Jerky Warning

But no FDA recall yet.

Welcome non-ballplaying dude, seen here:

Zero interest in balls.



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83 Responses to “Jerky Warning”

  1. Herd of Hounds
    8:51 am on October 25th, 2013

    Good morning, everyone! Thank you for: 1) the info on treats made in China and, 2) the foto of a very ambitious ball non-playing dog. Loved the foto of Nana last evening! Sheesh, mom shouold look so good waking up in the a.m., let alone in the hospital 🙂 Thank dog Nana is going better and thank Scott, OH Macy’s mom and anyone else who have gotten us Nana News. 38*F here this a.m. 28F forecast for tomorrow 🙁

    Have a fragrant Friday.

  2. Herd of Hounds
    8:56 am on October 25th, 2013

    BTW: Did anyone see the footage of the brown bear in Pasadena, CA yesterday? Mmm, wonder if Chet or OFA had a paw in this as they were recently in Pasadena. Something to ponder.

  3. B. Stover
    9:00 am on October 25th, 2013

    What kind of “ball” is that in the picture? It looks as though it’s made of concrete.

    Good morning all.

  4. Tupper's Mama
    9:06 am on October 25th, 2013

    Morning all.

    Bee – apparently, you can rent a bulldozer in St Louis. At least that’s what last night’s score implies.

    Good morning Nana! Hope today is even better!

  5. Melanie
    9:09 am on October 25th, 2013

    Good Morning to All!

    Gracie is singing to me. I had been petting her and (oh, horrors) got up to go to the computer. She does not approve.

    Up to 37 degrees now. We are supposed to get up to 39!


    Time to pet Gracie again.

  6. Barb & Maggie
    9:24 am on October 25th, 2013

    There is a picture over on the right of me, me, me!

    Have to go back and see the pic of Nana last night. Good news on her recovery.

    Oh, and go Cards!

  7. B. Stover
    9:44 am on October 25th, 2013
  8. BooBear
    9:53 am on October 25th, 2013

    Hi, guys!!! Yeah for NanaBarb!! Loved the pic yesterday. Now things will really get rolling on the “get well” train.

    Mom is going crazy. Last night she and dad watched the video of the rescue of the pit bull that I think Macy posted. Mom wants to show it to the girls at work but now she can not find it. HELP someone!

  9. Tupper and Gilly
    9:57 am on October 25th, 2013

    Bee – we are counting the pennies in our treat jar.

    By the way, Wikipedia is doing one of their occasional fund drives. If you use Wikipedia on a regular basis, check for coins in the couch cushions or the washing machine, and see if you can fork over a couple bucks to them. (They take paypal, and send a very nice thank you letter for any contribution)

  10. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:13 am on October 25th, 2013

    Grump!….My friend took all those little hot-dawgs to the busy-place with her…sniff!…I didn’t even get a morsal – neither did Beau…heh!…But it still smells good here and we are both starvin’ marvin!…grunt!

  11. Wose
    10:14 am on October 25th, 2013


    Loved seeing Nana in that picture yesterday. Nana sending you get better soon thoughts and love…

    RIO! Does your friend have a secret admirer? Huh? Does she?

  12. Barb & Maggie
    10:38 am on October 25th, 2013

    Barb has some duck jerky that she is afraid to give to me. It is from Trader Joes and the package is labeled a product of USA, but now she is paranoid about giving me any jerky. What do you think, should she throw it out?

  13. Wose
    10:51 am on October 25th, 2013

    Maggie: If the Prof had to make this decision, he would throw it out to be on the safe side.

    RIO! All those little hot dogs gone? I thought I was coming over for some of those.

  14. staff
    11:10 am on October 25th, 2013

    Barb you could call the company, but I would throw it out too. It may be made in USA with ingredients from China you know.


    Better safe than very very sorry.

    Off to quilt all day ;-D

  15. Barb & Maggie
    11:16 am on October 25th, 2013

    Barb was planning to throw them out, but wanted another opinion. They will go to the garbage. Whaa. Sob.

