Friday, January 30, 2015

X-L-I-X . . . is THAT Pronounced SH-LICKS?

XLIX is a new word I am just learning. I am not sure how to pronounce it. . . SH-LICKS? EX-LICKS? SH-LEASH? Do you have ANY IDEA how to say this weird word?

All I know at this point is that it has something to do with SUNDAY (one of my favorite days of the weeks cuz BOTH Mommys are home with me). . .

And it has something to do with FOOD! Yummy forbidden-type food like CHIPS, GUACAMOLE,
QUESO, maybe some BROWNIES. . . The thought makes my mouth water.

I have heard a rumor about it having something to do with FOOTBALL. I'm more of a BASEBALL and HOCKEY gal but I do enjoy watching our local team play football. They were dismal this season. . . BUT that is totally beside the point.

In the LONG RUN, it is about having time with my FAMILY eating and enjoying something TOGETHER.

I hope you have a great SUPER SUNDAY - and if you CARE about who wins the football game, I hope your team WINS.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Solid Gold Food-formance - review

C - Crunchier than crunchy
I  -  Ideal for a snack
N - Nutritiously made with Barley flour, Oat flour, and rolled Oats
N - Natural ingredients like Lamb, Fish, Flax and Seaweed
A - Aptly named because it has CINNAMON
B - BIG size that can be broken to suit Molly
O - Over the top taste
N - No Wheat, Corn, Soy
E - Easy on the digestion

When asked us to review a snack sensation called CINNA-BONE, we were hesitant. I mean, CINNAMON does not really sound yummy for a dog treat and I was sure picky MOLLY would be all "No WAY Jose!"

But we chose ir anyways because CINNA-BONE is made by Solid Gold and they are known for their holistic approach to pet nutrition. Plus, when I was just a wee puppy, the breeder recommended Solid Gold as a good puppy for to insure strong bones and teeth AND a luxurious coat. Since I was (and still am) an UBER HEALTHY pug, I think I can assume it was in large part to eating the right food.

I was not prepared for the CINNA-BONE.

I was all "Ok Mommy, let's get this over with. . ." and "A TREAT'S a treat - give it to me.  . ."

But then Molly and I tried it.

Our bag of Cinna-Bone went from ZERO to HERO in no time flat (actually, the BAG went from packed full to ZERO in less than a week.

Maybe the Mommys overfed us. . .

Maybe somepuggy got into the bag. . .

I'm not saying AND no one can PROVE anything.

In summation, I'd like to say - You GOTTA try these treats. They are beyond good and definitely good for you.
Check 'em out at today.

* AS you know, I am not paid to do this review. I receive treats free of charge in exchange for my honest opinion. And you all know me - If I don't like something, I say it. The opinions herein are MINE (and sometimes Molly and Sunshine) alone. I want to thank for allowing me to try out this product.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Channel Surfing

It's late at night
And you can't sleep

What do you do?

Channel Surf!

Monday, January 26, 2015

Spinning . . . for . . . PRIZES

Unrelated to POST topic
But I like this picture of me

At the Bay Area Pet Expo, there were all kind of raffles and contests and ways to win products. Most of these I don't even bother with BECAUSE I am not known for being particularly adept at these things. Once in a while, though, I take a chance and get lucky.

Such was the occasion at the SPINNING WHEEL. This particular vendor was collecting money for rescues - I think it was for large dogs, like Pit Bulls or GSD. I like all dogs so thought - why not? My cousin C, who is nine years old and human, helped me out. Her first spin was not too good and the pin stopped kind of in-between prizes. So the nice LADY running the spinning wheel let her try again. This time she SPINNED. . .SPUN . . . whatever. . . it really good and I won a COLLAR!

I have a lot of collars; but you know - they are like shoes and a GIRL just cannot have enough collars. I have some to coordinate with most of my outfits. Anyhow, I was very excited when I won a collar and chose red.

Well, look at the collar compared with the sample food.
Those samples are 3 meals worth of kibble! And that
Milk Bone on the right is the biggest one sold.
Well, I am not sure if this Lady actually LOOKED at me because the collar she handed to me was GIGANTIC! If you can gauge just how large it is from this picture. . . It was B-I-G!

