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I bought a two pound package of cheek meat at walmart for 3.60. Beef is not cheap these days but I thought that was a SCORE for the part time raw feeder.

Cheek meat is muscley and lots of connective tissue. The dogs say it was very good but a little chewy....But they wanted more when it was all gone...lol

The cashier asked us if we ate the stuff and we told her it was for the dogs. *True Story* she told us she had a nine year old lab that was having a tumor removed (maybe). I asked her what she fed this dog for nine years.....she reluctantly told me OL ROY. I gave my husband the look.....you know, that look you give someone when you know that they know that you were right. She said she has been reading that table scraps and raw meat were much better for dogs. I didnt have the time to mention that there needs to be a balance and all that, but I did tell her raw was healthier IMO and ol roy is junk...plain and simple. JUNK. There are better foods out there around the same price.

Anyone else try cheek meat? OR go to buy raw and end up sharing the secret sensation of the raw diet because people want to know what you are doing with beef liver, cow tongue, pork neck bones, and whole chickens by the box full?
 

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I buy lots of Gizzards at a time (also from walmart) I get asked all the time what I do with all those gizzards.I tell them it's for the dogs and they think it's weird.
 

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Nobody's ever asked about the several bags of chicken quarters I buy at Wal-Mart, but once I was buying nopales cactus for the tortoises, and the clerk asked me how they taste (actually, I tried them and they taste like barf, LOL). I told her I didn't know because they were for my tortoises, and she did look at me kind of funny. Eh. I don't like it when grocery clerks try to make conversation anyway.
 

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I'm buying for 6 big ones and get lots of strange looks when I roll my cart up full of liver, sweetbreads, chicken feet, beef kidney, tongue, etc... Also being Muslim doesn't help. I already get enough stares. :p I think a lot of the people just assume Muslims must have a weird diet so I always feel the need to explain "...it's for my dogs." :eek:

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Also being Muslim doesn't help. I already get enough stares. :p I think a lot of the people just assume Muslims must have a weird diet so I always feel the need to explain "...it's for my dogs." :eek:

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Yea, I get that.

I'm black so no one really looks surprised when I'm stocking up. But I can't really blame them. I've been talking to my grandmother about the weird random things I feed my dogs, and she starts reminiscing about the times her mother would cook this stuff. Apparently ground beef hearts and scrambled eggs is quite tasty...;)

And here I am 23, and refuse to touch chitlins with a 5 foot pole.:p

(PS: Chitlins is another word for pig intestines)
 

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One cashier asked me how I cook the turkey wings and I said, "I don't." She looked puzzled and I was tempted to say nothing more, but I told her it was for my dogs and she said, "Oh", but I could see she was still puzzled.

I never heard of cheek meat... I thought it was a typo. Our neighbor's dog almost starved on Ole Roy! Once I convinced them to vet him, their vet said it's like eating cardboard.
 

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The first time I saw cheekmeat was on Bizarre foods. Andrew Zimmern said it was a delicasy in some countires. When I was talking to this cashier, she said she asked if we ate it because we didn't look like the "type" that ususally buy the stuff.

I don't mind talking to cashiers as long as they work as they talk and don't just stop working to talk to me. I figure its got to be boring to just stand their ringing up stuff....

Once when I worked at a different pet store, I had to go to the grocery store to pick up some baby food (for the blue tongued skink who lived at the store). I bought about 40 jars and the lady was like, how many kids do you have? LOL, When I told her it was actually for a lizard she baulked. SHe stopped talking...oh well

As I type this I am watching some puppy mill special on animal planet and I have a lump in my throat. It makes me so mad when people come into petco and ask for puppies and then after I stand there trying to explain why you should NEVER buy a puppy from a pet store, they just look at me and ask if there are any pet stores near here that have puppies. I seriously want to slap people when they blatantly dont listen.
 
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