A PETBOX WEEKEND

Any sign of movement or noise coming from the front of our house caused Harley to race towards the window. Someone was waiting. I can always tell. Harley knew this should be what we call a PetBox weekend.

Translation:

“It’s been a few weeks and the blue box should be here by now!”

Saturday we decided to stretch our legs and get some exercise – all of us, “Poppa Doodle, Momma Doodle and Harley Doodle!” We wanted some fresh air and thought a walk through one of our favorite shopping communities would be nice.

Imagine someone’s surprise when we pulled into the driveway upon our return…

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Now that he saw his “blue box” on the steps, I knew I could forego whatever plans I may have had for myself. Short of being able to take off my hat and coat, the very next thing on someone’s agenda was opening that box.

However he and I have a few “rules” when it comes to the blue box:

First, I have to get the scissors to slice open the tape

Then, I must grab my camera. (lucky for him, the camera was handy because I took it with us on our little excursion earlier.)

Photo op – “before” we pilferage through.

Notice he’s not smiling for the photo…

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After that, it’s a free for all. #gettingbusy

There were many packages of goodness in this months box. He sniffed and looked around a bit…

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And when something yummy caught his senses, he went in deep…

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Let’s explore the contents and find out his ultimate favorite!

Jolly Bone is a toy advertised for powerful chewers. The Jolly Pets company places a strong focus on the quality and durability of all the products they manufacture…

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In 1976, veterinarian Tom and his wife Lyn decided to create a line of nutritional supplements and dermatological treatments, for cats, dogs and horses. They created Tomlyn Veterinary Science. We received two products from them this month.

1. Opticlear™ Sterile Veterinary Eye Wash. This is a product that really doesn’t require much verbiage from me! I’ve never had to use it, can’t remember ever seeing Doodle Doc apply it on Harley, but it’s certainly a “nice to have” in the event I ever need it…

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2. A bag of Relax & Calm Chews for Medium & Large Dogs. While I know nothing about an ingredient included in this product (L-Tryptophan), what I have read would lead me to seek Doodle Doc’s professional advice first if Harley suffered from anxiety or stress. #checkwithyourvet

Exclusively Dog Mini Grahams are right up our alley! Full of yummy goodness I can pronounce AND I love the adorable lil pup in overalls on the box…

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They say it’s not your “ordinary cookie, but a unique blend of wholesome ingredients and flavors that dogs will howl for!” Made with natural, kosher ingredients, naturally sweet wholesome graham and no animal parts, by-products, or fillers. That, and the box  make me smile #dontjudgeme

Balls have become Harley’s new “love interest” lately. He’s into the small ones, which allows him to chase, grab, carry and run. Gnawsome Squeaker balls for dogs comes in various colors and sizes. We received the 2.5 inch and it’s pawfect for his mouth. The squeaker is loud, which is fine with me, and it’s soft enough for him to run and squeak at the same time. They say the squeaker and the ball are “one” eliminating any choking hazards.  And (this is pretty cool) the soft spines on the outside promote gum and teeth health. Like they said – it’s Gnawsome!

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While Happy Howie’s Turkey Sausage reminds me of my favorite college staple of dried beef jerky sticks, I try to stay away from products with “mixed tocopherols” as their natural preservative when it comes to Harley.

So, last but according to Harley “certainly not least” is his ultimate favorite this month…

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J Nicolay and their peanut butter and banana treat! Oh My Doodle these things make me want to try one. Available in various sizes, loaded with ingredients even I find tasty, and they have a unique weight to them so they don’t crumble in my pocket – yes, I took some with me on my walk this morning…

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In our house, PetBox is always so much fun – Harley gets a kick out of the surprises in the box, and I get a chuckle watching him make his selections. I hope you enjoy reading about his new found treasures each month too!

If you’d like to have some PetBox fun at your house OR if you’d like to surprise someone else with a blue box for the holidays, don’t dilly-dally. You’ve got all day today to grab a great sale. It’s CYBER MONDAY! Just use this code …

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As always, thank you so very much for sharing me with all your friends.

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Visit Harley’s “Favorite Things” page and find out what makes him drool… 

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This is our Monday Mischief – read the other posts in his doodle*tastic blog hop brought to you by Alfie’s BlogSnoopy’s Dog BlogMy Brown Newfies.

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29 Comments
  • Miley's Daily Scoop
    December 1, 2014

    What great finds in the box! We are going to have to check out the jolly bone, sounds like something we need!

    • Cathy Bennett
      December 1, 2014

      Sounds pawfect Miley – go for it! The weather here today is ridiculously lovely (60+ degrees) so we’re about to take our Jolly Bone out in the backyard 🙂

  • slimdoggy
    December 1, 2014

    Looks like an early Christmas present for Harley!

