Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Raw Food Diet, Day 370- Three Little Piggies

The Old Man (computer) is up and running again, thanks to Mr. Genius at the fruit store. Looks like the typing machine has avoided that big apple tree in the sky! Mom would have been so sad. This computer has never had issues and that was its first trip to the vet in almost 4 years. And it was a silly problem with the printer program! Ha! Thanks for all of your well-wishes. They worked! But now I must go on to more important things...

Like meat.

Mom was at the feasting store and was checking out the beast-feasting section for sales when she found a massive pork shoulder for $1 per pound! She snatched it right up and brought it home for the canines' feasting delight.It was over 4 pounds of meatiness, and almost all of it was pure piggy delicious feasting material - almost no bone.
In the mood to mix stuff up a bit, mom decided to cook this meat and turn it into meaty muffins that are easy to portion out. Because it is so important to balance calcium and phosphorous ratios in our meals, and since cooked bone is a seriously dangerous thing, mom added some bone meal powder to the mix - about 900mg calcium per pound of meat. (Phosphorous is found in the animal tissue, calcium is obviously from bone.)
She added plain yogurt, some pureed veggies, one egg (we have to go easy on the eggs or else our tummies get angry), a tiny touch of garlic and a bit of pureed chicken liver to the mix. It smelled SO GOOD!
I got a raw taste test. It made my tongue do cartwheels! My eyes tried to jump onto the spoon!
Big Pupi also lost control of his feasting device and it licked every inch of that mixing spoon to a nice spit polish.
After the feastables got our stamp of approval, they were spooned into 4oz servings and baked up. Our mixture didn't stick together very well because of the lack of starches, but we totally didn't care. If your human likes to feed you grains, then some overcooked brown rice or some oatmeal would be a nice binder to mix in along with more eggs - just decrease the amount of veggies in that case or else you'll be in fiber overload. Alternately, increase the amount of veggies if you go grain-free since you want to keep things moving!
Big Pupi stared at the oven counting down the seconds and breathing deeply as the toasty pig smells made their way from the vents. He didn't budge for over 20 minutes. I don't think he blinked either, lest some cabinet monster suddenly appear and nab his baking niblets. He wasn't about to let this one get by his feasting hole.
Mom set out our servings and let the mixture cool while she packaged the rest up and made a few more batches of mini meaty muffin meals.
Awwww man. The smells were intoxicating! Pupi and I whined and moaned and looked longingly at our bowls on the counter and mom was not giving us the feast! Arg! Doesn't she know that I DON'T CARE if I burn my tongue off trying to eat? It will grow back!

Dinner was still nice and warm when we FINALLY got to chow down and it just tasted SO GOOD. That mondo pork shoulder fed us for days. My belly was so happy.
But it's gone now and I miss it. I hope it enjoyed its brief stay in my tum.

So that ends the tale of the three little pigs - the pork shoulder, Big Pupi and me!

Happy feasting,

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We got this awesome Honest Weblog award from our fellow feasters Maggie and Mitch. They think our blog is brilliant! Thank you so so much. We are crazy excited.

The rules:"When accepting this auspicious award, you must write a post bragging about it, including the name of the misguided soul who thinks you deserve such acclaim, and link back to said person so everyone knows he or she is real.

Choose a minimum of 7 blogs that you find brilliant in content or design. Or improvise by including bloggers who have no idea who you are because you don’t have 7 friends. Show the 7 random victims’ names and links and leave a harassing comment informing them that they were prized with “Honest Weblog.” Well, there’s no prize, but they can keep the nifty icon. List at least ten honest things about yourself. Then, pass it on! "

So, I guess after all these posts about bum explosions, air biscuits, projectile vomiting and everything else that goes in to and comes out of our little bodies warrants an award about honesty. Sure! The original intention of this blog was to chronicle our experiences dealing with our many food allergies and health issues as they happened in the moment, as apposed to a rose-colored, hindsight point of view. So we've got it all - the good, the bad, and the ugly... otherwise known as my stinky brother.

Let's start off with the 10 things about us:

1. If you offer Big Pupi a single piece of shredded cheese, he will study it carefully before eating.
2. The sound of velcro will send Big Pupi up a wall.
3. My howls sound like a deep-voiced man yelling "WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!"
4. Pupi's howls sound like 2-day old puppy giving it his all.
5. Speaking of puppies, Big Pupi doesn't always enjoy being in the company of crazy wee ones.
6. I got too excited playing in the hall with dad the other day and I accidentally killed my neighbor's newspaper. I killed it dead. Seriously.
7. When I have a pooble accident I pick it up and put it on the sofa. (This is material for a post right here.)
8. Big Pupi is totally attached at the hip to mom.
9. I'm glued to my meat-eating dad.
10. I believe roadkill is like a fine wine... the older, the riper, the better.

