This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of The J.M. Smucker Company. The opinions and text are all mine.
I always staunchly stated that I was simply NOT a cat person, nor would I ever be one. I have always preferred dogs and their obvious friendliness and complete willingness to do anything fun and/or snuggly. Never did I realize that a beautiful grey and white cat would slip into our house (after being handpicked by Scarlet at the shelter) and then slip into my heart. Subtly. It wasn’t instant, but what amazing things ever develop instantly? When I work, she snuggles next to my foot in my office.
I’d have to have a heart of stone not to love her back, considering the way she loves me. She sleeps on my knees on the coldest of days, and lies on the cool floor in front of me on the hottest of days. Juniper follows me EVERYWHERE I go, and waits patiently for me on the bathroom floor while I shower. She greets me in the morning with a chirpy meow and rises herself on two legs to feel a good head scratch from my fingers. What can I say, except that it’s total love. Mutual love!
We are a Meow Mix family, through and through. It’s because it has great taste (just ask Juniper) and it’s high quality – made with wholesome ingredients and the irresistible taste that will show your cat that you love her back. I am especially impressed with their great selection among different textures and flavors, including Bistro Rotisserie Chicken Flavor dry food, Tuna and Shrimp Lovers wet food, and Brushing Bites treats made with chicken. It’s so easy to find food/treats for Juniper.
The thing is, when you become a cat owner later in life, you really appreciate every aspect of what makes your cat so special. I didn’t grow up with cats – I grew up with dogs. When I expected my cat to be like a dog, I came up short. When I learned to embrace how amazing she is, that’s when I fell in love. It’s the purring on my shoulder and the kneading on my comforter in the winter. It’s the way she gets the “zoomies” at 10:00pm every night and races around the house after her toys, and the kids’ toys. She is soothing to my skin with her soft fur, and she makes me feel better when I’m down. I love that she’s independent sometimes, and other times, she needs big snuggles. She reminds me of ME more than she knows.
Meow Mix is a trusted brand that helps strengthen the bond between Juniper and me. The Walmart right in our town has an amazing pet food section, with everything I could want for cat foods and treats. I’m certain Juniper recognizes the packaging. When I come home from Walmart with a bag full of food and treats, she comes running to look into the bag.
The bottom line? Juniper is important to us – and we want her to eat great and feel great. Meow Mix is perfect for her personality and her tastes. It’s also an incredible way for me to bond with her even more, and for her to know I care.