Thankful Thursday

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First let me say Happy Birthday to my Dad!

There are so many things that I am thankful for, but today I am thankful for the healthy food we’ve been eating.  Not too long ago we began changing our diet to a more natural and healthy one.  We didn’t just switch, we did it slow and gradual with small amounts of our new food added in until we reached a point where we were getting just the healthier stuff.  Let me tell you, we all feel a lot better too.  I am very thankful for feeling good!


That’s why we were excited when our partners at Purina ONE® asked us to try out their new Purina ONE® BeyOnd.  You see, our original Purina ONE® is one of the foods we wouldn’t give up, so we get just a bit mixed in with our healthier food.  So if we could get a healthier Purina ONE® I was all for that.  Enter Purina ONE® BeyOnd…



We got to try the Chicken & Whole Oat Meal Recipe which has White Meat Chicken as the #1 ingredient.   According to the package it has:

  • Nutrient-rich whole grains
  • Antioxidant-rich
  • Natural ingredients plus vitamins & minerals
  • Crafted without corn, wheat, added fillers or artificial preservatives
  • Accented with carrots, sweet potatoes & apples

Did we like it, oh yea, we loved it!  But after our initial taste test we’ve just had small amounts mixed in with our regular food and that is what they recommend so as to avoid any upset tummies that can come from diet changes.  We keep getting a little more added in each time and we sure do know that this one is the good one…you should see us lining up.  The taste was yummy, the texture and size was perfect and it was a big hit with even our picky eater, Sister Sascha…


Will it be for you?  That is one question I can’t answer, but you might want to get it a try.   Purina ONE® BeyOnd will be available in January 2011, which will be here before you know it.

One other thing I really like comes from the Purina ONE® BeyOnd folks themselves…

“For us, the most important way of going beyond is by giving back.  That’s why BeyOnd will complete the the circle by providing for to pets in shelters in order to help them look and feel their best.  So every time consumers feed BeyOnd, they’re not only supporting us, they’re allowing us to pay it forward for pets in need.  And that’s definitely something worth smiling about!”
Please note: I am not compensated by Purina ONE® for this post.  As a partner of Purina ONE® I do receive prerelease products for review but that does not in any way alter or influence my opinion which is, and always will be, completely honest.

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57 thoughts on “Thankful Thursday

  1. (Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea

    Eating time sounds great at your house. We are on a special Purina UR diet at our house.

    Say Happy Birthday to dad Brian. Share your food with him today 🙂

  2. Catherine

    A very big Happy Birthday to your Dad! I hope he has a terrific day!

    Healthy kitty food is so important. And you are right, kitties that live in a home full of love, with full bellies, have so much to be thankful for!

    Happy Thursday!
    xo Catherine

  3. Hilary

    Alex and I wish your daddy a very, very happy birthday! You are so right…Nothing better than good healthy food! And from the looks of it, it is tasty too! That is a win, win!

  4. The Island Cats

    Happy Birthday to your Dad, Brian! And we're glad you like your new foods…eating healthy is always better!!

  5. Marg

    A very Happy Birthday to your Dad.That food looks terrific. We had heard about it and are looking forward to trying it. I sure hope it is healthy since all the kitties here really like their dry food. Thanks for the review.

  6. Kea

    Happy birthday to your dad, Brian!

    We're glad you have good food that's also good-for-you — and that you all like!

  7. Max the Quilt Cat

    Happy Birthday Dad!!!

    Hope you have a good day… And I hope Brian and other others will share their new food with you for the birthday dinner. It does sound yummy!!!


  8. Hannah and Lucy

    Happy Birthday to Dad – hope he gets lots of kitty kisses. We are pleased you enjoy your new diet – mum hasn't seen that over here.

  9. The Taylor CatSSSSS

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOUR DADDY!!! We hope he has a wonderful day! We need to try that new food, it sounds delish!

  10. Chrystal

    Hi Brian! You do a great job of taste testing! We will try that food and see how it tastes!


  11. Raymond and Busby

    Happy birthday to your Dad!

    Thanks for the food review. It can be so difficult to find a healthy pre-made cat food. We eat a raw diet but we always keep some pre-made food around since we live in earthquake country. (just in case we have to leave our house or if we lose power for an extended period of time) Very informative review!

  12. Old Kitty

    Happy Birthday to your Dad!! Awwww me and Charlie hope he has a fun and fantastic day!!

    We love love love the pic of all of you eating and testing this new product!! Oh wow!!!!

    Hello there adorable Brian, Sascha, Dolly, Gracie and Zoe!! You are all just perfect! Take care

  13. ♥I am Holly♥

    Brian, Happy Birthday to you dad!! We hope he has a very special day!! Your food looks yummy and sounds very good for you! Looking at the pictures of all of you, we would say it has to be good for you because all of you look so beautiful and healthy!! Lots of love, Holly and mom

  14. Random Felines

    Happy Birthday Brian!!

    Gonna have to look for the new food in January. We eats the Purina One here but mom would love to have us eat something with a little more protein.

  15. catonsvillecats

    Happy birthday Brian's dad!
    I am always looking at ingredient lists on everything these days so I'm dying to know what are the ingredients on that yellow bag! If you have time to post them without tiring out your paws I'd love to see.

  16. Marg

    We missed the worst of that storm too. Thanks for asking. We got a lot of rain but got lucky with the wind etc.

  17. Cheysuli and gemini

    Happy Birthday to your dad! We cannot eat that new food as our vet says we can't have any grains at all.

