Thursday, February 28, 2019

Waiting @Chewy Influencer

Hi there Blogville,
It's the end of February so I'm doing this review but I really don't have the final results to report to you. Let me explain.

Sebastian is my best dog buddy. He took good care of me when I was a puppy and he taught me how to be a good dog. Well, maybe that didn't work out so well but he tried.
 Sebastian is a very nice and gentle dog. He almost never gets in trouble and never gets punished. But he's not perfect. Sebastian has two faults.

First he's an itchy dog. Mom has tried to help him stop being itchy. She feeds him fishoils and antihistamines and washes him with special shampoo. Nothing seems to help. Sebastian thinks that rolling in the dirt will help but Mom disagrees and thinks it makes things worse.
His second fault is his breath. It's awful! Dad calls him fishbreath even when he hasn't eaten any fish. He won't let Mom brush his teeth. I can't blame him for that. The silly Porties like having their teeth brushed. Noah would like to have his teeth brushed after every biscuit.

This month Chewy offered us some VetriScience Perio Support Everyday Health Dog and Cat Powder Formula to try. It's designed to be used between dental cleanings to promote clean teeth, fresh breath and oral health. It contains zeolites to prevent plaque from forming, cranberry powder to support gum tissues health and probiotics to displace plaque building bacteria. Mom thought it might help Sebastian's breath.
It's a powder that Mom sprinkles on his breakfast.
 He says it tastes wonderful and he licks his bowl clean.
  But does it help?  After the first week Dad said he still detected fishbreath. After the second week the peeps agreed that Sebastian still had awful breath.

Now after the third week Dad said he thought it might be working. So Mom called Sebastian over for a cuddle and she said his breath might be a little better.

We're still waiting to see if this truly helps my friend have better breath. That would make him very happy because he loves giving kisses and he doesn't want to offend anyone.
Sebastian says this Perio Support tastes good and might make his teeth cleaner and his breath sweeter, but it takes a while to work.

Chewy sent us a bottle of VetriScience Perio Support at no cost to us in exchange for our honest review. We just don't know yet how well it works. We're still waiting.
Keep wagging,

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Now Trending

My life has gone to the dogs.
Our back yard can be treacherous for shoes. This time of the year we have lots of mud and at any time of the year it's easy to step on something unpleasant that was overlooked when we did the scooping. So to keep my feet dry and comfy I wear Sloggers in the back yard. If they get messy they can be hosed off easily. My old Sloggers wore out so I recently bought these new ones.
That takes care of the back yard and I'm usually barefoot in the house, but what about a trip to the store or the vet or whatever? No problem, I have new sneakers.
You may be noticing a trend here. Since Tess manages to step on my feet several times a day, it seems only appropriate that I have pawprints on my footwear. I purchased both Sloggers and sneakers from the Animal Rescue Site where they have lots of cute animal themed items. I especially love their jackets and sweatshirts. If you buy a pair of shoes from them, they give a pair to a needy person. Can't beat that.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Our Special Valentine

Today, Valentine's Day is Fudge's 14th birthday.
We miss you so much.
In your honor we're having  sprinkles.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

The First Review By Mackeydoo # Chewy Influencers

Woof Blogville,
This is it, my very first solo review and it's for a grrrreat product.
Have you ever had bone broth? Mom first read about the benefits of bone broth on the Wild Dingo blog several years ago. Then she found a few more articles about it popping up online. Finally she saw an article about it on the veterinary newsletter that she gets. The doctor was praising the very good things that bone broth does for us dogs as well as for peeps. There was a good recipe there for making it, so Mom made a big cooker full using the bones from a turkey. It was good.
  We don't get a lot of bones in this house but Mom and Dad do cook big turkeys two or three times a year. Each time they make one Dad cleans the meat of the bones, then Mom has been perfecting her bone broth recipe. She adds tumeric because it's so good for us. She makes big batches and freezes it so that all year she can defrost some to pour over our dinners.

