Saturday, April 30, 2011

Thank you PBU!

Hey check me out!

SHARE your human, please

Momma was gone for a few hours yesterday. The woman thinks she can keep secrets from us. Riiiiight. AHA.  We do call that delusional fantasy.  It was not two seconds after she came back that the three of us four leggeds knew where she had been and with whom. Yes... with whom. Unlike daddy who peppered her questions, [which she answers with stingy words, like it costs her money to speak....] we knew without a single question. Well we knew 99% of it. There was one smell we could not identify. We knew instantly that momma had been at White Dog Cottage. What am I, stupid?  I smelled Miss Rosie all over her. Rosie... what were doing all up on MY momma? Tillie, did you think I was not going to know that you were on MY momma's lap? Hmmm? Now that that one smell... It took some detective work, BUT Louie, Louie , Louie... I heard so much about you and now I find out you were Mr cuddles? What is up with that???   What ever happen to fierce?  Are you not worried about your rep?  Momma told daddy you are a sweetie pie.  "Sweetie pie".  Louie that's a blink away from "pudding" and a breath away from "mush...."  JD suggested we go over to momma and "mark" her. You know, territorial imperative and all.  [JD has done that twice... to momma at obedience classes, and now momma is NOT allowed to be his alpha human, cause she is lousy at it. She apparently is  was JD's property...] 

Well. I decided to listen to her before taking some kind of action. The woman made some good points. She simply visited White Dog Cottage to help auntie Robin.. while she was there she helped herself to some Bichon loving. Pretty much like JD does when strangers pet him. He helps himself to some human petting ALL THE TIME...   Momma said that all the Bichons at white Dog Cottage need more belly rubs. Four hands do not go far enough in petting twenty some Bichons. Whoa.  Bad numbers. We have 4 full time hands and 3 Bichons and that's NOT enough!.

Ok. I am taking the high road. I get it. I am secure enough [I am on her lap right now] to go ahead and share momma, occasionally. Kind of a "loan your two legged program". I ask all my fellow White Dog Cottage grads to participate in the loan your two legged  program.   You all remember what it was like not to have a two legged of your own? So, please, be secure, loan your two legged for a few hours of belly rubbing. I promise they will come back.  Work the "guilt " angle with them [hmmm] and you will get twice as much attention... as if that is even possible...

Being loved and spending time one on one with a two legged is fulfilling the Bichon destiny.
Please share your human.  Wendy is still iffy about this. JD finally got it. I am secure enough. Keep rubbing woman, do my ears next....

Tillie, momma was really impressed with how sweet you are.  Rosie, obviously you are a charmer, and Louie... you have good taste, momma is a good one. Leila and Yuky, I do hope you get a family soon because the way you too play made momma coo and smile and some human should see how much you too love each other. Where are your forever families???

Secure enough to share, 'vie

Friday, April 29, 2011

My BIG announcement


Goooooood morning world!  Yes, the young royals are married. As you know, I had my own
issues with the Queen... Privately, Kate and I have been in touch, and she knows I wish her and Willy the very best. Loved the dress Kate, totally classy and it reminded me of Grace Kelly's wedding dress. The Queen ... hm.  That whole canary look. Hm. I am just going to let that go.  And, I did notice that even her beloved Corgis were NOT in attendance. Heads up family, don't you even think of not having me in attendance at ANY wedding.   But that's a discussion left for another day.

Onward to MY big news on THIS "here" side of the pond.

I am sure you have heard of: Pet Blogs United ~ 
It is the grand central of Pet Blogs. It is were all non two leggeds go to read about other pet bloggers. It is run by Oskar and his momma.  Well world, this week starting TOMORROW guess who is the featured blogger?
MOI, yes!
WE do invite you to go to Pet Blogs United ~ 
and explore, and you might want to take a look at, Oskar's momma's personal blog and
Oskar's Blog ~
and if you like book reviews, go here~~>
so, please do visit tomorrow! 
HRM 'vie to be precise.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

I don't have a "chaquit'!!!!

Momma you know very well what I am talking about. "chaquit"*... baby chick. I learned it from listening to you, that's where.  Anyhow. I was catching up on my emails and low and behold what do I see?  Benny, Pepe and Peanut all with their own Easter chaquit.  Notice.... each has one. I must say the Z boys really look great. Hiiiii Bennny!!!

But back to my point.  Where is my Easter chaquit?? Mhhh???  What, am I a second class citizen not worthy of my very own squeaking chaquit?  Maybe I should call Mrs Z and ask her if she wants a little girl like me... sniff... I don't feel the love... sniff... I don't feel the special... snort ... I don't feel a squeaky chaquit under my teeth...

Don't we have traditional Passover toys?  I would settle for rubber plagues. Frogs, locusts... I down with that, just make sure they squeak and squawk....
Wait how about Fishel!!!  Momma go here and get him for me... He is no chaquit, but he will do.... I need to feel loved. I know Passover it's over. I am not holding that against you... I just want Fishel.


**Tigrigna for baby chick....

TWO crazy girls

In the middle of the night, 
the silence is broken 
in the dark without a light

we awaken to find
two crazy girls
playing out of their mind

first the buzz
then the chase
just because

the toy, the tug of war
the play wrestling
and then more

chase, run, roll over play dead
middle of the night fun
momma, what is that you said?

