So, it’s been a few days since my last blog post barrage. I’m definitely not lacking content. And while I’ve been busy, it’s not like I shouldn’t have the free time to get a post done every other day or something. Yeah, I reevaluated things and decided to jump back in the marketing world (and will be starting a gig with Zimmer Surgical soon…WOOHOO!!). And yeah, I’ve been wrapping up some things at one of the project houses…just have to get through the final POS. But I thought I would still have. But still, that seems hardly overwhelming. So what exactly has made it so difficult for me to get some posts up? It’s this little ball of fur who we loving call Remington (or Rem or Remi).
Yep, Ashley and I decided to adopt a crazy little puppy into our crazy little life. Remington’s mom was pure-bred border collie and his dad was Australian Shepard and Lab. He’s 11 weeks old. And he’s already quite the smart little pup. He learned “sit” in less than a week. He already knows to go to the door when he needs to be let out. He figured out how to climb the baby gate we put in place to keep him from going upstairs. And he knows where his home is when we come back from walks. Did I mention we’ve had him for less than 10 days?
He’s already had a weekend away at the lake with friends and family which he handled like a pro. He’s got a sheep that he likes to toss around, and a bone that doubles as a pacifier. He rarely barks, is friendly with people he is supposed to be, and cautious around those he’s not. He enjoys his car rides, but hates being left alone at any time. And he seems to be his happiest when all three of us are together.
Of course, he wouldn’t be a Deck on Food dog if he wasn’t eating like a king. His first bag of treats were Wellness Lamb and Salmon treats from Whole Foods (hey if that’s where Mom and Dad shop…). The ingredients are Lamb, Salmon, Ground Brown Rice, Oatmeal, Vegetable Glycerin, Guar Gum, Cane Molasses, Carrots, Salt, Natural Smoke Flavor, Garlic, Blueberries, Flaxseed, Sweet Potatoes, Apples. Seriously. Those are the ingredients.
Unfortunately, the Whole Foods locations in Cleveland don’t stock any dry puppy food. There is some for “dogs of all ages”, but that doesn’t really count for puppies. But, fortunately for us (and for Remington), we discovered a great little store that’s right up our alley called Pet People (for my Seattle readers, think Mud Bay). There, after much searching, I came across a puppy food called Orijen. Organically made by our neighbors to the North in Canada, Orijen prides itself in using fresh, local ingredients that they have delivered daily. If you go to the website, you see that the chicken is cage-free and from Alberta. The salmon is from Vancouver (because where else do you get good salmon?). It uses no preservatives, and focuses on the idea of whole prey ratios. It’s seriously like the Paleo diet for dogs. And it’s one that he seems to love (despite the rescue telling us he liked Science Diet).
So, there you have it. My writing slowed because he’s active, outgoing and wants to play. And during his nap times I try to clean. And yes, he’s a terribly spoiled puppy when it comes to food already. But would you expect anything less