I never knew something called Himalayan Dog Chews existed until my wonderful best friend Kim gave one to Tucker. I was hesitant at first – my parents golden retrievers always just have regular bones or Greenies and I wasn’t sure how Tucker would do with these.
Well….these chews are Tucker’s favorites and while he doesn’t get them every day (he wishes), he will get them when we do stuff like take him to wineries, take him out to lunch or dinner, or times where we need to distract him. From their website, they are 100% natural, no preservatives, no additives. They look a little bit like garlic bread when chewed on for hours, but Tucker gives them 4 paws up. If I let him, Tucker would gobble these up in a day, but as he is a big chewer, I monitor him and take them away after a certain time. Not that there’s anything wrong with giving him the whole thing mind you, but that’s just what I do.
We have Kim to thank for introducing us to these treats and for so much more. I hope you are all as lucky to have someone like Kim in your life. She is Tucker’s “God Mother” and without her I am not sure I would have survived the first 7 months of Tucker’s puppyhood thus far. She is a Mom as well to the lovely Oscar, Tucker’s very good friend. Oscar is a precocious adorable pug who has a tendency to get into a little mischief and who thinks he’s bigger than he really is.
Do you know those moms of children who spend all day talking about their kids? Well, that’s pretty much what Kim and I do with our puppies when we aren’t talking about the latest celeb gossip. Kim has shown us all of the products we must have, what vet to go to, what’s normal vs. what is not, when to freak out, when not to freak out, and has loved Tucker unconditionally. A day doesn’t go by where we are not texting a photo of our pups, trading stories (Tucker did this, Oscar did that). We’ve laughed and cried over our dogs and their antics. Just about the only thing we disagree on and I wouldn’t even say it’s a disagreement but more of a fashion choice is Oscar tends to favor the bow ties where Tucker is more of a bandanna dude.
So here’s to friendship and Himalayan Dog Chews…may you have someone and something just as wonderful in your dog’s life!