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

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 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 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 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! 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 to devour or not.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Happy Barkday to Moi

Yeah it's my barkday! Nothing too special... Mom's SO busy. Work and school and dealing with my Granny's flooded house and a wedding in the family and taxes schmaxes blah blah blah.... She did clean off the porch sofa and let me have a good sunbake today while she worked. She told me no new toys until she's "caught up..." what ever that means! But she did bake a lasagna and a lemon cake and I got some. Then we took a nice nap together. That's quality time, you know!  But when we got up, it got fun!

We dashed over to Auntie Rottrover's and jumped in the Otto Mobile with Osa and went to our favorite Sunday hike. It's on the back side of our mountain up in the National Forest. Nobody is ever there...but there were some "bee people" there today. More on that in a minute.

First, we got to roam a bit. Can you see me??? I WAY ahead of Osa! Isn't it gorgeous there??

Just as we got to our favorite swimmie hole, we ran into all these big trucks. The local bee peeps were having to re-do the trails a bit because they washed out in all our rains. They were doing this to get their hives way back in the forest. I was quite happy cause they made my swimmie hole deeper!

After swims, I got to run...

And Osa Bear ran and ran...

Then we needed snacks so we grazed a bit...

And Mom took pictures of flowers so we waited and waited and waited...

Then we went back to Osa's and found Otto out back showing off his circus skills to the new neighbors. We put him in the car and went to our local favorite spot by the river and went for a hike with him too! We got to hike for four hours!!!

I'm home now and ready for bed. All in all, my 6th was pretty darn nice!!!

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Product Review: Pawsta

Hello good pups and peeps of Blogville! It's me, Macy Blue, with another review for our pals at

I thought you might be tired of our reviews from the backyard so I got my Auntie to bring my best bud, Otto Rotto, out for a hike with some treats!

Chewy sent me Pawsta  from Rachael Ray Nutrish line to review. First of cute is Otto Rotto staring up at his mom?? Can you tell from the look on my face that I adore him??? He was my first friend my mom introduced me to after I came to live here!

Here's a shot of the bag. Mom likes the window where you can see what the treats look like and how big they are. They are shaped like rigatoni and filled with meatables! Yum!

Come ON Auntie!! Let us taste!!!

Oh you're just teasing us!!! Poor Otto! 

Hurry up Otto! I want one too!!!! Dang this is taking for ev errrrrr!

Finally!!! It's MY turn!!! Chewing.....

Oooh and another!!!! THANKS AUNTIE!!!

I better let Mom take over with her blue words about the 'gredients and stuffs: 

Creekhiker here. I was not sure about these...they were nothing I would have picked. RR is not my favorite chef cook er....television hostess.  But darn if they aren't affordable, made of good stuff appears my princess and her big guy like them! 

Here are the ingredients straight from the website: 

Beef, Ground Rice, Pearled Barley, Rye, Vegetable Glycerin, Potato Protein, Brown Rice, Rice Syrup, Tapioca, Brown Sugar, Oatmeal, Gelatin, Water, Flaxseeds, Poultry fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Natural Flavor, Sunflower Lecithin, Salt, Citric Acid (a preservative), Paprika Extract, Beef Stock, Sorbic Acid (a preservative), Potassium Chloride, Carrot Extract, Titanium Dioxide (color), Rosemary Extract. appears we may be adding these to the autoship rotation. 

Whoo hoo! I got it in writing folks! More Pawsta for me!  As for the last word, I think Otto's lips say it all: 

That wraps it up! Otto 'n' me give Rachael Rays's Nutrish Pawsta eight paws up!

Creekhiker received no compensation to do this review. Macy Blue was given one bag of Rachael Ray Nutrish Pawsta  by to devour or not.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Why Me?

I don't know if this is another "gift" of middle age but the right front of my hair seems to be growing straight UP these days! Thank goodness for barrettes!

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Product Review: Blue Buffalo Healthy Starts

Hello good pups and peeps of Blogville! Macy Blue here, chillaxing  and snoopervising my Uncle Chuck working on swamp the pool. I'm here with another review for .

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

This month, they sent you Blue Buffalo Healthy Starts Southwest Skillet with Beef and Egg Macy Blue.

Let's take a look at it in the container: 

What do you think MB? Does it look like pate??? 

I'm not sure what that is Mom, but it looks mighty fine to me... get the fork!!!

 Well that sure is tasty Mom... Let's put it with some kibble.

Mom mixes it with warm water and my meds for my shoulder and kibble. Yum. And....

...All gone!

All right your thing:

Here are the ingredients straight from the website:

 Beef, Chicken Broth, Chicken Liver, Potatoes, Dried Egg, Guar Gum, Tricalcium Phosphate, Natural Flavor, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Carrageenan, Cassia Gum, Choline Chloride, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Vitamin E Supplement, Magnesium Oxide, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Sodium Selenite, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Cobalt Amino Acid Chelate, Cobalt Amino Acid Chelate, Niacin Supplement (Vitamin B3), Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B5), Vitamin A Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement (Vitamin B2), Biotin (Vitamin B7), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Potassium Iodide, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid (Vitamin B9).
My biggest beef with these is the they only come in a 3 oz can...maybe they are meant for small dogs? The price on these is currently 1.24 per 3 oz. and my regular brand is 1.67 for 12 oz. which makes the Healthy Starts rather pricey for my budget. I also did not like the plastic container. It was hard to put a lid on for the fridge and in retrospect, I wonder if I was under-feeding Macy!

Well, I sure like it! Wait! WHAT??? I'm being UNDERFED???? Oh, the abuse!!! GRRRRRR. I have to go have a chat with Mom... but ... I give Blue Buffalo Healthy Starts Breakfast Skilletfour paws up!

Creekhiker received no compensation to do this review. Macy Blue was given one bag of Blue Buffalo Healthy Starts  by to devour or not.