Sunday, September 20, 2009

Shorty's Gourmet Treats Giveaway

We all know chocolate is a big no no for dogs, but did you know that xylitol, which is commonly found in sugarless products is also fatal? The xylitol makes the dogs blood sugar levels drop and if it gets low enough the dog will start having seizures. Xylitol can also cause liver damage. If you have a dog under 20 pounds, 2 pieces of sugar free gum could be fatal. So be careful if you have any in your purse that you keep it out of their reach. If you suspect your dog has gotten in to any sugar free products containing xylitol, take them to the vet immediately. It only takes 30 minutes to an hour for their blood sugar to start dropping.

Well, now on to some yummy natural treats that won't drop your pups blood pressure. I found Shorty's Gourmet Treats on Etsy and they look amazing! We haven't gotten to try any just yet, but they are on the way and I'll be sure to let you know once the doggies get a taste.

Shorty's Gourmet Treats are handmade with ALL natural organic ingredients. There is no salt, corn, sugar, artificial colors or flavors, byproducts or preservatives in any of the treats! Shorty's Gourmet also carries a variety of vegan and hypoallergenic treats. Every item is made to order and are vacuum sealed for freshness.

What I love about the site is the variety of treats Shorty's Gourmet makes. You can get the every day cookies or special baked goods like cupcakes and donuts. Here is a glimpse of some of their goodies:They look yummy enough for me to eat! Shorty's Gourmet Treats uses organic carob -an all natural alternative to chocolate which is entirely safe and edible by dogs, in a lot of their products in case you are wondering why the owls are brown. All of Shorty's Gourmet Treats are affordable ranging from $2.50-$5. Or you can purchase gift sets for $15.

The Giveaway: Shorty's Gourmet Treats is offering 1 lucky reader any treat from their site- other than the gift sets

The Rules: You have until 11:59 p.m. EST October 5, 2009 to enter. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced after they respond to the winning email. The winner has 48 hours to respond to the winning email, or a new winner will be chosen. You must leave your email address! This contest is open to the US

How to Enter:
Visit Shorty's Gourmet Treats and tell me what you would pick if you won. Click on "Comments" to leave your post. Make sure to leave your email address!! I cannot contact the winner without it!

EXTRA entries: You must complete the "How To Enter" before making any extra entries. Make sure you leave a comment for each extra entry and tell me which one.

2. Become a fan of Mkokopelli on FB, Mkokopelli on Twitter or Follow my blog
3. Subscribe to my blog by email (on the right sidebar) You must verify and be active at the time of the giveaway- those who are unverified will become disqualified
4. Blog, Tweet or send a message on FB and leave a link here (3 extra entries)
5. Enter another giveaway I have going on and tell me which one or leave a comment on a non-giveaway post
6. Watch Shorty's Gourmet Treats on Youtube and tell me something you learned or observed
7. Tell me what you like most about Shorty's Gourmet Treats
8. Grab the Pet Week Button and post on your blog or FB page and leave a link


125 comments:

  1. the Carob Claws would probably be highly approved by my dog

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  2. I love that each order is made at time of order

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  3. I would choose the Shorty's Gourmet Treats - - Home Sweet Home. I'm sure my dog would love any of these - she's such a food dog.
    clenna at aol dot com

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  4. I'm a fan of mkokopelli on FB
    clenna at aol dot com

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  5. I subscribe via email
    clenna at aol dot com

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  6. I entered the Soft Landing Eco Bones Giveaway
    clenna at aol dot com

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  7. I learned that the treats are made in a real kitchen and not a lab or commercial facility - I love that.
    clenna at aol dot com

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  8. I like that the treats are all natural, made with HUMAN GRADE ingredients.

    clenna at aol dot com

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  9. I would pick the Shorty's Shrooms-- All Veggie--All Natural Organic Vegetarian Dog treats. I think my dogs would love them.
    kats7960@gmail.com

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  10. Black and White Hearts - - All Natural Organic Vegetarian Dog Treats.

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  11. Sophie LOVES peanuts, so we'd choose Peanut Butter PupCakes Tiny Cupcake.

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  12. The Carnival Spot PupCakes Tiny Cupcake sounds perfect for my little guy!

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  13. http://youngandfreedc.blogspot.com/2009/09/giveaways-of-day-for-9212009.html

    blogged !

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    blogged 2!

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  16. I would like my poodles to try the "Night Owls".
    gourdsrmylife@yahoo.com
    Marj M.

