Friday, November 28, 2014

Thanksgiving Day Dinner ~ Courtesy of Merrick Pets #FFHT

   Me: “Good grief!  If y’all see me go anywhere near the refrigerator, bite me and refuse to let me go.  I am so full.”
   Bentley: “I thought about warning you when you took that second roll.  Then, there were all of those yummy pies.  I am so glad you snuck me a taste of pumpkin with whipped cream.”
 Pierre: “I loved the pie, but our dinner has to rank up there with the best.  Wee doggies!  Merrick’s Thanksgiving Day Dinner was incredibly delicious.  I didn’t think Gramma was EVER going to get the can opened.  I’m afraid I made quite a Thanksgiving scene with my dancing and singing.  After my first bite, I knew things would never be the same. I was in love with the taste of canned canine cuisine!”

   Bentley: “Don’t worry about it.  I’ve heard every family has “that one” relative.  Mom did take a stupid long time to dish up our bowls.  First, we had to endure the Thanksgiving smells all morning.  Then, when she gets our dinner ready, guess what she did?  Yep, she asked Dad to take pictures.  I was about to chew my foot off in anticipation!  I probably would have if I hadn’t been laughing at Pierre.”
   Me: “Nobody knows the troubles you’ve seen.  You two are such drama kings.  I asked Dad to take pictures so that we could tell everyone a little more about our friends at Merrick Pets and Petco.”
Thanksgiving dinner + Pierre = Naptime
   Pierre: “Is this going to be a bedtime story?  My belly is full and the couch is calling my name.”
   Me: “No, it’s too exciting to be a bedtime tale.  Merrick has teamed up with Petco to donate a free meal to a shelter pet for each Merrick Thanksgiving Day Dinner or Turducken canned dinner purchased.  They will give up to $1 million worth of canned food.”
   Bentley: “Grab the keys!  It’s Black Friday and there is a sale at Petco today.  Do I need to remind you that it’s almost my birthday?  I can check some stuff off my Christmas list while you buy me presents.  That way we can get our paws on a case or two of Merrick. Click here for a coupon on Merrick's tasty treats. That Thanksgiving Day Dinner is awesome.  It has turkey, sweet potatoes, carrots, green beans, and Granny Smith apples.  Merrick makes the best food for the best dog ever…a.k.a.  Psst, slide me a napkin; I’m drooling again.”
   Pierre: “I relished each and every ingredient.  I was thankful for how they
blended perfectly.  Do you think our friends that are not from the south will know about a turducken?  It is definitely a bayou classic.”
   Bentley: “Let me share with them how my buddy Tucker describes a turducken to your character in Mom’s book, The Returns 2~Showstoppers.
Tuck draped an arm around the Westie.  “It is the best meat concoction that has ever been invented.  You take a boneless chicken, cram it into a boneless duck and to finish it, you stuff all of that into a boneless turkey.  Layer cornbread dressing between each bird, add ya some spices, cook it for hours and voila, turducken.”
But, that is the human version of the recipe.  Merrick does use many of the ingredients.  Each can has turkey, chicken, and duck along with the sweet potatoes, carrots, green beans, and Granny Smith apples.  I vote that we get a case of each.  You know, for the shelter pets.”  *tail wagging with guilt pure innocence
   Pierre: “You know that I am always concerned about the ingredients.  Merrick never uses any products from China.  It puts a smile on my face when I read there aren’t poultry by-products, any artificial additives, or preservatives.  You won’t find any fake flavors or colors, there’s no corn, wheat, soy, or glutens. It's a healthy food that actually tastes like you’re cheating.  Do I need to get ready to go shopping before sunrise?  I am still thinking power nap.”
   Me: “I can’t take y’all into the madness of Black Friday shopping!  I’m afraid somebody will step on y’all.  Besides, Santa Paws might be there shopping.  I’m sure all good little dogs are in bed at that time of the night.”
   Bentley: “If you see Santa, don’t forget to tell him that I have a huge Black Friday sale in my store.  I’m taking 50% off on over one hundred of my best stuff.  How’s that for a Ho~Ho~Ho~Hounddog?”
   Pierre: “That sounds like a great deal.  Now, if I can get another bite of my leftover Thanksgiving Day Dinner, I’ll nap-up and be ready to do some online shopping.  Gramma, where’s your credit card?”

*We were asked to help share this wonderful program from our friends at Merrick Pet Care.  Barking from the Bayou is not being compensated for this post.  We felt this was a topic our readers would enjoy.  Merrick Pet Care and Petco are not responsible for the information in this post.

   We are excited to participate in another FFHT along with our friends Murphy & Stanley.  This is a fun monthly challenge to use a key phrase somewhere in your post.  This month the words “things would never be the same” had to be included.  You can read the other Fractured Fryday Hairy Tales by clicking here.


It is also time for this week’s Pet Parade!  Join Rascal and Rocco, Love is being owned by a Husky, Basil the Bionic Cat's Blog, Jan’s Funny Farm and me for a weeklong parade of pets!  Everyone is welcome whether you have fur, feathers, scales, or fins!  No rules, just a good time.

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  1. Hehehehe,good to hear you had a great day,xx Speedy

  2. Gosh that Turducken stuff sounds delicious. Now why do we have to wait until Christmas for loads of turkey etc. here in Scotland? SO NOT FAIR.
    Toodle pip!

  3. I agree with Bertie. I've never had turkey and have to wait until Santa Paws comes !!!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  4. We eat Merrick dry food daily, but yesterday, we got the wet food turkey dinner and it was to drool for! What a great company with tasty, healthy products!

  5. that must be a magic thanksgiving dinner, huh? Have a great day and I hope you will find a lot of black friday treasures today :o)
    Easy Rider

  6. we miss out on all the good stuff - no turkey at our place :(

  7. Glad you had a great day! Now that is a Thanksgiving dinner mom can be happy to give us! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Those foods look and sound great. I still can't get over the turducken! Have a great weekend.

  9. Looks delicious, sounds delicious!
    I hope you enjoyed you Thanksgiving!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  10. It sounds as though you had a great time. I'll tiptoe back out so as not to wake you!

  11. My poor dogs got all the smells and none of the treats of Thanksgiving. We took it all to my brother's house. Which made for a quiet day for them. I'm sure they were thankful for that. :) Happy Leftovers Day!

  12. Sounds like you all had a Thanksgiving stuffing. We tried some of that Merrick too and liked it.

  13. Thanksgiving sounds like it was a hit! Merrick sounds yummy :)

  14. Sounds like a yummy Thanksgiving!

  15. You had a great Thanksgiving dinner! Merrick makes Turducken for cats too!

  16. Well done! Thanks for pawticipating. Now, I am wondering if there is a sample tray we can check out BOL!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  17. Sounds like your Thanksgiving was pretty delicious!

    Ginger got a few scraps and leftovers, so she was pretty happy about Thanksgiving too.

  18. Geeze, you have me droolin over here. I hope you had an extra special Thanksgiving!

  19. We LOVED our Merrick Thanksgiving Dinner! AND we loooove the fact they have helped feed so many shelter animals! Merrick ROCKS!

  20. We don't have a Petco close by, so couldn't do the special deal, but the dogs still got Merrick for their Thanksgiving dinner - I think it was the special holiday one which was another promo Merrick did. They're such a great company!

    Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
    Jan & the whole crew at Wag 'n Woof Pets


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