Jul 032013



Kitties, I have a confession to make.  I’m a treat snob.  That’s right.  I’ll only eat one kind of treat…Greenies.  That’s it.  No Temptations, no Party Mix…and don’t even try to give me one of those so-called “healthy treats.”  Bleh!

So when the peeps at Chewy.com asked us Island Cats if we’d be interested in trying a new treat from Natural Balance called Perfect Bites, I told Ernie and Zoey I’ve got this one covered…I’ll be the judge of whether these treats pass the “Wally Treat Test.”

perfectbitesFirst some info about the the Natural Balance Perfect Bites.  The package says they’re a healthy, gluten-free snack that contains no corn, soy or wheat, and no artificial flavors or colors.  And they’re only 1 calorie per treat.  We tried the chicken flavored ones.  They also come in rabbit and salmon flavors.

So what did I think of the Natural Balance Perfect Bites?  Did they pass the “Wally Treat Test?”



Sorry, Natural Balance and Chewy.com…this mancat’s just not interested.
I guess I’ll be sticking with my Greenies.

But all is not lost…


Ernie and Zoey LOVE the Perfect Bites…
they gobbled them up and went looking for more.
They obviously don’t have as discerning tastes buds as me.

Thanks, Chewy.com, for giving us this opportunity to try these treats.  I’m sorry they didn’t meet my treat standards.

Now for the disclosure:  We got the Natural Balance Perfect Bites for free when we agreed to do this review, but that’s all we got, and it did not influence our opinion about them…I know it didn’t influence mine.


  46 Responses to “What’s That Wally Doing?”

  1. So the result is 2 paws up and 1 paw down for the new treats – you’re out voted Wally!
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  2. Whoa Wally…you are a tough critic. I guess when I develop and market my “Cory Cheesy Bites” I’ll be asking Ernie and Zoey to try them.

    Of course in my dreams I have a line of treats…sock flavored bites are also a dream….sigh.

  3. rabbit?

    no treats snobs in our house. we’ll have to give those a try though…

  4. Well, honesty IS the best policy. If you didn’t like ’em, you didn’t like ’em. Facts are facts. Glad your sibs didn’t let ’em go to waste, though.


  5. 2 paws up are moore than 1 down , Wally 🙂
    So I guess I would like thoose treats !

  6. Hi Wally…well good buddy we like what we like and we cannot help that.
    I’m rather partial to Temptations seaside…I’m a fishy kinda girl
    Hugs Madi your BFFF

  7. We won a bag of those treats but in the salmon flavor. We scarfed them right up but the next morning in the litter box, someone pooped a very mushy poop so Mom has been afraid to give us any more. Not fair! We think she should try one more time.

  8. Henry is a very bad food snob in your household.

  9. MOL!! Wally you and I are both treat snobs! And my foster brofur Leo is too. He won’t eat any treats and I ONLY eat Friskies Party Mix chik- hen and Liver flavor…that’s it…no other treats pass my lips. But, I may ask Mom to get some rabbit just to give it a go…heh…heh. Paw pats, Savannah

  10. Love the review. If’n you don’t like ’em…. Others will be overjoyed to eat them for you.

    Have a great day.

    hugs, Bugsy and Knuckles

  11. Well, Wally, at least you were willing to give them a try. Our cats are pretty snobbish about treats too. But we keep trying new ones. Conrad just prefers a little fresh turkey, thank you very much. 🙂

  12. Wally, we may both be orange, but when it comes to treats, we differ greatly! You don’t like Party Mix or Temptations?? I can understand about healthy treats, although I’ve never met a treat I didn’t like. I have to admit you look pretty cute snubbing the treats in that second picture. I hope you got some Greenies just for being you!

  13. Wally Wally Wally…..we love you, but man you are just…..weird…

  14. Wally we are the same way about treats. We do like the freeze dried chicken treats . Everyone here really goes after them. But good review on the treats. Hope all of you have a great day.

  15. I LOVE treats in general n I am not picky. ENJOY your tasty treat. Happy WW. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  16. We’ll try some of those!!!

  17. picky picky picky 😉 I totally understand good for you for having standards.. *smirk*

  18. What a treat snob you are!!! I never heard of such a thing. MOL. I received some of those treats in last month’s Pawalla box, and my three kittehs all loved them.

