Rogz Grinz Ball

Hey everyone! For Diego's birthday this year I got him a package of goodies from Summer's Pet Accessories. You can actually see us open the package, and Diego's initial reactions to these gifts on his birthday vlog on our YouTube channel. We got that in June for his birthday, so I thought it was about time we started to review some of the toys we got, and give our opinions now that we have used them for a month and a half.

Today's post is going to be on the Rogz Grinz Ball. For years I had seen posts, and photos of the Rogz Grinz Ball and had always wanted one. I thought it was hilarious that when you are playing fetch with your dog it would look like they were smiling, and had a full set of human teeth. I think I even remember seeing it when I had Daisy, and since she wasn't much of a ball dog, I was sad that there would be no purpose to me buying it. Then I saw the ball on Summer's Pet Accessories and knew instantly that I needed to pick one up. I also think …

Tu Meke Friend Veal Ribs

Hey guys! I have been super lucky recently to be able to try quite a few new treats with the dogs. The great thing about treats, and treat brands is that you can never have enough. I love being able to see what can be created from essentially the same ingredients - animal meat, and from that, also being able to see the differences in one type of product. Does one brand make their pieces larger, crunchier, meatier? All these little things can change how a product performs, and how Diego might enjoy it, and that is why I am always trying new brands and new products.

Today's review is going to be on the Veal Ribs by Tu Meke Friend. Tu Meke Friend is a new company that originates in New Zealand and has come about for the sheer purpose of wanting to share a bit of New Zealand with the world. New Zealand is a very special country, and is one which is heavily associated with the outdoors, a casual demeanour and farming. Within Tu Meke Friend they are wanting to emulate all this, and be a…

The NZ Natural Pet Food Co. Wild Goat Treats

Hey! It has been more than a while since I reviewed some products, or realistically, since I even posted on the blog. I have been very unmotivated for the last 6 months to a year, and I really don't have any excuse. I did notice one thing though, I started to do less product reviews. These are what I really enjoy writing, what I started the blog with, and what I think really excel at. I think this is what made me slowly feel less excited to write blog posts, and caused me to neglect my blog completely. I have decided to bring back the weekly product reviews though, starting with this awesome dog treat!

The New Zealand Natural Pet Food Co. is as the name would suggest a pet food company that has come out of New Zealand. The company was created through the desire to give pet owners a convenient and safe treat that they can trust is natural and wholesome. All their products are manufactured in small batches in New Zealand using ethical, healthy and premium ingredients. They support fa…

Top Dog Camping Product

Hey! When going down South, I didn't really have any true idea of what exactly I would need, and I definitely overpacked. When packing for Diego, I made sure to bring at least one of every type of product he owns including toys, collars, leashes, bandanas, light up collars, clothing and treats. I think for Diego, I did utilise pretty much everything, but there was one thing I had in the car that I didn't think I would use as much as I did. It became a staple in our travels, and I am not sure how Diego or I would have coped without it.

Before I tell you what the product is (although I bet you can tell from photos) let me explain the first night down South. We had been up since 4am, and travelling for most of the day including the drive to the ferry, the ferry trip, and then driving from Picton to just passed Havelock. We had explored heaps of little walks, and adventures along the way, already taken a bunch of photos and pretty much just wanted to sleep. Oh, and most importantl…

North to South Island with a Dog

Hey! Finally here comes the South Island blog posts! Just a couple of months too late! If you have no idea what I am talking about, you can read this blog post that I wrote before my trip on what my trip was all about.

My biggest worry with my South Island Road Trip was crossing the Cook Strait. It had been something that had prevented me from travelling down South prior to this trip, and caused me a lot of anxiety. I wasn't worried about myself, I was more worried about how Diego would handle the trip. He used to have quite bad separation anxiety which I slowly worked on in a home environment and has come a long way. The idea of a 3 - 3.5 hour trip where Diego had to be either in my car, or a kennel in the car area stressed me out. During the trip on the ferry, you are not allowed to visit your dog at all. There have also been reported deaths of dogs on board ships recently which made me very nervous.

With those two options for Diego, I did decide to leave Diego in my car while w…

How is it May?

Hey everyone! I cannot believe it is nearing the end of May already! I know I say this every month, of every year, but jeez, time goes so fast as an adult. I definitely have not been as consistent, or even really posted to Daisy Pets as I wanted to in 2019 and I do apologise for that. I love my community that I have grown, and love meeting and interacting with you all. That is why I want to get back into consistent posting, I want to write more, video more and really interact with you all on a new level for the rest of 2019 and beyond. With that being said, please keep me accountable for posting two blog posts and one video a week! I did ask a few months back on my Instagram what kind of content you guys liked, and really it was a mixed bag, but I did find out that not only do you guys want to read product reviews, you want more personal content as well. So here I am to update you, and then we will go forward from here!

I now live in Whanganui. That is probably the biggest life change…

Books I read while traveling

Hey! While down south travelling around, I found that I had quite a few hours in the day that I could devote to reading books. Generally this would be while waiting for water to boil, and food to cook, or in the early evening when it was too early to sleep but too late to do much else in the dark. In the second half of my trip, I actually learnt that you can download movies and shows on Netflix to watch without cell service and that put an abrupt end to my reading. However, before I learnt of this marvellous service, I managed to read four books which I thoroughly enjoyed and can now recommend to you. They are not animal related like I would usually talk about, but I figured that some of you may still enjoy them. They are all Biographies, which has been my book of choice recently.

The first one I read was New Boots in New Zealand by Gillian Orrell. This book is about Gillian coming to New Zealand to tramp the nine great hikes of New Zealand. I never really knew much about the great hi…