Mirya’s BarkBox Review! With Video!

MIRYA BARKBOX

 

It has been forever since I’ve done a BarkBox review, but I felt like it was time to sit down and write one up. This BarkBox post is going to be a little different than the others because I have 3 boxes to share with you. See, I told you it was a loooooong time! I felt like it was important to show you all the items Mirya got in her boxes just in case you’re were debating on getting a BarkBox for your little ball of fluff.  That way you can see 3 boxes and decide if you feel like BarkBox is worth the money. BarkBox is a monthly subscription box for dogs that you can get in monthly, 3 months, 6 months, or yearly durations. Also, depending on the size of dog you’re buying for, they have different BarkBoxes geared for that size of dog. That is a good thing because, imagine a chihuahua playing with the size of a toy meant for a great dane or vice versa?!? When I first signed up for BarkBox is was during Cyber Monday and there was a really good deal going on, so I went with a 3 month subscription. I forgot to cancel my subscription box so Mirya got another 3 boxes. Mirya’s last Barkbox will be in May.

FEBRUARY

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When I first opened this box, I was a little disappointed with the toy options. Although, Mirya loves the white surrogate human (or so that is what they call it) a lot! Her and Maddie fight over it all the time! It has a nice little squeaker in it. This toy has gotten a lot of love and is holding up really well. The other toy, not as lucky. Mirya chewed that up that same day and I had to throw it away. I felt like that is a beginner toy for a puppy, not for a dog, like Mirya that enjoys chewing. Mirya really enjoyed the Superior Farms treats a lot, but Maddie would have nothing to do with them. She did not like the smell of them. Mirya was just happy to have a treat. They were shaped as a heart, and I think I would repurchase them for Mirya. Each BarkBox comes with a chew stick from the Barkworthies brand. They are more natural than most chew sticks. Mirya loves loves loves these! I have to take it away after awhile because she would chew it up all in one sitting. The last item is the cheese puff treats and both Mirya and Maddie loved them. All in all, this box was good, but could have been better.

MARCH

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Once again, some interesting toys. This months toys were horrible. Mirya pretty much chewed them up right away and they did not last longer than a couple days. She got the toy chewed up so that I could see the insides and it had this stringy material inside. The egg lasted longer than the bacon. If I remember right, the bacon sort of had a bacon type smell. Well, then no wonder she chewed it up so fast! I really liked the treats included this month. Mirya loves the organic baked biscuits. I have yet to open the other treats. Once again, this box comes with a chew by Barkworthies, a favorite of Miryas. Overall, this box was a disappointment because the toys fell apart so fast! I doubt that Mirya is the only dog that loves to chew!?! Come on BarkBox, send out better toys!

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This month’s box is a little different, because I know that my blog readers love Mirya! I thought it would be fun to do a video! Bare with me, I don’t do videos ever, so I am not used to speaking with a camera or filming for that matter.

I hope that you enjoyed this post! Comment down below what you thought of Mirya and her BarkBoxes! We love hearing from you!

Xoxo… Mirya & her human Brittany

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Day 24: Watch Mirya, my Shiba Inu, Grow!

I haven’t done a post in a loooooooooooooooooooooooong time with updated pictures of Mirya! I know that a lot of my followers love seeing Mirya! I have posted some of these photos on Instagram and my Facebook page. Mirya will be 10 months old May 7th! Craziness! It is crazy how much she has grown. She has either doubled in size or tripled in size! One of the two! She is a lot of fun and has quite the personality! I always feel weird taking selfies of myself for makeup posts so I always like to include Mirya! I have quite the collection! 🙂

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Comment and let me know what you think of all the lovely photos of Mirya!

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Day 23: My Essie Nail Polish Collection

Day 22: Lush Charity Pot Lotion Review

Day 21: What I would buy if I had $500-$1000 to spend on beauty products…

Day 20: Happy Easter and The Beauty Scenario Tag

Day 19: April 2014 Ipsy Glam Bag

Day 18: Easter Goodies!

