Monday, December 31, 2012

2013 Challenge

Up until about two years ago, we always had at least one yearly challenge that we set.  We've had a rough two years and haven't really done that.  2012 has ended on a rough note as well, but we feel like we want to set another challenge.

Our 2013 challenge is that we are not going to eat at the same restaurant twice.  If you know us, you know that we love to eat out.  In fact, it is pretty much our only vice.  The problem is that we live in a small town, with limited options and when we do go into Austin, we find ourselves going to the same places over and over again.  Here are the rules:

1.)  We cannot eat at the same restaurant twice.
2.)  If the restaurant is a franchise, we can only eat at one restaurant in the franchise for the entire year.  For example, if we go to the Taco Bell in town, we cannot eat at another Taco Bell in a different city.
3.)  Ice cream visits do not apply.  There are a limited supply of ice cream restaurants so we can visit the same places for ice cream treats.
4.) If we go out to eat with friends or family, we can eat at a restaurant we've already eaten at if the other party chooses the restaurant.
5.) If we do go on a vacation, we will try to adhere to the rules, unless there are no other options available.

We are excited about the challenge and looking forward to the new restaurants we will be able to visit.  Does anyone else set challenges?

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Eukanuba BzzReview

I joined the Bzz Campaign for Eukanuba with 3D Dentadefense awhile ago, but due to my torn muscle, I haven't really felt like writing a review until now.  As a BzzAgent and part of this BzzCampaign for Eukanuba 3D Dentadefense, I was given a coupon for a free bag of Eukenuba 3D Dentadefense dog food.  The approximate value of the 17 pound bag of dog food was $32.

Here's how the Bzz Campaign described the food: "Recommended by vets, Eukanuba with 3D DentaDefense™ keeps your dog in top condition from tooth to tail. Ensure your canine's canines are healthy — feed your pup the only leading brand that provides complete nutrition and superior tartar protection in every adult and senior diet."

We initially started feeding this food to our oldest dog.  She has pretty bad teeth, although ironically, they are pretty good for a dog her age (13.5) and breed (greyhound).  She started eating it and seemed to like it but then started having some health problems and quit eating the food.  I do not think it was the food that made her stop eating it, but her health problems.  She was on the food for about two or three weeks before she stopped eating it, and I did not notice any improvement in the tartar on her teeth.

We have given the food to our other dogs as little treats, but not on a constant basis because of dietary restrictions.  They all, except our oldest dog, seem to really enjoy the flavor of the food and always seem excited to receive little bits as training reinforcements.

I wish I could tell you more and give you a better idea of the great potential benefits of Eukanuba with 3D Dentadefense.  I do think it sounds like a viable chance of improving the tartar of your dog's teeth.  The food is pretty pricey, but very well could be worth it.  If you decide to have your dog try it, I would love to hear if the food helps eliminate some of your dog's tartar.

As a side note, it was really cool of Eukanuba to include a little black light with the Bzzkit.  Did you know that when you shine a black light on your dog's teeth, the light will color the tartar pink?  It works on humans as well...Pretty cool!