We got a big surprise in the mail the other day! The president and founder of Claudia's Canine Cousine sent us three packages of gourmet dog cookies! Mama said we could keep one package for ourselves, and give two packages away to our friends. Our choices were Peanut's Peanut butter Goobers, Canine Party Bones, and Love My Luv Bones. We chose the Peanut butter Goobers! We love Peanut butter!
We really wanted to dig right in, but Mama was too busy reading the ingredients to us. First, she wanted to read the ingredients from a box of the regular dog biscuits Grampa buys for us: Wheat flour, Wheat Mill Run, Meat And Bone Meal, Poultry Biproduct Meal, Animal Fat, Salt, Dicalcium Phosphate, Sodium Metabisfolate, and Bacon Flavor.
We don't know what most of that stuff is!
Then Mama read us the ingredients off of the back of one of the Claudia's Canine Cousine packages: Wheat flour, palm oil, corn syrup, honey, vanilla, yogurt, and food colors. Another package included carob and powdered sugar.
We know what all that stuff is! It sounds like things Mama could find around the kitchen to make her own food!
Mama told us that the lady who started Claudia's Canine Cousine, Debbie Bohiken, really did start making them in her own kitchen. She told our Mama that her dogs were like her children and she wanted to give them top quality food and snacks.
We were kinda listening.... but we were mostly thinking, "Come on, let us try one already!" They looked so good. Some of them even had colored sprinkles on them!
Finally Mama opened the package of Peanut's Peanut Butter Goobers. The cookies were pretty big, so she broke one in half and said we'd have to share them. We didn't mind!
Come on, Mama, give us the cookie already!
They tasted as delicious as they smelled! Mama put them up on the counter, and every time we come in from our walks now, we run over to that spot and wait for her to get out a cookie for us to share.
The cookies smelled so good, Mama had to warn Gramma and Grampa that they are dog cookies, not people cookies! Although. since they're made with regular, everyday ingredients, people could probably eat them. But don't tell them that. We don't want them eating our cookies all up.
So... we have two extra packages to give away. Debbie Bohiken was hoping for some feedback and ideas from us all, and Mama told her we'd like to interview her for a future post. (Mama always likes to help out people who have started their own businesses and are making a living doing what they love!) So here's how you enter. Simply answer as many of the questions as you'd like, in your comment form. You'll get one entry for each answer. Bonus entries for following this blog!
1. What kinds of things do you look for when you shop for treats for your dogs? Are there certain ingredients and qualities that are important for treats to have, or not have?
2. How could Claudia's Canine Cousine better serve you, as a customer?
3. Do you have an idea for a treat you'd like CCC to offer? A particular type, shape, flavor, etc? What are your dog's favorite flavors?
4. Do you have a question that Ms. Bohiken can answer for us in our blog interview?
In your entry, please let us know your preference. Would you rather have the Love My Luv bones (bone-shaped biscuits with pink and purple frosting drizzled on top) or the Party Bones (a variety pack of cookies, some carob flavored, some with sprinkles, some with frosting.) The first name drawn will get their first choice.
The deadline is February 8th at 5 pm Central, and the winner will be announced on February 9th!
Okay, everyone! Good Luck!
Remember to go enter the rest of our Valentine's Giveaways!
There's one for a Kong Tugger Knot dog toy, and one Kitty Surprise!