Who else wonders whether human teenagers eat as much as rambunctious dogs? Or is it perhaps the other way ’round? All I can say is that the dogs eat well. But now I have started to buy the weight-management formula dog chow. And without teens in the home anymore, the human food still disappears. I tell my wife the scale LIES!!!! I need to be more discriminating in the snacks kept at home (or in my office).
While last year I was researching dog food on the Internet and comparing the bone meal and by-products ingredient labels on individual products, I settled for a while on two brands that got good reviews. This year I figured out, if COSTCO sells it, I can be fairly assured that it does not contain mine tailings from far-away processing plants in Mexico, Utah or Uzbekistan.
While I know people who want to give their pets fancy snacks — at a price per ounce approaching gold (!) – I usually stick with plain dog biscuits. In a weak moment, I got some “duck jerky”. Tonight was the second time since opening the bag that i gave out a duck treat. I rarely offer a testimonial but these treats are ‘doggie crack’.
But then I looked on the label and the countries of origin caught my eye. These are European ducks. Apparently, my dogs have developed a taste for haute cuisine from Germany and Romania! I wonder if my blogging friend is aware of some ‘fowl’ play in his country: duck exports. But I’m wondering if there is another market here at home. I should see whether I can find a recipe for gopher dog jerky. There seems to be an unlimited supply of the unwanted critters within my neighborhood.