Wednesday, March 28, 2012

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday - Are You Sure I Ate it All?

Better make sure I haven't missed anything, mom added some yogurt AND banana to my food this morning so it was extra delicious!!!

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Thursday, March 22, 2012

Maisie Does Not Discriminate

When it comes to antlers, that is.  Deer, elk and now moose...she loves 'em all!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Thanks Mr. Chewy!

Like several of my fellow dog bloggers, I received an email from asking if I'd be willing to write a review of their site in exchange for a $50 credit.  Since they insisted my review be honest and not just positive, I eagerly agreed (as Maisie salivated next to me in anticipation).

The site features over 70 brands of food, treats and other pet products and offers free shipping for orders over $49.  I was impressed by the selection and also by the fact that the treat section (which is where I was shopping for Maisie) is divided into convenient categories such as brand, lifestage and specialty.  Since Maisie's diet is pretty much 100% grain-free, I was happy to be able to limit my choices to just grain-free options by searching only within that category.  Though I was surprised to see that chicken jerky treats from China were still being sold after all the recent issues and negative press about them!

MrChewy had so many varieties of treats that I ended up spending over an hour on the site before finally making a decision.  Just two days later, a package arrived and it contained all this:

I did spend a few dollars over $50, but I think the quantity above was a fantastic deal for just $53!  

While I didn't want to make Maisie ill by having her try everything at once, I of course had to let her sample some things upon arrival.  First, she tasted a PureBites freeze-dried cheese treat, made of 100% cheddar.  She may appear uninterested here, but wolfed it down in about two seconds.

Making sure not to miss even one little crumb...

She then practiced her "waiting with treats on paws" trick with (USA made) Tranquility chicken jerky, infused with Omega 3 & 6 fatty acids as well as calming ingredients (chamomile and lavender).

Finally, since Maisie so loves deer antlers I thought she might enjoy a moose antler chew as well.  I was correct.

Maisie has yet to try the alligator shaped dental chews, the beef tendon Flossie or the raw freeze-dried venison and lamb treats but eagerly awaits the opportunity to devour all of them.

Thanks MrChewy, you've made a happy little dog even happier!!!

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Sunday, March 11, 2012

Maisie and the Stick

I'm not at my best today, so Maisie said she'd write this post.  Here she goes...

Mom was feeling "down" and "homesick" today so I spent most of this nice Sunday snuggling up to her 'cause usually she can't resist my adorability.  But I could see that it was a real sunny day on the other side of the clear glass in the living room and after I stared at the yard for a while, I guess she finally realized I wanted to be outside.  Right away, I found this great stick.

And by "great," I mean great for deathing!

I broke it into smaller and smaller pieces...

And it was so much fun, I forgot all about my Mom.  Until I looked up and there she was!
"hi Mom!"