There has been a great deal of controversy about dog food. Problems of salmonella has resulted in several recalls of dog food.  Many people make their own which is what I used to do when I had dogs.  There is also the discussion about feeding your dogs raw meat.  Again, there is the high probability of germs, salmonella, and more.  One year for the holidays, my family and I went to visit my in-laws who lived in an apartment.  We had to travel to see them and, of course, brought the dogs.  At that time I had two Dobermans, a mother and son.  We placed them in a kennel near the in-laws that was surrounded by trees and lots of grass.  We were assured that they would be fine.  After we returned home, the son, Smokey, began to appear sick.  I hadn’t changed his routine or his dog food.  So I drove one hour to an older vet I knew.  He tested him and said his kidneys were failing and he was operating at three percent.  He gave me a diet for him that I started immediately.  I also used this recipe for my granddaughter’s dog because she hates dog food. It’s efficient but takes a little effort.  You can make it in whatever quantity you prefer.  I started with a large pan.  I  cut up and browned some onions in a large pan.  I also browned any of the following: chicken lives, beef livers, or any cuts of inexpensive meats.  I removed the meats and put them aside.  I then added boiling water and whatever amount of rice you might need for several days of food.  You can also include carrots or any vegetable your pet might like.  I included chicken bouillon for extra flavor.  I did salt the meat.  Once the rice was close to being finished, I added the meat so it had a good flavor.  My dog improved dramatically and lived a few more years.  My granddaughter’s dog is thriving. So, if you are tired of recalls and want to lower your pet’s food bill, try my recipe.  It really works.  In the Good Gus series there were very few dogs.  If you think about it, how did they feed their dogs?  The series is online at Kindle with a few books on Nook and Waterstones.  “Misplaced Trust” is also online at 24 Symbols, Apple, Nook, Kindle, Kobo, Page Foundry, Scribd, Playster and Tolino.

Lately, because of the virus, everyone appears to have anticipatory anxiety.  People are posting on Facebook how lonely they are and depressed.  They are in a constant state of flux with anticipatory anxiety.  They have no idea when all this will end.  Many individuals around the world have lost their jobs.  Numerous businesses have closed permanently.  My cousin posted on Facebook that people need to stop whining.  They have homes, food, clothing and the hope of an income.  Yet people continually worry.  Their minds vacillate between when or even if they will go back to work.  They wonder if they can pay their bills; if they will be evicted; if their car will be repossessed.  The list is endless.  I saw a posting the other day on Facebook from a person who said she hadn’t touched another person in over a month.  As humans we crave touch.  This is surely difficult for people who live alone and do not own a pet.  The thing about worry, though, is doesn’t solve anything.  It doesn’t change anything either.  It can make you sick, have stomach issues, lose your appetite and in general feel poorly.  The smartest move anyone can make is to walk everyday.  It stimulates your mind and your endorphins.  Overall it improves your outlook on life and gives you hope. One last item, people are abandoning their dogs.  My daughter now has two stray dogs plus the one she has from rescue.   In the Good Gus series there were never any pandemics which is positive for the young reader.  The series is available online at Kindle, Nook and Waterstones.  “Misplaced Trust” is also online at 24 Symbols, Apple, Nook, Kindle, Kobo, Page Foundry, Scribd, Playster and Tolino.

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