Bear Bones Bakery

A Dog's Best Friend
Our Customers say we are the Best Small Business for Dog Lovers to Support!

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About Us
Here at Bear Bones Bakery, we love our canine companions, and we want them to enjoy healthy treats, with no preservatives or additives, that their humans can feel good about giving.  So we bake in small lots, with human-grade ingredients, and fold in lots of care to make simple, hearty treats and snacks your dog will love to share.

The Team


Megan Stewart

C.E.O.

Megan is the Chief Executive Officer (and chief cook and dishwasher) of Bear Bones Bakery. She has a long history of being involved in cooking and baking, and a lifelong commitment to her dogs, including her current service dog, Grizzly (who inspired the Bear in Bear Bones).

Grizzly

Megan's Service Dog, Chief Taste Tester, Quality Control Supervisor

The greeter of Bear Bones Bakery, Megan’s Service Dog, and always happy to meet new friends. He was the inspiration behind the bakery, and has several bones in honor of him. The one he likes best is the Puppy Mint, after he decided to open and eat half a bag of Brach’s peppermints. Although, as with friends, there isn’t a Bear Bones Bakery treat he doesn’t like!

Maverick

Grizzly's Administrative Assistant

Welcome, Maverick, to the Bear Bones Bakery Family. This little cutie is Grizzly's trainee for service dog, and taste tester. He is learning quickly with his Bear Bones Bakery treats! Here he came to visit at an event, and was a great hit!

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DOG TREATS

What we make is simple: high-quality wholesome dog treats from real ingredients. The garnishes on our treats come from the heart with which we produce them, and not from unnecessary fillers and decorations.

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PAYMENT INFO

We currently accept cash and credit cards. OR paypal.me/BearBonesBakery Personal checks are not yet considered valid except by prior arrangement.

GETTING OUR TREATS

We offer a wide variety of treats in many different recipes. We accept invitations from local event planners (with advance notice) to showcase our products and to allow those same events to benefit from our added "draw" of participants. We even accept opportunities for cooperative marketing and co-branding.

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CONTACT US

If you need or want more information, we'll be happy to help. You can request information via email at Megan@BearBonesBakery.biz or call at (513)341-8583. Because we are a small business, please allow us 24 hour weekday turnaround or next business day on weekends (when we do outbound events).

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EVENTS

Would you like to meet Grizzly in person? He's always ready to make new friends! Here are the events where you can find him (and Bear Bones Bakery).

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Baker's Dozen

Our Bear Bones Bakery frequent shopper card.

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Best Sellers of Bear Bones Bakery

The Bear Bones Bakery Best Sellers List

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Grizzly's Shelter Friends

Bear Bones Bakery accepting donations to provide treats to Grizzly's Shelter friends.

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Taste Testing Team


Warrior

Taste Tester

The little Landseer Newfoundland pup my daughter got, and wound his way directly into my heart. Warrior loves all treats from Bear Bones Bakery, but especially likes the new Fish Fry and Chicken Liver flavors.

Kona

Taste Tester, Special Dietary Needs

Kona is a Tamaskan, a rare breed, that has been a taste tester for Bear Bones Bakery from the start. With his special diet, (he's wheat allergic) he became my special needs taste tester. Not a fruit eater, this boy is clearly a meat and potatoes guy!

Kira and Kami

Taste Testers

Kira and Kami are Tamaskans from Stoney Creek Tamaskan here in Ohio, and while their sister (Lyra, not pictured) likes fruits, these two ladies still prefer meat!

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Lyra

Taste Tester

Kami and Kira's little sister, and Kona's daughter. This beautiful girl is the Tamaskan who likes fruit!

Jager

Taste Tester

This big boy likes his Bear Bones Bakery treats so much, he stands guard over them!

Max

Taste Tester, Special Needs

Max is a Tamaskan male, related to Kona. Both boys have special dietary needs, and are happy to taste test!

Luna

This adorable little pup is Warrior's new little sister, and the newest member of our taste testing team! Welcome to the Bear Bones Bakery family little Luna!

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06Sep

YES PLEASE! I am patiently waiting, MOM! You said PEANUT BUTTER!


DID YOU SAY PEANUT BUTTER? Brother, is Mom opening Peanut Butter? I better get off the bed before she realizes (cause I'm not supposed to be up here, but Dad let me...). I want PEANUT BUTTER!

Okay, so now that my 2 boys are drooling...being Taste Testers and Quality Control is a job they take very seriously! I am going to let you know why Peanut Butter treats are Bear Bones Bakery Best Sellers!

