Chewy.com sent us a package of Orijen Regional RED Freeze-Dried Dog Food in exchange for talking about the product. Free doesn’t equal good to us though so everything we say about the product is honest and really how we feel.
I had just thawed out 5 frozen beef patties – enough to feed Chester and Gretel for 5 days – and our fridge died. Well , it didn’t really die. Instead it has been secretly sucking the life out of us in the form of a lot of electricity this past month and we just found out.
When a fridge goes wonky, things start to freeze even when you have it on the lowest setting and the motor can run 24-hours a day. We noticed our water and juices getting ice in them but not the constant hum we have been painfully aware of since getting our ginormous power bill that arrived in the mail the other day.
We called our landlord to have the fridge checked out. Apparently, the first thing to check is to make sure that the vents aren’t clogged up with dust. This involves packing all the groceries we just bought into coolers and placing them haphazardly around our kitchen to trip on.
Anyway, now I am paranoid about those thawed beef patties sitting in our cooler, slowly warming, and becoming a party house for Salmonella. Chester and Gretel were VERY happy about the whole fridge incident. Rather than throwing the meat patties out, I doubled up on the servings to get through them faster.
We were left with no raw patties and no more backup kibble. To the rescue came the Orijen Freeze-dried Dog Food patties that have been sitting around staring at me and making me feel guilty for not having reviewed them sooner.
These patties are perfect for us right now. I can continue feeding Chester and Gretel raw food during our fridge debacle because these can sit in the pantry until I rehydrate them. All I have to do is break them up into the bowl and pour a little water on them.
Honestly, they don’t soak up much of the water even if I leave them for the full 5 minutes listed on the package. They end up more like dry chunks floating in water. I figure it is fine though as long and Chester and Gretel are getting the water with them. The chunks flavor the water enough that they gladly slurp it up.
I just hope this package doesn’t run out before the fridge gets here.