It’s Follow Up Friday, a blog hop hosted by Heart Like a Dog and 2 Brown Dawgs. Today we answer all the questions asked in the comments over the last week and boy howdy! Did I get slammed! Treats on an empty stomach. *smh* Here’s what I said:
- Never give treats to a dog with an empty stomach – make sure they’ve eaten first
I said that a little harshly. I should know better than to be so black and white with my statements. Because here’s the response I got:
Why is it that you shouldn’t give them treats on empty stomachs?
I also like your tip about feeding a dog first so he’s not hungry and therefore he’ll be less likely to inhale/swallow the treat whole!
Dogs and toddlers are so much alike. You know your dog, obviously. It’s not the empty stomach that’s the issue, but a greedy dog inhaling treats like there’s no tomorrow. Or those puppy dog eyes that say, “Please can I ‘ave some ‘ore, sir?” Jones Natural Chews are, I believe, the best treats out there. Plenty of meat. Plenty of yum. All natural and all made in the USA. But they’re a treat, not a balanced diet. What I SHOULD have said was:
Don’t give your dog treats INSTEAD of food. Don’t give your dog too many treats in one day.
It I sat down with a bag of beef jerky an hour before supper, intent on having just one piece, I’d probably eat the whole bag. It’s delicious! And I’m hungry! But the sodium and fat would not be kind to my body. Use your best judgment. Ultimately, it’s your dog. You do what’s best. 🙂
Moving on to Jimmy, my favorite duck. Carma Poodale asks:
Jimmy would love the Weird Al concert. He would probably quack up at the antics. Has he ever considered trying out for the Aflac duck spot? He would be great!
And Slim Doggy asks:
Does your duck have a mohawk?
We Live in a Flat asks:
Is that tuft on the head a common thing particular type of duck or just a Jimmy thing? Where does Jimmy live in winter? With the chickens?
Interesting questions. Jimmy probably wouldn’t like the concert. He’s a little phobic about crowds. Maybe I should talk to Al about a private concert, though, since Jimmy’s favorite song is I Want a New Duck.
And no, he refuses to try out for Aflac. That would mean moving. Jimmy takes his current job very seriously, guarding the chickens. They would have to come, too. Ain’t happenin’.
A mohawk, or the tuft on Jimmy’s head, is a crest. I think it’s just a thing. Plenty of chickens have crests and quite a few ducks. Here’s a picture of one:
Some crests are so full that they obscure vision. And look silly. Jimmy’s crest is tame. It’s not a breed specific thing. More like having blue eyes versus brown eyes, I think.
Winter? All year round the duck and chickens sleep in a coop. Well, I don’t think Jimmy sleeps in the coop. He has always slept UNDER the coop in his pine shavings. We’re building the new coop off the ground so he can sleep under it.
Until I write again …
P.S. Jimmy LOVES Jones Chicken Taffy!