Sunday, August 26, 2012

When Midge and Gidget were puppies, they ate with a hearty appetite.  Then, out of the blue they became picky eaters.  I didn't worry too much - thinking it was just a phase they were going through.  When Midge began vomiting every morning and going for 5 days at a time without eating, the vet gave her some probiotics

and that seemed to help a little.  She would eat well for a week and then suddenly she'd be off her feed.  Well, this went on for about a year.  Then, one day I read the ingredient list in their favorite treats.  The ingredients looked wholesome enough, but there was a little disclaimer at the bottom of the bag that said, "Wash your hands after giving treats".  WHAT?  Why on earth would I feed something to my precious puppies that could have possible health risks to humans?  Are they crazy?  I cannot imagine in what world it is ok to feed ANYTHING to a pet that could possibly harm their health.  I immediately threw those treats away and looked for something else I could treat them with.  Once those treats were out of their systems they began eating their regular food again.   I found them a new treat that had been irradiated and my girls became the vibrant healthy dogs they were meant to be.  I will now boycott any dog food company that doesn't care whether it's healthy for them as long as they'll eat it.



 I caught one of those nasty summer colds this week, so I don't feel like I was very productive.  The good news is that I skipped writing the blog for a couple of weeks so I still have some neat stuff to show you.
Enjoy.













8 comments:

Virpi said...

I love all those framings. Incredible! Did you do those decorations on passe partouts or what?

Cari said...

I love your work. Your blog updates always make me smile. I'm so glad your sweet pups are eating well. What is with some of these pet food companies...the almighty $$$ I suppose and it sure makes me MAD!! Love you tons and take good care of yourself. You've got all the Bush girls and their friends to take care of soon. Be well....HUGS

Littlebit said...

Unbelievable about those treats!!
You sure look like you got a lot done!
I wish someone would see this comment and tell me who designed that little Peace on Earth In red..I would love to get my hands on that!! And as usual, the framing is perfect.

Jannie said...

Great info on dog treats. And I hope you feel better. Thx for posting the lovely pix of the work you do.

valerie said...

I am so glad to hear you found out what was making Midge so sick! So terrible what they put in some pet food. Another lovely array of framing Jill! Love everything but my favorite are the peacock and the last pixie. So pretty! :)

Sarah Beth said...

What kind of treats were they. I want to be sure not to give them to my puppy

Ohsewcrafty said...

The Believe stitch is beautiful and the framing is perfect! Do you know who designed the chart? Thanks!

MysteryKnitter said...

I like the peacock one.