Oh yea, GO TO BED!!!!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

what is it about a White Hat...


That makes ladies so pretty????

I dunno.

Maybe I have a soft spot for all things white.

Go figure.



this just in!!!!!!

Dog Wars’ apparently pulled from online Android Market ...

nuff said!!!!!

Google has not officially released any details on the removal of the game, but at last check "Dog Wars" was indeed not searchable at  However, the game can still be accessed through the marketplace on Android devices.....

ok ... still watching GOOGLE....

Just because you can , it does not mean you should.

Dog fighting video game available through Google's Android

Kage Games, the maker of a new video app, defends its "offering" by pointing out that it's only fantasy.
I can't believe I have to ask this question.
What type of person needs or wants this fantasy? And why are we supporting this type of person? And with that kind of reasoning, where do we draw the line?  At baby killing fantasy games? That is as arbitrary a point as any.

Kage Games, here is a reality check for you.
Your greed driven profit seeking euphoria cannot justify this horror away.  You function in OUR world. A world you have a social and moral obligation to ameliorate. The rest of us WILL NOT TOLERATE YOUR BLIND GREED because the social costs are too high and we are unwilling to foot this bill.

And don't you dare hide behind freedom of speech.  As as you are not free to yell fire in a crowded theater, you are not free to promote brutality, hate, pain, death for your own greed and profit.

Dog fighting is NEVER ok.  NEVER. Just as rape is not ok, ever. Just as murder is not ok. ever. and the list goes on and on.  If this is your stab at filling in what the Crush laws address... forget it.

We will make this a financially expensive and  completely unrewarding experience for both you and GOOGLE. When I cancel my Android you know what reason I will give them? KAGE.

 I don't believe I will be alone. Your moral bankruptcy and lack of decency will not taint my life.

Enough is enough.  If you had real talent to produce a viable app, you would not be slumming to these depths.

Vick off!


Just waiting

Heyyy what does someone have to do to get a latte around here????

Waiting , waiting waiting....

JD. Wendy and 'vie.....
[morning walks before breakfast??? Phew!]
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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

A batch of WHAT??????

OY VEY!  Is she serious????  Now I am worried!!!  What does she mean she is going to whip up a batch of Silvies???? Mommaaaaaaa, stop. Think.  You don't need a BATCH, You got me.  I am enough!!!  I was joking, I would never leave you....[ All I said  was a vacation at Dowi's would be nice....]   Mh. Ok. Somebody stop her!

I am not sugar and spice and everything nice!  I am NOT.  What does she mean whip? JD, help.  I am NOT her favorite. No, you need to help me.  Wendyyyyyyy come get me.

What are the chances that the momma has actually lost it? 

Wait.  This is ABUSE.  Push that 2 on the phone.  That will auto dial auntie Robin.  This is gone far enough.  I am jumping out.  Arriverderci toots. I Peace out....

I am going to be a bed bug.... much safer.  What possessed her , anyway...

Monday, April 25, 2011

need one of those things!!!!

Wait . No. I have thought about it. I want a chariot segway. Think about it. It would suit me better.
3 wheels, white hubs, and balcony style rail. Get on it. Stat.


What to plant, what to plant....

There are some dog SAFE plants, but keep in mind that even a SAFE plant can become toxic if it is covered in fertilizers and such...

So, for the sunny part of your garden consider...:


· Zinnia (Zinnia sp.)

· Snapdragons (Antirrhinum sp.)

· Cosmos (Cosmos sp.)

· Calendula (Callendula sp.)

· Petunia (Petunia sp.)


· Bee Balm (Monarda sp.)

· Phlox (Phlox sp.)

· Roses (Rose sp.)

· Catmint/catnip (Nepeta sp.)

· Coneflowers (Echinacea purpura)

For the partly shady garden where less than 4 hours of direct sunlight a day consider:


· Primrose(Primula sp.)

· Butterfly flower(Schianthus sp.)

· Spider flower (Cleome sp.)

· Nasturtium (Tropaeolum sp.)


· Columbine(Aquilegia sp.)

· Coral Bells (Heuchera sp.)

· Turf Lilly (Liriope sp.)

· Goat's Beard (Aruncus dioicus)

Now, for a fully shaded garden with little to no direct sunlight, try:


· Begonia (Begonia sp.)

· Impatiens (Impatiens sp.) {I love rolling in these, they make you all kinds of pink!}

· New Guinea Impatiens

· Violet (Viola sp.)

· Coleus (Coleus sp.)


· Bugbane (Cimifuga racemosa)

· Yellow Corydalis (Corydalis lutea)

· Astilbe (Astilbe sp.) · Queen of the Meadow (Filipendula ulmaria)

So.... when are we going to the nursery? I love those trips!!!


NiX these from your yard for MY safety!

