April Pupbox unboxing & review
It's always exciting for the girls (and me) when we receive Pupbox in the mail. Is it just me, or is there something super thrilling about waiting and getting stuff by mail?
Each month, we get a box filled with goodies for Milton. Pupbox follows your pup's growth and development, and sends a curated box each month targeted for your pup's age. If you're interested in signing up, we have a coupon code, "MILTON", that you can use on any subscription to save 15%!
First toy we got is a Kong Puzzlement. I love Kong toys, especially the original Kong. They are known to be very durable and high quality. This toy is a puzzle for your pup, and you can customize the level of difficulty by tucking the bee inside the hive.
Next, we got some duck treats from My Little Wolf. These are grain free, have a low calorie content, and the girls love these. They are said to be made with over 25% real duck meat.
It seems that each month we get some sort of treats, and it's good to see how many brands offer grain-free products. These are great for your pups if they have allergies or intolerances. Or simply if you prefer giving your pup grain free treats and food :)
This is the Everlasting Groovy Ball from Starmark. This brand seems to offer a lot of challenging and puzzle toys, which is amazing! This toy had a giant chicken flavored treat on one end, and you can also add some treats in the other end to add to the fun. Milton is SUPER possessive of this toy and decided it was hers forever and ever.
It's also virtually indestructible therefore very durable. We've played with it for a few weeks now and I must say it is not destroyed so far. I can't say whether it's indestructible or not, though ;) We usually put some kibble in the toy and it keeps the girls distracted for a long time.
This is a very tastefully designed toy from Petprojekt, called Dogegg. It looks like something you could use as decor almost. It's a resistant toy that squeaks and wobbles. Very fun! Milton likes this one a lot. One con about this toy is that the material gathers a lot of dust, especially after the girls play with it.
This is the Magic Block and is intended to be used as a grooming tool. You can brush your dog, or use it to brush off fur from clothes, furniture, cars etc. I can't find it online anywhere, sorry! I brushed Milton with this, and I'm on the fence about it. It removes some fur, but it doesn't gather the fur in the block itself. It sort of brushes the fur off Milton, but you still need to pick up the fur from her afterwards. I haven't used it on furniture or car seats yet, but I think I'll be keeping this to try :)
We also got a pack of 100 all purpose wipes from Groom Genie. These are fantastic, since I use them multiple times a day. I always like to have some wipes around for the girls' paws, bums and faces. These are great to use to keep your pups clean, without having to shower them! I love that this is a 100-pack. I go through these very quickly, so now I have some extra to keep in the car.
Last but not least are the Doggy IncrediBubbles from PetQWerks. I wanted to do this with the girls this summer, so the timing is just perfect. I had seen some photos online of dogs playing with bubbles and thought it was the cutest thing. These are long-lasting, non toxic bubbles infused with peanut butter! They're odd, to be honest. I can actually hold a bubble on my finger without having it pop. Once it pops, it's a film-y, sticky texture though. The girls love the taste, but it can get messy. I would recommend playing with this outdoors.
Thanks for reading, we love you!
Go Fresh Pet Dog Backpack - Review
How cute are these dog backpacks? They're from Go Fresh Pet, and here's a full rundown.
We're actually big fans of Go Fresh Pet products in general. They're always good quality, functional and come in beautiful colors.
These backpacks come in three sizes: S, M and L. Both Herky and Milton are wearing size S in the photo above. I was actually surprised to see that there are only three sizes. Go Fresh Pet usually offer a HUGE range of sizes. BUT this backpack in size S can fit dogs from 15lbs to 35lbs. In all honesty though, it's too big for Milton (who is only 11lbs).
This backpack is so sturdy. It has an integrated harness that buckles at two different locations, with a padded chest strap for support and comfort. It has two removable saddle bags, and hidden compartments for extra storage. There are also two loops for you to hook a leash to. And finally, a back handle for emergencies.
