Thursday, November 24, 2016

November 2016 BarkBox review: Happy Thanksgiving!

Liam the pug with his turkey toy

Holidays like Thanksgiving are meant for feasting and celebration. This year, Liam the pug and Sinead the Boston terrier will be cozying up to some toys on their feast day as the humans get together with other humans. But, these little dogs will have plenty of things to keep them company, as the BarkBox came just in time!

As a reminder: I don't get compensated for these posts in any way. I write about the products in this box because I like them and I think they deliver value to dogs and their people. But, there is an affiliate link at the end of this post. If you follow it, I will get a little discount from BarkBox for my work. No pressure.

The big treat in this month's box is this sweet plush turkey from Loopies. We have quite a few Loopies toys in the menagerie, and often, we're very impressed with them. They're usually quirky, clever and tons of fun for the dogs to play with. This one misses the mark a little, however.

Liam apparently loves wing meat, and he likes to get to the stuffing of a turkey as fast as he can. So this toy looked like this after about 3 minutes of play.

Turkey dog toy with ripped off wing

Yikes! If I had bought this toy, I'd be really mad. But, BarkBox toys are different. They come with a guarantee, meaning I can get in touch with the company and get a replacement for toys that don't work for my household. I just have to send a note to the company, which I did.

The other toy in this box is much more durable, and it also has a turkey theme. It's a little drumstick from PLAY, with a handy little squeaker inside. Sinead has been working with this since I unpacked it, and she seems happy as anything to have it.

Sinead the Boston terrier with her toy

I imagine this toy will give us many weeks of fun and play. Sinead sure seems to love it.

As is the case with most BarkBox shipments, we also got many different types of treats and snacks to try. Chicken jerky strips, turkey-sausage treats and turpumpkin treats are all inside this box for the dogs to try. I'll be parceling them out very slowly over the next month or so.

Bags of dog treats

And to make those wintertime walks a little less gloomy, we also got a roll of pickup bags printed with funny sayings. If you're into scatological humor, you'll love these.

That's it for this month's shipment! If you'd like to see reviews of prior boxes, click here or here or here or here. And if you want to try your own BarkBox, use my code for a discount. And leave me a comment, so I'll know you were here!

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1 comment:

  1. We are glad to hear about the guarantee policy that BarkBox has. Liam went to town on that turkey!

    Sinead, that drumstick is cute, just like you.

    Happy Thanksgiving, dear pals!