Meet Penny {Cloud Star Review & Giveaway}

This giveaway is now closed. The winner was lucky number 8 – Jenni! Congratulations and thank you to all who entered.

Penny is a 9 year old Jack-a-bee which means she is 1/2 jack russell and 1/2 beagle.

On May 1, 2012 Bryan and I adopted Penny from a local shelter called The Potters League here in Portsmouth, RI. We had lived here for two years and would always say “one day we’ll stop in  to look around”, but never did. Well we finally made it in, with no intentions of coming home with a pet (isn’t that how it always is?), we were looking for a hedgehog (someday we still hope to have one). We looked at their website first and it said that all they had were puppies and all were adopted, so we figured we were safe.  We went in, filled out the paperwork to have them call us if they happen to get a hedgehog in and then asked if we could just look around. The told us about the lay out of the shelter so we headed off to the dog area. Almost all of the stalls had puppies in them, cute as they were they were adopted and we had no intentions of adopting anything, especially a puppy. We made our way to the last little stall and there she was, quite as can be. It was love at first sight.

Let me back up a little bit and give you a little back story…I am not a dog person! Pretty much anyone who knows me well will agree to that statement. However, when I first went to Bryan’s house I learned he had a dog…a bit one, but she was amazing. I fell in love with her and we had the pleasure of having her as our house guest two years ago a few months. In April of this year she had to be put down, which was so heart breaking. I felt so bad for Bryan, and his family. Bryan started looking at dogs online and I said, maybe one day when we have a house we can get a dog. But I had some rules – I wanted small…but not one that would fit in a purse. So I attempted to describe my ideal dog. When we say Penny for the first time, I said she is it…she is the perfect size!! She was everything that I had described to him the night before.

After acknowledging to each other that we both really liked her, we asked to take her on a walk. We had her outside for about a half hour, played with her, took a few pictures, and realized that she had no interested in other dogs, was pretty quite, and very well-behaved. She was my kind of dog. Soooo we asked to put a hold on her, made a few phone calls, and picked her up two days later.

She is a complete cuddle bug, loves to be outside, is terrified of loud noises, and a little skittish at times (we think she may have been abused a bit). Penny is amazing and I can’t imagine not having her around. She gets so excited to see us when we walk in the door, even if we were only gone for five minutes. She is also an incredibly picky eater!! No lie we tried to give her the food from the shelter, but that was a no go, so we found a great food that she loves and it just so happens to be gluten-free. She also is extremely picky about her treats…she will take a milk bone from you and leave it on her pillow for two or three days and then eat it. We weren’t sure if we would ever get her to like treats until Cloud Star came along. She goes crazy, and I mean crazy for these treats. They have a great line of gluten-free treats and when I opened the bag for the first time she was chasing me around to get a treat. I tried to hid the bag from her but she went search for it. She had never done this before so we were completely surprised.

Check out Cloud Star’s website for more information about this great company and the people who run it!

I’m a huge fan of these treats because one she loves them, and two they are gluten-free which means they are safe for me to handle and give to her. The lovely people over at Cloud Star have offered a giveaway to one of my readers. For your chance to win just read below how to enter!

Cloud Star Giveaway:

One winner will win either a Prize Pack for a Dog: Two boxes of the oven baked Grain Free Buddy Biscuits dog treats and two bags of the soft & chewy variety, a Wag More Bark Less magnet or a Prize Pack for a Cat: (1) each of the three cat treat varieties.

1) Leave a comment below saying which prize pack you hope to win (mandatory)

2) Like Cloud Star on Facebook

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6) Share this giveaway on twitter (must include @Creatively_GF), Facebook, or Pinterest – be sure to link back to this page and mention Creative Cooking Gluten Free in the post.

This winner will be chosen by and will have 48 hours to respond by e-mail with their mailing information, if a the chosen winner does not respond in the allotted time, a new winner will be chosen.You must leave a separate comment for each entry. Giveaway is open to all who are residing in the contiguous United States.

Giveaway ends at 11:59 pm on Wednesday October 31st.