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All Meat and No Kibble Makes Me One Skinny Dawg

Jerry Keeping GuardI’ve been having so much fun running around, keeping an eye on varmints and deer, that Mom says I’ve lost some weight. She seemed a little worried, so yesterday she went out of her way to find a pet store that sold my special brand of food, Innova Evo kibble. Lucky dog that we have satellite internet on our trip.

I used to eat the kibble all the time, along with raw meat a few times a week. Then Mom thought she could convert me to straight raw meat meals on this trip. Well, I love the meat, but I guess it ain’t enough or she doesn’t know what she’s doing, because I’ve dropped some weight!

In Bishop, Mom found a store called Pet Friendzy that sold my high-end pet food. She stocked up, and is trying to fatten me up again! Now, I get meat, and kibble with veggies for dinner every night! Yum!

What’s Really in Your Pet’s Food and Why You Need to Know

Dear Readers,
My Mom wrote this for her Toastmasters speech. I hope you enjoy it. –Jerry

It’s estimated that thousands of cats and dogs died from the recent outbreak of contaminated pet food. How could so many animal lovers let this happen to their beloved pets? The sad truth is, they just didn’t know any better. Until my own dog got sick from a diet of cheap food, I didn’t know either.

Like most people, at one time I put a lot of faith in the big brand pet foods. I believed the claims about how nutritious their food would be for my dog. In the first years of Jerry Dog’s life, I chose his food by buying whatever seemed better than the generic bulk stuff at Winco. Jerry ate it up, and grew into what I thought was a healthy adult dog. But when he got to be about 5, his teeth started yellowing, and his skin turned flaky. Then he started having seizures. After some expensive trips to his vet, I started doing my own research. All I had to do was Google “commercial pet food ingredients.” What I found, horrified me, and it should scare you too.

Read more.What’s Really in Your Pet’s Food and Why You Need to Know

My New “Routine”

Used to be that my daily walks were the same ol’ same ol’. We’d walk up past the beauty college, where I’d try to sniff the latest muck on the street. Then I’d hop a little more, say hi to my neighborhood pals, turn around the corner and come back. Same thing every day.

Silver Lake Kids

But not anymore. Now there’s so many new things, every day! From kids, to bear scat to rivers and lakes, my tail can’t even keep up with the trail of crazy scents and activities on my walks.

Yesterday I met some fun kids near my camp spot who wore me out before I could even go on a walk. Today, I went for a hike on the river that goes to Silver Lake, in the El Dorado National Forest near South Tahoe. I ate pine cones and swam in the shallow spots. Now this is different!

Camping’s Hard Work!

No, it's Mine!Woof! I’m so tired! My best pal in the whole world, Winston, came to see me at Lake Francis Resort this weekend. I was sooo surprised that he came all the way from Oakland just for me! Man, we had a great time. That kid really wears me out though. I’ll be snoozin for days!

What fun we’re having!

Meet my new friends!Boy… or girls, rather … I’ve got some catching up to do with these blog posts! But I couldn’t wait to share this one with you… I met these beautiful young ladies at Lake Francis near Dobbins, CA. They were enjoying Father’s day weekend with their folks in a site next to ours.

They were having lots of fun and were kind enough to let me show them how well I can play basketball. The next time we checked our email, they had already signed my guestbook so I asked them to send this photo. I’m starting to enjoy seeing all these different places meeting all the new people on this trip!

Stay tuned and we’ll soon post the video of me playing basketball back at home so you can see what a superstar I really am!

I’m A Star!

Too Cool Jerry Three-legged Superstar DogBefore we left town on our Full-Time RV Adventure, my people took me to see their friend Sam at 4 Paws & Wet Noses in old town Eureka as they made the rounds saying goodbye to folks and running last minute errands.

Purely by coincidence, we discovered that the Miles Of Smiles pet photographer was set up there taking pictures of pups. My people couldn’t resist, but also didn’t believe she could actually get me to stay still with sunglasses on my head. Normally I wouldn’t, but I figured it would make them happy.

Whatch’ya think? Do I look like a rock star or what? Check out my Gallery Page for more photos and watch my three-legged dog videos.

Two Tripawds

Oh Bob and Marianne, you are so funny! And thoughtful too. Thanks for my new buddy.

Jerry and the New TripawdI’m going to call him Hoppy. Only two creative types like you could think of me when you saw this cute four legged Beanie Baby, then lop it’s front left leg off so it’s just like me. I love him!

As you can see, he makes a comfy pal. I will think of you whenever I paw him around. And I keep my toys for a long, long time.

We’ll all miss you nutty Eurekans very much.

Bye Bye Zeus… Hello world!

I’m gonna miss my friend Zeus… My people and I are finally leaving town, and off on our way with this crazy new adventure! I knew we’d be leaving soon when all the strangers came and took all the boxes and furniture out of our big old house. I got so excited I ran through all the rooms barking and tossing my toys.

Jerry and Zeus

We just had to have Zeus over one more time this morning to say goodbye. We gave him a few of my favorite toys, some treats, and his favorite Tug and Toss Jolly Ball of mine that he quickly proceeded to eat.

We’ll post a new movie soon so you can see how high that crazy big dog can jump! As you can see, we could barely stand still for a photo. We had fun as usual… you can see movies of our previous play dates on my videos page.

We spent last night — our firt real night in the new trailer — parked at the curb in front of the house. Today we took off and stayed at the Mad River Rapids RV Park in Arcata, CA. Lots of my people’s closest friends came by to say hi, and bye. Tomorrow I hear we’re heading South. I’m just happy to be heading anywhere.

I love to travel, especially in our new truck where I can spread out and enjoy the ride. I enjoy meeting all the new dogs and their people. And I especially like our new home on wheels and the big couch I can call my own.

Stay tuned for more news from the road, photos, movies, and more. Right now, my people are tired. I think we may all just sleep for a couple weeks. That’s fine with me. But after that you can follow my three-legged adventures here, and theirs on the full-time RV travel blog they started at liveworkdream.com.

I can’t wait to meet Scout!

Meet Scout!My friend Caz just got a new puppy. Isn’t he just adorable? I can’t wait to smell him and officially welcome him to my pack.

One of our first stops on this crazy new adventure we’re about to embark on will be to hook up with Caz and his folks so we can meet Scout.

We have all enjoyed many hiking trips deep into the woods of Northern California over the years. With my people’s big new home on wheels, I doubt we’ll do much backpacking this time, but I’m sure we’ll take a hike or two with Scout so we can pee on ferns and stuff together. That’s justs fine with me… I sure like the idea of sleeping on my new couch, rather than the hard ground in a tent after hiking for miles and miles.

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