"The Earthquake Research Institute at the University of Tokyo said earlier this year that there’s a 70 percent chance a 7.0-magnitude or higher quake will strike Tokyo, near Fukushima, by 2016. Should the fourth reactor collapse, Suzuki said, it would be “bye bye Japan,” and “everybody on the west coast of North America should evacuate. Now if that isn’t terrifying, I don’t know what is.”Meanwhile, in the thriving burg of Sacramento, I spend my day researching homemade raw dog food and purchasing vitamin/mineral and fish oil supplements. Feels a bit like fiddling when Rome is burning. However, my little pooch has grown very very picky about her food, and will not eat much of the store bought variety. I switched her to white rice (brown is too much for their digestive systems) and ground turkey which she loves. Gobbles it up. So, I decided to do a little research and by golly, there are all kinds of recipes out there for raw and cooked food for dogs. Yes, Virginia, dogs did eat meat before commercial dog food was developed about 1860. And, oh my, but there is a lot of frothing at the mouth when it comes to advocating various diets for dogs. Just like foodnazis, there are dogfoodnazis. Brown v. white rice, veg or no veg, raw or cooked, bones or not. Shoot. I'm picking the simpliest (ground raw meat, cooked white rice, hard boiled eggs -shells included- mashed and adding the tiniest amount of nutritional supplements for vitamins/minerals, probiotics etc.) I kind of feel like those super conscientious moms who made all their own baby food for their little sprouts. I did a little of that, but was not opposed to popping open a jar of Gerber when needed.
The world may be going to hell in a hand-basket, but while it does, my little buddy is going to eat well. And I hope it will benefit her health as much as all the pundits say it will. She is my little miracle*, after all.
*A warm living being that adores you and wants to be with you at all times. A being that will lick your face and make you feel like the most wonderful person on the planet. A being that radiates JOY.