Monday, August 18, 2014

In a Pickle


CK is in a pickle. Well, actually as you can see above, I’m ON a pickle— my Tickle Pickle from Tipsy Nip. There’s a fun story behind my Tickle Pickle who we’ll call Mike for brevity.

For years I’ve been reading wonderful Tickle Pickle reviews. Sparkle calls it one of her favorite toys. Yet, TW refused to do the right thing and buy it for me.  She said the postage was more expensive than the toy and she never, ever pays postage for anything online.  She was waiting for me to win one or finagle a free one.

Tummy Tickler time
In December, we got an e-mail saying they were having a postage-free week.  TW’s fingers flew across the keyboard.  She ordered a pickle and tummy tickler.  Don’t ax me why a tummy tickler since I don’t ever roll on my back. Did she think it would make me start?

The box came right before Christmas.  TW didn’t open it.  She put it under the Christmas tree.  I wish I had a flashy box to capture the look on her face on December 25 when she opened the package.  Out came the tummy tickler and … a wand toy called a Tickle Tassel.  She stuck her hard in and turned the box upside down; she shined a flashlight in it.  No Tickle Pickle.

The folks at Tipsy Nip didn’t know how they fudged up the order and were apologetic. They promised to make good and send a pickle and I could keep the wand toy. It was a gift to make up their their error.

It was a good thing I didn’t have to send the wand toy back because it was a huge hit with me. The wand toy features colors that a cat responds best to: purple blue, green and yellow. I sniffed the Tummy Tickler but had a great time jumping for the Tickle Tassel. It was my favorite wand toy ever or until the next one came for review—postage free.

A few weeks later, Mike arrived! TW got the flashy box and couldn’t wait to capture the look of joy on my face as I bunnykicked Mike. She turned on the flashy box and laid him on my tissue paper. I smelled Mike and started scraping the tissue. I walked away, leaving her in shock and awe. How could I not like Mike? A week later, she again laid Mike on the tissue. Again I scraped. I just wasn’t that into him. Take it away, woman! Bury it!

Several weeks later, I picked Mike out of the toy basket and went wild for him. Since that day, he’s been one of my fave toys. When TW rotated toys, she moved him into Pop’s bedroom. When I’m not bunnykicking Mike, I sleep with my head resting on him.

I’m not a big fan of nip toys but usually, I have the exact opposite reaction. I love them when I first get them only to reject them a day later. It doesn’t matter if TW marinates them in nip. TW is thinking that maybe Mike’s high potency organic nip was too strong and it needed time to mellow. I’m not telling cos I like giving her a hard time. The only thing I’ll say is:

Yo, Tipsy Nip! Success! I love the Tickle Pickle! Mike is the love of my life. Thanks for sending him to me.

I don’t want a nickle, I just want to play with my Tickle Pickle.

Disclaimer: I’m reviewing the Tickle Pickle we paid for but we did get the Tickle Tassel for free. No money changed paws and no words were put into any cat’s mouth.

30 comments:

Lone Star Cats said...

Looks like some fun toys!

The Furries of Whisppy said...

We have read fab reviews on the Tickle Pickle. It sounds like it's stuffed with really potent nip!

You certainly do look like you love your Pickle, CK!

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

Sounds like you got a lot of fun there, CK! I do love the Tickle Pickle best, though.

Molly The Wally said...

Glad they got the order right in the end CK and you got two toys which has to be an epic win. Now you have you very own Tickle Pickle. Continue to enjoy my fine friend. Have a marvellous Monday.
Best wishes Molly

Austin Towers said...

Hmmmm! So you are a selective nipaholic!! Very discerning! I don't suppose there is much chance of free postage to here either!! ;)

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

That tickle pickle looks like true love, CK!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you and Mike have a very happy relationship! I've seen a few of my buds with the Tickle Pickle and I gather it's got some good stuff inside!

Enjoy!
Sammy

Tamago said...

