Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Product Review: Solid Gold Beef Recipe Holistic Dog Food

Hello Good Peeps and Pups of Blogville! Macy Blue here! Momma's good shoulder has been acting up so here we are with our Chewy review on the last day of the month again...sigh.

This month I was asked to review Solid Gold Barking at the Moon Beef Recipe Holistic Dog Food. That was a mouthful!!  O.K. Momma.... I'm waiting.  Oh dear... we need a can opener???! Hurry Momma, HURRY!  Ah that's better!  Just l@@k at that deliciousness!!!

That's enough lookin! Let me taste it! LET ME TASTE!! Outside??? ARGH! Pawrents! O.K. Mom...I'm WAITING...

Here it comes!!!! 


OMD! That's good stuff!! WAIT Momma!!! I'm still licking the fork!

That was deeeelish! I think I need another taste Momma!

Oh gosh! That's soooo good!!! Oh Momma! Did you have to post the drooooool photo???

I know Momma always has her own opinions and she likes you all to know the gredients so here's Mom:

Macy loved this but I found the ingredients kinda long compared to our usual variety:
 Beef, Beef Broth, Dicalcium Phosphate, Cassia Gum, Carrageenan, Guar Gum, Dried Egg Product, Tricalcium Phosphate, Flaxseed, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Cranberries, Blueberries, Choline Chloride, Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Vitamin E Supplement, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Thiamine Mononitrate, Cobalt Proteinate, Niacin Supplement, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Potassium Iodide, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid.
It is grain and gluten free, if you or your dog have sensitivities. And it's meant to be a stand alone full meal. I typically use canned food to boost the protein in kibble and wet it down...make a good gravy for the kibble.

My issues were the need for a can opener and the long ingredient list. It's been so long since I needed one, it took me a while to find one! LOL!  Some of the ingredients in this food are on the controversial list for dogs. Our current can food has only four ingredients. 

Solid Gold is priced $33.36 / 12 at this writing. Our regular brand is $18.70 / 12... so I see little reason to make the switch.

Back to Macy Blue

Yep...I think it's good stuff! Too bad Mom is so darn picky!

I loved it!

I'm giving Solid Gold Barking at the Moon Beef Recipe Holistic Dog Food four paws up and one dirty stare up at Momma for taking my can away! GRRR!

Momma gives it one thumb up and one down for ingredients, price and hard to open can. She did like that I enjoyed it so much...  Picky picky picky!

Neither Creekhiker nor Macy Blue were compensated for this review. Mr Chewy sent one case of Solid Gold Barking at the Moon Beef Recipe Holistic Dog Food for Macy Blue to devour... or not.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Traveling Dog

Hello Good People and Pups of Blogville! Macy Blue here, fresh from my vacay in Loosiana! I had a great time.

I wasn't so sure about flying....lotsa people around.

But Momma kept telling me I was OK and I believed her...but I think she slipped me some "funny cheese" to help me chill out! Momma said she really didn't like the accommodations on Delta - that the bulkheads were way too small compared to the other airlines she's traveled...but this was my first pair of flights. It was pretty tight!

But I loved being at my Granny's even if "someone" didn't walk me for the whole 10 days we were there!  But I got lotsa exercise. My Granny's yard is hooooge!!! And she's got lotsa lizards!

We went there cause my Mom hasn't made a trip in two years... she lost my angel sis Mabel Lou last spring and I had so many issues, Momma was uncertain about traveling with me. But Gran needed lotsa help around her big yard and house so we had to go. Momma stayed so busy! She trimmed the trees for three days! Hauled limbs to the street, chopped firewood, cleaned gutters, picked veggies, showed Gran how to use the weedwhacker. During the "heat of the day"... that's a joke but I think Mom means the middle of the day, she worked in the house. Cleaning, redoing Granny's clocks, fixing the stove, fixing the phones, etc. Momma just stayed busy busy!

But as for the heat of the day... it was always hot! Momma kept complaining of something called "flop sweat" and was always wiping her face with a towel.  She was changing clothes twice a day!  It was  hot even at night! This is me drinking some of my Granny's captured Loosiana rainwater:

Momma didn't like me doing that but...my water bowl was a whole 'nother 10 feet away! Geez!  And don't I look hotified here:

The main reason I was so hot was I invented a new sport or lizard hunting technique called Hosta Diving. See that row of green plants??? Those are my Granny's hostas.

