Wednesday, December 6, 2017

12 Days of Catmas - Sleepypod®

Indulge in Regal Comfort and Security


We admit - we are a little spoiled. Okay, maybe a lot spoiled! We feel we have justification for being spoiled based on the history of the Persian cat.




Most resources state that Persian cats originated in Persia (now Iran) and Turkey and were the ancestors to the modern-day Persian and Angora breeds. It's believed that the long-haired Persians were discovered by Europeans on their travels in the 1600s. Many of the Persian cats at that time were kept by nobles in France and Italy. It's said that ancient Persians were considered to be cats of high value and were considered to be rare, so they were favored by royalty. At one time, Persian cats were only owned by people of royalty or wealth. Of all the breeds of cats, the Persians are still the most popular worldwide. Did you know that the first modern cat show was held at Crystal Palace in London in 1871? From what we've read, the Persian cats were highly featured in that cat show and the love affair with Persians began. Queen Victoria was said to have owned two Blue Persians. We're so glad that the everyday person can own Persians now, but we do require a lot of attention, just like members of the royal family.

Truffle checking out the new True Violet Sleepypod® Mobile Cat Bed


When one thinks of a color that represents royalty, she tends to think of the color, purple. Sleepypod® recently released a limited edition color, True Violet, in many of their products. We couldn't wait to get this beautiful and rich color to travel in the car and to rest in the house. True Violet Sleepypod products available in this limited edition color are the Sleepypod Mini Mobile Pet Bed, the Sleepypod Air, the Sleepypod Mobile Pet Bed, the Sleepypod Atom, and the Sleepypod Clickit Sport. These items are available to pre-order on their website. Our personal favorite is the Sleepypod Mobile Pet Bed, but we also have a Sleepypod Air in case we ever need to travel by air or need a carrier that takes up less space.

Brulee and Truffle resting in their Sleepypod Mobile Pet Beds at the Vet


There's really something special about the new True Violet color. Truffle really dislikes traveling in the car and will meow the entire way in the car and is very restless. In fact, she has escaped from other carriers in the past. Both girls went to the vet last month and Mom Paula chose to put Truffle in the True Violet Mobile Pet Bed since Brulee had been in the Strawberry Red Sleepypod when she was rushed to the emergency vet the previous week. Truffle let out a few meows on the way to the vet, but nowhere as much as she usually does. While in the examination room, Truffle chose to stay in her True Violet Sleepypod while Brulee roamed around and was examined. On the way home, Truffle didn't utter a sound! It was a miracle! It was the first time she's ever been calm in a vehicle since she was born. Mom Paula is crediting the True Violet Sleepypod with the calmness Truffle exhibited. Recently, when an animal communicator was talking to Truffle, she told us that her anecdotal data from talking with cats showed that the color purple was calming. There's not a lot of research about how colors affect cats, but some experts believe cats' color vision is limited to blue and grays. Other experts believe a cats' color vision is similar to dogs, but with less richness of hues and saturation of colors. It's interesting to note that dogs see the world in fewer hues than humans and can't distinguish between red, green, yellow, and orange objects. However cats see color, Mom Paula is convinced the True Violet definitely has a calming effect on Truffle and it's beautiful to look at. Truffle may believe the violet shows off her royal ancestry.

Truffle resting in her True Violet Sleepypod while Brulee explores

"The Sleepypod® is more than a pet bed, carrier, or car seat; it's a lifestyle." The Mobile Pet Bed is designed to fit your cat's individual needs and provides her with her own personal space. Pets that weigh 15 pounds or less can be pampered in this luxurious ultra-plush and foam bed/carrier that also provides comfort and security. We reviewed the details of the safety features and the design of the Sleepypod Mobile Pet Bed in 2016 if you'd like to read more about this wonderful product. Additionally, there are accessories available for the Mobile Pet Bed that you may want to consider: an Air Mesh bedding that can replace the plush bedding when the weather is warmer outside, a universal warmer kit for those who are in colder climates, and a new white ultra plush liner.



We love that the Sleepypod products can help any cat or dog feel like they are royalty with the added bonus of being safe when traveling.

