Except that 2/3 of the family was sick on the Big Day, the part that includes the grandkids leaving soon after the turkey dinner instead of staying two more days as planned, and a refrigerator full of leftovers since sick people don't eat like you thought they would. And Ted and I got sick mid-week, so spending his week off mostly reading and watching TV and coughing our heads off and NOT drinking champagne (!) and going to bed early on New Year's Eve, like Old Folks, which is a sensitive subject since we both have birthdays during the holiday season. Then both of my eyes got infected. Ho ho ho indeed.
Never mind. My eye are better, fever gone, and Toby's ready to start 2017 off with a treat review and showing off what Santa brought -
Chewy.com sent Wellness Soft Wellbites in the chicken and venison flavor to review. I chose them because for each blogger who reviewed Wellness brand treats, the company donated 2 meals to animal shelters. Is it cheating that I've used Wellbites often for training Toby? Remember, Toby has been to lots of classes - obedience (three times), CGC, therapy dog, agility, and rally. These rewards are ideal - soft and breakable.
Wellbites squares are grain-free, come in several flavors (smells?), are made in the USA, and contain carrots, apples, blueberries, and flaxseed for vitamins. And I noticed that Chewy.com carries a puppy version too, in case the holidays brought you a new family member.
The scoring helps finicky owners cut each square into smaller pieces that are soft and perfect for training treats.
I can't be bothered. I just tear 'em up any old which way.
Now what better way to demonstrate Toby's opinion than to pull out The Snufflemat! Santa Claus brought one each for Vela*, Trudy**, and Toby. (Incidentally, making these gave the Elf some intense free physical therapy on her bionic arm :)
|I don't even have to do tricks...|
|Now that's jolly!|
|I know there's another one here somewhere!|
*Vela belongs to daughter Amber and her husband Billy.
**Trudy belongs to daughter Lauren and her husband John.