#Poochpackage, taking crazy dog lady to the next level

There are few things I like more than food but I freaking love my little Snuffle Chops. Last year I quit my job to go freelance so I could get a dog and I’m so glad I did because now I can’t imagine life without this little ball of fun and fur, Ruby.

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A conversation between myself and Emma over at Ohgoshem recently led to me trying out something different, which was a little off the topic of food and all about fun times for Ruby. We set up a parcel exchange for dogs with owners sending tailored packages through the post. You can read more about #poochpackage in my original post here and read about all the packages in Emma’s blog post.

I was matched with the lovely Anna and Beatrix from Tea with Miss Beatrix and quickly got looking for ideas and started a board of doggy treats over on Pinterest, which I’ve been adding lots of things to since. In the end I was a bit pushed for time as I was ill for a few days, so we made these banana, carob and peanut butter dog treats.I wanted to get something fun and fancy to send over too. Luckily I had a discount code for Dogandpupstore where I purchased a few edible treats, a toy and some snazzy shampoo, because all dogs, no matter how classy, seem to love to roll in things they shouldn’t during the summer months.

I had wanted to buy Bea some of her favourite dog treats but they were out of them in Waitrose when I visited, boo! Instead I bought some more practical fresh breath treats. And, what better buy for Beatrix than some actual tea? We chose this one from Woof and Brew, which is supposed to promote a healthy coat. We added some Scooby Snacks to the package too, which we bought in bulk off Amazon a while back, we call them Ruby Snacks in this house and have used them for training Ruby ever since she was a teeny tiny puppy.I popped a toy in the hamper too – a Pink Becothings Becoball in medium as Bea is a little bigger than Ruby and some Animology Fox Poo Shampoo, just in case Bea trudges through anything nasty when fetching her ball.

Because we were told Bea likes shredding paper, we wrapped everything in tissue paper and popped it into a little hamper before posting. We thought Beatrice would have fun sniffing the hamper before tucking in! Unfortunately I forgot to photograph the hamper (oops) but I was very pleased to get this lovely thank you from Anna a few days later by email:

“Just wanted to say a big thank you for Bea’s pooch package. I missed the post so collected it on Saturday and she loves it! She’s already enjoyed a bowl of tea (great idea!), decided to keep the ball in her bed, and shared some scooby snacks and the yummy homemade treats with her young collie cousin, Enzo.
We loved how you packaged it all up too, and she had a great time opening everything.”

Ruby absolutely loved opening her package from Anna and Bea, which had two toys in that quickly became favourites – a squeaky donut and a purple squeaky elephant. There were lots of doggy treats for her to snaffle too. Here she is opening the package and playing with one of her toys.

You can see some of the other parcels as they appeared on Instagram here. If you took part, please share links or photos to your efforts below and if you have any good recipes for homemade treats I should be pinning on my Pinterest board to make for Ruby, let me know. Her birthday is coming up soon, so she’s due some extra spoiling!

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