Momma said I reminded her of those snow foxes that know there is a rat deep under the snow and they leap in the air and dive under the snow. Only I knew there was a lizard in the hostas... so I would leap up and dive in and disappear! Momma and Granny laughed at my efforts until they saw the bounty of my hunts!

Even though we rarely left my Granny's no wifi zone... and Mom was too popped to walk me, we got to the dog park once... I made a friend and my Granny even came with...she's watching me from the shade back there... Every dog in the place loved my Granny! They all came up to her for pets. I got a little jealous at this one chichi that kept sitting in her lap...not that I want to sit in her lap or anything!

Momma did take me to meet my cousin Bailey who lives 10 houses from Granny. Seriously in the midday Loosiana heat, that was enough of a walk. We drove there a few times it was so hot. But I LOVED my cousin...he's so cool!!!  He let me play with his toys and we both try to "out pee" one another in the yard.

But the best part, was my Granny. She had spoiled me a bit here at Christmas but she spoiled me even more at her house. She was amazed that, now, I let her pet me! I've learned to trust the humans my Momma likes a bit! I even stayed alone with my Granny when my Mom had to run to the store and I didn't complain at all!

I really enjoyed my vacay but Momma says she hurts all over. She's moving mighty slow since we got back!

Friday, June 05, 2015

Not Feeling So Great

Hello good pups and peeps of Blogville. Macy Blue here. I spent the afternoon at the vets!  It was not fun! Momma has noticed I've been waking up gasping for air a couple times a night. She started to fear I had ingested one of those foxy tails...which would mean surgery! 

Since I had a vet appointment for Monday, Momma just moved it up. She's so efficient like that! The doc told Momma that my heart murmurs and it's kinda loud and that could affect my breathing! But they x-rayed my innards and found no foxy bits but did find inflammation and congestion in my lungs! Bronchitis!! I'm on auntie-botics for two weeks and they told Momma to steam me! I don't think she has a pot that big...not to mention that does not sound fun! 

And speaking of Aunties...MY Auntie Rottrover showed up at my vet! I was so happy, I climbed up and kissed her! Auntie and Momma talked sweet words to me while the doctor lady poked me over and over!

The doc says there is no treatment for my heart murmuring until I'm older and for now to keep exercising me! Yay! 

 So we went up the mountain...where my pal Buster had run off after a deer. Momma brought lots of cold water cause Bussie comes back exhausted...we only hiked a short ways before we found Bussie, exhausted in the shade, and Momma wore the wrong socks and was getting blisters...sigh. But I was hot hot hot and tired back at the car. 

If you can, say a little prayer for my bronchitis and that my murmuring heart never needs meds! 

Thursday, June 04, 2015

Do You See Her?

We've run into many deer this year. This is the best picture I've gotten so far.

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Product Review: Dr. Tims Natural Beef Liver

Hello there good peeps and pups of Blogville! Macy Blue here! Time for another review! We were surprised when Chewy.com sent us more of  Dr. Tim's Natural Beef Liver! I reviewed it before (loved them!)...didn't I do a good enough job?? But Momma says we can still make it fun and interesting... with OTTO ROTTO!

Otto Rotto was the first pack member I met  and I love him mostest of all!! Even though he's our biggest pack member and Momma says he's more than capable of standing up for himself, I feel I have to protect him when the other girls in the harem pick on him!  So we had some of Dr. Tim's after a "Jungle Cruise" hike!

Ok Otto, you ready???

Ready and waiting MB! Auntie's kinda slow with the packaging!

OMG! That was GREEAAT!!! Com'on Mom! Gimme another!!!

SLOW DOWN big guy! My mom's gotta take pictures for Chewy and she's not too good at it!

But they are soooo tasty Macy Blue!! I mean ...Yummers!!!!!

They are pretty tasty! Mom used these when we were going to human school so she could learn how to communicate with me!

Well, I would do anything for more of these!!!

More Auntie! MORE!!!

Mom was so silly...she didn't even take a picture of us together! But she did forget and put that box of Dr. Tim's Beef Liver on the ground.... Let me just hold it for you Momma...

Darn... she's fast when she needs to be! Momma wants me to remind you of the gredients...she says your humans are awful concerned of that stuff  so...direct from the Chewy website:

Dr. Tim's Natural Beef Liver contains 100% Freeze Dried USDA inspected beef!
Ok pups and peeps... excuse me but I gotta hoover!

 Macy Blue gives Dr. Tim's Natural Beef Liver  four paws up and I give it two thumbs for quality, likeability and ease of use in training!

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.