Category Archives: Treat Jar

Blue Buffalo Boo Bars



(We love the Hawks and the Broncos in this house.) ;-)

Earlier this month we got some snazzy treats from Chewy to try out.


Blue Buffalo Boo Bars!

These treats (on sale for just $5.79!) are made of oatmeal, flaxseed, pumpkin, and carrots…to name a few ingredients.

Teton and I both agree that they smell divine and they have the perfect amount of crunch to them.


Added bonus: an adorable little pumpkin on each treat!

If you’re in the market for a fun Halloween treat head over to to snag a bag or two of these!

Happy tails…

National Dog Day!

Happy National Dog Day!


Every day is National Dog Day in our house, but it was fun to see all the posts on social media today.


In the spirit of social media…




Oh, and I got those ASPCA Vans I’d been eyeing. :-) On sale! Today was the perfect day to wear them.

National Dog Day was a little more special than normal because Teton got to munch on some new treats from


Chewy sent us some Wellness Pure Rewards Turkey Jerky and Teton loooves them.


Grain-free, wheat-free, soy-free, and corn-free, these treats have limited ingredients and consist of of over 90% meat. They come in a variety of flavors including venison and salmon.

I like these treats because they’re chewy and easy to break into smaller pieces. Because they’re moist they also have a stronger smell and richer taste, which your dog will love.

Thanks to Chewy for hooking us up with another great treat!

Happy tails…

Blue Buffalo Wilderness Wild Chews

Happy Saturday!

Teton is about like this today:


Because he had a play date with his cousin, Henley Pretzel, yesterday.


His play date consisted of a romp at the beach, a hike on the trail, a trip to his favorite pet store, and…a bath. But he’s trying to forget about that last thing. ;-)

Even though he’s wiped, I wanted him to try out our newest treat from – a Blue Buffalo Wilderness Wild Chews Knuckle Bone.

IMG_5405This chew (on sale for $7.99/$12.99!) comes in Wolf (8 oz) and King (20 oz) sizes. Teton isn’t a big dog so we got the Wolf size.

Blue Buffalo’s Wilderness Wild Chews are cleaned and wrapped so when you order one it will come in plastic as shown in the photo above.

IMG_5409Here’s the top side of the chew unwrapped…

IMG_5411…and the bottom side (hello, bone marrow!).

This is a pretty hearty chew. Teton could smell it even before I opened it and waited patiently for me to give it to him.

IMG_5408Like other chews, this one from Blue Buffalo has a note on the packaging that reads “IMPORTANT: Bone splinters and small pieces can pose a hazard. Please supervise your dog while he enjoys Wild Chews.” I always, always watch Teton when he has a chew. No matter how many times he’s had it before.

IMG_5417I wanted to love this chew…but in all honesty, it made me nervous. Teton isn’t a super aggressive chewer, but pieces of the bone started breaking off almost instantly once he got to work on it. The bone marrow is meant to be chewed on, and I’m fine with that, but bigger chunks of the outside of the bone were splintering and coming off and that made me one nervous dog mom. So, just a few minutes after I gave it to him, I “traded” him for something tastier and took it away.

Was I being too cautious? Maybe. Perhaps this chew would be better for smaller dogs who are less likely to hack off big chunks. I’m not really sure.

I think chews are a fantastic way to help your dogs oral hygiene and they’re a great alternative to things like rawhide, but I recommend going the route of fresh bones (yes, they can be gross but after a few times you won’t even notice it) or things like Himalayan Dog Chews and antlers. In my experience there is less room for error with those types of chews because splinters don’t happen quite as easily.

I think Blue Buffalo is a great brand I love many of their other treats (check ’em out here) for Teton. As always, thanks to for sending us this chew to try out!

Happy tails…



Nutro Crunchy Treats

Happy Memorial Day!

Teton and I hope you are spending time with loved ones today and taking a moment to appreciate the sacrifices made by those who serve.


We spent time with my family this weekend and today I planted vegetables while the husband installed a sprinkler system. Now we’re relaxing before a full week of work.


