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A frustrated dog-lover, because much as I would like to own a dog my life-style wouldn't be fair on a dog. So I borrow my son's dogs :-)

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Is Your Dog Ready for the Big City? | Cesar Millan in New York City

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Sustainable Pet Food From Cricket Protein

Today I am introducing readers to sustainable pet food from cricket protein, a new product I am happy to recommend to you, and brought from Jiminy's – makers of delicious, sustainable pet food and treats that both nourish pets and promote long-term stewardship of the earth

Jiminy’s speciality is making sustainable pet food and treats using cricket protein. Their products nourish our pets and promote long-term stewardship of the earth. All natural, sustainable, high protein ingredients (especially crickets!) give your dog the energy and nutrients it needs.

Dogs As Athletes

When you think of the energy a typical active dog uses – running, jumping, generally loving life – you can compare them to an athlete needing high quality protein to stay healthy. In the USA dogs consume more than 32 billions pounds of protein a year. Quite apart from the strain that puts on the environment, it means that protein is unavailable for human consumption.

Jiminy's solution is to replace the traditional animal protein source (cows and chicken) with cricket protein.

But Why Crickets?

Crickets are a sustainable superfood that dogs love. They are a complete protein source, containing all the essential amino acids. Their protein content is 35% more than beef and 65% more than chicken, while also offering high levels of Omega fats, B12, Iron, Calcium, Fiber, Potassium (and the list goes on…). Full of protein, good fat and a nutty flavor, Jiminy’s treats provide your dog with exactly what he needs.

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Not only do they trump traditional livestock in nutritional value, they’re also far more sustainable to raise. Requiring less space, consuming less water (2000x less than cows or chickens), and needing less feed (every 100lbs of feed yields 5lbs beef, 30lbs chicken, 60lbs crickets), raising crickets is a farming alternative with very low environmental impact.

In case, as an animal lover, you're concerned about the crickets (I was!) they live a long and happy life, only being harvested near the end of their natural life cycle, unlike other animal sources of protein. The harvesting process is humane too

Sustainable Pet Food Production

Crickets are farmed in barns and require far less land to produce the same amount of beef protein.

Each bag of Jiminy's saves 220 gallons of water to produce than traditional treats.

Oh, and they emit less greenhouse gases too (100x less than cow).

Partnering with Carbon Credit Capital for the measurements it was found that producing Jiminy's treats produced 740% lower greenhouse gases then beef treats, and 270% less than chicken treats.

Jiminy's Dog Nutrition Mission

sustainable pet foodAs Jiminy’s Founder and CEO Anne Carlson explains, “At Jiminy’s, we’re passionate about pets and we set out to develop products that combine the best possible nutrition and taste coupled with sustainable ingredients and practices. Our consumers care deeply about the choices they make for themselves and their pets. Food content, origin, sustainability and humane and ethical practices matter. Jiminy’s understands this new mindset and puts conscious consumption at the center of everything that we do.”

It is Jiminy’s mission is to be a positive force for change by making sustainable and humane choices, ultimately reducing our pets’ carbon pawprint.

In a nutshell, Jiminy's food pet food is nutritious, hypoallergenic, human and sustainable.

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Sooty and the Curtains

SootyWhen I was a “little girl” – well, about ten I suppose, the family puppy “Sooty” was a real live-wire.

Sadly I have to confess that I can't find a photograph of the “real” Sooty. This was many years ago, and we weren't the sort of family to waste money on “films” and developing them, unless there was a really special occasion. So thanks for this image are due to Katzenfee50 from Pixabay

It is remarkably like the real Sooty, and I shall check with my Dad if photos of Sooty are lurking at home still.

Anyway, back to the story of Sooty and the curtains.

One morning, before teenage sleepy habits kicked in I woke-up and came downstairs – before my Mum – only to find that the red velvet curtains had been absolutely massacred overnight! Aaaagh.

There was only one possible culprit – Sooty – although to see him bouncing about thrilled to see the first human of the day, you would have thought butter wouldn't melt in his mouth.

Hmmm – I knew just what sort of trouble he'd be in when Mum came down. (Dad was already at work and torn curtains probably hadn't even registered on his radar).

So I crept to the sewing basket, fetched out the biggest needle I could find, plus some red cotton, and set about mending the curtains.

Well – they were torn right across the width, diagonally, so you can only imagine the mess a ten-year old would make trying to repair them with big loopy stitches.

My make-shift curtain repair fooled no-one.

However, Mum saw the funny side of my repair attempt, and Sooty was forgiven. The curtains were a total write-off, but I think that secretly Mum was pleased of an excuse to buy new curtains!

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Dog Nation: Presents Real Life Superheroes

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When Cesar Millan and his son Andre set out on their journey across the United States, they were met with some truly incredible people and dogs. Real life superheroes. Meet the heroes of Dog Nation on March 3rd at 9/8c only on Nat Geo Wild. For more information and updates visit and follow Dog Nation on Facebook:

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Cesar 911 Episode 6 Exclusive: Off Leash

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Erin volunteers for a St. Bernard rescue group, but her own dogs are 300 pounds of excitement disrupting everything. Cesar is going to have to teach Erin the power of calm, assertive energy before her dogs get her kicked out of the group. First-aired Friday, April 3 at 9/8c on Nat Geo WILD.

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Cesar 911 Episode 3 Exclusive!

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Opal is a lifesaving canine blood donor, but her excited behavior is disrupting the animal hospital where her owner, a veterinarian, works. In order to fix Opal's behavior, Cesar will have to train the entire human staff. First aired on Friday March 13 at 9/8c, only on Nat Geo Wild!

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Cesar 911 Episode 4 Clip: Jumping a Hurdle

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Vada is a dog with too much energy and not enough discipline. Watch a clip from episode 4 of #Cesar911, which first aired on Friday March 20 on Nat Geo WILD.

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Cesar 911 S2 Episode 2 Follow-Up

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Check out what Ron and his German Shepherd Savannah are up to these days.

First aired on Friday, March 6 at 9/8c on Nat Geo WILD.

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