Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The ARK pet oasis for pets taking planes

If you have to fly, the thought of transporting your pet in a crate in the cargo section of a plane may be disconcerting...but some airlines are taking more consideration for the welfare, comfort and well being of pets traveling by air.

Photo from arkjfk.com

















 A particularly encouraging improvement is the ARK at JFK--an airport lounge for animals. The ARK offers (or will offer when completely functional):

* more than 100,000 sq ft, 14.4 acre facility
*Pet Oasis features 47 kennels for dogs and 12 for cats
*round-the-clock 24/7 animal care
*Zen-like environment
*dedicated outdoor relief area for dogs
*quarantine area
* pre-flight and after-flight walks
*baths and/or brushing
*healthy meals
*cleaning of travel crate

*48 climate controlled stalls and 24 additional export stalls for horses
*aviary with special habitats
*vet on premises
*transportation to connecting planes
*airside location for direct access to planes
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Have you ever experienced this kind of lounge or treatment when flying with your pet?

Monday, February 20, 2017

Ike Sums it Up #ChewyInfluencer

Ike here!
I've been spreading the word that my mom is a Chewy Influencer. That means that she gets cool things from Chewy.com, and writes a review. And I get to sample the food! This month I've been telling you all about Rachael Ray Nutrish Peak turkey, duck and quail Northern Woodland Recipe.






















All month long I've been trying this new food, and Mom has been keeping tabs on how I'm doing. As lots of you know, different food can affect our digestive system, skin and coat, energy level and more. I can be a bit sensitive to new food, so Mom introduced Peak gradually.

I'm happy to say that I love Rachael Ray Nutrish Peak food! Here is my evaluation form:

Did it smell good?  CHECK--almost as good as dirty socks.













Did it taste good? CHECK---I licked my bowl clean every time.











Did it agree with my tummy?  CHECK--no bellyaches, no vomiting, and everything looks okay on the backyard patrol.













Did it help make my coat nice and shiny? CHECK--you can see for yourself, right?






















Did it taste good? CHECK-- Oh yeah, I did that one already....but really that's what counts to me!

Mom said she'd buy it again. And I would recommend it to all my friends out there. It also comes in Natural Open Range formula for all you lovers of beef, venison and lamb.






















So what do you think? Did you like my review? Would you try it yourself?
Signed,
Ike

#ChewyInfluencer

Full Discolosure: We received one bag of Nutrish Peak dog food in exchange for my honest review. This in no way influenced my opinion. Opinions expressed here are 100% my own.

Monday, February 13, 2017

This is What 16 Looks Like! #HappyBirthdayKelly

Today is Kelly's Birthday!!
She's 16 years old today. Kelly has been struggling with her health a bit lately, so we just want to make this birthday a time to celebrate the good girl that she is.


















She's been with us through many happy times, the empty nest, she's welcomed (at times, tolerated lol) new dogs in the family and loves the new grandbabies.














 Happy Birthday Sweet Kelly!


Friday, February 10, 2017

Ike Tries Nutrish Peak #ChewyInfluencer

Ike is back again to tell you more about Rachael Ray Nutrish Peak dog food.

Hi it's me, Ike. Hi! Remember when I told you that my mom is a Chewy Influencer? That means that she gets cool things from Chewy.com, and writes a review. And I get to do the sampling of food! So a few weeks ago Mom bought this awesome new dog food























Peak turkey, quail and duck. It smelled really good, so I guarded the bag for a while. I wondered when Mom was ever going to give me some.

Finally she opened the bag. When she left the room for a minute, I gave it a good inspection.






















 




















 Yup, it's good!


Mom has been giving me this food for several days now. I said "Pour it all on!" but she told me when you start a new food, you should transition over slowly. So she started by sprinkling a little bit on top, then increased the ratio little by little.

















All I know is that this Peak food tastes delicious. I tend to have allergies when I eat certain foods, so we have to be careful. I've been eating duck as the protein source, so Mom felt that this food would be a good option. I've never had quail before, so it's always fun to try something new! Yum! Mom tells me that I've been doing great so far. The new food seems to agree with my tummy, and so far none of those horrible itchies on my skin. My fur looks nice and healthy too.

Peak is packed with 30% high quality protein to give me lots of energy.
It also contains natural sources of Omega 6 and Omega 3 fatty acids. That's good, right Mom?
And it's grain free, gluten free, and free of fillers.

So all I have to do is keep on cleaning my bowl. Can do!
See you next time! I'll let you know next time how it's going.
Signed,
Ike

#ChewyInfluencer

Full Discolosure: We received one bag of Nutrish Peak dog food in exchange for my honest review. This in no way influenced my opinion. Opinions expressed here are 100% my own.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Rachael Ray Nutrish Peak #chewyinfluencer

Today's topic? FOOD!

Hi! My name is Ike, and my mom is a Chewy Influencer. That means that she gets cool things from Chewy.com, and writes a review. And I get to do the sampling of food! So today I'm taking over the blog because after all, isn't my opinion what really matters?

 What is number one important to us dogs? That's right...food! So we have to train our humans to give us the food we like. Okay so here are some of the flavors I like: steak, bacon, waffles, dirt, socks, pizza, trash... yeah so I don't have the world's most discerning palate. But, this brings me to point number 2...

 When it comes to food, your human is (sometimes) smarter than you. There are some things us dogs can't do. Like read a label. And the whole opposable thumb thing. I know my humans love me and want the best for me. So I trust them to feed me the best food.

But I also want to train my human to give me what I like to eat. So here's the thing. Today she received this bag of Rachael Ray's Nutrish Peak dog food from Chewy.

We received Northern Woodlands Recipe. I saw on the bag that it contains duck, quail and turkey. Yum! My mom said that it's grain free, which she says is important because I have allergies to some foods such as wheat. I checked it out for her. Yup smells good.



The #1 ingredient is U.S. farm raised turkey. Again, yumm. It contains 30% high quality protein. Whatever that means, I don't know. But she says protein is good for me. She also said, "blah blah blah Ike blah blah Ike blah good boy."


So far I like what I see. Now is Mom ever going to give me any? If she does, and I like it, I'm going to have to figure out how to train her to keep on giving me more. But for now, I'd better sit right here by the bag close my eyes and make a wish that it doesn't get away.

 
See you next time! I'll let you know next time how I like it.
Signed,
Ike

#ChewyInfluencer

Full Discolosure: We received one bag of Nutrish Peak dog food in exchange for my honest review. This in no way influenced my opinion. Opinions expressed here are 100% my own.

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