(One of Teton’s favorite pastimes – making cardboard confetti.)

This week Teton has been munching on Nutro’s line of crunchy dog treats, sent to us by


Chewy was kind enough to send Teton two flavors – pomegranate and banana!

We decided to open the pomegranate flavor first because Teton has never tried pomegranate before. He isn’t a fan of fresh banana but he’ll do dried banana and I think he likes treats with banana in them but to be honest, I’m not totally sure. I guess we’ll find out!


(Look closely at the treat closest to the bottom of the photo. You can see a chunk of real pomegranate in it!)

Nutro Crunchy Real Pomegranate Treats are a made in the USA treat with limited ingredients like pomegranate, oatmeal, chicken meal, and rosemary extract. They are free of wheat and corn.

Nutro makes these treats in six flavors – pomegranate, peanut butter, mixed berries, banana, apple, and carrots. I think Teton would like them all. ;-)

Nutro Crunchy Treats are small and have a biscuit-like texture but they are easy for Teton to chew so I think they’d be a good option even for older dogs that may have difficulty chewing hard treats. If you are training your puppy or adult dog, any flavor of these treats would be a great training tool since they are easy to stuff in your pocket and use as a reward.

If you are in the market for a new treat with a great ingredient list and fun flavors, you’re in luck because Chewy has all of the Nutro Crunchy Flavors on sale right now.¬†They range from just $3.49 to $5.99 a bag.


Thanks for letting us try another great treat, Chewy!

Have you heard of Wolfgang Man and Beast?

Wolfgang Man and Beast

I met them a year or so ago at a show and love their products. They have a really fantastic line of American-made leashes and collars for your dog plus shirts, bags, and other cool accessories for you.

I’ve been using their CamoFlag leash for the last year and love how it feels in my hand while I’m walking Teton. Plus, it gets a lot of compliments because of the unique design. Who says your dog’s accessories can’t be stylish?

Check them out!

Happy tails…

Halo Liv-a-Littles + Early Friday Favorites

Hello, and welcome to Thursday evening.

Friday can never come soon enough, can it?

This week Teton has been enjoying some Halo Liv-a-Little treats from He’s had them before and they didn’t last long so we jumped at the chance to try a new flavor!

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We selected the wild salmon variety to test but these treats also come in beef and chicken. They are freeze-dried and made up of 100% salmon. That’s it.

Halo 3

I love one-ingredient treats.

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Salmon is fantastic for your dog because it is high in omega 3 fatty acids which have been shown to support the immune system, joints, skin and coat!

Teton seems to love freeze-dried treats more than your average biscuit. I have a theory that they smell more pungent (in a good way) and are more fun to chew so that’s why he likes them. Who knows if I’m right but if Teton has the option between a dry dog bone and a freeze-dried treat he’ll go with the freeze-dried every time.

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Thanks to Chewy for these treats! Don’t forget that they have a huge selection of freeze-dried food and treats if you’re in the market for some new munchies for your dog.

Now, for a few early Friday favorites…

Dogs in Sunglasses

I’m in love with this Dogs in Sunglasses print from Wonderflies. I must have it.


This is my newest (and most amazing) find for Teton’s rank breath. Well, this and raw bones. More to come in a later post but I can’t recommend Wysong’s DentaTreat enough.

Doggie Tops

Loving the tees from Doggie Tops! This is the Finnish Lapphund which has the same fluff-factor as Teton. :-)

Elena Shumilova

Check out photographer Elena Shumilova’s work here. I can’t get enough of it.

Dinosaur Collar

Gah! I love dinosaurs. If Teton didn’t have a thousand already I’d order him this one from Woof Couture.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Happy tails…

Blue Buffalo Wilderness Wild Bones

How’s your weekend been?

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(Teton and his favorite treat, the Himalayan Dog Chew.)

Teton has had better weekends because this morning I gave him a bath.

Teton 1

Doesn’t he look like a pissed off teenager? :-)

Yesterday he got to run around the family farm and he had all sorts of stank on him so into the tub he went. He’s not a fan but was a good sport.

