Whew, where did September go??! Sorry I've been kind of MIA that past few weeks. Who ever thought wedding crunch time would take up that much time? Yup, that's right. I'm finally a Mrs and I'm still not used to my new name. But more on that in another post. It's time to catch up on reviews! First up is Barkbox which has been sitting on my table for two weeks. There's no way the dogs would wait patiently for that long without secretly hating me so some of these things are long gone by now...
What: BarkBox is a subscription box for dogs filled with 4-6 treat, toy, and hygiene items. Boxes are curated according to your dog's size. This review is for a medium-dog box.
When: Ships monthly on the 15th
Cost: $18-$29 per month depending on the length of your subscription
Fun Fact: 10% of proceeds from each BarkBox goes to rescue groups!
BarkBox is my oldest and also one of my all-time favorite subscriptions. Prices on just about everything are overinflated when you live on a rock in the middle of nowhere (seriously, who pays $0.35/kWh for electricity??), so sub boxes are a great way to save some dough while still getting the things you'd use anyway. (Not to mention they're also a great way to discover some new and buzzworthy stuff!) I wish electricity came in a sub box too.
Hyper Pet Dura Squeaks (Value: $12) - This looks very similar to the squeaker stick we got in our January box. Both are listed as squeaky toys but I can't get either to make a sound. Neither can the dogs. We must be doing something wrong. Edit: I must be doing something wrong. Pebbles was actually able to squeak it once but when I tried I just couldn't. :(
Drooler's Duck Soft Treats (Value: $8) - I love when meat is the first ingredient in treats and duck is listed first in here. They also make good training treats. Each will easily break into three pieces for rewards during training. Contrary to what you might think, these aren't oily like duck meat usually is. But they stink. I don't know how to describe it, but it's that unpleasant odor that some meaty treats leave behind on your hands after you handle it. The treats itself smell fine, though. Just make sure there's a sink nearby. But of course, the smellier it is the more the dogs like it. These are g-o-n-e.
So there you have it - September's bedtime stories box. I really didn't see anything bedtime-related, but it really is a hard theme to pull off. That's okay though because it was still super fun for the dogs. Both toys were repeats from previous Barkboxes but that's fine because I can finally give both to the pups without worrying about them eating a squeaker or leaving a trail of stuffing everywhere they go (although I may need to keep an eye on Macho and his human-paws). We're never disappointed with the treats, either. There's no such thing as my dogs turning down food. They even love lettuce. You know when your lettuce starts turning brown and it looks ugly but is still perfectly edible? Give it to the dogs. The totally loved me that day.
Want to subscribe to BarkBox? You can get it here for as low as $18/month -- plus get a free box tacked on to your subscription just for using my link! Ten thousand thank yous if you do use it!
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