On Tuesday we really, really start the dog food experiment. We’ve delayed long enough and the energy that persuaded us to get into this was starting to wane. Now that discussions have brought us back to the project, we’re both very excited about it again. I’m going tomorrow to pick up my bag of food. Because of the specialty formula of the dog food chosen, I’m having to drive about 40 minutes to find it. I’m not prepared to release my brand choice publicly; I’ll probably do that at the end and after I’ve talked with the manufacturer – assuming that everything goes okay. However, I will release the ingredients for anyone that may worry about this seemingly ludicrous idea:
Chicken Meal, Brown Rice, White Rice, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Flax Seed, Sun Cured Alfalfa Meal, Sunflower Oil, Chicken, Lecithin, Monocalcium Phosphate, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Linoleic Acid, Rosemary Extract, Sage Extract, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Mixed Tocopherols (source of Vitamin E), Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Cobalt Amino Acid Chelate, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Ascorbic Acid (source of Vitamin C), Niacin, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Riboflavin (source of B2), Beta Carotene, Calcium Pantothenate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Calcium Iodate, Folic Acid, D-Biotin, Sodium Selenite, Dried Papaya, Vitamin B12 Supplement
Amy took a picture of me the other day in the lake and I think it’s a perfect picture to use as a comparison later. I don’t anticipate this picture changing much seeing as my metabolism seems to annihilate anything I put in my pie hole. My last diet change was an “eat everything you can” for 8 weeks. I gained a whopping 4 pounds. On the positive side of that (for me), I kept it.
A monk asked Joshu, “Does a dog have the Buddha nature?”
Joshu retorted, “Mu!”
Balthazar said something that reminded me of this yesterday….
Oh yeah, it was “moo” right after the long succession of “quacks” at the playgroud, which is not to say that there were any chiropractors in the area but rather that the child was making animal noises…
I have not had my morning tea.
Anyway, the list of ingredients sounds impressive. Perhaps you should note the ingredients of the foods that you would normally have eaten instead of the the dog food diet. I anticipate that the dog food is healthier than anything out of a typical office vending machine.