Enjoying Family Time with Our Dog

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Enjoying Family Time with Our Dog

Our dog, Toby, is such an important part of our family! Since I work from home, he is my day-to-day companion. While I am busy working in my office, he is busy protecting our house. Every time the mail carrier, the FedEx guy or UPS comes to the door, he makes sure to bark LOUDLY and act extremely vicious. He’s a German Shepherd and he knows that is HIS job.

Dog Food Wamer

And while it is awesome to have him for security and protection, I appreciate him even more for all the love and affection he gives us. While he can be extremely fierce protecting our house, he is such a big sweet baby! I know he wishes he was a lap dog so that he could curl right up into our laps. He always wants to be as close to us as possible. At night when we are on the couch watching TV, he is right at our feet. That is especially nice on those chilly evenings when his big furry body can warm up cold toes.

Toby Ball

And now that the weather is turning to spring, we can get back to more of our favorite times with Toby – outside!! Every day Toby and I will walk several miles together. He loves seeing what is going on in the neighborhood and taking in all the sounds and smells. I enjoy being outside too and the encouragement from Toby to get my exercise in each day.

Nudges Grillers and Sizzlers

At night, just before bed, is when my husband takes Toby out for his last walk of the day. When he comes back from that walk, Toby knows that it is treat time! He comes RUNNING through the front door and straight to the kitchen. A new treat that I just picked up at Walmart is Nudges® Grillers and Sizzlers. These treats are a bit different from others in that they are “real food-inspired” with real meat as the #1 ingredient. They have no artificial flavors of fillers, just natural ingredients.


When it comes to the weekends, we enjoy even more outside time with Toby. Whether it’s to a park for the day or on a longer overnight trip, we take Toby when we can and we all love it. Spending time with Toby makes the trip even more memorable – partly because he looks so darn cute in the vacation photos!

Toby Pehrson Lodge

Nudges® Grillers and Sizzlers and new Jerky Cuts value size (36oz) can be found at Walmart. Find out more on Facebook.

Nudges at Walmart

What is your favorite way to enjoy time with YOUR dog? Check out all the flavors at NudgesDogTreats.com and let me know which one you think your dog would love the most!

thriftyjinxy@live.com' About Chrysa

Chrysa is the founder and owner of ThriftyJinxy.com, a site dedicated to living a fabulous life on a frugal budget. Her approach is that by spending less on the boring everyday stuff, you can have more money to splurge on the things you REALLY want, whether it’s travel, fashion, electronics – you name it! Chrysa is married, has a 8-year old nephew she dotes on, as well as three lovable cats and a big sweetie of a German Shepherd.


  1. What a cute dog, it reminds me of the german shepard I had as a child. I’ll be sure to check out Nudges® Grillers and Sizzlers and new Jerky Cuts when I go shopping for our new baby.

  2. cgianas@gmail.com' Christine GW says:

    Our family had a german shepherd when I was growing up and while she was a gentle teddy bear, people were always intimidated by her. I always felt safe when she was around! Now we have a small dog and she just loves being wherever we are, especially playing in the back yard or cuddling on the couch. She would gladly gobble up any of those treats but I would probably get her the Grillers.

  3. I truly miss our dog! Thank you for sharing it with me! I can’t wait to get into a new home and get a new dog! You dog is beautiful!

  4. Love this, I’m all about spending time with out dog he is apart of the family.

  5. Your dog is so cute!! Definitely appears to be part of the family 🙂

  6. annb10@rogers.com' Ann Bacciaglia says:

    My sister has two little fur babies. I will have to share this with her. I will have to pick up some of these treats for the next time they come to visit.

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