This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Castor & Pollux. As always, all opinions are my own.
One thing I really love about living in the South is the gloriously long fall weather we get to enjoy. Even in December, we had some absolutely beautiful weekends. (Although I jinxed it when I wrote this – it’s now FREEZING). Before the cold snap, I took advantage of the pretty weather by getting outside with Maizey as much as possible. I wanted to take her on a special weekend trip in between all my trips, but I didn’t want to drive too far, so we headed over to Old Salem, about 10 minutes from my place. I love taking Maizey to new places, even if they aren’t far from home, just so she can smell all the new things. She also really loves car rides. And I love how she sits in the car. So it’s a win win really.
Since I switched Maizey to ORGANIX dog food a few months ago, I’ve been paying close attention to make sure she’s tolerating it okay. So far, she’s doing great! Her energy levels are great, which is super important to me, especially as she ages. (She turned 8 in October.)
ORGANIX doesn’t contain corn, soy, or wheat, common fillers in many dog foods. The first ingredient in every ORGANIX recipe is always chicken, turkey, salmon or lamb, and I like knowing that she’s eating real food. And, maybe this is super weird/gross to comment on, but if you’re a dog mom you’ll understand: her bowel movements are super regular since I switched her – better than I’ve ever seen (frequency and quality). She has a bit of a finicky stomach and has always been a finicky eater, so it makes me really happy to see that her gut is happy with the change too. Dogs and humans both like a happy gut!
Anyway, we had such a fun time together in Old Salem. It’s a gem in our city, and I love walking over there when I want to feel like I’m escaping reality for a bit. The history and architecture is gorgeous. And Maizey loves it over there too.
I wore running clothes so we could do a little run/walk action on our field trip. She can’t run distances anymore (she used to run 6-8 miles with me!), but I know she loves running so I try to sprinkle it into our walks when I’m dressed for it. When we were off the main road, we did a little running, and she gets the happiest face when she’s running. She looks up at me every few steps, like, “Mom! Do you see this? I’m running!” It’s so dang cute. I also love how she struts down the street when she’s walking between our running bouts or the determination she gets when climbing stairs.
I love Maizey so dang much and I always worry that she’s not happy or that I’m not a good enough dog mom (I’m sure you other dog moms can relate), so I love taking her on special outings since I know they make her so happy and really don’t take much effort. Plus, they’re always good for my soul too. (And I have to remind myself that she’s actually really spoiled and has a great life, even without special field trips!)
Feeding her healthy food that keeps her healthy (and regular! Ha!) gives me peace of mom as an overprotective dog mom too. And I’ve loving ORGANIX for her.
Where to find it
You can find ORGANIX online, at PetSmart, Petco, and at natural grocery stores, like Whole Foods. I’ve seen it at some specialty pet stores in Winston-Salem, so check your go-to place for your pet shopping. To locate a store in your area, visit the Organix® site. If you want to save yourself a trip to the store, you can visit the brand’s shop online search menu.