I wasn't sure what I wanted to do with it because. . . although it is super cute and red and has little Scottie dogs on it. . . there was no adjusting it to fit me. Plus, it was so heavy I think it easily weighed about half of me and that is a lot of weight for a PUG!

So what was I to do with such a collar? Well, I thought of having a contest. But, I thought, what if a small dog wins? Then what? Then I thought. . . who is going to trust me after it took 5 months to send prizes from the LAST contest I ran?

The solution struck me as I was sitting in the dining room enjoying a ray of sun. . . I can give it to my FURiend who I have NEVER met but whose brotheroid, Louie, once greeted me so exuberantly that I ended up in his MOUTH. . . SUNSHINE!!!!

Anyhow - that is just what I did.

Here is a picture of Sunshine, my FURiend, in her new collar. It looks absolutely lovely with her naturally RED fur. I am so pleased that I thought of her.

Friday, January 23, 2015

More EXPOsure, for sure

And so we continue with our story about Bay Area Pet Expo. . .

I want to apologize for Mommy's lousy photography.
So many fuzzy fotos.

Our next stop was in the main exposition hall. Now that place was BUZZING with activity! So many people - so many pups! And there were all sizes of dogs from pocket sized to gigantic. It was so wonderful and exhilarating.

Table ONE was our new FURends from Woodrow Wear who make the non-slip socks called Power
Paws. Ms. Lorraine was NOT there which was a real bummer. We like her a lot. We did get a chance to meet some of her employees (but shame on me for not getting a name) and I liked them a lot.

I dashed behind their table to get some ME TIME with them. In the meantime, Mommy was checking out their newest socks which have a fortified FOOT. They protect in wet, cold, hot, weird and so on weather! Yet they feel and wear like regular (good fitting) socks! Love Them! You should go on the website and check them out. There is also a list of vendors who sell them. Maybe there is one in your town?

Doggie chic
We walked around the corner and spied some really cool looking LEATHER CLOTHES for pets. The
booth was really busy and I didn't want to wait in a line just to ask a question (i.e. "Can I take a PIC with you?") so I kept on walking.

We saw some booths for doggie doors and training and then we spotted LuAnne (I hope I spelled your HERE.
name right) at DOGS on Deployment. She wasn't selling anything and didn't have any samples to give us. But we were curious about her mission at EXPO. So we asked. Well, she said, we are collecting money so we can provide boarding and other things for the pets of servicemen being deployed. Hmmmm. That sounded interesting. WHY? Well, she explained that often servicemen (and women) are forced to sell their dogs or give them up at the shelters because they have no where to leave the dog when they are deployed overseas. Donations to DOGS helps provide an alternative so the servicemen (and women) don't have to give up their beloved pet. I like that thought. To check them out and maybe donate, go to their website

After LuAnne's booth, we watched musical chairs (pets and humans) and checked out another row of vendors. There were A LOT of dog food vendors and I wanted to try them all. But I am a PUG and I like pretty much every EATABLE that crosses my teeth and gums. Mommy asked about ingredients, possible food allergies, PORTIONS, and so on. Things I NEVER worry about because for me FOOD is food and I will eat whatever is put in front of me. A couple of these foods were standouts, though -

Grandma Lucy's dehydrated meals AND cookies. All of their food is human grade and, in the case of the cookies, human agreeable as well. Mommy has EATEN one of the Grandma Lucy's cookies before
I am smiling ear to ear
and declared it GOOD EATS! Well, she talked some more about pugs and their weight issues and MOLLY and her picky eating and. . . in the end we got samples to try out for ME AND MOLLY as well as for SUNSHINE (yes, they make dehydrated KITTY food). We thought it great fun to talk to the Grandma Lucy's rep (again, we forgot to ask names, my bad) and I loved loved loved the way she skritched my back and gave me snuggles and kisses. I cannot wait to try their all-natural food. You can find out all about them HERE.