  16. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:20 am on October 25th, 2013

    Rose!…The only admirerer my friend has is Me!…snort!…Beau is still on the fence….heh!heh!

  17. Herd of Hounds
    11:22 am on October 25th, 2013

    B&M: Better to err on the side of safety. Don’t want our loved ones hurt or worse. Joke for Barb: You might be a redneck if your first pet was a chicken.

  18. O'Howlers
    11:28 am on October 25th, 2013

    Maggie, Barb should be careful. Tell you what: Send them to us, and we will taste-test for you.


    p.s. Mom says she is only concerned with China-made jerky.

  19. Wose
    11:37 am on October 25th, 2013

    RIO! Did you send the beautiful sunflowers?

  20. Herd of Hounds
    11:53 am on October 25th, 2013

    B&M: Mom found that a “You might be a Redneck If…” calendar. She is just pulling your chain (are you on a lead of some kind? We don’t like chain leads.)

  21. Siber-H
    11:54 am on October 25th, 2013

    Barb, Mom would throw the jerky out. I am not sure about this, but I think an item can be partially made in China and finished in the USA. I believe this has happened with toxic dog food.
    Staff already mentioned this.

    The FDA is now saying it is going to look into ways to make pet food safer. It is about time!!!

  22. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:03 pm on October 25th, 2013

    Food!… I vote we all get fed off the supper table morning, noon and night…snort!

  23. dawson
    12:11 pm on October 25th, 2013

    Good Morning.

    If it is fragrant Friday, I’m staying away from Rio’s house today.

  24. O'Howlers
    12:14 pm on October 25th, 2013

    We are still getting delish loose leaf lettuce from our garden that has a cold frame. Woo Hoo! Garden question for Staff: How did the newspapers work for keeping weeds and grass out of your garden paths?

  25. Herd of Hounds
    12:15 pm on October 25th, 2013

    The Pro Pac site ( lists pet food and treat recalls back to 2009. They are in Evensville, IN and have had no recalls. WE like their treats, not their food-don’t know why.

  26. dawson
    12:20 pm on October 25th, 2013

    Macy’s Mom: I forgot to thank you for posting that picture of Nana Barb. I am tickled at how great she looks. Plunder on!

    The Olympic torch is on an icebreaker at the North Pole.

  27. Herd of Hounds
    12:38 pm on October 25th, 2013

    Dawson: Really? On an icebreaker? Kinda neat.

  28. Melanie
    1:08 pm on October 25th, 2013

    I have a problem with an ice breaker at the North Pole. I think it should be frozen. What is Superman going to do?

    I have started winterizing the growing window in the West Wing. It is old and needs help keeping out the cold. Bubble wrap to the rescue.

    Most of my container plants I will be putting to rest. I am getting Hens and Chicks coming in the mail. I will be keeping them in the window to multiply.

  29. O'Howlers
    1:16 pm on October 25th, 2013

    Melanie, Hens and Chicks?

  30. Riö - The Evil Pug
    1:17 pm on October 25th, 2013

    Rebecca!…Skip to Maw-Lou and check your SDD…snort!

  31. Teddy Ruff Rider
    1:30 pm on October 25th, 2013

    Teddy here, reporting on my big, big, big day yesterday. It was my first ever quilting event ever, and I understand that I have big paws to fill here. Mom had about a dozen quilt ladies here working on “Cuddle Quilts” which are quilts for kids who are taken out of abusive family situations. It was hard work but I definitely got those quilt ladies into shape by the end of the day. I kept laying on the fabric to test it all by myself, which I know was a very big help. Unfortunately, lunch time was a bit of a disappointment, because I got nary a bite, not even any of the chocolate cheesecake brownies my mom made. Boy, can those ladies pack it in at lunchtime.

  32. Herd of Hounds
    1:33 pm on October 25th, 2013

    Dawson, Thanks for the torch update. Melanie:Stupidman, heh, heh,heh. Love hens and chicks and NO OH , NOT poultry, succulent plants that clump and reproduce. Mom said she would never grow geraniums since they are weed-like in So Cal. Guess what she moved inside to an east window. Yep, a red geranium. 2 leggers make no sense.