The original Peanut Butter, has been a recipe I have been making for my personal dogs WAY before I started Bear Bones Bakery (we aren't going to admit how long that is, but since I was 12). 

Grizzly is getting a little older (aren't we all, lol) so PB&T came to be part of our Peanut Butter flavors. It is the regular Peanut Butter treat, with a hint of turmeric. This is good for joint health.

Peanut Butter and Bacon, well, what could be better? Grizzly and Maverick seemed to think nothing would be better...They line up in the kitchen, in the hopes that while mixing, rolling and baking, Mom might just drop something on the floor that they can gobble up.


Well, I wasn't done with the Peanut Butter flavors! My daughter's Landseer Newfoundland, Warrior, has a NEW flavor! Warrior's a Cheesy-Nut is a peanut butter and cheese treat, which came to be in Aug 2021 after Tori asked me for a flavor for him. I was eating cheese crackers filled with peanut butter at the time, so came home and made a test batch. 

Being that Warrior seems to be a slightly picky eater, I was THRILLED he gobbled them up! 

Of course, then Tori mentioned her boyfriend, Chase, eating the same crackers I love, and sharing with Warrior. I am still laughing!

Our Peanut Butter treats are available By the Pound. They are easy to break if you need smaller sized treats for smaller dogs. They are chock full of yummy goodness!

Grizzly gives 4 paws up! Maverick gives 4 paws up! Warrior gives 4 paws up!

Your doggos will be thrilled at getting any one of our Bear Bones Bakery Peanut Butter Flavors.

Thank you for your support~

Megan, Grizzly, Maverick (and Warrior)

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My amazing daughter, Tori, went with me on Saturday Aug 14, 2021 to the St Brigid Festival. I was just so thrilled that she wanted to come help me with Bear Bones Bakery treats! And she just absolutely amazed me (yes, I am one proud momma!)


This is my daughter, with a beautiful smile to match her beautiful huge heart. Again, proud Momma!

So she knows I have come up with flavors in honor of some people and fur babies in my life...and asked me in between her telling people about how "Mom makes all these dog treats, with no preservatives or additives, and all human grade ingredients!" and learned how to do all the sales (which was amazing!), if I would make a flavor in honor of her Landseer Newfoundland, Warrior.

Ok, so those of you that have been friends for a long time, like while Bear Bones Bakery was still in the thinking process, know that I was teased about having a "Bakery Brain" quite often. It has yielded some flavors that have been very popular.

When Tori asked for a flavor for Warrior, I was quite honored. Warrior is my grand dog, after all! And while he loves salmon and lamb to eat, it would make those treats too expensive to offer in the regular line. Not to mention, when I tried salmon treats, the smell was one I opted not to bake again...LOL.

We spent quite a while tossing ideas back and forth. I told her I could rename the Peanut Butter & Bacon for him, or one of the other flavors. My daughter wanted a new one...and since I was eating a peanut butter filled cheese cracker at the time, I teased her about a Peanut Butter & Cheese. She, of course, immediately grinned and said yes!

Now, ideas are just the start of new flavors. I have to practice to get the correct ingredients at the right amounts, then see if they bake the way I want them, before I am willing to add them to the Bear Bones Bakery list of approved flavors. So I made absolutely no promises, and told her I would try just because she asked me for a flavor. I would do just about anything to make my daughter smile, and this sure got a big smile.

So I came home, and made the Peanut Butter and Cheese. But then I needed to get a name that she would approve too! After all, it was something to make her even more happy.

She wanted Warrior's name in the name of the treat, which is something I have only done once, in regards to Chewy (who crossed the rainbow bridge). It was very hard to think about putting another name into a treat name...but we finally found one she liked.

Warrior's a Cheesy-Nut came to be. It is a peanut butter and cheese treat.


Here's Warrior, the Grand Pup. His new flavor is one sure to be loved by all of your doggos as much as Grizzly and Maverick enjoyed being taste testers for...and their tails wagged and they drooled. They also like being Quality Control Supervisors!

Thank you, Tori, for being the amazing young lady you are, and for asking me to do something for your pup! I love you both very much!

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I am so very excited. After quite literally months of trying to get dog hair out of my new van, and I mean months, I found a product that had me doing the happy dance and giggling with glee in my driveway today (for those of you that know me, that says quite a lot about my level of excitement).

We always put down sheets or blankets on the floor of the van, to contain dog hair (unsuccessfully, since Grizzly and now Maverick walk around and the floor gets exposed). Dog hair is very difficult to get out of carpet on van or car floors!

