Since the Puppy Biscuit Freakshow, I have fed Jed an essentially raw food diet. He’s a big fan of fish, particularly tinned mackerel; loves chicken carcasses, necks and gizzards; savages veal bones and lamb flaps; and will take your arm off if tripe or offal is on the end of it.
I have been purchasing his food from a variety of places. Chicken necks and gizzards, and lamb flaps from Pak ‘N’ Save; lamb bones and chicken mince from Countdown; chicken carcasses and lamb neck chops from The Mad Butcher.
In the meantime, I have been researching more economical sources of dog food, since it costs more to feed my dog than Husband (although this may be because there is no longer any room in the freezer for Husband’s food). Also, Jed eats anything up to 2.5kg of meat a day.
No, that’s not a typo. He now weighs 30kg. I am concerned he is developing love handles.
Last week we purchased an ancient freezer on Trademe for $50. It came with a fridge, so Husband’s food bill is likely to increase significantly now that he has somewhere to store beer. We installed the two appliances in the garage.
Thus equipped, I spent $100 on approximately 60kg of assorted animal carcasses from Bombay Petfoods. The grub arrived this morning.
Here is Jed surveying a months supply of food:-
The weather was not as soggy today, so we pootled around the yard for a while. Here are some more pics:-
Jed stalks a rock from his favourite spot in the yard: on top of the trailer.
So THIS is what a dog’s life looks like: Husband tries out the kennel run.
Husband stalks wife.
Jed and his favourite type of bone: old, manky, preferably rancid.
Jed gets to grip with bone