Does your dog get into trouble like me?

IMG_7114My owner, the baker who supplies you and me with those great smelling and tasty dog treats tells me I went through phases while I was growing up. I had a book phase when I would read a book and then eat it. Of course it was not one of the great books I told you about in earlier blogs. I just ate the bad books. I had a hand cream phase; I especially like Burts Bees Coconut foot cream and Vaseline. I will not tell you my secret for getting the jars open. I keep telling you how smart we dogs are and maybe someday some of you will start to believe me. My hanger phase was a real problem. I got into a closet,somehow got a pink hanger around my neck like a necklace, a real cheap necklace, and could not shake if off. I was really getting frustrated with a lot of grunting and pawing at it when Stacey peeked around the corner. After we both stopped laughing and rolling on the floor she got it off my head. You probably have guessed that I do not go in the closet anymore. I am in my best phase now; I am the official taster for the natural dog treats made by our gourmet dog bakery, One Lucky Dog Bakery. My current secret mission is to get my nose strong enough to open the refrigerator to get at those dog treats without begging. Of course you know that the treats are refrigerated since they do not contain any of those nasty preservatives. I can now open the heavy sliding patio door, next step the refrigerator door. See you next time, I am off to the kitchen to pick a few treats of the counter, they just came out of the oven.
Please attach your growing up story to this blog. Thank you!

Are these chemicals in your dog treats?

IMG_7114You probably think that we dogs can’t read but believe me I read the labels on all the dog treats I eat and I am willing to wager (three bags of treats) that all the dogs in the USA also read the labels on what they are eating. All this time you thought your favorite dog didn’t want treats when actually he was trying to tell you to quit buying dog treats with all the chemical preservatives in them. Check the labels and if you see any of the following in them I suggest you run to your computer and quickly place an order for some of our gourmet dog treats.

  • Propylene glycol. This is also an ingredient in automobile anti-freeze and has been banned from cat food but it is still used as an “artificial” preservative in dog food. Run away from this one.
  • Butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA). This is suspected of causing cancer in pets but is not banned from pet food.
  • Butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT). Also suspected of causing cancer in pets but is not banned from pet food.
  • Ethoxyquin. Still used in dog food as a preservative and is also used as a hardening agent in the manufacture of synthetic rubber. It is under investigation for causing cancer in pets but is not banned and is found in many pet foods.

Although not preservatives the following can be found in pet food:

  • Scrape material from the human food industry.
  • Pet byproducts, i.e. the bodies of dogs and cats.
  • Animal fat is sprayed on pet food because dogs love the smell of it but it has little value for dogs and could be rancid. Rancid oils are very difficult to digest.

You can rest assured that at our gourmet dog bakery you will find none of the above in our list of ingredients but will find brown rice flour, apples, natural peanut butter, blueberries, carrots, eggs, pumpkin,mackerel, sweet potato, white chicken, banana, and flax seed. Stuff so good even humans eat our dog treats. Which reminds me, I’m hungry and will go to the kitchen and beg for a treat.

My top 10 Children’s Books

IMG_7114When Brandon (my favorite boy to play with) was very young we would love to lounge on my favorite couch with my head in Brandon’s lap and we would read from one of the great children’s dog stories that we both loved. Of course he would sneak out to the kitchen and get me one of my favorite dog treats from the best gourmet dog bakery in the United States. Please don’t tell Mum that he also ate some of the treats. He loved the pumpkin dog treats, the smell was wonderful and it contained all the natural stuff that is so good for both dogs and humans. It is amazing how thinking about those super holistic dog treats gets me off the track so I’ll get back telling you about my favorite dog books for children.

  1. Olive, The other Reindeer by Vivian Walsh and J. Otto Seibold.
  2. Lady Lupin’s Book of Etiquette by Babette Cole.
  3. Old Yeller by Fred Gibson, a classic.
  4. Walter the Farting Dog, 1st of a series by William Kotzwinkle,Glenn Murray,Elizabeth Gundy, and Audrey Coleman.
  5. Sally goes to the Vet by Stephen Huneck. Four more in this series and they are all good.
  6. Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls.
  7. The Call of the Wild by Jack London, another classic.
  8. City Dog, Country Frog by Mo Williams and Jon Muth.
  9. Because of Winn Dixie by Katie DiCamillo.
  10. Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion.

I hope you enjoy them as much as Brandon and I did. The secret is to munch on a gourmet dog treat from One Lucky Dog Bakery.

Does your dog treat contain chemicals?

