Momma Told Me: In Pursuit Of- A Wild Day Out With Nora The Morkie #NaturalBalance

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In Pursuit Of- A Wild Day Out With Nora The Morkie #NaturalBalance

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Momma Told Me: It's in their blood.

As far as dog parents go, you know Jay and I are pretty relaxed-

We're 'that' family, with the toddler running around in just a diaper, with marker on their face because 'Hey, kids will be kids.' And Nora, well, she's one big small active kid. We simply cannot take her out in public around humans without people telling us how cute our 'puppy' (she's 3 1/2) is, and that the 'hyper phase' will grow out of her as she 'matures.' Yea, that remains to be seen. And on the topic of obedience training- that's a forbidden phrase in our home.
New #NaturalBalance #WildPursuit offers a high protein, grain free, selection of quality foods for cats and dogs, inspired by their ancestral diet. (ad)
Whenever we visit 'grandpa's' house I always hear about how Nora is too hyper and how we should 'train her' to be calm around humans. Like any proper parent I defend my child's actions; kisses and backflips are completely normal for 'my child' and if she wants to show enthusiasm for every single person she meets, even 5 minutes after she just met them, I am all for it. It's that kind of spunk that makes our little rocket dog who she is.
Living in Southern California we've shared the nearby local beach as one of our 'local haunts'- Nora simply loves to people watch on the pier. After all, it takes a special kind of resistance to walk by that face! But it's not just the beach that excites her- She knows, from the second her harness is put on that she's in for a wild ride. Oh yes- and then there's the 'riding' part, who doesn't love to stick their head out the window at 60MPH?
As magical as the beach is, sometimes Mom and Dad don't want to deal with the fuss of people, so Nora gets to visit an equally magical place- the local park and creek. It is full of ducks (and a few seagulls too!) At first Nora was terrified of the birds, that were almost the size of her, but she's really warmed up over the years and now considers them part of the scenery. Of course every now and then they come a little too far off the shore and it's time for a dog to put those pesky birds back in their place!
Mostly Nora just likes being Nora, though, and runs back and forth 'arffing' like a maniac to anyone who will listen. I think these birds have seen more than a dog or two, judging by how calm they are at this display. None-the-less, I'm sure they're thankful when I take out the old squeaky tennis ball and toss it back and forth as a distraction for the ravenous playful dog invading their territory. Personally, I'm just thankful Nora doesn't try to go for a swim!
New #NaturalBalance #WildPursuit offers a high protein, grain free, selection of quality foods for cats and dogs, inspired by their ancestral diet. (ad)
Don't think just because we let our child run around naked in desperate need of a hair cut, licking strangers that we don't have strict rules for topics that matter; such as safety and nutrition. Admittedly I sometimes pay more attention to what we feed out pets, then what I eat myself. Nora has a known 'issue' with over-hydration the vet has deemed 'in her head' so our manic little dog needs to have her food and water highly regulated. If given the chance she'll drink until she's sick! When our vet suggested a high protein, grain free, diet for Nora, I was surprised to learn that such a change could help her maintain energy while actually eating less- therefor, cutting down on her body's natural water consumption.
New #NaturalBalance #WildPursuit offers a high protein, grain free, selection of quality foods for cats and dogs, inspired by their ancestral diet. (ad)New #NaturalBalance #WildPursuit offers a high protein, grain free, selection of quality foods for cats and dogs, inspired by their ancestral diet. (ad)
We've been feeding the cat and dog Natural Balance® treats for several years now for their range of health supportive treats in a variety of game inspired selections. Making the switch to Natural Balance® Wild Pursuit Lamb, Chicken Meal, and Guinea Fowl formula dry food was a logical next step in our high protein diet program. Wild Pursuit is a brand new Natural Balance® range of grain free, high protein foods and treats specifically designed to engage your cat or dog's ancestral cravings. Nora has been eating a high protein diet for over a year now and the impact has been measurable- but I am especially excited to be upgrading her food with this new Wild Pursuit line. Learn more about where to find this range of quality pet food near you!
Each of the Wild Pursuit by Natural Balance® cat and dog food ranges contain a balance of 3 protein sources, from tuna and lamb to guinea fowl, and satisfies Nora's natural ancestral diet. It makes perfect sense, since she is such a 'wildling' herself! How do we know that Wild Pursuit satisfies so much, while helping to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle? Just look at those kisses Nora slaps on her dad after a wild day out! Silly dog, it's your mother that buys and pours the food! Do you think your cat or dog has major spunk and personality like Nora? Check out the Natural Balance® Natural Characters hub to share you pet, and their super star status, with the rest of the world!  Do you currently feed your dog a high protein, grain free, diet?

