Lucky Dogs: We Make Their Dog Food Good

Lucky Dogs! Home made dog food

Between Buster’s stroke and all the news about bad dog food, for the past 3 weeks Marilyn has made the food our little buddies eat. And they eat well! Today’s recipe includes extra lean ground turkey, sweet potatoes, rice, broccoli, cauliflower beans and carrots, boiled and mashed before she adds  pumpkin and a vitamin supplement called Hilary’s Blend. This afternoon she made up enough to last them a couple of weeks and freeze it. At meal time she will add some kibble. They love it and usually when they’re done there is nothing but maybe some kibble left in their dishes. Yeah, but what’s that cost you ask. We figured it out this afternoon: before the kibble it works out to a bit less than a buck a day to feed both dogs. After what we’ve spent on them this summer that seems like a heck of a deal to me.

I told you they liked it!


Watch out for the Adobe Flash Hack

Over the past three weeks 38 million Adobe Flash users have been attacked by a malware program called Conduit. A couple of days ago we joined the crowd when both our web browsers and search engines on our PC  were taken over by programs called “Conduit” and directed us various advertising not necessarily even slightly related to where we wanted to go. Marilyn worked for about four hours yesterday morning following these instructions to clean our hijacked computer. Looks like we got our computer back. Obviously we need to look at our protection a lot more closely. Which brings me to the question. What are using to protect your computer? I’d appreciate your advice.

“I think computer viruses should count as life. I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We’ve created life in our own image.”  Stephen Hawking

3 thoughts on “Lucky Dogs: We Make Their Dog Food Good

  1. We had to put our labrador on homemade food using rolled oats, pork, Cod liver and Saflo oils and Hilary’s Blend. This lasted about 3 months with Gloria preparing the food every day and the kitchen smelled like a slaughter house during this time. The new diet was necessary because our dog had severe skin allergies and we couldn’t figure whether it was caused by the commercial food we were feeding her and every other remedy had failed. Slowly the allergies have cleared up and she is back on commercial food. Glad to hear Buster is feeling better.

  2. Hey Dave; Thanks for the ideas on the dog food. I guess that’s one advantage of little dogs. We can whip up a batch every couple of weeks for our guys.

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