PetSafe Canada Pet Toy #Giveaway #PetSafeCanada #ad

The world has completely changed for everyone. This statement hold true even for our beloved fur-babies. If you follow us on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook, you’ve probably enjoyed all the pictures that have been shared over the years.

Disclosure: I have been compensated to share this post. The opinions on this blog are my own.

Unfortunately, the pictures don’t account for how our fur-babies are feeling, how they’re reacting to all of the changes they’re witnessing, or to the high levels of anxiety that they’re absorbing. They can sense how we’re feeling even if they don’t understand.

In order to keep our babies on the healthier side, we try to keep Josie, Jasper Jr., and Jacob as active as possible for indoor cats. How does one stimulate their animals’ minds when your own mind is in “stunned” mode? Well, at least that’s how we’ve been feeling since COVID19 started! Our good friends at PetSafe Canada gifted our three babies with two new cat toys to help keep them physically active and mentally stimulated.

At first, their reactions were a mix of confusion, curiosity, fear and excitement. I’m not certain who had more fun with they toys? The cats or us?

PetSafe® Peek-a-Bird™ Electronic Cat Toy – has two play modes: one-time play or play-all-day. Jacob absolutely has fallen in love with this one! He loves it so much that he rarely allows his siblings to play along. He’s even learned how to pull on the feathers until he can bite on them while he brings the entire toy from room to room in search of one of us to turn the toy on for him!! We’ve had many laughs with this.

PetSafe® Dancing Dot™ Laser Cat Toy – also has two play modes: one-time play or play-all-day. With this toy you can place it on a flat surface or hang it from a doorknob. No need to worry; this laser is completely safe! All three of our babies enjoy this toy. The random patterns keep them active and entertained.

Over the years, our Josie has packed on the weight because she’s a nervous one. She eats her emotions! Josie came to us already with typical signs of an anxious cat. It took us a long time to help her cut down on all of her anxious licking. We knew we were successful because all of her patches of missing fur grew back. Jasper Jr. has an issue with Josie and is always chasing after her. He must have too much energy and Josie ends up paying for it. In the end, she eats to soothe herself. Poor Jacob just sits back to watch in confusion.

It’s not easy to keep one cat on a feeding schedule; let alone all three!

PetSafe® Canada has helped us with tackling this difficulty. They graciously gifted us with a fantastic solution!

The PetSafe® Smart Feed Automatic Pet Feeder helps to control, monitor, and schedule feedings. The best part is that I can do all of it easily through their app on my Smartphone. I can schedule up to 12 feedings per day, dispensing from 1/8 cup up to as much as 4 cups per meal. That means both cats and dogs benefit from all of these feeding options.

I love the Slow Feed Setting for Josie because it dispenses meals in smaller amounts over 15 minutes. That means that she’ll no longer devour her feeding in 10 seconds or less!

It’s my belief that I benefit the most (no doubt here) because the Smart Feed Automatic Pet Feeder holds 24 cups of dry food. I can literally dump in an entire bag of dry cat food and not have to worry about the plastic seal of the bag closing properly, or the fact that the bag was torn when I first opened it, or even worrying about spilling the bags’ contents! YAY for me! Can I get a “YAY” from the pet parents who understand me?

I can schedule the times and amounts of the feedings through the app on my smartphone. After each feeding, I receive feeding alerts on my cell. These are notifications that confirm that the scheduled feeding was completed. The Smart Feed Automatic Pet Feeder will even alert me when it’s time to refill the food chamber. NICE!!

Do you know what that meant for us? We finally cleared away the dishes of dry food from the main floor and set up the PetSafe® Smart Feed Automatic Pet Feeder in the basement. It’s conveniently set up close to where we store the bags of dry cat food. We lovingly refer to it as our official Feeding Station! No more up and down the stairs for feeds! I haven’t been this giddy in a very long time.

Thank you so much PetSafe® Canada.

Here’s your chance to score your choice of PRIZE! Winner can choose either (A) Busy Buddy™ toy bundle of treat dispensing toys for the dogs and for the cats (B) Peek-a-Bird Electronic Cat Toy and the Dancing Dot Laser cat toy. The selected winner of the giveaway can let me know which of the two they would like to be sent out to them! 

To enter my Giveaway visit my Instagram page and find the respective post.  You probably should know how to find me there, but just in case, go here.

Good Luck!

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What a Wafer! #LoackerCanada #FaceOfLoacker #PureGoodness #giveaway #ad

Recently I received a package of pure goodness.  This pure goodness was unexpectedly yummy, and now I have a newfound love for a great wafer!

Disclosure: I have been compensated to share this post. The opinions on this blog are my own.

As a child, I had been given wafers to eat as a snack, and as a dessert.  However, I NEVER enjoyed them.  It didn’t matter if they were chocolate, vanilla, or strawberry because they all tasted bland and paper-like.  This is the truth and I can’t say otherwise.

You can imagine how concerned I was to have been offered to review wafers!  It was the variety of flavours that peaked my interest so I agreed to give them a try.  Am I ever happy that I did!!

