I went for a nice dog walk the other day at lunchtime, whilst Mrs Zoo Keeper was out with friends. Coco and I were having fun, throwing and fetching a stick (I’m not sure which one of us is the retriever) and I thought I’d take a couple of pictures on my phone to send on and show what a good time we were having:
Holidog have been streaming a torrent of direct marketing towards me since I registered with the site a couple of years ago just to get a feel for the service. These emails continue sometimes daily despite me having never used the site either as a pet sitter, or for pet sitting services. However, when they sent out an offer to try their happy box last month, I thought it was worth a go. Unfortunately, rather than happiness, this box has ended only in disappointment, frustration, and what will consequently become the end of what could have been a beautiful relationship.
We received the happy box 5 days ago, and our big brown bubbly Labrador showed a mild degree of disinterest; she liked the snacks, but has blatantly ignored the scented rubbery toy. I had actually responded to the offer of a ‘fox in a box’, but this was not what we received, and since I have had no communication from Holidog at all about when the box would arrive, or what to expect, it was a surprise for all of us. I was not at all certain that this particular ‘treat’ was worth £29 a month. But I did consider purchasing a one-off box maybe every few months, around Christmas, time for instance, Easter, and Birthdays.
Nice and bright little unit, great for dark nights.
Inside the Amazon box, this item was was sealed in a branded plastic packet – definitely no waste packaging here. It had the batteries pre-installed, and it was prevented from powering on and wasting power by a clip between the two screw halves.
The perfect, healthy treat!
Owning a chocolate labrador like Coco means treats are a requirement. Everywhere.
If we go out, Coco gets one of these sticks. 100 sticks lasts a good while – maybe not quite three months, but well, she’s a lab! They’re not full of fat or colourings or other nasties – they’re just plain old, healthy, desirable rawhide.
So the other day was the Spring equinox. Depending on how you look at it, today is either the 3rd or the 4th day of Spring. Last year at this time, we were closing in on 19 or 20 Celsius. Today, it’s below freezing and I’m seeing snow drifts deeper than anything I’ve seen for the past thirty odd years, since I was a child.