Tasty Tuesday (and some swag)

Hi, everyone ... it's me, Phoebe!  And I'm going to be taking over for Tucker this week as we participate in the Tasty Tuesday Blog Hop (hosted by our friends Kolchak and Sugar).

Tucker let me take over because he says he's too humiliated to show his face on another Tasty Tuesday without something homemade to share with the group.  But I was only too happy to step in because I've got some REALLY exciting news to share.  A couple of weeks ago, Mom got an email from a PR guy for Freshpet asking whether we'd like to receive some of their products to try.  Of course, we said yes!  We are always up for trying something yummy!  Mom was more cautious ... she is really particular about what we eat.  So she checked out the Freshpet website and since she didn't see any of her hot button no-nos like ethoxyquin (a potentially carcinogenic preservative), menadione (a synthetic form of vitamin K, also linked to cancer), or generic "animal digest", she decided to let us try the samples and see what we thought.

And then last week, we received two big coolers full of stuff ... some refrigerated food for the cat kids, some for Tucker and me, and some chews for us, too.  Some of it we've tried already, and some of it we haven't.  We also shared some with the pups belonging to a couple of our co-workers.  We hope to share pictures of Mom's friend K's Shih Tzu puppy, Baby B, and Mom's friend L's Chocolate Lab, Not-So-Baby-B, sampling their Freshpet chews.  Over the next few Tuesdays we'll be blogging about the various items we received from Freshpet and giving our opinions.

Me, with some of our loot!


Freshpet is a line of refrigerated food, treats, and chews for dogs and cats that are made with simple, natural ingredients like beef, chicken, fish, and vegetables. They don't contain any byproducts, fillers, corn, wheat, OR artificial preservatives.  (Therefore, they must be refrigerated, and care must be taken to use them before the "best by" date on the package, and to finish the package contents within seven days once opened.) 

Now here's where you all come in, because we wouldn't feel right about keeping all this swag to ourselves.  We want to share the wealth with our Blog-Land friends!  So this week, next week, and the following week, anyone who comments on our Tasty Tuesday post will be entered in a random drawing to receive their own bag of Freshpet Dog Joy chews or treats.  This week's winner will be able to choose from either



Next week's randomly chosen winner will choose from whichever two are left.  Week three's winner will receive whichever one is left.  So just share your comment and let us know which one of these yummy choices you'd like to try if you win!  

Mom Note (Disclaimer):  We did not initiate contact with the Freshpet company requesting samples of their products and we are not being compensated in any way for featuring them on our blog, other than the samples of the products above, and those that we will mention in future posts.  Our reviews will be our honest opinions  of the products we've received, both from the standpoint of an animal caregiver very concerned and invested in the food and treats she gives to her pets, and that of the reactions of the animals themselves when presented with the products.  We encourage anyone who has had previous experience with any of the Freshpet products to post their feedback here, and we would like those who win the three items we plan to give away to do the same.  All feedback, be it positive, negative, or neutral, is welcomed.


Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! NEW not familiar with FreshPets treats. Just friend them on FB. I do enjoy Sweet Potato treats ... Happy and Enjoy your Tasty Tuesday. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Julie said...

Hi Tucker! Oh, what a nice idea to share your treats with lucky winners, very kind of you! I'd never heard of these treats but I'm going to check them out. Have a great Tuesday! :)

Remington said...

I am always interested in trying something new....thanks for the info!

Two Pitties in the City said...

I bet this taste-test is a dream come true for you!

houndstooth said...

I've never heard of them before, but I'm drooling! I can't wait to hear what you thought of them!


Winnie said...

Dog Joy sounds like a GREAT name!!

Love and licks, Winnie

pam said...

We would LOVE to try the Fresh Bones.

Bobo and Meja

Amber DaWeenie said...

Oh, those look so yummy...and I haven't had my dinner yet either....hey MOM..

I think I'd like to try the Sweet Potato, but I know I would love any of the flavors.

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

So where's the love for the kittehs? Where's CAT JOY???

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

All those treats look so tasty. We love sweet potato but any of them would be just fine.

We missed this week's Tasty Tuesday post - have to think of something for next week.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Tucker The Crestie said...

I know, Spitty, it doesn't seem fair, does it?

Kolchak Puggle said...

What an intersting idea! We are big fans of FRESH products for pups. Thanks for sharing their products with us! We'll have to check it out to learn more :0)

GreatGranny said...

Tucker, this good what Mom is doing. Mom wrote down the bad stuff you mentioned here to look for in my fuds.
xoxo Kassey

The Daily Toki said...

Hi! Interesting stuff - I'll be curious to read your reviews. As you said, it looks very wholesome and nutritious, so that's promising. (PS - Very cool that Freshpet asked you to review their product! That's exciting!)

Sagira said...

Those treats sure look yummy. Never heard of them before.