I was introduced to a brand that has been in existence since 1925 … I actually had never heard of them … over the years, Loacker grew from a small regional confectioner to the globally known brand of today.  In my opinion, Loacker doesn’t just make wafers!  Oh it’s much more like premium pastry.  [Visit https://www.loacker.com/ca/en/company/about-us/ to learn more about Loacker.]

Read on to learn more.  You can be the judge and then enter my giveaway to try and get some yummy goodness into your hands as well!!!

Are you a chocolate lover?  You are in for a flavourful experience that you’ll never forget!  Loacker’s Double Chocolate wafers are IT!  Loacker covered their popular wafer classics in delicious chocolate. Underneath, there are light, crispy wafers and two layers of melting cream filling. Classic Chocolat is available in two delicious varieties. Chocolat Napolitaner is covered with the finest milk chocolate and smooth cream filling made with exquisite Italian hazelnuts, freshly roasted on-site at Loacker. Chocolat Dark Noir Fondente is enrobed with dark chocolate and a refined dark chocolate cream filling. Who can resist?  Not I.

Fancy vanilla?  Loacker’s vanilla is elevated and refined.  In fact, during product manufacturing Loacker continues to cut their vanilla pods by hand.  “The precious Planifolia Bourbon vanilla pods from Madagascar are the only type of vanilla used for the production of Loacker products. This top quality species is known for its purity without additives.”  … and with no addition of flavourings.

Loacker is dedicated to excellence:  no colourings, no preservatives, and no hydrogenated fats.

Don’t think for a moment that their flavour options end there.  No way!  There are too many flavours for me to list and describe.  Their list of flavours, combinations, and shapes can be found at https://www.loacker.com/ca/en/products/product-category/relcategory/world-of-wafers/

What I can say is, from the selection of flavours that were sent to me I found it difficult to pick a favourite.  I was stupefied to discover that I loved them all!  I will even say that I now love wafers … but only if they’re Loacker!  Total YUM!!

Celebrating Pure Goodness and Canadian Classics:

To celebrate the best ingredients nature has to offer, Loacker has created ten recipes inspired by iconic Canadian desserts and Canada’s favourite flavours. These indulgently delicious recipes are easy to prepare, so that Canadians can share a moment of pure goodness and serenity with their loved ones. 

  • Nanaimo Bars: Chocolate wafer biscuits are flaked into the crust of this quintessential west coast dish, adding even more of the flavour Canadians know and love!
  • Maple Sugar Bars: Canadian through-and-through, this recipe adds maple and a light wafer crunch to the classic tarte au sucre.
  • S’mores Brownies: Inspired by summer at the cottage, layers of marshmallow, crisp wafer biscuits and chocolate combine for this take on a nostalgic treat – no campfire necessary!

Discover Loacker Recipeshttps://www.loacker.com/ca/en/experience-loacker/recipes/

To enter my Giveaway visit my Instagram page and find the respective post.  You probably should know how to find me there, but just in case, go here.

Good Luck!

About Loacker 
Wholesome, natural goodness, the highest quality and the love for nature combined in delicious wafer and chocolate specialties – this is what Loacker has been known for since 1925. Founded by Alfons Loacker the family business grew over the last 90 years from a small, regional pastry shop in Bolzano to a world-famous brand whose products inspire in over 100 countries. Even today, all Loacker products are manufactured at the foot of the Dolomites, in Unterinn (South Tyrol) and in Heinfels (East Tyrol), the highest quality standards. The company attaches particular importance to selected, natural ingredients and produces its products without additional flavourings and preservatives.

 

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas and #Giveaway #LoveHallmarkCA #myhallmark #ad

Spring has definitely arrived! The birds are chirping, the snow has melted, and Easter has just passed us by.  Now, Mother’s Day will soon be here so I’d like to offer you some wonderful gift idea selections from Hallmark Canada, aside from their beautiful Hallmark cards!

Disclosure: I have been compensated to share this post. The opinions on this blog are my own.

There are so many ways to honour your mother and anyone that is a mother-figure in your life.  Mother’s Day is actually celebrated, around the world, on different dates and for different reasons.  North America celebrates it on the second Sunday in May.

Spring 2019 Greeting Cards

On a personal note my Mother has already passed on; however, I will honour her in a different way and on my own time.  I miss her terribly and I wish she were still here. For those of you who no longer have a Mother (for a variety of reasons) may choose to honour a Mother figure, friends’ that are Mothers, or to skip the whole celebration altogether. That’s totally acceptable!

Spring 2019

For those of you that choose to celebrate the day, here is just a small selection of:

  • gifts for mom including a beautiful frame, mug, and candle
  • the NEW Snug-a-Loves Plush that is great for little ones at Easter or even to tuck into mom’s gift!
  • NEW gift bags and coordinating tissue
  • an assortment of Mother’s Day cards including Hallmark Signature, Paper Wonder, vacuum-sealed ittybittys, and NEW kids’ interactive cards including stickers & paints!

NOTE:  all Easter themed greeting cards were already shared on my Instagram, Twitter and Facebook channels and will not be included in this post.

P.S. I have a GIVEAWAY up on my Instagram page!  Winner will be selected and contacted via my Instagram page.

Visit:   https://www.instagram.com/mybitsandbleeps/

Ok, ok, I’ll be nice and just give you the link right here.

~Lots of love, Jeannine!~