Saturdays with Scamp – Introduction

Scamp Maltipoo Puppy

I have a fun new mini “series” to share with all of you. I was recently contacted by Nutro, a pet food company about possibly doing a few posts about Scamp and introducing him to our home. They offered to send me some free pet food and treats, etc, and my part would be to try Scamp out on their pet food and write a few posts about him. Well, as you all probably know, I absolutely love writing about my puppy, and thought this sounded like a fun opportunity! However, I wasn’t completely convinced until I checked out their website and mentioned Nutro pet food to our vet found and out she wholeheartedly approved of their products.

The result? Saturdays with Scamp – a fun look into the adventure of bringing a new puppy into our home. I chose Saturdays so that it wouldn’t interfere with my normal food/recipe postings (and because of the alliteration!). If you’re interesting in reading puppy stories, read on. Otherwise, check back on Monday for a fun new recipe.

Scamp with Nutro

Check out all of the cool stuff Nutro sent for Scamp! Nutro really believes in the importance of good nutrition for your pets, and I’m excited to try Scamp out on their all natural puppy food! Let me tell you, getting him to pose there with all his new treats was quite the process. He definitely hasn’t learned the “stay” command yet, and you wouldn’t believe how long it took me to get this shot. It’s still a little blurry, but that’s as good as it’s going to get at this point. As it turns out, photographing puppies is a little different than photographing food.

Nutro also sent me a flip video camera to document some of Scamp’s fun daily activities. I can already tell that I’m going to be one of those annoying pet owners that constantly forces people to look at pictures and videos of my cute puppy. Thankfully I have a blog at my disposal where I can broadcast his cuteness to the world. :) Here is Scamp checking out all his new stuff. This is seriously my first ever video, and there is clearly a slight learning curve…

You probably can’t tell from the video, but Scamp immediately found the treats and started trying to dig into them. I’ve actually had multiple people (the vet, our puppy class trainer, etc) tell me that he is extremely food motivated. My kind of puppy. :)

As for logistics, we’ve started Scamp on the Nutro food and so far he seems to love it. It’s only been a few days so it’s hard to tell, but he actually seems to eat his food more quickly than he used to.  We haven’t done too much with the treats, other than let Scamp try to dig his way into the bag, but we’ll try those out this week and I’ll let you know what he thinks of them.

Scamp gets a package
Do you think Scamp knew this box was for him? :)

I hope you enjoy the puppy posts coming up in the next few weeks. As I said above, if you’re only interested in the food and recipes, just skip the Saturday posts and check back during the week. :)   Although, if you have a pet yourself, stay tuned because there will be a few giveaways coming up!

I’ve been wanting to put a little bit more of “me” into my blog and this seemed like a fun way to do just that. Adjusting to life with Scamp has been time consuming and difficult, but so fun at the same time. Mike frequently laughs at me and says “it’s pretty obvious you love that puppy.” And I do. :)

This is a sponsored post. Nutro provided me with products and promotional items and is compensating me for my time. As always, all opinions are my own.

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7 Responses to “Saturdays with Scamp – Introduction”

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    StephenC — June 25, 2011 @ 12:06 pm

    You've got me. Anything puppy related is right down my alley. Scamp is adorable. Our boy, Scooper, is an old dude now, but he'd love Scamp too.

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    StephenC — June 25, 2011 @ 1:33 pm

    Did you ever think of naming him Scampi? LOL

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    Danielle — June 26, 2011 @ 1:44 am

    Be VERY careful – there have been many, many deaths of dogs and they have been linked to Nutro dog food.

    http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news04/2009/04/nutro_foia.html

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    Leigh — June 26, 2011 @ 1:55 am

    Nutro is the only food we've ever used for our three dogs and they love it. They love the Crunchy Treats and since they are all also highly food motivated I use those a lot with training because they are healthy for them. Our dog trainer actually recommended those to us.

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    Caron — June 27, 2011 @ 1:28 am

    We fed our cat Roscoe Nutro until we figured out he is allergic to meat. But up until then, he did as well as can be expected (with such an allergy, I mean). We fed it to the other cat as well and never had any issues. I think Scamp will love it. I chose it initially due to Roscoe's sensitive system and if I could, I would still use it.

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    Eliana — June 27, 2011 @ 3:29 am

    OMG – Scamp is the cutest thing ever!!! Can't wait to read more of your Saturdays with Scamp posts.

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    Megan — June 27, 2011 @ 3:21 pm

    Scamp is adorable! I can't wait to see him dig into the treats :) My Cairn Terrier, Taffy, LOVES Nutro! We use the Ultra Holistic Small Breed Adult food, and she loves it. It's a fantastic food and is super healthy. Looking forward to seeing how Scamp likes it!

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