Day 17: My Niece Does my Makeup

Day 16: Wizard of Oz Collection by Julep

Day 15: Kat Von D Esperanza Palette Review

Day 14: Soap & Glory Endless Glove

Day 13: My Top 10 Youtube Beauty Gurus

Day 12: The Spring Tag

Day 11: Beauty Box 5

Day 10: Discuss with Me #3

Day 9: Fortune Cookie Soap Spring Box

Day 8: No 3 month No-Buy

Day 7: My Weekend & an Ulta Sale

Day 6: Tag 10 Beauty Mistakes I Used to Make

Day 5: Only One Tag

Day 4: GIVEAWAY

Day 3: Miranda’s Tangerine Natural Lip Balm

Day 2: March Favorites

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Watch Mirya Grow!!!

So here is another, “Watch Mirya Grow” post! I haven’t posted a post with just photos of Mirya in awhile! I may have actually posted some of these photos in other posts, but I need to post them again in order to see Mirya grow!

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Enjoying some zzzzz

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“Light Go Away!” Hiding under the blanket!

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Trying to get a selfie with my pup!

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Kissing my adorable little Mirya!

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MIrya and I by the tree again!

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Some more time zzzzzzzzz

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Isn’t she adorable!?!

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Resting!

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Almost zzzzzzzz

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A car ride!

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Treat!!! Please!!

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Such cute facial expressions!

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Stealing Molly’s toy!

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Have I been caught?

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I was photo happy during Christmas!

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Mirya says, “Really? Another Photo?”

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Yup! This time with Molly!

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Sporting my sweatshirt during the cold Minnesota days!

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Mirya hates it!

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Mirya resting!

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Such a hard life!

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Mirya didn’t want Christmas to leave!!!

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❤ Toys!

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Taking Mirya to the vet! She is not a happy pup in this photo!

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Lazy no makeup day with Mirya

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Mirya and my parents dog Maddie trying to play with the same toy.

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Our latest picture together!

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Another picture together!

 

That concludes this post! Make sure to check out her BarkBox reviews if you haven’t already!!!

Xoxo

Brittany & Mirya

Mirya’s 2nd BarkBox Review!!!!

I was surprised how early I got this month’s BarkBox, but I was happy to receive it as early as I did. Last month I got it a few days before Christmas. Mirya my Shiba Inu was excited too as you will find out if you keep reading this post! If you don’t know what BarkBox is, I suggest you check out my introductory post. You can find it here.

Mirya and her BarkBox

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Poor Molly Kitty is jealous and wishes she had a box of her own. I did tweet BarkBox and said they should start a, “MeowBox.” They tweeted back and and sent me a photo of a cat in an empty BarkBox and said Empty BarkBox + Kitty = MeowBox. I thought that it was super cute that they tweeted me back. Molly does love her empty boxes!

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Something smells good in here….

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Mirya getting excited!!!

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There is something good smelling in this corner….

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I must get it….

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ITEM #1 BARKWORTHIES

“Made with 100% beef, Barkworthies bully sticks are a BarkBox subscriber favorite. Pups find them both-lasting and delicious! No chemical or preservatives are used, making them a clear winner over other chews like rawhide.”   (Description from the card included in the box) You can find more information on the company Barkworthies  by clicking here. The link for the product itself will be below when I talk about pricing. 

The item that had Mirya’s nose sniffing away…

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Mirya checking out the bully stick…

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I think I will steal this….

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…and run under the table…

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…they can’t take it away from me here….muhahaha…

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Mirya’s review: Loved it!

A Human’s Review: Made her have really bad gas! Or maybe it was my boyfriend..lol Jk! No she did have really bad gas that night after I gave it to her. I only let her have it for a little bit so there is a lot left.  I was weary about giving this to her, because I haven’t ever given her one. She has only had puppy food and treats. I guess she has had a taste of the human food world too. My boyfriend introduced her to string cheese and now she begs when we have human food! Naughty boyfriend!

ITEM #2 NOOTIE NO GRAINERS

“A chewy, delectable treat! Yumzies are grain, wheat, corn, and soy free, and an absolute favorite of BarkBox Hugo, the happy Great Dane. The soft texture is perfect for pups with sensitive teeth. we dare your dogs to resist a sniff, let alone eating the entire bag!”  (Description from the card included in the box) You can find more information on the company Nootie at their website by clicking here. The link for the product itself will be below when I talk about pricing.

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Mirya’s Rewiew: Loved them! One wasn’t enough!

A Human’s Review: Love that they’re grain free, made in the USA, and healthy. Mirya ate them right up. They’re perfect for a quick small treat. They’re also great for training purposes because they can be broken easily into parts.

