Sunday, August 21, 2016 Review - Nature's Variety Instinct Raw Market

So I has to start off by telling yous that on hiking days mom usually hides all hiking stuffs away from me because if'n I catch on that it be a hiking day (and I always do anyways) I will say BLECH to my breakfast, no matter if'n it be my fave foodable or whatnot.  I flip it out of my bowl and make a big mess coz I want to go HIKING not NOMMING.  So this time, mom made no BONES about it and put hiking stuffs around fur the whole werld to see.  So there be no doubt in my mind.  Get out of the way breakfast, I IS GOING HIKING!!!!!!!!
But now wait one minit, what do this be?  Seriously mom, do we has to do the Chewy review NOW?  Chewy sends me a product free of charge to gibs my honest opinion about and I gets no udder compensation but can we do this when we get back from hiking?  Apparently not.  I will show her if'n she tries to feed me this on my HIKING DAY!
So we gots this Nature's Variety Instinct Raw Market Chicken Recipe Meal Blends Freeze-Dried Dog Food.  You starts out with some waters. Nuttin furry exciting yet.
Then you puts in the freeze dried foodables and wait.  And wait.  And wait.
And wait while it be poofing up (OK it only be 10 minutes but my hiking trail awaits me) and I do say, my snooter be detecting an aroma the likes of which I do not think my snooter as efur snooted before.
I think maybe I has a minit to taste it before going hiking.
A few minits later...
You should has seen the looks of shock on mom's face when she seened I had nommed almost all my foodables on HIKING DAY!  Yes, I caved and nommed it down.  I do think this be the bestest foodable I has efur tasted.  Mom must be keeping this in my pantry at all times now.  I insist.
So here you has the low down on this delectable delicacy.  It would be cost prohibitive to feed a big dog like me only this foodable but as a topper to my Instinct kibble, I do say it be PAWFECT!  (And mom be digging it because she be a vegetabullatarian and she don't need to be messing with the chicken stuffs.)
So I leaves you with a teaser.  We be waiting fur this package from UPS (Urgent Package fur Shawnee) and it do be hasing to do with my Werdless Wednesday picture so stay tooned!

Monday, July 11, 2016

My Gotcha Day

Someday you all is going to run out of claws to count my Gotcha Days on but it do still be countable - 15, count them FIFTEEN years since I was sprung from the slammer in Newark, NJ as a tiny, skeered pupper.  I do be celebrating tonight by visiting the eyeball dogtor coz I is hasing a problem with one of my eyeballs.  Well, you knows, us old geezers, the pawts start to fall apawt.


NOTE TO SUSAN (Lexi da Shih Tzu):
We are so very sorry to hear of the passing of Lexi.  No doubt she is smiling down from the bridge thankful for the awsome life you gave her.

Daniela and Shawnee

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Catching Up

So sorry yous guys, I knows with me being an old geezer and whatnot, yous gets all worried and stuffs when you dussn't hear from me but I be A-Okay!  Just bizzy, bizzy, bizzy.  So I gibs you the Readers Digestion version of the past week in review....
So yous all remembers my illegitimate cuzzin Sebastian who I has been schooling in the fine art of hiking....
... well, he bees illegitimate no mores.  He now be my fur real wedded cuzzin.
Note how the boy and the girl gotted hitched in a PARK, BOL!  OK, mebbe you has not seened it so good so I gibs you a better sniff of it:
The flowah girl, she be slacking on the job and throwed them all down in one place.  Sigh.  Oh, and PS, the Girl did invited me to the wedding but mom, the Debbie Downer, sayed NO!  Boo.  But Auntie Joann did stop by to let me out to pee cuz you knows us old geezers has to pee all the time.
OK, enuffs about that, on to the BIG NEWS!  My gramma who be a youngun compared to me (she be 81 peeple years, I be 93 peeple years) stayed at MY house fur a whole WEEK and we went HIKING!  TWICE!  She commed all the way here from St. Louie on a big bird in the sky!
First I taked my gramma hiking on trails by the Hudson River in Noo York to some seeniks.
Here I is hiking with my Gramma in Noo York.
This not be the Hudson River yet but it be the Fishkill Marsh.
Here be me and my gramma at the Hudson River.  I had hiked all of those mountains ahind us in my youngun years.
So then after the Boy and the Girl gotted hitched they went here to Greece and I ...
... taked Gramma to Pencilvania to Big Pocono State Park.  I hads to wait fur her on the rawky pawts.
Hiking in pritty ferns.
Here we is at a seenic at Big Pocono State Park.
Look at me and my gramma go!
So that be my most eggsiting week.  And my fur real cuzzin Sebastian be staying at MY B&B pro-bone while the Boy and the Girl be in Greece honey mooning.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Official Business Mail

Yes, furrends, today the Go Postal Man bringed us Official Business Mail from the National Park Service!  I is just ablur with excitements.
Mom sent in our application and for the Pawticipant put her name, then "along with Shawnee, the 15-year-old German Shepherd"  You just knows I has to be included.
An extra sticker fur Shawnee?  Me?
OH MY DOG!  This be going right up in the hikemobile window on MY side where I can see it on the way to hiking! (When it stops raining.)

