New digs!

Apologies for the radio silence but we’ve spent the last 2 months moving! It was worth it, though. The Aussies have a huge yard (that they can play in once we fence it off) and a pool!

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Back to our regularly scheduled blog posts and reviews soon!

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Nature’s Variety Biscuits

This month our friends at Chewy let us try the new Nature’s Variety Prairie Oven-Baked Biscuits and they might be the Aussies’ new favorite treat!  I’m not sure the Aussies are the best treat reviewers, as they love, love, love everything Chewy sends!

 

 

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When I first opened the bag, this was Dublin’s expression: a huge smile!  Love that Aussie smile!

 

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The Aussies know the routine- take a few pictures for the blog and then we get the treats. But they were very impatient this time.  Shortly after taking this picture, Bailey began to drool!  She could smell the bacon and apples through the packaging and she wanted her treat ASAP!  I had no problem ripping into the bag because, as you can see below, these are “naturally delicious”.  The biscuits contain no wheat, no corn, no soy, and no artificial preservatives.  They smell like bacon and they must taste like it, too, judging by the reactions from the dogs!

 

 

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If you look closely, you can see a little bit of Dublin’s tongue hanging out. He could barely sit still long enough for this picture!  I tried to get a shot of him eating the treat, but it happened too quickly!  That’s stamp of approval from Dublin!

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And then poor Bailey finally got her turn.  She was actually shaking as I took the picture.  She could smell the biscuit, she could see the biscuit, and I think she could practically taste it at this point!  She was even drooling a bit.  Don’t worry, I didn’t make her wait too long!  Like Dublin, she was done with the biscuit almost instantly and was looking for another one.  I have to keep the bag hidden away so she doesn’t try to eat them all day long!

 

Thanks to our friends at Chewy.com for being so nice to us!  We love trying new treats!  It’s been a little crazy lately because we are moving and they’ve been so understanding of us falling behind a bit.  But I think we are caught up now!  Be sure to check out Chewy for all your pet needs!

 

 

*These treats were provided to me free of charge but all opinions are my own.

 

Our First Bark in the Park!

A few days ago we attended our first Bark in the Park!  We are lucky to live within driving distance of a few minor league baseball teams but this was our first time attending.  The event was held with the Lakewood Blueclaws, about 20 minutes from our house.  It was so much fun!

The event began with a pet fair outside the stadium and we collected a few free samples before going in.  I had scouted out seats beforehand (the dogs were allowed to sit on the grass or in two sections within the stands.  I wanted to be near an aisle seat).  It was a cinch getting tickets and they were so cheap!  The dogs needed their own tickets, which were only $2 each. After purchasing the tickets, we headed in!

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The stadium is beautiful and the game was a ton of fun.  Granted, Bailey spent most of the time annoyed because she could smell hot dogs and sometimes she could see other people eating hot dogs but no one gave her any hot dogs!

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Bailey did enjoy trying to sit in the stadium seats.  They were a little slippery but she managed it!

We had a great time at the Blueclaws’ Bark in the Park!  It was so much fun that I wish they did it more than once per season.  We definitely plan to go next year, but in the meantime we will go to a few more dog-less Blueclaws games this summer.  We already have a few more on the calendar.

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I do have a few suggestions for the next Bark in the Park event, though.  I wish that the Blueclaws banned retractable leashes.  We were approached by a few dogs at the very end of their retractable leashes while their owners had no idea they were 10-15 feet away.  More than a few times they snuck up on us or the Aussies.  We even had one dog pop out from the seats in front of us after wandering away on its retractable leash from an owner two rows in front of us! It was fine, but I think retractable leashes are not worth the trouble they cause.  In the same vein, the Blueclaws should make it clear that only 6-foot leashes are allowed. We ran into a few dogs on long lines, which seemed entirely inappropriate for an event like this.  Not to mention, the long lines seemed to be held by little kids who had the excess leash wrapped around an arm or leg and that’s just begging for an injury!

But those were just a few minor things I noticed.  All in all, it was a great day!  Thanks to the Blueclaws for a fun night out!

Delicious Old Mother Hubbard Treats!

