Live from the Katnip Lounge, The Kat Pack!

Starring: The Baby *Tiny Johnson * Felix * Rupert * Scouty * CC * Sweet Pea * Maui * May Ling * Salem

and...*Angels Grayce, KonaKitty, and Sylvester* always loved, never forgotten

Monday, November 21, 2011

Maniac Monday!


Maui here.
Daddy went to WalMart and he bought something for us!
Hmmm, what's this?

A new ESS? 

Time for a test drive.
Yep, the stalking and leaping potential is superb.  Check.

The sisal is woven in a nice big berber pattern and has better-than-average gription. 
Double Check!

The height is right... 
I can balance with only one foot on the floor.  Check.

The dangly fevver toy in the upside-downy part is INTACT.
Super Duper Extra Check!

Sanitary carpet.
No barf stains or dried dribble.  Check.

In fact, the carpet smells VALERIAN ROOT! 
Oh wow, man...checkaroonie ding dong!

Kitties, this is certainly a six-checker ESS. 
And as we felines know, six checks are the Epitome of Excellence in Cat Parlance.

Whew, I'm thirsty! 
All that work, those big words...and the cottonmouth from the Root.

Back to the new, approved, six-checker ESS. 
Ooooh!  It's good for wiping my lips, too...could this ESS be worthy of SEVEN checks? 
 You decide!

Happy Monday!

XX  Maui  XX


  1. It looks like a lucky seven check to us! We don't haf an Ess....yet.

  2. Excellent review, Maui. It certainly deserves a seven. purrr...meow!

  3. Maui, are you planning on sharing that Ess with anyone?

  4. This is definitely a seven checker, Maui. Love your lip-wipe of approval :)

  5. Maui, This is cute test which I have ever seen : )
    If I don't remember wrong, This is the third ESS in the lounge. I wish they sell in Australia. I really want one !

  6. The woman was telling the Male about an Ess and I think he thinks we should get one! Cool!

  7. Glad you're liking your new Ess, Maui!

  8. Mom says from her point of view it deserves an eighth check for being easy on the eyes. That's a great Ess!!!

  9. you look so happy with the ESS
    owhhhh...we really wanted the ESS badly!!! hope the bean will buy for us someday :(

    BoBo Salem
    Meow Meow Family

  10. We do love that Ess!!!! I think it has been added to our Christmas list!

  11. Beautiful Maui!! Me and Charlie are in super duper AWE at your fantastic review of the new ESS!! Wow! Seven Paws up for the product!!! Gazillion Paws up for you! Yay!

    Take care

  12. Definitely looks worthy of a seven to me! Love your 'paws on' review Maui! =^..^=

  13. You know what I think? I think you NEED MORE TOYS! You don't have enough scattered across that floor!:)

  14. Maui, we loved your test drive of the new ESS. Ours didn't come with Valerian, though--obviously we're missing out. :-D

  15. Maui! You sure know how to git 'er done..testing of a new toy! I admire your all points inspection.

  16. Yes for sure a seven.. I sure would love one of those and keep dropping hints but so faar getting nowhere.. Hugs GJ x

  17. your brothers and sisters should thank you for your thorough inspection.

  18. Well we suspect 13 checks ~ and that's if yoor resident feral doesn't try to gate crash. MOL! xxx

  19. So many pictures of Maui! THAT'S what I call excellent!!!


  20. The really Ess quite the workout you had there!!!

  21. You guys are lucky. Our people haven't bought us an ESS yet.

  22. They have Ess's at WalMart????
    The people went there yesterday and only came back with jeans and undies!!! For themselves!!!
    This is an outrage!

  23. All this Ess talk is driving us mad! What is LP's problem? We've told her over and over again that we want an Ess and we've been using no uncertain or polite terms! AND...still no Ess!! Where did you buy your hooman again? Obviously we got ours in the bargain bin....after a warehouse fire...

    the critters in The Cottage xo

  24. Great review, loved the visuals. Me gives yous 7 paws!

  25. That is a very smart Ess - we have a pompom on a spring as our toy on ours but if we wang it hard it flies across the room - it can catch you unawares if it hits you on the butt!
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  26. If it had toss potential it would be an eight! Good job Maui

  27. It sure looks like it´s worth SEVEN checks !!!

  28. You sure do a great job selling that ESS, Maui!

  29. You kitties are so lucky to have such a sweet dad that buys you new stuff. Yup... you have it made.

    xo Catherine

  30. Whoa! I could use one of those? MalMart, you say? I'm gonna have to try out that egg carton idea you gave me. xoxo

  31. ...hey watch it, you're ruining one of the checks cause you're putting 'dribble' on it...or does it not count when it's YOURS!? That looks like a lot of fun...we don't have anything like that...sniff. We like your blingy's on the floor...what are those? Purrs, Lolo, Tiny, Ellwood and Ginjah

  32. excellent review Maui. WE have one of those and it is fun to play on and bite on too. I am glad your dad got you a new ess

    big bonks

  33. Hey Maui Wowie sauce! YOu is one pawsome esss checker!

    Can you tellz us what the name of the water fountanz is you gotz? We needs one for the Bengal pain in the tail Ms. Jenga.

    Ms. Stella O'Houligan

  34. Maui you are so funny!! I bet you gave Dad lots of nose taps for all the new and exciting things.
    Mom and I are back in the saddle albeit Mom is sitting a tad crooked.
    Hugs Madi

  35. A Seven check ESS Maui? That is one purrfect ESS! How'd you keep the rest of the Horde away during your check process?

  36. seal of approval by maui - we're jealous. our mama didn't buy us one yet. how can you get the hoomans to get you one, any tip?

    Emma and Buster

  37. We love these photos... but the last is so funny!!!
    I love your blog!

  38. We are so glad you luf your new ess. Our human thought Sissy would like one because she lufs her cardboard ess. She wouldn't have anything to do with it. Our human gave it to the no kill shelter she volunteers at. The kitties there really gave it a workout.

  39. I might be the only cat in the universe without an Ess!

  40. We have one but we haven't played or napped on it in awhile. Maybe we will go play with it now.
    It looks like there's lots of cool toys on the floor. Lucky you!!

  41. Ooooh valerian root? We cannot resist that stuff. Mum thinks it's so stinky but we loooooove it. You lucky cat!

  42. pawsome! definitely a seven-checker, Maui! something must be wrong here at our house...we don't even have *one* ESS! :(

    Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, Hollie

  43. Oh man! We love that ESS. We've told our mom she just has to get one for us.
    Maui you are just beatufiul too.

    Marley mom is having Thanksgiving at our house Thanksgiving so my Catnip and Brushing party will be in the late afternoon. I will get mom to take pics of it.

  44. Wowie Maui!!!
    That is some ESS!!!


  45. WOW!!! THat is a pawsome ess!!!!!
    WE wish Mom would get us one!
    WE think it does qualify for 7 checks too ;) heehee

    Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
    Tiger,Treasure and JJ

  46. Wow Maui! You should get paid for all that hard work you do testing the new ESS. I must say you did a very thorough job. Since it has your apPURRoval, I think I'll look for one like that for my kitties, too. It looks larger than most. I know it smells good, but how does it taste?

  47. WOW! That is the coolest lookin' ess we have ever seen! Love the colors!

  48. that appears to DEFINITELY be "7 check" worthy!! For sure!

    "cottonmouth from the root" I love it!

  49. We've never heard of any toy receiving 7 checks!

  50. How long will it take you to break that one in, Maui??


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