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  17. I'd love to get the Vegetarian Oatmeal Pumpkin Dog Treats for my dog, Coop.

    hebert04 at aol dot com

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  18. I would choose Shorty's Gourmet Treats - - Pokey's Paw Kisses
    thanks

    keithadanielle at yahooo dot com

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  19. I follow

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  20. I subscribe

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  21. bear would love the Carob Claws mverno@roadrunner.com

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  22. I entered soft landing eco bone!

    keithadanielle at yahoo dot com

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  23. I'd choose the Peanut Butter Poppers for my friend's dog.

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  24. I entered the Casbah Kitty giveaway.

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  25. I would choose the Pokey's Paw Kisses - - All Natural Organic Carob Kissed Vegetarian Dog Treats

    pamela.callahan@sbcglobal.net

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  26. I would choose the Darling Dachshund- - All Natural Organic Vegetarian Dog Treats.

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  27. I would choose the All Natural Organic Vegetarian Carob Cake Doughnuts...they're cute. I'm sure my dog would love them.

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  28. I'd have to get the Doggie Doughnuts for sure! Especially the ones with sprinkles!

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  29. I would choose the cotton candy pupcakes, although I'm sure my dog would love anything.

    emmiofthecamellias@gmail.com

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  30. I would choose the peanutbutter poppers. JeansandTs@hotmail.com

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  31. My girls would love the Circus Cookies

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  32. My dogs would like the Shortys Gourmet Treats - - Pampered Pooch Pretzels - - All Natural Gourmet Vegetarian Dog Treats.

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  33. I entered your Casbah Kitten Giveaway

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  34. I would pick the brownies...my dogs would love them

    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

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  35. I like that they are made with Human grade products

    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

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  36. I would pick the Paw'reos - - All Natural Organic Vegetarian Carob and Yogurt Cookie Sandwich Dog Treats! Thanks for the chance!

    Hotsnotty2@hotmail.com

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  37. My little guy would like the peanut butter poppers

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  38. I would get the lollipups, thanks! sbcashortie (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  39. I became a fan of Mkokopelli on facebook (Becca Okaneko)

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  40. I am now an email subscriber. sbcashortie (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  41. I am following you on twitter (I am sbshortie) and I tweeted the contest at http://twitter.com/sbshortie/status/4426285165 (entry 1)

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  42. I am following you on twitter (I am sbshortie) and I tweeted the contest at http://twitter.com/sbshortie/status/4426285165 (entry 2)

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  43. I am following you on twitter (I am sbshortie) and I tweeted the contest at http://twitter.com/sbshortie/status/4426285165 (entry 3)

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  44. I'd pick the Bow-wow-nies - so cute!

    decadent87@gmail.com

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  45. following your blog

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  46. following on twitter @jsoldham

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  47. subscribed via email

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  48. tweeted http://twitter.com/jsoldham/status/4432398088

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  49. entered your Very Vintage giveaway

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  50. I love that they use only human grade ingredients

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  51. I would choose the Tail Waggin Good - Hypoallergenic Peanut Butter and Carrot Biscuits.

    urchiken at gmail dot com

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  52. I think we'd probably try the Hush Puppies hypoallergenic biscuits.

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  53. I like that the products are all natural and organic.

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  54. Wow, what a selection! If I won, I'd pick the Doggy Donuts! Those are neat!

    sanzo.ikkou@gmail.com

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  55. I am a friend of Mkokopelli on twitter (ikmyeong)

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  56. I have entered the Very Vintage Collar giveaway

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  57. My favorite thing about Shorty's Gourmet is that the biscuits and baked goods look almost good enough for me to eat!

    sanzo.ikkou@gmail.com

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  58. I'd pick thier Shorty's Gourmet Treats - - Night Owls.
    drellis500(at)gmail.com

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  59. follow on twitter (drellis500)
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  60. email subscriber
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  61. Entered Vintage Organic dog collar giveaway.
    drellis500(at)gmail.com

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  62. Not only are the treats healthy but they are really cute as well.
    drellis500(at)gmail.com

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  63. tweet http://twitter.com/drellis500/status/4469387243
    drellis500(at)gmail.com

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  64. I would pick the Healthy Hearts - All Natural Organic Vegetarian Dog Treats.

    matt_owns_me{at}yahoo{dot}com

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  65. I follow your blog on FriendConnect.

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  66. Verified email subscriber.

