In honor of Purina Cat Chow’s 60th anniversary, they have partnered with cat mama Mandy Moore to share the love for the brand and its food. To celebrate 60 years of Purina Cat Chow, the brand and the actress are calling on pet parents to share their stories of how being a feline owner has changed their lives.
So what better way to be a part of this campaign, than by sharing her own thoughts on being a cat mom and talking about why she chose to partner with the brand. We got the chance to ask Mandy Moore a few questions, including which qualities she possesses that would make her a great cat. And of course, you know we had to ask her our age old question of which breed of dog she thinks she would be and why.
For a chance to have your feline story included in the Purina Cat Chow 60th anniversary compilation publication and a cash prize of $10,000, make sure you check out the Cat Chow 60th anniversary page here, from now until August 13!
Mandy Moore talks about her Purina Cat Chow partnership and being a cat mom
Dog O’Day: Can you tell me more about your partnership with Purina Cat Chow and why you wanted to work with the brand?
Mandy Moore: “As a cat lover and advocate, I am thrilled to partner with Cat Chow again to celebrate their 60th Anniversary. To mark this milestone, we’re asking all fellow cat lovers and owners to submit personal stories of how cats have positively impacted their lives. Cat chow will then chose 60 stories to combine into a book and all select storytellers will win a copy of the book, a year’s supply of cat chow and one lucky winner will get a $10,000 cash prize. A win/win for those of us who have been lucky to know and love a cat- I could talk about mine endlessly. We’re asking folks to check out www.catchow.com/60years to submit their story before august 13th. And all proceeds from the book will benefit Pet Partners – a leading nonprofit dedicated to training animal therapy teams.”
DOD: How did Peanut, Olivia, and Fig come into your life?
MM: “All of our cats are rescues and I’m grateful we all found one another. Fig is from a local rescue that we happened to be having an event at our local pet food store and we left with two kittens, on top of food. Olivia and Peanut were both from an angel of a cat foster mom that I befriended online. She changed our lives with our sweet Olivia and Peanut.”
DOD: Do you have any fun stories or moments with them that made it clear that they were meant to be with you?
MM: “I think spending such a concentrated amount of time together during the pandemic cemented our bond in a way I never expected. I don’t know what I would have done without their companionship during such an isolating time. We found out Fig is a total camera hog- he would try to be front row center of every zoom meeting or interview I did during the pandemic. They were all extra cuddly and sweet during both pregnancies as well!”
DOD: Which of your kitties is most like you?
MM: “I think they all have bits of pieces of our personalities. Fig is the most social but Peanut is the most discerning…. Maybe I’m a combo of both?”
DOD: What’s the best part about being a cat mom?
MM: “I love how you have to work for a cat’s affection but when they chose you and give it away, it’s like winning the lottery. Other Cat parents know the feeling.”
DOD: Do you consider yourself more like a cat or a dog? Are there any qualities that you think you possess that make you think “I’d make a great cat?”
MM: “I’d like to think I’m as stealth, fearless and graceful as a cat but probably not. Cats are cunning in a way I just think I fail at!”
DOD: And because we are Dog O’Day: If you were any breed of dog, what would you be and why?
MM: “We have a shepherd rescue named Jackson (he’s 13!) and his instinct to guard all of us and be our protector resonates now that I’m a parent… so maybe a shepherd!”
We are such big fans of Mandy Moore and we love the fact that she took the time to chat with us about her cats (and her dog). And of course, we can’t wait to check out the Purina Cat Chow 60th anniversary feline stories.