Alright, so now I must pass it on. I give this award to:

1. Fenway. His approach is similar to mine - including stories about making messes on his "hinders." Gotta love that honesty.
2. Biggie Z. There's nothing like a good rant about dog park days with improperly socialized owners. Plus this dude eats raw meat!
3. Mack, Paris and Lilly. Because well... Paris is there. And that's just brilliant.
4. Tadpole. This dude lets it all hang out there. When he's not wearing shirts, that is. Now that's a guy with nothing to hide.
5. Beckett. Because we're all thinking about his mom right now and hoping she gets well soon.
6. Coco. Because when you're that tiny you really can't hide much of anything.
7. Bae Bae. You're a hammy chillin' with the big dogs. That's brilliant!

'Tis all, folks!


Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

Mom is seeing a khrokhkpot and pulled pork...

I'm seeing other kinds of fun!

Khongrats on your award!


♥玮倩 said...


your food looks delicious :DD I hope i could get my paws on them

Coco said...

Thank you Stan! i am so honored that you passed this award on to me!!! i'm going to post it on my page right now!

Tail Wiggles & Pyppy Kisses,

Coco - The Princess

Anonymous said...

Oh oh can we come over for dinner? that sounds like a good meal to us! We don't eat any grains either so they sound really good. We can come to your house for porkie muffins and you can come to our house when we have beefy hearts. Deal? DawgMom says to say congrats on the award!

Bae Bae said...

Your din din sure looks pawsome yummilicious

Thanks for passing me the award. ;)

~ Bae

Amber-Mae said...

OMG! OMG! OMG! That looks sooooo GOOD! I've been very starving thee past few days so I think I'll be able to finish all that in one go!

Butt wiggles,
Solid Gold Dancer

Mack said...

Hey dude!
THANKS & congrats for the award!
AFter looking at all that feasting heaven, my mind is a little numb right now, so I will have to think really hard on this one!

PS: Paris saw that last picture of you Stani and went ga-ga!

Dennis the Vizsla said...

Bone meal powder? I don't think my wife has that in her arsenal yet. I'll have to forward this to her.

Congratulations on your award!

Fenway said...

Whoa, bro'!!!

What a banner week for moi. Yet another award and acknowledgement of my being. I dare say I won't have to bark scream as much to garner attention. THANK YOU!

Now I will have to come clean and reveal more of my quirky self!

Your pal,

PS: Gotta ask since you brought up Pig Feasting....have you ever gotten to taste bacon? I'm determined to get me some of that some day, some how.

Niamh said...

I am sick with jealousy over your pig feasting guys. We are serious about pork here in NC and I am now going to be agitating for some pork additions to my food.

I hope your eyeballs are back in your head now!

Your friend,

Mason Dixie said...

Your posts always makes me hungry and angry b/c mom is a vegetarian!!! How dare she. very jealous=)

Biggie-Z said...

It's a good thing my poops are back to normal and I'm back on the raw meat again because I can't believe you didn't send ME any of that yumminess!

Thank you very much for the award! Now Momma has to get to work on a new post.

P.S. Where do your humans get that bone meal powder? My Momma gives me calcium tabs (for dogs) to balance my Fox For Us but she thinks maybe bone meal is good too.

Dughallmor Beagles said...

Woooo, Stan! Mum is laffin at your funny eyes poppin outta your head, heehee! We gets to lick the BARF spoon clean but our eyes stay in our heads!
We is jealous....not had tasty pork for toooooooo long! You always make us drool :o) Does your Mom ask the buthcer for pig trotters? they're the best, they take ALL DAY to eat....mmmmmm!
Slobbers xx

♪Tobi♪ said...

haha!! looks tasty!! i wish mommy would make ME meaty muffins. i only get cooked ground beef for meaty treats. sometimes gets boring. u got any ideas?

Stanley said...

Hey, buds!

That bargain pork shoulder looks good enough to eat, which you did. Thanks for torturing us with your description, man. (But, you did give our girl some good ideas to prep food for when someone else has to feed us & they're not so hip on handling raw food.)

You boys stay cool!

Goob love,

Koobuss said...

Boy, does that look good! I could take a bite right out of that picture! Great photo.

Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Koobuss and I am a 2-year-old female wire fox terrier. While this is my first visit to your blog, Stanislaw, I will be coming here a lot, I see. My mom is about to switch me over to a raw diet, but not without a great deal of trepidation. Your blog will be a big help in easing her fears. Thanks.

Koobuss Kisses,

Maggie and Mitch said...

Boy oh boy does your pork dindin look yummy!
We can't believe that Big Pupi has to study cheese before eating it! Does he think your mom is trying to poison him, Stan?!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Joe Stains said...

You guys got crazy boston terrier eyes tasting your Mom's pawesome mixture. I don't blame you, it looked amazing. I can't believe you put your uh poobles on the sofa, how freakin cool is THAT?!

duo_disaster said...

* Goofy pens Comments *

Stan, I think its worth waiting. I just had a tub of pork stew last night & I couldnt wait, really.

The smart thing with your M is that she doesnt trust any of you with food, whereas ours simply under estimated us.

Alright, I didnt know she wasn't serving BARF last night so I plunge in while she turned her back on us & guess what?

Yes, I took a huge mouth (I didnt even try it!) and in less than a second, all came out like volcano eruption! My lesson learnt...