All in all, this backpack is very well made and super practical. If you have an active lifestyle, this backpack is perfect for hands-free trekking. I love the fact that you use it as a harness, but also as a backpack. Although we don't do a lot of off leash trekking and hiking, I would feel comfortable having Herky wear this backpack around. She can carry her own poo bags, right?
We're giving away TWO of these backpacks :D
All you have to do is
1- Be subscribed to our Youtube channel
2- Comment below telling us why you should win :)
The giveaway is international, and will be open until Sunday June 4th 11:59EST. Herky will be drawing the winners on Monday June 5th :)
Good luck everypawdy!
BeOneBreed - Review
I love discovering new dog brands and products, especially when it turns out they are local. I happened to stumble upon BeOneBreed's Facebook Page a few months ago, and was happily surprised with the simplicity of their branding. I noticed that they're a Quebec brand and their product selection was curated.
About the brand
BeOneBreed was previously known as Comfy Solution, founded in 2011. Their mission is to design and deliver solutions for comfort, fun and wellbeing of pets. They offer innovative and accessible products for dogs and cats.
They were very kind and sent over some items for the girls to review. A Cozy bed, a Twisted Twine rubber toy, and a Baby Giraffe fabric toy.
Cozy Bed Wood
I'll be honest. The girls have a lot of beds, toys, collars, leashes. You name it, they probably have a few of them laying around the house. But this bed is special and really caught my eye. It feels incredibly luxe, and is made out of memory foam. It's very soft to the touch, and has a cloud pillow center. Honestly, I would love a bed like this for myself.
It's also very trendy because of the wood motif on the bed, and matches perfectly with my floors and couch. The girls have the size small which measures 23"x19". It's big enough for both girls to sleep in it, if they're cuddling. But most of the time, Milton will shotgun it.
Another thing I look for in beds, is whether they're easy to clean or not. With this bed, you can remove the cover from the pillow, and pop it in the washing machine. For the body of the bed, you can lint roll and spot clean.
I also love the fact that this bed is completely slip-proof. The entire bottom surface is made up of a non-slip material, making it sturdy and stable wherever you put it. I tried moving the bed with my feet, pretending to walk into it, and it didn't slide away. Bonus points for this.
Twisted Twine Rubber Toy
We also received this Twisted Twine rubber toy, which is part of their twisted collection. It's made from 100% rubber, allowing you to play tug of war, or fetch on land or in the pool. I'm guessing it floats - but I haven't tried.
I was actually very eager to try this toy, because Milton loves ropes. However, I don't give her traditional rope toys to play with anymore, because she tears them up and swallows the thread.
Good news is that when Milton actually lets Herky play, she loves it too! The toy is very durable, so there are no pieces of rubber that break off. They don't play tug together, because Herky is afraid of Milton. Poor Herky.
Funny fact: Milton actually takes this toy with her to sleep. Just so she can guard it.
Baby Giraffe Fabric Toy
How adorable is this Baby Giraffe toy? It actually reminds me of a toy for human babies. This toy squeaks, crinkles and has a rubber teething ring too. It's like an all-in-one for puppies. Plus, it's cute.
Obviously, Milton shotgunned this toy and claimed it as hers.
The downside of any fabric toy, is that they're usually not very durable. This toy is a puppy toy too, making it softer and more suitable for baby teeth. Milton was able to destroy this toy within an hour of getting her paws on it :(
I would strongly advise that once your pup's toy gets to this stage, that you throw it out. If your pups are anything like mine, they will most likely eat the stuffing. No good.
This toy doesn't go to complete waste though. I was able to pull the teething ring out of the baby giraffe, and use it as a stand-alone toy!
BeOneBreed has definitely impressed me as a brand. I love their website, their product offering and their color schemes. Everything that they offer has a simple design, and a great function.
