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Friday, September 4, 2015

Dachshund Nola Reviews: I and Love and You Products

Hey, everyone!



Today we're working with I and Love and You, a fantastic high end natural pet food company specializing in grain free kibble and dehydrated raw. They have everything from kibble to wet food, treats and chews, and even cat litter. Here's a little about them:


We know our name is unconventional. We also know it’s the name of a pretty rad album by the Avett Brothers (lighters up, y’all!). But for us, our name symbolizes the incredible bond between a human and a pet. That love and allegiance is a two way street with purrs and wags in between. Pets give us undying devotion, and we give pets the best food, the best love, and the best goofy Halloween costumes. 

We’re all about that bond, and we love being a part of it. With the help of holistic veterinarians, our grain free food and treats are formulated to include complete, whole-food nutrition that you and your pets will love. Wholesome? Oh yeah. Premium ingredients? You bet. We’re here for you and your furry friend forever and ever.







I and Love and You sent little Bug-a-Bean a wide array of products to try, and they've been fantastic to work with! Their products are available Amazon, Chewy.com, Petco, and some local stores.  All of their products are top of the line, and their headquarters is even 100% wind powered!





Raw Raw Beef Boom Ba Dehydrated Raw



This, by far, was Miss Nola's favorite. I feed a rotation style diet, and a dehydrated food is so much easier than keeping "real raw" on hand with limited freezer space. The convenience and ease of preparation is to die for.
It takes about 10 minutes or so for it to appropriately rehydrate, and it's easy to add in more or less water to cater to your dog's taste. 
It has limited, high quality ingredients, and you can identify what's in it with just a quick glance. It's an all life stages food, and is free of grains, corn, soy, and artificial colors and flavors. 

Ingredients:
Beef, Yellow Split Peas, Sweet Potato, Cabbage, Carrots, Whole Egg, Flax Seed Meal, Banana, Tricalcium-Phosphate, Almond Meal, Spinach, Alfalfa, Kelp, Ginger Root, Salt, Zinc Sulfate, Iron (Ferrous Sulfate), Vitamin B12 (Methylcobalamin)







Nola was so, so eager to eat this, and happily gobbled it up. She had no stomach upset, even though it was a cold turkey meal. Then again, my dogs are used to switching at the drop of a hat.
It's a bit low protein and fat for her at 22% and 10.5%, respectively. She has a hard time holding weigh with anything below 30%. However, as a once a week meal, it works just fine. 











Nude Food Kibble Red Meat Medley



Another hit! With 35% protein and 15% fat, this is much more suitable for little kielbasa. She enjoyed this so much that I'll be adding it to the list of kibbles I rotate between.

Ingredients:

pork, lamb meal, herring meal, lentils, garbanzo beans, dried egg product, dried beet pulp, canola oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid), tapioca, bison, sweet potato, pork liver, natural flavor, blueberries, apple, spinach, tomato, carrot, olive oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols), new zealand green mussel, choline chloride, potassium chloride, calcium carbonate, chia seed, fish oil, inulin, salt, turmeric, iron amino acid chelate, zinc sulfate, vitamin E supplement, zinc amino acid chelate, ferrous sulfate, niacin supplement, manganese amino acid chelate, copper sulfate, thiamine mononitrate, calcium pantothenate, vitamin A supplement, manganous oxide, pyridoxine hydrochloride, copper amino acid chelate, sodium selenite, riboflavin supplement, vitamin D3 supplement, biotin, vitamin B12 supplement, calcium iodate, folic acid, dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried Lactobacillus casei fermentation product, dried Bifidobacterium thermophilum fermentation product, dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product, dried Aspergillus niger fermentation extract, dried Trichoderma reesei fermentation extract, yucca schidigera extract, rosemary extract






Nothin' But Chicken and Nothin' But Bison Liver Treats





These dehydrated, single ingredient treats were my favorite thing we were sent! Finally there's a treat the dogs think is crack, and that doesn't stink to high heaven. 100% made in the USA.





Venison + Lamb Nice Jerky Bites




A simple, non-greasy treat with only 6 ingredients. Easy to break, high value, and a good amount in the bag. These will be a stable in our house!




Free Ranger No Stink Bully Stix



Nola loves bully sticks, so I wasn't surprised by her enthusiasm with these. Unfortunately, they're not stink free. I don't think any bully stick is, though!












Overall, I was supremely impressed with I and Love and You. Everything was a hit, and so high quality! I and Love and You will become a staple in my house, and I highly recommend them.





- Dachshund Mommy

Thursday, September 3, 2015

52 Snapshots of Life: Week 36

Technology 
I'll always be a "real book" person, but even I have to admit that the Kindle is quite useful.

Monday, August 31, 2015

That Time I Called My Dog an Asshole in Public

Morning!



It's no secret that I have a filthy, filthy mouth. I've never been shy about swearing on the blog, and it's even more prevalent in real life. However, it sunk to a new low at our last beach trip.

Let me set the scene for you. Nola and I, walking along on a seemingly deserted beach, just turning the corner at the only large grouping of sea grasses. The grasses obstruct your view for a bit. Nola was off leash, and while she's always paying attention to me, she does like to run ahead a little bit and pester any crabs she can find scuttling along.
She'd found one, and was happily pouncing on it. It was quite windy, so I raised my voice enough to call out over the crashing waves to call out: "Nola! Stop being an asshole to the crab!"
Much to my chagrin, an older couple came wandering out from behind the grasses as soon as the words left my mouth. They looked at me, aghast, and I could do nothing but shrug through my embarrassment.





It got me to thinking about the nicknames I call the pups. Of course, there's the innocuous ones like Bug for Nola, or Pike Puppy for Pike. Then there's the...ah, others. Such as:
Twat Waffle
Bitch Cookie
Beast Child
Douche Butt (that's alllll Pike)



There's more, I assure you.


The Bitch Cookie in question.

What names do you call your dogs?


- Dachshund Mommy

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Black and White Sunday


Nikon D3300
35mm lens
1/60
f/1.8
ISO 1100


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