Saturday, October 19, 2013

October 2013 BarkBox

I'm actually on time with my review of the October 2013 BarkBox - woohoo! This month's box didn't necessarily have my favorite treats or toy but it was definitely one of the most fun boxes we've gotten! I always hope for grain free treats and the girls generally prefer soft/fuzzy toys, but this box was awesome in its own way!

One of the small nice touches about BarkBox that I love is that they always include a card with a description of every item inside.
So in this month's box we got the following:

  • Pet Qwerks chevron bear - this is the cutest toy I've ever seen! The girls were intrigued but we'll see if their interest lasts as this is definitely different than their usual favorite kind of toy. It's so cute and tiny I almost want to keep it for myself! If it could stand up on its own I'd totally keep it for myself and plant it for fun photos when traveling or something.
  • Your Dog's Diner mutt meatball mix - I so wish I had gotten this before the girls' birthday last weekend! I would've made them these meatballs as a fun birthday treat and I'm sure they would've loved it! You add a lb of meat and an egg and cook them. It makes about 40 teaspoon-sized meatballs. I'm going to make these soon and I'll freeze most of the batch for an occasional fun treat!
  • Baker's Best autumn harvest goat liver treats - I've never seen goat treats before! Well I know from dropped crumbs while cooking that Rosy loves goat cheese, so it's no surprise that she loves other parts of the goat! These are gluten-free and made in Canada. 
  • Fruitables share pack - this was such an awesome and fun addition to the box! It's a Halloween bag filled with 8 mini bags of treats that you can share with other dogs at a Halloween party or when they come by trick-or-treating haha! I think it'll also be great for stowing a small bag in my purse when we go to my sister's or my parents' so that I have some good treats for the girls while out and about. And I love that they included a nice assortment of flavors! Each pack has pumpkin and apple, pumpkin and blueberry, apple bacon, and grilled bison. These are organic and made in the U.S.
  • Superior farms lamb ears - this was the highlight of this month's box and I think these blew the girls' minds away! I've never heard of these before as I'd only seen pig ears which are super gross looking and can cause upset tummies. These are a great alternative as they are minimally processed so they're great for more sensitive tummies. They're pretty small though so these should only be given to small dogs and under close supervision.
All right, now it's time for the photos!!

The girls love investigating the new fun treats and toys in their BarkBox!
How cute is this little chevron-patterned toy?
The girls were super excited about it at first but I think it's because they thought it was a treat.
I can't wait to make meatballs for the girls! I need to add ground beef to my grocery shopping list for next weekend.
How cute and fun is this share pack?? It's even packaged like the Halloween candy bag packs! And look at Rosy's face below haha!
Look at how many fun different kinds of snack packs are inside the Fruitables share pack!
This shows how small the bags are. Sunny and Rosy just can't wait to test one of these bags out!
Each bag holds only a small amount of treats, but that's the beauty of a snack bag! You don't expect there to be a ton inside and this makes it a perfect lil treat for your dog or for a dog friend.
The girls loved the bison flavored ones.
Such gentle grabbing of the treat!
My gentle lil girls.
The Baker's Best goat liver treats are great too! They're not grain free but it's a really nice healthy treat with a great alternative protein source. I'm holding the treat under my thumb so you can see how big it is.
The girls absolute favorite item of this months' box - lamb ears! And I'm so so happy that we got 2 in the package! I hate having to put away a chew treat until I get another one so that the girls can each have one of their own.
I wish they weren't so small but I guess a lamb's ear can only be so big! I feel a bit sad/weird about giving them a lamb's ear but considering that I sometimes eat lamb now (I used to not eat it), I guess I can't deny them these chews.
Nom nom nom!

I had to take them away after a while as Rosy's got really small. She was chewing hers into a tiny lil shiv. I worry about her intent.

But it's ok because we can play with our new toy! Catch!
Also, in case you didn't notice, I decided to make my home even more of a crazy pug lady's home. Behold the girls' jungle animal thrones! I got these from the kids' section at Costco. I got the elephant as part of their birthday celebration last weekend and the lion I just got today. It's meant for small kids but as soon as I saw them I knew they'd be perfect soft plush beds for the girls! In my crazy pug lady frenzy I didn't realize until afterwards that they'll be very difficult to clean since there's no removable cover and they are huge! Ah well, they're too cute to pass up!

Lil chevron bear will keep them company.

If you're interested, you can sign up for a BarkBox at But definitely search around on the internet for a coupon/code first as there is usually one out there. I get the small box for the girls even though they technically could get the medium. I like the smaller treats for the girls (I usually still break up the treats I give them into even smaller bits) and they like the smaller toys.


  1. Arf Hi there! Danielle R. from BarkBox here - thanks for taking the time to review October's box! Your pugs are pawsitively adorable!! So glad they ruved the the lamb ears!! The pictures are just the cutest thing ever!
    Kind woofs and belly rubs from everyone at Barkbox!

  2. PoochPax is another great new dog gift box,

  3. Do you get the small or medium box bark for your pugs?