Of COURSE I checked out the PUG PROS booth and all the PEEPS in the booth gave me lots of lovin' and took pictures of me. I was not too cooperative, I admit, cuz they had some TASTY TREATS on the table and all I could think of was I WANT A TREAT! Sorry Pug Pros people. But you deal with PUGS, you KNOW how food obsessive we are. They have a BOWLING event coming up - Bowling for Pugs in Livermore. I think I will have to check that out AND maybe talk Tiffy into joining me. She lives in Livermore, after all.

We also visited a MAGAZINE booth - Animal Wellness magazine - and chatted with their Social Media person. She was very nice and full of all kinds of information about the magazine and Animal Wellness Market, their new online Natural Health Store for pets. I glanced through the brochure and found a couple of items I am going to buy with my Christmas money. Just sayin'. Mommy said she is gonna give the magazine a try as she is tired of the Family Circle and Rachel Ray magazines we have been getting.

A couple more noteworthy FOODABLES that we visited (and NOT just for the FREE samples):

Jake Treats are a BAY AREA bakery that makes SMALL batches of treats everyday so they are FRESH
and TASTY! They call them "...people food for dogs..." and I can tell you THEY ARE SO TASTY!!!! I tried one. . . or two and I give them a HIGH PAW UP for taste and crunch and taste and. . . okay. . . they are just plain Yummy. The baker ladies posed with me and gave me hugs and never ONCE mentioned my weight or anything. They must know PUGS.

Elektras Dog Treats were really tasty and UNIQUE. The owners have a GREEK bakery (family business) and decided to try their hand at dog treats using the same flavors and some of the same ingredients used in Greek baking. It was a hard decision but I finally chose the Spinach and Feta snacks. OMP!!! I cannot stop eating them! They are so tasty and crunchy and superb. If you are at all interested you gotta try them out. Just click HERE to go to their website.

Tuscan Natural dog food and treats captured our attention because we were wondering WHY? What sets them apart from every other dog food? Well the nice man at the booth was very happy to answer that question - it is all in the OLIVE OIL! That's right. Along with their human grade ingredients, they add olive oil to aid in protein absorption, maximize metabolism and energy, introduce natural antioxidants into the die, and to promote healthy skin and fur. He let me taste a nibble and I gotta tell you. . . YUM does not begin to describe this food.

We wandered around checking out the pets up for adoption and wished them well. We also SPUN a wheel for prizes (for a dollar donation). Molly won HAND SANITIZER for her Mommie and I won a gorgeous red collar. . . . which would be cool except they ONLY HAD BUT DOG SIZES! No way will
it ever fit me. I think I might pass it on to my pal Max - if he likes red, that is. While we were checking out some of the booths, I heard someone call "Honor Marie!" I turned around and there was my FURiend Honor and her humom Laurie! You might recall them from my past posts about going to the ballgame. They are awesome.

Some of my other FURiends - Fezzik, Bellatrix and Draego - were at the Pet Expo but I never caught up with them. Oh well. I am sure they had as much fun as I did.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Dog Expo and PUGS Were Invited, TOO!!!!

Last weekend was the Bay Area Pet Expo at our Fairgrounds.It was billed as "The Ultimate Pet Party" so, of course, I HAD to go. I asked Molly if she wanted to go adventuring with me and she said YEAH! So we packed up the Mommys and Molly's stroller and headed to the Fairgrounds.

Once there we parked, walked across this really BIG street and into the Expo. Of the sights and sounds and smells! It was so exciting. We went to the small exposition hall to register and we got our first goodie bag. It was empty, which was a bummer but we quickly filled it with a FREE POOP BAG from one of the sponsors - Doody Calls. Doody didn't call to me all during our visit - but it did to Molly so we were glad to have a poop bag handy.

We glanced around and decided we wanted to INTERVIEW some of the vendors and get a feel for their businesses. If they were local, all the better.

