Saturday, July 21, 2018

Narcissism

I'm in Baton Rouge to take my 95-year-old mother's car away from her. I feel like the meanest daughter on the planet. She's been crying since I got here, intermixed with fits of anger.She has a benign brain tumor, an aneurysm and she's banged up her 5-year-old ride at least 10 times. It's full of dents.  She says she's just going to go buy another car. Add in that she let her insurance lapse 3 years ago for about 6 months and now owes a $300 fine to the LA DMV and therefore, has no driver's license and you'll understand my concerns over my graying hair.

CH (looking in the mirror at my vast amounts of gray: Look at all my gray hair! YOU caused that! (I say to her, laughing.

Mom: Look at mine! It's solid white!

CH: Mine is from staying up all night worrying about YOU!

Mom: Mine too!

CH: Worrying about yourself?

Mom: Yep.


Friday, June 30, 2017

Product Review - American Journey Beef and Sweet Potato Recipe

Helloooo good pups and peeps of Blogville! Macy Blue here! Summer is chugging along and I'm working up a hunger in my stream:

Gee, I wonder what Chewy.com has sent me to review. Momma, you'll have to do the reading!



Well that sounds tasty. I know I like sweet potato!  Com'on Mom... let's get busy! I'm hungry! What does it look like?


It sure looks rich!!! This is what it looks like when Momma gets it all put together with my meds and my wet food.  Yummers!


Now for the taste test:


Momma, why don't you fill them in on the ingredients stuff while I chew a bit? I know you like to do that...

Creekhiker here. Macy really enjoyed this food and it's look is really rich. Here are the ingredients:

Deboned Beef, Chicken Meal, Turkey Meal, Peas, Chickpeas, Sweet Potatoes, Dried Beet Pulp, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Natural Flavor, Pea Protein, Flaxseed, Menhaden Fish Meal, Salmon Oil, Blueberries, Carrots, Salt, Dried Kelp, Fructooligosaccharides, Choline Chloride, Vitamin E Supplement, Mixed Tocopherols (Natural Preservative), Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate, Iron Proteinate, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Niacin Supplement, Copper Sulfate, Potassium Chloride, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Pantothenate, Copper Proteinate, Riboflavin Supplement, Manganese Sulfate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Manganese Proteinate, Vitamin A Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid, Calcium Iodate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Dried Bacillus coagulans Fermentation Product, Rosemary Extract.
 Good stuff. It is fairly pricey: 39.99 for a 24# bag but I might work it into the routine. Macy sure likes it as you can see below! 

Take it away Blue Girl!



Gone, gone Momma!
And.. the lick!


Another fabulous pick from our friends at Chewy.com! I give American Journey Grain Free Beef and Sweet Potato Recipe four paws up: 


Creekhiker received no compensation to do this review. Macy Blue was given one bag of American Journey Grain Free Beef and Sweet Potato Recipe  by Chewy.com to devour or not.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Product Review: Merrick Backcountry Pacific Catch Real Salmon Jerky

Hello good pups and peeps of Blogville! Macy Blue here. I'm back with another Chewy.com review.
Momma... what did Chewy send me this month?? 

Well Miss Blue, they sent you Merrick's Backcountry Pacific Catch Real Salmon Jerky. Does that sound good???

That does look yummy mummy! BOL! Gimme gimme! Incoming!!!!!!

And it got it!!!


Nom Nom yum yum.... Momma, you better fill in the blue words while I chew  some more.

Creekhiker here. Merrick's Backcountry Pacific Catch Real Salmon Jerky Dog Treats are a real tasty treat by a great name company. I've always liked Merrick's products and these are no exception. Macy Blue went super nutso for these! 

Ingredients: Deboned Salmon, Dried Cultured Skim Milk, Mixed Tocopherols (a Preservative), Rosemary Extract.

A little pricey but they are salmon. I think we'll add them to the rotation. 

Wait! What?? Did Momma Tightpockets say I could have more of these??? OMD!!!

I guess I better wrap this up and go thank that crazy momma of mine!!



Creekhiker received no compensation to do this review. Macy Blue was given one bag of Merrick's Backcountry Pacific Catch Real Salmon Jerky  by Chewy.com to devour or not.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Product Review: Halo's Mix n Mores

Hello there good pups and peeps of Blogville! Macy Blue here with another review for Chewy.com.

