Two Collies and a Mutt

Two Collies and a Mutt: June 2013


Black & White Sunday: Kitty!!

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This is Lassie's "Oh my gosh I see the cat!!!" face.

Today we are participating in the Black and White Sunday blog hop hosted by You Did What With Your Weiner, Dachshund Nola and My Life In Blog Years.

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Review: Orijen Freeze Dried Treats from

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I love and was thrilled to work with them again for this review. has many brands of pet food to offer. They also offer treats, toys, clean up supplies, leashes, collars, and much more.
My favorite thing about would have to be their customer service. I order our cat food from them (it's so much cheaper at than anywhere else, another plus!) and have had to contact customer service on two occasions and both times they were very prompt and incredibly kind. They didn't make me want to pull my hair out and they didn't make me feel like it was my fault. asked us to review Orijen Freeze Dried treats. offers Orijen's dog food, cat food, and dog treats. Orijen's foods and treats are made in Canada.
We were sent the Original flavor of their freeze dried treats. Here's a description of them from

No lazy lap dogs here… these treats are just for the rough-and-tumble, ready-to-wag pups. Orijen Original Freeze-Dried Dog Treats are filled with tasty chicken, turkey, and flounder to provide your pet with a protein-rich snack that's made without any preservatives, fillers, or artificial flavors. Each grain-free treat only has seven calories, and is freeze-dried to lock in all of the nutritional content and flavor. 5 Star reviews across the board!
Key Benefits

  • Made with high-quality protein sources
  • Preservative-free
  • Grain-free
  • Low-calorie, freeze-dried dog treats

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They're basically the dog equivalent of cat nip (or crack).
My dogs went insane for these treats.
I'm not kidding. I could probably train them to back flip for them.
Look at this crazed look Lassie got in his eyes:
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And Petal, or Miss Talks A Lot, is more quick to end her loud conversations (complete with obnoxious "dancing") with neighborhood dogs when I bring these treats on our walks. Which quickly made them a five star training treat in my eyes.

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Even Petal's picky friend Pepper devoured half of one and then demanded the other half. This dog usually won't take any dog treats from me.

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They're soft treats. You can easily pinch smaller pieces off of it. They crumble easily and would probably work well to bribe finicky eaters to eat their dinner. That also makes them a bit messy though, but my dogs will happily lick up every last crumb.

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They don't have a super strong odor (which is a big plus), but they aren't something you want to go inhaling deep breaths of. Unless you're a dog, of course.

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While my dogs love how these treats taste, I love that they're high quality and the ingredients are simple:
Cobb chicken liver, turkey liver, boneless Cobb chicken, boneless turkey, boneless flounder.

That's it! That's all that's in them.

They only down side to them is, they are rather pricey. Though I suppose that's to be expected for a high quality treat.

The dogs give them 4 out of 4 paws for deliciousness.
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I give them 5 out of 5 hearts for their high quality.
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And 4 hearts for cost.
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Overall, we really loved these treats! We would definitely buy them and recommend them to our friends. Next time you're in need for a high quality training treat, head over to!

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 Learning to back flip (just kidding).

Discloser: I was sent one bag of Orijen freeze dried treats from for review purposes. I was not compensated for this review. All opinions expressed are my own.

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Wordless Wednesday: Wanderer

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Collies in the Sun + Winners

I'm sure you're all dying to know who the KONG Treats giveaway winners are, so here we go.
Our winners are...

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And Madison!

The three of you have all been emailed, but if by some chance you did not receive an email from me, please let me know here in the comments. Thanks!

Thank you all for entering our giveaway!

Now I'll leave you with Lassie in mid-run
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and Petal tasting the sun.
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Both pictures were taken on sunnier days.
Today is very windy and the sun is mostly hiding behind the clouds. Looks like it may even rain.

Our summer has been pretty mild so far. It's only been ridiculously hot for a day or two. I can only hope it stays this way. However it is only June, so I'm trying not to get my hopes up. Who knows what kind of heat July and August will bring us.

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Black & White Sunday: Nice to meet you!

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Being greeted by Petal. ;)

Our KONG Treats giveaway has ended. Winners will be announced here on the blog tomorrow, so be sure to check back for that!

Today we are participating in the Black and White Sunday blog hop hosted by You Did What With Your Weiner, Dachshund Nola and My Life In Blog Years.

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Fun with Petal and Pepper

Petal and Pepper had some fun at a friend's house yesterday.
We ran, we played fetch, we rolled in the grass, we worked on some training and I even convinced Petal to run through the sprinklers with me.
"Your Collie willingly got wet?!"
Yes she did. Well, sort of. I bribed her.
With a couple pieces of a Zuke's treat.

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"Can I have another treat?"

We played a few games of fetch with Petal's favorite ball.

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And Pepper played a game or two or three of tug as well.

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Then I had a couple of very happy girls on my hands.

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I love it when Petal looks like she's smiling a big cheesy grin with her eyes closed blissfully.

Now we're having a sleepy, lazy Saturday (after we took our morning walk, of course).
What are you dogs up to this Saturday?

P.S. Only a few more hours to enter our KONG Treats giveaway!
Feel free to tell your friends!

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