Giveaway

We're excited that Sleepypod® has agreed to let one  of our readers have the opportunity to win a Sleepypod of her choice (a Sleepypod, Sleepypod Air, Sleepypod Atom, or Clickit Sport safety harness) in the limited edition True Violet .  No purchase necessary. The giveaway is open to residents of the United States 18+ years, except where prohibited by law. The giveaway will run from December 6-13, 2017, ending at 11:59pm ET. One winner will be randomly selected by Rafflecopter (powered by Random.org) and notified via email. Winner will have 48 hours to claim her prize; failure to do so will result in forfeiture of the prize and a new winner will be randomly chosen. To qualify for the giveaway, a comment must be left on our blog post.  Other entry options are available after a comment is left.  Please check your email and be sure to add sweetpurrfections@sc.rr.com to your address book! Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

63 comments:

  1. I've been wanting a Sleepypod Mobile Pet Bed for each of my cats for a LONG time. I love the quality and style, and I know my cats would prefer it over the typical cat carriers. I want my furbabies to be safe when I have to take them in my vehicle and I think the Sleepypod would be the best choice for that! Fingers crossed!

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  2. I love that purple so much - I would ADORE a Sleepypod that matched my enclosure for when I do my Pet Me Cat duties. They are really great for my therapy cat visits too - the regular Sleepypod is like a home away from home when I'm at a college campus.

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  3. We love Sleepypods and hope to get one next time we are in the USA! love the colour too!

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  4. I like the Sleepypod mobile pet bed. The purple is nice because it's definitely a royal color, and I think all kitties are royalty.

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  5. We would love a sleepypod carrier. They are beautiful and functional.

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  6. We would love the mobile pet bed as it would fit Laila the best. And the color we just love!

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  7. These beds are wonderful! Pretty enough to leave out in your home so that your cat can become comfortable with it and make it her own! Thanks for sharing this!!

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  8. I love the purple, too. That's so interesting that the purple color helped keep Truffle calm. Purple is my favorite color and I know it has a calming effect on me, too.

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  9. We have always wanted to try a sleepypod!

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  10. I have been listening to you and other bloggers talk about how much they and their cats love the Sleepy Pod. I would love to have one for my four cats and purple is my favorite color for everything. Of course, this would have to be the first of several Sleepy Pods!

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  11. We would love the Clickit Sport! We do a lot of car travel lately, and Henry's current harness isn't very comfortable for him — or crash tested!

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  12. The purple color is very pretty but we are not picky about colors. We'd rather not have to use any carrier!

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  13. I love the sleepypod mobile! Not because we are on the go A LOT but the shape of it just looks comfy and the natural shape of kitties when they sleep! I have wanted one forever! I need to buy TWO though since we have 2 cats!

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  14. The purple is gorgeous, and the Sleepypod mobile pet bed would be ideal for my cat Peanut Butter, as we take several long car trips each year. It would give her a place to nape comfortably without feeling too claustrophobic.

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  15. Well, we don't have anythin' by sleepy pod, so we don't know what our fave would be. But, we sure would luv to have that violet sleepypod. We keep enterin' and purrayin' this will be our lucky day. Big hugs

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Raena

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  16. I love the violet color! Purple is my fave color. I think my cats would like the Sleepypod Mobile Pet Bed. Thanks for hosting this awesome giveaway!

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  17. I love the look of the pod, and the fact they have such an extensive range to choose from. The purple definitely is fit for royalty. I'm about to fly with my dogs and the sleepypod air could be the perfect carrier. Unfortunately it's too late now but I'm definitely going to look into it for the future.

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  18. I really want my Mom to get a couple of these. I think it would be a good solution for her as a way to get the cats in a carrier when needed.

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  19. I love the purple! Wish it would stay around! I love the dog seat belts! They keep me safe and River needs one and the purple one would be perfect! :)

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  20. We do like the looks of those pod things!

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  21. WANT VERY MUCH!! Purple is Chanel's color and if we are going to be traveling with her a lot, the mobile pet bed would be ideal!!

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  22. OMG ! What a pawsome giveaway ! US friends, it's amazing ! Good luck ! Purrs

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  23. We would love to win a sleepypod! Especially purple, we love that color around here.

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  24. We love the original mobile pet bed. Ellie would definitely be stylin' in the new violet color!

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  25. I think I'd want the Sleepypod Mobile Pet Bed. My cats would probably just play in it and use it at home. Not sure if I would use it while "traveling" (going to the vets with them). I like the true violet color, but i'm not sure it would be a first choice color for me.

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  26. That is SO cool that they gave you one to give away!!

