Newton: Look what I got from my friends at meowbox! I can tell it’s for me, because even though the name on the outside wasn’t mine, inside, it lists my name first. Those meowbox people sure who know who is in charge around here.
Newton: It’s sealed with a feather. A feather for me? I don’t mind if I do!
Newton: Look at all the goodies in here! Which will I choose first?
Newton: This one. I’m taking this one, packaging and all. And don’t try to stop me and tell me you aren’t done taking photos. It’s time to PLAY!
Newton: The humans call this a Catnip Cuddler Kitty Condor. But I’m calling it shaken to bits. Watch my moves as I break its neck.
No, that’s not drool collected in my whiskers. I’m just glistening with excitement.
Pierre: Oh, this looks interesting, I want to try it out, too.
Newton: I kind of drooled on it.
Pierre: Is there a dry end I can grab?
Newton: Umm… probably not.
Pierre: Even pre-drooled, this toy is irresistible!
Newton: I think we killed it. Does anyone know catnip condor CPR?
Newton: Let’s check out the edibles in the box! These Anchovy Snaps are little, dried fish with just two ingredients, anchovies and sea salt.
Newton: We aren’t normally allowed fish in our diet, so we are really excited that no one told our friends at meowbox that we should get the toys-only option for the subscription box. This is a big treat for us!
These anchovies are dried and crisp, so if you want to bat these little guys around a while, they’ll make pretty good toys. At least until they start to flake apart and your humans get a little worked up about you making a mess.
Ashton: I don’t see why you’re wasting time knocking them around, Newt. They’re obviously for eating. Yum!
Newton: After eating those anchovies, I’m thirsty, so let’s check out this wine.
Pierre: Wine? Cats don’t drink wine!
Newton: This Pinot Meow is wine for cats. Instead of being made with grapes, it is made with catnip and beets. I would rather have catnip than alcohol any day.
Newton: This is my “I’m a teetotaling cat” face. I sniffed and sniffed Pinot Meow, but I wouldn’t drink it. The truth is that I don’t want to have to have to go to a twelve step program for cat wine. The one for catnip was hard enough.
Newton: Speaking of catnip, there were more exciting catnip toys in the box we haven’t checked out yet. Let’s do that now, starting with the catnip ladybug.
Newton: When it comes to catnip, I really DO inhale! This is my “never enough catnip” face.
Newton: The final toy in the meowbox for this month is a catnip fortune cookie. I’m a lucky cat already to have such a great home and family, and I don’t need a fortune cookie to tell me that. But this thing is fun. Watch how far it will go when I whack it across the floor. It’s coming your way, Pierre!
Pierre: Thank goodness he didn’t drool all over this one as much as the last toy. Now I can drool all over it and pretend it was Newton.
Newton: I heard that!
Other Things We Love about Meowbox
If you have been reading along with us for a while, you may recall we reviewed meowbox before. We don’t usually agree to review the same thing twice, but we made an exception for meowbox because they told us they had really changed. And they have!
There were obvious changes, like instead of having a plain card with information about the contents of the box, there was an adorable, decorative one with a link you can visit to get information about the box contents. Bonus that they promoted adopt a cat month in the June box.
Our favorite change is that the contents of the box itself are more unique. Previously, you could find some of the things that arrived in a meowbox at your local big box store. It was a fun Barkbox-for-cats type surprise when it arrived, but the new box took it to a whole new level. We had never heard of four of these products, and two of the toys were from Etsy vendors, so it supports small businesses. Win!
One thing that hasn’t changed about meowbox is that they give back with their One Box Can program, and you can track where the can of food donated for your meowbox goes. We were pretty excited to see that one of the shelters that meowbox supports is our hometown Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando. That’s Cousin Shep‘s alma mater. Paws up!
Another thing that hasn’t changed is the price. Even though the contents of the box are more upscale than they were a year ago, a single box is $26.95 with free shipping to the US and Canada. You can save $2 a month with a six month subscription and $4 a month with an annual subscription. As a bonus, you can get an extra 10% off with promo code CATSHERDYOU10.
FTC Disclosure: We were compensated to publish this review, but the opinions in this review are our own and not influenced by any outsider. We receive no additional benefits for talking about the product or company.