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Richard is a Butternutter…

April 4th, 2019

Yip… Richard is a Butternutter.

I bet this title confused you 😊 … or maybe not if you’ve also been seeing the Facebook adverts for Butternut Box dog food. I’d been seeing the ad for some time but hadn’t paid too much attention to it as my dogs are on a raw diet. They’ve been on raw for some years now as I believe it’s the best I can give them. All of them love it and all of them thrive on it… apart from the special one… Richard.

If you follow me on Facebook & Instagram you’ll know that Richard is my 17- month-old, very immature and mischievous, Airedale Terrier.  Richard is a very fussy eater and because of this, he’s also very skinny.  When I got him last May we did a slow and successful transition from dry food to raw and he was actually doing well for a while. Slowly he then started to become picky and fussy, playing with his food and faffing about. All my other dogs eat fast, in fact, they almost inhale their food… but then there was Richard… thinking, licking and wondering around.

Over the next month I tried all different types of raw food, I even made him home-made raw food. I tried to hand feed him and I even tried dog biscuits just to get him to eat 😱. At this time we did have two girls, Martha and Adele, in season and that couldn’t have helped his appetite. Because he was so skinny we couldn’t even take him to Crufts. I don’t think he was too bothered to be honest 😂.

So if you don’t know this about me already I’m a big believer that things happen for a reason and that the Universe does listen, which is why I believe I received a phone call from Natacha Cottu from The Butternut Box Company! Somehow, they had found me and they liked my natural products!  Natacha then suggested I try their food with my dogs. In my head I was thinking, well my dogs are on raw, I’m a big believer and advocate of raw feeding and I don’t really want to change their food … but then a red light clicked in my head… Richard!!! I had nothing to lose, and he couldn’t get much slimmer so I decided to give it a bash!

I received my (Richard’s) first Butternut Box on Tuesday. It was beautifully packed, with a bandana for Richard, a wine discount coupon for me, referral cards for my friends and a booklet with lots of useful info.

The food itself looks and smells nice. It’s also a complete and balanced diet with no artificial colourings, flavourings, or preservatives. The ingredients are fresh and gently cooked and it also contains prebiotics and cold-pressed linseed and milled flax.

On Monday evening he had his first Butternut meal… and he wolfed it down like there was no tomorrow. Wowzers, he even licked the dish clean! He’s never done that before! On Tuesday morning, the same story.  He couldn’t wait for his food so much so that while I was giving the dishes to the other dogs he was even stealing from his own bowl that was on the counter lol. When he had finished I even gave him a bit more, and he ate it.

So far, I’m very impressed with the food and so is Richard 😊. I hope he keeps gaining weight so that we can start running again and showing him. The thing is, I stopped running with him, even though we both enjoyed it because strangely he would eat less on the days we went for a run. I could never understand this because I’d always be starving! 

The Butternut facts at the end of the leaflet also made me laugh. One of them is that every single person at Butternut has tasted a bowl of their food (apart from the vegetarians and 1 vegan). I’ll definitely not be trying the food myself but if I struggle with cooking ideas for John I may just defrost one for him 😂.

If you would like to try the food, you can get 75% off by using this link: butternutbox.com/VitaCanis

And one last thing… I’m so happy to report that Butternut Box is coming to Vita Canis Style to Rescue with their stand! The lovely Natacha Cottu will also be talking about their products and you’ll be able to catch her speaking at 12:50 on the day 😊.
P.S.  If you’d still like to donate to Style To Rescue just click on the button below.  Thank you so much to everyone who has contributed so far.
 

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