There we all were, gathered around the dinner table. Mom and Dad were eating; Zim and I were snoozing until it was time for our dinner. The doorbell rang and Mom made the big announcement: "Dave, the UPS man just brought you a package!"
|"Really?!!? For me? It's not my birthday or anything..."|
How exciting! We have a special friend named Lori who works at Hill's -- and it was from her! She always keeps us filled in on all the latest news from Hill's and so when I tried the new Ideal Balance treats they make and just LOVED them, we sent her an email and let her know! The first time I tried one, I ran into the living room with it, tossed the treat around, then pounced on it like a puppy! I was so excited! Mom says that anything that makes a 14.5 year-old puppy do that is ACES in her book! (She should taste them, then she'd understand!)
Anyway ... guess what was in the box?!? Check it out!
|"Thank you, Lori! And thank you Hill's!"|
A BUNCH of the new Ideal Balance treats!!! We appreciate this so very much! Thank you, thank you!
Oh! And really - Lori knows that Zim is on a restricted diet and can't deviate from that at all. (The first time we heard from her was after she read a post about Zim's Stinky Goodness treats!) She did send ear scratchies and hugs to him (❤) and asked Mom to give him some of the homemade Stinky Goodness treats!
|"Really? She was thinking about me, too?!?"|
Mom reminded Zim the same people make his special prescription food and that Lori knows how much he likes his treats.
|"Oh, YEAH! That is SO cool! Thanks for thinking about me, Lori!"|
I didn't show me getting a treat yet, did I? Let's do something about that!
|"A Veggie Chip?!? Those are my favorites!"|
I'm willing to do just about anything for these - and Mom knows that. I thought you weren't supposed to teach a senior pup new tricks (or something like that....), but ... well ... for a Veggie Chip ...
|"Wait for the ''OK''. Wait for the 'OK'. Wait for ..."|
For the record, Mom found that way more amusing than I did. But it was worth it! Here's my favorite part of the act:
|"Crunch! Crunch! Crunch!"|
I must be a magician ...
... I made it disappear! Ha wooooo!
To Lori and all the Hill's people - thank you SO much for the wonderful treats! I appreciate them very much (and I hope you don't mind, but I'll be sharing with some friends of mine!), Zim appreciates the Stinky Goodness treats, and all of us are so thankful for your friendship, Lori!
PS: Note from our mom: As with previous posts about Zim's Stinky Goodness Jerky Treats and Zim's Frozen Treats, any derogatory comments aimed at Hill's will be deleted. Such comments would be neither helpful nor relevant to this blog post. Thank you for understanding.
The treats were sent as a gift with no expectation of "free advertising" on the Ao4 Digest. This is strictly our way of saying "thank you" and to let our readers know how much Dave enjoys these new snacks!