Another month, another box full of treats and toys that make my dog lose his mind. Somehow my pooch always just knows when it’s BarkBox time. It’s actually a little unnerving. It’s also a little creepy how well he can express his opinions and his insistence on reviewing his one and only box.

Editor’s Note: Benny is a dog. Please forgive errors in spelling and grammar, as Benny tends to hit his head on a lot of things and may not be functioning at 100% mental capacity.

HELLO I AM BENNY AND SOMETIMES BOOBOOS OR BOONS OR BOONIES AND I AM A GOOD BOY. IT’S BEEN EIGHT DOG MONTHS SINCE I GOT A BARK BOX AND I WAS REALLY REALLY GOOD SO I

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CATSISTER JUST CAME NEAR ME AND I SNIFFED HER BUTT!

I GOT A BARK BOX AGAIN! YUMS AND CHEWS. THIS MONTH I GOT A PETSAFE SQUEAK ‘N TREAT BOOYA. IT BOUNCES CRAZY SO I WANT TO KILL IT AND MOMMORS AND DADDLOX CAN PUT MY TREATS IN IT SO I CAN GET THEM OUT BUT THEY DON’T BECAUSE THEY SAID I’M A TUB OF LARD. I LOVE LARD. THEY PROBABLY DO TOO AND THAT’S WHY THEY LOVE ME.

ALSO I GOT THREE TREATS IN THE BOX. I GOT A KITCHEN SINK TREAT WHICH HAS LOTS OF STUFF I LIKE IN IT BUT ALSO IS MADE WITH BANANAS WHICH DADDLES SAYS ARE AN ABOMBLINASHUN BUT I LIKE THEM. ALSO I GOT A TURDUCKEN THING AND SOME FREEZE-DRIED TRACHEA. I DON’T KNOW WHAT TRACHEA IS BUT IT TASTES REAL NICE.

THE LAST THING IN THE BOX IS WIPES WHICH ARE WEIRD BUT I HEARD MOMBLOX TELL THE DADDLY THAT HE’S ON HIS OWN WITH THOSE BECAUSE SHE ISN’T WIPING ME. SHE IS SO NICE. I LOVE HER.

CATSISTER IS NEAR ONE OF MY BONES I HAVE TO GO GET IT BACK BEFORE I ACCIDENTALLY SHARE.


As thorough as that was, here is a breakdown of what was included in this month’s BarkBox:

febf461a1bf3ee9c4a38eb68c9d448caPetsafe Squeak ‘n Treat Booya – $13 – My dog is really big. He has a big mouth, big teeth, and a big tendency to chew apart toys within minutes. When I see a toy that is made of super durable, thick rubber, I am more likely to give it to him than something flimsy that will result in my having to pick up thousands of pieces of it off various parts of my house. BarkBox tends to send either extremely durable toys or extremely flimsy toys that make no sense for my dog’s size. This toy fits into the durable category, and you can stuff it full of treats (Benny thinks that’s a bonus, I’m not so sure because he is pretty overweight). One thing that makes me nervous is that the word “squeak” is in the title. I haven’t heard it squeak yet, but if it does then I might take up magic and make that toy disappear.

17B4CFFA_D4EC_11E2_B012_FC5A98B5CF8B__14402.1409986110.1280.1280Wagatha’s Kitchen Sink – $5 – The name of this company makes me so happy. Wagatha’s. I love when people name their pets an animal-esque version of someone’s name (ahem, Kitty Purry). It doesn’t take much to entertain me. Moving on. My dog is not the most reliable source since he would eat literally anything, but he seems to enjoy these treats. They are made of actual food, like bananas, pumpkin, cooked apples, peanuts, etc. so maybe they would be good for Ben’s diet plan. Since my dog is a walking garbage disposal, it’s not hard to trick him into eating healthy things, but I appreciate the healthy ingredients. It makes me feel like a good dog owner.

 

turduckenFeel Good Treat Company Slow Roasted Rosemary Turducken (Oat & Rice) – $6 – Great news, everyone! Now your 4-legged pal can enjoy the newest American staple, the turducken (I wonder if that name is trademarked). Like our human version, these treats are made with turkey, duck, and chicken. Instead of side dishes, the makers conveniently added oat and rice to the mix to create an all-in-one experience. According to the bag, these treats are also gluten-free, which is perfect for celiac dogs or just those who are watching their grain intake.

 

35_dyd_charkios2_thumb copyDiggin Your Dog Charki-O’s – $4 – Ok, now we’re getting into the good stuff. This bag is chock full of freeze-dried cow trachea topped with “liver sprinkles”. To my dog, they are heaven. To me, they are horrifying. Even so, I have to applaud them for taking animal byproducts and making them seem desirable. Most dog food contains a bunch of ground up gross bits, but they try to hide that fact. Diggin is very upfront about their Charki-O’s being entirely cow trachea. Like I mentioned, my dog will eat anything, so he finds them fantastic. The packaging says they are loaded with glucosamine and chondroitin, which is great for doggy joints (especially labs like my Boo who are susceptible to hip dysplasia).

Safemade Apawthecary Cleaning Wipes – $ 4 – The only thing I’m ever going to wipe is my dog’s paws. I’m just saying. I’m not sure what these wipes are for, but I have my limits.

The total retail value of this box is $32, and I paid $21 for it. My dog loves everything in it, so I’m a happy camper. BarkBox always gives great value for the price, and this month is no exception. If you pay month to month, it is $29/box. If you pre-pay for 6 months it’s $21/month and if you pay for 12 it drops to $18/month. I currently have a giant cabinet full of dog treats, so I will probably be taking a break from BarkBox in a couple of months when my pre-paid subscription runs out, but I will absolutely continue the subscription when the treat supply starts to dwindle.

They also recently opened BarkShop where you can buy a bunch of the goodies from your BarkBox or in other BarkBoxes! Save $10 off your first order with code WelcomeToBarkShop (plus use Ebates – they give cash back from BarkShop!)

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Smooches from pooches,

Benny & Jill

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Benny, on Halloween.

 

A self-proclaimed beauty junkie/hoarder with a serious Sephora problem. After years with Birchbox, she now has a subscription box problem as well. Her free time is a mixed combination of cats, TV, and finally trying to figure out how to do her hair.

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