|Are you ever going to say “GO!”|
My brudder Zen is still missing. We won’t stop till we find him. Zen, wherever you are, please know we miss you terribly!!!!
Today we went to Rural King and while shopping we came across some treats. These are made by RedBarn Inc. and I seen the stamp that said “Made in U.S.A.” Thought, hmm let’s see what these are all about. Ma picked the bag up and looked all over it to see the tiny letters that say “Produced in China” but it wasn’t on the bag. She checked the other treats and they did’t have it on them either. Sounded good to her so in the cart they went.
These are called “Wooly Bullys”! For those of you who don’t know me personally, this is one of the names that my ma calls me. I have always been her wooly bully so I thought this treat was named after me. BOL!
They are bully coated lamb ears. I am a die hard chickyum lover but I do love my lamb. My first thought was “what does bully coated mean?” This treat is loaded with natural antioxidants for the joints. Sure I am always up for trying out a new treat. I consider myself a professional treat tester because I am picky. It’s got to be good for me to eat it.
|I just read where the bully came from|
Did you know that lamb ears are more nutritious than regular raw hides? They have more protein in them. These treats are slow roasted so they are crunchy but not overly hard. They are the pawfect size for most sized dogs. I wouldn’t recommend them for dogs who gulp their treats. There may be a choking hazard. If your dog like to savor their treat like I do or is small, medium, large or older then this is a great treat.
The ingredients on the bag is lamb ears, beef liver, egg white, beef pizzle, chickyum fat, chickyum cartilage, salmon oil, and more. I know what you are saying, you want to know what beef pizzle is right? I had to google that word. We will say it’s bully stick gravy and its good. Chewing on Wooly Bullys also promotes healthy teeth and gums.
Honestly I could have ate this whole bag by myself and my brudder, Scooby Doo and sissy spaniel agreed. They cost about $6.00 at Rural King but I have seen that you could order them through a variety of places online.
I give Wooly Bully’s by RedBarn pet Products 4 paws up because I had to do the happy roll after eating them. You can view their whole line of products on their website RedBarn. They also have a reward program you can sign up for on the site that sends you contest updates, freebies, product discounts, and they will be adding more soon.
This product has been Poodle approved!
Recently someone made a comment on Facebook that got my poodle brain thinking. They said they were glad their shelter didn’t “warehouse” pets because pets shouldn’t have to live their lives in a shelter. To me , I took this as a jab to a no kill shelter. Since most no kill shelters do sometimes have pets for long periods of time, sometimes months or maybe possibly years. I didn’t take it personally but I knew it was toward no kill shelters in general.
You hear over and over how people want this to be a no kill nation. The start of a no kill nation is education. Educating about how important spay/ neuter programs are, being a responsible pet parent, adopting, and when saying “I Do” to a animal, it should be for life, just to name a few. But when I hear a comment on how they are glad their shelter doesn’t warehouse pets, I feel like that is a step backwards in making this a no kill nation.
If a shelter isn’t a no kill that means that they euthanize for space, temperament, or too sick to heal. I am sure many have seen a animal on your social media that everyone thought was too sick to save but they did it anyways, you have heard the stories of how dogs were once aggressive but once they got into the right hands,they became the loving and friendly. You know the stories, I am sure you can go to Facebook or twitter right now and see one. What this means is its mostly for space.
Most of us don’t want to hear anything about euthanasia. I know I don’t but it does go on everyday in thousands of shelters every single day. Shelters can’t continue to take every animal and not euthanize for space. There isn’t enough space for all the animals the public bring in daily. So does this mean the one that holds the syringe, plays the part of God? How do they chose which animal lives or dies? I have seen many shelters who euthanize, post a dog that has been there for 9 or 10 months but does this mean the one that came in two weeks ago lost their life because the shelter workers and volunteers weren’t as fond of them as this one? I have also seen many kill shelters raise funds to save a animal. The animal would have a vet bill of hundreds of dollars, yet some healthy animals would lose their lives that day. Why raise funds for one but kill others?
Let me tell you a story about a few “warehoused” dogs and cats.
One that was with us for 5 yrs. His name is Romper. Romper came to us in 2004 and he waited a year to be adopted. In 2007 he was brought back because he kept digging out under the fence and getting loose. His previous owner had enough and returned him. Romper waited patiently for 5 yrs for someone to love him. I am thankful for our staff and volunteers who take time with our animals to give them love, walks, attention they deserve. In 2012 a family came to look at our animals and they seen Romper sitting out in the field just looking at them. He just sat there. Year after year he was passed up so why get excited? This was one of the things this family liked about him, they also loved his size , coat color , they loved everything about him. They went up and was introduced to Romper and the man said there was something in his eyes that said he was the dog for their family. Romper didn’t know how to act. 5 yrs? Now someone wanted him? Yes they did.
We get updates on Romper often. He is living life, loving life and now is a part of a family with children that he loves. Do you think Romper would have opportunity to be loved and to love someone if he wasn’t in a no kill shelter? No he would have been dead.
What about Camper? Camper was a 15 yr old dog who lived his whole life on a heavy chain. He was thin and had a bad back leg, cataracts and horrible teeth. He was only fed a handful of dry food everyday but because of his teeth the poor guy couldn’t eat it. When he came to us he was dragging his back legs. We thought we would be Campers forever home. We were wrong. A lady came by to drop off donations and seen Camper and couldn’t stand the thought of him living his life in a shelter. She adopted him. She also had handicapped and senior pets in her home so Camper was more than welcomed.
