Our dog just turned 9 last November. Her entire life she was eating dog food or "junk" food from brands like Purina Beneful, or Pedigree. Unlike the previously mentioned brands, Orijen does not contain any fillers, or by-products that can cause harm to your pets internal organs. It's the Nike of Pet foods. Consider anything that you find at Petco or Petsmart- "Payless" or "Flea Market" versions. YEAH, I know. The food is "Biologically Appropriate" reflecting a dogs natural diet. Great stuff. Hearty. Healthy. Hollistic. Do I really need to convince you?
It is an expensive brand, but definitely worth it's price. When our Aussie turned 7, we discovered a specialty pet store nearby, called Wyllie Waggs. This store carries a great variety of healthy pet foods, treats, and toys. I like this store because it is easy to find other Hollistic dog foods; if we ever had to change our dog's diet. Hopefully never.
We went to Wylie Waggs concerned that our Aussie was getting tired of her food; possibly developing an allergy. We had no idea. We told the associate that we were interested in the BEST of the BEST, no second thoughts, hands down, Hollistic Dog food. She introduced us to Orijens
Learn more from this link: http://orijen.ca/about_orijen
Any way, I would NEVER think twice about switching brands. Our Aussie enjoys every meal. (After 2 years,) She DID get tired of eating it but, it does not happen often. She always finishes her bowl. Although she is an older gal, I noticed a major change in her overall health. She is much more active, and definitely a lot less lethargic. Her poop stays consistent but, you will NOT enjoy the flatulence. I kid you not. I suggest adding water to the dry food if, you need to change the consistency.
Orijen offers a sample size to help transition your dog to a new dog food. It is good for maybe, about 2-6 servings? Depending on your dogs size. This was given to us for free from the store we bought the food at. Another great thing Orijen offers is a special program to get a free bag of food. You save 11 proofs of purchase and get the 12th bag for free. We buy Adult Dog, Dry Food in the largest size Bag~$70; 5% tax included. Wylie Waggs does a great job documenting how often we restock on dog food-we return once every 3 months.
Few things I need to mention- A LOT of veterinarians are recommending the wrong dog foods/products. This is because they are getting PAID $$ to promote these brands. One reason could be the most obvious one...Vets need patients. If your dog or pet is in great shape, they won't need many visits to the Vet. You may need to reconsider looking for other Veterinarians if they are notorious for doing this.
Orijen is high in Protein. Talk to an associate to see if Orijen is an appropriate product for your lovable companion. Acana is another leading brand, similar to Orijen (actually, same company); meant for smaller dogs. You could also consider giving that a try too. Xxoo
Be very careful when you cut open the carton. 90% of the time at least ONE packet will explode before purchase (at the store.) I wish these were puncture resistant. Once you open the carton to freeze these ice pops, SURPRISE! Sticky fingers.
Another thing. The assortment is never in the same order. In my household, the orange and green colors are always last to go. So it would be much more eye-catching to see a pattern of colors, instead of the random assortment you are stuck with at the time. (I don't think everybody has a large freezer space.) Plus, pulling them apart unfrozen, and without scissors can be a disaster.
On the bright side, I will never get tired of these freezer pops! They are a sweet treat on a hot day. Too bad they are unavailable during the winter months. I can eat 3 different pops in one sitting. (= You had to have been living under a rock if you haven't tried these already. It's a pastime!
I don't have very much to say about Forever 21 leggings. They are just, OK. The black ones I have are still stretchy but they do not keep their fit. If I wear them for a few hours in the day, they will lose shape in the butt. I always have to pull them up. =P
My leggings are almost 4 years old now. I only wore them < 10 times. I treat my clothes very well and this pair in particular beaded up, like the inside of a cheap hoody. But, on the outer surface. Just to be clear, these are not the only pair of leggings that I own.
Aside from that...they are comfortable. I do not suggest wearing these in the winter. You WILL be cold. Cute for a night out. To layer. Or to wear under a big shirt, skirt, or dress. Versatile. That is really all I have to say.
Banana Republic, Gap, Piperlime, Athleta, and Old Navy are all part of the same chain. Out of these 5 stores, I shop at Old Navy the most. Walking into the store, one will discover an Infant's Dept., Girl's Dept., Women's Dept., Boy's Dept., Men's Dept., some items for your loving pets, and random items for sale (mentioned earlier) at the register.
The first time I shopped at Old Navy, is when I was in 6th grade. To this day, I enjoy shopping here for the same reasons.
1. Their colorful selection of athletic (ankle or no show) socks. 2. 2/$5 Flip-flops. (Also in a great assortment of colors.) Occasionally they are $1 on sale; depending on the season. 3. The clearance section. 4. Random "nick-nacks" at the cash wrap. 5. Fashionable clothing at a "fair" price.
However, I do not shop here often. When I do, it is primarily for reasons #1-#3. In my opinion, the store has great "basics" and at best, fashionable clothing during any season. I believe that some articles of clothing are over-priced. If I fall in love with something, I will wait for it to go on sale. If not, I won't purchase it at all. I know a few people who are loyal Old Navy shoppers. I have my own reasons why I am not one.
If you shop between seasons or sales, you are sure to find associates who are too occupied to help customers. Scratch that, there is almost always a clearance section...BUT, I never walked into an Old Navy and saw that EVERY employee was content. (That IS, a bit far I know.) I don't believe many people are happy to work here, due to the negative feedback I overheard in recent years. Anyway, I am a late night shopper and the store is 80% organized in every section, (or not at all in a few key spots lol!) It is later in the evening and the store is quite large, so I understand why. Sometimes one will not find their size. You will most definitely be greeted, but don't expect to get helpful assistance. I think this happens because, again, this company lacks dedicated employees.
I noticed that Girl's and Women's clothing are not true to fit. The sizes run large or just do not "fit" in the right areas. Keep in mind that I am skinnier than most ladies. Quality is VERY important to me. Average to Very Good quality overall. In conclusion, shop here if you have the time. Do not expect the finest customer service. And, avoid paying full retail price, unless you are totally in LOVE with it...and it is the last one in your size.