Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Hurry Up, Let's Eat

Marcus: ♬♬Hurry up, hurry up, hurry up, let's eat! ♬ ♬ Hurry up, hurry up, hurry up, let's eat!

Merci:  What are you wailing about now, Marcus?

Marcus:  I'm not wailing, I'm singing my hurry up song.  We're about to taste test some turkey and potato recipe Nutro Limited Ingredient Diet grain free premium loaf.

Buddy: Premium loaf?  We're having bread for breakfast?

Marcus:  No.  We're having canned food mixed in with our kibble.  

Merci:  That does look good.  It says on the can it has 5 key ingredient sources. 

Buddy:  Chewy lists these key benefits -

  •     Number-one ingredient is great-tasting, U.S.-farm-raised turkey which delivers amino acids to build muscle and maintain a healthy metabolism. Give your dog all that she needs to thrive and stay healthy.
  •     This product is made without grains, corn gluten meal, wheat or soy protein. Because of this there is a less chance of aggravating food sensitivities and allergies.
  •     Formulated with optimal levels of omega-6 fatty acid (linoleic acid) and zinc to promote healthy skin and a shiny coat. Help keep your pet keep looking great and robust.
  •     Made with absolutely no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. This is a high quality product that is produced in the manufacturer's own facilities to ensure safety and quality.
  •     Nutro's dedicated team of experts tailor their formulas to your pet's life stage and health condition. They only use natural ingredients that they directly buy and can trace back to their suppliers.

Marcus:  It smells good, but Jan needs to move faster! I can't hold off these cats much longer. 

Buddy:  *winks at Merci* Merci and I appreciate you standing guard duty to protect our breakfast.

Marcus:  Come on, Jan, speed things up.  I'm waiting. 

Merci:  So are we.  Buddy and I don't get served until you get permission to start eating.

 Marcus:  And the "okay" has dropped! 

Merci:  Okay, Jan, any time you're ready.  

Buddy:  Hey, Merci, Jan didn't give the okay for you to start eating.

Merci:  She didn't?  Are you sure?

Buddy:  I'm positive.  There's no "okay" in, "Come on to breakfast, Buddy."

Merci:  Okay, my mistake, but since I'm already eating, you might as well dig in too. 

Marcus:  It's nice getting served first, at least until my bowl is empty and I'm watching the others eat.  Mmm, I can still taste it.  The Nutro Limited Ingredient Diet dog food is good!

We received this food free of charge from Chewy.com in an exchange for our honest review. 

Friday, April 21, 2017

The Feline Opines Five

Merci:  In case anyone has missed us, we've been very busy trying to keep Jan awake and upright long enough to scoop our poop and feed us two round meals a day.  (Not at the same time.) Happy weekend.

Percy:  If you haven't met Tucker, Jasmine, Lily, Oliver and Alberto from the blog Feline Opines yet, be sure to stop by Mousebreath to read Tribe of Five at Feline Opines

We are joining the Pet Parade hosted by Rascal and Rocco, Basil the Bionic Cat, Barking from the Bayou and Owned by a husky.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Solid Gold SeaMeal

Marcus:  Hey, Taylor, can I have some of whatever you're eating?

Taylor: Jan said we're not allowed to let you dogs have any of it because you have your own review to do this month.

Marcus:  But just a taste?

Taylor:  A taste with your tongue and the whole plate would be clean.  I wouldn't mind but Jan would.

Marcus:  It's Solid Gold SeaMeal and it's a nutritional supplement to support overall health of both dogs and cats,   You're a cat and you don't like it.  I'm a dog and I'm sure I'd love it. 

Rusty:  I don't understand you, Taylor.  This is delicious.  In fact,  if I hurry, I might be able to steal yours.  It has dried seaweed meal and flaxseed as the first ingredients.  And Chewy says the key benefits are -

  •   Nutritional supplement to support overall wellness in dogs and cats that combines natural seaweed with flaxseed meal and digestive enzymes.
  •     Made with red, green, and brown seaweed that provides vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and antioxidants.
  •     Contains flaxseed, an abundant source of omega-3 fatty acids to boost the immune system and promote optimal skin and coat health.
  •     Digestive enzymes help pets utilize their food more efficiently and helps pets suffering from chronic digestive upset, vomiting, or diarrhea.
  •     Easy to administer: just sprinkle on top of your pet's meal at each feeding.

Marcus:   The container is open. I can smell it and I want some. 

Cyndi:  I think it tastes great.  Jan sprinkled some over each breakfast dish.  Taylor is the only one with a problem, although she did eat some after Jan smeared some of her breakfast on her paw.  (Taylor's paw, not Jan's.)

Micah:  It smells and tastes much like kelp.  We've all had kelp before. 

Taylor: No, I haven't.  I wasn't too keen on it when Jan sprinkled it on the food, nor was I crazy about it when she sprinkled it on the plates before she divided up our breakfast.  I am getting accustomed to it, though, since Jan started mixing it into the food before she divvies it up.

Percy:  I hope we don't run out of the Solid Gold SeaMeal Supplement for a while.  I think it cheers up breakfast nicely and it's supposed to be good for us, so we're all happy, including Jan.  Unless you count Taylor, but she seems to have acquired a taste for it.

We received the supplement from Chewy to do this review but received no other compensation.  Chewy is not responsible for the content.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Andy and Dougy

Rusty:  No, you're not imagining it.  Neither of those cats are one of us.

Cyndi:  They're Andy and Dougy from Weggieboy's Blog,

Micah:  Can you tell them apart?  We can't.

Taylor:  I can.  We wrote their names on the picture.  

Percy:  Smoke Persians Andy and Dougy has published on Mousebreath. 

Note:  We forgot about the interview when we posted Serious Thinking.

We are beyond sad, because after having fun with product reviews (at least we had fun and we tried to make them fun for you too) and being able to try a variety of new things because of them, as of May 1st, we will no longer be doing Chewy reviews - or any other reviews! 

We want to make it perfectly clear that this decision has nothing to do with Chewy (or any other company we have had contact with).  Sydney and Natalie have been super nice and we will miss them.  

When we do reviews, we have to report the product as income even though we do not receive financial compensation.  We try to be honest and do what is right.  2016 was a good review year for us.  Trying to report it has been a nightmare!  It took a week through a maze of confusion for Federal.  The new Georgia state 5-page plus a 6th to report just one - ONE! - item nearly gave Jan a stroke.  (And before anyone asks why not use the state EZ form, she can't because of her age.)  Never, never, never, never, NEVER again!!!!

Reviews were something we all enjoyed. Jan is very discouraged!  (This is the short version for those of you who asked.)   Have a good Easter weekend.