Friday, October 10, 2014

Mealtime Mayhem #DogsLoveMerrick

Bentley: “Here at Barking from the Bayou, we tend to enjoy our mealtime.  There is the anticipation of the smell, the taste that is about to fill my mouth and tickle my taste buds that gets us excited.  Could it be considered mayhem?  That all depends on what Mom is serving.”
Pierre: “Nothing makes my fluffy white tail wag faster than to see Gramma reach for a can of Merrick to add to our Merrick dry food.  OMD!  It causes mayhem in my mouth.  I cannot eat it fast enough!”
Bentley: “This summer, I thought I was dreaming when we received the box chocked full of treats for us and our friends.  Then, out of nowhere, the axe-wielding deliveryman brings us a humongous box with several cans of Merrick dog food along with a bag of Grain-free Real Chicken and Sweet Potato recipe!  Mom opened a can of the new Colossal Chicken recipe and added it to our dry chicken and sweet potato food.  I didn’t think anything could taste better than Merrick dry, but WOW!  I was wrong.”

Pierre: “Do you see my tail wagging at the memory?  The chunks of deboned chicken, potatoes, peas, and carrots in a delicious broth were divine.  I don’t think my head lifted from the bowl until I was licking it clean.”
Bentley: “I saw you eating like you were on the brink of starvation.  That is unusual for you and your fussy eating.  What I found even more bizarre was you coming over and licking my bowl.  Pfft, like I was gonna leave any, you silly naïve boy.”

Pierre: “Well, I’ll admit that it was wishful licking.  To tell you the truth, I was full as a tick.  I just didn’t want the taste to end.  It was like a taste of happiness in every morsel.  I love Merrick so much; they sent us treats that we shared with our friends, and now this food.  They are super sweet people and it is obvious how much they love to make dogs happy.  Merrick makes pet food the way it should be.”
Bentley: “You are right on target about how they feel about dogs.  The awesome people at Merrick’s have introduced Forever Home for this holiday season to benefit homeless dogs.  For each can of Forever Home purchased, a meal will be donated to PAWS Chicago.  They are a leading No Kill humane organization focusing on finding solutions to the killing of homeless pets in Chicago and across the nation.  That is an incredibly important cause; we think all shelters should be no-kill.”  shudder
Pierre: “I’ve read about PAWS Chicago before; Merrick is their exclusive feeding partner.  They'll provide them with more than 80,000 pounds of dry and wet food in 2014-15.  That includes donations of food from all the cans of Forever Home sold this holiday season.  Maybe we should ask Santa Claus to bring us about a gazillion cans.  That would help a bunch of dogs enjoy a terrific meal.  Did you check the ingredients?  The recipe calls for chicken, Yukon Gold potatoes, Red Delicious apples, and peas.  It will be like a taste of happiness in each bite.”

Bentley: “It does sound fantastic.  We will definitely add it to our Christmas list along with more of the Cowboy Cookout.  Yee haw those are some tasty cookout vittles.  Snicker  Did I sound like a rootin’ tootin’ cowboy?  The beef, sweet potatoes, carrots, peas, and green beans would satisfy any working ranch dog.  Merrick doesn’t stop there though, nope; they add Granny Smith apples and blueberries!  Wee doggies it is epic!”
Pierre: “If Gramma could have caught that western outburst on video, she could enter it in Merrick’s Mealtime Mayhem contest on Facebook.  She has tried to record us, but we don’t seem to cooperate for her.  At least that’s what I heard her whining.  She is going to enter with one of our photos.  Any pet parent is eligible to share videos or photos of their Best Dog Ever going wild for the great taste of all natural Merrick.  The Grand Prize Winner will get a 2-year supply of Merrick food.  Isn’t that incredible?  Maybe we should let her capture us doing our pre-mealtime rituals.”

Bentley: “I don’t know about that.  You do that cute little happy dance with whimpering, it’s cute.  That leaves me doing all of the hard work.  I climb onto her lap, put my head on her, and give her “The Look.”  It’s when she doesn’t immediately respond that it gets embarrassing.  I put my paws on her shoulders and smother her face with kisses until she can’t breathe.  That might ruin my macho reputation if it went viral.  I can’t risk it.”
Pierre: “Yeah, I can see where it might be a problem.  It is the reason I won’t let her capture my round-off, back handspring, aerial, full-tuck floor routine.  That would cause mayhem!  I think Ginny dancing for her dinner is more of what they have in mind.  Hmmm, maybe we could clog dance.”
Bentley: “I’m pretty sure that’s not going to happen.  Let’s ask our readers to decide which photo they think we should enter.  They can tell us in the comments.  We have until November 7th to enter, so maybe we can agree on an award-winning Merrick Mealtime Mayhem video by then.  We do still have our cans of Venison Holiday Stew and Thanksgiving Day Dinner.  I think Mom’s being savey-savey with them, so we can have a special dinner while they are pigging out on turkey and dressing.  It will be a lot healthier for us, but she can always buy more for the big day!  After all, I am the #BestDogEver.”

Pierre: “I’ll just jot it down on the grocery list for her.  We want to enter that contest on Merrick’s Facebook.  We want to be sure to get Gramma to tag our entry with #DogsLoveMerrick.  Until then, go climb on her and let it be known that it is mealtime.”

 It is a brand new week of the Pet Parade.  Join Rascal and Rocco, Love is being owned by a Husky, Basil the Bionic Cat, Jan’s Funny Farm, and me as we hop.  All pet bloggers are welcome and encouraged to participate.  It is a great way to gain social media followers and it is so much fun!


  1. Nom nom, sounds like a tasty treat.

  2. I bet it's super tasty( and I like the idea to help those who have no home or food, thanks Merrick!). Mom said you have better bowl manners than me, you place your ears not in the middle of the bow while eating lol

  3. those do sound wonderful yummies

  4. We love Merrick and eat it every day. How great that they are supporting that shelter.

  5. yummers!!!!! Sounds super tasty!!!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  6. We love Merrick! I have a post coming up next week with some tasty stuff!

  7. We love Merrick and love how they are supporting the shelter. Very cool! Thanks for sharing!

  8. those sound like great noms for you pups,xx Speedy

  9. Merrick is some really tasty stuff! Momma has gotten it for me in the past, and she's thinking about swinging me back into Merrick foods again. So tasty!

  10. Some squishy food is just the thing to top off a good meal!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  11. What a fun and great review, missed you guys while I was gone. Catching up now.

  12. That Merrick sure does sound yummy, you guys. Great review!

  13. We love Merrick too! We sure would love to see your mealtime rituals, they sound awesomely cute!
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

  14. That looks like some good food!!


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