Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Sit. Bark. Beg.

My kids are picky eaters. Super picky. While making dinner tonight, Kyle could wait no longer. He grabbed the Pup-Peroni dog treats and started eating them. He's done this before and of course we've said that it is gross. We tried to explain that the meat in dog treats aren't meant for little boys. He doesn't care. He loves them. We then bought him some real beef sticks to eat instead. They are harder to chew and he didn't care for the texture. He just loves Pup-Peroni.

So, I was checking out their website to see what was in the treats. It reads:

With hearty beef taste and a mouthwatering aroma, it's no wonder dogs (or your small child) simply can't resist our Original Beef Flavor. Don't forget to take a package along so you can treat your pup (or small child) wherever you pal around!

Guaranteed Analysis

Crude Protein
24.0% Min.
Crude Fat
12.0% Min.
Crude Fiber
2.0% Max.
24.0% Max.
IngredientsBeef, Meat By-Products (This is the part that scares me), Soy Grits, Sugar, Liver, Salt, Propylene Glycol, Garlic Powder, Caramel Color, Natural Smoke Flavor, Potassium Sorbate (used as a preservative),Sodium Nitrite (for color retention), Red 40, BHA (used as a preservative), Onion Extract.

Feeding Instructions: Feed as a snack. (Before dinner, if you food is not ready and your child is staaaaaarving.)

I know most people have eaten a dog treat or two in their childhood. I haven't but I can name a few relatives (not naming names here). I won't even try the treats that Kyle keeps eating. Kyle isn't just nibbling. He is grubbing. He loves them. With the economy as bad as it it, maybe Pup-Peroni could expand their market to include picky children. Or, I can use the treats as incentives for Kyle to clean up his room or practice his speech therapy homework. Kyle is 4 so how old does that make him in "dog years?" And yes, you better believe I will print this out and make sure he receives a copy of this when he gets older.


OHmommy said...

Oh man, Indy. That is hysterical. I have had one or two kids, including one of my own, eat out of the dog's dish before.

If YOU are reading this and YOUR kid has been to my house. They might have, at one point, eaten dog food.

"Im not talking about it, Just saying..."

Rhea said...

He's 28 in dog years. :o)

And, ewwww! A nibble or so seems normal...but consistently snacking?! Oh, he's gonna totally die of embarrassment when he gets older and reads this. hehe

Krystyn said...

That is hilarious. Maybe you could contact them and see about doing a trial run?

I've known a couple people (no names) that have had some dog food, and our lovely daughter has had a little cat food...I'm just saying.

If it doesn't kill them, it makes them stronger, right?

Stephanie said...

How FUNNY!!!! I was laughing the whole time!!!

Kathryn said...

I actually tried dog food at my grandma's house when I was little. She had Kibble n Bits and some of them were soft so I was curious. It wasn't horrible, but not very good either.

I would just put them out of reach if I were you. Just in case the meat "by-products" are cow hooves or something. Blech.

enthalpymama said...

Okay, okay, it WAS my kid that ate out of that dog dish. I admit it.
Was it necessary to remind me??

That was a great post, Indy.

Genny said...

Okay, this is hilarious! Thanks for the laugh!

Someone Being Me said...

Too funny. Why don't you just buy him a package of pepperoni. I love eating pepperoni out of the package with cheese cubes and crackers. Yum.

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