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Metaltex USA Inc. 4-tier Rolling Cart, White
Metaltex USA Inc. 4-tier Rolling Cart, White
2 used & new from $36.91

4.0 out of 5 stars Great for lightweight items, easy to assemble., January 23, 2016
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I bought one of these to hold onions and potatoes, then liked it so much I ordered 3 more.
This cart isn't designed to hold much weight, for example loaded with cans of soup or jars of sauce. But for lighter weight items, or a few cans plus lighter items, it's perfect.
One is holding several cases of Fancy Feast 3 oz. cans of cat food with no problem. And this was made in Italy, not China. Quality is very nice.


Blackberry Pie Murder (Hannah Swensen series Book 17)
Blackberry Pie Murder (Hannah Swensen series Book 17)
Offered by Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Price: $5.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Seems written for a young adult--naive, bland, condescending., January 23, 2016
I'm so disappointed in this book. It's a to-be-continued first half of a book, with lots of recipe filler.

I've read all of this series so far, mainly because I like to complete stories, not because I love the books. I liked them at first, they were a nice break from darker mysteries I'd been reading that were causing nightmares. But the main character is immature, annoying and unrealistic. The book is so naively written, it seems to be for pre-teen children.
If there's a tech gadget or less common vocabulary word, it is explained to the reader, which seems condescending.

[SPOILER ALERT]
It isn't realistic that Hannah's dating two men for so many years and hasn't done more than kiss them, yet both are still waiting for her to say yes to marriage.
I don't care for so-called housewife porn, but a hint that Hannah spent the night with one of her boyfriends and did more than kiss him would make this feel less ridiculous. Perhaps Hannah should go to a therapist and find out why she chooses to live asexually.

Maybe Joanne Fluke is afraid we won't buy the next book without that which-one-will-she-choose "cliffhanger." I would suggest that Hannah could be married and we could find new and different cliffhangers in the story. Having said that, she should have wrapped up the main story in this book, not left us hanging with no end. I don't think I care enough to buy the next one.

Oh, and by the way, the recipes remind me of my grade-school years, when the teacher would require a 300 word essay, so we'd add extra words and phrases for filler. The author probably has a minimum number of pages (just guessing, 400?) and rather than develop the characters and storyline, she just inserts recipes with additional notes from the characters, to take up room. They should be in a separate chapter at the end of the book.


Petrageous Stoneware Pet Bowls Here Kitty, 5-1/2-Inch Oval, 5.3-Ounce, Blue
Petrageous Stoneware Pet Bowls Here Kitty, 5-1/2-Inch Oval, 5.3-Ounce, Blue
Price: $4.99

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I'm very happy with these bowls, January 23, 2016
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I'm very happy with these bowls, so far I have purchased 4 of them. My cats like them, too. I feed them up to a full 3 oz. can at a time and it fits with room to spare. My cats won't eat the brands in a 5 oz. can so I can't try one of those. The advantage of this bowl over some others is the sides are sloped--no corners, so they can get the food out. It's wide so they don't get whisker fatigue, but being shallow, that might not happen anyway. Mine arrived with no visible defects, and I have used them in the microwave for about 12 seconds, to take the chill off of refrigerated leftovers, with no problem.
I'd say if your cats eat a normal sized meal, these should work well for you. They're so inexpensive, just get one and try it. If you don't like it, donate it to a friend, shelter, or thrift store.


PetFusion Smart Grip Cat Litter Mat - Beige Twist
PetFusion Smart Grip Cat Litter Mat - Beige Twist
Offered by PetFusion
Price: $29.95
4 used & new from $19.95

4.0 out of 5 stars Air it out before bringing into the house, otherwise good., November 21, 2015
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Liked well enough to buy a second one, but the smell is horrible. My first purchase was a year ago, the grey mat. Didn't notice any stench with that one. Not sure if it's because it was so long ago or the color, but recently bought the beige color and gagged for half an hour after opening. I recommend opening it outside and letting it air out, then bringing into the house. Function is fine in our cases, the cats don't rip at it and it's easy to clean with a urine destroyer and paper toweling, or even a few wet wipes in between good cleaning. I wish it was a little larger, because we have a giant litter box.


Ziz HomeTM Under The Bed Organizer, Anti-mold, Breathable Material, Household Home Organizers Tidy Up Your Closets, Shelves, Blankets, Linen Cloth Create Extra Storage Space Underbed, Eco-friendly, Transparent Top
Ziz HomeTM Under The Bed Organizer, Anti-mold, Breathable Material, Household Home Organizers Tidy Up Your Closets, Shelves, Blankets, Linen Cloth Create Extra Storage Space Underbed, Eco-friendly, Transparent Top
Offered by Ehsom Products

3 of 11 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Zipper came off in hand upon first opening., November 13, 2015
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The zipper has no stop at the bottom. The zipper openings were split open, so I pulled one to close it, and it came off in my hand. Cheap! Cheap! There are two zipper pulls so I will attempt to fix with duct tape or something. Dollar store quality.


Personalized Reflective Cat Collars
Personalized Reflective Cat Collars
Offered by DogCollars
Price: $15.95

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars This is not embroidered, it's printed on reflective tape then stuck to collar., September 24, 2015
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I thought this was embroidered like the last Go-Tags collar I bought. I'm disappointed that the name and number are merely printed on reflective tape that looks like it'll peel in time. Had I known I would have ordered the other style.


