So ... last month, one of the blogs I visit regularly, That Touch of Pit, wrote a blog post about something called a Bark Box. You can read that post HERE!
To say the least, I was intrigued. A monthly delivery of goodies addressed to my favorite pups for as low as $17 a month with 10% going to an animal charity? Where do I sign up?
Well, I signed up HERE and so can you!
I was on vacation when my box came, and last week was so crazy that even though I took a sneak peek, it wasn't until today that Tucker & Phoebe got to see what was inside. What WAS in the box? Well, let's see. There was:
1) A Soggy Paws towel by Farfetched!
From the accompanying informational card in the Bark Box: "The Soggy Paws dog towel by Farfetched is a real winner for all seasons. Whether you're coming in from the rain, drying off from a swim, or after a walk in the snow, just pop your hands into the convenient pockets and get dryin'."
I will DEFINITELY be making sure this handy towel gets into the bag we take to the dog park/beach!
2) Double Nut Super Boost treats from Tumbleweed & Eddies
Here's Tucker anticipating my (too slow) hand delivering one of these treats to his eager mouth:
And here are the treats themselves:
Bark Box says: "These Double Nut Super Boost treats are grain free and packed with vitamin rich and antioxidant superfoods. When your dog falls in love with these tasty treats, visit their website to buy more. It's FREE SHIPPING on every order!"
Mom note: Tucker & Phoebe LOVED these treats, but I do want to point out that while some of Tumbleweed & Eddie's treats may be grain free, these particular ones aren't. The ingredients are oat flour, ground peanuts, quinoa, flax, and coconut oil.
This is by FAR the biggest hit of our inaugural Bark Box! And to prove it, here's a short video of Phoebe enjoying (read obsessing) over the Gimme Gummy.
From the Bark Box info card: "The Gimme Gummy from Safemade is safe, durable, and a boatload of fun for your furry friend. Made of food-grade silicon, the toy is freezer, oven, and dishwasher safe. Check out the recipe section on their website for fun treats to bake or freeze right inside!"
I happened to have a sample bag of Fromm Duck & Sweet Potato kibble in my desk drawer (I use it for treats) and so to test out the toy, I put maybe ten pieces of kibble in the Gimme Gummy and then plugged the hole with one of the Tumbleweed and Eddie's treats mentioned above. I filled another food toy with the same amount of kibble and gave that one to Tucker and the Gimme Gummy to Phoebe, and it kept her occupied for well over an hour. The kibble was shaken out and gone in pretty short order, but in the process the treat became moistened with saliva and began to slide backwards into the cavity of the toy, remaining oh so tantalizingly out of reach of even the most determined swipes of her little tongue. It kept her occupied for the duration of one thirty minute conference call and a quick lunch with colleagues in the break room down the hall. By the time she had conquered the toy and extricated the treat, Tucker had finished with his treat ball and gone to lie down in the dogs' shared office bed to gnaw a bullystick. The Gimme Gummy is my new best friend!
This was a single serving cup of the Minty Fruit flavor which contains pureed bananas, apples, and pears, along with water and peppermint extract. Tucker & Phoebe don't generally like frozen stuff, so I'll be gifting this to one of my friends' or relatives' dogs for their enjoyment. My friend J's German Shepherd loves ice cubes, so I think he might enjoy this.
Think your pup might enjoy one of these Cool Treats? Here's what Bark Box had to say: "What could possibly be more refreshing on a hot summer day than a frozen smoothie? Pop this Cool Treat by Mr. Barksmith into the freezer, then serve it up to your pooch as a cool snack. All natural and made in the USA!"
We were SUPER excited to find a sample size of this great product in our Bark Box, since we are BIG fans of Stella & Chewy's around this house! The pups & kitties here at Chez Tucker are raw fed, but sometimes when we travel, bringing raw food along isn't convenient. Stella & Chewy's Freeze Dried meals (which also come in Chewy's Chicken, Dandy Lamb, Duck Duck Goose, and Surf N' Turf) are often what we turn to in these instances. These meals are made with raw, naturally raised (no added hormones or antibiotics) meat, poultry, or fish, plus organic fruits & veggies. No grains, no artificial preservatives, salt, sugar, or coloring. And they're made in the USA in the great state of Wisconsin!
So that's what's in our Bark Box this month! We can't WAIT for next month!
P.S. We were not contacted by Bark Box or any of the companies whose products were included in it to do a review of the Bark Box or the products contained therein. We were just really happy to read about it on one of the blogs we frequent, and we thought some of you might be, too!