Do-over

Sadly, I can’t even remember everything I put in the lost post.  However, I do know that I had blogged about the latest Chewy delivery, so we’ll start there.

47387,1389673065$SS172$It’s another Sissy-friendly product!  Before Sissy’s extensive allergies were diagnosed, they ate – and loved – EVO kibble, so it was exciting (for me) to see an EVO treat that is Sissy-approved.  (For those not accustomed to my Sissy-centric vocabulary, that means basically no land animals, no corn products at all.)  Despite some “expert opinions” that insist dogs don’t like variety, my girls’ reactions to new treats suggests precisely the opposite, and while there are no photos (in part because the treats are Gretchen-sized and also because they were excited and thus, no photo opportunities presented themselves), the girls LOVE the new to them herring flavor of the Wild Cravings.

(Now… how weird is that?!  The post/draft is gone, but the “media” I uploaded was saved.  Go figure.)

They are training treat sized for Sissy and most dogs, but for Gg, they’re just the right size for a snack, although the round shape does seem to break in the package, so there are Gg training treat bits too.  If your dog likes fishy treats – and you don’t mind fish breath – give these a try!  There are other flavors and a cat variety too.  Thanks, Chewy!  I’ve truly lost track of how many months in a row you’ve offered Sissy-approved options for us to try, but I do know that the past couple of months, there have been at least TWO options on the list of products for your bloggers to review.

Courtesy of CAbi

Courtesy of CAbi

In a drastic shift of topic, this blog’s media library suggests that I also FINALLY shared my CAbi purchases.   It was basically this very look, but with darker ankle jeans and some in and out of fire truck friendly metallic flats.  If you click on that link, it will show you the top in more detail – sure to be a three-season favorite for years to come – and the grey-yellow jacket, which I had to be all but held down and forced into, because I can’t wear yellow.

I am a CAbi fan now.  All-day comfort, machine-washable, and I wasn’t too over-dressed at work but I was perfectly poised for an important League meeting after work.  I look forward to actually being able to attend a show and add to my “collection” soon.  I have my eye on several other pieces that should work well in my very casual work environment and with my general preference for … not too casual attire.

Sorry the selfie is so washed out.  The walls in my office are actually a lovely, light tan, but with Untitledthe lighting and the light-colored jacket…  Yeah.  Anyway, it proves that I can wear yellow, strategically.

Another new love is my most recent Lilly Pulitzer purchase.  I found the wristlet at the register, and while my Lifeproof encased iPhone 5 doesn’t fit in the little interior phone spot, it does sit happily inside the case.  There’s no coin zipper, but my large checkbook-wallet holds coins, so this is the perfect grab-n-go for me.   I had a terrible time choosing which print I wanted, but given how much I hate to change bags, there’s no chance I’ll go back for another.

Courtesy of Lilly P

Courtesy of Lilly P

It’s significantly smaller than my previous go-to wristlet, which is a plus for me.   While the previous trusted friend served me well for at least two years, it was really too large to really be a wristlet.  I mean… if you can’t dangle it from your wrist without discomfort, it isn’t really a wristlet, even if it has the strap.  And best of all, it’s printed PVC, so it’s easy to keep clean and it’s lightweight.

I’m pleased enough that I’m pondering the Lilly P iPad Smart Cover too.  I found a “previous season” print on a discount website for significant savings, so what’s not to love?!  (The shipping, but anyhoo… it’s still a great deal.)

Have you had any great finds lately?

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Halo Healthsome Review

Happy Thorsday, little friday and thankful thursday.  We’re most grateful for your kind words and support after yesterday’s post.   I’m really proud of the way the League is rallying ’round, and several of us will be attending the candlelight vigil tonight to support our friend and her family, and to send light out into the world to guide Alexis back home.

Sissy DIVA has gotten herself into a bit of trouble… sorta’.  You’ll have to read Gretchen’s post for the details. 

47599,1372480062$SS172$Today’s post is all about the pawsome package our friends at Chewy.com sent to the woods for the girls’ approval.   We’ve been part of Chewy’s Blogs for a while now, but as is true in the pet food aisles here, there and virtually, so many of the products include one or some of Sissy’s allergens.  I wasted no time volunteering the girls to review the Halo Healthsome Vegetarian Biscuits with Peanut ‘n Pumpkin Grain-free Dog Treats, after reading the ingredients list. 

