Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Space Kitty Express Toy Review & Giveaway


Meows from Mudpie!

Earlier this fall (yes, we are *very* behind), we received an email from Vanessa of Space Kitty Express asking if I would like to review their toys. After giving it a few seconds thought I instructed Mommy to email her back with a resounding YES!!!

Vanessa started Space Kitty Express when she noticed that her cat Niko didn't respond to catnip. After doing some research, she found a number of alternatives that got him loopy and started stuffing them into handmade cat toys. Currently, they have a selection of 5 different cat attractants, organic catnip, organic valerian root, organic lemongrass, silver vine, and wild honeysuckle, which are available to purchase separately for just $3.50 each or as a set of all 5 for $15 in the Blast Off! Sample Pack, which I received. The sample pack is designed for cat-parents who are just discovering catnip alternatives and are unsure what their kitty will respond to. It comes color-coded for your convenience too!


At first Mommy thought she would give them to me one by one to see what I like best, but then just put them all on the floor and let me have at it. This is what happened:





Yep...I pretty much went crazy pants over every single one. And I definitely inhaled. This is totally embarrassing, but here's a picture of the aftermath:


These little saucers aren't fancy, but us cats know the important thing is what's inside and these guys pack a punch! Each toy is stuffed full of goodness, and they're just the right size to bat around and not get lost. Mommy loves that they don't use extra frills or bells which could pose potential choking hazards when we get a bit overzealous.

Wouldn't you agree that these toys would make the purr-fect stocking stuffer for your kitty?

Giveaway: One lucky reader in the US is going to win a Blast Off! Sample Pack! Readers outside the US can designate a friend or shelter to receive the prize if you win. Simply fill out the Rafflecopter below and good luck!!!

Visit Space Kitty Express on their website, Etsy, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube!

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Disclaimer: We received a Blast Off! Sample Pack for free when we agreed to do this review and giveaway, but that did not influence our opinion at all. Mochas, Mysteries and Meows will only share information that we feel is relevant to our readers.

36 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh Mudpie you look sooooo cute. Looks like these toys awe fur sure a big hit. We hope we get to twy sum. enjoy and have a pawsum day.

Luv ya'

Dezi and Lexi

skkorman said...

My kitty-boy has not as yet tried any catnip alternatives (but he tells me he would love to do so)!

skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

The Island Cats said...

We've tried valerian root...and it's pretty good! We still like nip, though. Those toys look purrfect for whapping.

Peaches and Paprika said...

Lucky Mudpie! I think Mudpie likes them all. But that orange one and green seems to have caught the most interest. Fun video!

Peaches and Paprika said...

Lucky Mudpie! I think Mudpie likes them all. But that orange one and green seems to have caught the most interest. Fun video!

Linda said...

With two kitties, I think both Pepper and Dublin would have a blast with this sample pack!!!

Laila and Minchie said...

Those are just darling! Reminds Mom of little ravioli. We would love to have a sample pack to test them out. We tried valerian root once but didn't react to it but would definitely give it a second chance.

The Menagerie Mom said...

Great review, lovely Mudpie! I'd never thought of trying alternatives to catnip, but now you've convinced me to give it a shot. Purrs!

Fur Everywhere said...

We have tried silvervine, and we didn't really respond to it, but we'd love to try the others!

Anonymous said...

Too cute!

Robin Coxon said...

We haven't tried any alternative sources but they do find catnip fun. Thanks for the giveaway. robeader53@yahoo.com

Groovy Goldendoodles said...

So stinking cute!

Kim Amundsen said...

No but willing to try.

Marie Symeou said...

Look at you! So cute and having fun :)

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie

Unknown said...

They appear to all be a hit! Or at least the one closest at any given moment!
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Darlene Peterson said...

We have 3 kitties, and they have not tried catnip alternatives but I know they'd love to try.

Joann Downie said...

No they havent

Earl Lover said...

Ahhh! Adorable!

leslie goodwin said...

We luv catnip. But we want MORE..signed Millie and Molly Goodwin

bookwomen said...

no we have never tried any alternative. I will though since I have a few cats that could care less about catnip. Now they can have fun too.

traveler said...

No, I haven't tried any other alternative. Thanks.

meowmeowmans said...

We've tried silvervine, but not those others. WE;'re intrigued, to say the least! :)

Cleopawtra said...

The only thing we have tried is catnip. We sure would like to try silvervine. We've hear that it packs a good punch. Thanks for the giveaway.

M. K. Clinton said...

What a terrific idea for cats and they are priced so reasonably!

Colehaus Cats said...

Mudpie, your first photo is priceless! Great review!

Robin Mudge said...

You make these toys look like a lot of fun, Mudpie! I like how simple they are. Cats love simple toys. We haven't tried any catnip alternatives, but I would love to give some a try!
-Purrs from your friends at www.PlayfulKitty.net

The Daily Pip said...

Hysterical. You have us sold. We are entering now.

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

I can see you enjoyed those Miss Mudpie. :)My cats like silvervine. I don't give them valerian though, it smells icky.

Cathy Keisha said...

I don’t go must for catnip but love valerian and silvervine. That video is pretty much how I responded to those mixed Truffles last Christmas. Had to sample them all. I loves the alley cat orange in your furs and back legs.

Caren Gittleman said...

these look interesting and I think Cody would love them! He has never tried an alternative to catnip and I am interested to see what he would do catchatwithcarenandcody

Peaches and Paprika said...

Wasn't quite clear how to apply for the GiveAway, do you go the box and click any of the options or is there something else you do? Sorry to be so dumb...!

D Johnson said...

My cat hasn't yet, but would love to try some alternatives.

Tails from the Foster Kittens said...

I've tried a few, but I love that these are color coded so you know which ones gets the most love

Kaye Killgore said...

Mine have not tried catnip alternatives, and I have two that don't like catnip

Daniel Scott said...

Yoshi Kitty has not tried any catnip alternatives, and to be honest with you I didn't know there were alternatives.

Amy Orvin said...

No, not yet.