Amaryllis Bulbs (Upset stomach, hyperactivity, lethargy= coma, shock, death)

Angel's Trumpet- All Parts (Varied toxic effects)

Apple seeds-most parts (Varied toxic effects=rapid breathing, shock, dilated pupils, diarrhea gum inflammation)

Apricot -almond seeds (Vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea)

Asparagus fern -All parts (Vomiting, abdominal pain= cramps, tremors, heart, respiratory, and kidney failure)

Azalea -All parts (Weakness, upset stomach, drooling = coma, heart failure, depression)

American, English, and Western Yew -All parts (Vomiting, abdominal pains, diarrhea)

Boston Ivy, Glocal Ivy, Heart Ivy, Needlepoint Ivy, Ripple Ivy, Ivy All parts (Upset stomach, hyperactivity=labored breathing, drooling, fever, increased thirst, dilated pupils, weakness, staggering, death)

Bird of Paradise Fruit, seeds-most parts (Varied toxic effects)

Buckeye -All parts (Varied toxic effects)

Black locust- All parts (Varied toxic effects)

Balsam pear -All parts (Vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea)

Buttercup -All top growth (Upset stomach)

Chrysanthemum- All parts (Skin irritation)

Creeping fig, Weeping fig -All parts (Upset stomach, skin irritation)

Creeping Charlie-All parts (Varied toxic effects)

Crown of Thorns -All parts (Varied toxic effects)

Castor bean -Seed pulp, seeds (Death)

China berry -All parts (Vomiting, upset stomach, diarrhea)

Coriaria -All parts (Varied toxic effects)

Drunk Cane-All parts (Upset stomach, oral irritation, asphyxiation, tremors, seizures, loss of balance, death)

Delphinium -All parts (Varied toxic effects)

Daffodil -Bulbs (nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, death)

Emerald Duke -All parts (Varied toxic effects)

Elephant ears -All parts (Varied toxic effects)

English Holly -All parts (Varied toxic effects)

Fox glove -All parts, especially seeds (Upset stomach, tremors, seizures, loss of balance, lethargy= collapse, heart failure, death
Ground cherry -seeds Varied toxic effects)

Heart leaf (Philodendrum) -Leaves, stems, stalks (Upset stomach, mouth irritation, tremors, =seizures, loss of balance, asphyxiation, death)

Horse Chestnut -All parts Varied toxic effects)

Indian turnip -All parts Varied toxic effects)

Indian tobacco -All parts (Varied toxic effects)

Japanese plum -All parts (Vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea, death)

Jerusalem Cherry -Berries (Varied toxic effects)

Jimson weed -All parts, especially seeds (Varied toxic effects, death)

Jasmine -All parts (labored breathing= seizures, weakness, respiratory failure, death)

Larkspur -All parts (upset stomach, excitement= depression, death)

Loco weed -All parts (Varied toxic effects)

Lupine -All parts (Varied toxic effects)

Marble Queen -All parts (Varied toxic effects)

Majesty -All parts (Varied toxic effects)

Monkey pod -All parts (Varied toxic effects)

Mushrooms -All parts (Varied toxic effects)

Moonseed -All parts (Varied toxic effects)

Matrimony vine -All parts (Varied toxic effects)

Marijuana -All parts (Varied toxic effects)

Morning Glory -Most parts (Upset stomach, hallucination)

Mescal bean -seeds (Varied toxic effects, death)

Nightshade -All parts (Varied toxic effects)

Nutmeg -All parts (Varied toxic effects)

Oak tree -Acorns (Varied toxic effects)

Poinsettia -All parts especially seeds (Upset stomach, oral irritation, = death)

Pot mum -All parts (dermatitis)

Pathos -All parts (Varied toxic effects)

Poke weed -All parts (Varied toxic effects)

Peach -All parts (Vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea)

Poison hemlock -All parts (Varied toxic effects, death)

Pig weed -All parts (Varied toxic effects)

Periwinkle -Most parts (hallucinogen, lethargy)

Peyote -Most parts (Varied toxic effects)

Red Princess -All parts (Varied toxic effects)

Rhubarb -Leaf blade (convulsions, coma, death)

Spider mum -All parts (dermatitis, skin irritations)

Saddle leaf and Split leaf Philodendron -Leaves, stems, stalks (upset stomach, mouth irritation, tremors= seizures, loss of balance, asphyxiation, death)

Sprangeri fern -All parts Varied toxic effects

Spinach -All parts (Varied toxic effects)

Sunburned potatoes -Green growth, sprouts (Varied toxic effects= death)

Tomato and tomato vine -Green growth, sprouts, most parts (Varied toxic effects)

Umbrella plant -All parts (Vomiting, abdominal pains, =cramps, tremors, heart, respiratory, kidney failure, death)

Water hemlock -Most partsmainly tubers (Varied= toxic effects, death)
Wild cherry -seeds (Upset stomach,= tremors, seizures, loss of balance, death)

Wisteria -seeds (Varied toxic effects)

so.... momma, what's left?


Nudge nudge nudge

I spend a great deal of any given day getting The  Wendy to play with me. I have to. Otherwise she would spend every waking minute not waking. Sleeping. She is a bed bug.  You heard of a couch potato?  Well my Wendy tends to be a bed bug.   She makes herself comfy on momma's bed. between  the pillows and she would happily stay there all day... So, my job is to get her going. Get her moving and get her playing.  You think it's easy???? NNNNNNNOOOOTTTT.  I risk life and limb every day, but  I do it, I do it because I love her and she needs to move, play, join in.

