Saturday, March 14, 2009

Spring has started ... uh... Springing

If you've never been thrilled to the very edges of your soul by a flower in spring bloom, maybe your soul has never been in bloom. ~Audra Foveo

The snow is melting from my yard... I know not to get too excited, because we've been known to get some of our worst storms in March and April... but... but... I SEE GREEN GROWING THINGS.

My crocus are going great guns as are other bulbs that I don't know what they are (until they bloom). The good news is that my "vole" garden didn't sprout any voles this year. All the bulbs I planted are coming up!!

Today is supposed to be quite nice: sunny and in the 40s (and yes, that's warm -- you people with 70 degree weather can just hush and let me live in my bubble). So, I'll be outside doing what I do in the spring: Scooping poop.

Ahhh... the romantic life.

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Speaking of poop (ha!), Dakota is beginning to not tolerate her food. She's finally on the Nutro 100% and is showing signs that it doesn't agree with her. I flat out refuse to feed her the stuff from the vet forever (corn meal, chicken by-product meal and cellulose???? PLEASE), so I think I'm going to give making her dog food a try. I did it for Bailey for six months or so. It's kind of a pain, but if it doesn't give her gas and the runs, it's worth it.

So, now I just need to find out where I can buy bone meal...or maybe I'll just use calcium carbonate...

Incidentally, if you're interested in finding out more about YOUR dog food, check out the website Dog Food Analysis. They review dog foods, and are unbiased (by brand, but not about quality), and will tell you exactly WHAT is in your food and WHY it's good or bad, and then give a rating from 0 - 6 as to whether it's worth feeding to your pet.

The diet from the vet is rated "ZERO" and the reason why is here.

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I started reading a new book this week and it's great so far!! Jill Shalvis, where have you been all my life? I've seen your name, I just haven't picked up any of your books, and that was obviously a mistake on my part.

Any of you read Jill Shalvis? Can you recommend books by her?

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You Are Dare



You are outrageous, adventurous, and wild. You live to have fun.
You are all about taking risks and pushing limits. You love the rush of doing something forbidden.

Like most daring people, you are highly intelligent and creative. That's why you get bored so easily.
You need a lot of stimulation and novelty in your life. You aren't satisfied with the mundane.



Hmmm... yes and no....

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6 comments:

Dru said...

Any book that you pick up by Jill Shalvis under Brava and Berkely I highly recommend. She's written several trilogies that I think you'll like "Wilder" and "Sky High Air".

Spring is coming, Spring is coming!

Sorry about Dakota and her food. How difficult is it to make dog food? Good luck with finding the right food for her.

re quiz: I'm Dare no, I'm not a risk taker but I do know I get bored easily.

Have a great Saturday.

MJFredrick said...

Get a Clue is my favorite Jill Shalvis. I liked Instant Attraction and her firefighter series for Blaze, too.

Her blog is also hysterical.

http://jillshalvis.com/blog/

Diane Craver said...

Thanks for the links about dog food. I'll pass this infor. on to my daughter.

We have daffodils coming up in our beds.

Melissa McClone said...

Marianne,

My friend Tiffany, who did the first month of Janowrimo, feeds Angus a raw food diet. She purchases it so no having to make it. It's suppose to be really, really healthy for them and almost all is absorbed so smaller bowel movements/less yard cleanup. When we would dog sit him, she'd send us the food frozen then I'd defrost it. I can't remember the brand but you could email her if that's a way you wanted to go. And she made sure Angus never had any gluten or other stuff like that.

Melissa

Tori Lennox said...

Jill Shalvis is great, though I haven't read as much of her work as I should have. Must start reading more!

You Are Truth

You are communicative, talkative, and honest to a fault.
You love telling others about yourself, but not as much as you like hearing about them.

You connect easily with strangers. You're very open, and you can find common ground with people.
You love to gossip and tell secrets. Telling all is how you get close to people.


Um. Not so much on some points. Not saying which ones, though. *g*

Brandy said...

You've just read a Jill Shalvis? Ohh, wow! Her books are great. I prefer the ones with more humor, but all are really good. Instant Attraction is her latest and Get a Clue is my favorite by her.
I hope you find an answer for Dakota's food issues soon, whether you make her food or find some kind she can tolerate.
I wish that Dog Food Rater, was for Cat Food as well. *G*

Have a great Saturday!