We have two wonderful dogs who are almost like daughters to us [sorry Mer & Alex!]. As any dog owner knows, OUR dogs are the smartest and most well trained in the world! [ well, almost well trained … Roxie still pulls like a bitch when I walk her on a leash! ]. And, of course, because they are so important to us and because Audrey is so conscientious and well informed about nutrition, we buy raw food for them. Every six weeks I head down ‘da shor” to pick up our order from the Golden Retriever breeder who is a delivery point for Oma’s Pride
[http://www.omaspride.com/] in this part of the state. Sixty to sixty five miles round trip. Because I don’t work a nine to five [ TG!! ], I don’t have to make the trip during any sort of commuter traffic and it’s really quite a nice ride. The breeder must have well over a ton of raw food delivered and she has a number of her customers come early to unload the truck and separate the orders [for which she “pays” WELL over the minimum wage to be deducted from your order]. The driveway is a mess with all of the food spread around but I am ALWAYS amazed at what some of these folks order for their furry friends [it’s no wonder doggie boutiques and pet supplies were a 7.6 Billion dollar business in 2002]!
Beef Tripe – Salmon Whole Belly Trim – Ducks Feet
Ground Ostrich – Whole Buffalo Tongue
Ground Llama – Ground Kangaroo – Ground Yak
The first time I went down early to help separate orders, I was blown away by what people were getting for their animals!
You just can’t make this stuff up!
Somewhere in rural New Jersey