Friday, December 12, 2008

Raw Food Diet, Day 319- Oh. My. Dog.

I, Stanislaw, tasted squirrel yesterday. First. Time. Ever.

Mom, Big Pupi and I ran to the bark park for an afternoon romp. It was during our exit that I got a whiff of something delicious. I veered to the left, dipped my head beneath the snow, and came up with the most mangled, broken, bloody, frozen squirrel carcass you've ever seen.

IT WAS AMAZING!!!

I scooted about with my head held sky high, lifted my legs and pranced like I was King of the World. Just call me Sir Stanislaw, the greatest squirrel hunter alive!! This guy practically jumped into my mouth! HA! Stupid delicious squirrel!!

I offered him a warm home (in my belly) but I was brutally forced to drop my raw feasting fare and leave it there in the snow for another dog to find. My pallet is precise and refined and it told me that squirrel meat is the most delicious kind of meat there is. Even when it's frozen so solid that my taste buds go numb. But I know it was delicious. I mean look at the little tree lobsters. THEY ARE SO DELICIOUS.
Squirrel in my bowl, please.
Sir Stanislaw, the King of the World

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Big Pupi talks about the food in your bowl:

Hello to all my fellow feasters out there, beastly and mini. I have some important news about premade pet foods. I'm sure all of you have heard about the craziness with the pet food recalls these past few years. I lost my cousin to the stuff! Well, we JUST found out (and in case you didn't know!) that Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul has continued to be linked to pet deaths and illness as of 2/08.

This is most likely due to their 2007 recall on products with a "best before" date range of 8/08 - 4/09. PLEASE check your dog and cat foods for these dates if you feed this product. There's a chance that it hasn't all been taken off the shelves yet, or that folks purchased the food before it had officially been recalled and were never made aware.

We strongly recommend that humans avoid any foods manufactured by Diamond Pet Products. Diamond has food under its own name, as well as the Chicken Soup brands, Nutra Gold, Nutra Nuggets, Premium Edge, Professional Pet Food, Canidae (dry foods only), Artemis (Fresh Mix Line, Osopure Line, and AgaRx Line), Kirkland Signature Brand (dry food only), and Solid Gold Health Food (dry food only). They have had NUMEROUS recalls on their brands and in our minds one recall is one too many. There are lots of amazing brands of canned and kibble foods out there. Making a switch is as easy as a trip to the store or an online order.

This site is supposedly updated quite regularly and can help you sniff out the not-so-great non-feastables out there. We really recommend keeping up with the FDA Pet Food Recall website for the most accurate information. For the most up to date info try a plain old Google search of your food brand. Outraged people with sick pups usually get the word out first, so keep yourself tuned in. (Make sure to tune out the simply outraged folks that just like to holler about things online! They're out there blogging too.) Check The Pet Food List site to see which brands are linked to which companies and manufacturing plants. That way, when you hear about a recall with Menu Foods you'll know if the food in your bowl comes from their facilities. It's a small world of dog food makers, and you'll be surprised at what you can dig up. (No... we're not talking about digging up SQUIRRELS, Stanislaw. Dorkus.)

I know this is something that I've repeated hundreds of times, but the Whole Dog Journal's annual list of the best foods is the numero uno authority in healthy deliciousness. There are many outdated WDJ lists online, but it changes every year and often those edits reflect important events in the industry and are worth taking note of. While I cannot post the current WDJ list here, it is available on the official the website for $10. Ten pieces of cheese money is worth a healthy canine!

Get your 2008 Whole Dog Journal Lists here:
Dry Dog Food Review
WDJ's Approved Grain-Free Dry Dog Foods

Happy & healthy feasting to you,
Big Pupi

12 comments:

Niamh said...

Stanislaw,

You are such a lucky boy to get a squirrel in your mouth. My mouth waters just thinking about it. They scamper all over my patio and I know they must be the ultimate in delicious feasting because I am never allowed to go after them.

Thank you Big Pupi for your important info. I don't eat any of those foods but it is always good to know about. I second your recommendation about the Whole Dog Journal. They have the best advice on food and the training articles are excellent too.

Your friend,
Niamh

Mack said...

Paris' goal in life is to catch one of the evil squirrels in our backyard!

chasingsquirrelswithrusty said...

Stan!! I am SO jealous! I just knew if I could get my teeth on one of those evil little things it would taste DEElicious! You're report has made me that much more determined to get one!

Barklove,
Rusty

Hero said...

Hoorah for Stan! You have waited so long for this. I'm sorry that your glorious moment got cut short, but at least now you can add it to your list of things that have been granted the honor of gracing your belly.

Fenway said...

There is a dead squirrel at the end of my street and it's just laying on it's side right by my favorite logging spot. I pay it NO mind. If it's not moving and playing a chase game, I'm not interested.

Sick confession, huh? I had to come clean. Please don't be too disappointed.

And, the other week Ms. Alpha dropped a whole super-size pouch o' McD's french fries right in front of me. I sniffed eagerly but then turned my schnozzle away in disgust. That taught Ms. Alpha an important lesson about what SHE'S putting into her body. The fries went into the disposal...NO MORE Mickey D's!!!!

Fenway said...

There is a dead squirrel at the end of my street and it's just laying on it's side right by my favorite logging spot. I pay it NO mind. If it's not moving and playing a chase game, I'm not interested.

Sick confession, huh? I had to come clean. Please don't be too disappointed.

And, the other week Ms. Alpha dropped a whole super-size pouch o' McD's french fries right in front of me. I sniffed eagerly but then turned my schnozzle away in disgust. That taught Ms. Alpha an important lesson about what SHE'S putting into her body. The fries went into the disposal...NO MORE Mickey D's!!!!

Joe Stains said...

I sure wish we could ALL just feast on squirrels, wouldn't that be perfect?? We were eating Canidae then had to switch because they started processing their food from Diamond. Now we eat Merrick and omdog its the best tasting stuff and its all US and no wheat and its own facility! did I mention it is frickin delicious?!

Biggie-Z said...

Thanks for the great PSA, boyz. That is part of the reason why I eat raw - the other part being that Momma likes having a big dog that makes little dog poops.

I have been seeing dead rats on my lovely NYC walks lately. I don't really like them. I still love the taste of live pigeon, though, and Momma always has to keep me in line around those things.

Amber-Mae said...

Squirrel does sound pretty yummy. Does it tastes like chicken? We heard about the food recall but luckily Malaysia sell safe commercial foods only.

Butt wiggles,
Solid Gold Dancer

Maggie and Mitch said...

Mitch picked something up on our walkie today and refused to give it up to dad! He thinks it might have been a frozen squirrel part! ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

the 4 Bs said...

we are so lucky to have you guys watching out for what we eat! we would have loved that frozen hunk of squirrel - that sounds like a yummy delight! and we'll stay far away from that yukky chicken soup.

woofs!

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello stanislaw its dennis the vizsla dog hay we git the hole dog jurnal heer and mama reedz it relijusly evry munth persunally tho i think it is falsly naymed becuz not wunse has an ishyoo arrivd at the howse with a hole dog inside of it oh wel it keeps mama okyoopied i gess ha ha ok bye