Wednesday, November 30, 2016

A Feast Fit For a Cat #ChewyInfluencer

A Feast Fit For a Cat #ChewyInfluencer

How was your Thanksgiving? I started celebrating early cos Chewy sent me a case of Merrick Thanksgiving Day Dinner™! While I was eating my feast, I couldn't stop thinking about those homeless cats living on the streets not far from here. There are even some living in our parking garage. Some are on the streets because they choose to be; others because they were born to feral mothers and never trapped, neutered and socialized. I remember that life.

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I didn't know what Thanksgiving was back then. Each day was the same—hiding from humans and trying to find food wherever I could. Those days are way behind me but I have to pay it forward.

Before I begin, I want to give you the 411 on Merrick. They make all their recipes in their five-star kitchen and their manufacturing facilities uphold the strict guidelines defined by the FDA. Merrick gets their farm fresh ingredients locally to ensure the highest quality. Their recipes are 100% free of ingredients from China.

A Feast Fit For a Cat #ChewyInfluencer

While I admit, I stole some of the peeps' turkey and ate way more than I should have, I had my own feast. Merrick's Purrfect Bistro Grain-free Thanksgiving Day Dinner starts with a course of deboned turkey, then piles sweet potatoes, carrots, peas, and cranberries on your plate, which is basically what my peeps served themselves last Thursday. All that was missing was the stuffing. Because there's no lengthy prep or cook time, we cats can enjoy this dinner year-round. Purrfect Bistro Thanksgiving Day Dinner™ Canned Cat Food contains no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.

Here's the full list of ingredients:

A Feast Fit For a Cat #ChewyInfluencer

You know that TW frowns upon veggies in my food and she refuses to feed me anything with carrageenan if she can help it. On the other paw, I LOVE anything with carrageenan added and Merrick's Thanksgiving Day Dinner was no exception. I ate like I was starving and didn't even look up for the flashy box. However, after I got my cut, TW promised to donate the rest of the case to the Union City Feral Cat Committee (UCFCC) cos they do such a pawsome job of feeding the community cats in my 'hood. Thanksgiving turkey and trimmings may come late to those kitties but it fills our heart with joy just knowing how much they'll enjoy it.

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In case you can't read the graphic, the benefits are
        ❉  Rich in Animal Protein
        ❉  100% Grain Free
        ❉  Omega 6 + 3 Fatty Acids Nourish Skin + Fur
        ❉  Antioxidants For Healthy Immune System
        ❉  Added vitamins and minerals
        ❉  No artificial colors, flavors or preservatives
        ❉  Great for all life stages

Now that my Thanksgiving is over, I can't wait for reports on how the kitties out on the streets and in the garage like their feast. Thanksgiving is all about eating giving, which is why Giving Tuesday was yesterday. Let's count our blessings that we can give back to some less fortunate cats.

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You can find Merrick's Thanksgiving Day Dinner, available in 3oz and 5.5oz cans, as well as many other Merrick recipes at Chewy has great customer service and free one- or two-day shipping on orders over $49. What are you waiting for? Next Thanksgiving?


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

From some reason my silly Mommy didn't notice this food was available for cats as well as dogs, so I'm not getting to do a Chewy review this month! Good help us so hard to find. Pawsome of you to donate the rest of your case, CK. --Mudpie

Summer at said...

Yum! Sounds really tasty! How awesome that you are donating so much of it. (Binga would get really mad if that happened here - she wants everything for herself!)

Lone Star Cats said...

Pawsome that you're donating a lot of it! I'm just eating mine.

brokenteepee said...

I'm glad you got double turkey this month CK. That was very nice of you to share your bounty with less fortunate kitties

Tamago said...

Wow, sounds like it was really yummy! You are very kind to donate them for less fortunate kitties.

Robin said...

This sounds like delicious food! It looks like you enjoyed it quite a bit. I love that Merrick doesn't use any ingredients from China. Manna and Dexter have tried some foods from Merrick and they loved them! :)
-Purrs from your friends at

Dash Kitten Crew said...

I know you love it CK, but I am so glad you are pawing it forward and giving your garage kitties some top quality nourishment!

Thank you.

Connie - Tails from the Foster Kittens said...

I wish pet food companies would get the message and take carrageenan out of foods

Savannah's Paw Tracks said...

Excellent review!! Awesome gift to the homeless kitties. You are a generous pal CK


Great review CK and I bet that is really tasty!

Brian said...

Sounds yummy CK, thanks for sharing with those in need! said...

You are as generous as you are gorgeous! So nice of you to share! looks delicious!

Anonymous said...

Glad you enjoyed your dinner. Mommy used to buy dat fur us till they sold da company. And she learned 'bout da carageenan thing. Anyways, it's a good thing you did sharin' with those other kitties too. Big hugs to all

Luv ya'

Dezi and Raena

da tabbies o trout towne said...

CK...high pawz two ewe TW & popz for giving bak like that.....eye noe onlee two well bout life on de streetz; gave up me pazz a port when eye waz bout one; & non two soon either.....matter oh fax me gotcha month iz november N eye can say eye was mightee glad ta final lee haza place ta call home ~~~~~~~

butter lover boomer o cat ♥♥♥

Kitties Blue said...

C.K., we are happy you liked this and got to enjoy some. You are very generous to share it with the outside and garage kitties. We know they appreciate it. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

The Menagerie Mom said...

We are so happy that you had such a delicious Thanksgiving meal, CK! And we're just as equally happy that you are so generous and shared with the homeless kitties. You are such a purrfect role model!

Alasandra said...

It sound yummy, since our people went out of town for Thanksgiving we didn't do anything special. -ATCAD

The Island Cats said...

Mmmm...Thanksgiving dinner in a can...sounds yummy.

pilch92 said...

Glad you liked it and how sweet of you to share with those less fortunate.

The Indulged Furries said...

Looks yummy if you like chunky food. It was very generous of you to give the food to the local ferals and rescue group.

Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat said...

What? No gravy? Who are these people?!?! ~Bear Cat
I didn't know most of what you shared about Merrick, thank you! ~Momma said...

It's really kind of TW to feed the homeless cats. It's a worry now that Winter is coming.

Three Chatty Cats said...

I love that TW helps outside kitties. I'm glad you like your Thanksgiving feast, CK!

Shoko Neilson said...

Looks delish my friend.