Thursday, August 11, 2011

Food shortage woes

We ran out of Dozer's special rabbit-based, grain-free dog food. So did every single local pet store. So did all the online outlets (except a few who still have the tiny bags for jacked-up prices).

Dozer couldn't be more pleased.

"That rabbit stuff was gross."
The problem is, apparently, a shortage of rabbits.

I know what you're thinking, and I thought it too. "How hard can it be to produce rabbits? They practically produce themselves, don't they?"

We've substituted with another grain-free dog food, but it's not rabbit-based. It only took a few hours for us to regret the substitution.

"Whoo. Who cut the cheese?"
Dozer had an upset stomach all night, leading to 8 full hours of no sleep for anyone. Dozer is very good about expressing his feelings to you, whether you want to hear about it or not.

"Man, I'm beat. Eight hours of nonstop whining and farting really takes it out of a guy."
"Have fun in class. I've gotta catch some zzzs so I can keep you awake tonight too!"


Pauley, the Mr. or the Mrs. said...

Oh no! Poor Dozer (& everyone else in the house)! Our Pauley does the same to us :(

Kari in Vegas said...

Poor Dozer :(


K-Koira said...

Poor Dozer! Maybe its time to set up your own hutches so you have a constant supply of rabbit for him?

Leila said...

Oh Noes! What's up with the rabbits? I'm sorry for the olfactory woes. But of course Dozer, is always as fresh as a daisy.

Quizz and I will send good juju for food to arrive.

happypitbull said...

One of these days I'm going to post a video of Dozer's reaction to his own farts. It's an Oscar-worthy performance.

Daisy Dog said...

LOL! I suppose its funny because we were not there. Can't wait for the video, hope school is going well!

forsythia said...

Dozer! Please! Just for tonight, live up to your name.

DianeTaylor said...

Oh no - Dozer, buddy, please try to give your humans a break, right??? I'd love to see the fart reaction - I know my dog Indy can clear a room in 15 seconds with his fart smells, lol.

Anonymous said...

I found your blog from Heather (vet school drama queen), and I think it's so cute :) My uncle's yorkie has the same allergy-- everything but a very expensive rabbit based food. What a pain. And lately he won't eat the full size kibs, even though they are small, so my poor uncle ends up putting it all in the food processor and whirling it around before he feeds the dog -- so it could be worse.

Are you in Austin? My husband, my pittie, and I are moving back down there in a few weeks from DC. We foster pitties up here and are going to be looking to get pretty heavily involved in rescue down there too. Maybe you could show me the ropes.

Love and a Six-Foot Leash

happypitbull said...

Aleksandra--I'm in Round Rock, just north of Austin. You'll find Austin to be a very pit bull-friendly city, thanks in part to the efforts of Love-A-Bull ( in conjunction with Austin Pets Alive. I used to do a lot of volunteering for both groups, but with school, I barely have time to eat and sleep anymore. I hope to get back into volunteering as soon as I have more free time. Welcome in advance to Austin--and apologies for the heat, which can be intolerable for people who haven't adjusted. :)