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The Cat That Was

The Cat that was named CC, an $8 purchase from the pet store up the road, purchased at a time when there was some sadness at home due to a family bereavement and a bouquet just wasn’t going to cut it. So, a kitten to brighten up our lives. Small, black, inquisitive, playful and hopefully-very-cuddly soon grew into, large (like "look at the size of him" large), free-ranging, self willed, hard-arsed and staunch. That was my CC. Every now and then (twice in 18 years) something would get the better of him, and the second time it was life itself. He was a cross between the Fonz, Barry Crump and Joseph Parker I guess. He made his own rules, set his own schedules and slept wherever the heck he wanted to thanks very much. He let us reside with him for 18 years and never asked for much, just moseyed on in when he felt like it and made his presence known. We still have a cat - a little black girl named Ono. She's a very different cat in many ways to CC, but only having one seems a little empty... It might be time to re-populate. They are going to be hard paw prints to fill. I’ll keep you posted on how we get on.

CC was a Jimbo's cat; he lived a healthy and hearty 18 years on it. Did you know that Jimbo's produces six of the top ten selling chilled pet foods in the country? Our awesome pet food products are made fresh daily and distributed to supermarkets all across New Zealand. Each of our newsletters contain opportunities to win some Jimbo's vouchers - if you'd like to get your hands on some of our top-selling pet food products for your fur family, read on for your chances to win. Our Facebook page also has a weekly competition - if you've got a Facebook account, head along to our page and keep an eye on it for more opportunities to spoil your fur kids. Here's this week's Facebook competition.

In this month's newsletter...
Pets and their Best Buddies

Last month we asked you to send in your photos of your pets and their best friends. We had some fantastic entries - it's plain to see that NZ pets are a social bunch.

Congratulations to Cindy for winning the draw with these photos of her family hanging out together - Azaria, Bianca, Drommie, Dusk and daughter Mia.

Easter seems a bit early this year; it'll be with us before the end of the month. How do your pets enjoy the long Easter weekend? Send us photos of your pets enjoying a long weekend, or getting involved in Easter fun, and be in to win a Jimbo's goodie pack!

The winner will be drawn in the first week of April.

Dental Health - how important is it to you?

Have your pets ever been to the vet to have their teeth cleaned? At Jimbo's we are big believers in promoting dental health. An animal with bad teeth can find it very hard to chew properly, or even eat at all. Also, bad bacteria around the gumline can get into the bloodstream and cause issues in other parts of the body. We have proven how you can clean pets' teeth naturally - check out the results of our Dental Trial. It's up on our website now.

This month we would like to know how important dental health is to you. Take our quick survey and be in to WIN $30 worth of Jimbo's vouchers!

Congratulations to Joy from Christchurch for winning last month's survey draw.

The Jimbo's Gallery
If your pet is a Jimbo's fan, we would love to hear their story! Upload your pets' photos to our online Gallery and share their stories with the world! Every entry goes in the monthly draw to WIN $30 of Jimbo's vouchers!

Congratulations to Colleen from Hastings for winning February's draw with the above photo of her cats Dusty and Eddie relaxing.


Upcoming Events

Every month Jimbo's sponsors different animal-related events around the country. Below are some upcoming events.
Catz Incorporated Pre-Easter Show
Date: Sunday 20th March
Time: 9am
Venue: Kumeu Community Hall, 35 Access Road, Kumeu, Auckland

Come along to see a gorgeous array of different cat breeds and meet their owners - it's a fun day out for the family.

Visit the Catz Inc. website

Dominion Short Hair Cat Club
Show Day

Date: Saturday 2nd April
Time: 9am-4pm (approx.)
Venue: Naenae Community Hall, cnr Treadwell St and Everest Ave, Naenae

Entries close Friday 18th March. For any enquiries about entries please email Marie at

The Devonport Dog Parade
Date: Sunday 3rd April
Time: 12:30pm - entertainment begins at 1pm
Venue: Windsor Reserve, Devonport

The Devonport Dog Parade is a wonderful community event celebrating our passion and love for all doggies. All proceeds support the SPCA. Come along and see the doggy entertainment - guaranteed to put a smile on the dial!

If you would like to register your dog, please email Robyn at robynfond@xtra.co.nz

Thanks for reading guys, that's all for now.
From Dave and the team at Jimbo's.
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