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Dr. Tim's Dry Dog Food 30-Day Challenge #3

OK furrends, so I has completed my 30-day Dr. Tim's Dry Dog Food Challenge fur and it be time fur some number crunching.
So after munching and crunching, I draws the following conclusions...
$59.99 divided by 30 pounds = $2.00 per pound

$55.01 divided by 25.3 pounds = $2.17 per pound or $2.07 fur autoship
So with all things being almost equal with my udder foodable (Instinct) and Dr. Tims, they even cost about the same with Dr. Tim's being a little less.  I has not noticed anything different - poops the same, furs the same, energies the same.  So I say Dr. Tims be a keeper and it be a furry good alternative to my former noms.  They say us dogs should change up the foodables efurry so often since they is not all created equal so this works fur me! 

Hey, I could holds my own with cuzzin Sebastian (7 years old) and sidekick Al (8 years old) on our hike last weekend.  We was all pooped out at the end but I (15 years old) was not more pooped than those young punks so mebbe Dr. Tim's helped seeing that it be a performance dog food!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Dr. Tim's Dry Dog Food 30-Day Challenge #2

Hi furriends.  I is back checking in with yous all on pawt 2 of my Dr. Tim's Dry Dog Food 30-Day Challenge.
So I has now been fully transitioned ofur to Dr. Tims's and my chef mom do be fixing me some up fur dinner.
I think we should lets my sidekick Al try some.  After all, no way be he touching hims kibble straight up.  That Al has to has canned foods mixed in or he be going on hunger strike.
Go ahead Al, has a taste.  You has my pawmission to nom out of my bowl.
Geez, he not be wasting any time, that Al.
OK, enuff, Al, that be MY dinner.
Nommy stuffs.
Al do be agreeing.
So my chef mom has to adds in my sweet tater mash with my Arthritis supplementations and then...
Nom, nom, nom, nom, nom...

So if'n yous rememmers from Pawt 1, I be testing a PERFORMANCE dog foodable fur all life stages and that do mean even fur 15-year-old old geezers like me.  As you can see, I cans still make it to the seeniks nomming Dr. Tim's while showing my cuzzin Sebastian how to hike.  This be from last weekend when we went on a trip to the Finger Lakes in Noo York where I did be hiking almost 9 miles!

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Dr. Tim's Dry Dog Food 30-Day Challenge #1

Hey furrends! asked me to try a new foodable fur a 30-day challenge and you knows me, I is always up fur that! do not be gibbing me any payments for my honest opinion, just the free bag of Dr. Tim's Dry Dog Food.
The UPS (Urgent Package fur Shawnee) truck did comes to my house with the new foodables from
Most definitely, this is nommable.
Common, mom, open it up!
Or I will use my teefs.
OK, well furst mom did has to approve the ingredients and stuffs.
It do say this foodable be appropriate fur old geezer dogs like me (except I be a matriarch, no?).  And do you see where it say it be developed from an athletic dog food and you all know I is still a hiking athlete at 15 years old so I say this be the foodable fur me.  And it be made in the USA!
Mom do always be consulting with that and they be gibbing it a 5 star rating.
The furst ingredient be CHICKUN meal, that be CHICKUN without water so that be a LOT of CHICKUN, DROOL!
OK, now that it be meeting mom's approvals, I can taste it.
Sorry, mom, did not mean to bitey your hand, BOL, but it do be quite tasty.  Mom did has to cut me off coz I wanted to nom more and more and more...
So fur the 10 days or so I has been transitioning ofur to the Dr. Tim's in the container on the right with my old foodable on the left in MY pawt of the pantry  (I gets two whole shelves just fur MY stuffs).
I is now getting 3/4 Dr. Tim's and ...
... 1/4 old foodable so I is almost transitioned ofur.
So stay tooned fur my next repawt.  I has to go eat breakfast now.  Bye.