Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Time for a review from our crew!

This month our friends at sent us something new to try, Wellness Core Simply Shreds in the chicken and broccoli variety.  The collies love when it's review time, and they recognize the boxes and gather around to see what came from their favorite company!

So what are Wellness Core Simply Shreds?  These are food toppers, designed to add more flavor and nutrition to your dog's kibble.  They are grain-free, 100% natural, and have limited ingredients.  In our variety there were just five ingredients: chicken, chicken liver, broccoli, chicken broth and water.  I love when a dog food or treat has limited ingredients, and does not contain anything I can't identify or pronounce!

These packets have a very appetizing smell, that has the collies licking their chops and eager for dinner to be served!  And with lean chicken and broccoli, I can feel good about giving my collies an extra treat with their regular, boring kibble.

Check out the Key Benefits:
  • Provides a boost of high-quality protein and nutrients with just five ingredients—shredded chicken, chicken liver, broccoli, chicken broth, and pure water.
  • High-quality protein from chicken, plus B-vitamins from chicken liver, and vitamin E and fiber from broccoli.
  • Unadulterated protein source with no fillers, grains, or starches, so it helps support a diet similar to that of your dog’s primal ancestors.
  • Convenient tear-away pouch makes it easy to top dry food or wet food, or give as a side dish or high-protein snack.
  • Contains no grain, meat by-products, wheat, corn, soy, artificial flavors, colors or preservatives.

With just five ingredients, you can actually recognize the chicken, the liver and the chunks of broccoli, unlike many canned foods.  The collies all got to try this, and they inhaled their food.  With healthy, nutritious ingredients, and a taste the collies loved, we will definitely be getting more Wellness Core Simply Shreds from!  The collies are insisting they get to try all the varieties, and we definitely want to keep them happy!

We were sent this free box of Wellness Core Simply Shreds from in exchange our honest opinion.  

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

What Lucky dogs!

Psst!  Guess what?  Mom has been so busy, we are taking over the blog to update with our newest review.  Sometimes you just have to put your paw down with your human family members!  Don't they realize we are collies with opinions that need to be voiced?  Collies are a vocal breed you know!

This month our bestie, Natalie, at sent us the most delicious treats!  These treats would make even the most picky of canines sit up and beg for more!

What can we say, other than these Blue Buffalo Stix are Wooftastic!  They smell yummy, and they taste pawsome!  Being collies we chose the lamb variety, and we loved them!

They are perfect treats for cuddling on the couch streaming Netflix, or as a reward at dog shows!

Of course our Mom would not be happy if we did not tell you about the ingredients and other stuff.  So what's inside?
Lamb, Chicken Meal, Oatmeal, Potatoes, Vegetable Glycerin, Gelatin, Sugar, Maple Sugar, Dried Beet Pulp, Brown Rice, Sweet Potatoes, Natural Flavor, Flaxseed, Salt, Natural Smoke Flavor, Dried Cultured Skim Milk, Blueberries, Carrots, Apple, Preserved With Lactic Acid, Citric Acid And Mixed Tocopherols, Oil Of Rosemary.

Lamb, chicken, oatmeal, blueberries, carrots and apples!  No wonder these taste so good!  And check out the key benefits:

  • Meaty and healthful treats are perfect for training sessions and make for a tasty reward for adult dogs of any size.
  • Made with 100% real, protein-rich lamb and contain absolutely no artificial flavors, colors or preservatives.
  • Wholesome dog treats are free from soy, corn and wheat, making them a great choice for pups with food allergies.
  • Moist dog treat sticks contain zero chicken or poultry by-product meals and are packed with real fruit and veggies.
  • Great source of essential vitamins and minerals from natural ingredients like oatmeal, brown rice and sweet potatoes.

We put our collie heads together, and we took a vote.  And we give these treats our highest rating - 4 paws way up! They come in other varieties, and you can get some for your best friend by clicking here:  click me!

We were sent this package for free, for our honest collie opinions.  No money was paid to us for this review....but we wouldn't turn down some belly rubs...Just saying!

Wednesday, January 10, 2018


Hi everyone, sorry we have been MIA so often lately.  If you follow my other blog, then you probably know why already.  But if you don't, to make a long story short, I have been focusing on my two jobs (working 60 hours a week) going to dog shows and studying in every spare minute.  But the good news is that I took four certification exams in the last two months, and I passed them all!  I have one more certification I want to obtain, but I won't be taking that one until sometime in March. 

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season, and thanks for your patience!

Monday, December 25, 2017

Merry, Happy, Christmas Birthday!

Another Christmas has arrived, and is slowly winding down.  We hope everyone had a very, Merry Christmas! (If you celebrate it) We spent the day with our family, and since it is a certain collie’s birthday, we celebrated that too.

Happy 12th birthday to our sweet, Holly!

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Wordless Wednesday...snow fun!

Last week we had our first snowstorm, and the collies really enjoyed playing in the white stuff. Since I was home, and didn't have to drive in it, I was able to enjoy it too.

After the snow, Ryder and I visited the residents at the Nursing home, and we had to stop by their festive display for a picture.

