Thursday, December 29, 2011

My Waterway@Punggol II

We all got up earlier than usual today, reached Punggol at 0530 hours, had fun & some free-run till 0730 hours. It was sooo good cuz we were all alone there, well, almost... makin' it ideal for some pix!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Organic (Extra) Virgin Raw Coconut Oil & Some Info. about Fish Oil VS Organic Plant-Based Oils

We've been havin' Organic (Extra) Virgin Coconut Oil a teaspoon each daily for quite some time now but haven't blogged about it. It's a guarantee by the way that ALL dogs & cats will love it!

Do make sure to get (Extra) Virgin Coconut Oil or Raw and Unrefined, Cold/Expeller Pressed Coconut Oil and NOT just coconut oil as the latter has been processed & refined unlike the former. Coconut oil has been called the healthiest dietary oil on earth & scientific research has discovered the many miraculous healing of coconut oil both internally & externally for both animals & humans alike. This site provides MANY info. about Virgin Coconut Oil. Here as well, and for dogs.

Here are some facts about it from here:

There is no industry standard definition for "Virgin Coconut Oil" as there is in the olive oil industry for "Virgin" and "Extra Virgin" olive oil. Today, there are many coconut oils on the market that are labeled as "Virgin Coconut Oil.
Virgin Coconut Oil can only be achieved by using fresh coconut meat or what is called non-copra. Chemicals and high heating are not used in further refining, since the natural, pure coconut oil is very stable with a shelf life of several years. There are currently two main processes of manufacturing Virgin Coconut Oil:

1. Quick drying of fresh coconut meat which is then used to press out the oil. Using this method, the coconut meat is quick dried, and the oil is then pressed out via mechanical means. This is the most common type of "Virgin" or "Extra Virgin" (see below) coconut oil sold in the market today that you will find in stores. It is mass-produced.

2. Wet-milling. With this method the oil is extracted from fresh coconut meat without drying first. "Coconut milk" is expressed first by pressing. The oil is then further separated from the water. Methods which can be used to separate the oil from the water include boiling, fermentation, refrigeration, enzymes and mechanical centrifuge.

Many readers of our blog as well as Mom's customers have enquired to buy Chia Seeds from her. The reason as to why Mom doesn't sell Chia Seeds is because she does not want anyone to think that she's promotin' Chia Seeds to animals for profit. Chia Seed is available in many (if not all) organic shops & are easily accessible to the public.

With our humans being (high-raw) vegans themselves (yes, they're eatin' more Raw LIVING foods instead of COOKED DEAD foods), they believe in the sun & energy of this planet givin' life to plants, & from plants to a livin' being's body. Hence, both animals & humans WILL benefit from (organic) plant-based foods. The Sun & earth's energy give life to plants, plants give life to plant-eatin' (herbivorous) animals (AND HUMANS who're fruigivorous by the way!), & in turn to other (carnivorous) animals. Usin' simple logic & reasonin', even carnivores will benefit from plant-based foods.

In this previous blog-post, Mom mentioned that she'll be blog a lil' more abt fish oils VS organic plant-based oils. And since this is a post about oil, she'll just do it here and now.

Here's a story about a dog being saved from death via the natural & holistic way. Like Mom, Shasta's human DOES NOT believe in feedin' her fish oils & would rather replace them with organic plant-oils like Chia Seeds, Virgin Coconut Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Hempseed, Flax Oil etc. Read on below (in the website) to see how much plant-based supplements/oil Shasta human gives her.

Scroll down & you'll read this part by Shasta's human, ''Raw fish. I used to give Shasta a whole raw fish (with bones). She loved it and ate the head, tail, bones and all. She liked especially the mackarel. Unfortunately, I've had to stop giving her fish due to mercury contamination. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued advise on the hazard posed by mercury in fish bought from stores and restaurants, which includes ocean and coastal fish as well as other types of commercial fish. My entire family has stopped eating fish.

WHY?? For ONE very simple reason - fishes & fish oil contain MERCURY & other deadly substances that not only will do harm to humans esp. pregnant women, but also to companion animals like us. Many people will argue that dogs need fish oils blabla bla... but seriously, wolves/wild dogs in nature only hunt for fishes when they've no choice & what are the chances of them even being able to catch fishes daily?! Remember, they're NOT bears or dolphins whose staple food is fishes, morever, they're equipped with the ability to hunt for fishes successfully unlike dogs.

MORE importantly, even IF a dog eats fishes in the wild DAILY, it is only because of one purpose - survival. For us, Mom believes that we should not only survive, but THRIVE as well. And for that, humans will have to simply use their brains more to think what is better for us in terms of health in the long run. Whether fish oil is more digestible for us or organic plant-based oils, its not for anyone to say because there is VERY lil' concrete studies done to support this at all. What's more, we've been off any forms of fish or fish oil for more than a year now & our skin & coat are even better than before, growin' faster, thicker & shinier.

Even IF science were to one day prove that dogs/cats do not benefit one bit from organic plant-based oils as compared to fish oils, give us a choice of the many benefits of fish oils ALONG with DEADLY mercury poisoning as compared to no benefits from organic plant-based oils BUT completely SAFE WITHOUT any mercury poisoning etc, we'd still choose the latter. It's just simply common sense.

Another thing is, for raw feeders to believe in natural raw UNPROCESSED feedin' for us, fish oil IS a processed food as compared to say Chia Seeds or Hemp Seeds whereby the oils come directly from soakin' the raw seeds. If you're thinkin' that we still need omega 3 from animals, raw eggs are very rich in omega 3 as well but the source & type of eggs are very important as well for optimum nutrients.

