Halloween is right around the corner and there is just oh, so much to think about – costumes, candy, and of course… Halloween decorations! This year – you, your friends and just about everyone on the block can display one of the best Halloween decorations to date: a Grump-O-Lantern!
Friskies and PetSmart has teamed up this year to give you some extra spook-tacular fun by offering a Grumpy Cat pumpkin stencil available on PetSmart.com! Just go on www.PetSmart.com/Friskies and after following five (yup, only five) easy steps, you’ll be having a super grumpy pumpkin carving of your own to share with all of this year’s trick-or-treaters! You can share your Grump-O-Lantern masterpieces on social media by using the hashtag #Grumpkin.
In fact, a few days ago – Grumpy Cat came up close and personal with someone or shall I say “something” that is just as grumpy… the first ever Grump-O-Lantern which was created by Ray Villafane (who is known as the “Michelangelo of Pumpkin Carving” according to Martha Stewart). This fantastic event took place at a PetSmart near Phoenix, Arizona. Weren’t able to see this epic moment live in Phoenix, Arizona? No worries! Friskies shared an incredible video of the wonderful Ray Villafane creating the Grump-O-Latern in a time-lapsed video.
Ray Villafane stated, ““Sculpting distinctive pieces is a serious passion of mine that has allowed me to meet many fascinating people and celebrities over the years, but I haven’t come across anyone as furry and grumpy as Grumpy Cat! Teaming up with Friskies and PetSmart to bring the Grump-O-Lantern to life with my own personal touch using the exclusive stencil has been such a fun experience for me. What’s great about this stencil is that you don’t have to be a skilled sculptor to create a Grump-O-Lantern that will impress all the neighbors.”
According to the press release, “Pumpkin carving is a tradition in many households so we are thrilled to partner with PetSmart to bring the Grump-O-Lantern stencil to homes everywhere this Halloween season,” said Jason Vita, Senior Manager Shopper Marketing for Nestlé Purina PetCare. “We hope everyone enjoys this unique stencil experience and we are anxious to see all the Grumpy Cat pumpkin creations on social media.”
You can also get your own Friskies variety packs featuring Grumpy Cat while supplies last at local PetSmart stores.
Check out some amazing pictures below from Grumpy Cat’s exciting face-to-face encounter with the first ever Grump-O-Lantern below! Also, watch the time-lapsed video of Ray Villafane’s Grump-O-Lantern creation below!
The Friskies® brand offers a complete line of great-tasting cat foods, including more than 60 wet, dry and treat varieties. Friskies is manufactured by Nestlé Purina PetCare, a global leader in the pet care industry. Nestlé Purina PetCare promotes responsible pet care, community involvement and the positive bond between people and their pets. A premiere global manufacturer of pet products, Nestlé Purina PetCare is part of Swiss-based Nestlé S.A., a global leader in nutrition, health and wellness.
PetSmart, Inc. (NASDAQ: PETM) is the largest specialty pet retailer of services and solutions for the lifetime needs of pets. The company employs approximately 53,000 associates and operates approximately 1,352 pet stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, 200 in-store PetSmart® PetsHotel® dog and cat boarding facilities and is a leading online provider of pet supplies and pet care information (http://www.petsmart.com). PetSmart provides a broad range of competitively priced pet food and pet products; and offers dog training, pet grooming, pet boarding, PetSmart Doggie Day CampSM day care services and pet adoption services. Through its in-store pet adoption partnership with PetSmart Charities® and PetSmart Charities® of Canada, PetSmart has helped save the lives of more than 5.7 million pets since 1994. PetSmart Charities, Inc. and PetSmart Charities of Canada (collectively “PetSmart Charities”) are independent, nonprofit organizations that save the lives of homeless pets and reduce shelter intake through spay and neuter efforts. In 2013, nearly 440,000 dogs and cats found homes through PetSmart Charities’ adoption centers in all PetSmart stores and by sponsoring community adoption events. PetSmart Charities is the leader in granting money to help pets in need, with more than $34 million given in 2013 throughout North America.
Photo / Caption Credits: Friskies
Source Information: Friskies Press Release