Hard to believe Christmas will be here in just a few days!

Monday, December 18, 2017

Christmas time is here again!

Can you believe that it's almost Christmas? It's such a hectic time of year, I have had to do most of my shopping online this year.  Have you had a chance to find something special for the canine members of your family? There is still time, especially if you go online to, as they have super fast shipping!  But with all those choices on their website, what should you get?!?

Fortunately, we have one suggestion.  This month our friends at Chewy sent us a package of Blue Buffalo Santa Snacks, Kringle's Cookies.  These are dog treats made with oatmeal and cinnamon, and they are the perfect howliday cookie for your best friend!

Still not sure?  Take a look at the ingredient list:
Oatmeal, Barley, Oat Flour, Pumpkin, Flaxseed, Cane Molasses, Carrots, Salt, Canola Oil, Cinnamon, Calcium Carbonate, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), preserved with Mixed Tocopherols, Oil of Rosemary, Vitamin E Supplement.

With oatmeal, pumpkin, carrots and cinnamon, the ingredient list definitely met with my approval, and the collies found these flavorful cookies a true delight!  These sure smelled pretty delicious, and judging by how fast they disappeared, the collies thought they were scrumptious!

If you are still searching for the perfect gifts for your very best friend, head over to and place your order, your pups will be very glad you did!

The collies were sent these delicious cookies in exchange for their honest opinion, we were not reimbursed for this review.

Friday, December 15, 2017

Kitty time on the collie blog

While this is a blog mainly devoted to collies, they do allow the kitties to take over the blog from time to time.  This is done peacefully, as the collies do love their kitty friends.  So for the sake of fair play, the kitties got to do a review for this month too.

Everyone knows cats having very discerning tastes, and it isn't always easy to find something they enjoy.  But we decided to take a chance, and we ordered Temptations Holiday Dinner.  The Holiday Dinner treats come in a Turkey and Sweet Potato flavor, perfect for this time of year!  While we don't usually like to see a By-product meat or ground corn as the top ingredients, these are only treats, and not to be fed as your cat's main diet or source of nutrition.  And the taste of these treats drove the kitties crazy, they were very vocal when demanding more, so they must be very delicious!  In fact, I can't remember the last time they were this excited over new treats.

Here are the list of ingredients:

Chicken By-Product Meal, Ground Corn, Animal Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Dried Meat By-Products, Brewers Rice, Wheat Flour, Natural Flavors, Grain Distillers Dried Yeast, Potassium Chloride, Yellow #5, Blue #2, Choline Chloride, Red #40, Yellow #6, Salt, Taurine, DL-Methionine, Calcium Carbonate, Vitamins (dl-Alpha Tocopherol Acetate [Source of Vitamin E], Vitamin A Acetate, Niacin Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride [Vitamin B6], Folic Acid), Minerals (Zinc Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Potassium Iodide), Natural Turkey & Sweet Potato Flavor, Mixed Tocopherols (Natural Preservative), Dried Cheese

Check out the Key Benefits:

  • No artificial flavors for an amazing taste your cat will love
  • Crunchy outer shell helps to control tartar and support dental health
  • Under 2 calories a treat these little goodies make a perfect snack or reward that can be given daily
  • 100% nutritionally complete and balanced for adult cat maintenance
  • Treats come in a convenient lock and seal pouch or tub for maximum freshness 
  • Why buy your cats these treats for Christmas?  We thought this video from Temptations pretty much says it all: 

  • We were sent a container of these treats from our friends at, in exchange for our honest opinion.  We were not reimbursed for this review.

    Saturday, December 9, 2017

    Where have the collies been?

    It seems like it's been forever since we last updated the collie blog!  Things just got so busy, there wasn't time, plus we are having computer problems which are making it extremely difficult to write posts.  I decided to add two new certifications to my resume, so studying and preparing for the two exams took up most of my time.  But I am happy to share that I passed both of the 6 hour certification exams.  And with my excitement over the two new titles, I signed up to take another certification exam...and then two more!  I might be crazy, but all this studying and multiple 6 hour certification exams, are leading to salary negotiations.  I'm hoping to get a large enough raise that I can quit my second job in 2018.  I've worked two jobs for almost 10 years, and I'd like to take a break.  I have a feeling my second job is aware of this, as they just doubled my hours this semester.  I will be teaching 16 hours a week, on top of my full time job.  The money will great, but I will be exhausted.

    The collies are doing well, and we have been taking both Winter and Maizie to dog shows.  (another reason why we have been too busy to post on the blog.)  They have both earned some points towards their championships, and they love going to dog shows.  For them it's just a fun game, which is evident in their happiness in the ring.  And Ryder and I are doing lots of nursing home visits, visiting as many residents as we can, as we know the holiday season can be a lonely time for some.

    We are behind on our reviews, so today I hope to get all caught up with those.  We have missed all of our blogging friends, and can't wait to stop by all your blogs and catch up.  Today we are getting our first snow-fall of the season, so in between playing in the snow with the collies, I will be glued to the laptop. Happy Holidays!