IMG_7114Mass produced dog treats are loaded with chemical preservatives to extend the shelf life to about 4 weeks. Most of these chemicals are not good for the health of us dogs. The real question is do these chemicals really help to extend the shelf life? How many times have you thrown away a loaf of bread that is loaded with chemical preservatives after a week at home because you found mold on the bread? So why would you want to take a chance of giving these chemicals to your most important dog? A gourmet dog bakery might use vitamin E to extend the shelf life. This is called a natural preservative that stops the production of reactive oxygen. The problem is there is little data available on how much Vitamin E equals how many additional days of shelf life. I suggest a simple, healthy, all natural and proven solution for our gourmet dog treats.

As soon as you receive our dog treats remove them from the bag and
put them in an open container in the refrigerator. The result is no chemicals are put into your dog and you get at least 8 weeks of great treats.
Problem is the dog treats are too good to last 8 weeks because overtime you go to the refrigerator your dog will follow you looking for one of our healthy treats.

My list of 10 great dog books

IMG_7114This blog is for dog owners who are looking for something special for their very special dog, dog owners who attend conformation shows and coursing or racing events, and business owners who want to add income by selling dog bakery treats by being a Distributor for our gourmet dog treats.

My name is Fergus and I have the really tough job of being the official taster of these great smelling and tasting all our dog treats. Someone has to do this very tough job and I was elected, actually I begged, for this position. The blog will mostly be from my viewpoint because what is more important than the views of a dog? Occasionally I may stray to a human viewpoint. As all of you know we dogs are super smart and have the capability to see things from every side.

Since I love to relax on the couch with a great book I thought I’d first tell you my ten best dog books.

  1. Flawed Dogs by Berkeley Breathed. This one will have you rolling on the floor.
  2. The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein. This one will make you cry.
  3. Gazehounds and Coursing, The History, Art, and Sport of Hunting with Sighthounds by M.H.Dutch Salmon.
  4. James Herriot’s Dog Stories
  5. Through Deerhounds Eyes by Roil Literati and Susan J. Ily.
  6. Marley and Me by John Grogan.
  7. Dog First Aid, Field Guide to Emergency Care for the Outdoor Dog by Randy Acker DVM.
  8. Hutchinson on Sighthounds.
  9. A Good Dog Story, The Story of Orson, who changed my life, by Jon Katz.
  10. Natural Remedy Book for Dogs and Cats by Diane Stein.

All of these books are available at www.amazon.com. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.

Can you get dog treats shipped for free?

Have you checked the total cost when purchasing gourmet dog treats on the Web? We know that you realize the cost of homemade, gourmet dog treats should be higher than the price put on mass-produced items you can buy at the pet store. The quality of what we bake into our healthy, gourmet dog treats and the lack of chemicals and preservatives means real IMG_7114health benefits for us dogs.

My owner thinks it’s so important for us dogs to have healthy dog biscuits that she tries to limit the price passed on to your owners. Our shipping costs are lower than others because she doesn’t charge handling fees. We are able to do this because I paw our gourmet dog treats into the bag at no charge to you!   We also will ship free to all states but Alaska and Hawaii if you buy 3 bags of treats.  Please don’t let my owner know that for every three dog cookies I send to you, I hide one for me!
Our baker also controls the shipping price to you by only charging what the post office charges her to ship to your ZIP code. Other Web sites charge up to $9.95 for shipping and handling.

Who says being one lucky dog has to cost a fortune!

What are gourmet Dog Treats?

I’m on a mission to raise awareness about gourmet dog treats because I think we dogs deserve better than what is available at average pet stores. My owner’s hobby is driven by a love for all things dog. This hobby converts naturally to her business mission of making every dog customer healthier and happier when it’s time for dog treats. I can guarantee you that her gourmet dog treats are the best and I’m one very happy pooch at treat time!

My only complaint? Treat time doesn’t come often enough! Maybe we dogs should organize, picket and carry signs in our mouths.

Seriously though, my owner always has her head buried in a book or is searching the Internet doing research on dog diets. The results of that research, however, are the recipes for gourmet dog treats you see on her Web site. So, maybe I should exercise a little more patience. After all, a good lick form me always pulls her away for a few minutes. Owners are such pushovers for a little love from us!

What makes my owner’s gourmet dog treats the best? All of the ingredients she chooses are natural to ensure that we only get the healthiest gourmet dog treats. Plus, if you have a dietary problem and your owner can’t find gourmet dog biscuits to suit your special needs, you can even let us know what you like and she and I will come up with a treat recipe just for you. My owner goes to great lengths to make sure her gourmet dog biscuits are the very best. For example, she removed all soy and wheat from our treats to make sure they’re gluten free. She does give your owner the option of ordering whole wheat treats instead of wheat free at a cost reduction of $2.00 per bag.

I just love it when she’s trying out new recipes for homemade dog treats. I’m the official taste tester. Life is good! And, no, you can’t have the job; it’s mine for life!

If you want to learn more about a natural diet have your owner contact my owner at this blog or at sales@oneluckydogbakery.com.IMG_7114