This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Iams for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.
A video was circulating online testing the validity of the man’s best friend claim. Pet owners, while walking their dogs, would pretend to faint. And then record their best friend’s reactions.
And you know what? Your dog is not as loyal as you think.
Dogs did not rush to their owners sides. No whimpers were heard. No faces licked. No lifeless bodies nudged. In fact, most stopped when their owners dropped. Perplexed. A few kept on walking as if nothing happened. And more than one took it as an opportunity escape.
I fear Ernie might fall into the latter group. 😉
And I fear Ernie would be a little harder to catch now that he’s on the Iams Visible Differences plan. 🙂
Seriously, though. We’ve been feeding Ernie Iams quality dog food for just about a month now. And we truly do see visible differences.
Starting with his fur.
Not only is his coat nice and shiny, but it seems like he’s just extra soft when we pet him. At least that’s what my daughter insists. And I have to agree.
“Go ahead. Pet me. I know you want to.”
And can we talk energy?
He’s a bundle of energy now. He thinks he’s a puppy again and has been resorting to some of his old puppy ways. Things he hasn’t done in over a year. And things we had completely forgotten about. Like sneaking upstairs and stealing socks. Then racing around the dining room table with the socks in his mouth. Taunting us to chase after him.
Holds head in shame.
And then there’s the “back end” business.
I’ll spare the gory details, but will just say that picking up his business is a lot easier. And a lot less “messy” since we’ve switched his diet to Iams. Enough said.
“Really, mom? Did you have to go there?”
We’ll be doing another Ernie check-in at the two month mark. At this pace, I’m pretty sure we’ll be announcing his entry in the Westminster Dog Show …
P.S. In an ironic twist at the end of the video testing the loyalty of man’s best friend, a bird owner pretended to faint. And the bird was very concerned. It rushed to its owner’s side. It nudged its owner. It squawked in concern. It basically showed all the traits we expect to elicit from our dogs. Turns out birds are really man’s best friend. 😉
Carol Owens says
Your Ernie is a handsome fellow!!! I have two beagles and they are just wonderful dogs! I truly enjoy your blog, all of the posts about your son leaving for college hit home, my oldest did the same 5 years ago and you nailed the emotions, when reading it, I felt them all over again. Thank you!
Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces says
Ernie is a little heart stealer…
We always used Iams for the cats. But we went grain free last year so we switched brands. Old cat managed to shed a few pounds, which was a good luck
Oops I think II fell asleep while I was commenting! That was supposed to say a good thing. Does Iams have a grain free? I’m not the decision maker for pet food in our family so I’m really not up on these things…
That sounds very encouraging. If I was decision maker about what food our dog gets he’d be eating better than he is. His coat is shiny tho, really shows on black lab/border collie. He’s eating Purina Light and Healthy now and has lost some weight. He’ll be 7 next month and I was worried about his non-existent waist line.He seems to like the food pretty well, eats it right down,.
Your Ernie sure is a cutie. Reminds me much of daughter’s beagle, we’re his dog grand parents and he loves us too. We took care of him this past summer while daughter/family too oldest girl to college in CA. Didn’t want to give him back. Daughter said he moped around for few days when he went home but he does get lot more attention here. Had to keep him in front yard tho as he loved chasing our chickens.
It’s kinda funny as when we were looking for new dog we looked for a beagle but none to be had. Our daughter got theirs from a nieghbor where he was kinda neglected and had some bad habits they had to break him of. He loves to eat cat food so we had to remember to keep it up when he was in house. He was a fun house guest. Know our dog sure missed him. Not much fun for Tommy being stuck with two old farts all the time, lol.
Better get myself to bed, have lots I want to do tomorrow. Have great weekend.
I have a Basset Hound and a Dachshund. Both are eating the Purina One grain free. Both look just beautiful. The Basset Hound has lost a lot of weight since we made the move to a grain free food. She was super fat at 80 pounds. The vet and I were very worried about her. But now we believe she is on a good road to a normal weight. The Dachshund has never been fat, but that Basset is something else. She is a ‘hunter’ and will stalk birds and even got a opossum a few weeks ago. Not pretty. She likes to bring her ‘catch’ to show me. Makes me kind of ill.
Your dog is very pretty. Love those long droopy ears.