Monday, September 22, 2014

Chewy Product Review: Natures Variety Instinct Grain Free Biscuits

Macy Blue, supermodel, here. Hello to all the kind pups and peeps of Blogville.  I'm back to review Nature's Variety Instinct Grain Free Biscuits for

Here's the nice big package sent me. Ignore Mom's thumb.... Geesh! We got the Lamb and Carrot kind...

These were delicious! Does Mr. Chewy sell anything that is not???

I volunteer to try all the treats to answer that burning question!

Eyes on the prize!!!


My Momster always likes to mention the ingredients! Ingredients! Inschmiedents! 

OK, Mom... here's your list. The Nature's Variety Lamb and Carrot Biscuits contain: Lamb Meal, Tapioca, Garbanzo Bean Flour, Carrots, Pork Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid), Pumpkinseeds, Natural Vegetable Flavor, Dried Egg Whites, Montmorillonite Clay, Guar Gum, Spearmint, Inulin, Dried Bacillus coagulans Fermentation Product.

Happy now???

Creekhiker here: As a matter of fact Macy Blue, I am NOT! While these are not the limited ingredient treats that Nature's Variety also makes... I was confused by the use of Montmorillonite Clay. Why would clay be in a dog treat?? Why does it need to be???

I had to do a bit of research. I found a dog blog that states: The FDA currently recommends that all clays or anti-caking agents used in animal feeds be tested for dioxins. She also states that Nature's Variety also refused to confirm if they test for dioxins and dioxins can have toxic effects in animals.  I phoned them as I was writing this one answers. Just a recording promising to return calls in 24 hours.

In the same article, she states that the clay is used to absorb aflatoxins which is even more toxic so maybe the clay is a good thing. Aflatoxins grow when grain is stored in humid conditions. But... these biscuits are grain free... so again, I ask, what is Montmorillonite Clay doing in my dog's treats???

We've had so many wonderful treats from Chewy, with good healthy ingredients that I don't have to Google.  So while Macy Blue clearly loved them... these will not be on my buy list.

 Macy Blue here:  Gee Mom, I guess there's a lot of things for pet pawrents to think about when they buy our treaties...not just whether or not we like them.  I really liked them and if your peeps don't have issues the way my crazy loving Momster does, maybe you guys can get some!

Nature's Variety Instinct Grain Free Biscuits
gets Four Paws up and Two thumbs down from Macy Blue and Creekhiker respectively.

Neither Creekhiker nor Macy Blue were compensated for this review. Mr Chewy sent one box of Nature's Variety Instinct Grain Free Biscuits for Macy Blue to devour... or not.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

My Man Always Keeps Me Waiting

...but there is no point in complaining when he treats me so nice!

 Photo by my Auntie Rottrover

Just look at how he looks at me! I'm a lucky girl!!!

One day, I'll get the Momster to put up some pics of us in our special place!

Monday, September 08, 2014

Manipulating the Human: the Macy Blue Version

Good people and pups of Blogville, Macy Blue here.  Apparently, my angel sis, Mabel Lou had some legendary skills when it came to getting humans to do what she wanted. Well, she's been whispering in my ear! Check me out:

This is what I do when Mom wants to take a nap. I do NOT cross that threshold into the bedroom until cookies are offered! It ALWAYS works! BOL!!!

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Another Example of a Vicious Rottweiler!

Doesn't he look dangerous???

Macy does not play with toys and our pal, Otto Rotto is SO playful!! And so are his sibs, Bart and Ruby. I have a ton of toys that aren't exactly "Macy -sized" and even if she became a playful dog tomorrow, they simply wouldn't work for her! 

So when he came over for a swim, I brought all the big toys out to see what Otto thought...he LOVED them! He couldn't decide which to play with first.

Oh... the baby rotten! The OCTOPUSS with all the squeakers! No wait...the strawberry makes a weird sound...but l@@k at that giant bone!!!!

He played with them all and I told him they were his to share with his sibs! One for each and one to fight over! LOL! (Cause I AM an evil auntie!)

You should have seen him trying to leave...He would pick one up and take it so far and return for another! I finally told him to just help his mom to the car and I would get all the toys. He was ecstatic when they were placed on the set with him!

A good time was had by all the rottrovers but I'm sure that story will continue on their blog!

And, as a footnote, my confounding little black mini rott always chases lizards when I'm in the pool, even though it's midnight. She has started lying beside the pool to wait for me. And to entertain herself... she chews on Otto Rotto's pool toy!!!! (Shhh! Don't tell him! He might attack another toy!)

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Product Review: Dr. Tim's Natural Beef Liver

Hello there good peeps and pups of Blogville! Macy Blue here! Time for another review! I must say, I'm really starting to get into this modeling gig! Here goes my review for Dr. Tim's Natural Beef Liver.

I seriously think the good folks at Mr. Chewy should hire me a better photog though. My mom's skills are lacking:

She wasn't even focusing on my face... but the basil leaves... she can focus on those! OY! She can stay on as my assistant for sure. After all she knows my feeding schedule and she's really good at ordering from Mr. Chewy and opening boxes. 

Speaking of Mr. Chewy boxes, I have to tell you about Dr. Tim's Natural Beef Liver. I was on alert from the moment Mom opened this box! BoyOhBoy, is that some good stuff!

Mr. Chewy's website lists all the ingredients... all ONE of 'em! BWaHaHaHa!  Yessirree, Dr. Tim's Natural Beef Liver contains 100% Freeze Dried USDA inspected beef! That's it! Mom says she would slice them up for training treats give them to me whole at least 20 times a day.

I could NOT wait to get my lips on some! As I mentioned, Mom had some issues giving me one and getting a pic of me eating it... cause I hoovered them down so fast!

I'm hiding one in my cheek while imploring Mom to toss me another here:

Com'on MOM! Don't make a girl BEG!

PRODUCTION! I'M DROOLING HERE!  You can't make me wait that long between shots!

Well, now that was a money shot if ever there was one... I guess Mom gets to keep her job! Just L@@k at that tasty, delectable Natural Beef Liver chew flying through the air!!!

Mom added this one just to be sassy... she says I have devil eyes! They are delicious eyes Mom... that's the look of bliss!

Neither Creekhiker nor Macy Blue were compensated for this review. Mr Chewy sent one box of Dr. Tim's Natural Beef Liver for Macy Blue to devour... or not.