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Life is a Journey.
For our family, that journey is incomplete without two things… adventure and dogs! We’ve always been an active, no holds barred, adventurous family. While most people our age are busy with kids’ soccer games and playdates, we’re deep in the woods with our dogs, tearing it up on the trails. Our dogs are our kids. Our furry, rock scaling, adrenaline-pumping kids. They hike up mountains with us, swim across streams, scramble up boulders. They’re big and tough and would follow us to the ends of the Earth, if they weren’t already leading the way.
They give us their best and they deserve our best in return. This is why we were SO excited to partner with True Chews® Dog Treats to share a little bit of our Life’s Journey with you.
Along came little miss Roxie. This is her Life’s Journey with us…
Roxie came into our lives a little over a year ago as a 5.5 lb scared, frail little puppy that our neighbor found roaming the streets. Not exactly the dog we would have thought to add to our pack of big adventurous dogs, but if you know us, you know we aren’t the ones doing the picking.
Roxie’s finder looked for her owners to no avail, and then started looking for someone to take her in. His wife was pregnant and they couldn’t keep her, so we agreed to foster her. The minute I picked her up, she nuzzled her tiny little self into my neck. That was it. Roxie was ours, forever.
The question was, could she hang with the big dogs?
I’ve always been a big dog person, especially because of our active lifestyle. I was a little concerned about how Roxie would be able to keep up. Boy did she have a thing or two to teach me!
Once she had all of her shots, Roxie enthusiastically came on her first real hike with us and her big, veteran-hiker siblings. She took 8x as many steps as they did to go the same distance, used every muscle in her little body to jump over logs twice her height. She was a natural. It was like she’d been doing it her whole life. She did this for about a mile before she started getting tired. The poor girl went all out until she just couldn’t. Then she sat at my feet and looked up at me with those big brown eyes. “Mom, I need some help… ”
I had brought a backpack with us to carry her in if we needed to. Because of her size, we were pretty sure we’d always have to leave a little extra space in there for her, just in case. She rode in the pack, happy as a clam to be out with everyone on the trail. But, after a few hikes, her stamina picked up and she didn’t need the pack anymore.
She had turned into the perfect little adventure pup!
Now, she runs just as hard, if not harder, than the big dogs and crushes every obstacle in her way like the little champ she is. Roxie’s favorite thing in the world is hiking, especially with her hound sister Boomer. Our favorite hikes are ones with rocks to climb, trees to jump over, streams to cross. There is no adventure too big, no trail to hard for this little pup.
She is the embodiment of strength of will and determination.
One of our favorite things is meeting up with other active dog owners and checking out new trails. I shot this video on one of our recent hikes to show you this little girl in action. You can tell how much she loves running with Boomer and her friends… and how much they all love True Chews (our friends’ dogs included)!
As you can imagine, all that extra work Roxie has to put in to keep up takes a lot of energy! This is why we ALWAYS bring high-quality treats on our hikes. One of our new ABSOLUTE favorites is True Chews® Dog Treats.
Our Dogs Deserve The Best
Our dogs give us a lot… unconditional love and loyalty, companionship, constant entertainment. Mine also help me keep my sanity. Working from home can get pretty boring, so I love having hiking partners that are ready to hit the trails with me at a moment’s notice. The point is, they give us their best, and they deserve the same in return. For me, this means giving them my time and attention, taking them on adventures, and giving them only the best treats!
I love True Chews because they’re made right here in the USA with only premium, high quality ingredients. The #1 ingredient is always premium cuts of meat. No fillers, no by-products, no artificial anything. The dogs love the taste! Our friend’s dog Sutton even tried to steal the bag… LOL
Doesn’t your dog deserve the best? Don’t forget to show them how much you love and appreciate them. Take them on an adventure, go for a car ride, or play their favorite game.
Make your Life’s Journey with your dog that much more special with 100% Natural Made in the USA True Chews Dog Treats. Treat them well!
We’d love to hear about your Life’s Journey with your dog.
Leave us a comment and let us know what special things you like to to do together!
Thanks for reading,
Debbie & The Mutts
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of True Chews. The opinions and text are all mine.