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This blog is going to the dogs....

February 6th, 2008 at 07:57 am

I've decided I need to lighten things up here, so I'm going to write about two loving family members who could care less about whether I pay my debt off -- my dogs, Beauty and the Beast (not their real names.)

Beauty and the Beast are polar opposites.

Beauty is a purebred Bichon Frise show dog (except she's never been shown).

The Beast is a mix between a warthog and rabid hyena.

Beauty is 2 years old and the Beast is beyond ancient even if you're counting in human years (which we are).

And, to really illustrate how opposite they are, the Beast is the type of dog to sit loyally by your side for weeks when you drop dead and your body is left to decay undiscoverd in your basement while Beauty would eat your face off should you dare to lay down in a prone position with your eyes closed even for a second.

When we got Beauty, the vet told us that Bichons were prone to allergies and tear staining (the red streaks you often see under the eyes of white dogs). He suggested we feed her an all-natural diet and stick to bottled water for her.

So, while Alpo was fine and dandy for the Beast, I went in search of a low-cost natural diet to feed Beauty. I ended up choosing Wysong Synorgon chicken and rice canine diet. At $5.99 for a 4-pound bag, it was only $2 more than what I was paying for the Beast's food. (And, best of all, it's supposedly made of human-grade food so I could eat it should I be forced to eat dog food in my old age.)

As for the bottled water, well, what's the difference between bottled water and water from the filtered tap???? I say absolutely nothing....

Now I've got two dogs and two diets. Anyone who has two dogs knows feeding one the equivalent of Doritoes for dogs and the other organic health food is not going to work. Beauty turned her nose up at the good stuff and went straight to the Beast's bowl for dinner every night.

To solve the problem, I've now got two dogs eating an all-organic diet. Every now and then, I swear the Beast looks up at me with his sad little eyes and pleads "Where's my cheap junk food? This healthy stuff is for the dogs!!!!"

8 Responses to “This blog is going to the dogs....”

  1. JanH Says:

    Loved, loved this entry! We've got two..."hyper" and "barky." Both on special diet since one needs it....

  2. compulsive debtor Says:

    The Beast has the world's highest pitched bark and the most sensitive ears ever. I don't worry about anyone breaking in here because he could scare a team of stealth special forces agents off with his bark.

  3. NJDebbie Says:

    I absolutely love your dogs. My favorite is beast.Smile

  4. Ima saver Says:

    My Holly is on an expensive, fancy diet cause of her "sensitive" tummy. Lucy, my mutt (who died of old age a few months ago) ate anything and was much cheaper to feed. Love your pictures!!

  5. compulsive debtor Says:

    The Beast is our favorite also. He's just so ugly he's cute.... Beauty also hits the "spa" every two weeks to get her 'do done (another problem with Bichons). She's lovey dovey when she wants to be, but the girls at the spa call her "Wild Thing" because she's one tough chick. I will say the diet has worked. She is a truly a "beauty" when she's not frollicking in the mud and chasing dobermans away.

  6. baselle Says:

    I love the Beast. Such an oversized personality just in that photo!

  7. compulsive debtor Says:

    I think it's the Beast's ears that give him the oversized personality....

  8. luxlivingfrugalis Says:

    Woooof!!

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