This week it is my pleasure and honor to share with you my readers someone VERY special – my Aunt Georgia also known as Sisco’s Sun Prairie to Santa Fe! Her human, Crystal, says, “She’s named after the painter Georgia O’Keeffe. She was weaned onto raw food. Everyone who meets her comments how sweet she is. She loves everyone.”
I’m the same way as my Aunt Georgia, I love everyone! She is quite the elegant lady too. Besides being a winner in the show ring she’s a winner outside of it too bepaws she’s also naturally reared, woof!
My goal with Bark N Blog is to continue in the BIG pawprints of my predecessor Shadrach and share with you those dogs that are being naturally reared. The reason? Bepaws I want to be able to show humans how pawsome it is for us when you raise us according to our nature.
Whether we are in movies, the show ring, rally, just happily living our lives as human companions, or all of the above we are still dogs. And that means we are CARNIVORES, woof! Even my lovely Aunt Georgia, as elegant as she is (we Danes aren’t called the Apollos of dogdom for nothing!), is still a carnivore. It’s a good thing Crystal knows this and adheres to it for her. My Aunt Georgia took Great Dane Nationals by storm this year – which is a coup for natural rearing woof!
Aunt Georgia won the Open Black Bitch at Great Dane Nationals this year! And she isn’t done yet bepaws she continued winning at a show this past weekend too. She’s on a roll, WOOF! Hey, that was my first big woof yet!
Here is Aunt Georgia’s story as told by her human, Crystal Hannah to my Mom:
“I have been raw feeding since 1999. I was going to switch a Dane I had and I was trying to figure out how, when he bloated and died. He had just turned two years old. He died in December and I got Chili, my Min Pin in January. I had her on “high quality” kibble and she had the WORST gas. I couldn’t take it so I went out and bought her some chicken wings. The rest is history. I have gone back to kibble once during those years just for convenience but only for very short time (maybe 6 months max). The difference in overall health is extreme. When Georgia has puppies, they will be naturally reared. I’ve also educated myself about natural human health too.
Back in 1999 I started a Yahoo group for raw feeders in the Dallas/Fort Worth area (DFW BARF). We started small and it has really grown. I don’t participate in it actively now, but it is alive and thriving! We limit membership to those living in the area and we talk about local resources.
I agree with you 100% about problems most are thought to be genetic to really be caused by inadequate nutrition. Listening to the allopathic reproductive vet talk at the Great Dane National, I believe the majority of issues she described could be prevented by proper nutrition and by not vaccinating.
My other Great Dane, Vita, is about to be six (in December). Georgia will be two this month. I also have a female Min Pin, Chili, who just turned thirteen, and a female cat, Kisses, who just turned fourteen.”
You can see Aunt Georgia and Vita curled up together in the photo above.
Aunt Georgia can be silly too just like most of us in my SisCo/Zona Dane family – the photo below is evident of that! My Mom does this too and of course you all have seen me with “paw in mouth” a time or two, woof!
Thank you Aunt Georgia for being with me this week. And CONGRATULATIONS on all of your BIG wins! I’m very proud to tell everyone you are my aunt, woof!
I’ll be back soon with more adventures, AND sharing more of my naturally reared friends and family!
Have a pawsitively tail waggin’, NATUROPATHICALLY healthy day, woof!
To learn more about natural rearing visit the Natural Rearing Breeders Association.
Photo Attribution: Meshach the Great Dane by Dr. Kim Bloomer, Copyright 2011, All Rights Reserved. Georgia the Great Dane, by Crystal Hannah, All Rights Reserved.