I entered a giveaway at bouffe e bambini, for Southern Inspired Treats, billed as organic, all natural dog treats with a southern flair. Well, I won! A whole pound of them. I chose the peanut butter cookies for Meg and received them a few days ago. They came packaged in a pretty gift box tied with a brown satin ribbon.
(If you have any dogs or dog owners for which you need gifts, trust me, these are the way to go.)
In the box, and apparently every box that leaves Peyton's kitchen in Jacksonville, FL, was also a real cotton boll!
I have no idea why or how, but I knew what cotton grew like, though I'd never seen a boll in person. Eric, on the other hand, not only had never seen one but had no idea how cotton grew, so it was especially fun to receive. It's now residing in my craft room/office, just 'cause it's so cool.
I haven't eaten any of the treats, though apparently I could without harm, since they're all made with organic, human-grade ingredients. I do have to tell you, they smell amazing. Every time I go anywhere near the box, which we've got hidden on top of the fridge, Meg goes crazy for them, so I can't get an actual photo. I've therefore stolen the product photo from SIT's Etsy shop.
If it's possible, they actually look better in person. And in the end, the most important thing is that Meg inhales them and then cleans the floor - or couch - where any crumbs might be lurking. I have a feeling I might not be able to purchase snacks from any other source for her anymore. I've found her favorites, at age 13. And really? I trust the shop. These treats, after all, were created because of a diabetic dog who deserved treats that wouldn't harm him. So they've got no sugars, preservatives, or allergens.
Hey, I'm trying to eat healthier, why shouldn't the pup join me? And she's happy.
As the winner, she's been featured on their blog too!