  18. Sammy and Andy

    Happy, happy, happy birthday to your dad!!!!!!!!!!! We purray he will have a gazillion more.

    Thanks for the review on the Beyond…..we are Purina eaters, too……..we love their For Indoor Cats food. We will ask mama about the Beyond.


  19. Caren Gittleman


    WOOOO HOOO!!!!

    Loved the review on Purina One but unfortunately I am still on my "rabbit diet" and can't try it…

    I would love to come over for dinner one day (I could bring my rabbit) cause having all of those kitties eating at once sure looks like fun!!

    Love, Cody

  20. Angie, Catladyland/Katt Food

    Food is a very important subject at our house too. Nice review — looks like everyone loves it!

  21. Junior and Orion

    Happy Birthday to you Dad!

    If Purina Beyond is less expensive than Wellness, we may have to give it a try.

  22. Hyacinth

    Happy Birthday to your wonderful Dad! You and your siblings are so lucky to have such a great Daddy 🙂 Bet he gets lots of extra cuddles and purrs for his birthday!

  23. Daily Dose of Dogs (aka Cats with your Coffee)

    Back with a question. When you partner with Purina, do you get any free or discounted food? I'm asking because I have SO many mouths to feed.

  24. GRAÇA

    Brian mamy has read your story of Christmas and I and mamy we are very excited about its true history has come to tear the eyes I hope that this year there are many wonderful Christmas for our amiginhos who have not had the luck that we had to Aranjo a home that we love and cherish
    Ronronzinhos toooo many of your friend forever

  25. ABBY

    That sounds like a nutritious nommy nom! Mom said she is going to have to try and find some of it when it comes out next year!


  26. diddleymaz

    My word what a handsome family!
    I have always wondered why they dont make cat food in minced mouse flavour?

  27. Sparkle

    Happy birthday to your male human, Brian!

    We mainly get wet food here, and it has to have no by-products in it. My human is one of those who reads food labels all the time.

  28. Sparkle

    Happy birthday to your male human, Brian!

    We mainly get wet food here, and it has to have no by-products in it. My human is one of those who reads food labels all the time.

  29. Pierro

    Happy birthday to your daddy and bonkbonks to all of you. stay warm and happy and FULL of crunchies too

  30. OKcats

    Happy birthday to your dad! And thank you for the great food review. We are really confused as to what is 'good' food and what is 'bad' food – everything you read contradicts the last thing you read, and no one seems to agree at all. But we may give those foods a try!

  31. The Teacher's Pets

    I love your new header, Brian! It is very festive! And I love that you all have your Christmas stockings ready for Santa Paws!

    How adorable to see all 5 of you eating together! Do you all stay at your bowls or do you try to switch bowls on each other? How great that you have healthier meals and I'm glad you like Purina One Beyond!

    Thanks for joining in on the THANKFUL FUR 3 THURSDAY BLOG HOP! I hope you gained a lot of new furends b/c of it!

  32. Au and Target

    Happy Birthday! That food looks interesting but we don't get it here. At the moment we are enjoying Snappy Tom with Ikan Bilis. It's Au's favourite.

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  33. Eric and Flynn

    Happy Birthday Brian's dad!
    We hope that Purina BeyOnd becomes available in the UK. Some time back mum gradually changed us from dry to wet food which we enjoy, but we used to have Purina One dry food and we really loved it.

  34. Gilding Lilies

    Happy birthday.
    I wanted to thank you for you kind purrs for my Mr Dutch. He is feeling a lot better today. We will continue to hope for the best. Thanks again for your kindness.

  35. Siku Marie, White Dog

    Happiest of Birthdays to your Dad! May his day be a celebration of good surprises, pampering, and family love! For your dad's birthday, we wish that Moosie finds a forever home which will love and cherish her.

    The new kibble sounds yummy…especially the chicken part!

  36. Mr. Pip

    Happy Birthday to Brian's Dad!! That food sounds very good, we will have to give it a try.

    Your pal, Pip

  37. AFSS

    Happy Birthday to your Dad. The Purina One Beyond sounds yummy and we likes the fact they help feed shelter cats.

  38. CCL Wendy

    Thanks for the review, Brian! We are trying different new foods out all the time, too, trying to find the best ones. It's amazing how long we believed that what we were buying was good for our kitties, when it was mostly grains and other fillers.

    Domino has a sensitive stomach and is probably allergic to corn, so we'd love to try this new Purina Beyond when it comes out.

    By the way, you and Dolly are on the LOLSpot today.

  39. Cat

    Happy Birthday to your dad! I think jimmy might be allergic to something in his food …we will look for Purina Beyond too 🙂

  40. tahtimbo

    Happy birthday to your dad!!! We wouldn't mind trying that food (the cats, not me) 🙂
    Would you happen to know if this food be good for a diabetic cat (Koko).

  41. Spitty-the-Kitty

    Happy Birfday to your Dad!

    I lubz me my Purina ONE, so I will send the Human out hunting next month!

  42. cats of wildcat woods

    Happy Birthday to your dad! We eat human grade wet food by Wellness and dry food by Chicken Soup for the Cat Lovers Soul. We feel soo much better on healthy food.

  43. Cats~Goats~Quotes

    Looks like you all enjoy the Purina ONE Beyond. We have some Purina ONE, but it is not Beyond!
    Happy Friday to you all..
    ~ Anna Sue

  44. Karen


    Do you know if Purina One Beyond is going to be available in Canada.

    I would definetly be interested in trying it out for my two furries.



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