Camper finally had a soft bed, soft food and showed more love than he ever knew in his life. Would he have had a chance to find out what love really was if he wasn’t in a no kill shelter? The answer is no. Sadly Camper passed away within a year of leaving our shelter but he still lives forever in our hearts.
What about Lois? Lois was a senior kitty who had been with us for almost 5 yrs. She watched many leave to go to new homes and she just waited because she knew her day would finally come, and it did.
Lois passed away in 2012. Lois finally knew what having a home and someone to love her was. Would she had been given that chance? No she would not have.
More kitties are euthanized each day than dogs. Some kitties may get surrendered to a shelter and never make it into a cage or have a last meal. This is a sad statistic.
Not all no kill animals wait as long as these few have. Some are surrendered and within weeks or maybe a couple months find the homes. There are those who wait years but while they are in a no kill shelter, they have food, beds. fresh water, shelter, yearly vaccines and love. If we are their last home than so be it. It won’t stop us from continuing to search for a home for them.
Some don’t know they are sheltered animals. They call it their home. Home is where your heart is, right?
|How long will I wait?|
|My 7 pm tasty treat but I only get one|
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After a few days, my family figured out that apparently Miss Piggy had spent her whole life in the cage, never being able to come out to get exercise or never socialized. We have read where it’s best to have 2 guinea pigs since they are social creatures but ma says 1 is enough. A few days after we got her, we let her settle in, that is when we decided she needed a bigger cage plus hers was cracked on the bottom so ma was afraid she might be pinching her feet on the plastic. When she took her out of the cage and inspected her for fleas and general health. Miss Piggy’s nails were so long that they were curled around 3 or 4 times! Ma and dad worked slowly and cautiously to clip her nails as much as they could without getting in the quick that grew really long.
|You couldn’t see the curly toe if the photo was b/w|
|Another photo of curly nails|
After they clipped her nails, ma and sissy Sarah gave her a bath because she stunk like pee. Miss Piggy did not like that bath , she was so scared. Sissy Sarah wrapped her up in a thick towel and held her while ma cleaned up the mess that was made when Miss Piggy first got wet. Then ma took Miss Piggy and sat in front of a heater to warm her up. Miss Piggy started talking up a storm. She makes noises that sound like a little whistle. When they went to change her bedding, ma said the cage was so stained and the pee pee was a inch thick so she soaked the bottom of the cage. After 2 days of rinsing, the smell wouldn’t come out so that is when Miss Piggy got to upgrade her home to a dog crate that she was temporarily staying in.
Miss Piggy loved all the room she had. She would run around the cage, flip over on her side and roll or just stretch out as far as she could. Things were looking up for Piggy as she is called now. One thing Piggy did was found a way into Ma’s heart. See, this is why ma isn’t a good foster! She is a failure, yep I said it!! My mother is a FOSTER FAILURE! But that is a good thing 🙂
|she loves to cuddle with ma|
Now Piggy’s life routine is getting brought out of the cage almost daily to be socialized, having her nails clipped and a monthly bath.She doesn’t mind any of it now.
This also means us, fur kids, get to socialized with her. When ma cleans her cage out weekly , Piggy gets the run of the kitchen. Ma blocks us off but we can still see her. In the evenings when ma brings Piggy out she gets to play in a blanket. Piggy loves to burrow herself in the blanket. Sometimes she will snuggle with ma on the bed and watch TV. Yes , Miss Piggy likes to watch TV. She likes “House Hunters” or ” Say Yes to the Dress”
|Now she likes to play on the carpet with us|
When she wants Piggy can now get on the carpet in the living room and we all can play. Piggy has no problem chasing us around the room now. It’s all fun and it doesn’t last long but we don’t mind. When piggy is ready to go back to her house , she does it by herself.
Ma and Sissy Sarah chuckle when they see Piggy walking. Those little legs can sure move. BOL! Now Piggy has gotten to the point to where if ma is gone for a while when she walks in the house, Piggy lets out a high pitch squeals that sounds like woof whistles. It makes ma feel good that someone notices her! Piggy has found her forever home. I am glad that Piggy likes us and likes to socialize with us. I am happy that they lady brought Piggy to the Humane Society because if it wasn’t for that , we would have never had the pleasure of knowing what it was like to have a guinea pig as part of the family.
Did you know that you can find guinea pigs in shelters and rescues? Next time you want to get a guinea pig before buying one in a store, I ask you to please search on Petfinder.com. I am sure you will find one that is waiting for you.
Since this is Black and White Sunday I hope you liked Piggy’s black and white photos. I have not figured out how to make b/w videos but I hope it caused you to smile.
Thank you to our blog host Dachshund Nola ,YDWWYW,
When I went to BarkWorld in Sept 2012, I was chosen to be on a Bayer test panel for a flea collar called Seresto. At first, I thought “hey I don’t have fleas”! But there is a reason for this. I use Advantix to prevent them. The only thing I don’t like about using Advantix is that when I get my monthly treatment, I am not allowed on the couch until my fur dries. The microfiber couch will suck the flea treatment right off my fur and it leaves a greasy feeling spot. My first question on this collar was “can I get on the couch right away?” They said “Yes” that was music to my ears!