  33. Wose
    2:08 pm on October 25th, 2013

    Teddy: Sounds like you had everything under control at the quilting event! And you have become an official quilt tester in the process. I am sure many beautiful quilts were made under your supervision.

    What’s this about chocolate cheesecake brownies? Yum! And your mommy is still not feeding you? The horror!!!!

  34. Riö - The Evil Pug
    2:25 pm on October 25th, 2013

    Lunch!….Speaking of packing away lots of food, my friend just sent me a text on my little Go-Phone and said the pot-luck was huge – for such a small office there was a ton of food…sniff!gurgle!

  35. Melanie
    2:43 pm on October 25th, 2013

    I have been productive today. Whew. Two bookcases moved, worked on the growing window, and helped move the other side of my Guys’ family’s dining room table onto a truck.

    I just got a call from Tom (Honeybear) saying, “Do you know that table is solid black walnut?” Well, I knew it was something good, and I knew when the family had refinished it, they had put a cherry varnish on it.

    Tom is going to take it down to the real wood and finish it correctly. Yippee!

    Don’t tell YSAS because it’s his Christmas present.

  36. Melanie
    2:45 pm on October 25th, 2013

    Teddy Ruff Rider, I have a feeling that keeping Quilting Ladies in line is a great deal like herding Kats.

    Riö, congratulate your friend for me.

    O’Howlers. Here you go!

  37. Melanie
    2:46 pm on October 25th, 2013

    One more thing before I collapse.

    B.Stover, that ball does look like it’s made of cement. One a closer viewing it is upending the blocks of rock on which it is perched.

    Whew. Rest now, grasshopper.

  38. O'Howlers
    3:06 pm on October 25th, 2013

    Thanks, Melanie. Mom was worried about those chicks. 🙂

  39. Riö - The Evil Pug
    3:30 pm on October 25th, 2013

    Melanie!…Congratulate her for what?…sniff!

  40. Herd of Hounds
    3:33 pm on October 25th, 2013

    (Darah) Wow, Teddy, we are so impressed with your day and how important you are. You are so young but have so much presence and power. I can bring black hair and mud to the table!

  41. O'Howlers
    3:40 pm on October 25th, 2013

    Darah! That is funny! We are in the same boat. We would never be invited to a sophisticated affair like a quilttng event at Teddy’s mom’s.

  42. Riö - The Evil Pug
    3:46 pm on October 25th, 2013

    Ladies!…I could clear out a room full of quilting ladies as quick as it would take to say “Gaassp!”…heh!heh!

  43. Herd of Hounds
    4:17 pm on October 25th, 2013

    Wait, wait, does this mean the OH, Rio and I are twins? -Darah

  44. Riö - The Evil Pug
    4:29 pm on October 25th, 2013


  45. Herd of Hounds
    4:38 pm on October 25th, 2013

    (Darah) Don’t you just love Rio’s decisive answers. So forceful. So manly. So in control of the situation. Ohhhhh, a girl could just swoon 🙂

  46. Macy the min-pin
    4:44 pm on October 25th, 2013

    Wow, mom finally got home and let us out out out. We are not used to being shut up all day, especially a beautiful day like today. She worked at the church resale shop until 2. Why on earth do people think that a nice shop like that would want their filthy, mildewed stuff that has been in the garage since the stone age. It takes for-ever to go through, especially when their is really nice stuff mixed in. Today was the largest donation day in the 8 year history of the place and most of it went through mom’s paws. She is now recuperating so she can go off in search of seafood with pops later to celebrate his birthday. I am going to help her relax now.

    If you are on facebookie we posted a couple of pretty funny videos, especially the one with the balls.

  47. Macy the min-pin
    4:46 pm on October 25th, 2013

    Mom just chastised me for improper use of their. Bad dog, Macy.

  48. Tupper's Mama
    5:11 pm on October 25th, 2013

    Ok all you gardening folks….when we wnt to the artists’ cooperative the other day, we spotted this tree next to the driveway. No that is not something wrapped around the tree – that is one of the three trunks of the same tree.
    What made it twist like that?

