Wednesday, July 25, 2018

A Yummy Wordy Wednesday (#ChewyInfluencer)

We're a bit late to the game this month, but we're here today with pup Astrid's review for the Blogger Outreach Program. We typically strive to try out items that are new to us, but this time around, we went with something familiar.

As you can probably tell, these are Rachael Ray™ NutrishⓇ Burger Bites, and Astrid absolutely loves them. Astrid is a finicky girl, so when we find a food or treat she likes, we are super excited. So, when I saw these on the list of review items for this month, I decided I simply had to let the picky pup in my life go for one of her familiar favorites.

This here mom to Astrid quite likes that these treats are made with real beef as the first ingredient. And that beef is even farm-raised right here in our very own USA! These burger treats also contain no grains, corn, wheat, artificial flavors, or meat by-products. Oh, and they're also a good ol' soft and chewy texture, which is Astrid's absolute favorite kind of treat.

Oh, hello, Astrid. Are you expecting a taste or something?

Sometimes this pup gets a little impatient when I'm photographing her goods. Humans are so slooooooow, you guys! Astrid also wanted to make sure Evan didn't steal any treats out from under her nose.

We thought we'd give you guys a hardy dose of bloopers. We hope you enjoyed.

In case you were wondering, yes, this pup still loves her Rachael Ray™ NutrishⓇ Burger Bites!

Happy Astrid had more than her fair share of these goodies, and she most definitely gives them 4 paws up.

(Disclaimer: As members of the Blogger Outreach Program, we received Rachael Ray™ NutrishⓇ Burger Bites 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.)

Have a wonderful Wednesday, friends!

Our Doodle of the Day:

Today is July 25th, making it the true Christmas in July! That means today we are sharing our last doodle in our Christmas in July series. At least we're already less than halfway to the December version of Christmas. Merry Christmas in July, friends!

Our Tip of the Day:

If you ask our humble opinion, having kitties and a pup in the same home can be a wonderful thing. It's even better when they all get along. Sometimes, though, the biggest trick is getting a pup to leave the kitty food alone. There are some methods to try, though, if you find yourself in such a situation.

First, you can try placing the cat food somewhere the dog cannot reach, but of course where the cat can reach it. You can try a counter, cat tree, or shelf, for example, as a cat can often climb to these heights, while a dog typically remains land-bound. Another option is to get some form of sturdy box, setting it upside down on the floor, cutting a hole in it through which a cat can fit but not a dog, and feeding your cat within. There's even a chance that some pieces of furniture would allow for this form of feeding. Of course, this technique primarily works for larger dogs, as small dogs might still be able to access cat food with this method.

A more fail-safe way to feed a cat without a dog's intervention is by feeding them in separate rooms. You can keep the cat's food in a room where the dog does not have access, even if just during feeding time. You can also keep the cat's food in a room that is permanently closed off to the dog, but where the kitty can visit by way of something such as a kitty door. One more similar option is to feed the kitty in a separate room where the door is left ajar, but is kept that way with some sort of door attachment. There are such products available on the market, that allow for a door to remain stuck ajar, so that a cat can pass through, but not a pup. You can even rig your own sort of setup, such as by using certain types of brackets, just as long as the setup is still safe for the furbabies. Again, though, these last couple of options will work best if the dog is larger and therefore cannot squeeze through to reach the cat food.

It is more than possible to have both cats and dogs living under the same roof. Once you get past the introductions and everyone is one big happy family, sometimes the main issue then becomes keeping the dogs out of the cat food. This is an important thing to do, though, as eating food not intended for their species can potentially result in gastrointestinal distress. So, if you have both cats and dogs, and food thieves run rampant, simply think on what type of feeding method would work best for you, your furbabies, and your overall home setup. It may take some trial and error, but it is doable.


Kinley Westie said...

Looks yummy Astrid!

Marg said...

Those sure look like yummy treats and I just think that you like them. You all have a really nice day.

Eastside Cats said...

Today is my brother's birthday, and two years ago I was vacationing in Cleveland, and visited the site where they filmed, "A Christmas Story" and therefore celebrated Christmas in July in the bestest place to be!

Sandee said...

Burger bites look really good. Our Little Bit would have loved these.

Have a Yummy, Wordy, Wednesday Chewy. My best to your peeps. ♥

The Swiss Cats said...

Those treats look yummy, no wonder that you liked them ! Purrs

messymimi said...

Having enjoyed your Christmas in July doodles, i’m sorry to see them come to an end.

One friend of mine gave up on keeping the food separate, and would just mix cat food, puppy food, and kitten food in a big serving platter and put it down. She figured everyone got at least some of what they needed, and it was only for a short time while she was fostering kittens.

We’ve had running food wars here, but it ‘s mostly about keeping the adult cats out of the kitten chow. When the dogs are here we just put the food on the table and that’s fine, but we’ve never figured out how to keep the adults away from baby food.

The Island Cats said...

How nice that Astrid got to review her favorite treats.

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

Glad you like them, Astrid! We love Nutrish here too :)

pilch92 said...

Great review, glad Astrid has a treat she loves. Very nice drawing, hard to believe it is less than six months to Christmas. Great tip for multi-pet homes.

meowmeowmans said...

We love that Astrid is so excited about those treats. :)

Merry Christmas in July!