I just don’t understand…

I just don’t understand…

Over the weekend, while waiting for a friend picking up a few groceries to take home, I was standing outside a small market in Clearwater, FL. As I was enjoying the evening, a woman walked up with her little dog in tow. She was obviously ‘in love’ with the dog, smiling at everyone who noticed them. I smiled – enjoying her enjoying her dog so much. We starting talking – I learned that his name was Ziggy, he was 10 months old, and she recently adopted him from the animal shelter. Being the pet food nut that I am, I asked her what food she was feeding him.

It seems that was the wrong question. Actually, it was my comment to her answer where things went wrong. The food she told me she was feeding – is on my top 10 worst pet food list – and I made a comment to her that the dog food she was feeding was not providing Ziggy with very much quality nutrition – I shared that in fact the food was full of potentially dangerous ingredients. Her response – which still kind of shocks me – was ‘we’re doing fine with it’. I was stunned, I thought…so, unless your dog gets sick from a recall or something – you’re doing fine? What?

To be honest, that comment and thought process bothered me all weekend. And still does to a certain extent. Personally, I just don’t understand why a pet owner has to have a pet food recall challenge the way they think. And by the way, the pet food that Ziggy’s mom fed him – had many varieties on the recall list last year. So even a recall didn’t cause doubt in this pet owner. I’m guessing this makes the folks at the Pet Food Institute extremely happy – but it’s unsettling to me.

And it’s unsettling to me whenever I’m at the grocery or Sam’s Club or a pet shop and I see someone purchasing a food that I know contains dangerous chemicals or inferior meat. I’m at a loss at what to do or say. So I thought I’d ask you – is there something I’m missing? I’m so involved in pet food and in the day to day of my work – maybe I’m missing something obvious that could help reach more pet owners. I’m asking for your input. I know that I can’t reach everyone – but as many of you know (who have read my ranting for months and months) – this is something I feel very strong about. If you have any suggestions for me, I’d appreciate hearing them.

I guess it boils down to you and I are rare breeds. We have bothered to take the time to learn a few things about pet food – and we have seen the benefits to our pets with our own eyes. A couple of weeks ago, before this recent incident with Ziggy’s mom, I ordered a window sticker for my car – with the thought of spreading the ‘truth’ about pet food a little. The window sticker says…”My Pet Knows! TruthAboutPetFood.com”. I’ve seen those bumper stickers for years that brag on someone’s child being an honor student – and decided I should brag on my pets. This morning, I ordered more of them. In hopes of influencing all the mom’s (and dad’s) of Ziggy’s out there. If you are interested in joining the ‘club’ – I’ll have these window stickers available on the website by the end of the week. They are clear (see thru) with the letters in white – are very easy to remove and are placed on the outside of the rear window of your car. The cost for them is my cost (I don’t know exactly what that is just yet – I think around $3.00).

Please – if you have any suggestions for me to share the ‘truth’ send them my way – every bit of advice is greatly appreciated.

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