by Cricket Keefe
The cats had their turn yesterday, so today I’m elected, as the oldest dog, to tell you about a couple things that we pups are grateful for! The first is snow, and the second is treats, and believe it or not, these things tie together. How you ask? Well, let me start from the beginning of the story…..
We dogs love the snow, and I especially get very excited when the first big snow of the season arrives. Momz loves to see me racing around the yard in excitement, and we can’t wait to see how Luke reacts this year as well. Last week we got some snow, but just a little bit:
Even that didn’t last. Here is Luke looking for the snow, wondering where it went?
He couldn’t find the snow, but he did find some Snowflakes.
What are these? They are Vanilla Snowflake Flavor treats from Fruitables! They are the first and only treats made with real snowflakes! Yes, real snow from the Rocky Mountains. What else is good about these treats (other than the fact that they’re yummy)? The other first ingredients are pumpkin granola and yogurt, and they are 100% natural and made in the USA. Each snowflake has only 9 calories each…which is something the Momz loves (we do too because that means we can have more).*
Each bag has 300 crunchy snowflakes, but you have to hurry to get your own….they are limited edition, available for the holidays only! We think these would make great stocking stuffers for your doggie friends and family.
So while we are waiting for our first real snow, we are enjoying these treats. We are expecting a good size storm tomorrow, so we hope to have some photos of us playing in the snow for our Thanksgiving post!
Hey, Momz, maybe if we get lots of snow we can harvest some and make our own snowflake treats?!
From the Momz: I don’t know about that, Cricket! I just wanted to add that I haven’t always been a big fan of the snow as an adult. But over the last few years, because of the dogs, I have come to enjoy it much more (as long as I don’t have to drive in it). I spent most of the winters hibernating up until a couple of years ago when Kobi and I (with a little help from the girls) did the Idita-Walk. Last year sadly Kobi wasn’t up to snowshoeing anymore, but Luke joined our family so I spent a lot of time out in the snow with our new puppy and his sisters, playing fetch. I am grateful for the fact that the dogs get me out there in the fresh air almost every day, and this year I am even hoping for more snow so I can get my snowshoes out and take Luke for the first time through the woods in the snow (and the girls as well of course).
*Disclaimer: We were provided one bag of Fruitables Snowflakes in exchange for our honest review. We were not compensated in any other way, and all opinions are our own.
We are joining the Share Gratitude blog hop, as well as Tasty Tuesday.
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2 Brown Dawgs says
Brown dawgs loved these treats. I ordered several bags to stock up. 🙂
We got lucky and actually won a couple of bags on a Facebook page! The dogs really do love them.
Okay, I have to get a bag of those treats for Petal. That is too cute!
We love the snow over here too! It’s so pretty, but driving in it can be very scary, don’t blame you there.
Thanks for sharing what you’re grateful for and joining the hop. Also, thanks for the review on the treats! I may not have known about them otherwise. 🙂
I’m glad you enjoyed the review…I’m sure Petal is going to love them too. I saw them everywhere when I was shopping this past weekend, so you shouldn’t have any trouble finding some.
Our snow is melting!! I can’t believe we went from over a foot to just a few inches on the ground now, and we can even see the grass in places again.
I hope you get some snow to play in – or lots of those treats to make up for no snow!
We sure got it – over a foot of it!! The dogs are happy!
Pamela | Something Wagging This Way Comes says
I second the Mom’s comments. Snow is a lot more fun when we have dogs to show us how fun it is.
We combine treats and snow in another way. I’ll toss stinky treats in the snow and tell Honey to find them. However, last winter, we had a beagle foster pup who was even better at finding the treats than Honey.
That is such a great idea! It might be a toss up between Luke and Cricket…they both have really good noses. I’m thinking the beagle would win by a hair…we might have to try that this year!
Sand Spring Chesapeakes says
Those are cute little dog treats that the gang looks like they loved. I’m not much of a cold snow person either but I do go out to give the dogs some time out there.
Before Luke, I would often just throw the ball from the house. Now they’ve gotten used to me being out there with them, I can’t get away with that anymore!