Do you notice the growly face? Most dogs would run  I get right up to her growly face and I kiss her and kiss her and kiss her until she has no choice and she plays just to stop me.
Where would this household be without moi?  I am the social lubricant that keeps this engine humming.  In my humble opinion, I am... indispensable.

I am so under appreciated.... sigh


Sunday, April 24, 2011

Kip's Easter Egg Hunt

Happy Easter everyone!

Quote of the day

"people disappoint you, dogs don't" Donelda Guy
"My only failure is my husband" Donelda Guy

I love this woman!but let's not forget my fav dancer representing RESCUE!!!!!


Saturday, April 23, 2011

someone please EXPLAIN

Explain to me why my belly rubs have to be deferred so momma can do that cake thingie?
Why is it that 2leggeds must have food that looks good to them. If it tastes good, and I know it does, why bother with the looks?  She putzed with sugar and made the flowers and rolled fondant etc.  That whole sugar painting bit on the bottom... and the tastes did not change.  I asked. She said- "so it looks good".   Hey my belly looks better!!! No wash off that color and come on, rub my belly!
As far as four leggeds are concerned the most important issue is does it smell great?  From that smell we can tell the taste. How it looks.... NOT AN ISSUE.  We have had this conversation with momma many many times... At the doggy bakery she buys cutsies.  I would rather get liver lips. She can eat the tart looking things that have no smell and taste like ....packing material.

Can you imagine how much more time would momma have to rub my belly, and cuddle me if she would just adopt the 4legged philosophy?

I am just saying...

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Thursday, April 21, 2011

The Tanner Brigade Book is here!!!!

Oh I knew this box was special!  I knew it from a far away whiff!!! After I barked my  head off
and after I alerted JD and The Wendy, then they too wanted in on the action.
 Have you noticed that I am always the one that knows first?

I got to sniff the fancy cover, before momma snatched and put it our of my reach, too bad... those corners look delicious...  I am just saying....

Yes, I checked everything out, even the brown paper... Hi Otis, Hi JuJu... Maggie, Ginger Dash, Baron, Sierra, Nase, Sandy and Bo, Saffron and Sage, Pepper...Hattie Mae, wait a minute woman.... I am not done sniffing... Brody.... Smoochy, Scooter and Molly,  grrr let me look at it!!!!

It is beautiful. Show me the pictures. Mh,  before I forget. JD , The Wendy and I have already discussed this. NO CLOTHES. We want out pictures to be of US as we are and not some
humanized version. No offense intended, but you do go a wee bit over board....
And other dogs will be seeing us and we don't want to be seen in any get up..... ok????

I like those pictures,  That's good.  I like bling.  We want to go to the post office with you to mail it.
Tomorrow?  Oh they are closed now? Bummer.  Hey who are we mailing it to?

Well, don't seal it it.  I think you should add some liver lips so the next doggy gets a treat!!!  You are being so difficult, you can double bag them if it makes you feel better.... ugh.... mommmas.
Can't live with them, can't live without 'em.


Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Monday, April 18, 2011

happy PASSOVER everyone

Chag Kasher V'Same'ach

The Wendy aka Bubuleh who just wants some chicken

and moi the Mamaleh who wants it all except for that stinky horseradish...

Enter the Matzoh

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Phewwwww that made me dizzy. What's with the alarm and all? Where is the fire? Are you in a race? She has been like a tornado. All machines in motion... Yea, crazy momma, the alarm went on on the last one.
Wait a sec.
I remember those. I like those, with butter... sooooo... when do I get my share???


It belongs buried!

I am watching momma cry. Big fat tears are rolling down her cheeks. I am annoyed as I witness this and I am shaking my beautiful little head. I am NOT feeling one shred of sympathy for the woman. NONE.  In fact, I think she deserves everything that is coming to her.  Oh, you think so?  I am not being harsh, or mean or anything of the sort. I am simply stating the truth. She had it coming.

Before you judge me, walk in my paws.  This morning, we had a lovely breakfast, we enjoyed a lovely walk, we watched the lovely birds of spring and listened to them all over the yard, all and all a "quintessentially perfect spring morning".   It was made even more perfect when we started smelling the chicken soup that is simmering on the stove. And it became near nirvana perfect when the smell of corned beef cooking slowly started wafting in our noses.  So much so, that both the Wendy and I decided to keep momma company in the kitchen.  And she even gave us each a liver lip treat. It was heavenly. It was making me grateful for my life, and I was starting to drift off in that feast anticipatory sleep... when BAM. Ick. Out came that ugly root. That nasty foul smelling, horrid looking root she calls "horseradish".... I know some horses, and they would nevah deal in such caca. She washed the stupid thing which was caked in dirt. There is a lesson here... It belongs buried. It should have stayed buried. But nooooo she then peeled it nasty mucky skin... and then... she fed it to the Robot Coupe.... which ... sensibly, predictably... immediately spat it out releasing all that nasty smell and pungent pain inducing aroma. Is there paint that needs to be removed around here?  In less than 1 minute, momma thrashed out perfect morning and caused all of the hair inside our noses to be permanently curled .  HELLLLLOOOOO did you forget our sensitive noses???? Are you trying to kill us????  The only justice is that we walked off [yes we have functional brains... still] she is still there... red nose, leaky eyes, invoking powers to be to let her survive this... she is sputtering, coughing and sniffling. Like I said, I am out of sympathy.  She had it coming.  why on earth would anyone do this to themselves or to their loving, innocent, sweet, gentle Bichons?

