We were feeding JP ToTW back when the Big Recall went down. We threw all his kibble away and switched to Orijen. But as you know Orijen is way expensive! Plus, even though I liked both brands, JP wasn’t a big fan. He’d eat it but he’d pick at it first (not normal corgi eating habits). So I decided to try Earthborn Holistic Primitive Natural. The price was better for me and JP loved it! So we haven’t switched back.
A great resource for figuring out dog food is petfoodadvisor.com. That’s where I found all three of these brands. It goes through ingredients and breaks it down so you know what’s bad for your dog and whats good. They do kibble and wet foods, too. You can sort by rating, pick a few you like, and then see what they’ll cost you on different websites. Hope that helps! Thanks for the question!
So, I found out something awesome the other day. John Bradshaw, who wrote the very informative book Dog Sense, has written another book! Cat Sense is about (you guessed it) cats and cat behavior. Which I totally need now.
I just need to finish up Pillars of the Earth. I’ve gotten to that super depressing part where everything goes to shit and it’s been really difficult to read through. I watched the TV show a few years ago, so I know it turns out alright in the end. But still! I remember, after one particularly depressing episode, I started crying and didn’t want to watch it anymore! So I’m at that same point in the book. But I’m going to power through, and then I’m going to read Cat Sense. Then I can get a better understanding of this crazy cat that lives in my house.
Crap. Imposter Toven has fallen asleep and my book is in the other room. I guess I’m stuck looking a Tumblr.
Also, JP is pretty jealous right now.
Minot PD claims that the bite marks pierced the gloves the officer was wearing, but as someone who has handled a fox with mere welder’s gloves, I fail to see how he bit through the gloves. Not only that, but the officer was way out of line. There was no proof to the bite other than a picture submitted which could have been easily ripped off google, yet the police department acted on it without question. As far as the zoning violations, Tara was told by the mayor of Minot that it would be fine to own Vader so long as she kept him on the property, which she complied with. Tara stood up for the welfare of animals on the blogging site tumblr, but received overzealous, anonymous hatred for it that resulted in her personal pet being destroyed. Vader was a ranch fox, classified as a category 1 non-traditional livestock by North Dakota and are considered “generally domestic” - the same as common pets as ferrets and chinchillas, yet you do not see law enforcement or the Minot PD forcing their way into the homes of people who have chinchillas every time it bites (which chinchillas have been documented to contract rabies and are seldom vaccinated).
Tara purchased Vader from a USDA licensed breeder who provides an interstate certificate of health required to cross state lines in the United States.
Even if there had been zoning violations in place, Minot PD had no right to force themselves into a home based on an anonymously sent picture without any amount of fact-checking done. Vader was a wonderful example of a ranched fox, who wagged his tail and greeted the officer at the door who grabbed him by the neck despite being instructed, repeatedly, by those caring for him, not to. During the short time Vader was in custody of Animal Control, he was reported to wag his tail at the staff.
Vader’s death was the result of gross misuse of authority to violate the privacy and autonomy of a couple who privately owned a well-behaved animal that seldom left the property. Vader was an innocent animal who posed absolutely no risk to anyone, yet was killed, and law enforcement simply shrugs their shoulders and minimizes their errors in this matter as being excusable because of an anonymous picture that was never followed up on and a zoning violation.