Tuesday Haikusday: The Weather

Today, Dear Readers, I would like to wax poetic on the rather fickle nature of the recent weather. Eh hem…

Crepes Haiku Zen Cat

Snow. Wind. Sun. Rain. Dry.

Don’t know how to dress myself.

So I remain. Nude.


Gentle, then raging.

Were I like this weather is

on meds I would be.


Will it snow? or Shine?

Who knows what tomorrow holds?

Naps. Certainly naps.

How’s the weather treating all of you this week?

Tell me what haiku you’d like to hear next time.



PetBox, As Reviewed by the Kitties of Chicago Cat Rescue

You guys!

Another PetBox arrived in the mail. We got super excited to sample it:

Louie inspects the goods.

Louie inspects the goods.

But then, MomFOD told us that she was taking this box off to Chicago Cat Rescue to be enjoyed by the homeless kitties.

I contemplate all the things that were not meant to be mine.

I contemplate all the things that were not meant for me.

And so, today I introduce to you three testers from Chicago Cat Rescue who will be showing you the contents of the box and letting you know if they give it a STUMPS UP or a STUMPS DOWN.

And now for our testers!

We have the handsome Scooby, his brother Rugby, and the effervescent Mowgli. (click their names for their petfinder profiles and adoption information.)

First, the introduction:

We had some Wellness Kittles treats, a Yeowww! catnip heart, a wobble nip mouse, a sample of Royal Canin food, a door-hanging scratcher, and a gigantic bag of catnip. Perhaps, dear readers, you can surmise where this is going.

Rugby sneaks up on the box.

Rugby sneaks up on the box.


Mogly spies the Yeoww catnip heart.

Mowgli spies the Yeoww catnip heart.

While Mowgli runs off with the heart, Rugby tastes the Kittles treats.

"Like nothing I've ever tasted before!"

“A gift from heaven!”

While everyone was distracted with Scooby’s proclamations of love for his treats, Mowgli absconded with the ENTIRE bag of catnip.

Mogly absconds with the whole bag of catnip.

Mogly absconds with the whole bag of catnip.

After a run in with his nails and clouds of catnip dust in the air, the bag was retrieved and the people replaced his catnip with a bag of treats. He was confused for a moment, but then didn’t seem to care.

"I am SO hungry right now." - Mogly

“I am SO hungry right now.” – Mowgli

And while this was all going on, Rugby decided to sniff his brother’s rear end. How charming.



The verdict on the PetBox?



And those were some of the kitties at Chicago Cat Rescue, testing out the box. They are ALL available for adoption and would love to meet you!

Highlight: PetBox donates a meal to a homeless pet each time a box is sold. Hurray! The #PetBoxFridays program allows PetBox’s social media community to nominate shelters and rescues to receive that week’s shipment of food and supplies.  So get to nominating!

Crepes Coupon: My readers here are privy to a coupon! If you want to try a PetBox, use the code “CATINTHEFRIDGE” to get 20% off. Apparently, this gives me a little affiliate bonus.




**Disclosure: We were given a free PetBox to try out as compensation for this post as well as a small fee to cover time and expenses to travel to the rescue. We do also receive an affiliate commission if you purchase a box using our coupon code.  Rest assured, we wouldn’t show you a product we thought was nonsense. All ideas and opinions are our own.**


The aftermath: ccrpetbox9