After his bath he munched on a new dental chew that he’s trying – Blue Buffalo’s Wilderness Wild Bones.

Wilderness Bones 5Teton has had dental chews from Blue Buffalo before, but not this particular kind. I was really pleased with their original dental chew – Blue Bones – and even blogged about them on my old domain. But, after our friends at offered to send us Blue Buffalo’s new dental chew, we thought we’d venture away from our standby chews and give them a go!

Wilderness Bones 3

As far as ingredients, I’d say the Wilderness Wild Bones are pretty similar to most other dental chews on the market. The same goes for their price. A 10-oz bag that has seven bones is right around $17. Now, for those of you that just had a miniature heart attack, I have something to tell you. Dental bones are not cheap. It took me a good 6 months 5 minutes (remember who you’re talking to here) to get over the price tag, but with regular use, I really believe that Teton’s dental hygiene is vastly improved. However, keep the price in mind when making the leap to dental chews. This particular bag, for example, would only last you one week if you were to give your dog one bone a day.

Wilderness Bones 2

While the Blue Buffalo Wilderness Wild Bones are comparable in price and ingredients, I was disappointed with the time it took Teton to eat one. Other dental chews such as Zuke’s Z-Bones or Natural Balance Dental Chews take Teton up to eight minutes to eat, while the Wilderness Wild Bones only took him three. Regardless, it’s nice to mix it up and give Teton a variety of dental chews so he doesn’t get bored.

If you haven’t tried a dental chew or other hygiene-specific treat for your dog, check out’s entire assortment of dental care products by clicking here. They have everything from bully sticks (yes, those clean your dog’s teeth, too!) to poultry flavored toothpaste to tooth and gum wipes. Chewy is celebrating Dental Health Awareness month so a lot of their dental products are on sale!

Thanks to Chewy for letting us give the Blue Buffalo Wilderness Wild Bones a try!

Happy tails…

The Honest Kitchen’s Haddock Filets

Hello! Happy Weekend.

Teton was lucky enough to receive two treats from his pals over at this month. Today I’ll tell you about the first and next week I’ll post about the second. (We sure do love and their treat and food offers each month. Thanks, Chewy!)

But first, a photo of Teton. (In case you forgot what he looks like since it’s been 12 years since I posted.) ;-)

Teton 2

“No dogs in the front seat.” Riiiiiight. And then, after he jumps up, I turn the butt warmer on for him.

Dehydrated treats are on of Teton’s favorites. We’ve tried a lot – he doesn’t discriminate. I wonder if they smell smellier and more amazing to dogs because of the way they’re dried…

Honest Kitchen 1

One brand of the many that carries, called The Honest Kitchen, has a line of dehydrated treats that you can feed both you dog and cat. So, that’s pretty sweet.

Teton received a box of the Pure Icelandic Haddock Filets. Mmmmm. Haddock.

This is our favorite kind of treat because it has one single ingredient: dehydrated haddock.

You can’t really go wrong with just one ingredient. Unless it’s the sug or something.

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The Honest Kitchen‘s haddock filets come in portions that are about the length of a fruit leather strip. (Remember fruit leather? Awesome.) They’re much thicker than fruit leather, though. You can very easily break off a piece or two from a portion of the haddock and use it as a training treat and just as easily leave it in tact as a single serving for a larger dog.

One thing I really like about these treats is that they come in a resealable plastic bag, so I know that as long as I don’t forget to seal it right, they won’t go stale. Seemingly little things make a big difference, right?

Teton’s sniffer goes crazy when I open the bag of these haddock treats. I don’t know that he’s ever had haddock – maybe that’s why? Either way, I love that they have one single ingredient, are easy to feed, and are unique in their flavor to keep things interesting for Captain Fuzzy Butt. :-)

Check out’s entire assortment of The Honest Kitchen here (they even have dehydrated dog and cat food) and their line of dehydrated treats here.

One last thing…

Teton 3

Dogs are the best.

Happy tails…

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