Halo’s Biggest Fans Are Nominated for This Year’s People’s Choice Awards

Manny the Frenchie, Nala Cat, Lil BUB

We are proud to announce that all three of Halo’s social media top “furfluencers” are nominated for the People’s Choice Awards in the Animal Star of 2018 category.

Halo spokescat Lil BUB is the founder of Lil Bub’s Big Fund for ASPCA. For the first time ever, this famous feline with more than 5 million social followers endorsed a pet food because of Halo’s mission and our real WHOLE meat diet, which makes a positive impact to her health as well as millions of shelter pets less fortunate than her.

Manny the Frenchie is the most followed bulldog who uses his fan base to help others through his non-profit, the Manny and Friends Foundation, and often touts Halo’s real WHOLE meat diets, as well as Halo’s vegan dog food on #meatlessmonday on social.

Halo newcomer, Nala Cat is a lovable Siamese/tabby mix rescue who recently launched her give back campaign, Nala Got You! With more than 6 million social followers, she joins Manny and Lil BUB to help millions of pet parents understand how Halo is changing the way companion animals are fed and farm animals are raised for the better.

Together, the trio of “furfluencers” with their combined 15 million+ pet loving followers support Halo’s mission to make a difference for ALL animals and we are so proud to have our Halo family nominated for the Animal Star of 2018 award.

Vote for your favorite now.

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8 Vegetarian Recipes Perfect For Fall

Autumn VEGAN Grilled Cheese 2 WaysY

Yes, I know. I constantly gush about how much I love summer and repeatedly state that I’m just soooo different from other bloggers in that I’m not a huge fan of fall, yet here I am sharing fall recipes while it’s still 80 degrees outside. While I admittedly eat my fair share of dishes normally reserved for summer year round, I also get excited about cozy, fall dishes. In fact, the first cold day I bolt to the store to stock up on vegetarian chili supplies. (Speaking of which, I don’t think I’ve ever shared my veggie chili recipe here. That needs to change soon.) Today I felt the urge to share my perfect-for-fall recipes from over the years here at Bubby and Bean. All of them are vegetarian, and all are easy to prepare. (Because you guys know me – 30 minutes in the kitchen and I’m done.) Just click on any of the images or links below them to see the recipes in full.

Southwestern Style Mac and Cheese // Bubby and Bean
Creamy Parmesan Mashed Potatoes
Vegan Black Bean and Salsa Soup
Vegetarian Breakfast Tacos with Red and Yellow Potatoes

When it comes to food, do you prefer lighter spring and summer dishes, or heartier fall and winter recipes?


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I got to new pet. Jenna bought me a pastel ball python from Nussman Reptiles. I am calling him Mosiro, after a clan of Akie hunter-gathers in Kenya.

His glamor shot:



mosiro arrival

mosiro closeup

He’s eating frozen, and I think he’s gorgeous.

I’ve always wanted my own python, though I’m glad it’s of this smaller, more docile species.



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Win Your Choice of Campfire Natural Dog Treats!

September means the start of day trip season at our house. Summer’s heat starts to give way to more temperate conditions, and we head out with the dogs in search of fun, whether it’s a…

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Vote for Halo® Garden of Vegan® for Dogs for the Veggie Award!

Vegan Dog Food - Manny the Frenchie

We are proud to announce that Halo’s Garden of Vegan is up for a Veggie Award! We’re nominated for the 2018 Annual VegNews Veggie Awards, the largest survey of vegan products in the world. Pet Parents can vote for Halo at Veggie Awards until polling closes on August 31.

Garden of Vegan dry vegan dog food and canned vegan dog food are made with chickpeas, non-GMO vegetables and fruits, and nourishing oils, providing a nutritionally balanced diet made with the finest quality ingredients and NO rice. Our completely plant-based protein comes from whole grains, green peas, and chickpeas.

Halo’s Garden of Vegan is ideal for dog parents living a vegan lifestyle or dogs with protein sensitivities as well as those looking to combat climate change by reducing their carbon paw prints.

