Saturday, July 23, 2016

A Collection of Informative Raw Feeding Posts


Over the years, I have written several posts about raw feeding, along with posting photos of some of the raw meals I feed my dogs, and raw friendly treat recipes.

These posts are meant to help both the beginning and experienced raw feeders.

I decided to catalog these various raw feeding posts, and put them in an easy to find spot.

Raw Feeding Resources  A collection of resources including books, forums, blogs, and magazines in which one can find information on raw feeding.

How I Feed Raw  A how-to on how I feed my three large dogs a raw diet.  Doesn't work for everyone, but this is what works for them.

Homemade Dog Chews  How to use what is typically considered waste or a byproduct to easily make chews for your dogs.

Chicken Training Treats How to use easily available chicken hearts to make healthy, homemade training treats.

Proof that a raw diet is good for a dog's teeth.

The Best Raw Meats for Cleaning Your Dog's Teeth.

Breaking the Raw Feeding Rules  A look at some of the various "rules" that exist in raw feeding, and why it's ok to break them.

The Poop Post  Photos of raw fed dog poop.

Raw Kongs  Completely edible, completely raw, interactive meals/treats for dogs.

Decoding Raw Lingo  Sometimes is seems as if raw feeders speak a different language.  A quick guide to understanding raw-speak.

Liver Treats  One ingredient, two different methods, two types of treats.

Can I Feed My Dog Raw Chicken?  Which parts of a chicken can be fed, and how to feed them.

Inadequate Arguments Against Raw Feeding  Some of the arguments against raw feeding I have encountered, and my rebuttals.

Adding Wild Game to a Raw Diet  How to feed wild game to a raw fed dog.


Monday, July 18, 2016

Somethings Fishy - Natural Balance Fish & Sweet Potato Jerky Bark #ChewyInfluencer


Sometimes dogs just want a soft, stinky treat.  Actually my dogs want them all the time. 

They were given the opportunity to try out some Fish & Sweet Potato Jerky Bark made by Natural Balance, courtesy of our friends at chewy.com


These salmon-based treats come in a good-sized bag, and are very soft.  This means that they are easily broken into smaller pieces, which is a bonus for me.


Warning - they are stinky.  I don't see this as a bad thing.  The stinkier the treat, the harder my particular dogs will work for it, and the more excited they are to receive it. Your hands will smell fishy, but it comes off with a quick wash.

I love his smile and look of anticipation.
All three are very much enjoying these treats.  I nearly lost a finger to the princess.  She can get a bit snappy over treats she really likes.  All it takes to calm her down is a gentle "Easy" and she remembers how to properly take a treat.

Faolan gave these treats his ultimate seal of approval.  A scent roll.



A stinky, soft treat that my dogs go nuts for - what's not to like?

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Black & White Sunday


The past week and a half have been a tragedy of errors for me.  My car was backed into.  Last weekend, both my washing machine and vacuum quit.  Yesterday, Bruce knocked my Nikon off of a table, and it is not working.  I hope it is repairable.  It was truly an accident.  But I am still upset. He's lucky I love him.

So even on bad days, bad weeks, when everything seems to go wrong, there are still my joyful, hilarious, loving critters.



Monday, July 11, 2016


"These woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep."

From Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening by Robert Frost.