May BarkBox Review!

Yes! Finally we’ve caught a glimpse of sunshine and let me tell you it’s been great! Sunshine and warm weather welcomes lots of fetch games with Ani. She’s obsessed with tennis balls lately, just trying to pry them out of her mouth is a challenge. This tennis ball obsession has led to an obsession with just about anything that resembles a ball. This BarkBox quenched this newly discovered obsession which I’ll elaborate on further throughout the post. Ani was also excited to find a squeaker toy that passes for her favorite feline friend, Moe. (Yes, it’s a kitty) Wow – can’t forget two, yes two, bags of really yummy, yet healthy treats. Let’s just say this months BarkBox was worth the wait, but aren’t they all? It’s hard to pick a favorite when they’re all so great and different.

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The Products

Let’s begin with Ani’s favorite toy – it’s a Megalast Ball by JW Pet! Why is this ball the best? It’s vibrant red color and funky shapes make this ball unlike most, which is why Ani’s obsessed. The holes and shapes make it easy to grip, which is great for a game of tug of war with her doggy brother, Piper. My favorite aspect of this product is its safety. This product is certified non-toxic; free of lead, antimony, arsenic, barium, calcium, chromium, mercury, and selenium. I’m sure all dog mommy’s appreciate that!

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Meow! Yes, I’m in love with this adorable kitty-shaped toy! Who doesn’t like a cute kitty squeaker toy? Ani sure does (even at 1 AM when some of us are trying to sleep). Ani squeaks all around the house, which is a helpful hint when trying to find her! Loopies does a fabulous job catering to our pups!

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Max & Ruffy’s haven’t disappointed in the past so I was confident these healthy treats wouldn’t disappoint either. These strawberry and carob flavored treats are perfect for a summer snack! Every ingredient is human grade – yes! These organic treats are wheat, corn, soy and GMO free! There are absolutely no artificial flavors and they’re low fat! Perfect for our weight challenged pups. Ani loves these irresistible treats.

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No Grainers by Nooties delivers delicious jerky chews! (Ani told me they were delicious) These BBQ chicken flavored treats are also grain-free! Isn’t it wonderful that our pets are fed so well these days? It’s great to know my dogs eat just as well as I do. These soft jerky pieces are great to give whole or easy to break into tiny pieces. Enjoy those jerky chews, Ani sure did!

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If you want any information as to how to get your pup his or her very own BarkBox check out my January BarkBox Review! Enjoy the surprise!

Ani Memorial Day

We hope everyone had a wonderful Memorial Day celebration!

– Bayley & Ani

 

 

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April BarkBox Review!

Ani has had a pretty exciting month; she celebrated a birthday (she turned one on the 18th!), met some new doggy friends, enjoyed some beautiful Spring weather, and received her BarkBox! The best part of it is, Ani’s BarkBox was delivered on her birthday! What a great birthday gift! (Not that she didn’t get three brand new toys earlier that day.) I was thrilled my little birthday girl could enjoy another great birthday surprise! We opened that brown box to lots of goodies. Talk about spoiled pup! Five items and all for her? I’d say she’s one lucky girl. She couldn’t resist getting her cute button nose right in that box.

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Let’s get started.

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I’ll start off with Ani’s favorite gift. Once she got her mouth on this there was no getting it away from her. This adorably spooky toy is a product of Loopies. It’s much more durable than most squeaker toys. It’s long legs make it excellent for a game of tug-o-war and it’s tennis ball head makes it great for a game of fetch! Ani is obsessed.

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Have you ever opened a bag of dog treats and wondered how these smell better than your own food? These treats smell great. I couldn’t believe it! These soft, chewy, and grain-free treats make great training treats. They are slightly small for larger dogs. Off-Leash treats did a nice job capturing Ani’s attention!

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Riley’s Organics did an awesome job making sure our pets are held to the highest standard. These treats are free of corn, soy, wheat, sugar, and preservatives! It’s great knowing our dogs are given the same opportunity to live a healthy and smart lifestyle. Feeding your dog the right products makes all the difference.

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Oh Barkworthies – my pooch is thoroughly impressed with your 100% beef bladder yummy treat. Maybe not very tempting for us human owners, but Ani sure enjoys it! This is a great alternative from the traditional rawhide chew. These bully sticks are chemical and preservative free making them a favorite in my household.

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Who doesn’t enjoy a smoothie? Us humans shouldn’t be the only ones who can enjoy one – what about our pups? Mr. Barksmith answered our dogs prayers! They’ve created a carrot cake smoothie treat just for our canine friends. This smoothie treat consists of apples, bananas, and carrots; pop it in the freezer for a cold treat or as it is! This yummy blend of fruits and veggies was a favorite.

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If you’re wondering how you can get started with your very own BarkBox check out my January BarkBox Review. I would recommend BarkBox for all my furry friends. Ani receives the best goodies every month! It’s definitely worth it!

Hope everyone had a great April! For those who shared an April birthday with Ani – she wishes you a Happy Birthday! Enjoy!

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Bayley & Ani

February BarkBox Review!

