I want to preface this post by saying my heart goes out to those in Alabama and surrounding states that lost their homes and loved ones during the horrendous tornadoes this week.  I’ll definitely be keeping y’all in my thoughts and prayers.

And now we return you to our regularly scheduled program:

Last week a giant box arrived – but it wasn’t for me.  It was for Rolex. What was in it?  I’m glad you asked!

A ginormous bag of Pedigree Dry Recipe Dog Food.

Rolex was honored to be chosen as a Pedigree Dog Food Ambassador, though him taunting his brother, Travis, probably made him even happier.

I’ve always been picky about what kind of dog food I feed my dogs – I used to be hooked on Iams and only fed Iams to both the dogs and cats.  But when our former Wheaten Terrier developed a wheat allergy (pretty ironical, don’t you think?), I had to look at other food that wouldn’t cause dry skin and itchy moments for the poor puppy.  That’s when I discovered that Rachael Ray had her own line of dog food – with all natural ingredients.  That did the trick and all the dogs were quite happy.

When I was contacted to see about one of our dogs being an Ambassador for Pedigree‘s new formula, I was intrigued.  I’m game to try anything new, and I knew Rolex, the big lug (45-pound lap-dog-wannabe), wouldn’t have a problem either.

As with any new dog food, you need to ‘introduce’ it gradually so there are no digestive issues with what your dog is already used to – including excessive farting.  Dog farts always seem to be the worst. Unless you’re talking about our cat, Link, whose nickname is appropriately “Stinky Linky”.

I mixed a portion of the new food in with the old food before giving it to Rolex – I’m not kidding when I say that he ate around the old food and polished off every last morsel of the new food, leaving the old food untouched in the bowl (well, maybe a little slobbery from fishing the new food out from around it).  Kind of like how Princess Nagger eats around peas and leaves them on her plate (except the slobbery part).  He then sat and looked at me waiting for me to give him more.  I think he’s been quite happy that over the course of the last week the old food has been slowly phased out, so he can have a full bowl of the new-and-improved yumminess.

I’ll be monitoring any changes in his coat and skin, and any other changes that might be noticed with this cool new formula.  Check back in the coming weeks and I’ll let you know what the final verdict is.  At this point, after week one, it’s so far, so good!

Which brings me to this week’s question(s):

If you have pets, are you picky about what kind of food you feed them?  Do you have a favorite brand?


Have a great weekend!

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Note:  I wrote this post while participating in an Ambassador campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Pedigree, and received a ginormous bag of dog food to facilitate my reviews. No influence was made by any outside source – except Rolex.  He seems quite pleased with his new dog food so far.

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  1. We don’t have pets besides the fishes that hubby keeps.. I’m not too particular about what they eat as he is in charge of feeding them. I’m only particular about what the kids eat.

  2. We got a new kind of dog food too which our vet suggested. But now we have to mix that with the old kind to make our devils get used to it.

  3. My cat needs to eat prescription food, which he loved initially. However, now, in order for him to go near it, we have to mix it with fancy feast 🙂

  4. I’m extremely picky when it comes to feeding my cat Avalon. One of the worst things you can give you cats and dogs is commercial pet food from the supermarket. My favorite brand is Almo Nature; it’s organic, pure and super healthy. I give both the wet and the dry version of Almo Nature and my cat Avalon LOVES it. In fact, it’s so pure that even humans could easily eat it. By the way, thanks for stopping by and following my cat cartoon blog. I’m following you too now. Have a lucky day!

  5. Your dogs are so cute! I grew up with Shelties and my mom still has 3 of them. I AM picky about what my dogs eat (one is allergic to chicken!)

    I’m following you back from the blog hop! Thanks for following me! 🙂

  6. Congrats to Rolex on being an ambassador! Fun! We don’t have any pets now but back when we had a dog we just fed him whatever food the vet had recommended and he seemed happy with it. Of course, he wasn’t the brightest dog around, so he probably would have been happy with dog food made out of dirt.

    Thanks for joining us for Friendly Friday, have a great weekend!

  7. I love little Lassies! (That’s what I call them.) I am picky about our cat’s food ever since one brand gave him health problems. Thanks so much for the follow, will definitely follow you back!

  8. We have two kitties. I wish we could afford to be pickier about what we feed them, but we buy whatever I can afford, other than generic, which they won’t eat.

  9. No pets at our house now but when I did have a dog, as long as it was wet food instead of dry, she maintained her ideal weight. She lived to be 14 which is pretty good and was healthy almost to the end.

    happy Friday!

