Best Bully Sticks - We Love These Dog Chews

Our two dogs are the most important aspects of our lives. We spend what seems like every waking hour keeping them happy and entertained (let me just say, they're lucky we both work from home!!). So, when BestBullySticks.com reached out to ask if we could share a review of their products AND a giveaway to one lucky reader, we were more than happy to test out some of these bully sticks and other goodies from their website. My pups were ecstatic when our package arrived via UPS from BestBullySticks.com. Even though these treats are packaged extremely well, the dogs seemed to know the package was for them. Porter was first to notice, so she was eager and more than happy to jump onto the couch and pose for a photo with her new delivery. 

Best Bully Sticks!

When we received a big box of bully goodness from their website, and it kept our pups happy for quite a while. Since our (now 7 month old) Chocolate Labradoodle puppy and our Chocolate Lab are big chewers, and since we also love finding any chew or treat that will keep them happy for longer than literally one second, we find that Bully Sticks are some of their favorites. We tend to like them better than traditional rawhides, because rawhides are known to be bad for their digestion, so when we get the chance to give them Bully Sticks, we are all for it. I also can't believe how low the prices are from BestBullySticks.com, so if you're looking for a WAY better priced alternative to every pet store ever, look no further. 

Next, Cabbie, our Chocolate Lab took notice. She made sure she was involved in the "unboxxing" process, because she also new there was something good inside.

Best Bully Sticks!
Best Bully Sticks!

Once I opened the box from BestBullySticks.com, the dogs jumped up and wanted to know exactly what was inside. My goodness, they were excited!

Best Bully Sticks!

Porter's attention span is pretty short since she is still just 7 months old, but Cabbie sat pretty to model the delicacies that she knew would soon be hers. She is such a good girl, I am SO lucky she behaves so well. 

Best Bully Sticks!

I was astounded and thrilled to see just how many amazing products they sent us! Here is a list of what was inside our box:

6 inch odor free bully sticks

12 inch odor free bully sticks

Bully Flakes

Beef trachea grab bag

Best Bully Sticks!
Best Bully Sticks!

First, I started with the 6 inch bully sticks, and they are truly very low odor. If you opt for odor free bully sticks, the dogs still go bonkers for them, but they make your experience a lot less stinky, let me tell you! These are vey high quality bully sticks, and we thank BestBullySticks.com SO VERY MUCH for sending such amazing treats for the babies! We will be putting in a big order again very soon, because bully sticks are literally the only thing that keeps the pups (especially Porter) happy for an extended period of time. 

Best Bully Sticks!

Even Bobby's mom's Double Dapple Doxie loved her 6 inch chew. It kept her occupied for quite some time! 

Best Bully Sticks!
Best Bully Sticks!
Best Bully Sticks!

YUM!!! We love our treats from BestBullySticks.com! Thank you so much :)

Best Bully Sticks!

Treating With Nutrish Treats From Rachel Ray + Road Tripping With Dogs Tips

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I found a new way to make my dogs behave better, haha! They absolutely LOVED these Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® Dog Treats. Our two beautiful dogs had such a fun time helping me with this post, and planning and packing for our next road trip. I am excited to share some tips on Road Tripping With Dogs (and a puppy)! Our 8 year old Chocolate Lab has traveled nearly 60,000+ miles with us, and our recent road trip from southern Illinois to the Florida Keys was our Chocolate Labradoodle's first big road trip ever. Bringing these treats along with us helps immensely! They will do whatever we want when we temp them with treats, so I was so happy to incorporate these NUTRISH treats into our travels. 

Rachel Ray Dog Treats

HERE ARE THE AVAILABLE VARIETIES OF TREATS:

Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® Deli Cuts
Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® Meatloaf Morsels
Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® Pawsta
Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® Savory Roasters
Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® Burger Bites

WHAT TO PACK FOR YOUR ROAD TRIP WITH DOGS + A PUPPY:

1-2 Gallons of water

Dog Bed

Keep Collars on Dogs + Leashes Within Reach

Dog Treats

Dog Food In A Gallon Ziploc Bag 

Doggie Waste Bage

Dog Toys

Chewies Like Rawhides

I found these amazing treats at the Winn Dixie grocery store in Big Pine Key, FL. They had these two varieties, the Savory Roasters and the Deli Cuts. In fact, I've already gone back a second time to get more treats, the dogs love them SO much!!

