We live out in the middle of the woods and our nearest neighbor is six miles away, but we get to “town” often and we really love the peace and quiet and being close to nature. Unfortunately, during hunting season our meandering dirt road often looks more like an Interstate on the weekends. We don’t really mind people coming out to our neck of the woods to hunt, but we do worry about people shooting too close to the house because we have five small children who love to play in the yard.
Luckily we’ve never had a problem in the six years that we’ve been here, other than occasionally having to let people know that they’re on private property and they need to move on down the road or join a nearby hunting club. Until this year when tragedy struck and hunters killed our two beautiful Labrador Retrievers a couple of weeks ago. They were outdoor dogs who had the run of our property and loved swimming in the creek between us and a neighboring property.
We loved our dogs very much and the kids have just been devastated so we’ve been going back and forth over whether or not to get a new dog because we just couldn’t bear it if something like this happened again. Finally, we decided that we should go to our local animal shelter and get a puppy for the kids for Christmas. This time we want a smaller dog that will stay indoors and we’re very unprepared for that so we’ve been having a good time with the shopping and planning for the new dog’s arrival!
Last weekend hubby and I dropped off the kids at grandma’s house then set out to do some shopping. We had made a list of the things we would need for a new puppy then I checked the coupon database and found some awesome B1G1 free coupons for Milk-Bone® dog treats that I was able to print from their website. We stopped for dinner first at our favorite restaurant then headed over to WalMart to do some serious shopping.
We’ve always bought treats for our dogs but I’ve never really spent that much time in the pet department and I was actually pretty amazed at the selection they had available! Who knew there were so many different varieties and brands of dog treats? If the B1G1 coupon deal wasn’t great enough, some of the Milk-Bone® snacks had peelies on them good for $2 off any package of Milo’s Kitchen or Pup-Peroni so I bought three boxes with peelies, got two boxes of Milk-Bone® Healthy Essentials for free, plus I got $6 off three packages of treats! There will also be a Milk-Bone® coupon in this weekend’s newspaper. I did have a bit of a problem at checkout when they didn’t want to take my B1G1 coupons, but I simply finished checking out then carried my copy of the WalMart coupon policy over to customer service and we were able to straighten it out.
I’ll keep you informed on the new puppy and show you some pictures real soon in an upcoming post!
Disclosure – This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias, however all thoughts and opinions are completely my own. #CBias