This blog hasn’t seen an update on Moon for a while so I thought that it is timely that I write an entry on our furry miss in the month of July as she will be turning 10. Wow, ten years old. That’s quite a milestone. We adopted her when she was 3 years old-ish way back in 2011 (has it been that long?) and re-reading my entry on how we adopted her always puts a smile on my face.
Turning 10 officially puts her in the ‘senior dog’ category but honestly, if you’ve met Moon in real life, she’s anything but senior.
She still goes for jogs with the boy (5km or more), enjoys long walks and has a hearty appetite. However, I’ve noticed that she does sleep a lot more and goes to bed earlier. Previously, she’d sit with us when we watch late-night TV but these days, at about 8-9pm, she’d be in her bed snoozing. I guess that’s what old age does to you.
Throughout the time that she’s been with our family, Moon has been there throughout it all – those childless days, those days when we crumbled on the floor in a heap, heartbroken by our failed attempts at having a child. She was also there when we moved out of our first home and was there to welcome Elliott home from the hospital.
Till today, she is our ever-faithful dog who gets excited when we get home and jumps around like a puppy, trying to get our attention. This is also the same greedy dog that behaves like we don’t feed her and lurks around the kitchen (even though she’s not allowed in there) and lingers around us when one of us has food in our hands.
From the first day I met her, she’s been a ‘people’ dog and love being near humans. When we lounge around the house, she’d be snoozing/lying near us. As I’m typing this entry, she’s lying by my feet under the dining table. She still loves her belly rubs and would roll into an inverted position as if saying “rub my belly, woman!“. This is also the dog that hangs near us when we take her to a dog run so these days, we don’t bother anymore.
On the occassion of her 10th birthday, Kohepets offered us some shopping credits to celebrate (woohoo). Here’s what I got:
Where possible, I try and use natural products for Moon. I’m not a fan of strong, artificial-smelling shampoos that seem…unnatural. I am also conscious of the fact that dogs have a strong sense of smell so can you imagine using such strong-smelling shampoo on their coats? The previous shampoo brand that we use is no longer available in Singapore (boohoo) so I decided to try out WashBar‘s products. Originating from New Zealand, I like their philosophy of ‘keeping it simple but effective – taking ingredients already created by Nature and blending them in a way that works best for pets.’
2. Petsafe Drinkwell Fountain Premium Activated Carbon Filters (3-Pack) – $18 | product link
Moon’s ‘water bowl’ is the Petsafe Drinkwell Platinum Fountain that was given to me by my mum. She actually bought it for her dog, Domo, but silly Domo is afraid of it (!) so Moon got to benefit. Hehe. I love that she gets to lap ‘moving water’ instead of water that remains stagnant in a bowl. However, silly me did not realise that you have to change the carbon filter that is crucial in keeping the water tasting clean and fresh. Oops.
3. Outward Hound Hands Free Hipster – $37.50 | product link
I was quite excited when I saw this. As mentioned above, the boy takes Moon running or for long walks. All this time, he’s been using her usual leash. Decided that this product may come in useful for their outings. I love that it has 3 zippered pockets (for money, mobile phone, training snacks, etc) and a mesh water bottle holder. It also comes with a 5-foot leash so the boy can go hands-free when running with Moon.
He tested it recently and had this to say:
The wife gifted us with a jogging pouch with attached dog leash for hands-free running. My initial thoughts? It is so chunky and heavy (very cushiony). I took the pouch out on the day I couldn’t find my usual one and it is surprisingly comfortable with 3 separate compartments for lots of storage.
The usual initial drag from Moon was absorbed by the waist and she pretty much followed my pace steadily soon after. It does not hinder my stride nor momentum. Now I just need to figure out how to dry it faster so that I can use it again!
Kohepets delivers in 2 working days and since I placed my order on a Thursday afternoon, the delivery would be on a Monday. Delivery is also free for orders $60 and above.
Did you know that Kohepets carry one of the widest product ranges online? 6,000 and counting! They also carry premium pet food brands like Wellness, Merrick, K9 Natural & The Honest Kitchen, popular accessory brands like FuzzYard (one of my favourites as well) and Red Dingo, and niche brands like Fromm and Newflands. I also love that they stock snacks from our go-to bakery, The Barkery.
Also, if you’re a new customer, you can get $8 off your first order by using the discount code ‘KOHE8’ at checkout. Happy shopping!
Note: miss ene received shopping credits in return for this sponsored post. All views and opinions expressed are her own.