We’d appreciate your vote for a chance to win this award! Thank you in advance. Vote now.

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Where was the Most Amazing Cat on the Planet born?

Lil BUB eating Halo wet cat food

While Lil BUB touches lives across the United States, she was discovered as the runt of a healthy litter in a tool shed in rural Indiana. In addition to her book, TV show, and movie, BUB has helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for animals in need. As a special needs cat, BUB has had to overcome many challenges herself, so now she raises money through Lil BUB’s Big Fund at the ASPCA, which then gets distributed through grants to organizations across the country helping homeless pets with special needs.

More about BUB:

Favorite food: Halo wet cat food to keep her hydrated

Favorite app: Weather BUB

Favorite movie: Lil BUB & Friends

Favorite quote: “GOOD JOB BUB”

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Super sniffer dogs crack down on illegal ivory poaching

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The Detroit Free Press is reporting the tragic news that yet another K-9 officer has been left in a patrol car to die of heat exhaustion. In this case, at least, the officer did try to do the right thing. He started the car remotely, which should have turned on the air conditioner for the […]

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Win a $100 Gift Card! #Giveaway

We’re celebrating around here! The coming days mark not only the 10th anniversary of DogTipper (wow, how did that happen already?!) — but also the weekend of the POP Cats show where…

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Links I Love, Right Now

Madewell x Karen Walker skirt

Right now is a very busy time for my husband’s job (for those who don’t know, he works in the music industry and is on the road about half the year for work), which means lots of nights of putting the kids to bed myself – and lots of early mornings getting them ready myself. A logical person would go to bed as early as possible for this reason, but for me, it somehow means staying up even later than usual to worry about things that deserve no worry and mindlessly browse the internet. It’s a win for you though, friends, because it’s one of those weeks where I get to share all of my random finds with you.

Plantains are one of my favorite foods. Need to try this baked plantain recipe, stat.

I lived in a school bus in Leadville, Colorado back in the late 90s. True story. And this tiny bus home is giving me all the nostalgic hippie feels.

Emmett starts preschool a week from Tuesday. While Essley was all, “BYEEEE” on her first day at his age, he’s much shyer than she ever was, and I’m a little nervous about how he’ll react. This article on how to deal with separation anxiety in little ones was helpful.

Interesting: what young women think about the midterm elections.

I’ve been eyeing a whole lot of denim skirts lately, but this one (seen in image above) takes the cake.

The late great Aretha Franklin was a truly incredible women. I learned so much about her life reading her obituary. (And did you know that she became a mother at the age of 12?!)

I just ordered these custom “first day of school” chalkboard signs for the kids and am excessively excited to get them, despite the nightmare that will undoubtedly occur when Emmett is expected to sit still and hold a sign for a picture.

Anybody else surprised by (but embracing) Birkenstock’s unlikely rise back into fashion over the last few years? (While cleaning out boxes a few months ago I came across an almost unworn pair of mine from the late 90s that I have, for better or worse, been wearing all summer.)

I used to design eco-friendly clothes for a living, so I’m feeling super inspired by this woman’s journey into remaking old clothes into new ones.

Guys, microplastics are being found in drinking water, fish, sea salt, and freaking beer. Scary.

I am nowhere near ready for fall (or fall clothes), but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t coveting these boots in a big way.

Love her or hate her (but really, how can you not love her?), here are 12 things we learned from Joanna Gaines.

This week dragged for me, but that means I’m especially grateful it’s Friday. Emmett is getting his first ever haircut today you guys! His hair is shoulder length right now, so the chance of tears (from me, not him) is high. I’ll try to share over on my Instagram Stories.

Do you have anything fun planned this weekend? I’m mainly going to be going through my kids’ clothes and getting things organized for school to start (don’t be jealous), but I think we’ll plan for a few fun activities too. I sure wish summer didn’t fly by so quickly…


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