Sunday, December 6, 2015

DEC 6 2015
THIS IS SHATUPON SUNDAY----- IT IS ALSO SANTA SUNDAY--  MARK'S FRIEND, WHO IS THE PERFECT SANTA - EVEN IN  JULY AND IN SHORTS  HE IS SANTA.

HIS RED JEEP HAS TEH LICENSE "ST NICK".. HE IS EXPECTED HERE 1PM ISH????--- ACCORDING TO KITTY-- ALOT OF PEOPLE FOUND THIS OUT AT SOME CHURCH FUNCTION YESTERDAY, AND ARE PLANNING TO COME.

ALONG WITH THE SHATTING-- OUR PARKING MAY B CHALLANGING... SO ALL STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS... PLEASE PARK ALONG THE DRIVEWAY..  WE MAY OPEN THE FLAT FIELD.... MIGHT BE A BETTER IDEA...  HP ONLY  NEAR THE GUEST HOUSE...
DEPENDING ON THE WEATHER ( WINd)  we may put the table in the arena....... and we do have a bullet heater and a couple others...  food will still be in the tea tent
 
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FOOD-- OURS OR THE DOGS' - CERTAINLY QUALIFIES AS  SOMETHING TO WHICH WE SHOULD PAY ATTENTION.
 I  ONCE INVESTIGATED  THE LABELS ON ALL THE FOOD IN MY GROCERY CART--- AND AFTER FINDING OUT  EVERYTHING -- WITH VERY FEW EXCEPTIONS CONTAINED HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP..AND THE THINGS  THAT DID NOT HAVE IT, I NEVER REALLY LIKED. -- I DID CHANGE MY HABITS... I STOPPED LOOKING AT THE LABELS -WHICH I WAS SURE WAS CAUSING ME STRESS AND INDIGESTION.

I FEEL ABOUT THE SAME REGARDING   DOG FOOD.... MAINLY BECAUSE THE WAY MANY PEOPLE FEEL ABOUT  DOG FOOD  IS  SO AFFECTED BY ADVERTISING IT  BECOMES  NEARLY A RELIGION...  I STRUGGLE  NOT TO BE AFFECTED BY THE LATEST BUZZ WORDS IN DOG FEEDING..
I WOULD PUT GOOD MONEY ON THE FACT THAT FOR THE PAST 70 YEAARS - I HAVE FED 98.4% OF ALL THE TYPES OF DOG FOOD MANUFACTURED/SOLD  IN THIS  COUNTRY  ... FOR ONE REASON OR ANOTHER-- MOSTLY FINANCIAL...

TO BE HONEST, MY  "FOOD/FEED"  OPINIONS ARE LACED WITH  ONE FACT....WHICH I SAW WITH MY OWN EYES....
I HAVE AN "ANIMAL"  FRIEND WHO HAD 2 SMALL BOYS-- AND SHE USED TO REGULARLY SEND HER KIDS OFF TO THE  SCHOOL  BUS WITH A CUP OF HORSE FEED RIGHT OUT OF THE BIN IN THE BARN.-- IF THE DSS HAD EVER KNOWN.....THEY WOULD HAVE REMOVED HER KIDS... HOWEVER--- ONE OF HER 24 YEAR OLD "KIDS"  WAS HERE A WHILE AGO - HANDSOME  6'2" BLOND WITH MUSCLES ALL IN THE RIGHT PLACES--  HER PROOF  WAS 80' UP IN MY  TREE  MOVING  THE CAMERA AROUND...  HER CLAIM WAS IT WAS BETTER THAN THE PROCESSED CEREALS. 

I AM VERY SURE THAT MOST OF THE DOG FOOD IS MORE BALANCED NURISHMENT THAN  SOME OF THE STUFF WE FEED OUR KIDS....
 
IN MY CAREER I HAVE HAD DOG FRIENDS- PERFECTLY INTELLIGENT PEOPLE TELL ME  "I FEED MY DOG NOTHING BUT RAW CHICKEN NECKS BECAUSE  THE EXTRUDED PELLETS OF DOG FOOD CONTAIN POISONS".--- AND  ANOTHER----"THIS DOG FOOD MANUFACTURER GUARENTEES YOUR DANE WILL NOT GET HIP DISPLASIA IF YOU FEED ONLY HIS FOOD- NOT A BITE OF ANYTHING ELSE"  I  FIND MYSELF CONSTANTLY SAYING "HOW  WAS THAT PROVEN? "  -- "IS THE PERSON TELLING YOU THESE "FACTS" SELLING THE PRODUCT??"

I PUT DOG FOOD IN 3 CATAGORIES--  SATISFY THE DOG, NURISH  THE DOG,  SATISFY THE OWNER.

SO LAST MONTH WHEN I MADE TEH COMMENT ABOUT SO MANY DOG FOODS WERE MANUFACTURED BY  DIAMOND MFG...., MY COMMENT DREW COMMEENTS FROM A CP.......\ WHO  disagrees with my statements.....
SO HERE IS THE RUNDOWN....

THE RECALL I REFERED  TO WAS A FEEW YEARS AGO, AND INVOLVED KIRKLAND  AND 7 OTHER BRANDS OF DRY FOOD WHO'S BAGS WE HAD IN OUR STORAGE AMBULANCE THAT  ALL WERE MFG BY DIAMOND...I DID NOT KEEP THE  NAMES. I REMEMBER LOOKING FOR BRANDS NOT MADE BY DIAMOND AND HAD TROUBLE FINDING ANY-
EXCEPT PURINA..  THOSE WERE THE FACTS  ON WHICH I BASED MY STATEMENT.  I HAD BAGS IN MY HAND LABELED DIAMOND.... LATER SAME BAGS.. DIFFERENT NAMES---- SAME ADDRESS-- OR NEARLY  SAME ADDRESS...

A ROSE BY ANY OTHER NAME WOULD STILL HAVE THORNS.
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You are incorrect about Diamond Dog Food.  They make their own, and they make the one for CostCo, and one for Tractor Supply, but they are not the manufacturing plant for all the other brands other than Purina. 
A number of years ago there was a HUGE recall of almost all brands BUT Diamond.  It seems like many different brands were hiring the same plant to manufacture their formulas, and so all got tainted by some bad grain from China because the machinery was inadequately cleaned between runs for the different dog food sellers. 
Since I feed Diamond Naturals, I keep track of recalls they've had and they have had less over the last 10 years than most the other manufacturers.  Apparently Hill's is actually Colgate-Palmolive. 
Like you, I have strong opinions and just had to speak up for Diamond because I believe your comments were not accurate enough.  
Nedra 

AND THEN SHE WROTE...
There was one year, I believe 2012, when Diamond had multiple recalls and a lot of trouble... before and after that they have had few.  The really BIG event I believe was in 2007, when Menu Foods manufactured for a HUGE number of companies, possibly including Nutro who now manufactures their own food.  Menu's plant had one run contaminated and failed to clean their equipment adequately between manufacturing runs.  After that I suspect some of the companies set up their own manufacturing plants.  Diamond was not in that huge recall. 
Diamond does manufacture under multiple names.  
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I DON'T KNOW WHERE THAT LEAVES YOUR EDUCATION TODAY...
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