Sunday, August 30, 2015

Happy Birthday Collies, and a review for Chewy!

Today was a special day in our home.  Why?  Today our Ryder and Kori turned 4 years old.  Its hard to believe they are 4 already, but it also seems like they have always been a part of our family.  They have different personalities, with Ryder being more sensitive and preferring to spend his time with us.  Kori on the other hand is a little more focused on playing with the other smooth girls in our family. (but she still needs her cuddle time) They both have the sweet and gentle collie personalities, and they are both very loved.

 Before they received their birthday presents, they posed with Pumpkin for our newest review for  They sent us Orijen Alberta Freeze dried Lamb dog treats and for Pumpkin, they sent us a Temptations snacky mouse cat treat toy.

They LOVED the treats!  Five out of five collies approved!  And looking at the ingredients, I love the quality.  Unlike so many dog treats you find on the store shelves these days, Orijen Alberta Lamb treats has just three ingredients.  Just. Three. Ingredients.  The only thing you will find in these treats are lamb, lamb liver and lamb tripe.  And what really sold me on these treats, is that none of the ingredients were outsourced.  So there is no need to worry about questionable ingredients from China or other countries.

And the Temptations Snacky Mouse Toy was really fun.  It took Pumpkin a few minutes to figure out how it worked, but once she caught on, she was fixated on it.  A toy that she could play with that dispensed treats?  Kitty heaven!  I can see this toy making lots of cats happy around the holidays!  It's definitely something we would recommend to others.

 Then it was time for toys and special birthday cookies.  They were so patient and so good for me.  I was happy to see they still remembered the "leave it" command I had taught them when they were puppies.  I guess a "collie never forgets!"

And finally, it was time for cake.  They are such good dogs, such amazing friends, they deserve to be spoiled on their special day!

If you want to read about their amazing birth story, click here:
Happy 1st birthday!


  1. Happy Birthday!!! Looks like you had a good time doing your review.

  2. Looks like a great birthday celebration, Ryder and Kori!

    And I loved reading their birth story. Thank you so much for linking to it. So glad you had something so wonderful come out of a frightful storm.

  3. Happy Birthday to youuuuuuu
    Lily & Edward

  4. Happy Birthday Ryder and Kori!!! What a great party you both you remember that Valentine Dance that Ryder and Maggie went to and you both were just young ones??? Now you are growing up for sure!!! Stella Rose

  5. Happy Birthday! My dog would love one of those giant toys that you have. I hope your birthday was fun.

  6. Ahhhhh! How stinking cute your furry family is! <3 My cat looooves the Snacky Mouse too! I haven't heard of the Alberta dog treats but I bet Coco and Toby would love them. Thanks for sharing and happy birthday, Ryder and Kori.

  7. Happy Birthday to you! What a lovely cake and presents!

  8. A Happy Belated Birthday to Ryder and Kori!! Looks like you had a great birthday with cool gifts and a pretty cake!!

    We use the Origen treats all the time--the lamb, bison, beef. Lamb is the favorite. We like that they are species appropriate food, unprocessed, no added ingredients, and made in Canada!! The dogs just like them, period!!