A Warning

It’s Thanksgiving Eve in the US tonight. Tomorrow, you may have family and friends over for a feast. You have to be careful. Before Kyla, the peeps had a rescue pup who was found wandering along I-280, just south of San Francisco.  The peeps had their parents and friends over. The next day, Casper was not well and was rushed to the vet. It turns out that Black Friday, the day after, is one of the busiest days of the year for a vet because everyone wants to treat the dog and feed it often. This overdose of greasy fat makes it a  vet’s nightmare, every guest wants the dog “treated”. The problem was that the dog got “treated” with an overdose of fat.

The problem is that every guest and family member loves dogs (even me, a bird) but too much of a good thing isn’t good. Insist that your guests not feed the dog at all, they’re not doing the dog any favors. A little bit is OK, but that should be up to you to monitor. Every guest who feeds under the table feels that he’s unique. When everyone does it, it’s not good.

Happy asparagus day, everyone.

About Kismet

I'm a 16 year old Indian Ringneck parrot curmudgeon in New River, Arizona in the wild west country. If you're a sunflower seed, you're dinner.

23 comments on “A Warning

  1. That’s good to know. We dogs are pretty good at letting everyone know we’re starving and they are being unique.

  2. Our vet says it is going to be Pancreatitis Monday.

  3. Happy Thanksgiving to you all,try not to over indulge,xx Speedy

  4. I hope this year all people have a heart for the dogs and the vet and that no one lands in ER because of too much snacks… Happy Asparagus Day to you Kismet and a wonderful Thanksgiving to your whole furmily…

    • The peeps are going to celebrate with Canadians who are very smart. They have their own Thanksgiving in the middle of October and then come here for ours (and stay until spring).

  5. We love asparagus! Thanks for the heads up Kismet. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

  6. Thank you for da warning.
    Happy Thanksgiving!
    Gobble, gobble,

  7. Excellent advice Kismet. We didn’t allow folks to feed our Little Bit. We monitored all her food intake, but she was allergic to so many things and even dog treats made her allergies more pronounced.

    This is our first Thanksgiving without her in many years. She always laid right down between hubby and I and dad would feed her tiny pieces of turkey. She loved turkey. That’s way we’re going on a train ride today. Different than what we’re used to doing.

    Have a terrific Thanksgiving. My best to your peeps. ☺

  8. I love creamed asparagus. Happy Thanksgiving!
    We are not eating till 5:30 at our neighbors. Lee fixed 25 deviled eggs and tahitian salad to take.
    Sweet William The Scot

  9. The kids are staying home and I am going to my son’s house for Thanksgiving. It will just be four of us. It used to be over 15 people. We have too many people that are no longer with us. The first and last time that they got turkey was a disaster. Drew really loved turkey and she gobbled it up. It came back up just as fast as it went down.

  10. Happy (belated) Thanksgiving girls
    BIG licks,
    Wally & Sammy

  11. Pet parents over here seem to be more selective what they feed their dogs … unless its the grandparents 😛 I hope you got some treats but not too much 😛

  12. Hope the celery flowed at the vegetarian table-it did at ours. ❤

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