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Chinese New Year – For Dogs!


Sophie & Shamrock Saturday

Who knew that dogs could celebrate the Chinese New Year? BarkBox will stop at nothing when developing fun new themes each month.


Although my research now tells me the Chinese and Lunar new years are not {always} the same thing. The more I read, the more confused I am. But I figure my dogs really don’t care, as long as they get their goodies!


Sophie is the year of the Rooster. According to the chart above – maybe she’ll start playing with Shamrock again?!

Sham is the year of the Dragon. Hint: The balls are under the couch, Sham!

February BarkBox loot:


The Small Bites Duck Pet Treats are a hit.


The Dragon Toy hasn’t gotten much play yet, that I know of. The Barkworthy Stick is always appreciated. But what’s in those Chinese takeout boxes?!


Oh no, you didn’t! The Chow Chow Mein treats for dogs will be next up in the rotation of treats. Sophie was begging for them at that moment, though! I love that BarkBox treats like this are made and sourced in the USA.

Then I opened the white plush takeout box:


Oh my dog! {<–See what I did there?!} There are little Plush Dumplings inside!


These toys are right up Sham’s alley. He loves soft little toys that he can nibble on like these.  Rob has since thrown out that takeout box, though, figuring it has no use. It may have been a place to keep Sham’s balls so they don’t always end up under the couch!


What a fun little February BarkBox. Sophie and Sham are anxiously waiting the one for March. If you enroll your pooch in BarkBox, both Sophie & Sham and YOU will receive a free box with your subscription.


And Sophie and Sham Thank You very much for that!

Happy Saturday!

Garden Pawty


Sophie & Shamrock Saturday

Sham and Sophie now know the word “BarkBox” and respond to it just as they would respond to “treat.” Sophie came running out of the bedroom into the living room the last time I said the word. I haven’t been able to get a good video of this yet, but here is a start…

Until I get a better video, let’s talk about May’s BarkBox. The paper inside had a little something different printed on it this month. And it just happened to be this month’s theme:


Garden Pawty!

The insert describing the contents even looked like an invitation.


I was half-expecting Sophie to get a fun hat to wear out in the sun. 🙂 But they received the following instead:


Sham went right for the butterfly, which we have dubbed Flutterby, as this is what Rob has called butterflies every since I’ve known him. The FETCH bone was ignored, but not the Farmers Market treats! The chews will be saved for a rainy day.

In other news, this month, Sophie and Sham were granted V.I.Pup status. This means that they were able to give a month of BarkBox to three friends for free! Those boxes are long gone; but they have good news. You can get a month of BarkBox free with your pooch’s new subscription, too, by following Sophie and Sham’s link here. Full disclosure: They will get one free, too. Everybody wins!

Happy Saturday!