Our house has a cat door in the basement. That’s no surprise given that cats are the most popular pets in the United States, outnumbering dogs 88 million to 74 million. I’ve toyed with the idea of what kind of cat I would like to get if we were ever to do so. I’d want one that has personality, one of those cats that people say is really more like a dog. I know cats are famous for attitude and while I wouldn’t mind a little, it would have to be directed in the right way. I’d like a pet who entertained me and made me laugh, not just be boring.
I’d never quite been able to put my finger on exactly which cat I wanted, until Netflix delivered him to my home.
Yup, the cat I want is Puss in Boots, who is starring in the new Netflix original series The Adventures of Puss in Boots. Who wouldn’t want him? He’s adorable! And he absolutely fulfills the “personality to spare” quality I had on my wish list.
I didn’t have “fabulous accent” or “swashbuckling” on my wish list of pet characteristics, but it’s there now! And I’m not the only one in the house who feels that way. My daughter is totally on my side.
We received this fabulous limited-edition Puss in Boots 2015 Calendar and when my tween daughter returned home from school, it elicited a loud “Awwwwww!” immediately after she walked in the door. (It was two rooms away. It’s pretty eye catching.) She then declared her love for Puss in Boots. I’ll be honest, I had no idea she still remembered the little guy. I should’ve known he’s made a big impression.
In his new show, Puss in Boots accidentally breaks a magical spell that protects the hidden city of San Lorenzo and now must protect the defenseless, eccentric townspeople from all kinds of wacky villains. But he also gets to have some fun, too.
We are having fun with this cute show that has both me and my daughter laughing. I couldn’t tell if Antonio Banderas still voiced Puss, and it turns out Eric Bauza ha the job now, but if I had to look it up, it’s clearly not that different. It’s great for all ages. “The humor is relatively sophisticated . . . but not so sophisticated that children will be left behind,” the New York Times observes in its review.
It’s also fun to pour a glass of milk to enjoy with our viewing. We can toast Puss in Boots as he enjoys his milk, and I feel like this little ritual helps my kiddo get enough calcium. Win!
I do understand, however, that not everyone is a cat person. The dog lovers are a strong and vocal group, no doubt. If you belong to that contingent, check out these fun shows on Netflix streaming for little kids:
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Disclosure: I am a member of the Nextflix Stream Team, and look forward to sharing monthly stories and suggestions about using Netflix streaming. I have received a year of Free Netflix Streaming and a Roku. All opinions in this post are my own.
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