This month our friends from Chewy gave us the opportunity to try out the new Old Mother Hubbard Soft-Baked Treats.

When the box arrived in the mail (very quickly, as usual!) the Aussies knew it was for them right away.  And as you can see below, they wanted nothing to do with posing for a picture.  I have to admit, the cookies smelled like people cookies!  And they looked like oatmeal cookies!  I was a little tempted to try one myself, until the Aussies reminded me they were not going to share.

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I was very impressed with the list of ingredients in these soft baked treats.  We could actually pronounce everything on the list!

 Ingredients listed on the packaging: Whole Wheat Flour, Honey, Canola Oil (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Apple Puree, Oatmeal, Cinnamon, Cane Molasses, Natural Vanilla Flavor.

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Don’t they look good?  And let me tell you, they smell good, too!

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Bailey had no patience.  She wanted the treat right away!

 

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Dublin also loved them!  He even stuck his tongue out a bit in order to get his.


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These treats were a big hit here with the Aussome Aussies!  We finished the bag in only a few days, using them as treats in Kongs and before going to work each day.  I love that they were easy to break apart, made from natural ingredients, and a great size.  The Aussies loved that they tasted delicious!  We had the Applesauce & Oatmeal flavor and we can’t wait to try the other flavors.

 

Thanks Chewy!  We really loved these treats!

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*These treats were provided to me free of charge but all opinions are my own.

 

 

More Places to Buy Dog Products?

Lately we have been buying a lot of treats and toys at Marshalls and Homegoods.  Have you guys noticed this  trend?  Our local stores seem to get a lot of all-natural treats (and even some that we’ve only seen in Barkbox!).  And there are toys, toys, and more toys!

Just today we picked up some Yumzies Duck Jerky and almost bought some more Buddy Biscuits.  Marshalls has also saved us because they now carry PetLou, which produced Dublin’s favorite toy ever.  It’s nothing special, but he loved a stuffed toy they made and we haven’t been able to find a replacement since his ripped.  Well this week we found two replacements!  Yay!

So how are your stores doing on pet items?

Wynsong Dream Treats Review

This month we are really excited that our friends at Chewy.com sent us the Wynsong Dream Treats to try. We chose the rabbit flavor because the packaging said that dogs and cats can eat them and our cat, Guinness, loves rabbit.

A treat that can satisfy both species in the house?  Perfect!

When the package came, the Aussies could smell the treats right away.

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It’s a nice size bag of treats, but what’s really awesome is that the treats are huge!  We were expecting small training treats so we were shocked to see pucks the size of a person’s hand!  The packaging says the Aussies can even eat them for a meal sometimes!  Wynsong is a really cool company that makes holistic food and treats so we trust that the pucks are really nutritious.  They are packed full of nutrients and probiotics according to the list of ingredients.  What more can you ask for with a treat?

Check out the reactions when the first puck was taken out of the bag.

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Look how big that puck is! Dublin can’t help but lick his lips when he smells the Wynsong Dream Treat!

We LOVED these treats!  They break apart easily for treating and they are definitely high-value treats. There are no crumbs either.  The Aussies swallowed them quickly and looked for more immediately.  Woohoo!

Even Guinness came running when he heard the bag rustling.  As you can see, he also loved the treats!

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Thanks to Chewy.com for sharing these treats with us!  We loved them and can’t wait to finish the bag.  I think we will be trying some of the other flavors, too!

*Chewy sent us these treats for free and we agreed to review them.  However, all opinions are our own and were not influenced by anyone or any company.

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Loving Our Jolly Egg by Jolly Pets

The Aussies love snow. I mean the looooove snow. We are always on the lookout for toys that are fun to play with regardless of weather and the Jolly Egg is the latest winner.

Dublin has a strong herding instinct but Bailey never showed much interest.

Until we brought out the Jolly Egg by Jolly Pet.

Oh my dog. She loves this toy!

She would herd it for hours. We have to hide it when we are inside so she doesn’t obsess over it! Made of super tough plastic, it stands up to teeth, paws, and a lot of banging around. Highly recommended for herders!

Below, you can see Bailey trying to convince Dublin to throw the egg for her…haha

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