She starts to tell me about traditions. Like I care. This is like trying to pass ritual torture on as a tradition. No it does not play. No I don;t care about Passover, about any food dealing with horseradish. Are you joking?  You don't eat the stupid thing? So why? Daddy.  Momma, honey, next year, buy the stupid jar.  Daddy will GET OVER IT... I am sure I am never getting over today...



Sunday, April 17, 2011

Some announcements.

The winner of the beautiful Pam Byron Bichon Pillow is Norma Loftus of Rome, NY!
Congratulations, Norma! You are the envy of several hundred people.
The winners of the cheesecake... for the third year in a row, were Marsha and Sam Hord. They tell us they are enjoying it while the rest of us,  "swallor hard" since we were left salivating...
Now... did you happen to notice that there were a lot of pictures of me in the slide presentation?  know why?  I KNOW HOW TO POSE. I do not run away, pretend to melt into my seat or beg not to be photographed.  {Giving the smirk here you know who you are, all of you....are you blushing yet?}.  For next year, here is what I need you to do.
1. Get in front of a mirror
2. Look at yourself and tell yourself you are beautiful. I said so. I am right.
3. Now practice a few looks. You know... 
TIGRE a la Zoolander. Or some Blue Steel... Magnum me! Ferrari me!!! Anything!!!
Down the nose, a la  Naomi Campbell, Put down that cell phone..... NOW.
Do the   Adriana Lima  pout.   I get a lot of grift with this one because of my perfect underbite. It makes them ohhh. Then I get what I want. Try that.
 I took advantage of the wind and did my best Alessandra Ambrosio.
That wind blown pic? Pure Alessandra... I practiced! Like it?

You guys have so many yummy models you can imitate. Pick one! Travis Fimmel me!
Slay me with a little Jason Shaw, ok ok, tantalize me with a hint of Marcus Schenkenberg- I said HINT- keep your pants on!  But you get the idea.

All I now is, when I see that camera, I drop my exterior shell and let it look deep into my doggy soul and voila`, my profile shots, my 3/4 shots, all perfect.

Oh yes, Auntie Lisa. There are NO BAD pictures of me, just bad photographers. So, practice. It's the only way to get to Carnegie Hall.

Sucking my cheeks, doing the skinny face a la Claudia. Ohh I am goood... Next year, we take no excuses. Momma said so. 
Later dahrlings.


Saturday, April 16, 2011

The 2011 TBFR BASH is a SMASH!!!!

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BASH viewing

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Wind in my hair, smells in my nose, watching my buds and their two leggeds, It's a bash!!!


2011: World Veterinary Year

2011: World Veterinary Year

Vétérinaire pour la santé, pour l’alimentation et pour la planète!

Vet for health. Vet for food. Vet for the planet!

FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine joins national and international veterinary groups in calling 2011 the World Veterinary Year. 2011 marks the 250th anniversary of the founding of the world’s first veterinary school in Lyon, France. World Veterinary Year, or Vet2011, is about celebrating the rich history of the veterinary profession and the veterinarians around the world who continue to protect human and animal health.

For more information about World Veterinary Year, please visit the Vet2011 Web site at: Disclaimer

It's a berry berry Bichon

Cheesecake!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Gimme a bite.... come on, gimme......No I don't do cannibalism, you can eat the white chocolate Bichons ... I want the cheesecake... gimme a bite.... come onnnnnn woman.... drats... blah blah blah... for the Bashhhhhh Ok about a meat ball?

Blahhh BAsh..... you do now under the Geneva convention this falls under torture, right?

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Friday, April 15, 2011

Yes, the house is a mess, but I am gowgeous!

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Recalls & Withdrawals Summary Page

Recalls & Withdrawals

Recalls – of which there are three types – are actions taken by a firm to remove a product from the market. Recalls may be conducted on a firm's own initiative, by FDA request, or by FDA order under statutory authority.
2011 Recalls and Safety Alerts

* March 08, 2011 Jones Natural Chews Co Recalls Pig Ear Dog Chews Because Of Possible Salmonella Health Risk 1
* February 28, 2011 Wellpet LLC Voluntarily Recalls Certain Lots Of Canned Cat Food 2
* January 28, 2011 Feed Manufacturer Issues Limited Voluntary Recall of a Horse Feed Product Distributed in California, Nevada, and Oregon 3