ITEM #3 SIMPLY FIDO MONKEY TOY

“Made with organic cotton, AZO-free dyes, and a lot of love for puppies and Mother Nature, Oscar the stuffing-free monkey from Simple Fido is perfect for our lil canines. The crinkle material is sure to delight them during play, but we wouldn’t be surprised if they fell asleep on Oscar’s belly during naptime.” (Description from the card included in the box) You can find more information on the company Simply Fido by clicking here. The link for the product itself will be below when I talk about pricing. 

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Mirya’s Review: Chomp chomp chomp! It makes a fun sound! Toss toy! Pick back up Crinkle…crinkle..crinkle!

A Human’s Review: Mirya loves the sound of this toy. It is nice because it is high quality and organic. She loves it!!

ITEM #4 LEAP CHEW TOY

“Shaped like a wishbone with corners for chewing, ridges for teeth-cleaning, and pockets for stuffing with treats and peanut butter, the Wishy is perfect for teething pups. Dishwasher safe, bacteria resistant, and food-grade materials.” (Description from the card included in the box) You can find more information on the company Leap Pet by clicking here. The link for the product itself will be below when I talk about pricing. Just kidding!!! I looked everywhere online for this brand. You think that on their website they would say where they can be bought. Nope! Looked on their Facebook page and Twitter page and nothing. They haven’t even tweeted anything. Why have a Twitter page then? Or really a Facebook page for that matter because that one wasn’t very updated either. I also checked Petco and Petsmart and couldn’t find it. Also, every time I tried to Google it, Leap Frog came up instead.

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Mirya’s Review: Good for my love of chewing!

A Human’s Review: All those ridges are good for her love of chewing! If I see her wanting to chew on something I will go find this toy for her. It is very durable and should last for a long time.

ITEM #5 SAFEMADE BOWL

“Made with the same child-friendly, food-grade silicone as their line of toys, we love its versatility: freezer, dishwasher, and oven safe! We recommend leaving a bowl of water in the freezer overnight before an outing at the park for maximum coolness.” (Description from the card included in the box) You can find more information on the company Safemade by clicking here. The link for the product itself will be below when I talk about pricing. 

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Mirya’s Review: Can I chew on it? *Goes and sips water from her regular water bowl.

A Human’s Review: A nice product to include, but not that exciting. I travel a lot with my dog. My dog sometimes stays with my parents, although I usually just bring both dishes. But, the idea with the park is a really good idea. I just have to wait for it to get warm. Not sure why I would need to put it in the oven. Maybe if I was making, “puppy food bake?” Well I just was looking on their site and they have a section for recipes. How about, “Penny’s Peanut Butter & Carrot cake?” Mirya would sure love that!

Prices…Was the BarkBox worth it?

  • Leap Chew Toy (It doesn’t look like the company sells the product on the site.) I also can’t find a place that does sell it. So I am estimating the price until they respond to my email. I would say this product is $10.99. (Dog toys are expensive!)
  • Safemade Bowl $4.99 (They also have larger sizes, but this one is the smallest.)

Totals!

Without the unknown price item: $32.12

With my estimated price included: $43.11

Was it worth it?

Yes, for paying $14 per box due to Cyber Monday deals I think that it was a great deal. I wish that they had better pricing like that regularly. Overall, Mirya was quite happy with her BarkBox this month. I have one more month left, then I will decide if I want to subscribe again. Comment and let me know what you thought of this post! Also I want to see other posts so comment down below if you have a review of a BarkBox that you want me to check out!

Xoxo

Brittany & Mirya

Watch Mirya Grow!!! Minnesota Winter is coming!

I woke up this morning and had to go dig out my boots from storage because Winter is on it’s way! It started snowing late last night so I knew there would probably be snow on the ground when I woke up to take Mirya out. This is Mirya’s with her first “actual” snow fall. It did snow a few weeks ago, but it didn’t amount to anything. Also I was thinking that I might start a separate blog for my pets Mirya and Molly. I was thinking of calling it, “The Mirya & Molly Shenanigans” or “The Mirya & Molly Files.” I would just do updated pictures and posts. Comment down below and let me know what you think.

