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Saturday, August 25, 2007

Whooos of relief, dreams of grinders, and celebrity rants

Hooowwwooooo, Everyhusky!
We got grrrrreat news from the Kapp Pack and Queen Meeshka's site, Rex was found safe and sound this morning, thank DOG! We hope he enjoyed his little adventure cause we're pretty sure his foster parents are going to have him on double super secret probation for a while...Sorry Rex, but that's the price you pay, (and you really are better off letting the humans take care of your every whim anyway, it can get pretty rough out there on your own).

We're all excited here. Mom & Dad have been cooking all our meals since the petfood scare, but we still have occasional problems with soupy poops, so mom started looking into the BARF (Bones And Raw Food) diet. She read somewhere that huskies can't digest cooked chicken fat, and even though they try to get all the skin and fat off before they cook our dinner, we still get a little bit, and that's the only thing that she can think of thats upsetting our tummies, so she's shopping for a meat grinder that can handle bones. She said she'll start getting us all kinds of tasty meats and fishes and grind them up whole with fresh fruits, veggies and grains, and see if that does the trick. I heard her talking to dad about apples, carrots, broccoli and oats, in addition to chicken, pork, beef and lamb. We're all drooling at the thought.....Dad's afraid eating raw meat isn't safe, and he worries that we'll all get trickynoses or salmon-Ella, but huskies don't do tricks, at least not without treats, and the Barf diet sounds like a treat to us. We've all discussed it and can't come up with one single trick that any of our noses can do, and we love salmon (whatever it's name is, although Ella is a funny name for a fish) so we decided dad made that up, or he's been hanging out with some pretty weird huskies! Mom says if we weren't domesticated nobody would cook our food, wolves and coyotes don't fire up the grill before they eat, and look how much we all love the tasty snacks we catch in our yard, dad hasn't grilled a single squirrel or possum for us, so she thinks it's worth a try....We now have them cooking for us all day long on Sunday, then they bag up a weeks worth of meals and freeze them, mom says if the Barf diet works it'll cut out a huge amount of the prep time, and we will have more time to play outside or go do something fun, so it sounds like win/win to us. What do all you huskies out there in blogger world think? To Barf, or not to Barf, that is our question.

Now for the rant, gggggrrrrrr....another stupid celebrity got all their dogs taken away this week, starving, no water, and beat up, not to mention the bodies of the poor furkids buried in the yard! Our mom loves sheriff Joe Arpaio in Maricopa county, Aridzona, (that's where she spent her puppyhood). He took the poor pups to one of his holding facilities to be cared for, and nursed back to health if possible, and said on the news that he won't tolerate people who abuse animals in his county, he'll throw the book at 'em. We hope it's a really HEAVY book! What is with these celebrities abusing dogs and using them to make money from that abuse??!! Do they think they're above the law? We think Queen Meeshka should put her "justice system" picture on another line of fashions that say "Our opinion of people that abuse animals for profit and "sport"" .That DMX rapper guy should have picked a different place than Maricopa County, sheriff Joe is the same guy that made news a few years back for making prisoners wear pink underwear, eat green bologna, and sleep in tents in the desert (when they complained of the heat and "inhumane" lodging, he said "if it's good enough for our soldiers in Iraq, it's more than good enough for convicted criminals", you go, Joe!). Sheriff Joe is our hero, and we think he should make the responsible person for this horrendous abuse live in a tent in pink underwear, celebrity or not, but green bologna is too good for anyone who could treat animals like that. Mom says she's afraid this is just the tip of the iceburg, the more of these guys that get caught, the more names will come out and the more will get caught, it's going to get a lot worse before it gets better, and a lot more celebrities and sports stars are going to have to face the music. That's ok with us, as long as they stop more dogs from being abused and neglected.
Whhheeewww, I feel better getting that off my chest.....

I guess I'll let mom have the 'puter back now, she said she wants to look up barf recipes and find out the ratios for the ingredients, so she can do the math and figure out her furball grocery list, (1 meal x 4 huskies x 7 days = HAPPY US!!) sounds like a worthwhile activity so I'll smell y'all later...
Manykisses,
Bama & the RHP

7 comments:

Katherine and Pippa, said...

So pleased Rex was found ok. It's nice to see good news.

Sadly the animal abuse isn't good at all. These people must have some problems to abuse animals that never ask for anything or do any harm. Mini rant here.

Pippa and Kate

The Husky in the Window said...

Hey Bamma, my mom cooks all our food because I got sick from a bad batch of that S.D. brand. It messed up my tummy so that I can't digest the dry dog food. She's tried different dry foods, and the end result is awful for me, so I only get what my mom cooks.

She gets ground turkey breast and makes us this turkey meat loaf and we get brown rice or pasta with peas and carrots (the veggies she puts in the blender). We also get baby carrots for treats, and we love yellow squash (she slicens that and puts cheese on it and puts it in the broiler).

Oh and we love yogurt with bannans. Yumm. Hope this helps

MayaMarie

Ed Noon said...

Hi this is Ed Noon from Barfworld. Glad to hear you have converted or thinking of converting Rex to the Barf Diet. Keep making your own or buy commercial Barf Diet. The results will prove themself.

Bama said...

To Ed,
Actually, Rex isn't ours, he's a rescue that was lost in PA, we were just helping to get the word out. Mom & Dad have been cooking for us constantly, but they've been mixing 1/2 homemade with Pedigree kibbles. The vet said since I'm going to be so big, she wanted me on a large breed puppy chow. After all of moms research though, she's decided on a diet that she thinks looks most balanced to her, so she's gonna start cutting back on the kibble, adding more fresh, and gradually raw meats and less rice until she gets us used to the diet she thinks will be best for us. She doesn't want to change things too quick though, and upset our tummies at sudden changes....she said she's gonna try to find some of the ingredients that seem to be recommended with most of the diets she saw, kelp, fish oil and flaxseed, etc. She said she doesn't remember seeing any of that stuff in the grocery store, but then she never looked for it before.....

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

I don't know anything about the BARF diet, but one time Wilbur barfed and I tried to eat it before Mom could clean it up. Does that count?

Steve

Bama said...

Eeeeewwwwwe, Steve! No I'm sure that's not the diet mom is putting us on (at least we all HOPE not!!) I think that's the Hork diet....You're a funny guy! Mom says that's how wolves feed their pups until they get big enough to eat raw meat, so maybe it should be part of the BARF puppy diet.
BARF should probably all be in caps cause it stands for Bones And Raw Food and our mom has been reading lots about how heating meat changes the properties and make it harder for huskivores to digest so she's gonna start slowly introducing more raw/less cooked foods into our diet, hold the hork please mom....

Guinness & Shiloh's Family said...

Bama, we here at the Stoutino Inn are raw feeders and we are all just fine! Tell mom to give you some pure canned pumpkin when you get sloppy poos and it'll fix ya right up. And as for the grinder thing, it's really not necessary. Our mom gave up on it a long time ago. Shiloh gets his chicken quarters cut up into smaller pieces just cuz he likes them better, but Guinness can chew those babies like a pro. The only problem we've encounered is that most dogs don't seem to tolerate pork bone as well and beef bone is just for fun & teeth cleaning. Mom doesn't even give us as many veggies as she used too. If yer mom ever has a question, she can drop ours a line, kay?