Gizmo here and today I want to talk about a few things that perplex me…
When we got home Momz opened the package to give me one and then she stopped. “Yo Momz, give me my treat” I said but Momz was busy reading the back of the package.
Not a great picture I know, but can you read what it says? “Made in China”! Being concerned pet people I’m sure you’ve all heard of the severe health problems associated with dog treats made in China. Momz did some research and found this list of products that had been recalled and these Duck Jerky treats are not on the list…but still Momz hesitated…there I was eagerly awaiting my piece of duck jerky…I could smell it…but no she didn’t give one. She got my treat jar from the fridge and gave me a couple of my USA made salmon treats instead. Last I saw that duck jerky was headed for the big green trash bin outside.
Now here’s what I’m wondering today…why would the AKC endorse a treat for dogs that could possibly harm them? The back of the package states that “AKC, American Kennel Club and the trademark, logos and designs are trademarks of The American Kennel Club, Inc. Used with permission.” Why? Is the AKC so hard up for funds that they’re willing to possibly endanger the health of the very population they exist to serve? Terrierman has been following the issue of declining AKC registrations for a while now…here in 2010…and as far back as 2008. Already under attack, is this just one more example of the AKC’s increasing irrelevance? Amazon users have been vocal in their comments on these products, but so far they’re still being sold. Momz and I don’t have answers and would love to hear from anyone out there involved in the conformation world with an opinion on this.
“It allows dog-shoppers to try a pet on for size without the burden of commitment, by giving them a chance to spend quality time with other peoples’ pooches. The Facebook-based service also fills schnauzer-shaped gaps in the lives of humans whose apartments or schedules prohibit full-time furry friends.
And supporters also believe City Dog Share can help shelters and rescue groups find homes for abandoned animals by giving prospective puppy parents the comfort of a free backup care plan if they fear the responsibility that comes with any animal.”
Is this a good thing? I think not…One of the current users of the service had this to say: “In a nation where social media aficionados share homes, cars and futures with total strangers encountered online, why shouldn’t they swap dogs that way too?” What! A dog is a living, breathing, loving companion and not a 2 ton hunk of metal. A dog will be making a commitment to you to share you life and love you unconditionally…if you can’t make that commitment in return then maybe you should adopt a pet rock instead. Again, I’d love to hear opinions on this.
Finally, me Gizmo needs some help from my furriends…Momz got me a new puzzle toy yesterday.
She loaded it up with my favorite smelly salmon treats and placed it in front of me. I sniffed at it a while then walked away. It’s sitting on the living room floor and I’m doing my best to ignore it. She has lifted the flaps and showed me the treats and let me sniff them, then she puts them back in the puzzle thing. I don’t get it…I am completely befuddled (*VBP*) What am I supposed to do with this? It doesn’t squeak and I can’t tear it up like a stuffie. Why can’t I just have my treats? If any on you can help me figure this out that’d be great. I want my treats but don’t know how to get them.
Here’s today’s 30/30 Challenge Ticker:
We’re going to join four blog hops today.
And we’re joining Snoopy at Snoopy’s Dog Blog for the Monday Mischief hop cause I’m calling mischief on the AKC, the whole idea of “dog sharing” and my puzzle toy.
We have to join Mutt Monday over on All Things Dog cause we mutts need to represent!
Finally, we’re joing Lulu at Life With Beagle for her brand new Florida Bloggers blog hop, cause after all I’m a Florida dawg!
Happy Monday Efurryone…Gizmo Out!