Archive for February, 2011

It’s My Bone – That’s the Rule

February 16, 2011

You know the adage, “throw a dog a bone.” In Parker’s case, you can toss it but don’t expect to get it back without a fight. Our sweet, gentle dog was transformed from Cavalier to Pit Bull as I tried to take away his rib eye steak bone. It’s no wonder. I read that part of this goes back to wolf pack behavior. In packs, if one of the weaker, lower-status wolves captures a big, meaty chunk for itself, the higher-status wolves or pack leaders will not take it from them. It’s like a canine law. After Parker growled at me, I scolded him and walked away. He followed me around the house – with pleading eyes, a wagging tail and the rib eye bone firmly lodged in his mouth – until I forgave him. When asked to drop it the second time, Parker grudgingly relinquished his prize.

A Snow Day

February 5, 2011

Precise Holistic – It’s What’s for Dinner

February 5, 2011

Ready, set, eat! Parker is just crazy about his Precise Holistic Wild at Heart River Line – Salmon. What’s great is the food is chock full of good stuff from salmon to botanicals to cell protectors. We should eat so healthy. Precise pet foods get top rankings from the Whole Dog Journal and the plant just received a superior rating from American Institute of Baking (AIB), an institute that assesses food safety risks and compliance. I’m not a Precise employee or have any financial stake in the company – just a consumer who wants to buy dog food without fillers, preservatives, additives, etc. The real kicker is the Precise price: just $18 for a six-pound bag.