I started pleading “please potty” to both Jaxson and Harley the third time around a two mile radius.
We had been out there for what seemed like most of my life.
The runners in Hampton Park had me convinced I was starring in Ground Hog II…
The cars were beginning to look the same, and I was becoming obsessed with counting sidewalk cracks…
PLEASE POTTY! –
For as long as I can remember, our potty routine rarely changed. Harley, Leo and Jaxson all ate their food and then we’d go out and have an immediate productive eliminating walk.
That’s been our life – until now!
Horror stories associated with switching food typically involved diarrhea, gas, and even belching (so I’ve heard). Because they’ve been eating the same food most/all of their lives, these issues are somewhat foreign to me. #blessed
But for those reasons – I followed the food transition instructions carefully, so not to upset anyone or anything…
Transitioning to air dried dog food (an alternative to raw) was smooth as butter’ baby. #doodleliriouslyhappy
Second dinner of 100% new air dried food by Ziwi Peaks started out like any other day. They both finished inhaling their meal like furry little Bissell vacuum cleaners and off we trotted down the street for our walk. Three pees and four blocks later, I was still clenching unused poop bags.
So we continued to walk!
Second lap didn’t concern me too much. After all, it was a nice evening, we had a slight breeze and I was in no rush.
We continued to walk!
Third time around, the breeze vanished. My neck was damp from sweat, Jaxson’s tongue was almost touching the ground and Harley kept dragging behind.
You know you’ve been somewhere longer than you should when the –
- neighborhood Calico cat who leaped up on the porch the first two times you strolled by, just laid there sunbathing in the middle of the walkway.
- cute little pup behind the fence didn’t even get up to greet us again…
- bird on a hot tin roof kept watching us…
Can’t begin to explain how embarrassed I was when the elderly owner sitting on the porch of her corner house asked me if everything was alright. #nolie
I guess I looked a little strange walking by her house three times, pleading out-loud – “please potty” as the sun slowly descended between the trees. #doodledark
WHERE IS IT? –
As we approached our driveway Harley panicked and decided to take matters into his own paws. Just the thought of a fourth lap caused him to stop abruptly. When he did, his collar slid as he pulled back on the leash. He wiggled the rest of his head out of the collar and ran up the porch steps.
Our walk ended with no poop.
WHAT I LEARNED –
Because their diet on ZIWI Peak is 98% protein – large smelly stool, and excess gas is a thing of our past. I’ve removed all processed ingredients such as grains, potatoes, rice, beet, cereal, sugars, salts, glycerines, and other fillers. That includes treats as well #alaterpost
Poop may not be something I see after every meal. #didntgetthatmemo Their recipe is 95% digestible ensuring the food is being properly digested and absorbed by their body. More in – less out.
We did have poop the following day. There are some days where someone will not have a poop on both walks, but research is telling me this is nothing to worry about. Poop is solid and teeny tiny in comparison to the past. I can also
inhale breathe normally while I p/u too. #hugeplus
Tomorrow will be the end of week two since the switch. I’m pleased with their continued interest in eating as well as Jaxson’s ears. The staff at ZIWI are super supportive. They’ve got to recognize my telephone number by now – yet they still keep answering when I call! #impressive
THE REST OF THE STORY –
That exhausting evening ended with one tired Jaxson…
And one pissed-off Harley…
Thank the Doodle for wine!
Sip sip hooray – make it a wonderful weekend ❤️