Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Chewy toys, bones, etc

Last night at PetSmart I was shocked to see the prices of some of these dog related chewing items!

I reluctantly settled on a variety pack containing a rather macabre assortment...

Ingredients: Pork Bone, Beef Bones, Beef Hooves, Beef Trachea, Pork Skin, Beef Ligament, Lamb Ear

Mmmmm... Delicious, wouldn't you agree?

Well, Skeletor certainly thinks so!

Variety... the spice of life

Skeletor came to us on the verge of starvation. It's only day 4 of his rehab and he's already developing distinguished taste! It was time for his 1pm feeding and I looked out to find his bowl still full of Bil-Jac Puppy Food. Then he started eating the bil-jac that he had spilled on the ground - totally uninterested in the full bowl!

Fortunately, I bought another variety... some purina one puppy chow of some sort. I brought out a second bowl full of the new stuff and what do you know? Skeletor descended upon the new chow like a ravenous fiend!

As he was devouring the purina, I was tossing in handfuls of bil-jac haha.

After lunch, it was time for some exercise...

He really looks like a cartoon sometimes with his tiny body and giant head!
Good doggie!


  1. Dude, if you think those are bad you really don't want to know what bully sticks are made of - we looked at them for my boyfriend's mom's dogs, and then I saw what they were - pass!

  2. awww he looks so cute. even skinny ,you can tell he's a beautiful dog. :)

  3. Hi

    I came over from Amy and the House of Cats blog.

    I am so, so, so, so, sooooooooooooo happy to see Skeletor looking superb after a few days of tlc with you.

    Thank you so much for giving this beautiful dog a much needed second chance.

    Take care

  4. Amy sent us ovFUR here!

    What an angel woo are fur Skeletor!

    We'll be watching woo!

    As fur Amy's khomment about bullystikhks, humans get sooooo silly about them - they are PAWESOME treats!

    PeeEssWoo: THIS site is a great place to get them - and they are low odor - not all bullystikhks are - we don't mind but again, humans are funny about things that smell!

  5. What is that blue tag on his neck? he really does look so much happier already. I hope the Vet news is good.

    Love yo mama

  6. HEY, BTW, The donate button does not say "don't have a paypal account" and for some reason it refused my credit card.

    Better check it.

  7. The blue tag says that we're fostering him until he's healthy and to please call if he is found.

  8. hello there
    the houston pittie pack here
    we just wanted to tell you how wonderful you are for taking this baby in when he needed it the most
    you are truly an angel
    my heart broke in a tiny pieces when i fist saw his picture and could'nt sleep at night.
    is we animal lovers were all rich it would be a more peaceful world for the neglected animals
    we'll be praying for you and skeletor.
    thank you again for giving him a second chance
    i'll be posting about him on my blog today if you dont mind and try to get the word out.

  9. Thank you for the kind words! Skeletor is a lucky guy thanks to all the caring folks out there!

    Thanks for spreading the word!

  10. Thank you for not walking away and ignoring Skeletor. Thank you for giving him a second chance!

  11. You're my hero. My heart broke when I saw his first photo. Thank you for not leaving him out there!

  12. Wow - bless you for helping this dog!

    If you're looking for cheap chews, try I've ordered from them a few times and have been satisfied!

  13. Thanks for giving Skeletor the chance to be happy and loved!
    It is impressive how much he has improved in a few days!
    Take care
    Kisses and hugs

  14. Hi there!
    GREETINGS FROM SOUTH AFRICA to the doggie angel!
    Wow! What a wonderful person you are and it's going to be an amazing story to follow. Thanks for starting the blog for Skeletor. We wish you all the best with this mountain you have chosen to climb.
    Sending lots of love and encouragement to you and hugs to Skeletor. We are thinking of you!

  15. I left some comments on your first post by accident about dewormers. He very likely has worms, they usually only pass when they are dead. You can see tapeworms and roundworms, but hookworms are tiny.

  16. I can't imagine how many people saw and turned their back on poor Skeletor. You are wonderful to help him; he's just beautiful! He'll repay you tenfold in love and appreciation. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  17. hi there
    we are El'bow & Hauwii and our friends
    ask us to visit your bloggy :)
    we love to make new friends

    humans of skeletor :D your are fantastic to give him a home thank you

    El'bow & Hauwii

  18. Hi my name is Remington! I hope we can be friends. Thank you for taking care of him. The world needs more people like you!

  19. Hi there! The Houston Pittie Pack sent my moms and me over. I wanted to tell you that I was very, very skinny when I first got rescued, too. My fostermommy couldn't even bear to take my picture! But I'm all fixed up now and I found the Best Home That Ever Was. I bet Mr. Skeletor will feel better soon and find his Best Home That Ever Was, too!

    Wiggles & Wags,

  20. Skelly is going to be a handsome dude when he puts on some weight.

  21. The thing about so much of that stuff is that is is high in Chondroitin which is really good for bone building and joints (the hooves, trachea, and ears, etc. It is all gristle) I can already see some of the spaces starting to fill in a bit. Isn't it amazing the way that they can recoup if someone takes some time and treats and feeds them properly, not to mention that those that you bring back from the brink of death like this will give you their hearts for life.

    We have contacted Animal Control in starvation cases and been told that if there is feces in with the animal, then it can eat that. Several horses had to be put down because of that philosophy! It's just SICKENING!!! You are truly being a lifesaver! My sister is one of two people that run a dog rescue in our town, and we have helped foster some of them until they can be taken to a no-kill shelter or found homes. Grammy and the CCC


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