Have you ever tried? I tried the shop vac, no success. I tried the vac at the car wash, no success. I tried a sticky lint roller, not only no success, but a resounding failure of epic proportions! Then I tried wrapping duct tape around my hand and mistakenly assumed that would work! HA HA HA

I even bought a grooming glove with little points on it...again, no success.

The service department with my van said use nitrile gloves. No success. I was totally at my whit's end thinking my nice black carpet in my van would permanently be coated in dog hair like super glue!

Then I went to a store, where the manager saw Grizzly with me, and mentioned having 2 labs at home that got dog hair everywhere! Which started a conversation about the van floor. And she had a fantastic idea...

Chom Chom. Yes, Chom Chom. I thought she said chomp, chomp, but she told me how to spell it, mentioned it got dog hair out of EVERYWHERE she tried to remove hair. I was a sceptic. After all these attempts, I think anyone would be!

I went onto Amazon, found it, and a video about how to use it. Looked simple, and I decided to try one last time before considering ripping carpet out of the van to remove the hair! I ordered it after watching a video about the product.

OH MY GOSH! Now I am so happy it is amazing! I got it out of the package today, knowing to be more aggressive on rolling to get the hair up, and went outside to try on the carpet!

If you want to do a happy dance yourself, get hair out with ease, empty from the back with ease, and not go crazy like I did...Get on Amazon and order yourself a Chom Chom! 

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13Jul

Maverick got a great box from Kong, after buying the Heartguard and Nexguard for him from the vet. They sent a link for him to get the box from Kong for FREE! I was very excited when the box came, (Maverick was too, since he loves his Kongs!) as I have been filling the Kong (s) and putting them into the freezer. When I went to throw the paper away, I was amazed to find recipes from them on the other side of the page! WOO HOO! (And you can see recipes we have used in a prior blog post on Enrichment...)

Then I went and looked on line and found some more recipes...so I figured you all might like to see some of them, and I figured I would share! Again, credit goes to Kong for posting them!

Candy Corn
from Caleb

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup pumpkin
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 Tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 cup mashed banana
  • KONG Classic

Spoon small amount of banana into silicone mold tray. Mix cinnamon with pumpkin and spoon small amount into silicone mold tray. Mix maple syrup with yogurt and fill the remainder of the silicone mold tray. Freeze for 1-2 hours. Stuff KONG with candy corn treats!

*Tip: Freeze each layer for about 20 minutes to prevent the layers from mixing. 

Cube Chillers
from Baker

Ingredients:

  • 12 small KONG Snacks
  • 1 sliced banana
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup water
  • KONG Classic

Place ingredients into ice cube tray and freeze until solid. Place the frozen cube into KONG Classic! 

Sweet n’ Savory
from River

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup diced apples
  • 1/2 cup died sweet potato
  • 1 tablespoon melted coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon KONG Easy Treat Liver
  • KONG Classic

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Split mixture between KONGs and seal with KONG Easy Treat Liver and freeze for greater challenge. 

Earth Day
from Barkley

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup fresh peas
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cup shredded zucchini
  • 1/2 cup brown rice
  • KONG Classic

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Split mixture between KONGs and freeze for greater challenge. 

Oakley’s Oatmeal Cookie Dough
from Chilly

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 1 chopped up banana
  • KONG Classic
  • KONG Peanut Butter Spread

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Split mixture between KONGs and freeze for greater challenge. 

Fido’s Farmhouse Feast
from Monty

Ingredients:

  • 4-5 whole carrots
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened dried cranberries
  • 1 cup apple sauce
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • KONG Classic
  • KONG Easy Treat Peanut Butter

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Split mixture between KONGs and freeze.

* This recipe will fill several KONGs depending on the size used. 

Thanksgiving Feast
from Sir Jude McLovin

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup shredded turkey
  • 1/2 Cup Canned Pumpkin
  • 1/4 Cup Dried Cranberries
  • KONG Classic
  • 1 Tablespoon KONG Peanut Butter Spread

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Split mixture between KONGs and freeze for greater challenge. 

Pup-Permint
from Tucker

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup chopped mint
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 1/2 cup diced apples
  • KONG Classic
  • KONG Peanut Butter Spread

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Split mixture between KONGs and freeze for greater challenge. 

Frosty Froyo
from Ralph

Ingredients:

  • 1 mashed banana
  • 1 handful of ground up KONG Peanut Butter Snacks
  • 1 cup of plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons of KONG Peanut Butter Easy Treat
  • KONG Classic

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Split mixture between KONGs, seal with KONG Peanut Butter Easy Treat and freeze for greater challenge. 

