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Friday, March 16, 2018

At the end of the rainbow...

This month the collies were sent a really useful item from our friends at Chewy.com.  Something that every dog owner needs, and something we should all use when taking our best friends on a hike or walk.  Can you guess what it is?  Yes, poop bags!  There is nothing more annoying than stepping in "something" that another dog owner failed to clean up.  That's why we love companies like Frisco, that make poop bags that are easy to use.


Check out these Key Benefits:

  • Bag dimensions are 9 x 13 inches.
  • Durable and leak-proof.
  • 300 bags on one roll.
  • Box has dispensing die-cut.
  • Available cucumber melon scented or unscented.

And the Chewy.com has them available at a great price, so click on this link and order some for your best friends!


Today is St. Patrick's Day, and with Spring right around the corner, we are sure everyone will be heading out for long walks or hikes with their dogs.  The collies want to remind everyone of a famous quote,  "Take nothing but pictures. Leave nothing but footprints," pick up after your best friend.   

Look what we found out the end of the rainbow!  These bags are worth their weight in gold!




Chewy.com sent us this package in exchange for our honest opinion.  We were not compensated for this review.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Thoughtful Thursday


Our happy place...



I’m a happy dog at the beach
If I had the power of speech
I would tell you all
To throw my ball
I’m a happy dog at the beach

I’m a happy dog at the beach
There are no new tricks you can teach
I’m bouncy and glad
And my tail wags like mad
I’m a happy dog at the beach

I’m a happy dog at the beach
My joy is always in reach
Whatever the talk
It’s the best place to walk
I’m a happy dog at the beach

I’m a happy dog at the beach
As I hear the seagulls screech
I chase and I bark
Long into the dark
I’m a happy dog at the beach

I’m a happy dog at the beach
And I don’t want to start to preach
But if you ask me
The best thing to see
Is a happy dog at the beach 

by Linda Pastan






Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Hear that crackling and popping?

As we age our hips and other joints can begin making strange noises, and the same can happen to our best friends.  But one thing that can help is adding chondroitin and glucosamine to maintain healthy hips and joints.  With two senior collies and two 6 year old collies, I am always concerned with keeping them moving and  active.  So when our friends at Chewy.com gave us the opportunity to review Spot Farms Chicken Jerky Hip & Joint Formula dog treats, I jumped at the chance!


These treats are made with nutritious, human-grade ingredients like antibiotic-free USDA-inspected cage-free chicken.  And the chondroitin and glucosamine are USA-sourced, so we don't have to worry about the quality of the ingredients.



I am always concerned about making the best choices possible for my collies, they depend on me to look after their health and happiness.  So I did a little research about Spot Farms, and I am really impressed by this company!   At Spot Farms they strive to make the best treats and dog foods for our dogs.  They partner with farm families across the country to bring you the very best regionally grown, antibiotic-free chicken, turkey and pork, and they are supporting American farmers in the process.  Spot Farms treats are made with 100% all natural, human grade ingredients, so all of the ingredients that they use are certified fit for human consumption. Their treats are free of artificial colors and preservatives, so you won’t find things like BHA, BHT, or any other chemicals with strange abbreviated names in any of their treats. You can learn more by clicking here!    


Check out the Key Benefits:
  • Made with nutritious, human-grade ingredients like antibiotic-free USDA-inspected cage-free chicken
  • Real meat recipe that your pup with love, from family farms in Kentucky
  • Simple, wholesome recipe is slow cooked in small batches
  • All-natural with no artificial preservatives or flavors, animal by-product, chemicals, or preservatives
  • Contains US sourced chondroitin and glucosamine to help maintain healthy hips and joints and turmeric which reduces inflammation
And look at the Ingredients:

Chicken Breast, Dried Cane Molasses, Vinegar, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Chondroitin Sulfate, Turmeric.

Now this is an ingredient list that's very impressive, and limited ingredients are always the healthier option!


And the final factor always comes down to taste, because if the dogs don't like the taste they won't eat it no matter how good it is for them!  I was pleased to see that the collies were in 100% agreement, they LOVED these treats.  So we are giving Spot Farms Chicken Jerky dog treats our highest recommendation.  Head on over to Chewy.com and order some of these wooftastic treats for your best friends!




We were sent this package of treats, in exchange for our honest opinion.  Chewy.com did not compensate us for this review.


Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Time for a review from our crew!

This month our friends at Chewy.com 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 Chewy.com 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 Chewy.com!  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 Chewy.com 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 Chewy.com 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?
Ingredients:
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!

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!