Friday, June 17, 2016

Friday Fantastic Food

Lightning here today, with my second report on the 30 day taste challenge I am doing for

Remember these bags - I am giving the Stella & Chewy's Chicken Dinner Patties the taste test.  Just to refresh your memory, these patties are  a Chicken Freeze-Dried Dinner from Stella & Chewy made with raw, farm-raised cage-free chicken. The all-natural meal contains no added hormones or antibiotics, just easily digested ingredients. They contain lots of good stuff like chicken Ground with Bone, Chicken Liver, Chicken Gizzard, Pumpkin Seed, Organic Spinach, Organic Broccoli, Organic Beets,  Organic Carrots, Organic Squash, Organic Apples, and Organic Blueberries.  The patties have lots of other big word things in them, but I listed the ones that really appealed to me.

I am testing this product as a topper for my kibble and veggies.  It can also serve as a full and complete meal for dogs, but Mom says for a dog of my weight, it would be too costly.  For dogs over 40 lbs., using it as a topper is recommended.  A 40 lb. dog should get about 10 patties a day if it is not used as a topper.

So here is what Mom has to do to prepare my dinner:

I get three patties added to my kibble, which Mom has reduced in amount so I don't gain weight.  You have to add a little bit of water if you want to soften the patties or you can just crumble them. Mom likes to soften mine so it is more like canned food.  But this softening works best with HOT water, and it does take a few minutes for it to work.  As the patties start to soften, you can really get the yummy aroma of chicken and liver.

Then use a fork to mash up the patties.

Add the mashed mixture to my bowl of kibble, green beans, and pumpkin.

Stir it all up together.

Then I have to sit and "wait" until Mom gives me the "OK" release to eat.  I am trying hard to keep my eye on Mom's lips AND keep my eyes on that bowl of deliciousness.

  Here it comes:    "OK"!!!!

Mom was lucky enough to get a shot of me eating before I gobbled it all up.

And if you want to see me in action, here is a video where you can see the difference between me eating and Ciara eating - I will leave it at that.

I guess you can tell that this food is a big hit with me.  I am so grateful to for giving me the opportunity to try this great food.

We have one more report to give in another week or so when we will give you our final assessment of my food challenge.

We will give a little hint that this product will be getting a good number of paws up with just a few negatives from the Momster.  I let Ciara join me in this photo because Mom has been slipping a mouthful or so into her bowl too:)  Thank you,

Happy weekend.

Woos - Lightning


Robin Whiskers said...

In my Dachshund eyes, every food is a fantastic food, but this looks REALLY FANTASTIC! Thanks for sharing!

Your buddy,

The Florida Furkids said...

That food must be really good because you are slurping it up like crazy!!

The Florida Furkids

Dory and the Mama said...

O...M...D!! Our mouthes are watering, Lightning, that looks totally NOMMY!!
Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

Molly and Mackie said...

Good to the last mouthful! We can sure tell that you are truly enjoying your meal, Lightning!

Marg said...

Oh Lightning, you sure are living up to your name. You had our Mom in hysterics at you eating so fast. You do love that food. Ciara, you are just a nice polite lady. Glad the food is such a hit. Great review. Wish we had a dog. Have a great week end.

Brian said...

Dang, you sure were enjoying that yum and it was gone in no time!

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

OH THAT AROMA... we got a few hints of it coming from the Video... We though that they were wonderful when we got to sample them a few years ago. BUTT oh that LONG WAIT fur them to be ready to eat.

Madi and Mom said...

MOL MOL MOL Lightning you eat your food with such gusto and glee! It made me hungry just to see you enjoying it. I don't normally eat colored food but boy do the g beans and pumpkin look yummy.
Ciara darling you are a very delicate and classy lady when you eat.
Hugs madi your bfff

Julie said...

Oh yum, yum, I'm sure I can smell that chicken over here….oh nose, actually thats MY dinner… Mum, why doesn't my bowl look as yummy as Lightnings? Look he's got green beans AND pumpkin, where's mine??????
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx

Ruby said...

OMD, dude, I loves mine too! Ma usually leaves mine dry, cause I likes it like that BOL! Butts, wowsa! This stuff is goooooood!!!
Ruby ♥

The Army of Four said...

Lightning, I eat a lot more like you than I do Ciara! Cam eats more like Ciara.
That food sounds yummy -- and 10 patties!?!? Holy smokes! OK, I'm less than 40 pounds, but I can't imagine eating that much ... but I'd like to try!!!
Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher

Idaho PugRanch said...

Oh BOy! your food looks mighty delicious and from the smacking going on we can tell it is!
Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

Huskies622 said...

Oh my, that looks so good! We wish we could have a dinner party at your house!

Casey said...

Yum yum! You sure get grreat looking dinners!!

C.L.W.STEP said...

Wow! That's the fastest snarfing we've ever seen! (We love to eat vegetables too.)

KB Bear said...

That sound fantabulous and delicious for you, Lightning. I'm glad your sis gets to taste some too!!! I hope all is well with Ciara.

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello woos its dennis the vizsla dog hay mmm stella and chewys!!! otherwise nown arownd heer as doggy krack!!! ok bye

Tweedles -- that's me said...

The foods look mighty tasty to me!

FiveSibesMom said...

Mmmm...looks pretty tasty. We do the pumpkin and green beans here, too, and this looks like a nommy add! Can't wait for your final review! Bon appetit!

NanaNor's said...

Wonderful review! I considered the challenge too, but Hunter is so picky I thought he might starve if he didn't like them. So glad you are having such a hearty and healthy meal.
Noreen and Hunter

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

This looks like it would be great for travel!!! Gotta keep this one in mind!!!