The BEST New Holiday Tradition For 2014!

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Rachael Ray Nutrish. All thoughts and opinions are my own.  As always, thank you for reading and supporting our sponsors.

Hi every kitty and woofie! It’s Dakota!!

I am so excited to see all of you!

Many of you know that I am a Sheltie that is of the Jewish persuasion, so instead of having a Christmas tree and all, I celebrate Chanukah. (The Festival of Lights).  We light our Menorah every night for eight nights, and if you are lucky you get presents all eight nights!

dakota holiday tradition post menorah on table

 

I know that  my kitty brother, Cody, and I don’t get presents all eight nights because Mom says we have too many toys, so I wasn’t quite as excited about Chanukah as I should have been.  Then, I sat myself down and said, “Chanukah and Christmas aren’t just about toys, they are holidays that are about giving to OTHERS too!” Well, as soon as I changed my thoughts, the most exciting thing happened! I am ECSTATIC to tell you about something that happened at my den the first night of Chanukah, that if I have anything to bark about it, it will be CERTAIN to happen EVERY year!

It all started when I was just sitting around being the perfect gentleman:

dakota holiday tradition post the perfect gentleman

you see, I KNOW when I think pawsitive and strike the gentleman pose, good things will happen! Sure enough, it worked!

My super Sheltie ears perked up at the sound of the UPS man leaving a package at our door! I was so excited I could barely contain myself. As it turned out, the package was for Cody, NOT for me. His Secret Paws partner had sent him a package!!

There was a beautiful card too! We were thrilled to learn that Cody’s Secret Paws partners were  Melissa and Truffles over at Melissa’s Mochas, Mysteries and Meows! 

dakota holiday tradition post card from melissa

Cody  had all sorts of gifts that were wrapped with his name on them! As Cody pawed through his presents, he told me that Melissa and Truffles had sent presents to ME TOO!! Woofies! I couldn’t believe my EYES!

dakota holiday tradition post wrapped packages from melissa

PRESENTS!! FOR ME!!!

Mom said that before I could open anything I had to put my yarmulke on and join Mom, Dad and Cody over by the Menorah and say the Chanukah Candle Lighting Blessing

dakota holiday tradition post dakota with menorah

Once that was done I could have my presents!

dakota holiday tradition post sniffing package from melissa

Mom was impressed that I didn’t try to rip the festive gift wrap off my presents. I was so happy that I received something, that I wanted to savor the different scents. I had a feeling there was something super good inside!

The first present I opened contained a DUCK!

dakota holiday tradition post duck

Pretty cool isn’t it? 

Then the surprise of all surprises appeared!

See for yourself!

 I was so happy I could NOT stop SMILING!!

Melissa and Truffles must have known that there is NOTHING that makes me smile MORE than having my SOUP BONES, my reputation as a respected  Ambassadog for Nutrish is well-known around these parts, but I digress… Melissa knew that these bones would bring a HUGE SMILE to my face and sure enough, she was right!

dakota holiday tradition post smiling next to soup bone bag

I immediately struck my gentleman pose, Mom wasn’t giving me my Soup Bones fast enough, so I made sure I didn’t break my stare, “Come on Mom! Give me my Soup Bones! PLEAAASE!! “

dakota holiday tradition post next to soup bones on chair

Did she open them right away?

Noooo! She had the nerve to take a photo of them!

dakota holiday tradition post soup bones on table

I sat in shock, what was with this woman? Then, when I thought I couldn’t take the suspense any longer, they were mine, ALL MINE!!

I could smell the delicious aroma!!!

I could smell the delicious aroma!!!

dakota holiday tradition post sniffing soup bone bag

The delicious scent teased my ample Sheltie nose!

dakota holiday tradition post licking soup bone before taking out of bag

I just HAD to have a LICK!

I COULDN’T TAKE IT ANYMORE

I HAD TO HAVE THEM!!

THE HECK WITH BEING A GENTLEMAN!

I MOVED IN FOR THE KILL!

dakota holiday tradition post dakota grabbing soup bone super good

dakota holiday tradition post grabbing soup bone out of bag

Well, there you have it! I think that EVERY year moving forward, that I am gonna hang with Cody and his feline pals and make sure that he takes part in the Secret Paws event!

Gotta hand it to those kitties and their humans, they sure lived up to the hype of being rather intelligent! They knew just how to make this Sheltie’s holiday a special one!

Thanks to Melissa and Truffles for giving me the BEST CHANUKAH EVER!

If you celebrate Chanukah make your pawrents get you one Soup Bone for every night, if you celebrate Christmas ask them to put them in your stocking! I am certain that once you do, they will become a tradition at YOUR house too!!!!

Now, if you will excuse me, I have some important business to take care of:

dakota holiday tradition post eating soup bone

 

THEY ARE MINE!! ALL MINE!!!!!!!!

“See ya, when I see ya!!”

