Wednesday, April 25, 2007


Since so many, possibly too many, of us with little dogs get them confused with little ones, I think it is high time that companies just gave in and let us treat them as the little babies we think they are. That's why I jumped at the Onesy currently being sold at Target in stores for just $5! Its adorable, and my little girl looks beautiful in the light green.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Mandy Moment

Of course, I completely forgot the entire reason I had started writing my last post. My roommates dog is barking up a storm and its driving me insane because I was up all night studying for a midterm, which was a horrendous experience.

Crying Dogs

I am so thanful at the moment that m dog is obviously happy and content. I saw a little Chi at the mall the other day, and it was stock still in it's owners arms and shaking. My boyfriend couldn't help but remark to me how much happier our own seems. I've dragged her along shopping before and she loves it. I can hardly keep her contained as she tries to check everything out. Sales clerks usually adore her. Although, I try to keep her away from children as she has a nasty temper and no manners when it comes to showing her teeth. I love her anyways, and just wish all owners would make sure their dogs are comfortable and feel safe before bringing them to crowded places such as the mall.

What is it about these crazy dogs?

Starry is just so typical sometimes. I swear, its almost like having a toddler. Not that I'd know. Anyway, I bought her a "cozy cave: thinking she'd love something warm and cushy to nap in. Nope! Why would any little puppy want to nap in an expensive, sheepskin, designed just for small dogs toy when she has a King sized bed? My bad. Oh yes, and here is the kicker. My boyfriend has this pillow that he has had since he was a kid. It's beaten to a pulp, but I swear it's the most comfortable pillow on the planet. Instant relaxation. He hates to share it, but Starry loves it, too. Hilarious watching those 2 fight over a pillow. I think Starry should get it, she fits perfectly into it.

The BEST Toy Ever

I love to say something is the best thing ever. It's like my own personal way of giving a stamp of approval. I guess I could describe the severity of the sentiment by as something that I just get excited about, and find a bit revolutionary and amazing. I feel this way about the Kong toy. For small dogs, I really recommend the snaps, instead of he thick treats that come as a sample. Small dogs can hardly chew them on there own, nevertheless inside the toy. But the snaps provide just the right amount of challenge for entertainment, without too much frustration. I have piece of mind when I I leave Starry alone, because I know she has some playtime ahead of her, followed by a treat and a feeling of success, and then hopefully a little nap.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Recall Lists

Recalled cat foods

Americas Choice; Preferred Pets; Authority; Best Choice; Companion; Compliments; Demoulas Market Basket; Fine Feline Cat, Shep Dog; Food Lion; Foodtown; Giant Companion; Good n Meaty; Hannaford; Hill Country Fare; Hy-Vee; Key Food; Laura Lynn; Li'l Red; Loving Meals; Main Choice; Nutriplan; Nutro Max Gourmet Classics; Nutro Natural Choice; Paws; Presidents Choice; Price Chopper; Priority; Save-A-Lot; Schnucks; Sophistacat; Special Kitty; Springfield Pride; Sprout; Total Pet; My True Friend; Wegmans; Western Family; White Rose; and Winn Dixie.

Recalled dog foods

America's Choice; Preferred Pets; Authority; Award; Best Choice; Big Bet; Big Red; Bloom; Bruiser; Cadillac; Companion; Demoulas Market Basket; Fine Feline Cat; Shep Dog; Food Lion; Giant Companion; Great Choice; Hannaford; Hill Country Fare; Hy-Vee; Key Food; Laura Lynn; Loving Meals; Main Choice; Mixables; Nutriplan; Nutro Max; Nutro Natural Choice; Nutro; Ol'Roy; Paws; Pet Essentials; Pet Pride; President's Choice; Price Chopper; Priority; Publix; Roche Bros; Save-A-Lot; Schnucks; Springsfield Pride; Sprout; Stater Bros; Total Pet; My True Friend; Western Family; White Rose; Winn Dixie and Your Pet.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Homemade Pet Food

I recently read a comment where one reader pointed out that she makes her own pet food. That is a great idea! Foods designed for human consumption obviously have much stricter guidelines regarding safety and ingredient control. I was lucky, I feed Science Diet which thankfully is not on the recall list. However, my roommate feeds IAMS, and I have been absolutely neurotic about keeping my dog away from it.

Anyway, my boyfriend dragged me into the Roseville Meat Market, where they literally walk a cow in the back door and...yeah. The smell of death almost made me puke, and I am eating vegetarian for the next few days. What I did notice was that they sold "pet food" right alongside the flank steak and ribs. It's very inexpensive (well, if you feed a Chihuahua) and fixing your pet a little bit of fresh, non-preservative chicken or beef pet food from the butcher is great for piece of mind.