|Oh Chewy.com - you are SO GOOD to me. . .|
I have - and it is not easy, I tell you. But I WILL try anything for some treats - like Nature's Variety Prairie Pumpkin and Cranberry TREATS. I admit, I was a little unsure if I should pick these when Chewy.com offered these as part of their October Pumpkin extravaganza newsletter. I mean, they SOUNDED yummy and all. But they also advertised these treats as a healthy choice. SINCE WHEN is a treat. . . a GOOD treat. . . ever a healthy choice?
EVERYTHING had pumpkin in some form. It was so hard to choose just one! But I had to do just that (plus SOMEONE would NOT let me choose TWO kinds of treats to try). I decided to stick with the company that makes my favorite food in the whole wide world - (Instinct Raw Boost) Nature's Variety. I knew they wouldn't disappoint me. BUT. . . I was totally unprepared for how much I would love these treats.
First, some business re the Natures Variety Prairie treats -
1) They are OVEN BAKED and not fried
2) They contain ALL NATURAL ingredients like Oatmeal, barley, tapioca, pumpkin, cranberries, canola oil, turkey meal, montmorillonite clay, ground flaxseed, natural flavor, cinnamon, cloves, mixed tocopherols (preservative), citric acid (preservative), rosemary extract
3) They have no wheat, corn or soy and NO artificial preservatives (which they totally don't need because they won't hang around that long)
4)They TASTE GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRReat!
They arrived at Casa de Noodles like all Chewy.com stuff - FAST! I knew the instant the doorbell rang that it was Mr. Delivery Man bringing me something from Chewy.com. So I welcomed him - loud and clear. And for a long time. FINALLY, Mommy brought the package inside and opened it for us. Molly was going positively bonkers - so much so that Mommy could not get her to pose nicely with me (she kept trying the nip at my paws).
|This was the best picture Mommy could take. Molly is |
practically across town!
So then Mommy put them away. She said we were being too wild to deserve a treat and we'd have to wait until we calmed down. How could she do that to ME of all pugs?! All because of THAT MOLLY, too. So I nipped at Molly's paws like she had done to me. Mommy said a few HBO words and before I knew it, WE were on TIME-OUT in the big room.
When she finally decided we had REPENTED enough, she let us out and asked us into the kitchen. DOGGONE. . . it was bad. . . real bad. . . I knew at a glance that this was where the REAL TORTURE was gonna happen!!! There, at DOG LEVEL was the bag of treats and TWO biscuits, one at Molly's eating spot and one at mine. I started to trot over to what was CLEARLY my reward for being a good dog when Mommy GROWLED real loud -"NO!!!"
I almost had to excuse myself because she scared me so much! I stopped IN MY TRACKS and immediately sat down. "I'm a good girl, I'm a good girl, I'm a good girl" I kept chanting to myself. Molly, in the meantime, skulked back to the big room. Mommy smiled about then and cajoled Molly to come out of the big room and get a treat. I looked from Mommy to my treat to Mommy to my treat. . . I was so confused.
When Molly finally tiptoed out of the big room and over to her treat, Mommy intercepted her and made her sit IN FRONT of her TREAT. She also could not eat it.
|Molly trying to look nonchalant|
Mommy said we had to wait until she commanded it and then we could eat the treat. She does that sometimes - some sadistic pleasure for her, I am sure. Well, we stared at those treats for what seemed like a really really long time and I couldn't help it - I DROOLED. Those treats were smelling so good with all the pumpkin smell and the cinnamon. . .
When Mommy told Molly she could eat hers, Molly got all weird again and SNIFFED it. And SNIFFED it. AND SNIFFED it before she ever set her teeth or tongue on it. Meanwhile, I'm DYING over on my side of the kitchen and was screaming "Molly Eat It Already" like a wild DINGO! I was desperate because I wanted to EAT THAT TREAT and Mommy wasn't letting me.
So I did the only thing I could think of that would definitely win me the command to EAT THAT TREAT - I tried a HEADSTAND.
|Whew! I'm not sure how long I can HOLD this HEADSTAND!|
Nature's Variety Prairie Pumpkin and Cranberry treats are so yummy. You gotta try them yourself. It is so easy to do - you just click this link and it will take you right to CHEWY.COM and the exact page for the Nature's Variety Prairie treats. Put them in your virtual cart, click PAY, borrow your 'rents' credit card, and VOILA - you will have treats before you know it. Almost as fast as a treat dispenser in your kitchen!
We give them EIGHT. . . no TEN appendages up because EIGHT is not enough. Since we only have EIGHT PAWS between us, we added our HEADS to the count. So, to sum up, they're a TEN on a scale of EIGHT. Succinctly put, they ROCK!!!!
*Disclaimer - I was not paid for this post not for the opinions in this post. All observations and opinions expressed in this post, and indeed in this blog, are all mine and offered free of charge. I did receive a bag of treats to try so that I can offer an informed opinion.