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That concludes the photos. Comment down below and let me know what kind of weather you have where you live? Minnesota is known for it’s looooong winters! I feel like it was just Winter, but that is because it was snowing during the end of April and maybe even May of this year.  A good thing about Minnesota and it’s changing of seasons is no weird poisonous bugs or snakes!  I will take long winter over that any day!

Watch Mirya Grow: my Shiba Inu!

Mirya turned 4 months on November 7th. I just wanted to post some updated pictures of her.

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Mirya and Molly on Halloween! Yes, I am one of those people that dress their pets up. Mirya was going to be a pumpkin before she was Snow White so I decided to try the costume on Molly.

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Wow dogs have really long tongues.

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Mirya loves her bed!

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Trying to get a picture with both Mirya and Molly. It didn’t work out too well!

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Once Molly jumped down I decided to take a picture with just Mirya.

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Mirya relaxing on a blanket. Such a hard life!

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Getting in some zzzzzzzzz

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Just relaxing by her bed. Crazy how much she has grown!

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Another picture of Mirya and I.

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Catching up on some more zzzzz.

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Just a picture from 10/8/13 (the day I got her) just to show how much she has grown!

So far Mirya knows how to sit. We’re working on the command, “stay” right now which she isn’t a fan of. She wants that treat right away!!! Anyway I hope that you enjoyed my photos of Mirya and Molly! I hope you all have a wonderful day!!!!! I will also link my 2 previous posts on Mirya down below. 

Xoxoxo

Brittany, Mirya, & Molly

Watch Mirya Grow: my Shiba Inu!

Today is 10/29/13, meaning that I have had my little furball for exactly 3 weeks!  She has quite the personality! I may be biased but I think she is adorable! Going to different places and talking about the breed Shiba Inus I was surprised at how a lot of people haven’t even heard of them. They’re very common in Japan and are becoming more popular in the United States.  Ever since Nintendog days I have always wanted a Shiba Inu. There is just something about them and their cute ears and their adorable tails that had me intrigued.  Like I said Mirya has only been with me for 3 weeks, yet she already has a big place in my heart and she is part of my family. By the way her name is pronounced “Meere-aah.” I hope that you enjoy my photos!

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Mirya and her bed, although I think she thinks the whole house is her bed.

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Mirya and one of her favorite toys. No stuffing, just 2 different sounding squeakers which she loves!

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I always try to get a perfect picture with my adorable puppy!

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Mirya and her Micky Mouse toy. Yes, Petsmart was having a Halloween sale. I couldn’t help myself!

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Yes, Mirya may be super spoiled at only having her for 3 weeks but puppies love chewing and I need her to have toys everywhere so she doesn’t decide to chew on my woodwork instead.

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Mirya stretching!

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I felt bad because it was already 30 degrees and she would shiver outside. She wasn’t a big fan of the sweatshirt in this photo.

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I feel like this is a really good photo and that is captures the image of Shiba Inus really well!

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Just a Fall Evening!

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Giving Mirya her first bath!

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Mirya attempting to get out!

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Yes, I may be one of those crazy people who dress up their pets. But, I couldn’t help myself and I entered her into the Petco costume contest as Snow White.

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Another picture of her as Snow White

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Mirya really enjoyed licking the apple. I think she was upset I wouldn’t let her actually eat it!

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Mirya wondering what that white stuff is. Well she is in for a treat with the upcoming Minnesota Winter.

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Mirya and her harness which she wasn’t a fan of.

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Mirya was going to be a pumpkin before I got the Snow White costume.

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She wasn’t a fan of it at all, but I wanted to enter her into pet costume contests.

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Mirya loves to sleep.

If you have ever heard of the movie, “Hachi: A Dog’s Tale” with Richard Gere then I recommend seeing this movie. It is based on an Akita which is a larger version of a Shiba Inu. This dog was very famous in Japan and was very loyal. I’m not going to give you more information than that because I want you to go watch the movie, but I will link the trailer down below.

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A picture of my own personal copy of the DVD

Here is a video of the trailer.

I will also link my first post on Mirya on when I first got her under the “Related articles” section.

Here are some videos of Mirya that I have posted onto Youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xm-yx-D2wpI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TddUE18memM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nslZpPOIVJ0

I hope that you enjoyed these photos and videos of my sweet little Mirya and comment down below if you have ever heard of Shiba Inus, what you know about them, and what kind of pet do you have!