Friday, June 15, 2018

30 Day Challenge #1 - Only Natural Pet Freeze-Dried Food #chewyinfluencer

Chewy.com sent me this Only Natural Pet Freeze-Dried Food to try free of charge for 30 days in exchange for my honest opinion.  As you can see,  am trying to get started but mom says I have to wait a bit.  Grrrrr.
So we picked the pasture raised beef and tripe.  Sounds delish, no?  You see, mom would never feed me a raw diet (boo) because she is vegan and dead meat is not allowed in our house.  But this freeze dried stuff, well it doesn't look or smell like raw so mom is down for it.  The beauty of it is, I still get my raw fix.  Yay!
I don't think I can wait much longer!
Hey, my mug could be on that package, no?
OK, so this stuff has (close your eyes, mom) raw beef and organs, fresh whole vegetables and fruit ( I LOVE me my fruit and veggies) and raw goat milk.  OK, this is new but I think I can dig it.  And it is all made in the USA!
We are going to be using it as a topper because with so many different opinions out there on what us dogs should eat, we like to go with a variety and a little raw in one's diet is probably a very good thing.  Well for me, not for mom.
Uh oh.  The rip off top is a major FAIL!  The bag won't open and mom has to go find the scissors.  NOOOOOOOO!  I was doing amazing feats of agility leaping in the air because I could wait no longer.

Finally, she found the scissors and cut it open.  Ahhhhh, the aroma.
OK, there was a heaping tablespoon until I jumped up and grabbed me some (and got yelled at, BOL).
The pre-dinner "WAIT" torture.

Al did not get any because he is not a part of this challenge but that did not stop him from looking to see if I left any.  Of course I did not leave one crumb.  If it wasn't for my slow-me-down bowl, I would have finished much, much sooner.
So I'll be barking at you in a couple of weeks with an update.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Nulo Freestyle Jerky Strips #chewyinfluencer

Hi friends!  So Chewy.com sent me a different kind of jerky free of charge to try in exchange for my honest opinion.  I chose the beef and coconut flavor.  Check them out!
Now you might say, ewwwww coconut.  Let's not be so hasty.  I am all abut the fruits and veggies so I was wiling to give it a try.
Here is what Chewy.com says about them:
Make training delicious and nutritious with the Nulo Freestyle Grain-Free Beef Recipe With Coconut Jerky Dog Treats. Every bite is loaded with beef as the first ingredient plus wholesome coconut, and a boost of goodness from probiotics to support your dog’s digestive and immune health. Tear them into bite-sized pieces for training, or treat your pal to a whole jerky when he’s been extra good! They’re slow-cooked to perfection in a natural smokehouse for a flavor your pal will jump, sit, and stay for, and they have none of the extra calories from sugar or cane molasses. Plus, they’re made in the USA with no grains, added salt, corn, wheat, gluten, soy, artificial preservatives, colors or flavorings.
So let's go into the wilds of New Jersey where we can properly test this jerky.
I am really not very interested until I can get a sniff of what I am tasting so can you open the bag please?
Oh my, now we are barking.
Hurry mom, I need to taste.
Here it comes ....
Oh the aroma ...
Mom likes this velcro close it up thing because those ziploc kind are so hard to close sometimes.
But hey, before you close that up, can I have some more?  I still have a long way to hike and need energy.
I can't believe she is putting them away.  I would eat the whole bag.  Seriously.
So then we are hiking along and I see something fly across the trail.  This would be him.  I got him in my mouth, oh yes I did.  Then I spit him out.  Then this happened ...

Did you know that toads taste NASTY?  I mean really, really, nasty.  I spit and gagged and shook my head and I so wanted some of the jerky to get the taste out of my mouth but the mean mom said no, that it served me right and that she wanted me to spit all the toad self-defense secretion out before eating something.  So finally I stopped spitting and gagging.
Please mom, PLEASE!
Oh, tastes soooooo good.  So friends, These come highly recommended to eat as delicious snack or to remove residual toad secretion from one's mouth.