  10. Both your dogs are so cute! Our dog will eat anything, his favorite seems to be Beneful Playful Life. I just got a sample of Rachael Ray’s Nutrish to review, we’ll see how he likes that.

    I stalk – I mean follow 🙂 – you on GFC, NetworkedBlogs, and Facebook. Happy Friendly Friday!

  11. well, i dont have any pets, but i would think i would buy them what they eat… lol, and try try try till i got it right

  12. We have a sweet doggie – and she get an Organic dog food that we could probably share if the zombie apocalypse were to hit anytime soon. It is called Nature Organics…or something….brown bag and it has a dog on it. That’s how I find it in the pet store….not the best description.

    Happy Friday!!!

  13. Way to go Rolex 😉

    I fed our last Dane that exact formula of Pedigree for years. With our new pup I’ve switched to Rachael Ray because it has more real meat and for some reason, despite her large size, she was having trouble eating the bigger kibble in Pedigree. She’s a messy eater and does better with smaller kibbles, lol.

    Happy Friday!! 🙂

  14. Your dogs are BEAUTIFUL! I’ll be looking forward to seeing how they adjust to the Pedigree – I’m hoping Josie will continue to like the Small Breed Nutrition.

    Have a great weekend!

  15. Beautiful pups! My grandmother used to have them too. One of them actually ‘caught’ me in a car crash when I was two. Congrats to Rolex!

  16. LOL, love the thought bubbles in the pictures!!
    I have a cat, I usually buy Iams. She has never seemed to care which food I buy. As long as she gets fed she is happy!

  17. Don’t have pets! And don’t have plans to have pets in the near future. I don’t think I can manage pets right nice, especially if I have to care about what to feed them.

  18. New GFC follower from the TGIF hop:) Glad to have found you and look forward to reading more! Have a great weekend.


  19. Right now our pup is eating puppychow or something like that… I’d prefer to buy organic, but it’s not in the budget

  20. Love your blog and I am craazzee about fur buddies!

    Thanks so much for the visit and lovely comment but I cannot post comments with links.

    Thanks and God bless.

  21. No pets in our house…unless you count the fish that no one pays attention to, but has amazingly survived for almost 2 years. Thanks for joining us again this week. Rolex is so cute!

  22. I love your dog’s name! What a great post, and I loved all the little comment balloons on the photos- great!

    yes, we are picky about what we feed our dog, at first it was because I read that cheapo dog foods have lots of non-nutrition fillers in it, so we were using a premium food our breeder was using..but then, horror of horrors, it became clear our puppy had food allergies. Her biggie is rice. Rice is in just about every dog food. I had to make her homemade food for a while, and then, luckily I found some dry and wet food without rice. It’s expensive, though. sob.
    loved this post, looking forward to hearing how Rolex likes his new food and his ambassadorship!

  23. I don’t have pets, but I would be concern too. I think if they eat better they will have better health just like humans.
    Your Rolex is so cute. I also like your read more option: “but wait, there is more”, it’s cleaver. 🙂

  24. Alrighty then! Sorry I’m so late getting here. I work nights, so i have a much different schedule. First of all, thank you for stopping by yesterday. You have beautiful pets. I have a DVD called It’s in the Bag regarding Command Retrieving. I will be doing a give-away/review soon if you’re interested. How wonderful your dog was chosen. Congrats! Have a great weekend. Already following.

  25. I thought I was here already. So sorry. Well, I’m all through with the dentist for another 3 wks. Sheesh! This time it was a bad one. Drove me nuts. Anyway, congrats on dog, and it doesn’t surprise me considering how beautiful she is. Have a great weekend, and hope to see you Monday. This weeks theme is a song about color or the weather! Bit of a challenge, no? ~hehe~

  26. Love your blog! I am so glad I found it through the Friday Follow!
    I hope you have a great weekend, and might check me out?
    Talk to you soon!

  27. Wow, Stacy, I had no idea that Rachel Ray had her own pet food line. I love her and would trust a product from her.

    What an adorable post with your beautiful dogs. Love the ‘word balloons’… “crack this bad boy open”… too funny!! I laughed out load with this post several time!! Thanks for that and for the Great information on pet food. I still have ‘custody’ 🙂 of my oldest son’s dog for another month… ‘sigh’.. he graduates P.T. school soon and will be taking ‘Ms. Pickles’ with him to his new job in Houton. I am going to miss them BOTH so much!! I told my son that I will be sending ‘Ms. Pickles’ new stuffed rabbits and treats OFTEN… so just be prepared. He smiles and laughed!!

    Great post & thanks again for the smiles and LOLs!! 🙂 Have a wonderful week!
    Coreen XO

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