Our New Flexi Comfort Retractable Tape Dog Leash

Our New Flexi Comfort Retractable Tape Dog Leash
Disclosure: ABC received this leash from Chewy.com in return for their honest review.

Our New Flexi Comfort Retractable Tape Dog Leash

With a family of three dogs, high-quality leashes are a must! Flexi brand leashes have always been our favorites, but the latest Flexi New Comfort Retractable Tape Dog Leash has risen above the rest in both comfort and high-tech retraction.

When my husband and I took the dogs for a walk today, we noticed a difference between our older Flexi leashes and this new one. This new leash has tape that is 5/16 inches in width rather than a cord (width depends on the leash size). It’s grip is very comfortable, it has an easy locking system, and the tape runs in and out smoothly which allows our dogs to roam freely.

One of the coolest things about this leash is the ability to add on accessories such the Flexi Multi Box Dog Leash Accessory or Flexi LED Lighting System. The multi box can be used to store treats or waste bags. It is attached to the bottom of the leash (see picture below).

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To find out more about this New Flexi Comfort Retractable Tape Dog Leash, visit Chewy.com.  Be sure to check out the chart to find the right size for your dog.  Order today and receive fast free 1-2 day shipping (with orders over $49). We’ve used Chewy.com for over two years now and we are very pleased with the products and customer service. Good luck and walk on!!




Less Expensive Pet Meds


For seven years I’ve been buying our monthly pet meds from the vet. The prices seem to be rising so I decided to search online for the best deals. There are so many options for less expensive pet meds. It’s important to look at the medication cost and shipping cost when finding the best deal! After some searching, I found two sites that offer great deals on both Frontline Plus and Heartgard.

  1. Pet Care Supplies – I was able to get 12 doses of Frontline Plus for small dogs for $89 total. Be sure to look for special discounts. Shipping is always free! At the vet, I paid $18o for 12 doses!!! This is a huge difference (it almost makes me sick). You might also look for rebates offered through Frontline.
  2. 1-800-PetMeds – I found a good deal on Heartgard on this website. They do require a prescription from the doctor. Your prescription can be authorized by phone call, fax, or mail. I was able to order 12 pack of Heartgard for $60.28 compared to the vet at $84.

If you are like me and you like to save money, check out these two sites for your pet care needs. I’m disappointed I waited so long…lesson learned!


PetSmart Flash Sale – Today Only

A very exciting 25% OFF FLASH SALE (10% Food, Flea & Tick) at PetSmart.com this Tuesday, January 26 for 8 hours only (12pm – 8pm EST). Now is the time to stock up! Use my link to get this discount…your pups will be happy you did!

Flash Sale: 25% OFF FLASH SALE 8 HOURS (12P-8P EST) – 10% off Food & Flea + Tick at PetSmart.com!


Things Needed When Traveling with a Dog


This weekend we are all headed to see my mom and dad in Ohio. When traveling with a dog, there are many things you need to remember to take with you. I started making a pile of all the things we will be taking for ABC. It is a good idea to make a list of things you take when traveling and then add to the list as you think of more needed things.

First of all. you need some type of bag to carry all their supplies. I happen to have this adorable bag from Thirty One. This bag is really a little small, but it works for almost all their supplies.


Here are the supplies we are taking this weekend:

  1. Our bag
  2. The dog crate
  3. Blankets
  4. Car seats
  5. Dry food and wet food
  6. Treats
  7. Hip & Joint supplements (medication)
  8. Bowls for food and water
  9. Dog leashes
  10. Doggie waste bags
  11. Dog toys
  12. Carpet cleaner in a spray bottle
  13. Paper towels

What else do you think I should take or what else would you take?




Devoted Doggy Deluxe Pet Booster Seat Review

Disclosure: I received this Devoted Doggy Deluxe Pet Booster Seat at a discounted rate for my honest review. Affiliate links are attached.

I absolutely love this pet booster seat. I could tell right away that this booster seat is heavy duty – the material, the straps, and the clasps/hooks. It is so easy to install, especially after adjusting the straps the first time. It is also extremely easy to fold down and store.

The seat can be used in the front seat or back seat of a vehicle. It allows dogs to safely look out the windows. It has a strap with a hook that can be attached to your dog’s harness.

The color is perfect – it is dark enough that it doesn’t show hair or dirt. If it does get dirty, the inner part can be removed and washed in your washing machine. The outer part can be cleaned with a cloth. The inner gray faux sheepskin is soft and probably warm in the winter months.

