Visiting Jones Natural Chews
Today is the second part of the road trip I took when visiting Jones Natural Chews headquarters for the first time. We’re celebrating our fifth blogaversary for Jones, so I’m revisiting the very first blog posts from five years back. We’re also giving some lucky dog their very own treats, if you’ll just click here and read!
Day two of our road trip, Fred, Bessie and myself, saw us driving straight up through the state of Illinois. I wanted to photograph the fields of corn – that’s a lie. Illinois is not a pretty state, and the corn fields are not appealing. So let’s skip to the good stuff. My friend, Wendy, is a dog sitter. I know! And look at the beauty she was caring for the day I arrived:
Isn’t she a gorgeous pup? I threw the slobber covered tennis ball for awhile in the 100 degree heat, while Cora ran and fetched. Then we moved indoors to play a game of tug:
She’s a large, feisty dog. I fell in love. Maybe I’ll get a part-time job dog sitting. Can you imagine?
Staying With Strangers
That evening I stayed with Wendy, whom I’ve only known on Facebook for a few months, and her lovely family. Yes, I intentionally asked a stranger to let me stay the night with her and her family. What fun is a road trip if there’s not adventure and uncertainty? Her family is owned by a couple of GORGEOUS Maine Coon cats. That’ll be my next cat, btw.
We spent the rest of the evening at the duck pond, luring wild ducks with stale bread. Jimmy will be so jealous.
Fred and Bessie even got a little time with the darling daughter.
My only real regret is that my box of Jones Natural Chews treats hadn’t arrived in time for my trip and we didn’t have any for Cora.(C’est la vie!)
As you can imagine, two days and fifteen hours on a road trip, as well as strange beds, is beginning to take it’s toll. But tomorrow? We’ll visit Jones Natural Chews in person! Meet Rocky the JNC mascot!
Looks like I’m still doing road trips the same way five years later. Just this May I drove to South Carolina for BlogPaws and stopped for the night to stay with a couple I didn’t know. Turns out they’re my new best friends. You just don’t know these things until you do them.
And you just don’t know if you’ll win all natural, all US grown and made dog treats until you enter contests, do you? So you’re going to do that right now. We have two giveaways running at the moment. The first one, the easy one, is our Bully n Bacon giveaway. You’ll just click this sentence, leave a comment on the new post, then click the box and click I Commented. There are other things you can do and click. I hope that you do them, for your sake. It only increases your chances of winning.
Then you’ll want to enter our second giveaway, the once celebrating five years of blogging for Jones Natural Chews! That giveaway is for winner’s choice of THREE treats! Your dog will smile for sure. This is the sentence to click, and you’ll do the exact same thing that you did for the above giveaway. Do it now. I’ll smile. 🙂
Thanks for joining me in my trip down memory lane!
Spreading the good chews …