TAKE NOTE that Chia Seed is NOT a supplement, it is a FOOD. Compare omega 3 from fish oil & chia seed from here.

From this site, ''The Chia seed, on the other hand, has three times the amount of Omega-3 than Omega-6 in its makeup. Therefore, by consuming more Chia in your diet you will balance out the ratio of fatty-acid intake in your daily nutrition. A correct balance of Omega-6 and Omega-3 leaves you with healthier brain function and allows for normal development of the body.
While Omega-3 is available in products such as fish oil and eggs, the purity of its concentration in those non-grain forms is questionable. For example, eggs from organic chickens fed with greens rather than corn have a greater amount of Omega-3, but knowing what kind of eggs you’re buying isn’t easy when they’re already boxed in your grocery store. Meanwhile, fish oil is a processed food, a fact that diminishes its nutritional value.
By contrast, the Chia seed can be eaten unprocessed and without any chemical spray necessary, making it the most reliable form of Omega-3 we know.''

If you wish to compare nutrients-wise with fishes, here is another site to see it.

Chia seed is SAFE to eat as it is an ancient superfood used by the Aztecs. Mom calls it a survival food because in times of hardship, humans & animals alike will benefit more from eatin' Chia Seeds instead of animals.

And of couse there will be other ''studies'' (where do these dubious ''studies'' come from btw??) to slam Chia Seeds, just like how the meat & dairy industry try to slam proper scientific studies by the medical industries on the harmful effects of humans consumin' factory-farmed meats filled with antibiotics, GMOs, vaccines etc. In every industry, there will be another to put them down in order to ''save'' theirs.

But we leave it to you to decide. Our humans & us have all been eatin' chia seeds daily without fail for the past couple of years.

Finally, we'll end off with our Organic (Extra) Virgin Raw Coconut Oil pix!

Monday, December 26, 2011

Boxin' Day at My Waterway@Punggol I

Compliments of the season to everyone! We spent our Boxin' Day at Punggol with the whippets & reached this beautiful place at 0630 hours.

It was a very nice walk! Mom helped the whippets snap some shots of them with their Best In Show (BIS) rosettes & trophies too.

At 0630 hours

handsome Remy!

Remy with Karen

Cushla with Karen

Happy Holidays & a Happy New Year to all!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry & Blessed Christmas!

It's Christmas!! And we'd like to wish all of you humans & animals a very happy & blessed Christmas! Here's a beautiful code that Mom loves and would like to share with all of you.

‎''Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.'' - Calvin Coolidge

And for everyone who claim to be ''animal-lovers''... we hope you'd have mercy upon ALL animals at all times especially TURKEYS of which billions millions would have been killed by now for Christmas from all over the world. You see, animals are not just simply dogs, cats, guinea pigs, chinchillas, hamsters, rabbits etc. They include chickens (as smart & sociable as dogs), ducks, pigs (smarter than dogs, havin' the intelligence of a 3 year old child), cows, lambs, fishes etc. All of them are sentient living beings like us, created by God & should NEVER be seen & treated as mere food.

"If you love animals, prove it. This year for the holidays put them on the guest list and not the menu." - Addileine Lovingood

We also got groomed this Christmas mornin' by Mom! All of us except Chewy... well, because Mom says cats are naturally clean creatures blabla.. bla... I think she's just tryin' to imply that cats rule & dogs drool. hmph. That's SO-NOT-TRUE.

So once again, from the-just-groomed Natural Pawpals, we'd like to wish all you a superb Christmas and may the blessings, joy & love of Christmas be with you always.

No Christmas hats for us as Mom's too poor lazy to get us any

Monday, December 19, 2011

Lucky the Miniature Schnauzer

Lucky's a 4+ years young miniature schnauzer with a tail! He was here for boardin' from 09 Dec to 15 Dec 2011. Mom says he's really cute because he kept tryin' to be a part of Mom whenever she sits down on the floor tryin' to snap a pix of him... what he'll do is he'll totally rush to Mom (& prolly hit the camera too) & stuff his big self snugly unto her lap. Mom seldom blogs about the dogs that come for boardin' but he sure is an interestin' fella!

Some pix of him that Mom managed to snap!

he will rush into his crate & DO THIS

Monday, December 12, 2011

Brother Cat's Neuter

With Mother Cat spayed already, she still has intact siblings out there... both males & females. All of them are of very similar colors & markings esp the area around their face & eyes. One of the males is too skittish to be captured while the other intact male & female are okay. So Mom had a slot booked for one of her brothers some time back, caught him last night & brought him down to the vet to be neutered this mornin', collected him at 1830 hours & released immediately.

Sigh... there's another black&white intact (male), an intact female ginger & a baby black kitty (baby of Mother Cat) as well. So it's a total of about five more intact cats there of which one brother cannot be captured. The cost is still pretty okay for Mom to handle as the sterilization slots are booked under Cat Welfare Society (CWS) & are discounted for strays. Usual price for female cats is S$85 onwards and S$65 for male cats. The rates for strays are S$31.20 for female cats & S$21.40 for males at this particular clinic... GST included. There would be reimbursement from CWS too.

Hopefully Mom will get them all spayed & neutered soon to prevent anymore litters.

night of 11122011

the face of a cassanova

still intact jewels

12122011 neutered & released!

another intact sister

no more balls!

but still as charmin'