The first table we stopped at was Pet Portraits With Love. Miss Luz had some really neat portraits on display (I forgave her for NOT having a PUG) and a lot of keen spiritual sayings and 
Pet Portraits With Love
stuff as well. She said she could do a portrait from a sitting at her studio in Santa Cruz or from a photograph. I thought  that was pretty cool. She was a very nice lady so I asked if I could get my picture taken with her. She said SURE! Check out her work at

The next table I stopped at was for veterinary services at Pinnacle Animal Hospital. Now, I don't know why I was drawn to a VET table. I have nothing against vets. . . in fact I kinda like my DOGter.
Dr. Moore
Miss Desiree
And the ladies at the table were NOT plying me with TREATS, either! I did eventually GET a small treat (or two) but not at first. BUT, you know how sometimes you just LIKE CERTAIN PEEPS? Well this is how I felt about them. And if I lived closer to them, they would totally be my dogters. They are located on the OTHER side of the valley near my Mommy #1's dance studio. So we are gonna totally chat them up to EVERYONE at the studio because we liked them THAT MUCH.

Look Ma! Itsa PUG!
I am not sure why I stopped by the Arctic Wolf Designs booth because they were ALL about the BIG dog. Really! Everything on the table and in the display was BIG! But I really thought the metal work was cool and I am still working on a plot to bring one into my life! So I asked the nice lady if she had anything smaller than a WOLF? She rummaged around and sure enough - she found this PUG!!!!
Yes, I said, that is perfect. Now to figure out what I want to use it for. Check out what else they have on their FACEBOOK page. It is linked above.

I saw many many many more things at the EXPO! Check back tomorrow for more tales of my and Molly's adventures.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

And So The Story Goes. . .

Hello Young Jedi. . .

So it seems some of you are intimidated by the idea of randomly putting words into a STORY. But DON'T be! It is so much fun and you can be as serious or as silly as you want! Don't try to second-guess the story. . . just put some words down and go with the flow.

Some definitions FIRST:

Noun - person, place or thing --------------------------------------------------------------DOG
Adjective - describes the person, place or thing ------------------------------------------CUTE 
Verb - action word --------------------------------------------------------------------------TROTS
Adverb - describes the action --------------------------------------------------------------HAPPILY 

Cute dog trots happily.

Here are the word choices I made for the Mad Lib I posted yesterday. I am also including one from Molly . . . . . . . . .


Noun ___Frisbee_____________
Adjective ___Blue__________
Adjective __Strong___________
Adverb __Fiercely_____________
Person in Room _Molly_______
Adjective __Fragile___________
Plural Noun _Squirrels__________
Noun __Tire______________
Noun ___Pine Cone_____________
Plural Noun __Squeakies__________
Noun __Toy______________
Verb __Jump______________
Adverb ___Slowly____________
Adverb _Lowly______________
Plural Noun __Ears__________
Verb __Saunter_______________
Adverb __Briskly_____________

AND THE STORY GOES ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------>

Want to become a Jedi FRISBEE? Follow these BLUE steps: 1) Find a Jedi Master: In order to become a STRONG Jedi, a young Padawan, or Jedi Apprentice, needs to learn from someone who has FIERCELY mastered his or her training. Perhaps Master MOLLY is available. 2) Study the ways of the Force: It takes a lot of FRAGILE patience and belief in the SQUIRRELS around you, but a Padawan must understand the Force before he or she can really practice the ways of a Jedi TIRE. 3) Make your own light-PINECONE: Find special SQUEAKIES to place in your lightsaber's TOY. Then, commune with the Force to make it JUMP. 4) Listen SLOWLY: Finally, and most LOWLY, do as the older and wiser Jedi EARS tell you - even if they want you to SAUNTER BRISKLY!


Noun ___Bow_____________
Adjective ___Pink__________
Adjective __Pretty___________
Adverb ___Slowly____________
Person in Room _Sunshine_______
Adjective __Sneaky___________
Plural Noun __Claws_________
Noun ___Dish_____________
Noun ____Water Bowl____________
Plural Noun __Pillows__________
Noun ___Dress_____________
Verb ___Hop_____________
Adverb __Daintily_____________
Adverb _Cheerily______________
Plural Noun __Socks__________
Verb __Run_______________
Adverb __Down_____________

AND THE STORY GOES: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------->

Want to become a Jedi BOW? Follow these PINK steps: 1) Find a Jedi Master: In order to become a PRETTY Jedi, a young Padawan, or Jedi Apprentice, needs to learn from someone who has SLOWLY mastered his or her training. Perhaps Master SUNSHINE is available. 2) Study the ways of the Force: It takes a lot of SNEAKY patience and belief in the CLAWS around you, but a Padawan must understand the Force before he or she can really practice the ways of a Jedi DISH. 3) Make your own light-WATER BOWL: Find special PILLOWS to place in your lightsaber's DRESS. Then, commune with the Force to make it HOP. 4) Listen DAINTILY: Finally, and most CHEERILY, do as the older and wiser Jedi SOCKS tell you - even if they want you to RUN DOWN!

