Archive for May, 2018

Hi everyone! It’s Millie & Walter here! It’s time for this month’s Chewy.com review.

What did Chewy.com send us this month?

What’s in this bag?

This time we are reviewing a 60 count bag of Nutramax Cosequin Maximum Strength (DS) Plus MSM Soft Chews Joint Health Dog Supplement. There are other Cosequin supplements available too if this one isn’t quite right for you.

What’s in the box Walter?
Mom said it was for me this month.

Why is it just for me, Walter, you ask? Well, Millie has been on a Cosequin supplement for quite a while so when this came up for review mom and dad thought it was a good time to add a joint supplement to my diet too.

According to Chewy.com:

“Cosequin plays an important role in maintaining optimal joint function. Healthy articular (joint) cartilage is crucial to joint utility. Cosequin helps support cartilage production and protect existing cartilage from breakdown. Cosequin is the only glucosamine sulfate supplement that has been shown safe, effective, and bioavailable in peer-reviewed, published, controlled, U.S. veterinary studies.”

Some of the key benefits of these supplements are:

  • Cosequin maximum strength with MSM contains glucosamine and chondroitin for mobility, cartilage and joint support, as well as omega-3’s for a healthy skin and coat
  • Supports cartilage production and protects existing cartilage from breakdown
  • Use Cosequin to help your pet be healthy to climb stairs, rise, and jump
  • #1 veterinarian brand for joint support
  • Moist and tasty soft chews that your pup will love

Those don’t look much like medicine.

Do you think mom will let me try one even if they are for you?

Yes, even though these will mainly be for Walter (since Millie already has a different one) we both got to try a couple for this taste test.

During the first 4 to 6 weeks a dog of Walter’s size (about 50 lbs.) is supposed to have two supplements per day. After that the dose is reduced to just once per day.

I think I’m going to like having these with my meals.

Thanks for letting me try them Walter.

Even though these are supposed to be good for you they taste great too. One of the “other ingredients” listed is fish oil and they do have a bit of a fishy smell but we like that!

And now some words from our mom: “We have to be honest that we aren’t sure we will be able to see much of a difference in Walter’s movement from taking this supplement. He is a very active and, at times, very bouncy boy. He hasn’t really slowed down since the day he joined our family. We do think that since he is over 5 years old now it can’t hurt to have him add a joint supplement to his diet. Since Chewy.com offered one this month to review we felt it was a good time to start him on it.”

Millie & Walter give Nutramax Cosequin Maximum Strength (DS) Plus MSM Soft Chews Joint Health Dog Supplement 8 paws up (because that is all the paws we have) and we recommend it to all our friends.


This month we are joining Koru Bear for the Chewy.com blog hop.

Disclaimer: As #ChewyInfluencers we received one 60 count bag of Nutramax Cosequin Maximum Strength (DS) Plus MSM Soft Chews Joint Health Dog Supplement from Chewy.com to review. We did not receive any monetary compensation for this review and will receive no additional benefits for barking about the product or the company. The opinions in this review are the honest opinions of ours.


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Hi everyone! It’s Cindy here. Boy I must not have been thinking straight yesterday when I posted about our orioles at our feeder because I forgot to include the video I made to go along with it.

So without further ado here it is.

If you can’t see the video you can go here to view it.


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Hi everyone! It’s Cindy here to tell you about some of the wild bird excitement we’ve had in the past few days. On Saturday morning we saw a Baltimore Oriole feeding from our hummingbird feeder.

Male Baltimore Oriole on hummingbird feeder

In a short time we were able to see at least 3 male Orioles and one female.

Male Baltimore Oriole on hummingbird feeder while female waits her turn

One of the things Orioles like to eat from are fruits and oranges are a favorite. Since we had a supply of oranges in the fridge Charlie decided to make an orange feeder. After a little while in his workshop an orange feeder was created.

An orange feeder with room for half an orange on each side.

All it took were a few scraps of wood (that were already treated with protective coating) and a sturdy piece of wire salvaged from an old bookcase. A couple of screw eyes to hang it with and we were in business.

We put the orange feeder just a few feet away from the hummingbird feeder and within minutes the orioles were exploring it.

Sometimes there was even a waiting line in the tree above the feeder and other times there was an oriole on both sides.

In the morning when I take the dogs out for their first “business” run I now add orange feeder maintenance to the routine.

A well used orange

Needless to say the new feeder is a hit with the orioles. We think we have at least 2 males and 2 females so we are hoping they stick around all summer so we might get to see their babies too. Most summers we’ve had glimpses of orioles around our property but this is the first year we’ve ever had them come to our hummingbird feeders so we hope to see much more of them.

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