OK Mom... what did Chewy send me??

Macy, Chewy sent a pack of Halo's Mix'n Mores Freeze Dried Cage Free Chicken Dog Food Toppers.


Wow! That's a mouthful Momma! Well... snap to Humom! Let's see it!

Well, Ms. Blue, it's freeze dried so this is what it looks like when I first add it to the kibble: 

  
We already have your liquid glucosamine (also from Chewy.com) in the bowl along with a few fork-fulls of canned food. Then I add a quarter cup of Halo's and a cup of hot water and mix. 



Allow to soak a bit, add kibble and mix well until it looks like this: 



And finally, serve to Macy Blue: 



Moerm? Ierm kinna beezy...

That's fine MB.. I'll tell them about the Halos: 

Here are the ingredients straight from the Chewy.com website: 

Chicken, Chicken Liver, Whole Flaxseed, Salt, Salmon Oil, Mixed Tocopherols (A Preservative), Calcium Sulfate, Calcium Carbonate, Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Niacin Supplement, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Manganese Sulfate, Vitamin A Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Sodium Selenite, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B
12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid.
It's no great secret that I always watch my pocketbook... This is a nice product, Macy loves it and you save considerably more than 5% by putting it on Autoship with Chewy.... which brings it in line with the cost of similar freeze dried foods we've tried. So... we might add this one to the mix from time to time. 

Let's see what the girl has to say. Macy??


I LOVE it! See??



Wow! Momma's getting crazy with the lose purse strings! Hey! Who am I to complain?? I give Halo's Mix'n Mores four paws up: 

Creekhiker received no compensation to do this review. Macy Blue was given one bag of Halo's Mix n More Freeze Dried Cage Free Chicken Dog Food Topper  by Chewy.com to devour or not.
 







Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Product Review:Victor's Grain Free Beef and Vegetables in Gravy

Hello good pups and peeps of Blogville! Macy Blue here with another review for Chewy.com! O.K. Mom, I'm kinda hot and tired from my hike...whachagot to lure me in the that house??

Macy Blue, Chewy sent you Victor's Grain Free Beef and Vegetables Entree in Gravy canned food.

 

That looks pretty tasty Mom! Why don't we show them how to make the Macy Blue Stew??  First Momma mashes the canned food with a fork... cause she likes me to have lots of gravy! I LOVE gravy!


Then, she adds my glucosamine (We get the Grizzly kind from Chewy!) and my kibbles. She mixes it all with a little bit of hot water. And Voila... well, you may notice this is not mashed... Momma's gonna have something to say about that with her old blue words...


But this is me... eating...nom nom nom.

O.K. time for Momma to "blue it up!"

Creekhiker here. Yeah... this stuff does NOT mash well. It's SO HARD! Every time I took a fork to it, it popped out on the counter or across the room! I finally gave up! So, it doesn't make the richest gravy.  But let's look at the ingredients: 

Chicken, Beef Broth, Chicken Broth, Chicken Liver, Beef, Dried Egg Whites, Dried Egg Product, Potatoes, Potato Starch, Carrots, Peas, Natural Flavor, Guar Gum, Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Ground Flaxseed, Salt, Sodium Phosphate, Calcium Carbonate, Potassium Chloride, Tricalcium Phosphate, Sodium Carbonate, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Niacin Supplement, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid), Minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Manganese Sulfate, Potassium Iodide), Choline Chloride, Magnesium Oxide.

Good stuff but... a bit pricey. I just ordered canned food and was shocked at how high it has gotten. I used to keep it between $1 and $1.20 a can and none of my favorite brands were even close to that when I placed our last order.  This stuff is almost $3 a can. I've got to admit, this is steep for me. I'm going to be shopping much earlier when I stock the pantry next time and try to find quality food at a cheaper price. Either that or I'm going to have to start cooking! 

Oy! There goes Princess Pocketbook again! Although...she IS a pretty darn good cook! Hmmm...

Whatever... I liked the Victor's Grain Free Beef and Vegetables Entree in Gravy canned food. Here's my proof:

  

 I give it four paws up... Mom is still finding a crowbar for her wallet. UGH!


Creekhiker received no compensation to do this review. Macy Blue was given one bag of Victor's Grain Free Beef and Vegetables Entree in Gravy canned food  by Chewy.com to devour or not.