It has a front zippered pocket for storing small items.

I am so excited about this booster seat!!! My dog is safe, comfy and has a great view. Thank you to Devoted Doggy for allowing me to review and give my honest opinion about this seat. #petboosterseat

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Lloyd & Lucy’s Pet Supplies Best Value Glucosamine Hip and Joint Supplement for Dogs

Disclosure: I received a free container of product from Lloyd & Lucy in return for my honest review. Affiliate links are attached.

Luxating Patella is a common condition in Yorkshire Terriers. Luxating Patella is when the knee cap pops out-of-place due to a misalignment of the knee. This can be an inherited condition or happen as a result of an injury. Two of my Yorkies were born with this condition. Patellar luxation is often divided into four grades of seriousness. Artie and Coby currently have low-grade issues. To help prevent the condition from getting worse, all three dogs are taking Glucosamine, which is a joint supplement. They have been taking it for just over a year as prescribed by our veterinarian.

Recently, I was given the opportunity to try Lloyd & Lucy’s Pet Supplies Best Value Glucosamine Hip and Joint Supplement for Dogs. This supplement contains high-quality ingredients such as Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Chondroitin, MSM, Vitamin C and Manganese. The product facts and directions for use are listed below in the chart.

91DBjvhCgBL._SX522_There are a few things I like about Lloyd & Lucy’s supplements. First and most important, this supplement has made my life easier because my three Yorkies love the taste of the liver flavored tablets. They actually think it’s a treat!  There is no need to hide the tablets. After they eat, I give each dog a 1/2 tablet, just as directed. The tablets are scored, so they are easy to break in half with your hands. It’s really so simple!!

Second, these supplements are manufactured in the USA. Most recalls for dog treats, supplements, and food occur for products manufactured outside the USA. For this reason, I try to buy dog products that are proudly made in the USA.

Third, Lloyd & Lucy’s product is a great value at 180 chewable tablets per container. Even though I am giving these supplements to three dogs, they will still last 120 days (since my dogs only need 1/2 a tablet).

Lastly, the company is so confident that your dog will love the taste of their supplement that they offer a 100%, no questions asked, taste guarantee. Just let them know within the first 45 days, and they will refund your first bottle – NO QUESTIONS ASKED! Not many companies offer that kind of guarantee. So what do you have to lose…start your dog on Lloyd & Lucy’s Best Value Glucosamine Hip and Joint Supplements today!!! 


Second Bark Box

Disclosure: ABC received a free Bark Box in exchange for this post. Affiliate links are attached.

Today we received our second Bark Box and ABC were just as excited this time. We all gathered around on the floor to open it and discover the fun things inside. There was lots of tail wagging and sniffing going on as I took each item out of the box.


In this Bark Box, we received four different types of treats, all of which were made in the USA. This is very important to me as most recalled treats are made in other countries. These treats are also all natural and grain free. ABC might not realize this, but they love the variety of flavors and different types of treats from soft to crunchy!!

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We also received three toys in this box – two squeaker toys and one baby carrot and treat dispensing toy. One of the squeaker toys is called Carly the Bearded Lady and I personally think she’s a little scary (luckily the boys don’t know that). Unlike most squeaker toys, you shake this one to get it to make its noise.  I can tell that these toys are well made, durable, and will last a long time! The toys from our first Bark Box are still going strong!

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Scary bearded lady toy and a ticket toy

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Coby is a carrot lover so I was so excited to introduce him to the carrot dispensing toy. Just as I thought, it kept him busy and he enjoyed every bite of his carrot. This toy will be handy for an active puppy who enjoys chewing.


As you remember from my first Bark Box post, Bark Box is a mail order subscription that comes directly to your home. You can order one month at a time or receive a larger discount by ordering 3 or more months at a time. For more information and discounts, please visit my links below.  If you have any questions, please ask!

BarkBox URL: barkbox.com/rachdean1
BarkShop URL: ruv.me/shoprachdean1

BarkBox Update

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links.

Well, it’s been 13 days since we received our first BarkBox and I wanted to share how impressed I am with the quality of the toys. My dogs, especially Artie and Coby, are very determined to break open toys to get to the squeaker inside. After 13 days, that hasn’t happened with these toys AND the squeakers inside still work.

The toys after 13 days!!!!