I see some of you took the challenge!!! Click here to view YOUR story!

See how much FUN that is?

NOW if you want to join in the fun, just enter your answers in the

comment section OR send me an email at

Monday, January 19, 2015

Star Wars Mad Lib

I thought today was a good day for a MAD LIB. But what kind? Well, I am in a STAR WAR-sy MOOD. How about a Star Wars Mad Lib?

Guest artist - Tiffy


Noun ________________
Adjective _____________
Adjective _____________
Adverb _______________
Person in Room ________
Adjective _____________
Plural Noun ___________
Noun ________________
Noun ________________
Plural Noun ____________
Noun ________________
Verb ________________
Adverb _______________
Adverb _______________
Plural Noun ____________
Verb _________________
Adverb _______________

Just fill in the blanks (put your answers into COMMENTS) and TOMORROW I will put them into the story. I am sure we will have some very clever answers. 

And May The Force Be With You

* Mad Lib courtesy of Lucasfilm LTD and Price Stern Sloan, a division of Penguin Young Readers Group

Friday, January 16, 2015

Nursing Around

Mommy #1 is sick. She stayed home from school almost ALL WEEK and was confined to BED. Being the good NURSES that we are, Molly and I have been sticking to her like glue. I hope she feels better real soon - although I am certainly enjoying my days as a NURSE.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Tongue Out Tuesday

It's fuzzy but the best I can do.
Licking is my game - kinda "now you see it now you don't" thing
But I do have a most adorable tongue, nonetheless

Monday, January 12, 2015

Breaking Bad

This is a picture of me breaking the rules. The RULES of car safety. Mommy says this is the LAST time I will be allowed in the CAR without my crate and ME IN the crate.

This is a picture of a crate LIKE mine
My actual crate shows more wear and tear
But I love it

Being in the CRATE keeps me safe from flying through the air should the car come to a complete STOP. It also keeps me away from Mommy's feet when SHE is driving. Being UNDER her feet is one of MY FAVORITE places in the world. Being in the crate also keeps me OFF her lap when she is trying to steer, off her shoulder when she is trying to see, and keeps me in one place rather than ALL OVER the car sniffing out eatables.

So why was I out of the CRATE to begin with? Well, the reason is not good because there really is NO GOOD REASON for me to be out of my crate and not otherwise RESTRAINED. The reason is Mommy was in a hurry and couldn't get to my crate with all of the Christmas stuff pulled out all over the garage. The other reason is even though I have TWO different harnesses made specifically for being in the car and staying safe, I am very adept at wiggling OUT of them. Yes, they do fit properly - even kinda snuggly. 

This is an example of my car harness
Clearly this is not me

But in the car I turn into Pug Houdini and I can wiggle out of ANYTHING. I had a car bed with attached harness and I jumped out of it then out of the harness all while Mommy was pulling on the freeway. She used some HBO words then, I tell you.

So that is the end of my roaming wild while on a road trip. It was fun while it lasted. I was a pug on the edge - Reckless and Free.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Car Ride to FUN

It is late December when I get in the CAR
It won't take long, We won't go FAR
We're driving to a place we KNOW
And meeting FURiends with humans in TOW
We'll drive up and over the hills so GOLDEN
To the place we all have CHOSEN

Down again and here's the STREET
We sit on the patio, what a TREAT
There's Tiffy, Phoebe, Zoey, TOO
Fezzik, Draego, and Ellie - is that YOU?
Hanna, Baloo, oh such GLEE
Noodle, Mochi, and finally ME

Thursday, January 8, 2015

We Are SOX Compliant!

