Thursday, November 20, 2014

For the Love of Caru Stews

Bentley: “Hey Pierre!  Hurry; come quickly!  There’s a box on the kitchen table and unless my nose deceives me, it’s Caru Stews.  We both know that this snout knows.”
Pierre: *sniff~sniff  “OMD!  I can smell it too.  Where is Gramma?  You know that we aren’t allowed to handle the scissors and open boxes.  GRAMMA!!!  It’s an emergency!”
Me: “What is it…what’s wrong?  Why are your paws on the table?  Oh, I see that you two have found the box from Caru.”
Bentley: “YES!!  Caru means “To Love” and that is the perfect name for these delicious stews.  You know, because we totally love each and every flavor.”
Me: “Wow, you boys are going to be so excited.  We have a box of the pork, chicken, AND beef flavors.  Did y’all know that the FDA has concluded our Caru Natural Stews are made with 100% human grade ingredients?  They verify that all of their recipes are prepared, handled, and packed in a human food facility.  Hmmm, maybe Daddy and I will just eat these.”  *snicker

Pierre: “Noooooo!  You simply can’t eat our Caru Stews.  It is what made me fall in love with stew poured over my dry food.  Don’t go breaking my little fluffy spirit.  Now, please do what all grammas have been doing for centuries.  Pour some of that mouth-watering stew on my dinner and let’s get on to spoiling the granddog!”  *batting eyelashes and wagging tail
Bentley: “Way to play it up little dude.  My mom cannot resist the eyes and wagging tail combo.  Just because Caru is the only ready-to-eat food made with human grade verified ingredient, doesn’t mean that it is for people.  What it does mean is that we are receiving the highest quality food from the overall handling process to the individual ingredients and she can buy these cool boxes right off the pet store shelf.”
Me: “Relax guys, I’m not eating your Caru.  We can mix some with your regular food and with the leftover stew; I'll make your favorite treat.  That’s right; I am going to freeze some in our paw mold.  Since it isn’t scorching hot outside, after they freeze, I will take some out and keep them in the refrigerator.”
Bentley: “Woo Hoo!  Thanks for being awesome Mom!”
Pierre: “Speaking of awesome, guess what our friends at Caru Pet Foods did.  They recently donated multiple pallets of their natural Stews , totaling 5,700 lbs., to six different Chicagoland rescues and animal care facilities.”
Bentley: “They are such great folks.  You know, the sharing didn’t stop there either.  One of the rescues, One Tail At A Time, allocated a large portion of their Caru Natural Stews to the local Animal Care & Control. Then, Project Rescue Chicago shared with Animal Welfare League’s intake facility and Be Fido’s Friend.  That is what I call paying it forward.”
Me: “The great thing about Caru is that it has a shelf life of two years.  That means the boxes that were donated will feed the shelter animals today and in the future.  Having worked with shelters, I know that space to store things can be tough.  Thanks to their compact, rectangular shape, stacking and storing is super simple.  It is perfect for facilities with limited space.”
Pierre: “I love their boxes, but there is no way that I can let them sit for two years.  In fact, I want some now.  My mouth has been watering since Bentley showed me the box.”

Bentley: “We can have some, but I want Mom to use some when she bakes my birthday cake!  If any of our readers know a tasty recipe that I can slide to her, gimme a shout.  You know that I’ll share.”

We received Caru Stews in exchange for an honest review.  There was no monetary compensation.  Barking from the Bayou  only shares products that we believe in and our audience will enjoy .  Caru is not responsible for the contents of this post.

**If you can, please join me tonight for my first radio interview on – The Global Choice in Pet Related Media Entertainment.  You can even join in the conversation.  Here is the direct link to the show:  I will have a ten-minute segment beginning at 6:20 PM E.T.  I am excited.  It would be great to have my friends join me.  Thanks!

We are very proud to be a co-host for Thoughtless Thursday along with my good friends Ruckus the Eskie and Love is being owned by a Husky.


  1. oh yummy Caru pet stews loo great and in treat form

    retro rover
    Ps sorry we haven't been by in awhile busy busy

  2. that looks tasty! and I love the little carrot pieces :o)

  3. Oh Bentley and Pierre! You lucky dawgs!!! That looks absolutely delicious!!
    Happy TT!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  4. We never had that stew but it sure does look yummy!! Mmmmm!

  5. Yum....BUTT please don't tell Dad bout this stuff because if he hears it's "human grade", he'll eat it all! {He eats anything}

  6. well that certainly sounds like a totally delicious food

  7. Looks delish guys!!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  8. OMD I had to put Ernie OUTSIDE... he was Licking the SCREEN..

  9. Oh, I have seen that Caru stew before but never got to eat it. I am so glad you all loved it! And what a nifty idea to put it in molds and freeze it for a delicious treat!
    High paws

  10. Caru sounds like a great food, and a great company! Hope your radio show went well!
    Lots of wags and woofs from the crew at Wag n Woof Pets

  11. That looks good enough for people to eat!

  12. Oh what a great idea to freeze the food in the molds! I thinks Ma should do that for me...right?! Right? *crickets*
    See how I gets abused? No delish frozen delectables for me! whatevers.
    Anyhu, tuning in to the show now...they are talkin' forevers...where are you!!! Geesh! I want MK!!!
    Wells, I better go listen, you should be coming up soon...boy that lady laughs loud!!! ☺
    Ruby ♥

  13. I really like the idea of freezing the stew. I never would have thought of that. Bentley and Pierre are very lucky dogs.

  14. HA! What a good idea... freezing the goodies!


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