    • Cathy Bennett
      December 1, 2014

      Slimdoggy, He’d like to call it a continuation of his November birthday celebration I’m sure 🙂

  • DashLilly
    December 1, 2014

    We got those chews you recommended last time… I can’t remember right now the brand, but they were a hit! So I am sure we will be following more of your recommendations this month!! Happy December Doodle!

    • Cathy Bennett
      December 1, 2014

      That is too cool Deirdre! Glad they liked it! Might I suggest you grab either the Gnawsome ball or better yet – check out the night vision ball on Harley’s list of goodies on his “Favorite Things” page. Dash and Lilly would absolutely flip chasing that thing around in the night!

  • Yvonne Smith
    December 1, 2014

    Looks like Petbox had some winners for Harley.And that ball with the squeaker and dental chew is a must have for my granddog ‘s Christmas stocking stuffer this year!

    • Cathy Bennett
      December 1, 2014

      Yvonne, I definitely agree! Piper would go nuts with this thing and drive the rest of your family crazy at the same time. Go for it girl, order one today!

  • Talent Hounds
    December 1, 2014

    Lucky you! Petbox has some awesome goodies in there.

    • Cathy Bennett
      December 1, 2014

      You got that right Talent Hounds – PetBox is doodle*tastic!

  • Emma
    December 1, 2014

    Glad you love your PetBox so much. There are three of us that have to share one, but it seems there are always things we have no use for, so we don’t get those boxes. It works better for some families than others I guess.

    • Cathy Bennett
      December 2, 2014

      Oh Emma, I know how you feel. We’ve had similar experiences before. At least with PetBox you can select your items yourself guaranteeing you get goodies you know your girls will like. If we ever get a squirrel in our box, we’re sending it to you! pawmise 🙂

  • Tenacious Little Terrier
    December 1, 2014

    Looks like some good loot! No wonder he’s so anxious for it to arrive.

    • Cathy Bennett
      December 2, 2014

      Mr. N. So far, we’ve never been too disappointed. We have (on occasion) had a few “duds” in the box – but we have plenty of friends who eat and play with goodies that we don’t and Harley loves to share – so it turns out to be a win anyway. But for the most part – we’re very happy with what we get. Thanks for stopping by, we love visiting you!

  • Amy
    December 1, 2014

    Early Christmas for you! That box looks amazing. Not surprising that he didn’t want to wait for the photo op.

    • Cathy Bennett
      December 1, 2014

      Terra – it’s amazing how Harley knows about the blue box AND he really understands the camera. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Gilligan
    December 1, 2014

    I WANT ONE!!!

    • Cathy Bennett
      December 2, 2014

      Well alrighty then Gilligan, have your human order yours today! Use the coupon code “groovy” and get an extra discount! Thanks for stopping by, come back real soon…

  • Pamela
    December 1, 2014

    Honey used to have a pet box subscription. She agrees with Harley’s method: dig deep for the treats first. Then and only then take up the toys over the coming weeks.

    • Cathy Bennett
      December 2, 2014

      He’s certainly a digger Pamela – gets all in 🙂

  • Laika
    December 2, 2014

    What a lot gifts and it not even Christmas yet.

    • Cathy Bennett
      December 2, 2014

      I know right! Laila, that’s why we love Pegbox, once a month Harley and I sit on the floor and pretend it’s Christmas (well at least for him!) I’ve learned about lot’s of great items for him too! Happy Holidays…

  • Cathy Armato
    December 2, 2014

    Lots of great goodies in this box – nice! Harley certainly looked like he was enjoying all these goodies!

    • Cathy Bennett
      December 3, 2014

      Hi Cathy! It’s so easy to write product revieews for PetBox because each month I get such a kick out of watching Harley rummage through the boxes. He is always so animated when I tell him to “take one” it’s hilarious. Thanks so much for stopping by, come back real soon!

  • Sand Spring Chesapeakes
    December 3, 2014

    what a great box Harley, Gman would rip up the box and shred the goodness inside.

  • Ann Staub
    December 9, 2014

    Glad you got your box Harley! Shiner wasn’t too interested in the squeaky ball, but she sure did love that Jolly Bone. My little human actually stole the squeaky ball for herself when Shiner wouldn’t play with it lol… she likes throwing it around and making it light up. It’s both weird and funny how many “dog toys” she likes to play with.

    • Cathy Bennett
      December 9, 2014

      Interesting Ann, very interesting! Harley has yet to engage with the Jolly Bone, but that little squeaky devil has been squeaking every day LOL

  • Bunny Box
    July 20, 2015

    love this box, really nice products and love the design of the box

    • Cathy Bennett
      July 21, 2015

      I do too Bunny! I have received other subscription boxes before, but I think I love the fact that this one “grows” with Jax. It’s a great gift box too!

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