If you know Don and I you know we spoil our puppies. Yes, I said puppies as in plural. First there’s Ellie who was a gift from God. We had Buddy, a black mini dachshund that we got when he was 6 weeks old. In December 2006 at age 2 1/2 he got sick and died of kidney failure. It was just before they had that massive dog food recall and we had bought him some of that food a few weeks before.
Since Buddy was our baby I was a wreck the entire weekend and when Don said he felt we needed to think about getting another dog I asked if we could wait until after the holidays to discuss it. I did tell him I wanted another mini dachshund but this one I wanted to be a red female. Imagine our shock when the vet called 4 days later to say she had a 2 year old female, red mini dachshund up for adoption. She’d been in a shelter for the last year and the vet felt we needed each other. We went the next day to pick up Ellie.
Stretch came a few months later. Stretch was Don’s sister’s dog and the grandkids were a little rough with her so she wanted to find her a new home and since Stretch already knew us and loved Don we said yes. We’d always thought Stretch was a dachshund/chihuahua mix but when we took her to the vet for shots she felt she also had some rat terrier in her. Stretch has been a blessing to Ellie. When we first got Ellie she suffered from extreme separation anxiety and would howl and whine when we left the house and no matter how long we were gone we could hear her whining and howling as we walked up the walk to the house. After Stretch came to live with us Ellie really calmed down.
Rascal we got in November 2010 when he was 8 weeks old. I’d seen him listed a couple of times on Freecycle for our area and the owner said nobody wanted him. All I had to do was tell Don there was a puppy for adoption and after about 30 seconds he told me to contact the owner Rascal is a Chiweenie (chihuahua/dachshund mix). He has some type of neurological problem and when we first got him he couldn’t stand and when he started to walk he’d fall over after a few steps. Now he’s zipping through the house and yard but there are times when he runs into things. Even just walking down the hallway we hear thuds where he walked into a wall or door but he doesn’t let that slow him down.
Now that you know our babies you can see why we love them and with that love comes spoiling. One way we do that is with treats. They know every night after dinner the treat jar comes out and they line up in the living room waiting. It’s hard when we run out and I try to trick them by putting some dry dog food in the jar. Rascal is easy to fool but Stretch is a bit more picky and catches on quick.
One solution to getting their treats and not running out is Mr. Chewy. With Mr. Chewy you can find just about any treat or dog food you could imagine. They have brands you’ve heard of such as Pedigree, Blue, Science Diet and a whole lot more. You can by several and keep on hand for a week, month or longer. Mr. Chewy not only has food and treats for your puppies but also for your kitties. In addition to edible things they have a wide variety of kitty litter.
I was given a $50 credit to try Mr. Chewy and spent the entire amount on treats and this is what we got.
- Blue Buffalo Wilderness Trail Treats Chicken Jerky, 3.25-oz – $9.99
- Dogswell Vitality Minis Chicken Breast Jerky Dog Treats, 5-oz – $5.99
- Beggin Strips Littles Bacon Flavor Small Dog Treats, 6-oz – $4.99
- Dogswell Veggie Life Happy Hips Chicken & Apple Dog Treats, 5-oz – $5.99
- Three Dog Bakery Classic Cremes Carob Cookies with Natural Peanut Butter Filling, 16-oz – $6.99
- Newmans Own Organics Peanut Butter Formula Small Size Dog Treat, 10-oz – $4.49
- PureBites Freeze Dried Cheddar Cheese Dog Treats, 5.2-oz bag – $8.99
- Bil Jac Peanut Butter Nanas Dog Treats, 4-oz – $2.99
I placed my order on December 26. I received an email on December 27 that my order had shipped. As we were leaving the house at 8:30am on December 29 the box from Mr. Chewy was waiting at our door. Now that’s what I call fast service and we didn’t have to pay extra for the speed.
You can do a one time order or a recurring order so there’s no chance you’ll forget. Of course if your puppies are anything like mine they won’t let you forget.
What’s even better, free shipping if you spend $49. Now tell me, isn’t your pet worth it.
Mr. Chewy gave me a $50 gift code to place an order and review their service.. The opinions expressed are my own and were NOT influenced in any way.