Even with Mom's frozen stash of broth, we sometimes run out. So we  were really happy when Chewy offered us Castor & Pollux Pristine Grain Free, Free Range Turkey Bone Broth Dog Food Topper as a review choice this month.
This comes in a handy pouring box container that can be stored easily in the refrigerator once opened. The ingredients are simple too, turkey broth, turkey fat, salt, organic sage and organic rosemary. That's it, no soy, corn, wheat or gluten, no artificial preservatives or flavors or colors. Just delicious turkey.
Mom poured some on our dinner last night and WOW!!! It was grrrreat. Even Mr Picky Sebastian gobbled it up and licked the bowl clean. Bone broth is good for our joints, our guts and our livers plus it's just a nice thing to have on a cold winter evening. If a doggie is feeling sick and doesn't want to eat, a bowl of warm bone broth might be just the thing to make him feel better.
Castor & Pollux also offers bone broth in chicken, beef or beef with tumeric flavors. We think the beef with tumeric sounds wonderful but Noah can't eat beef, so we'll stick with turkey.  Tell your peeps to try some bone broth on your kibbles. It will make you feel special. Mom will share her recipe if you want and  Chewy can help out of you don't want to make it yourself or if you don't have bones available.

Chewy sent us a big box of Castor& Pollux Pristine Grain Free, Free Range Turkey Bone Broth at no cost to us in exchange for an honest review. I've been honest. This is good stuff and I think you'll like it as much as we do.

Who knew writing reviews could be so exhausting? I need a nap.
Keep wagging, Mackey

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Introducing ME

Woof everybody,
Our dear Fudge dog was our bloggy spokesdog for a long time. He helped Mom on the blog by giving the canine point of view. He especially liked doing reviews. Since he left for the bridge Mom has been thinking about who should help her with the blogging. It wasn't an easy decision, but she has finally handed the job to me, Mackey.
 Let me tell you a little about me so you feel comfortable with my new position. I'm a six year old Beagle and Dachshund mix hound dog. I tend to resemble my Doxy side in my looks but I have some distinct Beagle traits too. I started out being named Mackenzie, but it didn't fit my personality. Dad called me Mackey and Mom called me Doodle so here I am, Mackey Doodle or Mackeydoo.
   My peeps think I bark too much. I absolutely disagree. I only bark when I'm happy or when I'm unhappy or angry.  I bark when I'm hungry or when I want to go outside. I bark when anyone comes to the door or when they might come to the door. I bark at the mailman and the trashman and the delivery people. I bark at cats and birds and other dogs. I bark when the neighbors come home and when they leave again. I bark at my pack mates when they don't do what I want them to.

 Mom calls me "big mouth" and "noisemaker". Dad has a bumper sticker on the car that says "Wag more, Bark less", but I'm a multi-tasker.  Mom's always telling me to be quiet or to shut up.  She sometimes tosses me a ball so I have something to muffle the barks. Maybe I can channel some of my chatter to my blog posts.
I do have a confession to make. I kill stuffies and I'm not sorry. Mom and Dad both remind me to play nicely with the toys but as soon as I feel that fuzzy stuff between my teeth I have to rip them apart and pull out the stuffing. Mom keeps the best toys up high where I can't reach and only lets me play with them when she's supervising.
Sometimes I have seizures. When that happens Mom or Dad sit on the floor and hold me till it's over and I can walk again. The seizures are really scary and I wish they would go away but I know my peeps will take care of me. Afterwards Mom gives me a relaxing pill and something sweet to eat. Then I sleep in a dark room for awhile till my head feels better. I went a whole year without a seizure but recently they started again. My face has gotten very gray since the seizures started.
I'm a really happy dog and my tail wags so much that Mom says it might fly off one of these days. I boss the big dogs around and they never try to get between me and my food. I love to eat, but there are some things I just don't like and nobody can make me eat them. Sebastian is my best friend but sometimes he doesn't want to play and yells at me to leave him alone. My sister Syd will usually play but she plays too rough. She's a little crazy.

   Sometimes Noah will play with me and sometimes he snaps at me to go away. The Portie girls all just ignore me. I miss Fudge, he was like my daddy.
 Dad is my very bestest friend and will always play with me.

So that's me, Mackey. I hope I can do as good a job as Fudge did keeping in touch with everybody in Blogville. It's a big job for a little dog.
 Keep wagging, Mackey