Saturday, June 19, 2010

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Pet Food Recall: Natural Balance Sweet Potato & Chicken Dry Dog food

Posted: 18 Jun 2010 01:05 PM PDT

Natural Balance is recalling the following dog food due to  salmonella. It was manufactured on December 17, 2009.

Sweet Potato & Chicken Dry Dog food
5 lb. bag
Bag UPC Code: 7-23633-99000-4
Bale UPC Code: 7-23633-99003-5
"Best By" date of June 17, 2011

Sweet Potato & Chicken Dry Dog food
28 lb.
Bag UPC Code: 7-23633-99002-8
"Best By" date of June 17, 2011

The following is a list of those states that are included in the voluntary recall: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

In a letter from the Joey Herrick, the President of Natural Balance, he says “random sampling of this product tested positive for Salmonella  by the FDA.”

Read the full letter about the Natural Balance dog food recall.

Book Review: The First Pup, by Bob Staake

Posted: 18 Jun 2010 09:18 AM PDT


Regardless of whether or not you like President Obama, The First Pup: The Real Story of How Bo Got to the White House is a cute book.

Just about everybody remembers Obama’s promise to his daughters Sasha and Malia that they’d get a dog when they moved into the White House. Bob Staake, writer and illustrator, has taken that story and turned into a sweet book that young kids who like puppies will enjoy.

The First Pup: The Real Story of How Bo Got to the White HouseThe whole story of the first dog drew a lot of attention, and Staake has done a great job of writing it in a way that’s fun to read. For me though, the artwork is what makes it such a great book. Staake’s art has a way of making me feel like it’s almost animated.

I imagine just about every kid who opens The First Pup will want to spend time looking at all the dogs – not just Bo! I got stuck on the inside cover when I opened it, where there are illustrations of dogs galore, all running in the same direction. There are poodles, chihuahuas, hound dogs, pugs, dachshunds, and of course Bo, the Portuguese Water Dog. I can tell you for a fact that, when I was a little girl, I would have looked at all of these dogs and come up with a name for each and every one!

Here’s a bit of the media info on Bob Staake:

Bob Staake is an illustrator who has worked on everything from greeting cards to magazine covers, most notably Reflections, one of the most popular covers in the New Yorker's history. He has also written and illustrated over 20 children's books, including The Donut Chef and Pets Go Pop!. THE FIRST PUP is based on his 4/27/2009 New Yorker Magazine cover art spotlighting Bo’s welcome to the White House.

Would you like a copy of The First Pup for your child? I’ve got a copy to give away.

Here’s how to enter:

Leave a message below telling us about your little girl or boy and how much they like dogs. Hint: cute or touching stories never hurt! ;)

On June 30 we’ll choose a winner!

Pretty easy, huh? Let’s hear those stories!

Just like most contests, this one has some rules. You’ll find them here.

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