Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Tasty and Toeless Tuesday (#ChewyInfluencer)

What a strange title for this post. But, it is what it is. Today's review for the Chewy.com Blogger Outreach Program comes from the three-toed pup around here. To be fair, it's only her back right foot that's three-toed, but more on that in just a bit. At this very moment, Astrid is here to review Newman's OwnⓇ Snack Sticks in chicken and rice.

As is always the case for the picky pup around here, soft and chewy is essentially a must when it comes to treats. We don't want to have to chow down on anything in the crunchy category, peeps. That being said, the Newman's OwnⓇ Snack Sticks are indeed soft and chewy, giving them an automatic lead.

These treats are made with organic chicken, grains, and vegetables. They also contain no artificial flavors, colors, preservatives, wheat, or corn. All of that sounds great, but did the pup like the treats?

She sure did (not that you can tell that in this fantstically blurry photo)! In fact, after both of Astrid's surgeries earlier this month, there was a day or two when she didn't want to eat real food. All she wanted was peanut butter. But, she would also eat these Newman's OwnⓇ goodies, so that was a plus!

(Disclaimer: As members of the Chewy.com Blogger Outreach Program, we received Newman's Own® Snack Sticks for dogs in chicken and rice in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are our own. We only review products that we believe will be of interest to our readers, and we never recommend a product that we do not believe in.)

Now, speaking of Astrid's surgeries, she is doing well these days. And you know what? The biopsy of her amputated toe came back with wonderful news! All of the margins of the sarcoma were successfully removed by the toe amputation. This led to the surgery being labeled as "curative" for Astrid's cancer. Needless to say, this makes us very happy!

Astrid is still in her bandage, about which she is less than thrilled. She just went to the vet yesterday for yet another bandage change, at which time the veterinarian said that her incision looks great and is healing well. The vet wants her to continue wearing a bandage until this Friday, when she'll go to the vet again to have the bandage removed and the incision checked again. Then, on Halloween, she gets her sutures removed and this will all be a thing of the past. Woohoo!

And do you know what else? We have such wonderful friends in all of you. You have sent us so much love and support while Astrid has been going through all of this. We cannot thank you all enough!

We learned that our friend Dougie over at Zoolatry also has some toe troubles of his own, and we're sending him well wishes just like he so kindly sent Astrid well wishes! Oh, and Dougie's wonderful human Ann also created our fun and festive wallpaper! We wanted to make a festive little something for Dougie, too, so we doodled this up for him:

Happy Tuesday!

Our Tip of the Day:
Decorations are not just something to be careful of around Christmastime. Some of us also decorate for autumn and Halloween, and it is important to place all decorations with our furbabies' safety in mind. Even for Halloween there might be garland or wreathes, and surely we here aren't the only ones who put out lots of little black cats and pumpkins and scarecrows throughout the house. Any such decorations can potentially include parts and pieces with choking hazards, which can also lead to obstruction or perforation of the gastrointestinal tract. Some decorations could even potentially contain toxic parts and pieces, even if unknowingly. So, always be sure to inspect and monitor all decorations, and to place them with caution, all year round!


Kinley Westie said...

Those treats look tasty!

And I'm happy to hear dat dey got da cancer wif da amputayshun - still sendin ya lotsa POTP and hugs Astrid!

Alastriona, The Cats and Dogs said...

We are glad to hear that Astrid is on the mend. Those treats do look tasty and good for you, glad Astrid liked them enough to eat when she didn't feel much like eating.

Anonymous said...

WONDERFUL news about Astrid's surgery having done the trick! Great that they got clear margins. Also nice that your grandparents celebrated thirty years together. My Mom and Dad celebrate 27 last month. LOVE IS GREAT isn't it?

Hugs, Teddy

Marg said...

That is such great news Astrid. So glad you are on the recovery list with such good news about the cancer. We sure are doing a happy dance for you. You all have a great day.

The Island Cats said...

We're SO happy that everything looks good for Astrid! We hope she gets lots of those yummy treats to celebrate.

pilch92 said...

Great review Astrid and even better is that news that they removed all the tumor. Very cute drawing. And excellent tip, I have so many decorations for fall with rafia and straw that I have to hide from the kitties or they chew them.

ZOOLATRY said...

Dance with me, grrrll! You will soon, I know it ... luv, Dougie Dog!

Eastside Cats said...

Good news for Astrid, and your Dougie doodle is adorable!

Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat said...

Evan ... is that a photobomb in the third picture?!?! Maybe you thought Astrid would share?!?! We're so glad to hear that her surgery accomplished what it set out to accomplish. Hopefully, she'll be back to herself (sans bandages and other pooch hangups) soon.

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

We're so glad to hear your wonderful news, Astrid! Enjoy those yummy treats...you deserve them!

Cathy Keisha said...

I must be the only one who doesn't like soft, gooey treats. Mine have to be like Temptations and Kittles. I'm glad Astrid is gonna have a full recovery and she liked her treats.