Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Product Review: Purina Pro Plan Tender Strips

Hello good pups and peeps of Blogville! Macy Blue here is with another product review. I've been a bit bored with Mean Old Momma gone so much so I thought it would be fun to share my Chewy bounty with a friend! I got M.O.M. to take me over to Otto Rotto's house to review Purina Pro Plan Tender Strips.

Isn't Otto Rotto the most handsome dude???  We're waiting for Auntie to give us a sample! 

Just look at his eyes! I think he likes it!!! O.K. Auntie...MY turn!

I have to JUMP for mine...I'm kinda short compared to Otto Rotto.

Just lookie at Otto...he wants more! So do I!

It's official! Otto really loves them! O.K. we're going to chew a bit and let my M.O.M. tell you about the 'greient stuffs:

Creekhiker here. I must admit, I was hesitant when we were asked to review these. This brand is not known for its top notch ingredients often using corn as the number one in every product I've considered. But I checked the ingredients before agreeing and was very surprised! 

Lamb, Ground Wheat, Wheat Flour, Soy Flour, Brewer's Rice, Rice Flour, Glycerin, Sugar, Dried Sweet Potatoes, Water, Salt, Malted Barley Flour, Sorbic Acid (a Preservative), Phosphoric Acid, Natural Smoke Flavor, Garlic Powder, Calcium Propionate (a Preservative), and Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols (Form of Vitamin E).

I must admit, they smell awesome! And...the pups went crazeballs for them! And the price is fair! 

Wait! Did Princess Pocketbook just say I could get more of these??? Is the world spinning  backwards??? Did you hear that Otto??

 Oh....he's just fixated.

Hey Look!!! Spike is out!!! (Spike is Otto's next door neighbor that we all love so much!!! She's the sweetest!) Let's share with her Otto!

Hey Spkie! You like it!!!

Awww... look at that face!!! We love our Spike girl!!! O.K. Big Guy, let's go play...

Otto??? OTTO???? Oh gee...this could take a while. I better wrap it up.

Me, Otto and Spike give Purina Pro Plan Tender Strips  12 paws up!

Neither Creekhiker nor Macy Blue were compensated for this review. gave Macy Blue one bag of Purina Pro Plan Tender Stripslue Buffalo Wilderness Bayou Blend with Alligator and Catfish Grain-Free Canned Dog Food to devour...or not

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Tough as Nails / Smarter Than Expected

For those of you who aren't aware, my family went missing this week in the Louisiana Flood. It was a gut wrenching 24 hours before I, along with my niece, finally found my brother-in-law only to find that when he went in a rescuer's boat to get my mom, she was not home! We spent Monday thinking that she had been rescued with neighbors and trying helplessly to find which of the many shelters she had been taken to...Red Cross' Safe and Well Website is a freaking joke!

To make matters worse, I started my new job teaching in an emotionally disturbed classroom and could not work the phones during the day. By Monday afternoon, I found out Mom was rescued...but not on Sunday as I had thought. We still have no idea where she was when my brother-in-law and the Cajun Navy went to look for her! But Monday, a deputy from another parish was volunteering on his day off and Mom stopped them to ask if they could boat down to the back of her property where the water was waist deep to get her trash can that floated away...she needed to clean now that the 2' in her house was receding! They made her leave the house.

She spent a cold night in the Centroplex River Center (concert hall) and by this morning, she had someone find my number and they were begging me to get my brother -in-law to come get her. (His truck was still trapped at his house.) My little cousin was already on the way and the lady on the phone seemed relieved!

Mom is safe and sound and anxious to get to to work on rebuilding her house! Not bad for 93!

Here she is on her river boat cruise down her street:

Mom is just amazing... and one tough broad! 
With me being in teacher training and driving to school 3 hours a day all summer (12 hours a day away from home! UGH!) Macy Blue has been getting the short end of the stick!

With the stress of so many friends and family losing homes this week and the search for Mom and the brother in law and starting a new job...I was just spent when I walked Macy last night. I had taken her to a park over the mountain about six miles because the ocean breezes flow up that canyon. It was 90 something at 6:30 on my porch and I swear it was around 80 there!

My feet were killing me as well as my back and knees. I cut our walk short by about 2/3.  It was still blazing hot tonight and I decided a repeat was in order.

We arrived at the park and I started toward the gate where we always start. Only Macy would NOT budge. No... she wanted to go the way we usually come out of the park! Wha????

I realized, she was making certain that she got her WHOLE hike...not the short version she got the night before!

That, my friends, is the smartest thing Miss Blue has ever done!