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Once upon a time, prior to meeting wonderful me, my hubby had his first love. Now while I could be totally jealous of that love who happens to be blonde and petite with big, beautiful eyes, I’m not. In fact, since I’m a totally accepting person I’ve welcomed his first love into my home. Heck I’ve even invited that first love into my bed. And every, single night I look on without jealousy as my husband stares adoringly into those big, beautiful eyes at the dinner table.
OK, now that I’ve likely shocked you, pick your jaw up off the floor because I’m totally not THAT accepting. If you’re confused, don’t worry because with one look it will all make sense. You see, my hubby’s first love isn’t a person. It’s a dog. A beautiful, loving, 12 year old Cocker Spaniel who works his way into your heart with just one look and has become as important in our home as any other member of our family. Now that you know the truth I’m sure it’s easy to see why I not only welcome my husband’s first love into my home but also make sure that I treat him daily with natural Nudges® Grillers and Sizzlers!
From the start of our relationship, I knew that Max the Cocker Spaniel was going to be key in winning my husband’s heart. There was just some bond between them that at first I couldn’t understand. It was an emotional tie that instantly assured me that if the hubs was going to be in my life, Max was too. At first I was a little resistant. After all, what newly wed wants to share her man? But after those first few month of having Max lay by me while I worked, follow me around the house while I cleaned and curl up on my feet at night to keep them warm, I was smitten. Yes, I fell in love with Max not too long after I fell in love with my hubby.
So then the question became how did I show that love to Max? I knew he needed physical affection through petting and rubbing. I also knew that he needed to spend time with other dogs and socialize in his own unique, doggy way. Both of those aspects were no problem for me. I researched toys for him to play with and found dog parks for him to visit. But at the end of the day, he would still look at me with those big eyes and let me know that something was missing.
But then, I discovered the magic of treats. Max would do anything for a treat and once he spotted his treat bag, his eyes would just fill with love! The hubs was amazed when I quickly taught him how to sit, shake “paws” and even roll over. He looked on in wonder (and probably a little jealousy) as Max followed me around just oozing his unconditional love. And yes, maybe I did keep his treats secret for a while because I enjoyed the attention of being the beloved treat lady!
Over the years now, my relationship with Max hasn’t changed. He still knows that I’m the one to look to when it comes to love. Because while he will always be the first love of my hubby, he’s now become the puppy love to me. And yes, he also knows that when it comes to showing love though tasty treats, I’m the way to go!
In fact, it’s just become part of my doggy mom routine to pick up new treats for Max each time I’m at Walmart. I know exactly where the dog food aisle is and I’m even familiar with where the different types of treats set on the shelves. But on my last visit, something was out of place. Our normal Nudges® treats had moved a little and in their place was something totally new!
Inspired by Spring cookout favorites, Nudges® Grillers and Sizzlers instantly stood out! Now for me it would have been enough just seeing the grill marks through the bags because I know without a doubt how much Max LOVES grilled food. But these made in the USA treats were so much more than just grilled goodness! With real meat as the number one ingredients, they contained no artificial colors or flavors and looked like mini versions of our favorite cookout items…like steak, chicken and burgers!
Since I knew a real food inspired treat was sure to appeal to Max in a way that made him feel very loved, I picked up both the Nudges® Chicken and Steak Grillers and the Nudges® Beef and Cheese Sizzlers and headed home. The minute I walked in the door he started sniffing my bag and trying to see what treat I had brought to him that day. I grinned a little and put my new found rewards for him aside though because I knew we would be cooking out that evening and I wanted to save this amazing new treat to surprise him when he started begging for what was on the grill!
As soon as the hubby fired up the grill and placed the food on though, I excitedly broke out Max’s new treats. As he lifted his nose in the air and got a scent of something that was just for him, I saw the look in his eyes change from simple curiosity to adoration. And to show him the feeling was totally mutual, I pulled out a treat and let him have a cookout celebration of his very own.
I no longer had to tell him NO! or HOT! as he begged for the food on the grill. And after the first taste he was more than content with his natural new treat! I’ll be honest and say that I may have given him more than one of his trusted new treats. And that was totally OK with both me and him.
Because a dog this loved knows that he deserves a true treat and with Nudges® Grillers and Sizzlers it is easy to give him the treats he loves that are inspired by our own meal.
I know you love your dog as much as I do and whether he or she is your husband’s first love or your own first love, it’s never been easier to show them how much they mean to you! Simply pick up Nudges® Grillers and Sizzlers at Walmart today to make their mouth water and their love grow. Nudges® Grillers are available in Chicken and Steak Flavor and Nudges® Sizzlers are available in Beef and Cheese and Chicken Bacon Flavor. And the truth is no matter which one your dog loves the most, you’ll love that you can treat them daily with a natural dog treat that you both feel great about!
Want even more Nudges® goodness for your dog? Be sure to look for new 36 Ounce Value Sized Nudges® Jerky Cuts treat for your dog at Walmart! Then remember that the bond between a dog and his owner grows one treat at a time!
Tell me, which of the Nudges products will you use to make your dog feel loved?