2010 Recalls and Safety Alerts

* December 18, 2010 Kroger Recalls Pet Foods Due to Possible Health Risk 5
* October 21, 2010 Western Milling LLC Voluntarily Recalls Universal Turkey and Kruse G.B. Turkey Grower Feeds Because of Possible Health Risk to Animals 6
* October 08, 2010 Blue Buffalo Company, Ltd. Recalls Limited Production Code Dates of Dry Dog Food Because of Possible Excess Vitamin D 7
* September 03, 2010 The Hartz Mountain Corporation Recalls Hartz Naturals Real Beef Treats Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk 8
* August 31, 2010 P&G Voluntarily Recalls a Small Amount of Dry Cat Food 9
* August 29, 2010 P&G Recalls Small Number of Bags of Cat Food From Stores in Loveland, Colorado 10
* August 13, 2010 Merrick Pet Care Recalls Filet Squares & Texas Hold’ems 10oz Bag (Item # 60016 All Lots) Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk 11
* August 03, 2010 Merrick Pet Care Recalls Texas Hold'ems 10 oz Bag (Item # 60016 Lot 10127 Best by May 6 2012) because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk 12
* July 30, 2010 P&G Expands Voluntary Limited Recall of Specialized Dry Pet Foods Due to Possible Health Risk 13
* July 27, 2010 Biggers & Callaham, LLC DBA Mice Direct Recalls Frozen Reptile Feed Because of Possible Health Risk 14
* July 25, 2010 P&G Recalls Two Lots of Prescription Renal Diet Cat Food due to a Possible Health Risk 15
* July 15, 2010 Feline’s Pride Expands Nationwide Recall of its Natural Chicken Formula Cat Food Due to Salmonella Contamination 16
* July 02, 2010 Merrick Pet Care Recalls Beef Filet Squares 10oz Bag (Item #60016 Lot # 10084TL7 Best By March 24, 2012) Because Of Possible Salmonella Health Risk 17
* July 02, 2010 United Pet Group Voluntarily Expands Recall of Nutritional Supplements For Dogs to Include Additional Tablet and Powdered-Form Products for Dogs and Cats Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk 18
* July 01, 2010 Feline’s Pride Issues Nationwide Recall of its Natural Chicken Formula Cat Food Due to Salmonella Contamination 19
* June 22, 2010 United Pet Group Voluntarily Recalls Pro-Pet Adult Daily Vitamin Supplement for Dogs Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk 20
* June 18, 2010 Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc. announces a voluntary recall of Natural Balance Sweet Potato & Chicken Dry Dog Food Due to a Possible Health Risk 21
* June 18, 2010 Kent Nutrition Group, Inc. Conducts Nationwide Voluntary Recall of Kent Feeds Swine Products 22
* June 09, 2010 P&G Recalls Specific Canned Cat Foods Due to Low Levels of Thiamine (Vitamin B1) 23
* June 02, 2010 Kent Nutrition Group, Inc. Undertakes Limited Recall of Kent Feeds 20 Lamb DQ45 Medicated 24
* April 16, 2010 Purina Mills Undertakes Limited Recall of Strategy® Horse Feed and Layena® Poultry Feed 25
* April 12, 2010 Response Products Voluntarily Recalls Advanced Cetyl M Joint Action Formula for Dogs Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk 26
* March 08, 2010 Nature's Variety Expands Nationwide Voluntary Recall to Include All Raw Frozen Chicken Diets with Any "Best If Used By" Date On or Before 2/5/11 27
* February 12, 2010 Nature’s Variety Issues Nationwide Voluntary Recall On Raw Frozen Chicken Diets With A “Best If Used By” Date Of 11/10/10 28
* January 14, 2010 FDA Health Alert for Merrick Beef Filet Squares Dog Treats Packaged and Distributed by Merrick Pet Care 29

2008-2009 Recalls and Safety Alerts

* December 21, 2009 Teva Animal Health, Inc. expands a voluntary nationwide recall of Ketamine Hydrochloride Injection, USP CIII 100mg/mL in 10mL vials 30
* December 09, 2009 Pet Carousel Conducts Nationwide Recall of Beef Hoof Products and Pig Ears Because of Salmonella Risk 31
* November 27, 2009 Diamond Pet Foods Announces Recall of Premium Edge Adult Cat and Premium Edge Hairball Cat Food 32
* November 06, 2009 Hospira Issues Nationwide Voluntary Recall of Certain Lots of Liposyn� and Propofol Products That May Contain Particulate Matter 33
* November 05, 2009 FDA Health Alert for Certain Pet Treats Made by Pet Carousel 34
* November 04, 2009 PetSmart Voluntarily Recalls Dentley's Beef Hooves 35
* October 20, 2009 FDA Alerts Pet Owners to Voluntary Recall of Premium Edge Cat Food 36
* December 19, 2008 Preliminary Animal Health Notification - Chicken Jerky Products for Dogs 37

Recalls & Alerts

* Recalls, Market Withdrawals, & Safety Alerts
* Pet Food Recalls
* MedWatch: The FDA Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program

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Blog the change

Blog the Change

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
Mohandas Gandhi

Start with the small things:
old towels to shelters and rescues
food to shelters and rescues
10, 5, 1 dollar anything!!
EDUCATE educate educate, spread the word

time, your time



Because you asked

Well our own little sickies report...

I am fine. My every spring urkas, have been resolved. That gorgonzola pill delivery system is genius. And the yogurt really helped. Whatttt? I like Greek yogurt and I specially like it when served with local honey. I am still picky about my food choices, but I tell you what... NOOOOO bank treats for moi.