I regret that there are no fur-girl approval in action shots, but I can assure you that they LOVED them.   Nearly perfect, ladylike Gg even forgot her manners the second time I offered said treat and rushed right up and put her front paws on my leg while I extracted two treats from the bag.  I do break them in half for Gg, but for medium and larger dogs, they’re a good size.

That I have no photos is further proof that the exceeded expectations.  Generally, the fur-girls will wait patiently, but these treats make them squirm and in Sissy’s case, the drool flows.  Ewww.

Thank you friends at Chewy.com!  We love that you carry quality ingredients that arrive on our doorstep, generally the very next day.  We truly appreciate the chance to tell people how wonderful you are, and how desirable these Halo Healthsome Treats are too.

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This *IS* their favorite activity, but … not their faces.

While we’re waxing poetic about Chewy.com, have you entered their Faces of Summer Giveaway?

Here’s the scoop:

Post a photo of your Cat or Dog enjoying their favorite summertime activity for a chance to win!!  In under 50 words, tell us about your favorite summertime activity with your pet to win a special Chewy prize pack. Tag #teamchewy on Instagram and Twitter, or message us on Facebook to enter!

By sending a picture of your furry family enjoying the summer months, accompanied by a brief description, you’ll be entered to be a featured pet as well as entered into the raffle for a special Chewy.com Prize package. The contest will run through the end of September and the winner will be contacted the first week of October.

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We hope you’ll enter and maybe someone we know will win!

**We did receive our treats for free, but the opinions expressed are our own.

Chewy Thorsday

Happy Thorsday, little friday, Thankful Thursday, League-wide meeting #2 of year and happy birthday to several friends too.  Today’s post is a little different, but I’m grateful for companies that appreciate the role of a dog-ma and carry Sissy-friendly products.
While several of our doggy bloggy pals are already familiar with Chewy.com, we had never tried it because of Sissy’s food allergies and sensitivities.  Earlier this month, they contacted ME, and offered me a generous discount to review their company.   If you’re still unfamiliar with Chewy.com, visit the fur-girls blog for a chance to win $25 off your first order.

I didn’t have time to rush right over and order the moment I got the special code, but that Sunday…  I did.  A series of surprises followed.

  1. I was NOT limited to toys and a few known-trusted brand-name treats.  In fact, I was able to search for products without grains, without chicken, etc.  I will warn you; I found ONE product in the chicken-free category that did have chicken meal or fat (can’t recall) in it.  For some pets, that might not matter, and by no means do I fault Chewy.com.  That’s why we read labels, even on products that were Sissy-safe the last time we bought them.  The pet food industry is not governed as tightly as the human food industry!
  2. They had the brand (Pure Vita) of kibble the girls had fallen in love with when a fairy dogma sent them a sample pack from out west.  Score, and a big part of our “try it for free” budget was knocked in the head.
  3. The treats that were on sale weren’t excluded from our coupon, so we were actually able to try a 15 lb. bag of kibble and 3 bags of treats.
  4. The order shipped almost immediately and was on the front porch in the Woods on Tuesday.  Wow.
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Our haul

Some Chewy facts:

If you do decide to give Chewy a try, please consider using my referral code CHAN9251.  A $10 donation will be made to Best Friends Animal Society if you do.

Thanks Mr. Chewy for inviting us to be a part of your blogger program and giving us the chance to share the bounty with our friends.  Don’t forget to check out the give-away on the fur-girls’ blog.

It’s a Treat…

… to share Treat.com with you.  Treat is Shutterfly’s exciting, new greeting card brand that makes it easy for you to create and send one-of-a-kind, personalized greeting cards. Treat cards are perfect for every card-sending event, or just to brighten a day for the heck of it.

And with a name like Treat, of course there’s something sweet to offer you.  Today and tomorrow (November 19th & 20th) only, use the code TREATBLOGR to get one Treat card for free.

For instance, if I wasn’t so scattered, I could send this nutty fun greeting to the squirrel whisperer, after personalizing it with her name.  (For the record, I do know an Addie too, but she’s not the squirrel whisperer and I don’t know that she’d delight in this one as much as Alison would.)

Who will you treat with your treat from Treat?

**Opinions are my own, but I have been compensated for this post.**