Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Zoe's Big Dog Barkbox Review - June 2014

It's almost time to get a new Barkbox so I reminded Mommy that she had to finish my review of last month's treats and toys. Just look at how happy getting a Barkbox makes me! 

For my third Barkbox, I received a "jungle-themed" box, although only half of the box actually contained things you would find in the jungle. But that's okay, the other items were great too so I'll overlook this misleading theme. Mommy says most dogs wouldn't know what specifically could be found in the jungle anyway but she told me, so now I know. Plus, I'm a very smart mastiff so I likely would have figured it out even without her help!

In this Barkbox, I received a note saying that they heard that I have allergies (no chicken for me, in case you hadn't heard), and they were going to send me a special allergy-free box. This made me a very happy pup as it means that Mommy can't say no to any of my treats. I get to try everything in my box!

Let's start with the actual jungle item reviews...

R2P Monkey Silly Bums

I love, love, love my silly bums! This toy is literally just the lower portion of a monkey. No head, which means I can't behead it, but it still has arms, legs, a tail and a bright pink monkey butt! After almost a month of playing with it, not only is it in one piece still but the squeaker still squeaks. Mommy isn't sure if I'm just being more gentle with my toys lately or if we're finding better quality toys. Either way, I'm happy and Mommy is happy! 

My sister thinks the monkey butt make a good chin rest too.

Healthy Dogma Blissful Banana Crisps

Bananas fit the jungle-theme, and I think that my monkey butt friend would be jealous of my banana treats if it had a face and a mouth, but being the picky pup that I am, I refused to try the banana crisps. Mommy said that I'm being silly because I like to eat regular bananas with her at breakfast time, but I failed to see the similarity. 

This is my happy before picture:

And this is my "I'm-not-interested" face once Mommy showed me the actual treat:

No surprise though, my pug sister likes the banana crisps. But mommy says that since I'm not willing to help her eat them and the container is so big, Emma will be snacking on these for the next year.

Now we move on to the non-jungle themed items as I'm pretty sure that neither rabbit nor pig is native to the jungle.

Hare of the Dog Rabbit Treats

These treats were an automatic hit with me! Bring on the bunny! 

Apparently, the only two ingredients are rabbit and aronia berries and the treats are formed like a long, flat piece of jerky. In attempt to make them last, Mommy broke the treats into bite-sized pieces but the bag is still almost gone and I'm a little sad about it. 

Benebone Bacon-Flavored Nylon Chew

I must admit, I'm obsessed with this toy. I love chewing and I love bacon! 

Mommy is obsessed with the adorable faces I make while chewing on my bone so she made this fun little collage of me. Look how happy this bone makes me!

The bone is also pug-approved. She says she likes the big size because she's a "big dog" too. Silly pug!

Stay tuned for my pug sister's review of her small dog box.

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Lots of love and big slobbery mastiff kisses,

Zoe the Mastiff

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Our Barkbox Review May 2014: Emma's Barkbox

I love Barkbox! This was my fourth Barkbox and I've yet to be disappointed. With so many delicious treats and fun toys, I can hardly wait until my box arrives each month. Now, if only I could get my mommy to transcribe my thoughts on the Barkbox more quickly. This Barkbox was received in the middle of May and mommy is just now getting to writing my review. Be sure to check out my sister's review of her big dog Barkbox too!

This month's Barkbox theme was "From the Farm." 

Although I've only been to a farm a couple of times to pick out pumpkins at Halloween, I think farms are fun. More importantly, there are lots of yummy things at the farm and this Barkbox let me sample a few of them.

Here are my piggy pug thoughts on the treats. Want a hint? I love them all! 

Snicky Snaks Apple Cobbler Treats

Mommy said that these treats smelled so good that she wanted to eat them too. Silly mommy, these are dog treats and you are a human! 

I love these little bits of apple pie delight! Mommy breaks them in half and gives me a piece for dessert most nights. I've been snacking on these for over a month and the best part is that my sister got a box of these in her Barkbox too and she doesn't like them, which means more for the pug! Yay!

Plato Chicken Treats

Well, I think my tongue says it all. It was out of control in anticipation for the yumminess before we even opened the package. These treats are halfway between a biscuit and a soft chewy treat and I love them! Too bad that my sister is allergic to chicken...oh, who am I kidding? I don't feel too bad for her because it means more goodies for me!

Barkworthies Bully Stick

As always, this is my favorite part of my Barkbox. I dive straight for the bully stick and steal it. It's so delicious! Nom, nom, nom!

P.L.A.Y. Stuffed Carrot Squeaker

This carrot squeaker has held up great to not only my chewing and playing but also my giant mastiff sister's jaws. We both love to carry the carrot around the house and sometimes we even "fight" over it.

Caitec Squeaky Ball

Mommy was hesitant about getting this little green squeaker ball out because she was afraid that it would be too small for my sister to play with. Shockingly, it's still in perfect condition more than a month later and that's through lots of mastiff play too. I love the little knobs on the ball as they make it easier for my little pug mouth to carry it. I highly recommend this toy!

See? It's mastiff-approved too!

All in all, the May Barkbox was pretty perfect for me and probably one of my favorite ones yet. So many great treats and toys for a pug...and a mastiff too!

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Love and puppy kisses,