  49. Herd of Hounds
    5:16 pm on October 25th, 2013

    Maybe a vine that is no longer there?

  50. Tupper and Gilly
    5:21 pm on October 25th, 2013

    The twisty thing has the same bark on it as the tree. Would a vine cause that?

  51. Wose
    5:39 pm on October 25th, 2013

    T&G: That is an interesting looking tree. It is actually quite beautiful.

    RIO! Maybe some of those left-overs will be coming home with your friend.

    Youse guys! Have you looked over to the right?

  52. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:44 pm on October 25th, 2013

    Rose!…What do you see that I do not see?…snort!

  53. Wose
    6:18 pm on October 25th, 2013

    RIO! News about the next book!

  54. Herd of Hounds
    6:30 pm on October 25th, 2013

    Rio, she is looking at the facebookie block to the right…posted 2 hrs ago.

  55. Princess Sam
    6:45 pm on October 25th, 2013

    How can I get exited whenI have to wait almost 11 months for the next book? Is Spence playing too much tennis?

  56. O'Howlers
    6:52 pm on October 25th, 2013

    Pizza Night!

  57. Herd of Hounds
    7:10 pm on October 25th, 2013

    OH: Lucky ya’ll. We love pizza bones! Only thing around here tonight was chili mac. Oh and some raw, less desireable bits of chicken.

  58. c.hobbit
    7:27 pm on October 25th, 2013

    Macy: It shocks me too what some people choose to donate to charity for others to use–stained, torn items. I once asked Goodwill what they did with those clothes. They are shipped overseas to third world countries. Sad. One time I was helping to gift wrap items donated from “angel trees” often located in malls around the holidays. Children would be requesting toys or electronics and the gifters would be giving them sweaters. Or if they were requesting a pair of shoes with the shoe size noted, the donated (used) shoes would be the wrong size. Why bother choosing to be an “angel” if you aren’t going to meet the request? Food banks are flooded with cans of tuna around the holidays…who wants tuna for a holiday dinner? Weird.

  59. c.hobbit
    7:28 pm on October 25th, 2013

    Gah, I wrote a long post but used the dreaded s-h-o-e-s word. It may never show up

  60. Riö – The Evil Pug
    7:50 pm on October 25th, 2013

    Weeks!…I read that “exciting” news blast but it said to come back in a coupla weeks to find out anything…grump!…That is not exciting news to me…sniff!

  61. Riö – The Evil Pug
    7:52 pm on October 25th, 2013


  62. Riö – The Evil Pug
    8:09 pm on October 25th, 2013

    Sammie!…I’m hoping that Spencer has another Title Challenge…sniff!… I would really, really like to come up with a title for the next Chet n’ Bernie book…chuffle!

  63. Wose
    8:14 pm on October 25th, 2013

    RIO! So would I!

  64. c.hobbit
    8:22 pm on October 25th, 2013

    Rio: I have two different prescription ear drops to take twice a day and another oral prescription to take. In a couple of weeks there will be a follow up visit and then a hearing test will be scheduled. I learned a lot about my ears, mostly that I have been doing things wrong all my life. {{{sigh}}}

  65. Riö – The Evil Pug
    8:26 pm on October 25th, 2013

    CHobbit!…Do tell! My friend has trouble with her left ear. Her hearing is about half as good as the right ear…sniff!…I wonder what she has done wrong all her life to cause this…wuffle!

  66. Barb & Maggie
    8:29 pm on October 25th, 2013

    We have been off the blog most of the day, due to visits from Jack and Lyla.

    HOH, We liked your chicken joke. We have had pet chickens, but that was not Barb’s first pet. She might still be a partial redneck.

    We know hens and chicks, but have never had good luck with succulents. We had better luck with the real things.

  67. staff
    8:44 pm on October 25th, 2013

    O’Howlers, I will tell you about the weeds under the paper in the spring. It is a long term project. And it is not for the paths. It is for the garden border in one spot that has not been cultivated for many years. Sigh. It is at the way back of the garden and after the middle of the summer it is hardly ever seen.

