Category Archives: Animals

Bully sticks- bull pizzle

Recently I was dog sitting for a friend and noticed a chew treat called a bully stick on the counter. The dog I was watching is a puppy and finished his last little piece of rawhide, so I gave him the bully stick. He really liked it and I was intrigued.

We don’t give Bailey The Dog rawhide treats because Karol doesn’t think it is safe for dogs to have that, so I am always on the lookout for a chew that isn’t rawhide (which is basically just leather) that I think Bailey The Dog will enjoy.

In the next few days I went to the pet store to get a new litter box and saw the bully sticks by the front door. So to make sure we weren’t just giving him cow skin I looked at the ingredients. There was ONE ingredient listed: bull pizzle. So Bully sticks- bull pizzle

I was like, “what the heck is bull pizzle?” So I asked the clerk if he knew what bull pizzle was and he said no. Now at this point in the story I need to say that I am glad that I didn’t just google it right then and there. Often I just ask Siri if I have a question, but thankfully my hands were full carrying the new litter box so I didn’t pull out my phone and ask Siri. And do you know WHY I am so glad I didn’t ask…….(wait for it)

 

Bull Pizzle is bull PENIS!!!!! Yes you read that right….bull PENIS!!

So basically the butcher killed the bull, made some steak, made some hamburger, then cut off his penis and stuck in in the drying machine and sold it as a dog treat?!?!! I am going to put a picture of a Bully Stick right here. And this picture is a dog with it in his mouth so you can get an idea of the dimensions of exactly how long a bully stick is……

 

I mean I am a city girl, definitely NOT a country girl, but it never occurred to me that a bull penis could be so long…….

Well, needless to say, poor Bailey probably won’t be getting a bully stick to chew on. I guess he will have to be satisfied with his Dentastix for now…..

Happy day y’all!!

 

 

Silent Sunday

 

bailey and emmitt in the sun

 

 

 

 

 

Silent-Sunday

 

Daydreamer Award: My dream animal…..

Thank you to “S” over at Doorknobs That Lock for nominating this blog for the Daydreamer Award! I’ve enjoyed her blog for years!  We have TONS in common: two mom family who became a family with a school aged child, teenaged son, son is a Boy Scout, and a love for blogging.  🙂  I really love her photos too, she is really able to capture the essence of her subjects in her photos.  They truly are beautiful!! Please check her out!!

The rules for the Daydreamer Award are as follows:

1. Thank the person who gave you the award.

2. Complete the challenge they set you.

3. Select a blog or blogs that you want to give the award to. (The amount of blogs you select is unlimited!)

4. Tell them about it and set them a challenge.

(Please include the rules in your post)

So my challenge from S is: Describe your dream pet(s) — what animals would you share your life with if you could?

This is a great question because I already have more animals than I should…lol  In fact, someone once told me that a person qualifies as a “cat lady” when the number of cats you have exceeds the number of people in your household.  When we had 4 kids living at home the ratio was perfect since we had 3 cats.  Then i saw this adorable tabby at the ASPCA, and he just practically threw himself at me……how could I refuse those big green eyes?????  So now we have 4 cats.  We would have still been okay, but then (as they do) the kids started growing up and moving out.  The oldest two moved out, but technically we are still okay because we have 4 people who live here with 4 cats……that means we are still one person/cat ratio away from being “cat ladies”.  The bad news is one of the kids graduates in a couple of months. Luckily he will not be moving out right away….as he is planning on living at home for a couple of years and going to Community College. Also we have one very old cat….

But those really aren’t my dream animals….. If I could have an animal that I could really build a relationship with, it would be a horse.  Not just any old horse, but the horses I had the privilege of seeing while I was visiting my friend Gail in South Dakota.  She is a Cheyenne Indian and is married to Alex Richard who is the great grandson of Chief Red Cloud, the famous Lakota Chief who treated with the US Government in the 1800s.  Gail and Alex have some beautiful land, and their neighbors in Lonesome Valley are members of the White Plume tiospaye (family).  These family members have horses and buffalo, and many other majestic creatures on their land.  The horses that Percy White Plume has on his land are beautiful, domestic and strong!

They were majestic creatures with just the right mix of domestic and wild.  Domestic enough to be sweet and safe, but wild enough to be true to their Great Plains spirits.  Here are some pictures of them:

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The horse that caught my eye was the Paint (brown and white) horse in the third picture.  He is the leader of this group and he is magnificent.  This group of horses walked right up to my car, and put their heads in the window, as if they were looking for a treat.

So although I do love my cats and my dog, my dream pet would be one of these horses.  But I guess they wouldn’t really technically be a “pet”, but instead a companion because I would never want to break their free spirit…..

I would like to nominate Robyn over at Breastfeeding in Combat Boots for the Daydreamer award and my challenge to her is: to tell us about her Dream gig.  She is an author and motivational speaker so I would like to know where is the dream place for her to talk about breastfeeding and why?