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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

When vigilance fails... How to survive the holidays

It is THAT time of the year. You know... Big fat chicken named after a country time. Also time for the relative with the best of intentions and the least of understanding to accidentally poison your four legged. It happens.

How about avoiding that whole scene and printing this list? Print the list, put it on your bulletin board so that everyone who is in attendance can check the board before they share food with your four legged.

When something goes wrong, be prepared. The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center experts are available. They are the premier animal poison control center in North America and they are your best resource for any animal poison-related emergency, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If you think that your pet may have ingested a potentially poisonous substance, make the call that can make all the difference: (888) 426-4435. A $65 consultation fee may be applied to your credit card.
 
AVOID
Avocados
Acai Berry and Pomegranate
Almonds
Anise Oil
Apples with the skin on
Brazil Nuts
Canned Tuna (oil packed)
Carob Chips
Cheese ( some dogs are lactose intolerant)
Chocolate
Cocoa Powder
Coconut Products
Compost Coriander and Parsley
Corn
Cranberries Cranberry juice
Cucumber
Dog Food Containing Avocado
Eggs
Flaxseed
Food Coloring
French Fries
Grapes
Grapeseed Oil
Grease Green
Tea Herbs Ice Juice and other Beverages
Lemon Seeds
Luncheon Meat
Melon
Milk
Mushrooms
Nutmeg
Oranges
Pepper
Pistachios and Peanuts
Popcorn
Potatoes
Pretzels
Raisins
Shrimp
Sorbitol
Spices
Spinach
Steak Fat
Sweeteners
Table and Wine Grapes
Tomatoes Treats with Garlic
Turkey fat, skin, bones
Venison
Water chestnuts
Watermelon
Wine
Yogurt (some dogs are lactose intolerant)
Zucchini (some dogs get diarrhea)

You can share a bit of fully cooked, lean turkey. No skin, no fat, no bones. BE SAFE. Make this the best Thanksgiving. Ok I called it Thanksgiving, which means I will get some of that big fat chicken named after a country so I can give my thanks, right?
'vie

3 comments:

bichonpawz said...

You DESERVE some of that wonderful white meat named after a country 'vie!!!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!!!

xoxo Chloe, LadyBug and the mama

Kolchak Puggle said...

I'm getting really jealous of your big fat chicken named after a country day. Do you think it would be wrong for us to celebrate again, even though our Big Chicken day was last month?

silvieon4 said...

Kol, I believe you should join the celebration by duplicating our holiday. In fact, do it Southern style. I like some of the side things as much as the big chicken. Momma has this shrimp salad that is to die for as an appetizer, dressing, and stuffing because some two leggeds are just greedy, all sorts of veggies, and breads and punkin pie,and pumpkin cheesecake and apple tart and dessert district..., wait, I almost forgot. I am supposed to give you a message from my momma. She says to tell you that while she loves to cook, her heiny does not necessarily belong in a kitchen. It belongs wherever she wants to be. She said I should tell you that her feet love Manolos, LV, Stuart Weitzman, and a whole bunch of other names I forgot. She also said that you were starting to sound like a llittle Miss Oginist. Who is she anyway?
Back to big chicken named after a country. We got one that is 28 lbs. momma said it is big enough for you to join us.
Momma only eats the liver. I know....weird woman. She has brined the sucker, she has massaged it injected it and has perfumed it with herbs. All I can say is... If you are a big chicken named after a country you get a lot of attention around here...of course...the downside is...it all ends with you in a very hot box. Not worth it. I love the gravy. I love my turkey drowned in gravy...my mouth is leaking,,, and the next day, in honor of Candada, we drown French fries and turkey bits in gravy and instead of curds, we use buffalo mozzarella. Familiar? Poutin, momma says. Canada? Really? Not Candada? But Candada sounds bigger and better! Kol, party on, eat some more big fat chicken named after a country. Next year we are going to join your big fat chicken day and party, you do the same! Fair is fair ;)

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