Rubiman, the amazing bichon frise

Pawsome: absolutely Pawsome

Over the past few weeks, I’ve shown you a beauty box and a lifestyle box. It’s only fair that I show you a doggie box too, isn’t it?

Wait, wait: lower your expectations here, folks, it’s NOT a box full of dogs. That really WOULD be pawsome. Er, awesome. No, this is a box full of TREATS for dogs instead, and I know at least one member of this household who thinks that’s WAY better than a box full of puppies. When the people at Pawsome asked me if Rubin would like to try one of their surprise boxes of goodies, however, I thought I better ask him first.

“Rubin,” I said, “would you like a…”

“YES!” said Rubin, immediately. “I DON’T CARE WHAT IT IS, I WANT IT AND I WANT IT NOW. WHEN CAN I HAVE IT? NOW? CAN I HAVE IT NOW?”

Well, he couldn’t have it RIGHTTHATSECOND, but the box did arrive this week, and Terry and I made the rookie mistake of allowing Rubin to open it himself.

Pawsome box

CAN I OPEN THE BOX? CAN I OPEN THE BOX? CAN I OPEN THE BOX? CAN I OPEN THE BOX?

He was very excited. I mean, he always IS excited by mail, but when he realizes it’s mail FOR HIM, his excitement knows no bounds. We had to help him a bit, on account of the whole “no opposable thumbs” thing, but as soon as the box was open, he stuck his head in and made off with his first prize: a rawhide bone, which he decided he would eat complete with the cardboard packaging:

Rubin's rawhide bone

Rubin;s rawhide bone

OMGBONE!

Well, we captured him, and unwrapped the bone, amid scenes of tremendous excitement:

BONE

LIKE A DOG WITH A BONE.

And that was basically the last time we saw him without that damn bone in his mouth for the next two days. Seriously, every time I saw him after that, he looked like this:

bichon frise

bichon frise

bichon frise

It was like he’d never seen a rawhide bone in his life… which is strange, because Rubin has seen a LOT of rawhide bones in his life, and he has eaten every last one of ’em. For some reason, though, this one seemed to become a particular obsession with him, and for that reason, it took us a bit of time to divert his attention to the other items in the box, which included a couple of squeaky/chewy toys:

squeaky dog toy

squeaky dog toy
chewy dog toy
And also a doggie toothbrush and toothpaste set. Which, naturally, he decided to eat:

brushing a dog's teeth

dog toothpaste

I think the second photo is possibly the funniest one we have of him. I’ve seriously looked at it about 50 times since it was taken, and it’s made me laugh every single time. It just SO sums up Rubin and his personality… and his habit of thinking everything is food, even things that are PATENTLY NOT FOOD. I mean, this is an animal who once ate a live spider… and that’s not the MOST disgusting thing he’s ever eaten.

He also received a dog whistle (Which will be handy for alerting Terry to the fact that I need MOAR coffee of a morning…), and a bag of healthy treats, which he loved almost as much as the rawhide bone. In fact, he tried to take the packet in his mouth WHILE HE WAS STILL CARRYING THE BONE AROUND at one point. As I said, the toothpaste photo TOTALLY sums him up.

In conclusion, I think we can safely say that Rubin thoroughly enjoyed his Pawsome box, which has provided him with hours of entertainment so far. I think Terry and I possibly appreciated it even MORE than Rubin did, though, if only for the LOLs it provided us with as we watched him enjoy it.

Looks like we’re going to need some more of those bones, huh?

Rubin

Rubin

* Pawsome boxes cost £19.99 per month, and the value of the contents is almost always more than the cost of the subscription. Rubin received a complimentary box to test: his opinions, however, are his own. Because he is a terrible actor.

COMMENTS
  • Lol

    August 30, 2014
  • Brilliant!

    August 30, 2014
  • OMG! Rubin is too cute! The photo of him eating the toothpast is amazing…
    So, Rubin is a lucky dog! See how good the box is for him!
    (My parent’s dogs doesn’t like rawhide bones…I think it’s because he’s too lazy eh eh

    August 30, 2014
  • Oh my gosh, he is SOOOOO CUTE! Those pics are the best. What kind of rawhide bone was it, if you remember? My dog also loves them, but this one must be special. Or maybe, like you said, he just enjoyed the process of getting it so much. Just like me when I get a box in the mail.

    August 30, 2014
  • Hooorey for the dog lover in my blogs list! I’m every time so happy to see dog’s pictures in blog time line ♥
    I was thinking lately to buy my pups tooth brushes and some tooth paste. Hope to find it in London.

    Hug your gorgeous fluffy dog from me ♥

    August 30, 2014
  • EagleVision1999

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    Oh, he’s very cute. I’m not normally a dog fan, but I make an exeption for him.

    August 30, 2014
  • That picture with the toothbrush – pure gold. Gave me literally the biggest grin. Ah, this makes me want a dog so much… my living situation with the working full-time and commuting 4 hours a day doesn’t really lend itself to a furry friend… one day! In the mean time I will entertain myself with pictures of other people’s adorable dogs on the internet 😉

    August 30, 2014
  • This is so adorable! My pup Ru got her first Barkbox this weekend, and while she definitely enjoyed the treats and toys, I think I was even more excited than she was, haha. I think doggie subscription boxes are such a fun idea!

    Cat
    http://oddlylovely.com

    August 31, 2014
  • Hahaha love his little face!!! Getting a pup in September, and will definitely try a puppy treat box 🙂

    August 31, 2014
  • aw so cute! great post too x

    September 2, 2014
  • Loved this post. Those bone and toothpaste pictures are epic

    September 6, 2014
  • We’ve heard some great things about Pawsome Box. Some of the treats & toys seem great!

    July 20, 2015
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