Just before getting our BarkBox, I went to a local pet store and bought a toy. Within 2 hours, they had the toy broken opened, stuffing everywhere, and the squeaker broken. That’s not to say that all pet store toys are made cheaply, but you get what you pay for. If you buy an inexpensive toy, it’s not going to last long. If you pay a little more, the toy will last longer!

Pet store toy after less than 2 hours.

So, my point is, take a look at BarkBox and BarkShop. BarkBox is a monthly subscription. For more information see my June 21 blog post. BarkShop is an online store where you can buy the individual toys, treats, etc. The links to both BarkBox and BarkShop are below. Be sure to use my links to get discounts!

BarkBox link for 10% off and free shipping: http://barkbox.com/rachdean1

BarkShop link for free bully stick with $10 purchase: http://ruv.me/shoprachdean1

ABC’s First BarkBox

Disclosure: I received a free BarkBox in return for my honest opinion on the products. The blog post contains affiliate links. Your purchase will help ABC purchase new bones 🙂

The other day we got our first BarkBox! BarkBox is a monthly box of goodies just for dogs!!! Each box contains 4-6 treats, toys, and occasional hygiene/grooming products. A great deal of thought and research goes into each monthly BarkBox. They use only the best quality toys and treats. The toys are high quality, durable, and well-made. All treats are sourced from the USA and Canada, and chews are sourced from the USA, Canada, South America, Australia and New Zealand.

BarkBox can be ordered each month or as a 3, 6, or 12 month plan. The more months you sign up, the less expensive the boxes. Pricing is as follows:

Twelve month plan = $228! This breaks down to $19 per BarkBox.

Six month plan = $126. This breaks down to $21 per BarkBox.

Three month plan = $72. This breaks down to $24 per BarkBox.

One month plan = $29 per month

The more you order – the more you save!!! Shipping is free for subscriptions of 3, 6, or 12 months. There is a $5 shipping fee for monthly orders. Just another reason to order 3 or more months! Although, you can use my link below to receive free shipping on a one month plan. 

There is also a BarkShop where you can purchase individual treats, toys, and other accessories. If you receive a toy or treat your dog really loves, visit the shop to buy another. Shipping from BarkShop is a $5 flat rate or free with order of $25 or more.

We’ve had our BarkBox since Thursday (4 days) and so far I am very pleased with the toys and the treats. The toys are very sturdy and well-made. Artie, Buddy, and Coby have been playing with them a lot and they still look brand new. Earlier this week I bought a cheap toy from a pet store and the dogs had it torn apart with stuffing everywhere in less than two hours. I am a firm believer that you get what you pay for! You may pay a little more for BarkBox toys, but they are worth the extra cost. Below are the three toys we received, all of which squeak.

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We also received three different treats all made in the USA, which pleases me greatly! We got some Peanut Butter Pocket Trainers, Crunchy Duck + Sweet Potato Premium Chew Bar, and Cocomut Brownies. The chew bar was one big hard bar, and it wasn’t easy to break into three pieces, but ABC enjoyed it and it kept them busy. They also like the pocket trainers treats which have peanut butter, Chia, blueberries, and cranberries for anti-oxidant support. The Cocomut Brownies are free from wheat, corn, soy, meat products, egg, dairy, salt, sugar, and preservatives. They are made by the Lazy Dog Cookie Company which prides itself on using all natural products from the USA.

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I am extremely pleased with our first BarkBox and I would definitely recommend it. We all know how much fun it is to receive packages in the mail for ourselves. Imagine getting a package full of goodies for your canine baby!!! It is so much fun and exciting for the human and the dog. I highly suggest you give BarkBox a try!!!

Below are two links that you can use to get a discount on both BarkBox and BarkShop. Follow these links to get 10% off and free shipping at BarkBox and a free bully stick with a purchase of $10 or more at BarkShop.

BarkBox link: http://barkbox.com/rachdean1

BarkShop link: http://ruv.me/shoprachdean1

If you have any questions, please ask me or visit BarkBox for more information. There is a frequently asked questions section that is very helpful. Also, be sure to take a look at our video below. Thanks in advance, ABC!

Blanket for the Boys 

While shopping at Hobby Lobby today, I found a piece of fleece discounted to $5 per yard. There was just over a yard left so I bought it to make the boys a blanket. It took me just under 45 minutes to make it and it fits perfectly in their crate (house).  Check out the finished project below.