Today I have two fun things to share with you.
First, y'all know I am an animal lover and you've seen my two pups, Charlie and Dylan throughout my blog. I had grown up with dogs and my Dad even worked for the Humane Society back in the day.
So when I first moved out in college I knew I wanted a dog of my own. I adopted Charlie a few months later and he's been my sweet boy ever since! Dylan was a rescue that was given to me a couple years later when I moved to South Florida. He got along so well with Charlie it was a match made in puppy Heaven and I just couldn't say no!
:EXCITING NEWS: I am thrilled to share with you that I have teamed up with Purina® Pro Plan®
to promote their Leash On 30 Day Challenge with MapMyFitness.com.
Here are my two happy, full of energy pups, Charlie (a beagle) and Dylan (a cocker spaniel) :
They go on two long walks a day since we live in a duplex type community. We also let them out to play in the open backyard and try to take them on car rides and to the dog park at least once a week. Now that it's finally starting to cool down I can walk them longer and I like to take them to the nature trail and golf course for a change in scenery this time of year. I am excited to participate in the Leash On 30 Day Challenge and log all the activities I do with my dogs! You should join too!
I created my profile a few days ago and I am truly enjoying this interactive site that really encourages me to get outside (in this lovely Fall weather, I might add), get active, and to bring my pups along!
Signing up takes just a moment. Check it out here: http://www.mapmyfitness.com/purinaproplan/#/home
Attention all dog owners: Once you are registered now it's time to sign up for the 30 Day Leash On Challenge. Simply log your weekly exercises with your dog, whether it's a leisurely walk or heart pumping run, and if you log in 30 days in a row you are entered to win a year's supply of
Purina® Pro Plan® Dog Food! Check it out here:
Sign up today and you will automatically be entered to win fun prizes!
Here's what Purina® Pro Plan® has to say :
Exercising is more fun when your dog comes along. So grab the leash, watch him jump for joy, and head out for a walk or run. Do it 30 days in a row to get your chance at a year's supply of Purina® Pro Plan® Dog Food. You can also win daily rewards, and qualify for additional prizes for reaching milestones along the way!
The challenge starts 9/30 and ends 11/13
For more information on Purina® Pro Plan® products please visit: http://www.proplan.com/dog-food-products/
Cheesy Pup-kin Homemade Dog Treats
Secondly, I had to share a homemade dog treat recipe with y'all today since we were talking about my pups! My boys love treats and even though their active I have to cut down on the unhealthy snacks. So I came up with these dog treats using pumpkin (since I always have tons of cans of pumpkin around my house this time of year!). Even better: Natural pumpkin is great for canine digestion and most dogs love the taste! I made these treats on the large side and baked them until they are crunchy. Customize them to your dogs liking. Bake for 5 minutes less for more soft, chewy treats and roll the dough into small balls instead of using a scoop for small bite size treats.
Makes 20-40 dog treats
- 1/2 cup canned pumpkin puree
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1/2 cup shredded or diced Cheddar cheese
- 1/4 cup water
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix all ingredients together in a bowl and lightly knead dough with hands.
- Use a large spoon or small ice cream scoop and make 20 balls on a parchment lined baking sheet.
- Use a fork to flatten and press down.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden and lightly crunchy.
These dog treats are easy and tasty (for your pups!) with only a few ingredients.
Mix all ingredients together then knead lightly with your hands.
Scoop with a small ice cream scoop or spoon onto a parchment lined baking sheet.
Makes 20 balls spaced on baking sheet.
Flatten each ball with a fork.
Bake for 20 -25 minutes until golden and crispy.
Tasty, crunchy, and homemade in 20 minutes!
What dog wouldn't like these Pup-kin treats?!
Gone in 10 seconds! I think Dylan liked them!
Purina® ProPlan® has partnered with MapMyFitness and created the Purina® ProPlan® Fitness Group Page to get pet owner’s more active with their dogs. Check out the Fitness Group page here and start getting active with your dog today!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Purina® ProPlan® .
The opinions and text are all mine.