It was wonderful because I got to try the BESTEST dog food ever.
I have a really sensitive stomach and don't do well with grains or funky ingredients (funky is a real word, I saw Mom use in in Scrabble once). The first time Mom fed me mystery dog food after she got me from rescue and then had a 4 hour drive home it was something like this in the car. (those scientists and engineers out there will get this).
Those who have read "Saving Grace - A Story of Adoption" know that story as it is in a chapter there, as adopting animals has with it as many adventures as adopting you hoomans.
She learned from that and got me on a better quality and bland dog food. But it wasn't all that tasty, Nutritious, I'm sure, but there were days I'd just pick at it.
Today she was going to see a friend and passed her favorite Pet Store in the Indianapolis area (Plainfield location) and saw something Big and Blue parked out front. Specks is just a wonderful store, with a good selection and friendly, supportive staff that always asks how they can assist Mom and always offers to carry that big bag of dog food out to the truck for her. The manager of the Plainfield location remembers his customers names and always is there with a smile, Mom says. That's service you don't see so often any more.
But today, though Mom had not planned on stopping she did, because who can resist a big blue truck with buffalo horns!
It wasn't Babe the Blue Ox, but The Blue Buffalo truck visiting Specks.
So she went back to the pet store, driving all the way across town again, just because she loves me. She got me a stuffie and a surprise.
The stuffie - OK, it's a Kong stuffie, my favorite and I'm usually very cranked about those but today not so much. I'm sulking because Dad is gone and the tasty food sample was too small.
She went back out to the truck and brought in something else. It looks sort of familiar - it smells vaguely familiar.
It's the Wonderful Food!!
She bought two bags!
So folks - take it from me, Abby the Lab - if you're ever out driving and see a big blue truck with HORNS - Stop! You'll learn stuff, get free samples AND coupons from really nice people who love sharing and caring for animals.