TM, Mama Cheryl (MC), Mama Penni (MP) and Papa Ron (PR) love and care for me.
In memory of DC Dora, CH Angus HXAsd, DC Kearney. Lost from our lives way too soon.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Busy Day

Kearney - Boy, we had a busy day.  First, we got up and it was raining.  TM did a happy dance because that is what the garden and the fields needed.  Then she loaded us up and drove back to town.  We got here just in time to unpack and then do a full day's worth of work (TM, not us).

Lowri - Then it was time for my very favorite!  TM made us some dog food!  She did about 40 pounds of raw food and put it in the freezer.  Kearney and I got to clean up.  He is a silly dog.  When I start eying his bowl, he growls.  He can sound pretty ferocious.  I just bat my eyes at him and move on in.  He growls some more just for show as he moves to another bowl.

TM was planning out our day tomorrow which starts early at the chiropractor.  Once she got to thinking about it, she realized they had made a mistake.  The appointment was for my Daddy.  He is at Mama Cheryl's house.  NOT here.  Oops!  TM called MC and they agreed they had too much going on to add in a quick trip to hand off my Daddy.  So now, I get to go get adjusted in the morning in his place.  Poor, pitiful me ;)  NOT!


  1. It would seem your dogs have plenty of energy and few health problems. Is your raw dog food recipe posted somewhere? Do you use any supplements? Also, what is portion ratio? Have you cook down chicken bones, grind and feed to dogs? If all these questions are answered in your posts, just direct me. Thank you, Mick

    1. Hi Mick, My kennel partner, Cheryl, did all the research. She is on a couple of raw food lists. If you are feeding raw, I recommend you do your research as there are several different theories on what to feed.

      Basically, we feed 50 percent raw meaty bones, 30 percent organ meats, 10 percent veggies, 5 percent fruit and 5 percent whatever. I don't worry about them getting that percent in every single meal, but I try to hang out in that neighborhood. We feed raw chicken, bones and all. We do not feed cooked bones. I grind everything except the chicken/bones. The dogs do that well enough :)

      My mix last night was 20 pounds of chicken drumsticks, 4 pounds of the meat mix frozen from last time, 5 pounds of raw liver, 4 pounds of beef tongue, 2 pounds of mutton, 25 or so hard-boiled pheasant eggs (we have pheasant - what can I say), frozen shredded summer squash (thawed), cooked pumpkin, and some left over rice and bean soup/mush (amounts listed are rough). I put a drumstick or two in each container (depending on weight), added the meat/veggie/fruit mix to bring it up to the amount needed for each dog. Cheryl supplements with Missing Link Plus. I use Platinum Performance.

      Kearney gets about 16 ounces (neutered, active 3 yr old, weighing about 34 pounds). Lowri gets about 17-18 ounces (intact, 16 month old, ACTIVE girl weighing about 32 pounds). I was told to feed about 1/2 ounce per pound. You can see that is pretty close.

      Both dogs are kept at a working/showing weight. I monitor it often by checking the feel of their ribs. Coats are shiny and both dogs do great.

      Remember to do some research before settling on a plan. Hope this helps, Susan

  2. Thank you! Will continue my research. Good Luck at nationals. mick

  3. Thank you! Will continue my research. Good Luck at nationals. mick