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  67. I entered the Soft Landings giveaway.

    matt_owns_me{at}yahoo{dot}com

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  68. I watched the Youtube video and learned:
    - Shorty has (at least) 2 dogs
    - people can eat the treats(!)
    - they actually smell good while baking (never would have guessed that for dog treats)

    matt_owns_me{at}yahoo{dot}com

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  69. What I like most about Shorty's treats is that she puts so much time and effort into making them attractive and healthy for dogs. She obviously cares about making a quality product. Most of her treats look better than bakery cookies!

    matt_owns_me{at}yahoo{dot}com

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  70. These look yummy and for Halloween too!Shorty's Gourmet Treats - - Boo Cakes - - All Natural Organic Vegetarian Carob Dog Treats

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  71. subscribe via email joyfulgirlnaturals@gmail.com

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  72. What I like best is that there are vegetarian treats!!! I find my dog an all vegetarian diet, so love the vegetarian treats.

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  73. tweeted shortys giveaway http://twitter.com/jgnp/status/4552906851

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  74. #2 tweeted the giveaway http://twitter.com/jgnp/status/4552906851

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  75. #3 tweeted the giveaway http://twitter.com/jgnp/status/4552906851

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  76. The pupcakes tiny cupcakes are too darn cute. I would want those for my babies.

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  77. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/qwills2cats/status/4572488811

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  78. Tweeted 2: http://twitter.com/qwills2cats/status/4572488811

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  79. Tweeted 3: http://twitter.com/qwills2cats/status/4572488811

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  80. I watched the youtube video and learned that we both own the same mixer, but I have made dog treats in mine.

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  81. I am really not sure what my dog would want. Just got Donut two days ago and he has not eaten any treats yet. Would like to try the Cheez Poodles

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  82. The black and white hearts would be eaten real fast here
    harborlad@optonline.net

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  83. I'd get the vegetarian pumpkin oatmeal!

    kelly12221@aol.com

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  84. I would get the Shorty's Gourmet Treats - - Oatmeal Carrot Cakes
    allmycrazycats @ aol.com

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  86. Facebook friend
    Kristine Peacock
    allmycrazycats @ aol.com

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  87. I entered the contest for the Parade Baby Organic Pumpkin
    allmycrazycats @ aol.com

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  88. I think the corgis would love Scary Jack O'Lanterns Pupcakes Petite Cupcakes.

    stormraven at gmail dot com

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  89. I learned that the treats are made in a real kitchen and made when ordered.
    Diane Baum
    esldiane@gmail.com

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  90. My 2 springers would pick the carob claws

    msboatgal at aol.com

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  91. It's hard but I really like the Carob Claws!!

    strycker@slu.edu

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  92. I would pick the Mutter Butters for Walter!

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  93. I like the night owl. thank you.

    candieluster(at)gmail(dot)com

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  94. I think my pups would say all of them are worthly of atleast taste testing... but I think the Oatmeal Carrot Cakes- - All Natural Organic Vegetarian Dog Treats would be a great start.. weeshenanigans (at) gmail (dot) com

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  95. My little one,Snoopy, would love the Carob Claws. Thanks for a great giveaway :)

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  96. I think my lil' Buddy Girl would live the little Cotton Candy Pupcakes. We like the colour pink.
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=31918116#

    babygrrl_2000@hotmail.com

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  97. For my pups, I would pick Pampered Pooch Pretzels - - All Natural Gourmet Vegetarian Dog Treats

    dispatcher_kristy@hotmail.com

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  98. The Carnival Spot PupCakes Tiny Cupcake sounds yummy for my shih tzu!!

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  102. I learned that all the products r organic! Yay!

    GO GREEEN!!

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  103. I would pick the Friendly Ghosts-PupCakes Tiny Cupcakes. garrettsambo@aol.com

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  104. My Heidi would love the Mutt-er Butters.

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  105. My dog would like the Shorty's Gourmet Treats - Friendly Ghosts PupCakes Tiny Cupcake - - All Natural Organic Vegetarian Dog Treats.
    donna444444@yahoo.com

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  108. I like their variety.
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  109. Tweeted:
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  110. 2.Tweeted:
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  112. I would love to get the Crazy for Carrots Muffins for our Beagle, he absolutely loves fruits and vegetables. Sometimes more than his own food...

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  113. Beverly:

    My dobie Zeus would love the Boo Cakes.

    littlebevi@aol.com

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