Shopping Around the World Goes to the Dogs

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This month Shopping Around the World is going to the dogs . . . at least for me. Take a look at the February list from my friends Bacon and Fozzie, our Shopping Around the World hosts:

  • Random condiment of your choice
  • Random frozen meal of your choice
  • Random dessert/something sweet of your choice
  • Random fruit of your choice
  • Random item of your choice

Do you see these three magical words–of your choice? Well, this month I got to make my choices, and my choices are totally about the things that I like. So let’s grab a cart and hit those aisles.

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Random condiment of your choice–VetriScience Perio Support; $32.00 for 16 ounces on Technically I guess this isn’t exactly a condiment. It’s actually a daily support formula for dental health and hygiene (that’s what the container says). My human mommy sprinkles this on my dinner every night and it has a super yummy scent and taste, so in my book it’s a condiment. I started using Perio Support about six months ago after I had my teeth cleaned. (You can click here to see my embarrassing photos from that exciting experience.) So far, so good. My teeth are a beautiful pearly white. And about that price . . . Mommy had a choice between the 4-ounce container for $16.00 and the 16-ounce container for $32.00. Mommy’s not a math wizard, but even she knew that the 16-ounce container was a much better deal . . . and she says that it will probably last at least four years!

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Random frozen meal of your choice–Frosty Paws; $4.29: As much as I wish that I could make a meal out of Frosty Paws, I know that it’s actually a treat, but humor me here. Frosty Paws are found in the ice cream treat section at the human grocery store. Each box contains four little cups of the most divine frozen creaminess you’ve ever licked. Mommy tends to buy these, put them in the freezer, and forget that they’re there. I think I’m going to have to start giving her some gentle reminders.

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Random dessert/something sweet of your choice: Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Dipped Dog Bones; $14.25 for a box of 12 on the website: Two of my favorite humans–Miss Gaye and Auntie Meredith–surprise me with these extra special treats, and I love them for that. This is what the website says about these sweet treats: “Our dog bones are dipped in a white chocolate flavoured confection which does not contain cocoa bean products or theobromine and are therefore safe for dogs.” This is what I say about these sweet treats: “They’re fabulous!”

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Random fruit of your choice–Bananas; 59 cents per pound: To say that I love bananas would be an understatement. I am totally and completely and absolutely mad for bananas. My human mommy and I have made a number of special treats with bananas: Banana-Peanut Butter-Yogurt Frozen Treats, Bow-WOW Banana Biscotti, and Banana-Oat Cookies to name a few. But my all-time favorite way to eat bananas is with my human daddy in the morning. By the way, you might have noticed the beautiful green leaves and bright pink flowers in the background. Daddy and I finished off the bananas earlier this week, so Mommy had to use an old photo. I hope this glimpse of spring made you smile.

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Random item of your choice: BarkBox; $72 for a three-month subscription: This is an unnecessary extravagance, and my mommy knows that. I don’t need to receive a BarkBox every month. I have more than enough toys; and I couldn’t begin to eat all the homemade treats that Mommy and I bake, so I share with all my friends. But I get so excited when my mailman, Mr. Leroy, rings the doorbell and delivers my special box every month. In fact, I’ve started to think that every box delivered to our house is mine. So, Mommy will continue my BarkBox subscription . . . at least for a little while.

Shopping Around the World

Photo from Bacon

That concludes our little shopping spree this month. I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing some of my favorite items in each of the categories. If you’d like to see what other bloggers around the world bought and how much they paid, click here to connect with Bacon’s blog or here to connect with Fozzie’s blog. Until next time, friends, I have some Frosty Paws to eat.

I Have Earned My Frosty Paws

I have to tell you about one of my favorite treats: Frosty Paws. But first, I have to tell what I have done to earn my Frosty Paws.

I have entered Week 5 of an exterior home renovation project, and I have to say I have just about reached the limit of what any Golden Retriever should have to endure. Week 1, I had men pounding on my roof. One man even fell through my den ceiling. That was exciting (he wasn’t injured). Week 2, another set of men came to my house and started removing windows, so for a day I had huge, gaping holes in the front of my house. The next week, the painting started. (The painting men also had to tackle the lovely hole in the den ceiling made by the falling roofing man.)  And the painting has gone on, and on, and on, and on. It went all through Week 3, through Week 4, and now the man in charge says it should end at the conclusion of Week 5. Why am I skeptical?

All of this work means that, for the most part, I have been quarantined during the day to one room in my house. I have had very limited access to my back yard . . . and the squirrels now think it belongs to them. They have become quite bold. Those squirrels are in for a huge surprise when I finally get out of quarantine.

So my mommy decided that I had earned some Frosty Paws. (This was about the same time that my mommy decided that she had earned  more wine!) I am quite sure that you have also done something to earn some Frosty Paws. Your humans need to look for Frosty Paws in the ice cream treat section at the human grocery store. (I have to wonder how many people have mistakenly picked up a box of Frosty Paws thinking they were human treats. Surprise!)

I cannot begin to tell you how much I enjoyed my Frosty Paws last night. I also cannot begin to tell you how much more I will enjoy having my house and my yard to myself when all of this crazy work ends. Oh . . . I think my mommy just poured another glass of wine!