February didn’t disappoint. BarkBox was delivered to my front steps yesterday. Was I thrilled to see that box waiting for me(I mean Ani)? Yes. I couldn’t wait very long to open the little brown box! As soon as I stepped foot inside I grabbed the scissors and popped that box open, folded back that adorable gift wrap, and there they were; the goods! There were five items made up of treats and toys. My Wheaten, Ani, knew something exciting was happening as she walked her paws up the kitchen counter trying to check it out. A squeak! Ani’s favorite noise. It was a new baby (we call Ani’s stuffed animal toys babies). She and I knew this was going to be a great box…

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If you’re not sure how BarkBox works check out my January BarkBox review! I go in depth about what BarkBox is all about and how to get your pet started! I would recommend it to anyone. I love gifts and so does Ani – these are the best kinds too. You never know what you’re going to get. Surprise! It also makes a great gift for an animal lover. That’s how I got stated!

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The items:

Who doesn’t like a eco-friendly stuffed toy? Ani sure does. This penguin from Sprocket Pet Goods is great! It’s colorful, organic, and recycled. It’s vibrant blue color is inviting. The cotton is organic and recycled. There’s a squeaky center and a bouncy bottom! It actually resembles a cute version of a bowling pin while it bobbles and wobbles around. I love everything about this toy. Eco-friendly got me!

I don’t know about you, but my dogs (especially Ani) have terribly bad breath. When I saw Twistix I couldn’t wait to open that bag and immediately pop one in each of their mouths. What are Twistix? They are treats, but not just any treat. These are treats that clean teeth and freshen breath! These are all-natural wheat/corn free vanilla mint twisted sticks. The minty freshness lingered out of their mouths – boy was I happy! Very pleased.

Treats! More treats! These are my favorite. These are grain/gluten free lamb treats by Superior Farms. These heart-shaped biscuits are just a reminder of how much we really love our pets.

What are these bully flakes all about? I wasn’t sure because I had never used them nor have I needed to. These are for picky eaters. Spread the flakes over your picky eaters food and voila! Like magic, they eat! (This is what I’ve heard at least) Anyway, these bully flakes are 100% ground bully sticks which are a bull’s genitals – yes shocking! That’s all I’ll say.

A Heartland Premium bone! These bones look like they’ll last a lifetime – very appetizing! (Just make sure you rip that plastic off before your pup snags it out of their box – it looks that delicious) These bones are sourced from cows born and bred in Omaha, Nebraska. Enjoy!

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Unfortunately, Ani enjoyed her penguin a little too much. The penguins nose didn’t last. Can you see the evidence hanging out of her mouth?

Well as long as it was worth it!

Bayley & Ani

January BarkBox Review!

Don’t you love arriving home to a brown box on your front steps? “Yes, a package for me!” Correction – it’s not for you, it’s for your dog. I’ll explain.

Let’s play the who, what, why, when, and how game! Who is this BarkBox for? BarkBox is designed for your dogs! What exactly is a BarkBox? BarkBox is a special packaged gift containing 4-6 different dog products. These items can include toys, treats and/or hygiene products. They are very unique and are often items that aren’t available in the local pet stores. Treats are all-natural and generously packaged. Why does your dog receive this special gift? Your dog deserves it, that’s why! Puppies like surprises too! When do they get their BarkBox? BarkBox arrives at your mailing address every month (for however long your subscription lasts). How does this whole process even work? BarkBox is based out of New York City. It’s designed, packaged, and eventually sent to your front steps!

Now I’ll show you what BarkBox is all about! It’s great – and yes, I would know because Ani received her first BarkBox today!

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Love the cartoon work on the box! So inviting!

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“YAP YAP”… “I HATE WHEN I FORGET WHY I’M BARKING”

Now let’s open the box! (I was very excited – more so than my dog)

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Love the paper!

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The goods!

I was very pleased with the items I received!

The Petsafe fuzzy toy was interesting (in a good way). It’s the first time I’ve seen a toy like this. It’s stuffing free! No mess if your pet decides to get creative. Quoting the card in the box: “The cover conceals an inner frame that, when bitten, mimicks the sensation of crushing a rib cage. A free-floating squeaker distributes wear and tear. Legs flail when shaken, encouraging tugging and tossing.” A violent description, but she loves it!

There was a Fetch & Glow ball which was a favorite! Ani pranced around showing off her new ball. I practically couldn’t get it out of her mouth. Also, it actually glows! Now we can play fetch all day/night long. The ball was an item from American Dog Toys.

We got treats! Ani’s favorite! There were two different bags of dog treats. Both products were Gulten-Free/Grain-Free, which is wonderful. Ani has been on a Gulten-Free/Grain-Free diet since she was a small puppy and I believe it’s been extremely instrumental to her health. The two brands were Max & Ruffy’s and Primal Pet.

Wow, there was even a chew! It’s a rabbit chew by Etta Says. This chew is an all-natural premium product. They’re great for dogs with protein allergies!

A closer look at the items!

A closer look at the items!

Finally, the woman who got it all! Doesn’t this face scream spoiled! Ani will be enjoying this BarkBox until our next! Can’t wait for February!

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– Bayley & Ani