JD. Slept well, ate well, no real sign of anything. He is moving well and not vocalizing pain/rage and he is not trying to chew off anything. We have no idea what caused yesterday's incident and we are just watching. Dr K pressed on his back... nothing... could it be a muscle??? We have no idea. But boy did he mobilize the momma and the daddy! Those two got dressed and to the dogctor in ....3 minutes! Impressive. That boy is very verbal. And what was interesting was JD's willingness to go with Jennifer at the dogtor's office. It was like "Hey , let's do this, fix me!"...

Momma, destitched, still bruised, and still icky, she moves a little funny still, but did I tell you about the incredible long belly rubs I have been getting??? OMD we are talking 2 hrs of pure bliss. I mean what is she going to do, walk away from me? Hahahahahaha. If you are given lemons... make lemonade... [ick. I tried it once, double ick]

So that's this morning's status report for my crew. How are you?

From the FDA

Thursday, April 14, 2011


I live with momma, yes daddy too, but momma has a reputation for ... let's say it nicely -a biggggg mouth- when it comes to speaking her mind when she sees something "not right" going  on.
The thing is, she morphs from this nice polite lady to hulkette. My nick name for it. It is much kinder than what other people might call her. I think she forgets she is under five feet tall.  But, if she sees some man pulling a small dog up by his collar...  hulktette comes out and that guy will be shamed, scolded and "educated". Yea sometimes education is painful. And it does not stop there... If that man has a wife, girl friend or such...she will getting a cheerful earful.  Momma's fav line to the "accessory to abuse" is... "Just think dear, today it's the dog, tomorrow it's you and soon after it will be your children".  The way the line is delivered it is intended to be what it is. A public outing of the abuser, a labeling of the behavior and a warning.  

Momma has had many confrontations. Over many many issues. It never fails to amaze me that people can be so stupid.  You really think that tying your dog to your bumper and leaving it tied in 100 degree temps while you go down a few beers it's ok? If momma see this, you are coming back to no dog.  You think that it is ok to put a 2 lbs spiked collar on a 5 lb dog and pull him like a sack of potatoes... get ready for a face off. And the list goes on and on....

In our neighborhood, some people have had the momma experience full on.  They now call her the "rescue" lady to her face, behind her back??? Not  that she cares. But trust me, nobody dares leave their dog tied to anything outside. And interestingly enough momma knows the names of the dogs, but most times, has no idea what their owners are called. We are the house where runaway dogs end up. It's ok. If they are without a leash and running free, momma invites them in. It is safer for them to wait here while we locate their families who are in for a long lecture and a mini trial. Yes. Famous line heard around here: " PROVE to me you are a deserving owner who should have this dog." [Hi Steve].

So, you see, we are know cruelty awareness. Now we want the rest of the world to come on board so momma is not the only one on that boat.  It is a noble quest!  It does not take much. Momma says it takes a coward to abuse an animal and cowards faced with a confrontation will back down.

So, please, learns the signs of animal cruelty, advocate, educate, ameliorate the life of an animal!

Animal cruelty can come in many different guises, and they aren’t always physical.
The man who laughs and tells you that he teaches his big dog to chase and scare the small dog is engaging in psychological terror. IT IS CRUELTY!

An animal that has multiple scars or with open wounds or who limps has other difficulties moving around can also be indicative of abuse.
Animals who are left outside with no shelter from the elements and/or are chained for extensive periods of time.
An emaciated animal with visible bone protrusions, usually around the ribcage or along thespine may be underfed or not fed at all.
Hair loss, skin lesions or matted fur.
Animals who are forced to live in their own excrement by being caged 12 hours a day or more Animals who are crated in a space that is too small to move in comfortably or are kept in a  crate for extensive periods of time.

Please, be proactive. Please speak for those who can't speak for themselves.  Don't be afraid to "butt in". There is no shame in saving a life. Celebrate the prevention of animal cruelty. It is the highest expression of your own humanity.

Gingerly stepping off my soap box.... when did I climb on?


Wednesday, April 13, 2011





Picking out a spring hat

Nahhh, I like the pink, but I hate this hat. I should be call Daisy and live on farm or something...
I need something more moi.  What do we have with feathers?  Anything with raffia and glitz?

And you think my life is easy.....................

NOOOOOOT.  Back to the task at hand, can we get that fascinator out, I am feeling that...


Out walking...

While momma gets destitched, we are walking about sniffing out Spring.  EEEEEEETTTCHHHHEEEW.


Hmm does spring always come with pollen????

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

April 12, 2011

  • Chesapeake

    102 80 54

Winner WINNER....

It 's certainly a pretty thing.....
And apparently it knows it's pretty, look at it strut...
BUT... my nose says it is some kind of chicken, no matter the colors and strutting and all...
Yes I am look at you.... yes I am thinking winner winner chicken dinner....
Oh you are NOT having any of that? Hmm all that is between is is glass, so I guess you are safe for now...
Just keep thinking ... "winner winner chicken dinner"... Still feel safe?  

