Tuesday, August 19, 2008

temptations needs ars help!

kintaro - mommees gots an email frum a mr john carson wantin uses opineon about sum videos for temptations cat treats.

momsbusy - sorry girls and guy, they want my opinion on the video that show how to train cats.

kintaro - errr, mommees why wood they wants you to see a video abouts trains?

yuki & kimiko - (rolling eyes) not choo choo trains, teach cats tricks, yu no, trainin us to do stuff when mommees wants us two!!!

kintaro - (eyes widening) yu mean teach us how to do tricks like a dog?!?!

momsbusy - ok , settle down. it is not what you think. lets go watch the videos and then we can make suggestions and tell the nice people that make temptations what we like or don't like about the videos. below is a copy of the email we received. if you would like to watch the videos and share your opinions please follow the directions in the email.

kintaro - sumone get the fishy flavored chips w/ the tuna dip please. i got the cat-a-cola.

Hi Momsbusy,

My name is John Carson and I handle all the social media work for GCI Canada, a PR firm in Toronto.

One of our clients is Mars Canada, the producer of Whiskas Temptations. They recently filmed some cat-training videos hosted by trainer Rick Parker that you can see here: http://www.temptations.ca/tidbits_videos.shtml

Mars Canada is considering filming a second series of videos, so I am identifying prominent cat bloggers to get their opinion on the format. Please would you take a few minutes to watch one (or all) of the videos and let me know (1) what you think worked, (2) what didn’t and (3) any other suggestions on what you’d like to see included. If you could post a link to the video on your blog for other cat lovers to see, then that would be appreciated, as the more opinions we get the better.

Mars Canada wants to reach the people the videos are aimed at to ensure good quality information, and using social media as a new way of doing that.

Please let me know at your earliest convenience if you can help as part of the cat-blogger community ... all my contact details are below if you need further info.

Many thanks,



johncarson | gcigroup | senior digital media specialist

jcarsonATgcigroup.com | www.gcicanada.com | http://blogs.gcigroup.com/fineprint

make sure you substitute the @ for AT in his email address when you send him your suggestions/opinion.


  1. We watched all the videos, too! I was very interested because I have been doing some clicker training, myself.

  2. Neat videos!

    Thank you for the nice wishes for Percy's operation, and thank you so much for entering the blanket contest! We wish you guys the best of luck!

    The Cats Stephens

  3. Very intriguing. But *nobody better try and train me! ;-)

  4. I Dare You!
    Yes, it is time again for another challenge from The Cat Realm! Come and check out the details on our blog.
    I hope you will accept the challenge and will eagerly await your entry!
    (No training for us! Only from us, training the staff, hahahahahahah)