The month of love has come and gone, and that means monthly box reviews and a monthly favourites blog post. I’ll be loading my ‘February 2014 Favourites’ blog post a bit later this week, so keep those beautiful eyes peeled for that. But in the meantime, here are the delectable goodies Charlie, Jezebelle and Daisy received in their Lucky Dog Box last month.
Jezebelle is such a clever little girl… Don’t ask me how she knew, but when I arrived home with the Lucky Dog Box tucked under my arm, she just knew what it was. She was dancing on her hind legs until I opened the box and showed her what was inside – no jokes! She was VERY excited to see the little toy that was included in this month’s box but when she caught a whiff of the iced biscuits, her little tail went crazy! It was actually quite funny to see this little dog so excited about a box of surprise goodies…she takes after her momma, that’s for sure!
Lucky Dog is a gift box subscription service (almost like Rubybox, but for your dog). When you subscribe, Lucky Dog will send your pooch a box containing a toy, a grooming product and treats hand-picked for your dog (you specify the size and sex of your dog when you pay). You can opt for a 1-month, 3-month and 6-month subscription box. What makes this service incredibly special, is that Lucky Dog will donate 5% of the subscription fee to worthy animal causes. The subscription box costs R 199,00 per month (this price includes postage, which is great) and if you order the 3-month subscription, you will pay R 189,00 per month. And the 6-month subscription will set you back R 179,00 per month.
Let’s take a look at the items that were included in the February Lucky Dog Box:
Bio-Groom Country Freesia Shampoo for dogs is soap-free and contains Chamomile & Aloe Vera to soothe, moisturise and revitalise the skin and coat. These 2 ingredients also help to relieve and soothe flaking and itching of dry skin. Travel size received in this box.
Probono Iced Dog Biscuits are handmade nutritious treats for your pooch (made in South Africa), coated in 100% safe icing (contains no harmful ingredients) and enriched with Calcium, Vitamins, Magnesium, Zinc & Iron. The icing has a consistency similar to that of soft chocolate but it contains no Theobromine (the alkaloid of the cacao plant that is toxic to dogs), no artificial colourants, no artificial flavourants & no preservatives. Jezebelle is OBSESSED with these biscuits & made it very clear to me that she prefers these iced biscuits to anything else. I did a little test where I gave her a taste of the iced biscuit, then placed it on the counter, and offered her another biscuit (which she has always been very happy to gobble up in the past). She took the other biscuit out of my hand & then just opened her mouth to let the biscuit fall out. She refused to eat the ‘normal’ biscuit and only had eyes for the counter where Ihad left the iced biscuit.
Charlie and Daisy also love these biscuits and I find they are tender enough for older dogs with sensitive teeth. Full size box containing 16 biscuits received in this box.
Uptown Toyz Critter is a ball shaped toy made from a mix of denim, natural fabrics and roap. Jezebelle loves any type of toy (except rubber toys) and I’m convinced she’s going to be a surgeon one day because she always manages to make a small incision (very precisely) & extract the stuffing of the toy within a couple of minutes after receiving it. This one was no different… I spend so much time patching up her toys & sewing the holes closed – it’s ridiculous. Full size toy received in this box.
The Wag-a-Lots biscuits are all natural biscuits handmade by a very special group of young adults with intellectual challenges. I really love that Lucky Dog supports charities like these. This month we received low fat beef biscuits, and I am still obsessed with the adorable shapes of the biscuits in the packet (doggies, bones, stars, circles, moons & hearts). As mentioned in my previous blog post I do not think these biscuits are suitable for older dogs with sensitive teeth (as these biscuits are quite hard), but since we have a Jezebelle (our in-house rebellious teenager), it’s not really a problem for us. I usually soak these biscuits in a bit of warm water for a couple of minutes before giving them to Charlie & Daisy (our in-house geriatrics). Full size packet received in this box.
Your Dog’s Diner Mutt Meatballs was quite a surprise for me personally. I’m not someone who cooks for our dogs – they get their kibble, fresh vegetables (when I make salad every night) and snacks & that’s it. I’m not saying cooking for your pet is a bad thing, I just don’t have the time to do that. Mutt Meatballs is a treat mix made from a blend of rolled oats, spinach flakes, red bell pepper, parsley & basil (all organic, even the oats). The idea is to mix this in with your pet mince, add an egg, roll out your meat balls and then cook them in the oven. I had a good giggle whilst browsing their website here, they have legit recipes for Mutt Meatloaf, Mutt Sliders (mini burgers), Crockpot Turkey Casserole & Beef Stew. Full size packet received in this box.
♥ The Bio-Groom dog shampoo is available in the Lucky Dog online shop here and retails for R 135,00.
If you are interested in seeing what the previous boxes contained, you can view them on the website here.
So those are all the things we received in the February Lucky Dog Box – Charlie, Jezebelle & Daisy were definitely lucky dogs receiving a box like this (and they thank me every day by loving me unconditionally). Are you guys enjoying these ‘off-beauty-topic’ posts or would you prefer it if I ONLY did beauty-related blog posts?