Friday, December 30, 2005
Speaking of his dinner. He loves the new food. I've changed him over to Eagle Pack Large/Giant Breed Puppy food. One of the places in the Atlanta area where you can get it, is the Airport
Park 'N Bark. It's a Pet Resort and Doggy Daycare near the Atlanta Airport. You can leave your dog and car there and I believe pick up a shuttle to the airport. Anyway, check out the web site. They have some awesome credentials, trainers, etc, and the price on the food was very reasonable. The other great thing about them is that the owners have Great Danes. Very Cool.
So I'll leave you with another cute photo of my little guy. Gunther and I wish you a very Happy New Year!
Wednesday, December 28, 2005
How appropriate Gunther sitting between my two human kids Christmas morning, rolling and playing in the wrapping paper. LOL. Gunther had a great time. The kids tossed the paper in the air and he'd go crazy going after it. Santa was really good to Gunther this year bringing him, a bag of all natural treats, a new University of Tennessee collar and orange leash and several Kong and Chew toys.
We hope you too had a wonderful Christmas.
Friday, December 23, 2005
Thursday, December 22, 2005
DIAMOND DOG RECALL
Important Customer Alert
Diamond Pet Food has discovered aflatoxin in a product manufactured at the company’s Gaston, S.C. facility. Out of an abundance of caution, we have elected to recall products in the areas affected by this situation.
Product quality and customer satisfaction are important to us, and we pledge to keep you updated as new developments occur.
What is Aflatoxin?
Aflatoxin is a naturally occurring toxic chemical by-product from the growth of the fungus Aspergillus flavus, on corn and other crops. The fungus develops on crops during years with severe high temperature stress and drought.
What products are affected?
Products formulated with corn at our facility in Gaston, S.C. may be affected by this situation (see complete list below).
The Gaston facility date codes are unique from other Diamond facility codes in that either the eleventh or twelfth character in the date code will be a capital “G” (in reference to Gaston). The range of date codes being reviewed are “Best By 01-March-07” through Best By “11-June-07.” Diamond’s quantitative analysis records substantiate that Diamond’s corn shipments were definitively clear of aflatoxin after December 10. As such, “Best By 11-June-07” date codes or later are not affected.
Gaston facility products recommended for temporary removal from sale include:
Diamond Puppy Food
Diamond Original Dog Food
Diamond Low Fat Dog Food
Diamond Hi-Energy Dog Food
Diamond Maintenance Dog Food
Diamond Premium Adult Dog Food
Diamond Performance Dog Food
Diamond Maintenance Cat Food
Diamond Professional Cat Food
Professional Reduced Fat Chicken & Rice Dog Food
Professional Chicken & Rice Adult Dog Food
Professional Puppy Food
Professional Large-Breed Puppy Food
Professional Reduced Fat Cat Food
Professional Adult Cat Food
Country Value Puppy
Country Value Adult Dog
Country Value High Energy Dog
Country Value Adult Cat Food
Are products manufactured at other Diamond facilities affected by this situation?
No. Products manufactured at our Gaston facility are the only ones affected.
What states receive products from the Gaston facility?
The Gaston facility provides products to our customers in Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky (eastern), Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia, Vermont, and Virginia.
What symptoms should I look for from my pet?
Symptoms of illness will include icterus (yellow tint to eyes and gums) and depression and lack of appetite and internal bleeding.
What should I do if I suspect my pet is ill?
If you suspect your pet is ill, please consult your veterinarian immediately.
Who can I call for more information?
Customers with questions about this situation should use our Contact Form.
Click here to read our recall notice.
Please click here to read more from our media statement.
Click here to continue to the Diamond Pet Site
Wednesday, December 21, 2005
It's hard to believe that it's been over a week since I posted. We did have our trip to Tennessee to visit my mom last week and it went really well except I didn't get to take Gunther. Long story short, he ended up having to stay home and I missed him so bad it was terrible. I couldn't wait to get home. When I walked in the door he was as excited to see me as I was him. We got home Sunday, the 18th, and he hasn't left my side since. What did work out was that a friend of mine had the week off and so Gunther had a friend here at the house with him the whole time.
I was a little concerned about leaving him, afraid that he would loose his commands and I'd have to start all over with him, but he did fine, he ate well and slept good. In fact he learned to catch the tennis ball from a further distance, and from what I gathered he got to go out and play 2 or 3 times a day so Gunther had undivided attention, and I couldn't have asked for any better.
Near where my mom lives they just opened a Doggie Cafe. Of course I went in and spent way too much money. But the prices on treats (all natural) was too good to pass up. The sad thing was that Santa was there and people were getting their pets photos taken with Santa, like I wanted to with Gunther. Oh well, there is next year. Maybe in the year ahead I can talk someone into dressing up like Santa for me and I'll take the picture. LOL.
That's about it for now, we are finalizing our Christmas plans and trying to Gunther out from under the tree so that's keeping us busy.
bye for now
Saturday, December 10, 2005
This shirt is so cute. It has a reindeer embroidered on the back of it. Now it's an Xlarge and I can tell you right now that next Saturday he won't be able to fit in it. LOL. He's a growing little boy. I wanted to get a picture of him with Santa but that didn't work so this is the next best thing.
Gunther's actions so many times reminds me of a little child. When he doesn't get enough exercise he starts getting into things, when he's tired and doesn't want to go to sleep he fights it and tries to stay awake. Then yesterday, like many little kids wanting to drink what their parents have, Gunther got into my Coke Cola I had sitting on the shelf side of my computer desk. He liked it. LOL. He got about 2 or 3 good drinks of it. When I caught him, he acted like he couldn't for the life of him figure out why I wouldn't want him to have it. It was hard not to laugh at his expression while I was correcting him.
I think that this might be the happiest Christmas I have had in years because of Gunther.
Thursday, December 08, 2005
He has been doing some many funny things lately. My favorite so far is the tennis ball tricks he does. In stead of crushing the tennis ball, which he easily could, he runs around with it in his mouth, then all of sudden he'll shake his head and throw it. Of course he runs and chases it down and starts the game all over. I'm waiting for the tennis ball to land in my coffee one of these days.
Friday, December 02, 2005
Anyway, here is a picture I just took of my baby.