Last year, Trader Joe’s had a surprise runaway hit on their hands: Trader Joe’s Advent Calendar for Dogs. I can’t tell you how many people I walked past saying, “wow that’s adorable” and then placed it in their cart. This clearly made Fido happy, but kitty sad. As the cats were left out in 2018, in 2019 Trader Joe’s debuted their Advent Calendar for Cats
While in limited supply, there is now something to make cats happy too. And once again, I am bringing on a special guest reviewer. He is 8 years old and always dressed to impress in his finest tuxedo.
His name is Gary. He is my cat (or at least I am his human servant). His name is a Sponge Bob reference because of the meowing sound he makes from time to time. He enjoys napping, pushing items off the edge of any surface, gets the zoomies around 6 PM, and he also turns into a howler cat around 8 PM before demanding bedtime around 9:30. Did I mention I am summoned every morning at 6 AM for his morning feedings?
He claims he is a starving kitty, yet the last time I brought him to the vet he clocked in at just over 14 lbs. He will also cry of desperate hunger anytime someone enters the kitchen. He will even lift one paw up to pretend like you somehow stepped on him while you are there. So it is only fair that he gets some snacks too.
For $5.99 this is priced the same as the Advent Calendar for Dogs. Depending on how picky your pet is, will dictate whether or not you should pick this item up.
Given how quickly this sold out at my local store, I wouldn’t be surprised at all if it makes a comeback next year. However, at my local store, I only managed to see these advent calendars only just once. By the time I came back the following week all signs of the advent calendars being there were gone.
So once again, the only way to truly test this advent calendar to video his reaction to everything, so please enjoy it. All thoughts and opinions were Gary’s own:
Would I buy this again? For my Gary, this item was a total fail. However, this will be the first item I leave up to the audience to rate as my little boy wouldn’t even try it.
It should also be noted there were several treats behind each door with the motherlode of fish-shaped treats behind door 25. So since dogs have masters and cats seem to have staff, this adorable seasonal item was lost on my baby. I hope yours is more grateful.
If this is a must-try but your store no longer has them, then you can still find this on Amazon through third-party sellers.
Did your fur baby try it? Let me know what they think in the comments section!
Here is the visual rundown of what you get if you buy this product:
The box of Trader Joe’s Advent Calendar for Cats:
The nutritional information and the ingredients:
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Trader Joe's Advent Calendar for Cats
Product Name: Trader Joe's Advent Calendar for Cats
Product Description: Trader Joe's Advent Calendar for Cats is a new seasonal and limited run advent calendar for cats.
Trader Joe’s Advent Calendar for Cats is a seasonal offering to balance out the treats for both cats and dogs.
- Clever idea
- Great way to include kitty.
- Was difficult to find and in short supply
- My boy was far too picky to try it.