Summer Picnic
from Obi

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup cooked ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/2 low fat cup cream cheese
  • KONG Classic

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Split mixture between KONGs and freeze for greater challenge. 

Chicken Pot Pie
from Zoe

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 Cup Cooked Chicken
  • 1/2 Cup Mashed Potatoes
  • 1/4 Cup Frozen Peas and Carrots
  • KONG Classic

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Split mixture between KONGs and freeze for greater challenge. 

Sweet Summer Smoothie
from Sherpa

Ingredients:

  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Plain yogurt
  • KONG Peanut Butter Easy Treat

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Split mixture between KONGs and freeze for greater challenge. 

Licks & Love
from Kai

Ingredients:

  • 1 - 3 oz Cup of Honest Kitchen Love – Grain-Free Beef Dog Food
  • KONG Peanut Butter
  • KONG Classic
  • Strawberries (sliced in heart shapes)

Fill Honest Kitchen Love Cup with warm water to fill line. Stir together and wait 3 minutes. Chop 1/2 cup of strawberries into heart shapes. Put aside 1 sliced strawberry and combine strawberries with Honest Kitchen. Stuff mixture into KONG Classic. Seal with KONG Peanut Butter and place strawberry heart on top. 

Toby’s Tasty Treat
from Lacy

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 Cup Shredded Carrots
  • 1/2 Cup Shredded Zucchini
  • 1 Tablespoon KONG Peanut Butter
  • 1/2 Cup Sweet Potato
  • KONG Classic

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Split mixture between KONGs and freeze for greater challenge. 

There were a couple more recipes on the paper in the box, that weren't online...Here goes:

Spring Fever 1/2 c plain yogurt, 1/2  c kibble, 1/2 c green beans, 1/4 c chopped strawberries, Kong Classic. Mix all ingredients together. Split between Kongs and freeze for a greater challenge.

Birthday Carrot Cake 1/2 c oatmeal, 1/2 c shredded carrots, 1/2 c applesauce, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1 T cream cheese, Kong Classic. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Split between Kongs and freeze for a greater challenge.

Apple Cheddar Pupcakes 1/2 c shredded cheddar cheese, 1/2 c applesauce, 1/4 c diced apple, 1/2 c rolled oats, 2 T honey, Kong Classic. Mix all together in bowl. Split between Kongs and freeze for a greater challenge.

Please share any filling recipes that your pups love with us...we love our Kongs here at BBB!

Megan, Grizzly, and Maverick

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Grizzly loves his puzzles we bought at Chewy (in prior blog). When Maverick came to live with us, I decided to up my enrichment game.

Where do you start? How about at home? I have many cupcake tins. So here is what I did...



Put Bear Bones Bakery training treats in the cups, top with tennis balls, and let the pup find his treats.



I also used silicone baking sheets I bought, smeared with a healthy scoop of peanut butter. Both boys just LOVE peanut butter. 



Then I made a snuffle mat...for my daughter's pup, Luna. More to be made for mine. And also for Jager, and his kitty friend Joe (which will probably end up a place for him to curl up rather than hide his toys in....


They all love kongs, especially stuffed then frozen...and yes, the training treats are part of the filling.

Favorites are (starting with the kong upside down so you are filling the small hole 1st): Apples, oats, apple pie training treats, peanut butter. Apples, chicken liver, chicken training treats, peanut butter. Blueberies, chicken liver, Chedd-Ah training treats, peanut butter. 


Enrichment is good for the doggos for mental stimulation. It is also a great way to let them calm down and relax with something they love. 


Please let us know what you think about enrichment games/puzzles. And what your canine's favorite Bear Bones Bakery treats you use!


Happy tail wags to all!

Grizzly, Maverick and Chewy

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16Apr

Welcome to the Bear Bones Bakery team little Maverick! We drove down to pick him up Cabin Critters Rescue today, and he is just the sweetest, most adorable baby ever!

He will be Grizzly's trainee for Service dog, taste tester, and quality control. Grizzly is getting more comfortable, he let Maverick sleep on my left foot, while he slept on my right foot!

So once he is ready to meet and greet, you will get to meet the sweetheart!

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My mother, Grizzly's Baba, calls him Punkin. And Grizzly loves, and I mean LOVES pumpkins.

We have had a great time when October hits, with my family dogs and baking pumpkins. Okay, so it really didn't start as baking pumpkins...and there is a story behind it that must be shared.

When Tori was younger, her kindergarten had a field trip to get pumpkins, and she just couldn't wait to bring hers home. I promised we would carve it together, and she was so excited! Until, of course, her puppy Hans (our German Shepherd that picked out Grizzly after his brother Fritz went over the rainbow bridge) got his head stuck inside it so all you could see was the tips of his puppy ears.

