Purina Pro Plan hopes not only to change people’s perceptions around traditional cat food, they also want to change perceptions around the “typical” cat owner. That’s why they’ve launched the Purina Pro Plan #MenAndCatsContest.
On the food front, Purina is launching Savor Shredded Blends that combine crunchy kibble with tender meaty shreds. On the guy front, they’re teaming up with actor and proud cat man Gilles Marini (Me-WOW!) to find 11 additional extraordinary cat men (in addition to him of course) to round out the 2016 Purina Pro Plan Extraordinary Men and Cats Calendar and win a year’s supply of Savor Shredded Blend.
“I’m a man who loves cats and I’m proud of it,” says Gilles. “Since the first day we brought her home, our cat Penelope has become a very important member of our family and I can’t wait for everyone to see all of the amazing pictures of my fellow cat guys and their cats.”
Okay, before I tell you how YOU can nominate your cat man, I’m going to share mine. It’s an untraditional selection because this person did not grow up with animals, doesn’t actually have a cat of his own, and claims not to be a cat man (but I know better). My nominee is my Dad!
It’s true he has five grand-cats between me and my sister, but that’s not why I’m nominating him. I’m nominating him because of how attached he is to his neighbor’s cat Max. He’ll tell you he’s not, but he keeps a special stash of cat treats for him in the garage “just in case” Max comes to pay a visit. And boy do I hear about it if he’s been rebuffed and he hasn’t come by for a few days in a row!
Plus, how cute does he look in the tee-shirt my furkids got him for Fathers Day (and I hear he’s worn on several occasions)! I see Mr. September 2016 right here don’t you?
So here’s how you can enter if you’re a cat guy, or how to enter a cat guy in your life. Make sure to go through all the steps so your entry qualifies!
- Just post a photo of them with their cat on Instagram or Twitter until 9/14/15
- Use the hashtag #MenAndCatsContest
- Tag @ProPlanCat
Oh dear, I guess I’ll have to get a photo of my Dad WITH Max for him to qualify! Good luck and may the best cat men win! This is certainly going to be a keeper of a calendar!