Jackie Bouchard says
Those look good enough for a human to eat! Put a little icing on one, and I’d totally try that! 🙂 Those pics are so cute – especially that Luke! Love his coat!
I’d love for Rita to see teh snow. One of these days we’ll have to take her somewhere to experience it!
I think you’re right, I forgot to mention that they smell really good too!
I actually got some cooperation for photos for a change (not that there weren’t plenty of blurry ones too…LOL). Our Luke is a handsome one and I’m always telling him that. 🙂
I bet it would be fun to see how Rita reacted to snow!
The treats sound fantastic (for a dog) but I’m not sure I could ever be thankful for snow….other than it gives us water in spring when the snow melts.
I’m pretty sure Samantha and Conrad feel exactly the same way!
I was never a fan of snow before Barley, either! I also hate driving in the snow–but there’s something very peaceful about going for a snowy walk with Barley (as long as it’s still like 30 degrees and I’m not totally freezing my buns off!). We picked up a bag of snowflakes, too, but I’m making Barley wait until we finish the current bag of treats before we open them 🙂
I am totally with you on the temperature. I do have a limit when it comes to that, I think I can do maybe 25 degrees at the lowest. It is so beautiful in the woods when everything is covered in snow.
I bet Barley is going to love those treats!
There used to be teo big dogs that lived here and they loved snow too. Tasty flakes sounds like a darn good yum!
I don’t think snow is as popular with cats as dogs, though I do have photos of Conrad out in the snow when he was much younger and used to go outside.
The Island Cats says
Snowflake treats! Double the pleasure! 🙂
What will they think of next I wonder? 🙂
We love snowflakes!! We love treats! We can think of no greater combo!
That’s what we thought!
Ann Staub says
I saw these treats the other day and think that it’s so cool that they used real snowflakes to make them!
It really was a clever idea. There’s even a video of them harvesting the snow (you can see it if you click on the link to Fruitables…I meant to mention that but forgot.
Well, since my dogs love snow more than anything in the whole world (including me! Yeah. Brychwyn has actually begged to stay at the mountain cabin instead of coming with me!) they might also like snowflakes in a bag. What a great treat concept!
Oh, playing second fiddle to snow, that’s no fun! LOL
I know, someone is always thinking, aren’t they? I’m betting your crew would love these too.
M. K. Clinton says
We are excited about the Fruitables Snowflake treats. It is our only chance at snow! ☺
I’m sure you’ll make the best of them!
I wish my guys got excited about snow, but sadly they don’t anymore. 🙁 Can’t wait to see how Luke reacts to the BIG snow.
The girls have always loved it. Kobi couldn’t have cared less either way….he was happy to be outdoors, snow or not. But if I wanted to stay indoors, he was fine with that too!
Great review! Those treats are almost as cute as your dogs 🙂
Thank you! 🙂
snow flakes in a bag? what a brilliant idea. I bet they are not wet&cold, just tasty. Can I order 10 bags when you make your own snow-treats?
It is pretty cool that they are not wet and cold but are just tasty! We’ll put your order in….but don’t hold your breath. LOL
Paws crossed for your load of snow. We need a good load up ourselves, but it is still early in the season! Enjoy, and enjoy those treats too!
I usually don’t even wish for snow before December 1st! It’s starting now….but they’re saying it might warm up again. I hope not, once it’s on the ground it might as well stay. I think we got some early last year and then lost it all before Christmas (I know we didn’t have snow when Luke came home on the 22nd).
It's Dog or Nothing says
These are sitting in my cabinet waiting to be tested out. I’m so excited!!
I bet your dogs are going to love them too!
Jenna,Mark “HuskyCrazed” Drady says
WOW! Those look great!!! Make with real snowflakes huh? Super cool!!!!
Paw-fect for huskies!!
I definitely agree with you, I loved the snow as a child, then not so much, but with the dogs, it makes winter fun!!! I love watching them play and go crazy digging tunnels in the snowbanks and things like that. Just wonderful!
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There’s something about seeing their enjoyment in it that just makes it contagious I think!
I bet your dogs would love these treats!