Category Archives: Lighthearted and Humorous

The Very Best Meat Grinder

Chances are the best meat grinder is the one you already have! Here’s a little bit of fun for the next time someone on an online forum asks you for recommendations for which meat grinder they should buy to “prep” their dog’s food. Feel free to copy/paste and share. Please keep entire image in tact.

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I spent a fair amount of time (probably too much) talking about raw food and feeding online, and hearing about it from others. I can’t help but let my jaw drop open at the sheer amount of people out there who have taken to sourcing whole items from stores, butchers, and buyer’s groups and then grinding them up at home! Most people I think do this out of a fear of feeding bone-in items, others do it purely so that they can fit more in the freezer. While ground foods can, of course, make up a viable portion of the diet for reasons of economics or convenience, the importance of including whole bone-in items and raw meaty bones can not be understated.

Here’s a Pack Lunch original graphic that illustrates the phenomenon in my eyes. Feel free to share!

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Does Wang Ni Know? Do You?

I was introduced to the book this comes from, “Zhuangzi Speaks: The Music of Nature”, when it was brand new in the early 90’s. It seems there’s a passage that really speaks to any issue or situation in my life, and it’s presented in such a fun and simple way. This particular one I really feel is applicable to considering the health and welfare of our dog and cat companions. We must always keep in mind (along with Wang Ni) that there is no standard of knowledge across species, and therefore we cannot apply knowledge of what is good for humans to our pets .

I also think this story is good for reminding those of us who participate in live-time Q+A type online raw feeding forums that there can be variation within “standards” of knowledge and experience, and that what’s good for your pack or individual really might not be the best approach for someone else.

I hope you enjoy this parable as much as I do!

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Vintage Photo Reveals Raw Feeding Poster Pups!

Harry Whittier Frees -- "We Want More Bones, We Want More Meat"

In the early 1900’s an American named Harry Whittier Frees started photographing animals dressed up and posed like humans in a variety of activities. I stumbled across this one and immediately thought that these pups appear to be picketing for raw food!

For more about Harry Whittier Frees check out this webpage.

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Memes And Fun!

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It’s time for a little honesty: Raw feeders can appear to be a downright stuffy and serious lot. In reality, though, there’s lots of fun to be had. As with any other subculture, we’ve got common experiences and even our own terminology. These can be a great source of entertainment, as well as being important to the serious stuff like learning and teaching. A lot of fun is had, but usually it’s behind closed doors, so to speak. Unfortunately I think a lot of feeling the need to slink around to have a laugh is due to the fact that raw feeders tend to feel persecuted, whether by their peers or even their veterinarian. They feel like they need to uphold the serious persona as a defence for the decision they’ve made to feed their pets properly! Seems kind of silly, but I get it. It was kind of a “light bulb moment” when it occurred to me recently that Pack Lunch was missing something that I feel is such an integral part of raw feeding, and, of course, having pet companions in the first place: FUN!

Whether you’re new to raw feeding or a seasoned raw feeding veteran, I’d like to remind you of what I think is a very important part of a healthy lifestyle which is: Lighten up! Have some fun! Be able to laugh at yourself!

In the name of the fun side of raw feeding, Pack Lunch is launching some meme-style graphics, and has started a list of links to other blogs and online content (at the bottom of the links page) that will hopefully have you rolling in the aisles (of the meat department). Feel free to copy/paste these images and share with your raw feeding friends and associates. Also check out the Pack Lunch Pinterest account, where there’s a board of these images in an easy-to-share format, as well as other images and articles.

Things Raw Feeders Say #1
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Things Raw Feeders Say #5

Have an idea for a “Things Raw Feeders Say”? Leave it in the comments!

 

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