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  27. i like the sleepypod mobile bed, it got excellent reviews for traveling with your pet.

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  28. The mobile pet bed is so cool! Thank you for having this excellent give away.

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  29. We love Sleepypods and can't wait to get one of these beautiful new True Violet ones! It is our favorite color and would match our blog. Thanks for sharing about it!

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  30. We want a sleepypod so bad! Especially this purple one! It's our favorite color so far.

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  31. The sleepypod mobile pet bed looks awesome. It looks like a great place for my cats to feel safe, comfortable and relaxed while traveling or moving. The violet color is so pretty and it's my favorite color!

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  32. I love the mobile bed. I like the purple, but I am partial to blue or pink.Great giveaway!

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  33. The mobile bed! It's perfect for all the traveling I do with my cat's! Also the purple color is perfect. It's my fiance's favorite color and the color of royalty. If you all my cats they are the king and queen of our house.

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  34. My favorite product is the sport harness because it is Safety tested and my dogs would love it. I also like the mobile bed but I have too many carriers for my cats!!

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  35. I like the Sleepypod Mobile Pet Bed. I like the way that it works with seatbelts in the car for a safe ride.
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  36. These do look very nice and cozy. I'd like to see one that would fit Cookie and than I'd like to see one carrying that LOL

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  37. Purple is our favorite color! We would love a purple mobile pet bed, that way we'd each have our own sleepypod.

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  38. I do like that vivid purple shade. Mr. N has the Air which I use as a portable crate and for flying. The Atom would be nice for going around town though!

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  39. Amazing job with your pictures! The detail that you managed really shows the quality of the sleepypod!

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  40. I LOVE the new violet and have lusted over that mobile pet bed.

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  41. I like the Sleepypod Air Carrier. I like the violet, but I also like the red.

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  42. loveee the color! and i love the mobile pet bed

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  43. That Violet SleepyPod looks great- I love them. I wish Kilo fit comfortably as they are so cool. I think we need the Air.

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  44. I think my dogs and cat would like the Sleepypod Mobile bed the most. The true violet is really pretty and I think it is so interesting that Truffle seems to really enjoy it over the pinker one.

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  45. I love these and need one now that I have another cat and only one carrier. My previous cat hated cars and carriers but I never got a chance to try this one with her. Hopefully, my new cat Daisy will get to!

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  46. Sleepypods are awesome! That purple one is very cool, and how nice that you get to give one away!

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  47. Sleepypod hit it out of the park with the new purple color! Like Truffle, Cupcake needs a Sleepypod mobile bed of her own, and it has been on her wish list for a while now.

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  48. The Sleepypod Mobile Pet Bed looks perfect for my cat. It would be great to travel in the car with for family visits and he could relax along the way.

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  49. That purple is beautiful! I have been wanting to get one of the mobile pet beds for our cats, especially Webster because he hates the regular carrier.

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  50. I think the violet is a pretty color. I think I like the sleepypod air best.

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  51. these seem more cozier and more comfortable than a traditional cat carrier which my cats despise. However, I can see them loving a sleepypod!

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  52. Oh I love how you each have your very own SleepyPod and in your favorite colors. The violet is a yummy color fur sure! Mom saw a SleepyPod at BlogPaws & thought it was such a neat purr-oduct! She would love to win one for me! Hugs & kisses cutie pies! -Valentine (& Mom) of Noir Kitty Mews

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  53. I never heard of this company before. I absolutely love the True Violet color and that mobile bed. I have 4 rescues and this would be great to travel with.

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  54. I can't decide between the mobile bed and the air carrier!! Both would be soooo useful 😍

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    1. (purple is my favorite color too!! 😍😍😍)

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  55. Love the violet which Layla wears all the time - and would love to win the Sleepy Pod Atom Pet Carrier or the Sleepy Pod Air Pet Carrier

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  56. Clickit Sport safety harness, CarlE is forever wanting to go outside! I really like the limited edition True Violet

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  57. Such a beautiful color! How we wish we could afford a Sleepy Pod for everyone in our family! Pick me! Pick me!

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  58. I like the Sleepypod Air carrier the best because it is a good size that would fit my cat. I love the true violet coloring.

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  59. I love the Sleepypod Air for it's size and comfort and the Sleepypod mobile cat bed because I know first hand how comforting it can be to transport a cat in it. The True Violet is gorgeous!

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