K&H Manufacturing Deluxe Kitty Sill With Bolster Tan Kitty Print 14-Inch by 24-Inch
K&H Manufacturing Deluxe Kitty Sill With Bolster Tan Kitty Print 14-Inch by 24-Inch
Price: $30.39
31 used & new from $25.83

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Really nice with slight modification-- 3M Command strips, velcro type, August 26, 2015
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Thanks to the reviewer who suggested using FOUR 3M Command picture-hanging velcro-type strips for this, rather than the included sticky-backed velcro. Drilling the sill wasn't an option for me, and I didn't want residue left on the wood when it's time to move.
Installation was a little tricky but I managed, and followed the directions to let the tape rest for 24 hours before final placement.
I turned the cover around so the bolster is there for the cat to lean on while he looks out the window. The first day I didn't think he'd use it, but after examining the supports against the wall, he decided to give it a try, and has been up there every day since.
I had no trouble snapping it together and it seems sturdy enough for my cat who is about 15 pounds.
I think it'd be fine for a toy dog as well if they have a way to get up there, but it isn't suitable for a home with a large dog or child who might try to climb onto it.


Compac Self Cleaning Pet Brush Twist To Raise and Lower Bristles
Compac Self Cleaning Pet Brush Twist To Raise and Lower Bristles
Price: $5.79
9 used & new from $0.39

5.0 out of 5 stars Great for cats, maybe not as great for very thick or long dog coats., July 19, 2015
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My cat and I both love this brush. Metal tines are scary near eyes, and he was feral so it took some time for me to get near him with a brush. It's easy to clean and seems well-made. I'll be buying more to have around the house. I can see where it might not be as sturdy on a thick dog coat, but for cats it's purrrfect. (Sorry, couldn't resist.)


Kitty Sofa Deluxe - The Best Modern Corrugated Cardboard Lounger Bed Cat Scratcher - The Perfect High Quality Scratching Mat - Protect Your Couch By Giving Your Pet Their Own Designer Sofa - 100% Satisfaction Money Back Guarantee
Kitty Sofa Deluxe - The Best Modern Corrugated Cardboard Lounger Bed Cat Scratcher - The Perfect High Quality Scratching Mat - Protect Your Couch By Giving Your Pet Their Own Designer Sofa - 100% Satisfaction Money Back Guarantee
Offered by My Premium Pets
Price: $37.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Very overpriced, otherwise nice., July 7, 2015
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I like this but would not repurchase. My cat has really shredded it in short time, and I found another item that is similar and much less expensive, the Catit Style Scratcher, currently about $6.
All it lacks is the back piece. Considering this is a temporary item that will need to be replaced I will forego the back piece. I have it against a wall and while it's nice looking, it isn't necessary. My cat does like it. He laid on it for a week or so, then began tearing it up. He prefers it to my carpet so that makes me happy.
If you're a frugal person I'd suggest the Catit version. But if money is no issue, this is a nice item.

Update, August 22, 2015. My cat tore this up so badly in about 6 weeks, he was back to using the carpet. I don't feel less than 2 months is a good value, so I'm reducing from 4 stars to 3.
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Go Pet Club Beige 55" Cat Condo F66
Go Pet Club Beige 55" Cat Condo F66
Price: $66.10
19 used & new from $59.49

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Update: Not holding up well. Scratching posts not for scratching, wobbly posts, inferior rope and carpet on posts, May 19, 2015
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Update at 6 months:
I heard a loud crash the other night and the next day the lower perch had snapped off and flipped over. Thankfully my cats are allright.
The heaviest cat is under 11 lbs and they don't sleep together in the same perch, they're still learning to get along.
The plastic base is still attached, the hollow post is upside down on the floor, and a nail brad is sticking into the hollow. So the plastic end is simply nailed into the cardboard post.
This is really poor quality to only last 6 months and come crashing down. I would not recommend this brand or this model.

Update to original review:
I had given this 5 stars when I first assembled it. Within 2 days my cat had ripped the furry parts of the top 2 scratching posts, then stopped using them. A month later, both top posts are very wobbly. Yes, I had carefully tightened everything using the supplied tools and strength. But this item is not built as well as a previously purchased cat condo. I don't think it will last the summer and was not worth the cost.

My recommendation would be to try something from Armarkat rather than Go Pet Club, as they seem more solid for long-term use, in my (somewhat limited) experience. Pay attention to bad reviews as these are not really returnable, I didn't keep the original packaging and it would likely cost more to return than it cost to begin with.

Original review was glowing but was more of a first impression:
So far, so great! My cat couldn't wait for me to finish assembling, he was checking it out during the process. He's about 15 pounds and has no trouble getting in and out of the cubby or using the perches. This model is sturdy compared to a smaller one I have, it has a wider base and doesn't tip.
I expect to get my money's worth from this model. If the sisal starts to come apart I'll get out the hot glue gun and fix it, or even buy a roll of sisal and replace it. I hope kitty begins using the scratching "wave" instead of my carpeting. (You can lead a cat to a scratching board but you can't make him use it.)
Should there be any design flaws that appear, I will update my review. But so far this seems like a good sturdy model at a great price.
The box weighs about 40 pounds and is bulky, so I had someone place it near where I built it. But I had no trouble assembling it myself.
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