I am signed up with this website called Klout, which supposedly measures social media influence, and occasionally they give out “perks” to certain “influencers.” A few weeks ago, several of us kitty social media mavens got a perk from Merrick — a Purrfect Bistro sampler! Well,that sounded way more interesting than access to a business lounge or a fast food gift certificate (other perks I got awarded). So unlike the other “perks,” I took them up on it!
So a few days ago, this arrived on my doorstep! Can you tell I wish my human would open it up already?
It turned out to be a whole picnic! There was a packet of Merrick’s Purrfect Bistro Healthy Adult Chicken dry food, a can of the Beef Wellington and a can of the Chicken Paté. Plus plates, a little utensil and a tablecloth!
The Merrick humans get extra points for ambiance. Of course, since we are all indoor-only kitties here, we have to have our picnic indoors. Now I get to put their food to the test.
Like usual, Binga had to be put in another room while Boodie and I gave the food a try. We started off with the crunchy chicken food. We both thought it was delicious! Boodie and I really enjoyed it.
We liked the canned food just as much! I immediately went for the Chicken Paté, but Boodie did not mind getting the Beef Wellington. In fact, she loved it! My human loved the fact that the foods are grain free with ingredients sourced from local farmers.
When Boodie and I had our chance to try out the Purrfect Bistro food for a while, my human let Binga come up… and of course, she immediately went for my plate! She is not a good picnic partner.
Even without Binga’s interference, we would have been members of the clean plate club! This Perk left me very pleased!
Note: As you probably figured out, I got the Purrfect Bistro box for free from the Merrick humans. I didn’t have to write about it on my blog, but I thought, hey, why not?
This looks really great and sounds yummificent! Makes us wish we, too, were important 😉
And just for the record, *we’re furious, too, Arya* 😡
Sherri-Ellen T-D. says
❗ Wow dat picnick lookz pawsum n all da lubly food!!! binga did not want to miss out….me wishez me cuud picnick lie dat!!
Colehaus Cats says
How cute, and sounds yummy! Love the indoor picnic idea! Purrs…
Mark's Mews says
What a great Perk! The foods sound great and that picinic cloth was an inspired touch.
Oh my Cod, that picnic surprise is so cute! We are glad you girls liked the goods.
sounds like a great Product Sparkle,xx Speedy
Savannah's Paw Tracks says
Ohhh…the packaging is so cute! Very clever. And Mom is gonna see if she can find some around here for me to try. Purrrs, Savvy
Kjelle Bus A.K.A Charlie Rascal says
Oh how cool isnÂ´t that ?!
A picnic set for catÂ´s !!
Me totally would have LOVED that too 🙂
I’m glad you liked it. It looked like good stuff.
Texas, a cat in... Austin says
Lovely done from the Merrick humans!
Amelia Hughes says
It wouldn’t be a picnic without Binga!!!!
Kitties Blue says
You kitties are pretty lucky to get so much cool stuff and noms. All of this food seems to be a hit with the three of you. Mom’s going to check it out. She’d really like all of us to like what she feeds us. Now, Fiona almost never eats it and Giulietta only eats it sometimes. Don’t forget to join our commentathon tomorrow. You could win a donation to your favorite shelter/rescue. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Misty May, Mauricio, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo
Cathy Keisha says
Whoa! I’m on Klout but I never signed up for perks. I don’t like giving personal info online. This may be worth it.
Shaggy and Scout says
“Not a good picnic partner”….heh heh, an understatement!
How cool to get perk’d and that you liked the foods too!
Oui Oui says
Uh oh! Binga sounds like MMM! She will eat her breakfast then go for Carl’s and Oui Oui’s if allowed. She has to eat separately, with the others being given a head start. We think that was a great package. Very chic!
Baby Tali says
WOW..you girls are so lucky..everything looks so yummy! 😀
Layla Morgan Wilde (Cat Wisdom 101) says
Nicely done. This was I wanted to post for our Merrick giveaway with 10 lucky winners but our sample came to late.
What a great Perk! Enjoy 🙂
Austin Towers says
â€¦.I meant Binga!! DOH!!!!
Austin Towers says
Yum! That looks pretty good from where I’m sitting!! Poor Boodie had to clean up MOL
That food must be very tasty for you to enjoy it so much. It is a good perk to get.
Sue Brandes says
That is so cute. Picnic in a box. Must of been very tasty. Great perk.
Wow, that is a great perk, indeed, Sparkle! and YUMMY, too!
feeling beachie says
Sparkle your human must have been thrilled to see you enjoy!
That was very nice of the Merrick folks to send you a picnic! We’re glad to hear you liked it since our mommy has seen that food before but wasn’t sure about getting us any so now she will so we can try it too. Really glad Binga got to enjoy some too!
Thanks for letting us know that you really liked it. Arya is really furious because she found out Merrick is discontinuing “Before Grain” canned foods because she really likes some of them and she is quite the little princess about dining. We will tell Mom to try some of the new Bistro flavors on us! Purrs.
Pee S. Don’t be too hard on Binga–she is Survivalist Kitty–surprised that your human has not dressed her up in camo.
It is manifestly unjust to blame Binga for infringing on your plate when she was not provided with one of her own. Watch out Sparkle, I might extend Binga’s Viceroyship to include a certain block in SoCal if SomeKitty can’t be nicer to her.
Famous SpokesGoat Pricilla says
Stinky the Farm cat ate hers out on the deck, al fresco. The publicist used twitpic for the very first time.
There might be hope for her yet…..
Madi and Mom says
OHHHHHH FANCY FOOD WITH FLATWARE, TABLE CLOTH AND UTENSILS…YOU HAVE HIT THE BIG TIME AND FYI IT LOOKS YUMMY
HUGS MADI YOUR BFFF
That sounds very healthy and yummy food! What a fun to have picnic 🙂
Glogirly & Katie says
We just received the same picnic perk! …and we agree, the food was YUMMY!
(and we loved the little plate & checkered napkin too!)
: ) Katie
Sounds great, Sparkle. Best thing – NO ANTS!
Sounds like good stuff Is that plate reuseable?
They are made of some sort of wood, or bamboo, and seem a little food-absorbent. I don’t think my human would use them for anything but cat food. At least not now!
That looks pawsome!!! That is a really cute idea too. But it got the clean plate test so we know it was good.
That looks great – I wonder if we can have out own picnic here. Ã„iti says the tablecloth is not our style though.
And we loved your comment on the bloggie today. No such thing as a mere cat – indeedy.
That is a big yum for sure gang and funny, we are posting about it on Thirsday MOL!
The Island Cats says
What a feast!
Laila and Minchie says
WOW! What a purr-fect picnic!
Loupi and Zorro says
Mmm, it looks tasty, and yummy ! Thank to you we discover food that ee don’t know here. Purrs
The Paw Relations says
Now, that is a perk we could get our teeth into!
Spunky Doodle and Manny says
Congrats on getting such a good perk! That sounds delicious!
The Kitties of Purring Pines says
It must be yummy if you ate it!
Sometimes, Cats Herd You says
It’s great to see that a fussy eater like you was enthusiastic about the food, Sparkle! What wonderful packaging for a picnic!
Well Sparkle, we know that food is good stuff if you ate it like crazy. Thanks for the review. Looks good to us. Take care.
Tillie and Georgia says
It is always good to get foods that taste god.
We can see that all three of you enjoyed that picnic 😉
Midnight Monday with Tillie and Julie
Hannah and Lucy says
That looked a real tasty selection Sparkle and it seems your sisters agreed too.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx