Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Watermelon Fruitables and Adoptable Dogs

"I wish you could smell the watermelon!"
Watermelon is a staple around the bayou all summer.  You can find roadside trucks with their beds full of juicy melons for sale.  The Farmer’s Market and grocer’s produce department offer them for relief from the scorching heat.  This is the first year that Bentley and Pierre have tried watermelon.  I had seen on other blogs that other dog’s loved the taste.  I was anxious to let the boys try it.  They quickly became melon heads.  What are we to do now that fall is upon us?
Bentley: “That’s a great question Mom.  Luckily, I have the answer.  My friends at Fruitables Pet Food sent us a 5 oz. resealable bag of their limited edition Skinny Minis Watermelon.”
Pierre: “They are incredible tasting and the smell is drool-worthy.  I’m not normally a drooler, but wow, the smell of these really get me going.  I saw Gramma have to get the towel after your chin.”
Bentley: “I’m not ashamed to admit it.  The amazing aromas and tastes are not like any pet
"These taste just like watermelon without the seeds & sticky."
food today.  It smells just like a fresh watermelon.  Each bag is packed with 130 bite-sized gluten free treats that are only 2.5 calories per treat.  They are perfect for the new tricks mom is trying to teach me.  I will turn circles for these made in the USA treats.”
Pierre: “The fun taste of Skinny Minis Watermelon treats is full of antioxidants, vitamins A, C, and E.  The fruits and vegetables are chosen as much for their advanced nutritional benefits as their taste.  Superfoods can help us live longer healthier lives.  Fruitables come in a wide variety of flavors and textures.  Ours is chewy but they are available in crunchy, jerky, Greek Yogurt, and Supplements Super Mix.”
Bentley: “I notice the first ingredient is pumpkin.  Then, they add oatmeal, brown rice, tapioca, potatoes, and brown sugar.  They don’t add watermelon pulp; instead, they add real watermelon juice.  There are no artificial flavors in these scrumptious treats.  You also won’t find any wheat, corn, or soy.  Seriously, I wish y’all could smell these.  Mom hates to find a great tasting treat for us that leave her hands stinky.  She doesn’t have that problem with Skinny Minis Watermelon.”
Pierre: “You know Fruitables is owned by Vetscience in Dallas.  They are a pet food company that was founded by veterinarians and nutritionists.  Maybe we can drive over and be their taste testers.  I don’t know if you saw their Christmas treats, but I will be adding the Vanilla Snowflake Crunchy Fruitables to my list for Santa.  They are made with real snowflakes.  I wonder if any two will be alike.”
Bentley: “We need to write those down on our Christmas list right away.  I am going to go ahead and add every other flavor they make too.  Hey, I’ve been really great this year.  I’m sure it will be fine; Fruitables motto is Love Life Together.  I want to love my life together with y’all and Fruitables.”
Pierre: “I’m ready to give my paws of approval for our Watermelon Fruitables.  Did we mention that there are no seeds in them?”
Bentley: “I don’t think our friends were worried about seeds, but good point.  I guess that makes them even more deserving of our best rating of FIVE PAWS!

Barking from the Bayou received one bag of Skinny Minis Watermelon Dog Treats in exchange for an honest review.  There was not monetary compensation.  We only accept products that we use ourselves and feel good about sharing it with our audience.

We are joining Kol’s Notes and Sugar the Golden Retriever for their Tasty Tuesday blog hop.  These two friends always have terrific recipes and ideas to share.  Hop over and say “hello” then visit the others Tasty Tuesday bloggers.

For our Tuesday’s Tails, we are featuring three dogs available at PetSavers Shreveport.  If you know someone that would make a perfect fit for one of these adorable pups, please contact PetSavers at (318) 636-0400.  Sharing is caring and I would appreciate you sharing these adoptable dogs on your social media. *The needle signifies the dog is up to date on all shots.
Shelters all over the country need our help to survive.  Tractor Supply Company stores are joining in to help with their Pet Appreciation Days this September 17 ~ 21st.  We will have more information soon, but tonight you can join the great friends from TSC during BlogPaws Twitter Chat.  It is held 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. CST.  Just use the #BlogPawsChat to enjoy the fun and excitement.

We are joining Dogs ‘n Pawz and Talking Dogs for their weekly blog hop with many great shelter pets all needing forever families.

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  1. What an original flavor for a dog treat. Sounds good.

  2. We agree as we have never thought of water melon flavoured treats. Good luck to all those seeking forever homes. We wish them well. Have a terrific Tuesday.
    Best wishes Molly

  3. Wow.... I love watermelon myself, what a great idea! Huggies!!!!

  4. fruitables are the best - we love the banana ones....haven't seen the watermelon before

  5. Cute little treats, good for training. Hope all those lovely dogs get a home soon.

  6. I like the treats and I even could share them with my mom (she is a veggie-thingy). I will share this post, to help Beethoven, Blackie and Jake that they will find a home.

  7. Our human always complains about stinky hands from dog treats. We'lll have to try these.

  8. Hmmm tried to comment a few times, and it won't go through :(
    As I was saying.....we love fruitables here! The huskies go nuts for them, and I will be sharing those beautiful fur babies.
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  9. There are watermelon flavored Fruitables?!? Get outta Dodge! Those are great treats...they make excellent little rewards for training.
    Happy Tuesday!

  10. I shared the available dog's photos. I hope they are able to find new homes!

  11. I just heard of these somewhere. I better check my email and see if they offered us some too....after that glowing review, and 2 out of 3 of the dogs loving watermelon, we definitely want to give them a try!
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets
    PS....sharing for the adoptable dogs as well!

  12. I think I would like those watermelon treats too! Enjoy!

  13. Those sound DELISH guys!!! I've never tried the Wallymelon flavor befores thou! I'll be on my next order!!
    Oh, and I ALWAYS have a beard towel around..you KNOWS I can drool like nobodys business!! hehehe
    Ruby ♥

  14. It's interesting that there's brown sugar in the ingredients. I think Sugar would rather have a real watermelon treat. Golden Woofs

  15. It's interesting that there's brown sugar in the ingredients. I think Sugar would rather have a real watermelon treat. Golden Woofs

  16. YUM! Those Fruitables sound deeeelicious!
    Wally & Sammy

  17. Those watermelon treats sound yummy! My pack would love them. Sharing these sweet adoptable dogs.

  18. We have tried Fruitables before, but never the watermelon variety. Might have to try those because brown dawgs love watermelon!

  19. Oooh that sounds like my favorite treat that I've never had! Yummy, better get mamma on that. So sad to hear about Greta :-(

  20. Oh wow...I'm going to have to get some of these for Maggie - she loves watermelon!


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