My favorite item is obviously the Cozy Bed. It looks so beautiful, it's practical and the girls love to sleep in it. I love how Pinterest-y it looks, how easy it is to clean, and how it doesn't slip and slide when it's on the floor. As for their toys, you have to be careful to choose something that you know will withstand your pup's chewing abilities. My girls are heavy chewers, so that poor Baby Giraffe didn't stand a chance.
I hope you enjoyed this review - thanks for reading :)
I think I'm not the only one that loves to watch funny dog videos, right?
So here is yet another dog bloopers and outtakes videos of your dear Herky and Milton. Because it's funny, and because it's not easy filming with these two sometimes ;)
Dear Puppy Milton,
Boy oh boy do I have some exciting news to share with you today!!!
Oh my my my my, you are NOT going to believe this one...
I heard. (giggles) I'm so shy.
I heard through the grapevine...THAT...
Are you readyyy?
I heard that mommy is bringing over a boy cavalier for us to play with!!!
He might even be allowed to sleep over for the entire week!!! Oh-My-God
Siiiigh. This is too much for my little cavalier heart to handle.
This is NOT just any random boy dog, do you understand that dear Puppy Milton?
Apparently he has long, dark, luscious black hair.
He’s a tricolour.
He's tall, athletic, and has the most mysterious eyes
His name is Romeo. Yes. Romeo, like the great Shakesperian lover.
It's so perfect.
I think he might even be a poet!!
O Romeo, Romeo where are thou Romeo.
OK listen to me carefully dear puppy Milton.
I'm going to need you to be on your BEST behavior in the upcoming days OK??
You know I don't ask much from you and
I really do let you get away with alot of things.
But for the sake of your beloved older sister
PLEASE please... PLEASE do NOT embarass me in the upcoming days ok?!!
I need you to subtlely let Romeo know how sweet and delicate I am as a girl.
How caring, gentle and lady like I am.
I'm a charming queen and Romeo needs to know this.
By all means, don't you ever DARE mention that I frequently fart after eating my suppers.
I don't fart. I don't burp. I don't stink, I don't any of that OK??
Romeo doesn’t look like a homeless, unlike our step sisters.
He’s fancy. He has a giant luxury memory foam bed.
It’s a special edition navy collection.
And I heard he’s a vegetarian, too! Such a hipster.
We have to be nice to Romeo and make him feel welcome. Let’s not steal his food nor his bed. Ok? Dear Puppy Milton?
Or else, he may never come here again. And I certainly wouldn’t want that.
Let’s share our toys and our food with him. I’m even gonna give him a matching hoodie, so he feels like he’s part of our pack.
Siiiigh. This is so exciting. I feel like he’s going to be love of my life. Oh Romeo, oh so charming.
Oh wait. Is that drool? Is he drooling? K never mind.
Boys are gross. (laughs) Forget everything I said, Dear Puppy Milton. Yuck.
The Spring Collection has launched for a little over 2 months now, and I'm blown away with the love and support we've received. I didn't quite know if it would work, actually. I'm very glad I pulled the trigger and that I'm able to send these all over the world to fellow dog lovers.
Our leashes have been shipped to Canada, USA, Australia, UK, Bulgaria and Belgium to name a few. (eek!)
As I was launching the boutique, I wondered which leash would people love? It turns out that my favorite leash, the Manhattan, is also the most popular one. And for good reason. The Manhattan is a beautiful deep and rich navy blue color with a gold clamp. It's so classy, and I use it almost everyday with either Herky or Milton.
As we hit an incredible milestone of 25k followers on Instagram, I wanted to do something special to thank each and everyone of those who have supported me and the girls. Thank you so much for all the likes, the comments, the messages, the gifts, the cards. You are all so amazing and we love you.
As a thank you, we'll be giving away one Manhattan leash to one lucky winner.
This giveaway is open internationally until Friday May 19th, 11:59 EST.
All you have to do is comment on this blog post telling us why you should win, and Herky will be drawing a winner in 2 weeks!
Good luck everypawdy!