  19. Not all treats are nice. I have my faves too. Those look quite delicious actually 🙂

  20. Niko is a bit like you. He is very picky about what he eats. Goro, on the other hand, likes pretty much anything.
    That’s a great review. 2 paws up and 1 down, I’d say it’s quite a good treat 🙂

  21. We like Greenies too Wally so we understand! Those do look yummy though so we might give them a try.

  22. None of us have discerning taste!!MOL…Happy Wednesday!…kisses…Calle, Halle, Sukki, Mommy Cat, Daddy Cat

  23. dood…five werds….

    da salmon flavurr !!!

    N we haza confezzionz ta make ….math iz knot R best subject;

    ~~~~~~ wee bee layin low & hidin…..til after de 4th…heerez hopin everee one haza safe holiday anda grate week oh end; grill much trout !!

  24. I’m with you Wally! A discerning palate is a happy palate!

  25. Well 2 outta 3 ain’t bad!

  26. We’ve tried that style of treat before, and you’d think we’d love them, but usually it doesn’t do it for me. But two-out-of-three ain’t bad, so maybe we’ll have to check it out. I’m a Whisker Lickins guy, but I’m learning to like the Temptations and Party Mix too.

  27. Good review, Wally! we could kinda guess by your look you might not like them 🙂 still, 2 out of three for the treats is a pretty good statistic. heck, aren’t there chewing gums that fared similar? not that we chew gum mind you…

    Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, HOllie

  28. We love Greenies and a few others and we say to each his own. We haven’t tried those new ones and are curious.

  29. I have tried these treats as well and gave them a paws up! Now you must get your human to buy you a brand new bag of Greenies just for you! Meow and Namaste! ~ Pippy

  30. Wally, you and our Lily Olivia would get along very well. She was a fan of the original Pounce, which Mom can’t find anymore, and will not eat any of the treats currently on the market. We have not tried Greenies or Perfect Bites. Guess we’ll have to find some of each and let her be the judge like you were. Thanks for the review. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  31. I like Greenies Wally, but I like all other treats too.

  32. Both Neytiri and I don’t like most treats either. Good review though Wally, best to stick to your Greenies.

  33. There are NO treat snobs here! In fact, we have one treat HOG (Binga, natch), and we all loved the Natural Balance treats.

  34. I’m with you, Wally. I only like Greenies SmartBites so I’m lucky TW brought home 5 packages from Blogpaws. I don’t like soft treats at all so I told them not to send any.

  35. Yeah, if you like them great, if not, no worries. Same with toys.

  36. Wally, I really DO think you and Waffles are related.
    He may be a food thief…but he’s also a treat snob!
    ; ) Katie

  37. We like an honest review, Wally, so thanks! And two out of three paws up is still pretty good!

  38. Angel Sweet Praline was always a little finicky when it came to treats, but we love ALL treats!

  39. We are glad to hear you liked your new treat Wally. All of us, except Miss Cindi, are treat snobs too. We like one flavor of Greenies and one of Temptations. None of that healthy stuff for us either.

  40. They look like tiny bites! Angel only likes tiny bites, like Party Mix or Crispeis!

  41. Hi Wally! Milita here. I, too, have very discerning taste buds. In fact, I won’t even eat Greenies. I won’t eat any treats. I’d rather have real chicken or salmon. Mom might try to get some of these, but she better not expect me to eat them because I probably won’t.

    Carmine and Jewel will probably love them, though.

  42. Wally! You & me, Pal–I never met a treat I didn’t walk away from. Now show me some Gerber’s Chick-hen and that’s a whole nuthur ballgame. Happy Fourth, Kitties!

  43. Those are GREAT. But we never met a kibble we dint love… MOL!

  44. You’re just a mancat who knows what he want’s!xx Speedy

  45. You didn’t even give that treat a sniff? You really are a treat snob, Wally! 😉
    Mommy says she hasn’t seen those treats around here yet. We’re happy with our homemade chicken jerky and all those freeze dried!

  46. You are like me or maybe I am like you Wally. I will only eat some treats. Dad has been making us treats out of Chic-hen and every cat snarfs them down, not me.
    He just ordered some freeze dried raw duck and I will let you know
    Picky in Pa

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