28 November 2018

Grandma Lucy's Organic Pumpkin Oven Baked Dog Treats



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Have you ever inspected what ingredients are in your pets food and treats? Do you make sure that you know what all the ingredients are and that you can pronounce them? Well, that is definitely something that I do as a pet owner. I've even been one to *try* the treats sometimes, because, I'm THAT crazy dog mom. I must be doing something right because I have one dog who is about 45 days shy of turning 16 years old! It must be all those years of reading the labels right?

This month, Chewy featured an interesting product. At first glance, it looks like Teddy Grahams for dogs, really cute ones too.

However, upon second glance this dog crazed momma read the ingredient list: Organic Wheat Flour, Organic Dehydrated Cane Juice, Organic Sunflower and/or Organic Canola Oil and/or Organic Palm Oil, Organic Cane Juice Syrup, Organic Pumpkin Powder, Organic Mace, Organic Cinnamon, Soy Lecithin. Wow, I think to myself as I hold the bag of treats and a cup of black coffee in the other, these treats sound like a quality cookie. I rip open the bag and my dogs run towards me. I feel like dogs will run toward you if you open anything crinkly. I pick up one of the treats and examine it, they are as cute as you'd expect them to be. They are a blondish brown color and super adorable, however not too adorable to eat. I hold the treat up in front of me, and think about being humane and not taking its head or extremities off one by one, and just pop the entire teddy in my mouth. It smells of cinnamon and pumpkin and it tastes...DIVINE. I quickly get on my knees as the dogs are clawing at them, and hand out treats to them. They are going to town on these things! I have another, my goodness these treats are so good, they taste delicious. I dunk one in my coffee, and it sweetens it up a bit. One turned to five, and then ten, and in about ten minutes in we are halfway through the bag and there are blond crumbs all over the floor, my shirt, and the dog's backs. Yup, we are those people right now.

Feeling absolutely no shame, I stand up and put the bag of treats on the counter. I instruct the Roomba to spot clean and vacuum up the mess that we made and I decide to head to work. I tell myself that I'll check in on the dogs later on my Furbo dog camera and that I will not be dispensing treats because it is quite obvious that my pets and their human have already indulged a bit too much.

Midway through the day, I checked in on the dogs and noticed that they weren't in range. They usually sleep on the couch or on their bed but they weren't. I activated the microphone and called for them. They came running and laid down on their bed. That's weird, I thought to myself. Usually, when I call for them on the camera they expect a treat, they only lay down on their bed when they are tired, sleeping, or have done something naughty. I shrugged it off to them being tired of doing nothing all day and headed back to work, I was only a few minutes from being done with work and would soon see them.

Fast forward to the moment I got home, I open the door and I see little shreds of orange. How in the heck did they get to the treats?! Not only are my Bebe and Jolie both seniors, but they are also missing quite a few teeth. Here is what I came home to:

Needless to say, the photo and tiny teeth marks speak for themselves. Bebe and Jolie (and me) are huge fans of these treats. Grandma Lucy's uses human grade ingredients and I can personally attest to them tasting like a fine gourmet Teddy Graham. I don't know who Grandma Lucy is but I would sure
like to meet her in person and hug her, I'd also like to offer myself as a tribute as a granddaughter to taste test all her yummy treats.

*I received these goodies free of charge from Chewy.com in an exchange for my honest (and embarrassing) review.