This Christmas, my cat, Mimosa, awoke to a something of a surprise — her bottom-of-the-line Petco food and water bowl had been replaced by what I like to think is quite obviously the best cat bowl in the world. Just look at it!
It’s made by Alessi and is called the Tigrito cat bowl. It comes in three other colors, but I thought the turquoise was a good match for Mims’s personality. It’s quite a fantastic thing — and here are five reasons it just might be the best cat bowl in the world.
With its sleek and slick lines allied to a toy-art facade, the Tigrito cat bowl is an eye-candy pleasing addition to any modern apartment.
When you open the packaging, you are met with an adorable cat’s face peeking out at you! Once the box itself becomes a temporary plaything for Mimosa, I feel those holes in the cardboard are gonna be perfect for tempting her with toys.
The illustrated instructions to the cat bowl show that quite clearly this particular bowl will stop you expending valuable time and energy bending down to place the cat’s food on the floor. Picking the bowl up by the tail really works. Revolutionary. And not at all reminiscent of a toilet brush.
Beyond the cat bowl’s looks, I was pleased to find out that it’s actually really functional. The two bowls either side of the toy kitty are designed to be wide and shallow rather than deep and narrow, thereby avoiding any traumatic whiskers-touching-the-side-of-the-bowl issues.
The graceful slant of the bowl also makes it easier for Mims to take out every single piece of dry food on its own and bat it around the apartment for 10 minutes before eating it. This is a very important consideration.
The Tigrito bowl retails for $65. Okay, that might sound like way too much to spend on a bowl that a cat eats out of, but if you add up all the wasted money spent on cat toys that are shunned and food brands that do not satisfy your kitty’s palette, it’s not actually that over-the-top. Plus it makes me smile every time I walk past it.
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About Phillip Mlynar: The self-appointed world’s foremost expert on rappers’ cats. When not penning posts on rap music, he can be found building DIY cat towers for his adopted domestic shorthair, Mimosa, and collecting Le Creuset cookware (in red). He has also invented cat sushi, but it’s not quite what you think it is.