It's nice Tipsy Nip people let you keep the wand toy, and also you liked it! Also great review for the Tickle Pickle. I gotta check it out...and I sure wait for postage-free week :-)

Melissa and Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

See, CK, you can be an ol' softie when you wanna be!

We're going to have to watch for postage free week this year...Truffles doesn't have a Tickle Pickle yet!

Brian said...

Fang, I never even heard of that pickle CK! Down here in the South they deep fry pickles.

Katie and Glogirly said...

Mike??? Ok, so we want to know the story behind how you came to call your pickle Mike. ; )

... how about your other toys? Larry? Mo? George?
heh, heh

...we're very glad that you and , uh... "Mike" are finally enjoying each other's company.

xoxo
Katie

Jenna,Mark Drady said...

I have seen this pickle toy a whole bunch too. I'm so glad you finally got to try it out!
ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

www.shelter-cats.com said...

Singing, "oh my pickle has a first name it's M-I-K-E.
My pickle has a second name it's also M-I-K-E......."
(Written under the influence)

Patty Woodland said...

I'm glad you and Mike are such good friends

The Swiss Cats said...

That pickle looks like lots of fun ! Could you tell us the story of its name "Mike" ? Purrs

Flynn said...

So Mike is the love of your life huh?
I've heard a lot about how good those tickle pickles are and how they can worm their way into unsuspecting kitties lives. Not that I'm jealous of course.

Caren Gittleman said...

So? Where is the video of you playing with it? Tickle Pickle is one of Cody's faves (that and Yeowww), we reviewed it about 2 yrs ago. Great products and I am glad their customer serviced is great too!

The Island Cats said...

We're big fans of the Tickle Pickle...but we're still trying to figure out why you call yours Mike. :P

Christie laverie said...

Tickle Pickle looks like fun! We might have to look for one in our local stores! I'm sure Mikko and Jax would absolutely LOVE their very own Mike!
❀Siamese Smothers and Tuxie Tickles❀ from Mikko and Jax at Happiness is Siamese!

Katnip Lounge said...

Can you BELIEVE our cheapskate Mommy refuses to get us a Mike!

UNFAIR!

Anonymous said...

Yo!! BFGF!! See if you can get me a Mike free..'k? I don't have a special play item to replace my disintegrating Mr Schmousie who was my first playmate ever when I came to my castle. Maybe if I had my own "Mike", but name 'her' Babs...that might help me move on once Mr Schmousie is, ummm...ahhh...making compost somewhere...na'mean?

Katie Isabella said...

CL]K, I love my Tickel Pickle TOO. Wanna have a play date? Oh and no, mommy's nosicle was just lightly punctured. xoxoxo

Kitties Blue said...

C.K, these are such adorable photos of you enjoying your pickle. We are posting about My Writing Process Tour tomorrow with our link back to you and a little info about you. XO, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

Jobi Harris said...

OK, now I am going to have to get a tickle pickle. I have read so many great reviews, and if you like it too, it must be very special, CK.

Lone Star Cats said...

I's nominated ya for da Most Influenshal Blogger Award - ya can pick up your award here: http://lonestarcats.blogspot.com/2014/08/most-influenshal-blogger-award.html.

Layla Morgan Wilde ( Cat Wisdom 101) said...

Can you believe we've never had a Pickle? Is it as a good as a 'nip nana?

SpittySpeaks said...

And here I thought *I* was the love of your life. I guess I'm okay for when you TP is at the cleaner's.

meowmeowmans said...

Mike sounds like an awesome best friend, CK! That sure was nice of the folks at Tipsy Nip to let you keep the Tickle Tassel, too!

Anonymous said...

Dat's purretty cool. Weez nevew heard of da Tickle Pickle, but it looks weally cool. Glad yous got an extwa toy out of da whole fing. Hav fun.

Luv ya'

Dezi

Kjelle Bus aka Charlie Rascal said...

Me too want´s to know the story behind why you call the Tickle Pickle , Mike ??!!

XOXO