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Date Posted: 21:00:31 06/26/07 Tue
Author: Connie and Rain
Subject: Re: I've never given bones 'on purpose', but I have been ...
In reply to: Beverly 's message, "I've never given bones 'on purpose', but I have been ..." on 10:03:27 06/25/07 Mon

>I am the opposite and never give bones to my dogs! Except for prepared bones from the store! Rain does only gnaw on hers and ussually in spots down to the marrow. (She will get aggressive if you mess w/them.) I always wash them really well, and the chicken is only the leg bone!! The rib bones get cleaned of all but the bone! She loves them!! I hook them in such a way so she can't "squirrel them" away. And remove them the next day! Or two days, depending on use!! This is a treat, not an everyday thing!! Just like the antlers: they have to be good for her teeth!!(I've never given bones 'on purpose', but I have been
>...) guilty of shamelessly poor housekeeping, and
>leaving a plate with a chicken leg bone in the den, on
>a tray, to find it 'MIA' in the morning. I've turned
>such up, hidden carefully in either a nest box or a
>shelf corner, on 'den cleaning day', with evidence of
>gnawing, and no evidence of harm to anyone. I'm
>pretty sure, although not positive, that Joan gives
>Chuck and Mishi the occasional bone. And in the
>natural setting, you can be sure a flyer will get the
>occasional bird bone (although not often roasted, of
>course ...). I would thing that as it is with dogs,
>beef bones might actually be 'safer' for fliers ...
>less chance of splintering. But, that said, many a
>dog safely eats chicken bones. It's less likely that
>a flier might 'bolt' a bone splinter, than a dog ...
>by their very nature, flyers are gnawers, not
>'bolters', of food. I do always give my dog the
>grizzle 'knuckles' off chicken bones, and would think
>such pretty safe, for flyers, too.
>>>Tennis ball w/legs and tail!! Already has wings!!
>>Can see them in her "bat-mode" but not in her "tennis
>>ball-mode" She loves those bones and chews them
>>right down, which
>>>should be good for her teeth ! I can "touch" them,
>>>but anybody else will get attacked , straight-up!! I
>>>would hate to stop giving them!! A tennis ball
>>>with wings? That's a new one LOL. I
>>>>like it! My little tennis ball also keeps my fridge
>>>>stocked with a large variety of fresh veggies and my
>>>>freezer is full of walnuts and hazelnuts. I'm hooked
>>>>on pine nuts because of Pootster. I definately am
>>>>more tuned in to what I eat. Which doesn't mean I
>>>>don't eat sweets, I just think about it before I eat
>>>>it. I don't know about the bones. I'll be watching
>>>>this thread if someone writes back I'm curious if
>>>>there's a new goody for my little Princess.
>>>>>>Rain also gets Chicken leg bones and Rib Bones,
>>>>>she will fight you over! Is this Okay? She eats
>>>>>them right down into the marrow! I give her one
>>>>>other week; is this OKay? I do wash them and
>>>>>them up before she gets them! My family says she
>>>>>looks like a tennis ball w/legs and tail,(!), but
>>>>>she stretches out, she looks fine!! And when I
>>>>>her, she feels fine!? I keep telling my family
>>>>>we are lucky to have Rain; as we never had so many
>>>>>fresh veggies and fruit as we do now!! She also
>>>>>snow peas! Over 10yrs is what I'm hoping for!
>>>>>Please, Please

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