Rachael Ray Nutrish has sponsored this post, but all opinions are my own.
What’s in a name? We’ve been thinking about names a lot the past week. John and I have just started work on a project revising a book titled Texas Towns which looks at the origin of the names of over 1000 Texas communities. Sadly the book’s author passed away several years ago so we’re honored the publisher asked us to revise the book and add maps to it, keeping his work in print for another generation of travelers.
In naming each of our pets, we struggled to pick names that both matched their personalities and held special significance for us. Irie, named for a Jamaican patois word that means “all’s good,” and Tiki were both adopted after we completed numerous Caribbean guidebooks so they were named accordingly. Our cat Inca was named after a trip to Argentina’s Puente del Inca; her golden eyes reminded us of these gold-tinted hot springs. Lucky was named for our former feral, Felix. And Ochi was named for Ocho Rios, one of our favorite destinations.
Being selective in a name choice might not just be because of personal preference but also because of something the ancient Romans called Nomen est omen or the name is a sign. Today often termed “Nominative determinism,” the idea is that people–or maybe pets?–grow up and evolve a particular way because of their name.
Similarly, some names are termed Aptronyms–a name that’s, as you might guess, apt. Take, for example, British and American meteorologists Sara Blizzard and Amy Freeze–or the fastest man in the world, Usain Bolt.
I think you’d also have to consider Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® PEAK foods a similar moniker. The pinnacle of quality, these natural foods, made with added vitamins and chelated minerals, are protein-rich and grain-free. With 30 percent protein, the food contains NO grains, glutens or fillers–and NO poultry by-product meal, artificial flavors, colors, or artificial preservatives.
It’s all designed to help your dog reach peak performance, however you might define that. At our house, that means the energy for our dogs to climb Hill Country overlooks…
…play and swim for hours…
…to walk the beach for miles then still have the energy to climb the dunes to a historic World War II overlook…
…or just to enjoy a leisurely stroll after a day of vacation fun…
With 30% high-level protein, PEAK lives up to its promise, delivering “nutrient-dense recipes to satisfy your dog’s instinctual cravings.™” The recipes are Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® PEAK Open Range Recipe™ (with Beef, Venison & Lamb) and Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® PEAK Northern Woodlands Recipe™ (with Turkey, Duck & Quail). Along with being safely cooked in the U.S., these recipes feature U.S. farm-raised turkey and U.S. farm-raised beef as their #1 ingredients accompanied by prime meats straight from the destinations known as world leaders among gourmands:
- Venison and Lamb from New Zealand
- Duck from the U.S.
- Quail from the U.S. and France
Of course, in Irie and Tiki’s eyes, it all comes down to taste…
Both give PEAK a big paws up!
Another aspect of PEAK that’s a big hit in our house is the fact that this food–like all Nutrish foods–benefits homeless pets. Rachael’s Rescue® was created for all of the forgotten pets – the ones who might not have someone who loves them as much as they deserve.
A portion of proceeds from each sale of Nutrish is donated to The Rachael Ray Foundation, which helps animals in need through Rachael’s Rescue.
Through December 2016, Rachael’s Rescue has donated more than $17.5 million to pet charities and other organizations that do good for animals. The funds are used for food, medical supplies, treatments, and more for animals in need. Many more animals around the country need help, and through Rachael’s Rescue, together we can make a difference in the lives of many four-legged friends!
Enter to Win
Would you like to try Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® PEAK foods? We’ve got two coupons for one lucky winner to try two bags (up to six pounds each) of PEAK or another Nutrish dry food! Good luck!