What makes a good TREAT?
Well, for starters, it should be made of good stuff inside and out -
Chicken (Including Ground Chicken Bone), Turkey, Turkey Liver, Turkey Heart, Pumpkinseeds, Apples, Carrots, Butternut Squash, Ground Flaxseed, Montmorillonite Clay, Broccoli, Lettuce, Spinach, Dried Kelp, Apple Cider Vinegar, Parsley, Honey, Salmon Oil, Mixed Tocopherols, Olive Oil, Rosemary Extract, Blueberries, Alfalfa Sprouts, Persimmons, Inulin, Rosemary, Sage, Clove
THAT'S a lot of really really good stuff. Notice no preservatives or ingredients that cannot be pronounced!
Second, they should be portable so your human can take them EVERYWHERE because you never know when a TREAT OPPORTUNITY may arise.
Although they LOOK huge in this photo, they are small. Very small. Like ONE GULP small. But that is ONE MIGHTY TASTY gulp, I can tell you that. I figure if I look pathetic enough that I might get more than one per trick because they are gone in a flash. It normally wouldn't work because, as you know, my Mommy keeps me on a strict low cal diet so I can maintain my puggy waist. But here is the good news - these nuggets of tastiness are only 2 calories each! Is that perfect or what?
Finally, they should be TRICKWORTHY. Are these trickworthy? Y-E-S they are! Very very trickworthy. I call them 3 TRICKS worthy. That is almost the highest award I have ever given.
Okay, I admit I have something particular in mind - Nature's Variety Instinct RAWBOOST Minis.
Check them out next time you are at the PET FOOD store or, better yet, on CHEWY.COM. These are treats you feel good doing tricks for AND your human feels good about giving to you for said tricks . . . or good behavior. . . or looking cute. . . or just because.*
Which brings me to my thoughts for the day. Have you ever noticed how wonderful the wind smells? Sometimes I forget and go about my day in a routine haze. BUT yesterday it was quite breezy in our town and when my Mommy let me out to do my bidness, I could not HELP but notice just how delicious the air smelled. Not food delish - but LIFE delish. It was a cacophony of wonderful smells and I was outside a long long time just taking it all in. I saw Mommy look out the window and smile at me as I lay in a sunny spot with my demi-snout pointed up. It was so wonderful. Next time it is windy at your place, take the time to smell the wind. I am sure you will not be disappointed.
HAPPY THING #56: The Wind and all of its delicious smells
*NOTE: I was provided the treats free of charge from Chewy.com in return for an honest opinion. I tried the treats over the course of a week. I was not paid for the review, other than a sample of treats on which to base my opinion.