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After a long dry spell, I finally got a good 100 lb of beef, pork, fish, and some quail! Some is beef heart and liver as well. Woo Hooo! I bet it's been 6 months since I got a hit at all. 

 

I also got an interesting call the day before. A lady left me a message on my cell, so I called her back. I asked her what kind of meat did she have, and her reply was " This isn't meat, it's two cases of Ensure, the nutritional drink".   :startle: Just for a second, I didn't know what to say. So, I just told her thank you, but I can't use that, and explained that I only feed raw meat/bones/organs. She said she thought I could use it for puppies maybe. I have had some interesting calls in the past, but to date that got em' beat!


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HAhahha ensure thats hilarious!!

 

What exactly do you post in your ad? Don't have a freezer yet but would be good info once we get one...



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I just put that I feed my dogs a diet of raw meat/bones/organs because of allergies to all the added artificial ingredients in kibble.  I don't know how she thought Ensure falls into that catagory......LOL!



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Nice score! That Ensure call was odd but also thoughtful! :) 

 

I haven't posted a craigslist ad in forever! We hooked up with Bear the Butcher and now we get so much we have to turn him down occasionally.  


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I need to find a "Bear the butcher" around here! That would be awesome! I remember when you said you found him. I'm still jealous! :notfair:



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I've been getting crazy lucky for CL meat scores lately, too! For the first while, I got nothing. But my last hit got my boys their first taste of venison and a whole freakin' turkey :D


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Awesome! How did they like the venison? It's a favorite around here.


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They inhaled it! I'm sad it was only a small chop, but at least they got to taste something different. I need to move out of the city and make friends with some hunters! LOL


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So you post the ad on craigslist and do you feel you can trust the meat that you get?   How much do you offer per pound of meat?  I am new to this and am trying to afford to continue.  


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I haven't felt the need to question anyone yet, they've all been generally positive responses (one girl didn't have meat, but emailed to say "way to go" on the raw diet and how beautiful my dogs looked, which is always nice). A few times, I've gotten seasoned meat, even though the ads say no seasoning, but I just politely take it and then toss it later. I've fed 8 year old steaks with no problems, not even a loose stool (which is amazing for Gim, since it doesn't take much to give him cannon butt a lot of the time, LOL). I've offered money, but no one has ever taken it. I always bake my chocolate chip cookies the night before, and then give them a dozen cookies (and judging by the OMG texts/emails I get after, they all trusted ME not to poison them, haha).


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So you post the ad on craigslist and do you feel you can trust the meat that you get?   How much do you offer per pound of meat?  I am new to this and am trying to afford to continue.  

Usually, the amount of meat that I get is so big, (a couple hundred pounds or so at least, on average) and it's all totally frozen so I don't worry about anything being done to it. If I ever felt funny about someone, I wouldn't get it from them. (for my safety as well). If that makes any sense? 

 

Everything I get like that is free. I've never paid for it. It's just older/freezer burned meat people would otherwise throw out. When I get meat scraps from processors during deer season, thats free too. It's illeagl to sell wild game or scraps. 


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This is the latest score (some had to be thrown out, as it was seasoned or smoked), that I picked up in my new car (woot! No more meat haulin' via transit!) today. 2 turkeys, 5 or 6 whole chicken, 3 slabs of pork ribs. 

 

I was almost not going to meet this guy only because I had a bad experience with a reply from another guy the day before, basically calling me insane and comparing me to serial killers for feeding my dogs old meat from strangers. So be prepared for that, sometimes the crazies get bored and like to email you to troll, best to ignore. 

 

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Great score!  :thumbsu: I haven't had any trouble with crazies, other than crazy stuff to give away like Ensure drinks. I've had some people call and ask questions about raw feeding though. Like how to do it, what to feed, how well the dogs do on it etc..... I hope I don't get any crazy crazies.



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Great score!  :thumbsu: I haven't had any trouble with crazies, other than crazy stuff to give away like Ensure drinks. I've had some people call and ask questions about raw feeding though. Like how to do it, what to feed, how well the dogs do on it etc..... I hope I don't get any crazy crazies.


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Yeah, I got one of those last night, actually, and gave her a lot of info, plus linked her to this site. I don't mind non meat-related responses, but that one guy was a doozy. There's just no reason to be THAT mean to people for no reason!

 

I just shoved it all in the freezer and will thaw it bird by bird to give to them. He just made my life so much easier because now it frees up my money to get new items I haven't tried before, since my basics are covered for a good week or so. I know a place where I can get duck gizzards, so wooohooo for variety ahaha


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Oh yea, I've told a number of people about this site. I've had a couple of people question me, asking stuff like "so, are you an organazation"?  I tell them no then I just explain raw feeding, and tell about this site where they can get more information. 


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Oh yea, I've told a number of people about this site. I've had a couple of people question me, asking stuff like "so, are you an organazation"?  I tell them no then I just explain raw feeding, and tell about this site where they can get more information. 



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Hoping for some more hits over the long weekend, I keep refreshing my ads on Kijiji and CL. 

 

I love the ones who ask for help switching, I give them enough info for the transition, and then add the link to the guide. Makes me feel pretty good knowing I helped someone do the best thing they could ever do for their dog's health :) 


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What awesome scores for both of you! Much jealousy over here!
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Scored again, haha

 

I don't even know how many pounds of lamb and beef meat it was, but it was a LOT, and it was free. I've stuffed the deep freezer, FINALLY. I got a high five from the boyfriend, and the boys have now had a taste of what would normally cost their mom an arm and a leg to buy anywhere in Toronto.

 

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My question to raw fed pug owners, are lamb bones too dense for them? She gave me bags of bones, not sure what they are, either:

 

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I also seemed to have charmed the pants off the lady and gained a friendship, she invited me back to the farm (I drove about an hour for this meat, SO WORTH THE DRIVE) to ride the horses and learn barn duty stuff for vet tech school next year. I also got body checked by her llama. I met donkeys (and a BABY donkey argh so cute ahh), sheep, goats, a very large pig, horses, kittens, a pit bull, a Boxer, an Olde English Bulldog, two chihuahuas and some terrier mix that jumped into my trunk. LOL interesting way to start my day, the llama story made everyone laugh at work later :P


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