What Daughter Says: While every dog is entirely unique in personality and character, canine ancestors naturally enjoyed an ancestral diet high in protein and free of grains.



24 comments:

  1. Your dog is so cute. I want a little cute dog like that.

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  2. Nora is a great looking dog! This sounds like a great dog food choice for her.

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  3. I will need to look into dog food over the next few months. I want to get the right food for us when we get another dog. Nora is SO cute! I miss those doggy licks!

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  4. OMG, the cuteness is almost overwhelming me! My mom has had nothing but Maltese for years. I've got to send her this so she can see Nora!

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  5. Oh my goodness she is so cute, she does look like a puppy still! I need to look into this my older dogs need a better quality dog food than what I currently use.

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  6. My dogs are almost 8 years old and still as hyper as ever, especially our girl. She runs around the house and backyard like she's Flash.

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  7. What an adorable dog! I'm always looking for the best food for my pets. This dog food sounds like it would be a great choice for those with dogs. I have 2 cats, so no dogs here.

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    1. Kat, the Wild Pursuit line actually has cat food, so you can look into feeding your cats this as well!

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  8. Loved your post. Our min pin also loves to duck chase and in fact I did a blogpost about his shennanigans not too long ago.

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  9. What an adorable dog!! This sounds like a great dog food for any pet!

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  10. SO precious! I have been searching for more grain-free dog foods so I am glad I came across your post. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Oh my goodness, I just love Nora. She is so sweet... ha! She looks like she was having a blast

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  12. This looks like a great dog food. I will have to share this with my friends with pets. This looks like a great place to take your dog to play.

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  13. Nora is so adorable. Both of our dogs love Wild Pursuit. That is the main food we feed them.

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  14. Aww, your dog is so cute. Looks like my brother-in-laws dog. I only have kitties. But I will pass this on to him!

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  15. I have been hearing so much more about Grain free but not understanding why that's important. So being grain free cuts down on her bodies water consumption? SO interesting. PS> I love seeing Nora going about her day.

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    1. Hi Shelley,

      For Nora, it helps her consume less water (though she still has an issue with being obsessed with water.) For most dogs, going grain free simply nurtures the ancestral diet that most canine's would have out in the wild. It's natural to eat a high protein diet, not 'grains.' There are also dogs with grain allergies (think of this like humans with gluten allergies,) who have trouble digesting grains all together.

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  16. I love these shots - our dogs were our kids before having real, live babies. We fed them the best then and we do our best to give them the best now and continue with their special diets!

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  17. What a cute dog! She seems like so much fun to play with!

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  18. Nora is absolutely adorable! Her little face is just too cute.

    For a self professed wild child I am very impressed that she will just watch the ducks when she is off leash! It would have been Duck for dinner or at least they would have tried. It would have been one wild game of "Hunt" the bird that is for sure.

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  19. It is so important to make sure that your dog is getting feed properly! This sounds like a great brand!

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  20. Great pictures. Your pup looks really loved and seems to love you too! It is great you are feeding her good food!

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  21. It sounds like the perfect dinner for your little ball of energy. She seems so sweet!

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  22. What a sweet baby! Love his little face, and this food sounds like a good match for your fur baby!

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