When I called him, the pumpkin seeds and what Tori called 'slime' came out all over his face. He was busted in the act!

Tori cried her eyes out because he ate her pumpkin. 

That was the start of our family tradition, with our two German Shepherds!

HANS enjoying his Pumpkin

FRITZ with his Pumpkin

Grizzly has always gotten a pumpkin, baking one, every October. Carrying on the family tradition!


His sister, Chewy, even figured it out...she breaks out in hives from canned Pumpkin, but loves the baking ones, and has never had a reaction other than happiness!

Tori wanted to try pumpkins with her pups, Warrior and Luna, and was thrilled when we found them.

When they first gave them the pumpkins, neither dog knew what to do with them... as you can see!

Warrior was plenty happy just cuddling his pumpkin...

As was Luna, although she barked at it a good while first...Then Luna figured it out!

So another generation of Punkin Babies has learned to have fun with our October special Pumpkins!

Next month our Flavor of the Month $1.00 off full size Pumpkin, Punkin' Pie and Cranberry are ways to share the love with Bear Bones Bakery Treats. Contact Megan at megan@bearbonesbakery.biz to get your discount!

And Grizzly gives all types of Pumpkin 4 paws up!



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Note: since we got Maverick, we found a new way to help him sleep...


Talking with my daughter over Labor Day, she mentioned little Luna is not sleeping at night.

It reminded me of the first puppy I had... King.

When we brought King home, he cried at night, keeping us awake. It broke my heart. My puppy crying made me cry.

My mom put him in a playpen with blankets, but still he cried.

Then she got a wind up alarm clock, so that you could hear it ticking, put it under his blankets, and end of crying.

Having been sleeping with the other puppies with his mom dog, he heard the heart beats. It was a comfort to him.

Being in a new place, alone, must have been scary to King. Hearing the clock calmed him down and was a super easy fix.

If you have a puppy who won't sleep at night, give this a try!

Thanks mom, for teaching me this trick.

Luna, hope it helps!

Tori. I hope it helps you sleep!

Grizzly and Megan


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It is with a sad heart, and sadness for out canine friends, that we have no events coming up this year because of Covid.

Grizzly and I enjoy seeing everyone, and sharing our Bear Bones Bakery treats at events, where  you can smell the amazing flavors (pictured below: Chicken Liver, one of our new flavors).

We have new Flavor of the Month...an opportunity to get a discount on selected flavors...

We have been working hard to stock up on inventory for our events, and bring new products to them for your Canine enjoyment.

With that in mind, please contact Megan and Grizzly about inventory on hand. 

We miss seeing all of you, and hope 2021 is a much better year!

Until then, please be safe, and know we are at home still baking our love into every batch of Bear Bones Bakery Treats!

Megan and Grizzly

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You all asked for it, and here ya go!

Bacon, Bacon, a definite favorite.

 Chedd-Ah, another favorite. Combined together to form this amazing new taste: Bacon & Cheese, Please.

Your canine will drool and beg for these fantastic treats just like Grizzly.

Grizzly just LOVES being the taste tester! 

Get your Bacon & Cheese, Please treats right away, and see just how much you will be amazed at what a happy tail wagging pup you will have begging for more!

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Here at Bear Bones Bakery, we love hearing back from friends who enjoy or amazing treats.

This month, August, is a big one for us. Grizzly had his 6th birthday on the 1st of August. Of course, you know he celebrated with some of his favorite treats. Puppy Mint was on that list. For those of you who don't know the story, he ate an entire 10 lb bag of Brach's peppermints, and that was the start of Puppy Mint.

August 7th is also Megan's birthday. Yes, I took the day off, and so enjoyed all the well wishes from friends and family both. This past year has brought many changes, and the best ones have been how well received our treats have been! It brings me happiness to get such amazing feedback and to know that what I have always enjoyed doing for my personal canines is so well loved by all canines.


So with a happy heart, and much appreciation, thank you for your support. 

Happy Birthday, my Grizzly, who I love. Thank you for taking care of your mom!

Megan

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I was so happy to get a video from Ginny and Raleigh's Mom and Dad...

They won a raffle at My Furry Valentine, and I opted to ship it to them rather than try to meet up with them with all the Covid craziness. And because it took me a while, I decided to send them a box of the brand new Chicken Liver. They are the first to get this flavor, and look at the amazing happy pups!

Thank you so much! You just made my day!

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We Crossed over the rainbow bridge


Chewy

It is with great sadness that our own Chewy crossed over the rainbow bridge.

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