Love these

I know I told you all about Miss Lorraine. . . about one day Mommy was reading the newspaper and saw a story about a LOCAL WOMAN who created these awesome therapy socks. Mommy thought it was the most interesting story and she contacted Miss Lorraine for more information about her product and her inspiration (Woodrow). Mommy and I like to highlight small businesses when we can because it is important to support them over big box stores.

Well one day what should arrive at our door - a pair of PURPLE Power Paws to try for ourselves!

Wow! These socks looked really cool and stylish. We, meaning me and Molly, couldn't wait to try them on.

Why should somePUGGY as young and healthy as MOI need therapy socks, one might ask? Well these socks are useful for a number of reasons - traction is the main reason and for Molly this is important. But they are also good for protection and I, perfect PUG PRINCESS that I am, will occasionally drag my "knuckles" when I go on long walks and this causes sores and scars. THAT will not do for me.

So we told Miss Lorraine THANK YOU and promptly tried them on. Guess what! They fit! AND they felt so good, too. I had no problem walking and did not even think to do the ROBOT walk I do in shoes. Molly also trotted all over the house and UP THE STAIRS! This is for what she needs traction - uncarpeted stairs like in our den. Molly has very furry feet, even when she is groomed! The fur concentrates under her toes and it is like she is walking on ice because she slips and slides around. She refused to walk up the two stairs from the den to the kitchen because she kept going SPLAT onto her chin.

I look sad only cuz I had to sit still for the pix

Well Miss Lorraine's Power Paws solved that one right away! Molly, once she realized she wouldn't slide, started dashing up and down the stairs with a whole lotta joy!

The big question is - DID THEY STAY ON? We all have socks that look real cute and fall off real fast. Those are such an aggravation. So for Power Paws to do any good, they HAVE to stay on. Well, they MOSTLY stayed on me but did eventually fall off. Molly's front ones stayed on but her back ones twisted and overnight worked their way off. So Mommy contacted Miss Lorraine who said "Come on over and we'll check the fit!"

Normal socks

I gotta say right off the bat - we loves loves loves Miss Lorraine and did RIGHT AWAY (cuz she gave us lots of big dog treats which we never get). In all honesty, she was very nice to us and spent a long time with us checking our feet and trying different socks. Turns out Molly's BACK PAWS are more like a poodle's than her front and so require POODLE socks. Once Miss Lorraine tried them on, they STAYED and STAYED and STAYED.

Poodle socks are longer in the toe

Molly is now able to wear them all the time which helps on the stairs. She even wears them outside so her delicate tootsies don't get wet when she does her early morning bidness.
Unlike other "therapy" socks, Woodrow Wear offers several kind of fits. Miss Lorraine has discovered that dogs do not have a ONE kind of paw. Some are square, some are long, some are skinny. And one dog may have different kinds of paws in front and back. It all comes down to what the dog was originally bred to do and how it evolved. For this reason, Woodrow Wear has different styles and fits. Check their sizing info here.

For me, I have skinny ankles (who'd a thought?) and so Mommy needs to wrap them with stuff so the socks have something to grip. She chose this -
She got it at Target. It works very well and now my socks are on for
the long haul.

And I gotta admit that adding the tape sorta gives me my own style.
And any of you who KNOW ME know I am all about the style.

Although the socks are not originally meant for outdoor wear, many of Woodrow Wearers DO find they are good for protecting pets' feet in rain, snow, and heat. Miss Lorraine suggests Scotch Guard to make them waterproof. It also helps create a little insulation to keep pets' feet dry and warm. And she discovered the reinforced ones (soon to be the standard Power Paw) will also protect a pet's paw from heat in excess of 180 degrees!!!! So, in essence, desert dogs can now go on walkies on hot pavement without damaging their pads. Amazing.

We cannot say enough about Woodrow Wear Power Paws. They are certainly everything they claim. The proof is in the wearing and we wear ours all the time. And I know they are not cheap ($19.99 for the regular ones, $29.99 for the reinforced ones) but they are durable and washable so they last a lot longer than the $6.99 ones that fall off almost as soon as Mommy puts them on. So they get lost, too. What good are three or two socks when one has four paws?

For PUPS with traction problems, Power Paws give them a dignified* way to move around on their own and do their bidness and eat and interact. It sure made Molly's stair phobia go away.

