Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Commence Eating

MARCUS:  Hey, why is my picture in black and white?  It's supposed to be in color so folks can see how handsome I am.

RUSTY:  Don't worry, Your Handsomeness.  You look great in black and white.

MICAH:  Yes, Jan was given the old camera with a 4 or so gb card, but it is evidently incapable of handling too many pictures at once.

CYNDI:  The picture quality has deteriorated so badly with it only 1/3 full, she turned you black and white so we could at least see you.

PERCY:  On the other hand, the camera could be getting ready to ... *whisper* die, so don't complain. You're the only canine whose picture made it into this post. 

MARCUS:  Okay, this is me waiting for the word so I can commence eating.  Notice how I'm crouched over the bowl in order to be closer to the food.  A cunning tactic for a smart dog.

MERCI:  What is so enticing to Marcus?  We dogs are about to taste test some Hill's Ideal Balance Crafted Shredded Beef Stew canned dog food.

    High-quality protein helps maintain lean muscle & is easy to digest
    Provides a nutrient rich taste that your dog will love
    Made in Small Batches
    Slow Cooked
    Perfectly Balanced Nutrition
    Made in the USA

PERCY;  Well, when Jan opened the can, I did some taste testing of my own.  I know I'm a cat but it was pretty good.

BUDDY:  It does look tempting in the can, doesn't it.  I wonder what is in it?

SAM:  According to the label, the first ingredients listed are: Beef Broth, Beef, Carrots, Pork Liver, Green Peas, Rice, Potatoes, Rice Starch, Spinach, Powdered Cellulose, Chicken Fat, Sunflower Oil ... etc. 

MERCI:  Wait!  Powdered cellulose?  Isn't that sawdust?

MARCUS:  Yes, according to a web search, it is.  It's an indigestible fiber used as a filler.  Jan just discovered there is powdered wood pulp in her parmesan cheese.  She said she'll switch to the shredded but that has it too, to keep it from clumping. 

SAM:  It's evidently used in a number of pet and human foods, including some breads, ice cream, puddings, baked goods, crackers, and I don't know what all else.  So if the humans can't get away from it, let's dig in!

BUDDY:  Hmmm, this is good.  What is it called again?  Hill's Ideal Balance Crafted Shredded Beef Stew canned dog food.

We were not paid for this review. did provide samples for us to taste test, but any opinions are strictly our own.


  1. OMD....that looks just like my Mommy's homemade chili! {licking lips}


  2. Dang, everyone is making me hungy today!

  3. It sure looked good but we're not sure about the sawdust!

  4. Am wondering what lurks among the "etcs"!! MOL

    AND what is that in parmesan?? Wood pulp?

  5. That *does* look pretty tasty. But wood pulp sounds kind of, well ... yucky!

  6. That looks yummy, but sawdust sounds weird ! Purrs

  7. We like that picture of you are looking very handsome today!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  8. Percy liked it too.. Look out doggies! That looks like some tasty dog food. Hope you enjoyed every bite! ~Rascal and Rocco

  9. You look like you're really enjoying that!

  10. Oh that sure does sound tasty! Sawdust hey? Interesting!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  11. We guess that we shouldn't be TOO upset about the Wood Pulp... after all we DO enjoy munching on a good STICK now and then. RIGHT?

  12. WEll that does look good but wesa are snooty about our food and mom knows we would not eat said she made us this way.
    stella rose

  13. Looks nummy!

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    Noodle and crew

  14. SAWDUST !!!!!!!!!! N Marcus...ya look prette good dood in B & W ~~ ♥♥♥

  15. OMC they put sawdust in fuds. We had no idea (and neither did the mom bean). Guess she'll be reading labels more closely now.

    Even so it does look nummy, glad you enjoyed it efurrybody!

    Sasha, Sami, & Saku

  16. wow, i really appreciate your way of working, it is simply wow. Adopt a dog

  17. Growlmy almost furgot to feed me the other night...oopsie...I barked her to remind her.
    I guard my noms well from kitties.but I don't hunch ovfur it like you do.

    Cameras are touchy sometimes, and so not fixable. Its cheaper to by=uy a new one, and even a n upgrade is cheaper:)

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