Day 10 of 12 Days of Giveaways is all about enriching your cat’s life with the Ripple Rug! We received this interactive cat toy from SnugglyCat Inc. and the cats have been busy playing with it. Read on to see just how much they enjoy the rug!
What Is the Ripple Rug?
If you’ve never heard of this pet enrichment toy, it’s really quite simple. The Ripple Rug is two layers of carpet. The bottom layer, with a non-slip backing, sits flat against the floor. The top layer has Velcro attached in various places to the underside which allows you to attach the top to the bottom in different configurations – creating ripples!
Sophie: Here, I’ll help you set it up, Mama. I’ll hold this in place for you.
Sophie: Hmmm…let’s make this hole a little higher.
Mama: Like this?
Sophie: Perfect. I may just keep you around, Mama. You take direction well.
Mama: What do you think? Is it ready to go?
Sophie: Yep, let’s bring in our official Ripple Rug tester. Dexter, we’re ready!
Dexter Gets Right Down to Business
As soon as Sophie and I were done setting up the Ripple Rug, Dexter knew exactly what to do. We’ve had a Ripple Rug before and Dexter jumped right in!
Dexter: Okay, let me see if you two set this up properly. Yeah, this feels good.
Dexter: Let me give it the ol’ chew test. It passes.
Sophie: Oh, I forgot about the chew test. Let me do that, too. Feels good on the teefies!
Dexter: Sophie, please remove yourself from the rug while I’m testing it. I can’t be distracted by your novice testing skills.
Dexter: Now, for the final check. Let’s take a look inside.
Sophie: Darn it. I forgot to look inside myself. Whoa. It’s so roomy in this ripple!
Dexter: Sophie! I said remove yourself!
Dexter: Well, good job, Mama. Sophie’s right. We should keep you around.
Dexter is the biggest fan of the Ripple Rug. Even when he’s not playing with it, he’s lounging on it. I’ll be walking by the room it’s set up in, and whaddya know, there’s Dexter hanging out on the Ripple Rug.
When playing, I use a wand toy with the cats, sliding it in and out, over and under and all around the Ripple Rug. Like this!
About the Ripple Rug
As demonstrated by Dexter and Sophie, the Ripple Rug will keep your cat entertained and offers a wonderful play area. Cats will love to claw into it, chew it or just hang out on it. And cats who enjoy the comfort of small spaces will love to burrow into the ripples or even hang out under the top rug layer.
Each Ripple Rug is made in the USA and uses 24 post-consumer recycled plastic bottles. There are great instructions on their website on how to set up the Ripple Rug, use it and clean it.
The Ripple Rug’s features are:
- Ripple Rug dimensions: Top and bottom rug each measure 35 x 47 inches when unfolded
- Top rug properties: Contains 14 holes of varying sizes
- Bottom rug properties: Anti-slip rubber coating also helps insulate from cold floors
- Carpet construction: 100% polyester fibers made from recycled plastic bottles
- Top rug contains: Multiple touch-point fasteners made from Velcro made in the USA
- Resistant to: Mold, mildew and stains
- Total weight: Under 4lbs
Currently, the Ripple Rug is available for purchase on the Ripple Rug website for $39.00. It comes in three colors: beige, ivory and mocha chocolate. (We received the mocha chocolate color and love it!)
About SnugglyCat Inc.
Fred and Natasha Ruckel are the founders of SnugglyCat Inc. Who is “Snuggly Cat” you may ask? It’s their tortoiseshell/tabby cat Yoda – their inspiration, of course!
The company’s mission is: to make the world a happier and healthier environment for all domesticated furry feline friends.
SnugglyCat designs their products to enhance the natural mental and physical well-being of your cat. They also source environmentally-friendly materials as often as they can. Some interesting statistics from their website include:
- They work with ten different companies based in the USA (located in four states).
- In total, 122 U.S. workers are involved in the production of Ripple Rugs.
- Each Ripple Rug is made using 24 PET post-consumer recycled bottles.
- 80% of the recycled bottles used to make Ripple Rugs are sourced in Albany, NY.
- To date, they have recycled over 1,000,000 plastic bottles to make Ripple Rugs.
SnugglyCat is allowing us to give away one Ripple Rug to one lucky winner! Simply enter a blog comment below and then enter the giveaway through Rafflecopter. This giveaway is open to residents in the U.S. (details below).
The giveaway is open to U.S. residents who reside in the 48 contiguous states, 18+ years of age, except where prohibited by law. One winner will be selected randomly by Rafflecopter and contacted via email. The winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize. Failure to do so will result in forfeiture of the prize, and a new winner will be randomly selected by Rafflecopter. The giveaway closes on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 5:00pm Pacific.
Doesn’t the Ripple Rug look like so much fun?
Watch what happened to Sophie while Dexter was having fun with the Ripple Rug. Wait for it…! (No cats were harmed in the filming of this video. 😻)