Tuesday, 17 April 2012

My Boston Terrier

Taking a little break from the SEO posts as I've been rather busy with work related tasks which is good! I very much appreciate my clients and am glad of the work!

My Boston Terrier is sleeping on a blanket beside me. He is the cutest thing, most of the time. Did you know that Boston Terriers were originally bred to be pit fighters? It is hard to believe that such a gentle and loving breed were once thought to be something that would fight in a pit with so called "gentlemen" taking bets on which one would kill the other.

When they were first developed as a breed, they could be quite large but today, they more commonly grow to between 15 and 25 pounds. Often, they do not look as much as they weigh. When people pick p my Boston Terrier named Beans, they are often astounded by how much he weighs in their arms as he does not appear to be the 25 pounds or so that he is.

A couple of weeks ago marked his first birthday. I remember very well going to see him along with my girlfriend, Colleen Mackenzie, about 8 or 9 days after he was born and his eyes were just beginning to open up. Colleen and I both fell in love with Beans, and decided upon him right away. About 5 weeks later, we picked him up and he's been a great companion to me ever since.

Boston Terriers are a great breed to own if you have children. Although they are small, they are certainly not fragile and with a very spirited and fun nature, they love children! In fact, when my son comes to visit, Beans and David are forever hanging out with each other, and then when David has to leave, Beans cries like a human baby for sometimes up to 15 minutes. The noises that come out of him are hilarious at times!

When we first brought Beans home, we decided to feed him Iams puppy food. It is supposed to be a high quality food, however I became a bit concerned when I heard of pet food recalls. After quite a bit of research, I decided to put Beans on a raw meat for dogs diet and he has done so well on it! It is true that this type of diet is not quite as convenient as just putting kibble in a bowl, but in the end, it's not that bad either. Although I often feed him raw chicken including the bones, or other raw meats and bones, I can also purchase this ground up and made into patties that are frozen, at a local pet food store.

Today is liver day! It is important for dogs on a this type of diet to get organ meats for the additional nutrients that are not available in other meats. At the same time, organ meats should not be anywhere near the majority of the type of food they eat.

If you have a pet, you might want to consider getting him or her off a commercial diet!

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