Saturday, November 28, 2015

Good Warm Food on a Rainy Weekend

Alvin has an adoption pending!

I have a very favorite dog food. It is Wysong. Some stores carry it. I get it direct, and through We've just had a new delivery including some Archetype Burgers. These are "processed" raw food patties which I split apart into each bowl, cover with warm water, and watch them "regenerate." The dogs love them (they also get a decreased amount of kibble - this week it is Growth, even though most are seniors). Because the patties are raw, I'm careful to wash my hands and all the bowls after we eat. Today, it is raining and the temps dropped, so this was a special treat.

Another thing I'm vigorously trying this year is adding fresh fruits and veggies to their and MY meals. Remi loves this - he eats tomatoes, strawberries, broccoli, carrots, and mandarin oranges. I have a banana waiting in the wings. Alvin, a foster Beagle for Basset and Beagle Rescue of the Heartland, also loves broccoli and carrots. The other dogs, not so much, but I'm working on them.

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday, wherever in the world you may be.

Remi in Yard - he loves corn, too!

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Feeding Archie...and Fosters Online

I removed my links to the rescue pages since there are no longer dogs there for adoption. I'm a bit sad about it, and somewhat discomforted. Neither Adopt A Pet nor Petfinder will let me post my foster dogs on my pages. They need to be my dogs. Actually, that's not quite right - Adopt A Pet will let me post as an agent of the rescue(s) for whom I'm fostering. This I need to explore. Everywhere I look, I see pet fostering championed...and yet, even though these two groups support it, I as a foster home, am no longer able to use them as I did before. I can put my Beagles on Beagles on the Web and need to do so. At least, they will have national exposure to people looking for that particular type of dog.

                     Alvin Beagle, #AlvinFoster, for Basset & Beagle Rescue of the Heartland

Archie the Tyrant is a picky eater. iMHO, he needs to eat more, but if I feed him what he needs in one fell swoop, he won't eat it all. So, I've been feeding him 1/4 C. of moistened kibble at a time; he'll eat two, no more.

Today, I successfully upped his ration to 2/3 C., again in two different portions. He ate it all.  haHA. I'll see how long this lasts. in the past, I've needed to jump start him with some soft food, too.

Archie the Tyrant: 11# of Boss

Archie the Tyrant likes being in the driver's seat

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Sunday, October 4, 2015

We Are Back! Bug....Finding a Home...Mine

After a long hiatus, we are back in our new format - fostering. No longer a rescue, Silverwalk Hounds is now Silverwalk Fosters, working with some wonderful families and rescues to cont. to save lives and get the word out about Beagles in need.

Remi or, as I call him, Bug, is a recent foster failure.
And, as I support and post about Beagles in need on Facebook, I've missed the readers and bloggers with more open minds and constructive comments than I mostly see in social media. It is so nice to be back reading blogs and writing comments again. I've been reading off and on but....

As you can see with Bug, not all my fosters moved on to their rescues or other families. Bug was found as a puppy with an adult sow, eating her corn (and she let him). His rescue said he pooped corn for three days. He is fully grown, about 2 years old now, and why he wasn't adopted before he came to me to "foster" I'll never know. While he looks cuddly, he prefers to be independent unless you're walking by and he can snag a belly rub. Oh, yeah! In this photo, we are visiting friends who, when their dgo family changes, may take him in (if I can let him go!). He is such a chow hound. When food came out for the family dogs, Bug leaped off my lap, zoomed under the tripod GSD mix, flipped that BIG dog's head out of his way, and proceeded to eat his food! Bug is a confident dog.  He was quickly rescued before Chase could react to such unorthodox infringement to his supper. 

Rub my belly but don't put me on your lap, please

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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Happy Holidays!


Happy Hanukkah

from all of us at Silverwalk Hounds