Yard Visitors

Happy Sunday everyone! Mother Nature seems to be very confused. We’ve had springlike weather for weeks! Friday was over 80F. It’s February! We should be freezing and buried in snow. I have to say, I’m enjoying the nice weather. We even had open windows here for a couple of days.

As some of you may already know, Mom’s been thinking for a while now about selling our big house and downsizing to something more sensible. She bought this house with her mom. She would have sold it a long time ago when her mom died, but the prices fell so low she couldn’t. Well, the prices are finally right to sell and move, so that’s what we’re going to do. Unfortunately, the Denver area is too expensive for us to stay in once Mom retires, so she’s looking at houses in Colorado Springs. That way she’ll still be close enough to Denver to see her friends sometimes. It’s hard to leave friends you’ve had for 25 years or more. She was looking at Phoenix because she thought she couldn’t even afford the Springs, but it looks like the Springs it will be!

One of the things I’ll miss the most when we move is seeing the amazing birds that come visit our yard. We have this tremendous pine tree that seems to attrack birds of prey. We also get lots of mourning doves and ring-neck doves that come visiting. The two close-up pictures have captions you can see if you scroll over the pictures.

We get other kinds of birds too, and a lot of bunnies but these are the most amazing visitors. I hope our new house gets cool yard visitors.

Have a great week everyone!

Product Review – Stella & Chewy’s Duck Duck Goose Dinner Freeze-Dried Cat Food

Happy Sunday everyone! We’re having pawsome fall weather and lots of open windows to sniff at.

I’ve got another review for you of a product from Chewy.com. I love doing reviews for them – we don’t always like what we test, but it’s always interesting to try something new. This time we got to try Stella & Chewy’s Duck Duck Goose Dinner Freeze-Dried Cat Food.

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It contains all kinds of good stuff like duck and turkey. It’s also got some stuff I can’t pronounce, but mom didn’t seem too worried about any of those things.

They recommend that you mix the morsels with water to serve it as dinner. So that’s what we tried first. Here’s how that went:20160919_201215

As you can see, most of it’s still left in the dish. Mom left it down for a while and we eventually ate it all, but Mom’s not sure which of us actually ate it.

So then we tried them dry as a treat. Mom shredded up the morsels so we could eat them in tiny pieces. Our reaction – nommy! We all three just love them as treats.20160919_201400

So we didn’t like Stella & Chewy’s Duck Duck Goose Dinner Freeze-Dried Cat Food wet for dinner, but we love it dry for treats! Maybe we should try it wet again now that we’re used to the flavor.

That’s it for today. Have a great week everyone!

Disclaimer – we received the food free from Chewy.com to taste test. We received no other compensation, and as always, our opinions are our own. You can’t make us eat what we don’t like! MOL

Product Review – Nature’s Variety Instinct Raw Boost Mixers

20160106_200736 (2)See this box? It’s another box for us from Chewy.com with more free things to review. Of course, Candy and I had to check the box out right away! This time we got two different things to review, but I’m only writing one of them up today.

20160106_200916This week’s review is Nature’s Variety Instinct Raw Boost Mixers. We got the rabbit flavor. These are freeze dried bits to mix into your regular food. Here’s what’s in it: Rabbit, pork liver, pork heart, pumpkinseeds, carrots, apples, butternut squash, ground flaxseed, montmorillonite clay, dried kelp, broccoli, mixed tocopherols, apple cider vinegar, salmon oil, rosemary extract, blueberries, dried chicory root. Looks pretty good. I’m not sure about clay in my food, and I had to look up what tocopherols are (vitamin E compounds), but all in all it looks nice and healthy.

Mom gave us some to taste just by itself.20160106_201158 20160106_201220We dove right in and gobbled them all up. Those rabbity bits were very nommy. Even EK ate them, and he usually doesn’t like treats.

Nature’s Variety Instinct Raw Boost Mixers are grain and gluten free, and have no artificial colors or preservatives. Mom was happy to see that. As you know, she’s pretty careful about what she feeds us. We love the way it tastes. Mom’s saving them for next time we won’t eat our wet food. She’s gonna mix it in the food to see if it will entice us. So far we’ve been eating our wet food ok, so the experiment hasn’t happened yet. But so far Nature’s Variety Instinct Raw Boost Mixers gets a paws up from us!

Of course, the best part of any Chewy shipment is the box! We get to play in it for a week or so before mom puts it out in the recycling. MOL20160106_211051I know I’ve been doing a lot of reviews, but mom hasn’t taken any of us on any adventures lately. Mom did find a list of restaurants that are pet friendly, so maybe some outings are in my future come spring.

That’s it for today. Have a great week everyone!

Disclaimer – We got the rabbit bits free for our honest review and received no other compensation. And you know we always tell it like it is!