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April 2011


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Fool for Love When You Don't See Me

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Best Gay Love Stories: New York City Best Gay Love Stories 2005

Three Fortunes In One Cookie The Deal


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Rex and I just got back from going to the bank, where I deposited my advance from Haworth for the novel I'm to write. Yay! Now it feels real. However, the money is pretty much spent, as it's to fund my trip to NYC in May. Un-yay! Whatever. Rex got to ride in THE CAR! and that's all that matters.

I came home to this message in my email:

For someone who yacks on and on and on about his dog I'm surprized you haven't said anything about the Menbu Foods recall. Don't you care?

You're absolutely right, even if you can barely spell. I have been remiss about mentioning the Menu Foods recall. I just assume that people who read my LiveJournal also read Becky's, and she mentioned it here, here, here, and originally here. Concerned pet owners should visit the Menu Foods site, as well as the FDA's Pet Food Recall page. Looking beyond that page on the FDA's site, I was surprised to learn about other recalls of products other than pet foods. I saw recalls for pigs ears, dog chews, and other products due to salmonella concerns, and for undisclosed ingredients on product packaging.

Here at The Compound, we've had serious discussions about the pet food recall. Even though the food we'd been feeding our respective animals wasn't on the list, we're still concerned about what they're eating. We've been considering changing to a raw food diet for about a year now, and recent events appear to be the impetus to make that happen. I hope other dog owners have similar discussions in their own households as well. A raw food diet isn't the only answer, but hopefully everyone will look at their pet and seriously think about what goes into their pet's food, where it comes from, and how it's manufactured. A little bit of research into the subject will go a long way into your pet's health, your pet's medical expenses, and your time with them.

Beyond that...I think it's interesting that the affected wheat gluten was imported from China. One of the pet food manufacturers said that they purchased this gluten because there wasn't enough gluten manufactured in our country. Or maybe it wasn't of the quality they desired. I'd look up the exact quote, but I'm not a journalist, nor do I want to give this manufacturer attention they don't deserve. I find it difficult to believe that there aren't enough farmers in Indiana or anywhere else in our country who aren't begging for their wheat to turned into gluten. And why gluten? I'm looking at Rex right now and am trying to imagine my dog in the wild. Is he hunting for gluten? Doubtful. Is he hunting for birds or rabbits? Likely so. Is he jumping a fence and getting into someone's garden? Twice daily as needed.

I came home from the grocery store last night and in my bag was a box of ginger snaps. I opened the box, put a cookie to my mouth, and then thought, There's probably gluten in this. Where did it come from? Who made this? How do I know it's not contaminated? How can the FDA be so certain this wasn't part of that batch? So I ate a Pop-Tart instead and then had a cigarette. If I'm going to die, I want to really enjoy myself before it happens.