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My life is filled with interesting weeks! This was not much of an exception. Although nothing really out of the ordinary occurred, life continues to be filled with different experiences that keeps it from becoming too mundane.
The temperatures have moderated somewhat and we have seen days this week that have been 57 degrees warmer than some days of last week. Today it reached 30 degrees but there was a stiff breeze so the warmth didn’t seem to match the thermometer. Oh well, it won’t be but a couple more months and it will really start to be noticeable. Tomorrow we will actually reach seven hours of daylight!
Shadeaux continues to grow leaps and bounds, and leaps and bounds are also part of her personality. Wow, does she have energy and a playfulness we haven’t seen for many years! It is such a delight to watch her exuberance in all that she does. But, I am having a real difficulty with a decision regarding her. She is supposed to go to the vet for her puppy shot tomorrow. She did have one combo vaccination when she was eight weeks old and now she is about three months old. Parvo continues to go through our area even though it is wintertime and the weather had been very cold. Should I or should I not have the vet give her the vaccination? Several people with whom I have been corresponding with don’t vaccinate at all and one person, a breeder, who used to vaccinate quit after 13 of her puppies died of parvo after being vaccinated. Now, that person has had 5 litters since then with no vaccinations and the puppies have done just fine. Vaccinations are not safe for people or animals and just where do you make your stand?
I guess that goes with the decisions that we make concerning the foods we eat and the way we live our lives. If we follow conventional wisdom then we wouldn’t necessarily follow the blood type diet, eat organically, or eliminate junk foods. I firmly believe that our foods heal our bodies and that it is imperative that we eat in such a way that our bodies will serve us well. Sometimes it takes quite a while to undo the damage from our past choices.
With that perspective, I only feed Shadeaux raw meats and bones as I have never seen any dog or cat rummage through a field of wheat or corn looking to eat it. Yet, cereal grains are the bulk of what you find in commercial dog and cat foods. Katie Cat isn’t interested in eating that raw stuff, but Cassie and Tucker, our outside dogs, really relish it. Even the birds enjoy a wide variety of foods other than seeds. The reptiles, of course, eat raw foods, too. The chickens, ducks, and geese are supplemented greatly with raw foods, especially during the summertime when there is so much fresh chickweed and dandelions growing in the yard. Making good choices for us and our critters!
Well, guess that is enough of a rant for today. Hope you have a very good week. Till next time……………..