For dogs with grass allergies, Power Paws keep their sensitive paws away from the grass; and because the sock can then be taken off before the dog enters the house, they prevent the allergens from entering the home!

Thank you Miss Lorraine for giving us a chance to try out your socks and tell Blogville all about them.


We were not paid to do this review other than receiving the socks free of charge so we could try them, wear them, assess them, and put them through our own tests. All of the opinions contained in this review are our own and no one elses. . . MAYBE Mommy's cuz she has to do the typing and stuff. BUT THAT'S IT - no one else got any input at all but me and Molly. Really!!!

*This is the term Miss Lorraine used and we liked it we wanted to use it. But it was all Miss Lorraine's usage.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

ChiTurDuck, Duckchikey, Turchiduck . . . No WAIT! It's Turducken!

I think it is funny what HUMANS name their food. I mean EGGPLANT - what's egg got to do with that purplish vegetable thingy? And NACHOS? What in the world? So imagine my PERPLEXITY* when offered something called TURDUCKEN by Merrick.

*Yes, that's a word. I looked it up. Actually I looked PERPLEXTION up and was scolded by Webster because that is not a word at all. But it sounded so sophisticated. . .

Molly and I discussed it and decided we HAD to have TURDUCKEN. It was the holiday season, after all; and all of the food shows were featuring this unusual meal. What is TURDUCKEN, you ask? Basically, it is a Chicken stuffed into a Duck stuffed into a Turkey and all roasted together. 

Courtesy of Pennsylvannia Flyboy's Deviant Art

It took awhile for the TURDUCKEN to arrive because it was so WILDLY popular. While waiting, Molly and I did some research into this fine product by Merrick, one of our favorite pet food companies.
  1. Merrick uses local growers for their food. Nothing from Asia, nothing from S. America, nothing from the arctic. . . you get the picture?
  2. Merrick uses only real whole foods which means my Mommy, if she weren't a vegehead, could totally eat and enjoy the Turducken.
  3. Merrick makes all of its pet foods in its own human grade certified kitchens. Nothing in the cooking process is portioned out to other facilities.
  4. Merrick foods have lots of high quality protein and healthy fats which help pets thrive. Fillers are not used to bulk up the meal - only good rich foods.
  5. Merrick foods are designed to give pets the most healthful benefits their food can provide. The Turducken is grainfree so perfect for pets with allergies or sensitivities.

And just look at what Merrick's Turducken is made from -

Deboned Turkey, Chicken Broth, Duck, Chicken, Sweet Potato, Carrots, Green Beans, Apples, Peas, Potato, Dried Egg Product, Natural Chicken Flavor, Carrageenan, Calcium Carbonate, Potassium Chloride, Vitamins (Choline Chloride, Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin B12, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Niacin, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Riboflavin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid, Biotin, Thiamine Mononitrate), Guar Gum, Salt, Sodium Phosphate, Cassia Gum, Canola Oil, Olive Oil, Flax Oil, Minerals (Zinc Amino Acid Complex, Iron Amino Acid Complex, Manganese Amino Acid Complex, Copper Amino Acid Complex, Potassium Iodide, Cobalt Glucoheptonate, Sodium Selenite), Thyme, Sage, Rosemary, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Lecithin

Do you see the first TWELVE ingredients? They look like they are straight out of my Mommy's refrigerator!

Anyhoo. . . after all the research was done, all there was left to do was wait. . . Wait. . . WAIT! 

Finally in the waning hours of 2014, the TURDUCKEN arrived.

Mommy said she didn't NEED to add veggies
 as the TURDUCKEN has a lot already;
 but she liked the presentation


I think a picture is worth a THOUSAND words, don't you? Plates licked clean! Happy pups! One happy CAT who decided she HAD to try it too!

Would I recommend Merrick's TURDUCKEN? Yes, absolutely! We love it and have eaten it every night for dinner, along with our kibble. Even picky picky Molly goes KOOKOO for the stuff. And our FURS have never been softer or shinier.

*Thank you for letting us be your taste testers for this fine product! We were not PAID for our opinions. As always, our reviews have our opinions by, for, and of ourselves.