    Still quilting…

  68. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:00 pm on October 25th, 2013

    Staff!…Are you at a Quilting Marathon?…snort!…Or a Quilting Boot-Camp!…heh!heh!…Up all Night! Up all Night!

  69. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:24 pm on October 25th, 2013

    CHobbit!…Twiddle-Dee-Dumb on over to your SDD and check it asap!…grunt!

  70. Barb & Maggie
    9:39 pm on October 25th, 2013

    Staff, Are you putting down paper to stop the weeds? We put about 5 thicknesses of newspaper down on the grass before topping with dirt in our raised beds. No problems at all.

  71. dawson
    10:04 pm on October 25th, 2013

    Today is the last day of sunny warm weather so it was spent outdoors most of the day and a few more windows washed. Then I got chilled so came in and took a long bubble bath.
    It’s a night for catching up on reading.
    Night y’all. Morning LizF.

  72. Barb & Maggie
    10:35 pm on October 25th, 2013

    We also are saying night all and morning to Liz.
    Be back tomorrow.

  73. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:46 pm on October 25th, 2013


  74. Belle Starr
    11:03 pm on October 25th, 2013

    Home! My Two-legged is finally home. I was so excited to see her that I jumped up on her. She did not appreciate my muddy paws on her clean skirt. I don’t know why—it didn’t bother me.

  75. Riö – The Evil Pug
    11:05 pm on October 25th, 2013

    Home?…Well it’s about time…grunt!…I thought Rebecca landed in Anchorage last NIGHT!… snort!…I worrit about her all damned day long for Pete’s Sake…grumble!sniff!

  76. Tupper's Mama
    11:09 pm on October 25th, 2013

    Checking in before calling it a night.

    Rio – thought you were going to a hoe down with Redbone. Did you skip it hoping for mini hot dog leftovers?

    Maybe there will be news of Nana in the morning.
    G’night everyone.
    G’day Liz and….

  77. Belle Starr
    11:09 pm on October 25th, 2013

    Rio: She landed in anchorage last night and then state in anchorage. She had to be at a meeting first things this morning and was go, go, going all day long. She didnt have time to check in on this here blog.

  78. Riö – The Evil Pug
    11:15 pm on October 25th, 2013

    Bellie!…grump!…That sounds like load of bull-pucky. Do you even believe it?…sniff!

    Golinka!…Nobody came to pick me up. I had my little knapsack all packed and my harmonica spit-shined…sniff!…Brother Redbone forgot all about me and my quest for Shine….grunt!…I’m feeling like no one here even cares about me anymore…grumble!

  79. Tenzing
    11:19 pm on October 25th, 2013

    Now, wait a pug-snorting minute here. Rio, I know for a fact that when it comes to pugs, you are first and foremost in my Lady’s mind. She would much rather be on this here blog all day with all of youse, but she says she has to support her dog habit.

  80. Riö – The Evil Pug
    11:20 pm on October 25th, 2013

    Camping!…It is time for me to go camping…sniff!….I’m all packed, so what’s stopping me? Nothing…grunt!…Goodbye and Good Luck….gruffle!…I’m off to the River where I can blow on my harmonica while sitting by a campfire with my friend…sniff!…She said she needs to go there too as someone’s house buying antics is causing her much ado and she needs a break…grunt!

  81. Tenzing
    11:20 pm on October 25th, 2013

    I wonder if Mr. Redbone sampled too much of the shine before picking up my favorite tan pug.

  82. Tenzing
    11:23 pm on October 25th, 2013

    Rio: don’t forget we have your little cabin in the woods.

  83. staff
    12:25 am on October 26th, 2013

    Barb, Yes Mr.Staff and I put down about 8 layers of newspaper and covered it with landscape fabric. Next spring we will remove it and see what happened. Hopefully nothing, just lovely dirt.

    Before I left for camp I harvested zinnia seeds they are getting nice and dry in the house and then I will be shipping seeds to youse guys. Rio, Barb and Maggie and Melanie.

    Nighty noodle all except LizF. G’day Liz.

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