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House Pets with Sandy Robins
Features   |   On The House Show and Tell   |   House Pets with Sandy Robins  

December 28, 2013

Sandy's Pet Present Picks

More than 68 per cent of pet parents spoil their fur kids with gifts over the holiday season.

There’s a wonderful selection of fun ideas in all price ranges and sizes from stocking stuffers to sculptured cat trees designed to put your feline in purr mode.

For the pet besotted parent -- the Motorola pet video monitor -- which we are giving as an early gift to one lucky listener ....

The MOTOROLA SCOUT 1 is a self-contained video camera that can be placed on any flat surface. When connected via Wi-Fi to a wireless home router, users can access the camera via the secure Monitor Everywhere (ME) app on any internet enabled device. The ME app enables users to control the pan, tilt, and zoom of the camera; view video; and communicate via
two-way audio in “Walkie-Talkie” mode.


Features of the MOTOROLA SCOUT 1 include:
• Remote monitoring via smartphone, tablet, or computer
• Free Monitor Everywhere app
• WiFi 802.11b/g/n connectivity
• Remotely controlled, motorized pan and tilt of camera
• Digital zoom
• Two-way audio communication (Walkie Talkie mode)
• Infrared night vision
• Image snapshot / video recording
• Room temperature monitoring alert
• Pre-recorded soothing pet sounds
• Connect and view up to four cameras in multiple rooms

“The SCOUT 1 gives you peace of mind when you can’t be with your pets,” “It is a great way to stay connected with your pets when you are away from home.”

The SCOUT 1 and a full line of indoor & outdoor monitors are available at PetSmart locations nationwide. For more information about the MOTOROLA SCOUT 1 please visit the website at www.motorola.com.

Catnip Cigar

The room will be smoking with revved up feline action when your cat gets her paws around a stogie of compressed catnip. It’s made from 100% organic catnip compressed into a roly-poly shape that’s easy to pick up and toss around. From Petlinks, $5.99. Available from Petco.com

Cat Tree Lookout

You cat can enjoy a simulated outdoor scratching and climbing experience with a cat tree that has a real bark and sisal scratching surfaces and place to snooze amongst some silk leaves, which will also provide endless enjoyment for playing hide and seek. Various designs and shapes priced from $119 are available from Pettreehouses.com

Pounce Automatic Cat Teaser

The Pounce is an automatic, rotating, hide-and-seek cat toy featuring Marshal Maus who zips around the circular path, zooming forward, reversing direction, hiding under obstacles, and occasionally twitching back and forth. The unpredictable movement stimulates your cat's natural instinct to hunt, chase, and pounce on prey. It has various speeds and an automatic shut off button after ten minutes. From Frolicat by Petsafe, $31.99 available from Petco.com and specialty stores nationwide.

Leopard Cat Tote Carrier

Designed for small and medium-sized cats, this durable carrier has a flexible frame and tightly woven wire mesh offering excellent ventilation and ensuring that claws won’t get caught in the material. It includes a machine washable faux lambskin liner, offers both top and side entry, and has three roomy zipper pockets. Also available in black. From Sherpa, $73 available from Amazon.com

Crazy Tail

Toys that mimic the thrill of the hunt hone a cat’s hunting skills and offer great exercise opportunities. The Crazy Tail is a battery-operated toy that can be attached to a doorknob. Switch on and the string tail flies all over the place. Ideal for multi-cat households. Two AAA batteries are included. From Petlinks $18.99 available from Petco.com

Loving Pet Vintage Black Double Diner for Cats

A vintage-styled brushed metal double diner in a fishbone pattern will add a decorative touch to your kitchen and provide your cat with stylish, but practical dinnerware The raised diner keep bowls off the ground to discourage pests and eliminate the bowl moving around as your cat eats or drinks. The removable bowls are stainless steel, bacteria resistant and dishwasher safe for easy cleaning. The stand has a rubber bottom for skid-resistance. Perfect for food and water. From Loving Pets Products $16.99. Available from Petco.com. Also check the store locator on www.LovingPetsProducts.com

Purrfect Cat House

The Neko Napper is a cozy pet house that should quickly become a popular feline snooze zone. It offers both privacy as well as a nice lookout to keep an eye on household activity. It’s sturdily constructed but lightweight so that it’s easy to move around the home. From Nekochan Enterprises, $70.00. There’s a store locator on


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