Saturday, May 17, 2014

Our Barkbox Review April 2014 - Emma's Box

Phew! It's been a super crazy month around here and we apologize for getting this review posted so late. We actually just received the May Barkbox in the mail and it reminded us that we had yet to post our April review. To make matters more complicated, we started receiving two Barkboxes in April, a small dog box for Emma and a big dog box for Zoe, so we now have two reviews to write each month.

This review is for the small dog Barkbox, which had lots of fun things in it this month that both of the dogs enjoyed. 

JW Pet Treat Pod

This bone-shaped toy has been a hit with both of the dogs for the past month. At first, I was afraid to let Zoe play with the bone as I thought her strong mastiff jaws would destroy the delicate-looking multi-colored treat pods. However, this toy has proven to be extremely durable and aside from teeth marks on the ends of the bone, is still completely intact. It's always amazing when a toy made for small dogs can hold up to a big dog's level of play too. 

The blue, green and orange pods separate and treats can be put inside for your dog to figure out how to remove. My dogs seem more interested in chewing on the ends of the toy than finding the treats but are always pleasantly surprised when a treat manages to work itself loose. 

On several occasions, Zoe has gotten a hold of the toy and refuses to give it back to Emma, which results in funny moments like the photo below. 

Bistro Bites Chicken Liver Treats

I honestly don't have much to say about these treats because I wasn't around when they were eaten. As you can see in the photo below, the dogs ripped open this package on their own and ate every treat while I was out of the house one day. Apparently, they were tasty and I learned the important lesson of making sure that all the treats are out of the dogs' reach when I leave the house.

Etta Says Duck Treats

Emma isn't usually a fan of biscuits but she not only gobbled her biscuit but also helped herself to Zoe's treat. Guess she's a duck girl!

Zoe contemplated trying a treat for awhile and even rolled it around her tongue but ended up spitting it back out. She's finicky about new treats though so we'll try it again and see if she decides that she likes it better.

Mr. Barksmith's Carrot Cake Smoothie

This smoothie treat ended up being the perfect way for my pups to cool down during a recent heat wave in San Diego. I froze the smoothie overnight and let the girls indulge in a cold afternoon treat during the heat of the day. Thankfully, the frozen treat easily cut in two pieces and both of the girls enjoyed licking their frozen treat. Emma left a nice slimy trail with hers across my kitchen floor so I'd recommend trying this treat outdoors, if possible. We live in a third floor apartment so we didn't have much of a choice. This treat tastes like cardboard! Silly Emma, she didn't want to wait for the treat to be frozen first. She was ready to dive right in!

The girls enjoyed their frozen treats on separate plates to minimize any confusion about whose treat was whose.

Barkworthies Bully Stick

Like always, the bully stick was a huge hit with Emma. No time to remove the tag...just jump right in and start nomming away!

When I tried to take the stick back to remove the tag, Emma held on tight and a game of tug-o-war began. :)

We're still waiting for Emma's May Barkbox to arrive but we'll try to get that review posted sooner rather than later this month. 

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