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Monday, July 7, 2014

CHILI UPDATE + a Purina One Challenge

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If you have been a follower of this blog for awhile, then you will know that at the end of summer last year we got a puppy. A little boy, who we named Chili. My daughter had always wanted a dog of her own, so we surprised her right before school started with her very own pup. Yeah I thought about letting her pick it out but when a friend of mine said he had some pups available, I knew the element of surprise with my daughter, was the way to go!

A girl and her dog. BESTest buds!  . . . Chili's 1st day and now.


Of course we fell in love with him and his little personality. He is just the sweetest little boy, is very playful and energetic but has a stubborn side as well. We weren't sure what we were going to get from him since his momma is a MaltiPoo and his papa is a Chihuahua . . .  which equates to a MaltiPoochi named Chili!

He does have the feistiness of his papa and always, and I mean ALWAYS has to have the last word. It is quite humorous. If one of us correct him or tell him to stop barking, he has to let out the last grunt as if to say, "I hear ya but I'm gonna do this MY way." He is such a little stinker! 


Chili loves his car rides and making faces!



Chili is definitely a sweetie pie and loves to cuddle with his momma. (YAY!) He loves his comfy beds around the house and taking naps when he gets a chance. He can be very mello when he wants to be and oh so chill the rest of the time.



Chili chillin'


Our dog definitely fits in well with out family due to the fact that he loves a good laugh and is such a riot! I swear he knows when it's time to be crazy as he always finds a way to get in on the fun. If we are laughing, it gets him all fired up and he barks or starts running around in one of his daily "puppy rushes" - it is hysterical!


So which look is better on me? Hip or nerdy?




Chili recently turned ONE and we celebrated with party hats, gifts and ice cream! But as you can see, he refused to wear the party hat but LOVED his gifts and of course some puppy ice cream! (a.k.a. Frosty Paws)

Chili turns ONE . . . such a BIG milestone!


Ever since we brought him home, we have fed him nothing but the best dog food . . . only food with none of that "junk" in it along with only organic dog treats and no table scraps! This is honestly the FIRST dog I have had that I have done this with. Usually I just get whatever and call it a day. But Chili has been different. Maybe it's because he's technically my daughter's dog and I want to give him the BEST, just like I do for her. Which is why when it comes to feeding Chili, we had not been able to find anything that he realllllly loved. Sure we were feeding him some top notch food but he never got excited about it when it was time to eat. He was just eating to eat. 

So when I heard about the Purina One 28 day challenge for dogs, it got my attention and I researched their food to make sure I "approved" of feeding it to our beloved Chili. It did, and we decided to give it a try to see what Chili thought of it. I had heard, from some of my friends, of their results with their dogs and was excited to see if the same things would happen with him. 

Off to the store we went (with Chili in tow) to get us some Purina One SmartBlend. One of Chili's favorite places to go is to the pet store and his vet is in the same building so he knows he always gets a new toy when he goes so he doesn't fear the vet. On this trip he was quite happy with the fact that we were strictly shopping and not paying the vet a visit. Can't you tell from that BIG 'OL happy grin on his face?! ;) Or maybe, just maybe he was super excited to try some new food . . . we'll see.


I am loving this!



We are happy to report that Chili LOVED the food. He gets so excited to eat and starts jumping up and down when we ask him if he wants to eat. At first, he picked out all of the soft meat pieces and left the rice until last but hey, nothing wrong with that! He likes it all and enjoys it so much. We did notice his energy level increased significantly and we didn't think that was possible as he is already a pup but he is very much in tune with his energy levels. We have a routine of playing, fetch and walks every day and it helps him to have a schedule so he can look forward to these things as well.

Chili loves being outside and going for walks



I also think that he has gotten a LOT smarter because the tricks he can do now and the things he is learning are incredible! He loves learning new tricks and playing games with us on family game nights. ;)




Chili slams his paw down during a game of poker & barks "hit me!" & waiting his turn in a round of Bubble Talk




We also noticed how SOFT his fur was getting. It was amazing! We give him weekly baths (which he loves the pampering) and I have taken it upon myself to keep him trimmed with haircuts as needed and his fur is just so so so SOFT! I wasn't expecting that and love the fact that we are benefiting from it! I also noticed that he doesn't scratch as much so it is nice to offer him some relief from possible dry skin issues.



Chili loves to be pampered and his nickname is "princess" since he loves it so





The girl and her dog. The BEST gift I could have ever given to her! He loves her right back and she now has a best friend for as long as he is supposed to be here with our family and that IS the best gift a mother can give her child . . . the gift of happiness. Or at least any way we can try to make them happy.


best of friends




The girl loves this dog so much, she thinks he needs to sit at the table for everything with us. He is quite the "princess" eating his favorite food isn't he?





Just kidding . . . he enjoys his Purina One just like all the other pups out there, at his own little place setting in the kitchen!






If you are interested in having your pup try the Purina One 28 day challenge, then why not head over to their website and sign up for the challenge and get your own $3 off coupon towards a bag of Purina One dog food. Trust me, your dog will LOVE you for it. ;) Mine did. Just look at what it did to MY dog. ;)





Join me in following Purina One on Facebook, Purina One on Twitter and on Instagram to be informed with all the latest news and fun facts! I did, because in my HONEST opinion, I am going to keep feeding our dog Chili this food as he loves it and I can see the many benefits from it! So I want to stay in the know with Purina One!

Looking forward to seeing you again! Chili thanks you for stopping by! :)


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24 comments:

  1. What a cutie!!! I think he should always wear the flag sunglasses. Have it be his trademark. :)

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    1. right? He is sooooo trainable & rocked those glasses! I'm gonna have to see what else I can train him to wear! ;)

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  2. Cutie! Little dogs aren't normally my thing, but he's absolutely adorable!!

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  3. Cutest dog ever! It's amazing what good food can do.

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    1. You are correct - he has done amazing & loves it. Oh and I think he's the cutest dog ever too! ;)

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  4. Oh my gosh, he's so cute! Glad to hear that he's found a food that he enjoys.

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    1. thanks so much Cheryl - he is a cutie! And a stinker. ;)

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  5. SOO CUTE. Lots of great pics of the Chilsters!

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    1. LOL the Chilsters - you crack me up girl! Thanks for the love! =)

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    1. isn't he? He cracks me up and is such a good dog. =)

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  7. Oh my goodness. He is SO SO SO darling. I love him.

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  8. He is adorable! I can't get enough of my little guy, Dodger. Dodger has so much in common with Chili. :)

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    1. thanks Melissa - we are so excited to finally have a puppy - it's been awhile & I love it again!

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  9. I'm a major dog lover and LOVE that this post is all about your pup. So awesome!

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    1. thanks - sometimes it HAS to be all about the pups right!? ;)

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  10. What a sweet baby dog! Loving this post! Xo

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    1. ahhh why thanks so much Jennifer, he really is such a sweet boy - we hit the jackpot with this one! ;)

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  11. We don't have a dog, but your little guy is adorable! My kids would go nuts for him!

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    1. thanks Chris, anytime you & the kids wanna come over & play with Chili, just let me know! We'd love to have you! ;)

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