... then I ain't no chicken.
Turns out that Big Pupi may have a big allergy to the bird after all, and I suffer from a touch of post-poultry feast tummy upsets. That juicy bird has always been suspect especially since we can't tolerate eggs, but it wasn't until recently that mom decided to give us a full month without any chicken, turkey, duck or turducken to see how we do. We've gone on chicken boycotts before, but they were short term and usually ended up with us feasting on bird necks 2 times per week. We seemed to do just fine on that and our people are hoping to get us back to that tasty schedule.
Let's face it... chicken is the economical meat for our humans to buy. It doesn't cost a lot of cheese money, the necks and wings are perfect cocker spaniel bone-chomping sizes, and it just makes for easy dinner preparation for my folks. There was a sale on ground whole chicken at the online raw meaty feast store, and my mom ordered 15 pounds of it! That doesn't even include the 6 pounds of necks that she got. Delicious! But this upped our chicken feasting days from 2 breakfasts each week to 4 breakfasts and 2 dinners each week of chicken. Not only that, but our B-naturals immune blend supplement is flavored with chicken liver and we get that every single day. It may have pushed us over the edge.
Pupi's ears are itchy. I've been nibbling on my paws like a beast. Itchiness one of the main ways Pupi and I respond to food allergies. My tummy makes crazy noises on days that I eat the ground chicken and I'll gas myself right out of the office and leave mom stuck in there gasping for air. Pupi's tummy also gets grumbly and he acts a little less spunky than normal. The chicken's got to go. At least for a while. But hey... as long as the feasts keep finding their way into my mouth I'm cool with it.
My brother and I do very very well on hoofed creatures. Goat, lamb, mutton, beef and pork are all good in our tummies so we'll have to stick to that menu. Yogurt, cottage cheese and some canned salmon are always tasty additions to our meals for variety and we may try some sardines soon! As much as I love my barn yard feasts, I'm hoping that after a cleansing san-pouvre month we can start up on our chicken necks again - only 2 meals per week. Dewclaws crossed! Man, I love to crunch those bones.
So if I am what I eat then I think my right shoulder muscle is all bovine beastliness and my hindquarters are made from those powerful goat-kickers. My stinky brother, on the other paw, is totally and 100% turducken. He even looks like one! Have you oggled lately at his big ol' bird-waddly, goofy-lookin' comb on his head?
Yeah. Total chicken butt boy. What a dork!
I'm way cooler and a way better feaster,
Quick class update by Big Pupi:
I performed my tricks in class yesterday and my hula spin stole the show! The only things the other dogs could do was shake and roll over. I had my hoop tricks AND I know how to target. Mom held a little plastic yogurt lid and I jumped around to touch my nose to it. She even tossed it across the room and I'd go stomp on it and run back to mom for a treat. I LOVE it! I was the only pup to earn a round of applause. Super fun.
We start on the "shake" trick as soon as this toe of mine is better. It's healing very well so I'm gearing up for some training this weekend.
I dig it, I learn it, I love it.