Look for them where you purchase your family's groceries! 

NO artificial flavors or meat by-products!! This is extremely important to me.

Safely USA cooked with the world's best ingredients. 

Note: Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® Treats are intended for intermittent or supplemental feeding only. Please watch your dog to ensure Nutrish treats are thoroughly chewed before swallowing. Break into small pieces for smaller dogs.

My Most Popular Posts In October 2016

Since the month is almost over, and the season change is in full swing, I wanted to look back at some of the posts that brought me the most traffic this past month. 

I created so many fun recipes and ideas this past month, and I am so happy to be able to share it with you here on Lily The Wandering Gypsy! 

Organic Pumpkin Oat Dog Treats

Organic Pumpkin Oat Dog Treats

Fall Booties By Lulu's 

Fall Booties By Lulu's 

Hosting A Food Photography Party

Hosting A Food Photography Party

Create a Halloween Puppy Gift Basket 

Create a Halloween Puppy Gift Basket 

Those posts gained me nearly 70% of my total traffic, which is so great! I love checking back to see what people are enjoying. Until next time! 

Puppy Updates! And a Serta Dog Bed Review

Porter turned 9 weeks this past Tuesday, and she is doing so well! She gets so warm when she sleeps that she has taken a liking to our A/C vents. She still loves to bite, but we have been working diligently with her to make sure she knows that biting is not good. I read that if puppies are biting a lot, you can kind of let out a yelp, and walk away from them, and almost immediately, they will realize that they did something wrong. It is really working well. I also like that the bed has a lot of support because of the couch design, and it seems to be extremely comfortable for them. They both fit in the bed, actually :) Really happy with this purchase! 

I got her this awesome dog bed recently, too. It's the Serta Deluxe Couch Pet Bed, and I got it over the Serta Deluxe Cudler, because I thought she could grown into it. The Delux Cudler seems amazing for dogs around 45 lbs and under. Well, our Cabbie, who's is a full-blooded Chocolate Lab even fits in this bed we got! I know this bed is going to last for a vey long time, and also keep its shape. It's not memory foam, but there is a super thick piece of egg crate foam that you can unzip the bottom part, and just remove the foam, wash the pieces, and put is all back together. 

Cute Chocolate Labradoodle Puppy

Her hair is also getting so long, and she loves going on walks. The weather has been like 95% humidity in the 90s, but very, very soon, (like tomorrow), it's supposed to be getting cooler. 

Also, we shot this photo of her a couple of weeks ago, but she has really grown SO much since even this photo! I will add more updates soon :) Porter will be helping me on a Halloween photo project soon too. Looking forward to sharing!! 

We Got A Puppy!

We have been wanting to add a puppy to our household for a while now. We lost our dear, sweet Lily a little over a year ago, August 19th, and ever since then, our Chocolate Lab, Cabbie has been a bit lonely. It was alright with only one dog for a while, but we figured this was the very best time to introduce a puppy into our lives, because Cabbie needed a playmate! Last Tuesday, August 16th, we took a little road trip and picked up our NEW PUPPY, Porter! 

Chocolate Labradoodle Puppy!

We already had her name picked out, I was determined that I wanted a dog the same color as Cabbie. Porter, named after the style of dark beer, seemed perfect! It really took Cabbie a few days to get used to the puppy. Cabbie didn't really want much of anything to do with her at first. But, Bobby's mom came to visit us and meet the puppy pretty quickly, and Cabbie has been extremely interested in Porter ever since! 

Chocolate Labradoodle

We of course, had to start an Instagram account for her, @TheImperialPorter :) It's going to be so fun watching her grow!

Currently, she is about 10 pounds, loves biting a LOT (which we are discouraging), is extremely good about telling us when she need to go out, and sleeps just as hard as she plays. She prefers lying on our pillows against the wall, and hates being disturbed while sleeping. Such a particular little girl who seems to always get her way She reminds me of a little living stuffed animal, and is extremely soft! I just love her crested fur on her head and curly tail, making her poodle qualities show way more than I could have expected! Cabbie is going to be a wonderful teacher for Porter, and we are so happy we have completed our little family once again!