Dusty Catalogs and Dog Food Toppings
Show catalogs are important tools for preserving the past. In today’s Best In Show Daily, you’ll travel back thirty years to a singular show and meet some of the many judges, handlers and dogs who made one particular afternoon especially memorable for a rookie spectator. And Social Media Maven Pilar Kuhn looks at just some of the choices available to today’s exhibitors when it comes to enhancing dry food with a little “yummy goodness.” From canned foods to cottage cheese, plenty of things can garnish a bowl of kibble in order to “whet” a dog’s appetite.
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My First Show Catalog
By Dan Sayers
Thirty years of attending dog shows have helped me to amass a serious collection of show catalogs. Most are from all-breed conformation shows, but many are from specialty shows, including the National Specialties I’ve attended as both spectator and exhibitor. Many of these booklets have been all but forgotten, taking up valuable storage space and collecting dust. They’ve become so much a part of our home’s décor that I don’t really even see them anymore.
Every so often, I’ll take one of the catalogs down from its shelf to verify a specific piece of information. More often than not, I’ll then find myself leafing through several pages and an entire day spent at a dog show comes back to life. Those dusty old catalogs provide the information that memory has all but erased. more
Purina. Eukanuba. Innova. Wellness. Candidae. What we feed our dogs matters, both inside and out.
Some of us feed straight dry food while others mix in a little extra something. The trend for the majority of dog owners seems to be to feed a dry kibble with a little wet yummy goodness added for good measure. I know that’s what we do in our house, but what does the term “wet” really refer to?
“Wet” can mean canned food. We’ve all seen the cans in the stores – beef, liver, chicken, rabbit, bison, venison or fish, mixed with other ingredients. It can also mean moist food that comes in a pouch. more