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!!