfortable? For how much time you spent laying on my laptop, you had to be comfortable.
BC: No. But I was close to you.
MK: AWWW!
BC: Eh.
EM: I'm ready to play, Momma!
BC: Eh.
MK: Here you go, Ellie.
EM: I'm going to kill it!
{Momma starts waving the wand toy around}
MK: ELLIE! You're supposed to hunt the feathers! Don't you want to play with the wand toy?
BC: How about you ...
MK: ZIP IT!
EM: Momma, can you swing it closer to my laptop?
MK: The idea is for you to chase the feathers.
EM: I know! I want to sit on my laptop AND play with the wand toy!
MK: Multi-tasking?
EM: I'm working on my work/life balance. 
BC: Sounds like too much work.
EM: You mean self-improvement? Because that explains a lot about you.
BC: Ha! Good luck! You think you can IMPROVE ...
MK: BEAR! ZIP IT!
BC: Fine. At least work on your work/life balance silently - or elsewhere. I need to nap.
{Momma swings the wand toy around}
EM: Bear! There's a tasty whole chicken flying around here!
BC: No. It's not.
EM: It just flew past you!
BC: Exactly. The feathers are flying through the air.
EM: YEAH! I know!
BC: Chickens don't fly.
EM: They don't?
BC: No.
EM: I taste your point. The feather doesn't taste like chicken.
BC: I can tell by looking at it.
EM: Reall ...
{Pause}
EM: Where'd it go? Where'd it go?

EM: I killed it! I killed it!
{Pause} 
EM: Oh, no!
EM: GOT IT!
{Pause}
EM: Who's a ferocious hunter?
BC: Can you quit the commentary of your playing?
EM: What? I'm not playing, I'm killing!
BC:  Whatever! JUST STOP TALKING! 
EM: Why?
BC: BECAUSE I DON'T CARE IF YOU'VE KILLED THE FEATHERS OR NOT AND I NEED SLEEP!
EM: OBVIOUSLY.
BC: WHAT?!?
EM: Let's just say you earned your name.
BC: Because I'm ferocious?
EM: No. Because you're grumpy.
BC: I ... I ... you ... oh ... RATS!

Our final words about the JW Flutter-ee Feathers Wand Toy:

Did Ellie just get the best of Bear?! Ellie CERTAINLY got the best of Petmate's Feather Wand Toy! She was too fast for me to get decent pictures ... but hopefully, this strip of pictures gives you an idea of her ferocity.


If not, here's a video of Ellie playing with the feather toy. Yes, sitting in one spot to play with a wand toy is the way my cats roll.




Don't forget to check out Petmate for all their wonderful toys and products for our beloved furry family members!

© 2021 Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat - Published by K. Kern. 
All text, pictures, images, and other content are original and copyright by Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat [K. Kern], 2015-2021. No content on Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat may be used without the owner's [K. Kern] written permission. If you see this post posted on a site that isn't Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat, please contact cats@mommakatandherbearcat.com. 

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To read our "Petmate for the Holidays" post from 2019: Petmate for the Holidays.

32 comments

  1. You sure had fun you two, nobody does reviews as fun as you two! Purrs and hugs to Bear from all of us.

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  2. Wow, great review and I love those toys!

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  3. MOL MOL Big Mama's Lappy Toppy...what a great review and I just love crazy names as evident on my blog today
    Hugs Cecilia

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  4. Great review of some fun-looking items!
    Love the video.

    Purrs xx

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  5. We are glad to see you guys! Great review Bear and Elle! We are glad that Bear is recovering and the Fat Cat Computer was the purrfect place to lay while recovering! And we gotta say that wand toy looks like a ton of fun! Mom likes the telescopic ones as she does not like to leave the wand toys out when not being played with. Great review guys! Have a mavellously Happy Day!

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    1. This is our first wand toy with the telescopic handle! I'm definitely sold. I keep the wand toys in a safe place between playtimes (Bear used to spend hours trying to chew through the string).

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  6. guyz !!!!! grate ta see ewe both bak thiz way; we hope yur new yeerz off two a grate start

    sorree bout de dental tho dood..... hay, theez new toyz total lee rox; we noe ewe R gonna N joyz
    fora long time ....knot sure bout that burd skin, but hay; wand toyz iz kewl !! ☺☺♥♥

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    1. Better a dead bird than a live bird, right? I thoroughly killed this bird over and over again - he won't be bothering anybody. ~Ellie Mae

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  7. This is such a FABulous post, now my cats want that laptop too! OOh I sense trouble brewing!!!

    I don't care if it's not Christmas THIS is a toy for any time and any cat. WooHOOOOOO

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    1. The only reason our video is even minimally presentable is because of you and your book!

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  8. Those look like fab toys! I think every blogging kitty should have their own Lappy Toppy.

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  9. I loved the review Ellie and Bear! I know mom is thinking of a Lappy Toppy for ME! I'll write to you two. I loved the video too and hearing Ellie as she thumped around made mom smile.

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    1. Oops. Erm ... I meant to wipe the audio. But when I did the editing, I didn't hear anything - which I now realize is because my speakers weren't on. I hope I didn't let any coarse language fly! ~Kat
      This is why she should be fired. ~Bear Cat

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  10. Wow, both things were a hit, isn't that great! What a clever idea on the laptop. Finally a laptop cats can lay on without messing anything up! I couldn't believe how much they loved that!
    I understand about the difficulty to get good photos of Ellie playing with the toy. If Luke really loves a toy, he won't stop moving either! :)

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    1. I was surprised about the laptop too! Since it was supposed to have catnip, I thought Bear would roll around on it a few times and then be done with it. I didn't anticipate his ignoring it at first and Ellie making it her favorite spot! Seeing him finally be able to settle down on it after surgery meant the world to me.

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  11. What interesting toys! Bummer on the lack of catnip on the laptop. Sorry to hear Bear had some extractions and hope he's feeling more like himself soon. Loved watching Ellie paying with the feather. She's got great eye to paw coordination!

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    1. Erm ... actually, Ellie's a bit ... clumsy. She doesn't always keep track of where she is and where the edge of things are. But, yes, in this video she was on pointe!

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  12. Hey Bear,
    This will make you laugh. The Human read about the lap toppy thingy and said, "Hmmm, maybe this will keep Alberto from marching across my laptop when I'm working." What a silly woman she is. MOL
    Purrs & Head Bonks,
    Alberto

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    1. My Momma learned this the hard way ... I kept stealing her pens, ripping bows off packages, stealing fast food straws ... yet when she gave them to me to play me I wanted nothing to do with them. The fun is in the reaction, yes? ~Bear Cat

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  13. Those are great toys, especially the laptop- I love the mouse. :) I am glad Bear is doing better. Please give him the Tooth Fairy's apologies and let him know he will get something from her soon. XO

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  14. AMARULA: Bear if you are going to use a laptop I think you should wear a suit so you look all businessy! I have always thought you would look great in a suit!

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    1. You can see me in my birthday suit anytime. Wait. That's not what you meant. ~Bear Cat

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  15. Both of these toys look great. I think all of my cats (except Harley) would love that feather wand toy!

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    1. Haha. Ellie loves feathers - maybe a little too much ... we're gonna need that refill on the feathers.

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  16. Great review of both items. Maybe the laptop needs a bit of extra marinating though.
    I hope the biopsy results for the mass removed from Bear's mouth came back good.

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    1. I thought about marinating the laptop with catnip - but then it became so popular, I didn't have the heart to take it away from the cats! The growth was benign - thank goodness.

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