Friday, June 5, 2015

Purina Makes #MyPuppyhood Easier


 There is not much that excites me more than a new puppy. It has been seven years since Bentley was a bouncing boy stepping on his own ears and four years since Pierre came into our lives.  Never fear though, I am now the proud Grandmother of two new little four-legged bundles of joy.  Paisley is my son’s six-month old chocolate Labrador Retriever.  Our newest addition is Pierre’s baby sister Clementine.  She is only eight-weeks-old and is a German Shepherd/Husky mix.  As the “Gramma” it is my duty to not only spoil them, but to answer emergency questions like “Why does she bite my feet?” and “How do I get her to love the kennel?”  These are important things to know when you bring home a squirming curious pup.  After all, you only get one chance to get their first year right!  Thankfully, Purina® has provided a great new website to find these answers.  The best part is that it is free and very user-friendly.
Adorable Chocolate Lab puppy
This is her puppy picture but now at six months, Paisley is now at 75% of her adult body weight.

   Purina Puppy Chow® has always been synonymous with happy puppies and they are now introducing  I was given early access to the site for the purpose of this post, but it will be available for everyone later this month.  There are so many awesome features to explore and I had a blast discovering each of them.  You can take a virtual dog walk through three different areas and find “Hot Spots” with tips on puppy training, puppy nutrition, and puppy grooming.  You can also find hidden bones.  It is so much fun! 
Sleeping white German Shepherd Husky mix puppy
Little Clementine has a lot of growing and learning ahead of her.
    Once registered for Puppyhood, you immediately have access to a milestone tracker, expert advice, and puppy perks.  You can download a checklist of puppy accessories and supplies that you will need.  Haven’t decided on a puppy yet?  They can help with that too.  There is Puppy Planning tab with a breed selector and a link to your local Petfinder for rescue and adoption.  You can also enjoy their name generator to find the perfect fit for your newest family member.
   Let serve as your one-stop shop to help you survive and thrive during that all-important first year.  Remember one of the keys to raising a healthy pup is providing complete and balanced nutrition.  Purina Puppy Chow offers a unique blend with high-quality protein, plus DHA and essential nutrients that are found in mother’s milk.  They are concerned about your new puppy’s health and care.  That’s why they are offering puppy advice and information at your fingertips. 

   Follow Purina on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.  Be sure to tell them Barking from the Bayou sent you.  Don’t forget to join later this month.  You’ll thank me for it.
   One more thing before you go, get a laugh with this hilarious YouTube video.  If you have ever had a new puppy, you can relate!    


  1. Aww that is so cute. This makes me want a puppy again! Belle is still our puppy, even though she's not "technically" a puppy. She missed out on the first two years of her life in a home with someone who just did not care for her or let her be a puppy. I love that she gets to be a baby again with us!

  2. I just LOVE this Melissa!! You know I was cheering you on!! I just loved Chloe's puppy years and they go by so fast!! Great review! Congratulations on ALL the new little four legged family members!!

  3. Yay puppies! I saw the video on Facebook and it's just too hilarious. Love it!

  4. I wants that puppy!!!!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  5. Oh I bet now Blogville is in puppy fever... the ideo is a must see for all who need some happy moments :o)
    easy rider

  6. Bailie is Mom's third puppy. She says each one of us has been different, but all of us have brought up lots of questions. Great site to go to for info.

  7. Awwwww We just LOVE Miss Paisley our Excellent Weather Girrrrrrl.

    THAT is a grrrrand thingy fur those with puppies... It will come in very handy and be very much Helpful.

  8. boy oh boy another puppy, how cute is clementine!!!! Enjoy puppyhood again. Thanks for sharing this link with us.

  9. Awwww omg how adorable!!! puppies.....GOD how I LOVE puppies!!!! haha!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  10. Hi Y’all!

    My breeder and my vet recommended Purina Pro Plan. Now that I'm a senior they even have the same special diet in a Senior formula! How cool is that? And, yes and, my Human gets it delivered to my door from Chewy!

    Sorry if I've already told you that I’ve relocated to There is a link on .

    Hope y’all come to my new home. I’m still workin’ on it. You need to click the title to find a spot to comment.

    Y’all hurry on by now!
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  11. What a great service! Wish I had that when we got Sophie years ago. Sounds really cool. Will def check it out. Thanks for sharing, MK!

  12. Your grandbabies are beyond adorable. When all of life seems to head toward the crapper, there's nothing that makes everything just fine more than a squirmy bundle of puppy breath! :) Hug those babies for Sam and me.

  13. I've watched that video so many times! I can't tell who's cuter. ;)

  14. Oh Paisley - you are growing up, but still look just as adorable and puppy-like CUTE!!!

  15. Another grand-puppy!! You are so lucky, and what a cutie! That sounds like a great website. There are always so many questions when you have a puppy especially if it's your first time, or if it's just been a long time!
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

  16. Can't look at a pup without saying Awwwwww . . . .

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  17. This sounds like a cool site and resource for pet parents!

  18. okay, so we *might* have skimmed over the puppyhood part because - you know - like, we're cats and all. But that photo of your grandpuppy is sooooooooooooooooooooooooo adorable!!!

  19. I love little Clementine, she is gorgeous! & I'm not sayin' that just because she's half Husky (-: Purina's new Puppyhood site is fantastic, what a great resource for anyone raising a puppy! I checked out the training & behavior sections and they are excellent. Great job on this post M.K., definitely sharing widely!
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them


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