Unfortunately we don’t have a picture of Monty but here is a Red Kelpie that looks just like him!
Recently we had a K9 Natural customer get in touch with us. She loves writing stories about her dogs (past and present) and wondered if we would like to post some of these on our blog…sure we do! So here’s the first story about “Monty”, a dog from her childhood who, well the story tells the rest…
A powerfully built chesty red kelpie with intelligent twitching tan eyebrows, “Monty”, was a steely eye dog. His un-erring determination to dominate even the meanest Merino ram meant he was a valuable asset to the team and earned him lead dog status from a young age. Unsurprisingly, “Monty” also had a reputation as a ladies man and could detect a bitch on heat from 10km away.
One morning, as we sped to the bus stop, our neighbour, Mrs Kent, was waiting for us with “Monty”. A usually composed, elegant and well-spoken woman, Mrs Kent was madder than I had ever seen her. “Your meandering mongrel has been at my Primrose!” she told Dad.
Dad apologized and scolded “Monty”, but as we drove on I could see this really tickled his funny bone. He ruffled “Monty’s” fur and said, “ah Monty you meandering mongrel.” Later that year “Primrose the Poodle” did produce a litter. No-one needed to guess about their parentage, the pups twitching tan eyebrows were a dead giveaway.
Owners often get put off feeding Green Tripe to their dogs because of its horrible stench. We can’t blame you, it really does smell bad! For the sake of your dog though, we beg that you reconsider braving the smell and here’s why…
Green Tripe is packed with natural nutritional goodness including protein and probiotics. To make things simple, here are our favourite characteristics of Green Tripe;
- High in protein and low in fat which makes it a great, healthy snack or meal supplement.
- Packed with probiotics and amino acids, both of which are a great digestive aid and enhance your dog’s ability to process food.
- A settled digestive system from feeding Green Tripe leads to reduction or elimination of skin allergies and irritation.
- Highly palatable so even the pickiest dogs can’t resist it! A couple of customer comments confirm this;
“Tripe is the stuff doggie dreams are made of”
“You’ve turned my dog into a Tripe junkie!”
To make feeding tripe easier, we produce it in both frozen and freeze dried free flow forms which takes away the ‘yuck’ factor as you don’t need to handle it (unfortunately we can’t get rid of the smell).
To learn more about Green Tripe, you can watch our webinar about it by clicking here.
We are very fortunate to regularly receive stories from customers about their positive experiences with K9 Natural. Recently Tracy Rosenberry from Kansas sent us a great story about how K9 Natural had changed the lives of her dogs Cassie and Oscar.
There was one specific comment of Tracy’s really gave us those feel good, warm fuzzies though;
“I truly believe that K9 Natural has improved the quality of life for my four-legged friends and that to me is priceless.”
It is incredibly inspiring for the K9 Natural family to hear how our products are improving the lives of dogs, cats and their owners around the world. After all, that was the reason the company was formed in the first place!
If you want to read Oscar and Cassie’s story then click here.
The Last Dogs of Winter is a spectacular documentary about a man’s journey to save the Canadian Qimmiq dog (the rarest registered breed of dog in the world) and is currently screening in New Zealand as part of the NZ International Film Festival.
For the past 40 years in the remote and harsh environment of northern Manitoba, Canada, Brian Ladoon has devoted his life to preserving and breeding the Qimmiq, Canada’s indigenous Arctic dog. The dogs live in their natural but unforgiving environment and we see some incredible footage of them interacting with polar bears. These dogs were once the transport system of the Arctic, with their numbers up in the tens of thousands but now their numbers are down to just a few hundred.
Two Canadian Qimmiq dogs, Clara and Mawson, call New Zealand their home and are owned by a Rose Close and Nigel Voice in Ranfurly. Rose, Nigel and their team of Malamutes introduced Clara and Mawson into their family recently after bringing them over from Minnesota, USA.
We are very excited to see this documentary and there are 2 more screening’s available if you live in Christchurch;
We all love the relationships between our dogs and cats. They bring us spontaneous moments of hilarity and cuteness every day. The same could be said about the quirks between cats and their owners too!
If you haven’t seen the ‘Simon’s Cat’ videos on You Tube before and you want to brighten your day, put a few minutes aside for a chuckle. Who would’ve thought that short cartoons about a cat and its owner would attract so much attention, but 270 million views proves this relationship can provide endless entertainment.