Fine. ok, I will stop talking to the dinner. What?  Why are you looking at me like that? Put away the Betty Davis eyes, don't know what having fun is about?



words of WISDOM from the "interweb"

All I Need to Know about Life I Learned from My Dog

    • If you stare at someone long enough, eventually you'll get what you want.
    • If at first you don't succeed, beg.
    • Don't go out without I.D.
    • Be direct with people; let them know exactly how you feel by peeing on their shoes.{Ask JD, he did it to momma, twice!!!!!}
    • Be aware of when to hold your tongue, and when to use it.Control your LICKER!!!!
    • Leave room in your schedule for a good nap.
    • Always give people a friendly greeting.
    • When you do something wrong, always take responsibility for it (as soon as you're dragged out from under the bed).
    • If it's not wet and sloppy, it's not a real kiss.
  • My Dog's Philosophy of Life: "Life is short; bite hard."
      (What's that? I don't have a dog? Oh. Nevermind....)

  • Things We Learn from Our Dogs
    • Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride.
    • Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure ecstasy.
    • When loved ones come home, always run to greet them.
    • When it's in your best interest, practice obedience.
    • Let others know when they've invaded your territory.
    • Take naps and stretch before rising.
    • Run, romp and play daily.
    • Eat with gusto and enthusiasm.
    • Be loyal.
    • Never pretend to be something you're not.
    • If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it.
    • When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by and nuzzle them gently.
    • Thrive on attention and let people touch you.
    • Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.
    • On hot days, drink lots of water and lay under a shady tree.
    • When you're happy, dance around and wag your entire body.
    • No matter how often you're scolded, don't buy into the guilt thing and right back and make friends.
    • Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.

  • Dog Proverbs
    • "Whoever said you can't buy happiness forgot about little puppies." -- Gene Hill
    • "In dog years I'm dead" -- Unknown
    • "Dogs feel very strongly that they should always go with you in the car, in case the need should arise for them to bark violently at nothing right in your ear." -- Dave Barry
    • "I wonder what goes through his mind when he sees us peeing in his water bowl." -- Penny Ward Moser
    • "The dog's kennel is not the place to keep a sausage." -- Danish Proverb
    • "Outside of a dog, a book is probably man's best friend, and inside of a dog, it's too dark to read." -- Groucho Marx.
    • "The scientific name for an animal that doesn't either run from or fight its enemies is lunch." -- Michael Friedman
    • "To his dog, every man is Napoleon; hence the constant popularity of dogs." -- Aldous Huxley
    • "A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down." -- Robert Benchley
    • "Did you ever walk into a room and forget why you walked in? I think that is how dogs spend their lives." -- Sue Murphy
    • "Did you hear about the dyslexic agnostic insomniac who stays up all night wondering if there really is a Dog?" -- Unknown
    • "I think animal testing is a terrible idea; they get all nervous and give the wrong answers." -- Unknown
    • "I loathe people who keep dogs. They are cowards who haven't got the guts to bite people themselves." -- August Strindberg
    • "No animal should ever jump up on the dining-room furniture unless absolutely certain that he can hold his own in the conversation." -- Fran Lebowitz
    • "Ever consider what they must think of us? I mean, here we come back from a grocery store with the most amazing haul- chicken, pork, half cow. They must think we're the greatest hunters on earth!" -- Anne Tyler
    • "I wonder if other dogs think poodles are members of a weird religious cult." -- Rita Rudner
    • "My dog is worried about the economy because Alpo is up to 99 cents a can. That's almost $7.00 in dog money." -- Joe Weinstein
    • "Some days you're the dog, some days you're the hydrant." -- Unknown
    • "If I have any beliefs about immortality, it is that certain dogs I have known will go to heaven, and very, very few persons." -- James Thurber
    • "You enter into a certain amount of madness when you marry a person with pets." -- Nora Ephron
    • "Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful." -- Ann Landers
    • "Women and cats will do as they please and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea." -- Robert A. Heinlein
    • "In order to keep a true perspective of one's importance, everyone should have a dog that will worship him and a cat that will ignore him." -- Dereke Bruce, Taipei, Taiwan
    • "There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face." -- Ben Williams
    • "When a man's best friend is his dog, that dog has a problem." -- Edward Abbey
    • "Cat's Motto: No matter what you've done wrong, always try to make it look like the dog did it." -- Unknown
    • "Money will buy you a pretty good dog, but it won't buy the wag of his tail.." -- Unknown
    • "No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as the dog does." -- Christopher Morley
    • "A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself." -- Josh Billings
    • "Man is a dog's idea of what God should be." -- Holbrook Jackson
    • "The average dog is a nicer person than the average person." -- Andrew A. Rooney
    • "He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion" -- Unknown
    • "Heaven goes by favour. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in." -- Mark Twain
    • "I care not for a man's religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it." -- Abraham Lincoln
    • "If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went." -- Unknown
    • "If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you; that is the principal difference between a dog and a man." -- Mark Twain
    • "Things that upset a terrier may pass virtually unnoticed by a Great Dane." -- Smiley Blanton
    • "I've seen a look in dogs' eyes, a quickly vanishing look of amazed contempt, and I am convinced that basically dogs think humans are nuts." -- John Steinbeck
    • "My husband and I are either going to buy a dog or have a child. We can't decide whether to ruin our carpets or ruin our lives." -- Rita Rudner
  • provided by Conrad
      "Can I become the person my dog thinks I am?" or: "I hope I can become the person my dog thinks I am." or: "I hope I can grow up to be the person my dog thinks I am." and: my karma
      Momma, was it good for you????