Meet Toby! The Newest Member of the Family #NudgeThemBack

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I would like to formally introduce you all to the newest member of our family, Toby. Toby came into our lives in October as an 8 week old puppy that my best friend found on her doorstep. She knew we were thinking of getting a new dog and asked if we were interested. Honestly, I wasn't interested. We knew we wanted a dog, but it would have to be the "right" dog for our family and we didn't know what that was. I told her I would watch him for a few days and if it didn't work out, I would help her try and find a home for it. Well, 6 months later, Toby is officially a member of our family. 

Our doggie history:

A few months before my husband and I got married he brought home a puppy that he found on the street. He named her Jessie and we loved her so much. She was with us during the loss of our son and provided the most comfort to us, she showed us unconditional love. When my oldest daughter was 6 months old, we lost Jessie. It was one of the most devastating times in our lives, we almost didn't understand why it hurt so much to lose her, but we knew it would be a long time before we could love another dog again. It has taken us 6 years to open up our heart to love a puppy again, and now we have Toby. 

When considering what kind of dog we wanted for our family, we knew that we wanted a puppy to grow up with my girls and be able to play with them outside. Toby is definitely an active playful puppy and keeps my girls on their toes. He loves to chase them, run along side them, and take their toys hostage and make them run for it. 

 If you are a dog owner then you know that every dog chooses his/her person as their favorite. Well Toby chose my daughter Lacey as his person. He is incredibly protective of both of my girls, but he loves Lacey. He looks to her, for her and sleeps at her feet every night.

Although in this case, Toby kind of chose us, we just hoped that he would be an adventurous dog. We needed a dog that would love to go on hikes with us, walks around the neighborhood, and go with us on our visits to the beach. My husband and I always say he's one lucky dog to fall into a family like ours. Toby isn't our pet, he is our family and we like to treat him as such. 

When planning for our family adventures, we always stop to pick up snacks for the day. While shopping at our local Walmart the other day, I picked up fruit and crackers for us and 

Nudges® Grillers and Sizzlers

 for Toby. After all, he deserves good treats too!  

The new Nudges® Grillers or Sizzlers can be found at your local Walmart, just keep an eye out for the treats that look like real food. Most of the year we BBQ outside at least once a week and I know my husband always drops a piece of meat for Toby to find. So I know Toby has good taste and I would only be able to give him the good stuff. The new Nudges® Grillers and Sizzlers have real meat as the #1 ingredient, no artificial flavors and are made in the USA. 

You can check out 

nudgethemback.com

 and 

nudgesdogtreats.com

 for more information on their products including their new Jerky Cuts value size (36oz) found at Walmart and make sure to like them on 

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Meet Toby
Posted by Cynthia Duarte on Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Now tell me, who is your four legged family member?