Barks and licks and Soup Bone Love,

Dakota

“Every dog has it’s day” and NOW…so do CATS! #nutrishforcats

Hehehe, are you a just a TAD confused? Is this NOT what you expected? Well, Dakota made the mistake of leaving his computer unattended and OPEN, so today my WOOFIE FURIENDS, THERE IS A NEW KITTY IN TOWN!!!!!

nutrish cats cody cowboy hat

It’s ME, CODY and for those of you who are too busy chasing your tails to know who I am, I am Dakota’s kitty brother! TODAY IS MY DAY IN THE SUN! IT’S MY DAY TO SHINE!!!! 

I know MANY of you have kitty brothers, sisters, cousins, ok, I think you are all reasonably intelligent enough to understand my point. Will you do me a favor woofies? Go and grab your feline furiends and gather them round the ‘ol campfire computer screen!

I’ve been doing some thinking for many, many years. I think A LOT anyway, much more than Dakota, but I digress. 

nutrish cats cody aggravated

I have watched Dakota eating dog food made by Rachael Ray Nutrish since 2008.  For the past year, I had to endure the agony of watching him do his Sheltie prance around the house, proud that he was (and still IS) one of a number of “Ambassadogs” for Nutrish. In that time, I often wondered, I wondered so often in fact that I would MEOW OUT…..

nutrish cats cody looking at dog food bag

It really upset me. I knew that working with a team of pet nutrition experts, Rachael Ray created Nutrish Super Premium Food and Treats for dogs.  BUT WHAT ABOUT CATS????

I KNEW that her food was made with simple, wholesome ingredients like real meat. I even knew, cause I am SMART LIKE THAT, that Nutrish foods were inspired by tasty recipes from Rachael’s kitchen. I knew that Nutrish contains no by-products, fillers or junk ingredients, Plus, Rachael’s proceeds help animals in need!

 

Rachael’s Rescue was created for all of the forgotten pets-the ones that might not have someone who loves them as much as your humans love YOU! Did you know that proceeds from sales of Nutrish have gone toward food, medical supplies and treatments for animals in need? Rachael Ray wants to help ALL of the animals! Many more shelters need help.  Did you know that Rachael’s Rescue has donated more than $6 million to pets in need? That’s NO SMALL KIBBLE!!!

nutrish cats cody looking up

BE STILL MY HEART!!!!

Good things DO come

to KITTIES WHO WAIT!!!

I AM PROUD TO ANNOUNCE

Click on the photo to learn more about Nutrish for Cats!

Click on the photo to learn more about Nutrish for Cats!

 

I can barely contain my excitement!! If I were any more excited I would be spinning and barking like some woofie who will remain unmentioned! I am more refined than that, but let me tell you, MY MOM AND I COULDN’T BE HAPPIER!!!

RACHAEL RAY NUTRISH FOR CATS 

IS AVAILABLE WHERE YOU SHOP

FOR YOUR FAMILY’S GROCERIES!!!

click HERE to find out where to buy!!!

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Rachael Ray Nutrish for Cats comes in a variety of forms, just like it does for WOOFIES!

It comes in:

Natural Dry Cat Food

Real chicken or salmon is always the number one ingredient in EVERY BAG of Rachael Ray Nutrish for Cats. There’s no ground corn, wheat or soy. And there’s NEVER any by-products, artificial flavors or artificial preservatives. Just wholesome whole grains and veggies plus the vitamins, minerals and taurine your cat needs to be healthy and happy!

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Natural Wet Cat Food

These recipes are inspired from Rachael’s kitchen! They are made with simple, natural ingredients like real chicken or fish! There’s no grains or ANYTHING artificial either! Just essential vitamins and minerals for a tasty food your kitty will love!!!

nutrish cats cody with leash

Well, I bet you figured it out, I am now one of a fine clowder of “Bad A-s Cats” ooops! Mom just yelled at me for that, I must correct that or Mission Control at Nutrish will take away one of my nine lives!!!! I am now one of a fine clowder of AMBASSACATS for Nutrish for Cats!!! I COULDN’T BE HAPPIER!!  For six loooong years I have waited for Nutrish for Cats and

FINALLY, IT IS HERE!!!! 

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DON’T YOU WANT TO

“SWITCH TO NUTRISH?” 

OF COURSE YOU DO!!!

 

nutrish cats cody laughing

 

I HAVE SOME GREAT “MEWS” FOR YA!!!

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To celebrate this “meow-mentous” occasion, and to make your “Switch to Nutrish” extra easy for ya,  Rachael Ray Nutrish is letting me paw over a SPECIAL COUPON!!!!

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BUT WAIT!!!

THERE’S MORE!!!

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I’LL NEVER TELL!!!!

And….for  all of the latest Nutrish for Cats “mews”, be sure to subscribe to MY BLOG ( it’s better than this flea-infested, poor excuse of a blog that Dakota has goin’ on here!!!)

nutrish cats cody and dakota mad

 

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Rachael Ray Nutrish. All thoughts and opinions are my own.  As always, thank you for reading and supporting our sponsors.