Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Raw Food Diet, Day 218- I Win!

Hooray!  The Great Feast resumes!

Today I pick up my marathon training again with a lighter run than normal to test out my newly-healed throat after my cold.  Mom told me that if the rain holds out and we are able to get outside bright and early this morning that I can have a bully stick in the afternoon.  And to top it off, my ounce of feasting meat has been restored to my bowl and therefore to my mouth - which is where it belongs.  Great success!

After a solid year of being a very hairy beast in the legs and belly fringe, mom finally convinced dad to allow her to shave me.  I am so aerodynamic!  I can't wait to show dad what a slow-poke he is on our run.  Dad may have decided it was time for a trim because mom is just so convincing... or maybe it was when someone asked dad if I was a girl dog because I had such a lady-like haircut.  Either way, I'm super cool and sleek and it makes for easier weight checks as my metabolism test was in place.  I failed!  Turns out that I need that ounce of feasting to hold my weight.  This is great news for me.  

Most pups are fed 2%-2.5% of their body weight in meat each day when they're on the raw diet.  But me... The Great Beast Stanislaw... I'm at 5%-5.5%.  Delicious!  And it just goes to show how many nutrients us canines are able to get from real meat - one single little ounce made a huge difference and I immediately began to lose weight.  Hand over those snackages!

So all is as it should be in Beastville (AKA My apartment).  I will rest easy tonight and delight in my afternoon bully stick.  I've learned an important lesson these past few days:  You don't know what you've got 'till it's gone.  That applies to feasts.  Big-time.

Don't take those feasts for granted.



Niamh said...

Good news about the return of the ounce of feasting! I am sure you need it for all your marathon training. Glad you are enjoying your sleek new haircut.

Your friend,

Pacco de Mongrel said...

i like marathon too? my human used to train for marathon... but she will never bring me along... complaining that i influence her so-called control pace...

Mack said...

Can't wait to see pics of your new 'do.
Mom likes to keep Paris' hair real short. However right now she is gettin kind of "fuzzy".( Paris, not mom).

Happy feasting!

Toffee said...

Ah! Wise words "you don't know what you've got until it's gone"...

by the way...don't worry I have not become a Giants fan...only when they are not playing the Pats!

Hero said...

I'm glad to hear that your feasting schedule is back to normal! Even an ounce of meat counts for a lot for super active olympian pups like you. Both you and Big Pupi are hardcore in my book, but a punky pup tee wouldnt hurt to add to the image.

Fenway said...

Nice job with that bloodwork. Did you fudge the results so you'd get Full Feastage?

I went to The Farm Institute again yesterday and I overheard something I KNEW would be of interest to you and Pupi...

The animal "manager" was speaking to someone on his cell phone. "Sooo, tell me how you want that slaughtered. The usual cut up and chop?"

My mouth was watering and the sheer spectacle of a farm-raised fresh feast. Ms. Alpha hustled me into the car and loaded up a bushel basket full of VEGETABLES, EGGS and FLOWERS!!!! Duh....what a waste of a trip. So near...and I struck out.

Melissa and Emmitt said...

it is so nice to meet you too! thank you for visiting our blog today!
m & e

the 4 Bs said...

hey Stanislaw, good job on getting your ounce of meatables back. you are a hard working dog, so of course, you need a lot of food for your energy. training for a marathon burns a lot of energy.


Joe Stains said...

Dang you are going to look like Michael Phelps soon, all ripped and muscular!