Tuiren Tuesday

It is raining here. We are kinda bummed it has gotten back up in the 70s and is hot and muggy here. Mommy says in this heat the idea of cooking Turkey and Dressing is unappealing. Maybe it will cool off before next week. We sure hope so.

Since it is raining I am spending the day inside Mommy finished reading the book we won from Too Dog with Love to us.

Pukka's Promise: The Quest for Longer-Lived DogsPukka's Promise: The Quest for Longer-Lived Dogs by Ted Kerasote
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Kerasote's love for Pukka and Merle shine through. He offers some thought provoking information. I have to admit that I was disappointed he choose to go to a breeder for Pukka rather then adopt from a shelter. On the other hand he rescued Merle when he found him on a camping trip, and he also helped a shelter dog find a home.  According to Nathan Winograd "17 million people are looking for new animals each year If just 20% adopted from shelters we could zero out the killing". Poverty determines how many healthy pets are KILLED. The United States ranks 27th out of 31 developed nations when it comes to overall poverty. Europe does a much better job of insuring a decent standard of living for it's citizens and thus KILLS for fewer healthy pets.

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Read Too Dog With Love's review here. We were very impressed with the research Kerasote did on dog food and vaccinations and his attempts to find a healthier life style for Pukka. I know it seems like Mommy took forever to read the book but we have been reading a chapter a week ever since we got it with some breaks. This allowed us to digest the information presented properly, do some of our own research and implement some hopefully healthier changes in our own lifestyles.

 ~Tuiren reporting for ATCAD

12 comments:

  1. You got the HOTS? We have the "room temps" MOL!

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  2. WE would be GLAD to send you some of OUR COLD temperatures.

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  3. It's still kind of warm here too.

    The Florida Furkids

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  4. It was warm here too but has cooled off now. Thanks for the review of the book. Take care.

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  5. Pretty impressive facts about shelter animals!

    cats of wildcat woods

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  6. guys...de eye dea oh eatin turkee N dressin iz enuff ta make uz crazed...order in sum pizza !!!

    :)

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  7. The temperatures are nice now, but we're going to get winter cold in a couple days.

    We're curious if you get to partake of the turkey?

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  8. Those are some amazing facts about shelter dogs. Wow.

    We are kind of jealous of your hots. The temps here sorta dropped through the floor last night!

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  9. Regarding the warm weather and hoping it will cool off... I would just be careful what you wish for, lol.

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  10. It's kinda cold here...we'll try to send some down to you, Tuiren. :)

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  11. It is going to rain the rest of the week here, but it is also going to be cold. We hope maybe the rain will turn to snow:)

    Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

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  12. It has finally turned cold so cooking shouldn't be a problem here. We agree, its so much better to go to the shelter for your pets. There are ones that specialize in every breed, so there isn't any excuse not to.

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