Castor & Pollux Good Buddy Rawhide Review

Disclosure: We received a package of these rawhides to try in return for our honest review.

My dogs, especially Coby, love to chew on rawhides, so we gladly said “yes” when offered us a package of Good Buddy Rawhides. I’m almost embarrassed to tell you how quickly ABC went through the package…but remember there is THREE of them.

The thing I like most about these Castor & Pollux Good Buddy Rawhides is that they are made in the USA. I trust products made here! Below is a picture of Coby chewing on one of these treats! Check out the description of these rawhides and check out!



Made from 100% USA beef and basted in a natural chicken flavor, these rawhide chips provide a delicious way to help keep your dog’s teeth and gums clean. Rawhide is also a great solution for aggressive chewers or puppies that are inclined to chew on shoes, furniture, or anything they can find. Plus, they make great fetch toys!

Key Benefits

  • Made with USA grass-fed beef
  • Satisfied a dog’s natural instinct to chew
  • Helps clean teeth and gums
  • Made in the USA

Lloyd & Lucy’s Furbaby Supplies Giveaway!

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Lloyd & Lucy's Furbaby Supplies Giveaway

Welcome To The Christmas In July Lloyd & Lucy’s Furbaby Supplies Giveaway!

To all our dog loving friends, we use Lloyd & Lucy’s Hip and Joint Supplement every day. ABC think it’s a treat because it tastes so good. Good luck from us!!!

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Sponsor: Lloyd and Lucy’s Pet Supplies

3 Winners

7/1 – 7/31


Lloyd and Lucy’s Pet Supplies

1st Prize

Lloyd & Lucy's Furbaby Supplies

 Hip & Joint Supplement for Dogs

$69.99 rv

See review HERE.


2nd Prize

Lloyd & Lucy's Furbaby Supplies

Best Value Probiotic for Dogs

$39.99 rv

See review HERE.


3rd Prize

Lloyd & Lucy's Furbaby Supplies

Shea Butter Balm for Dogs

$29.99 rv

See review HERE.


This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. You are not eligible if you have won a prize from the sponsor in the last 12 month. This Giveaway is valid in the United States.  Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 7/31/16. The winners will have 48 hours to email their information back to las93063 at gmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The sponsors are responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contest are responsible for prize fulfillment. If you would like to be a sponsor in a giveaway like this please email Laura Smith at las930 (at)gmail (dot) com or contact the owner of the blog you are entering on!

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This is part of our Christmas in July Blog Hop.  Please hop around to win some more great prizes. If links do not appear below picture click pictures to go to a list of all the giveaways.

The Secret Life of Pets Giveaway



I am sure most of you have seen the great commercials on TV for this movie!! I just cannot wait to see it. As you know, I love pets and I am always wondering what are they thinking in their heads, and what are they doing when I am not around? This seems to be just the kind of lighthearted movie that makes escaping the summer heat and catching a movie a great idea!

For their fifth fully-animated feature-film collaboration, Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures present The Secret Life of Pets, a comedy about the lives our pets lead after we leave for work or school each day. In partnership with The Secret Life of Pets, specially marked boxes of General Mills Cereals will feature free character collectibles, including Max, Duke, Snowball, Chloe, Gidget, and Buddy – fans can collect all six!


Comedy superstars Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet and Kevin Hart make their animated feature-film debuts in The Secret Life of Pets, which co-stars Ellie Kemper, Lake Bell, Jenny Slate, Bobby Moynihan, Hannibal Buress and Albert Brooks. Illumination founder and CEO Chris Meledandri and his longtime collaborator Janet Healy produce the film directed by Chris Renaud (Despicable Me, Despicable Me 2), co-directed by Yarrow Cheney and written by Brian Lynch and Cinco Paul & Ken Daurio.

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The film has partnered with General Mills Cereal to offer FREE “The Secret Life of Pets” character premiums in specially marked boxes!

One (1) winner receives

  • Secret Life of Pets T-shirt
  • Three (3) full size boxes of assorted General Mills Cereal.


Michigan Savings and More & Tales from a Southern Mom did not receive any form of compensation for this giveaway other than receiving this item in order to facilitate my review. Once winner is selected via the Giveaway Tools process, the product will be shipped. Winner has 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen. No other blog associated with this giveaway is responsible for the product shipment. Sponsor will be providing the prize above to the winner. Thank You for stopping by! Any Questions or Concerns email me at julie.talesfromasouthernmom (at) gmail (dot) com.

10 Tips for Calming Your Dog During Fireworks

10 tips for calming your dog

Fireworks can be very scary for many dogs. It is normal for dogs to be afraid of loud sounds. Loud sounds trigger their nervous systems, and they can become anxious or afraid. They may hide, shake, pant, drool, or even run away. In fact, during the 4th of July holiday more dogs are found wandering loose than any other day. For these reasons, it is very important to be prepared for fireworks and other loud noises:

10 Tips for calming your dog during fireworks:

  1.  Be sure your dog gets plenty of exercise on those days when you expect there will be fireworks. Dogs tend to be more relaxed after exercise.
  2. Place your dog in the quietest place inside the house. A basement or small dark rooms may help calm your dog.
  3. Keep your windows, doors, and curtains closed. This will help with any visual disturbances.
  4. If your dog is comfortable in a crate, he may feel safe there.  You might also cover the crate with a blanket.
  5. Comfort your dog by staying with him. Holding your dog close or petting your dog may help.
  6. Play music to mask the loud sounds.
  7. Give your dog a bone or chew toy to help keep him occupied.
  8. Purchase a Thundershirt for your dog. Surveys have shown that over 80% of dogs show significant improvement in symptoms when wearing a Thundershirt.
  9. Check your pet store for calming aids such as collars, ointments, pills, or other remedies.
  10. Ask your vet for advice. Some dogs may need medication to calm them down during stressful events such as fireworks.

Your dog should always be wearing a tag with identification, but this is especially important during the 4th of July when dogs might get scared and run away. 


Life with Dogs

My husband and I have a hard time believing that we’ve had Artie for 7 years! Time sure flies and we are so grateful to have Artie in our lives. Adopting our first dog wasn’t any easy decision. I was mainly worried about my allergies, but I’m sure there were other worries. Lucky for us, we had a lot of support in the decision.

Our friend, Tami, was the owner/breeder of both Artie and Buddy. When we first found out Artie was available for adoption, she really encouraged us to adopt him. She KNEW what joy he would bring to our lives. She KNEW there was a missing piece in our lives. She KNEW this would help two people who were unable to have children.

She was right! So much so that Artie lead to Buddy and Buddy lead to Coby (ABC). Three is a handful, don’t get me wrong, but we can’t imagine life without any of them.

Today would have been Tami’s 54 birthday on earth. It was about 2 years ago that Tami was taken from earth into Heaven. It was a terrible car accident that took her life, her husband’s, and her 3-year-old granddaughter’s. We know Tami is in a better place, but it’s still heartbreaking. We love and miss Tami and Ron very much. Thanks for giving us two pieces of you (Artie and Buddy). We are forever grateful.

Tammy and Artie , August 30, 2009