Thursday, April 7, 2011

Tastes Like Chicken

Well, apparently not! I recently found a local source for rabbit. I was hoping to feed rabbit once a week especially to Riley and Seven, but Seven will not eat it. What makes a very food motivated dog that eats chicken, turkey, pork, and beef as part of her raw food diet turn her nose up at rabbit? Is it really that offensive and different?

I love the idea of supporting a local farmer and friend that raises animals for meat in a way that is healthy and happy for the animals. They care very much about their farm animals' experience on earth. I cannot afford to feed it 100% of the time, but I love directing at least some of my dollars away from the factory farmed chicken I feed to the dogs everyday.  But Seven swears it is poison.
I also offered Reagan a bite and she would not touch it either. Travis shared their sentiments. Over the years, 3 out of my 10 greyhounds would not eat rabbit and I hear similar stories from folks with other dog breeds.  I wonder why that is. Just make sure your dog tries it and likes it before you stock your freezer.