Saturday, 11 October 2014

Wagging tails....

Hello my friends...we are bringing you a special report this week on a new product from Wagg Foods....I do not get anything from Wagg for doing this...its just that Mr Dalton...(Chief of Foods at Wagg HQ) is a good pal of mine...we are very happy to assist....

....the handsome Mr Dalton...Nommer in Chief....
.....you can see from the badge on my blog that Miss Lola and I are official Wagg Reviewers...and proud members of Dalton's Pack!

....we have a bag of Moist Meaty Chunks with Beef.....you can read all about them on Mr Dalton's website  ...http://www.waggfoods.com/products/UK/wagg-moist-meat-chunks-with-beef

...i carefully read the serving suggestions before we started the test....Miss Lola will need from 75g to 200g per day......

....there was also a lot of interesting information on the back of the bag....

...Mr Dalton says that the MMCs contain....

"NO ARTIFICIAL COLOURS OR FLAVOURS
At Wagg we use colours from a mineral source found in nature and we don't add artificial flavours to any of our foods.
JOINT SUPPORT
With Yucca extract, an anti-inflammatory known to help support healthy joints.

DIGESTIVE SUPPORT
Added prebiotic (mannan oligosaccharide) to help support a healthy digestion.

IMMUNE SYSTEM SUPPORT
Enriched with Vitamins A, E and C to help maintain a healthy immune system. 

MOIST MEATY CHUNKS
Chewy Chunks full of protein help to support muscle growth and repair.

HEALTHY SKIN AND SHINY COAT
Balanced levels of omega 6 and 3 fatty acids together with chelated zinc help to promote a healthy supple skin and shiny coat."

....and most importantly i read the nutritional information.....

...its very clear on the bag so that we doggies know what we are getting....

here is the full detail according to Mr Dalton...

Composition
Cereals, Meat and Animal Derivatives (20% meat meal of which 4% beef), Oils and Fats, Various Sugars, Derivatives of Vegetable Origin, Minerals, Citrus Extract (0.18%), MOS (0.1%), Yucca Extract (0.06%).

Additives (Per Kg)
Nutritional Additives (kg): Vitamins: Vitamin A 12,000 iu, Vitamin D3 1200 iu, Vitamin C 200 mg, Vitamin E 90 mg. Trace Elements: Iron lll Ferric Oxide 1000 mg, Zinc Chelate of Amino Acid Hydrate 400 mg, Manganous Oxide 80 mg, Zinc Oxide 55 mg, Cupric Sulphate Pentahydrate 40 mg, Calcium Iodate Anhydrous 3 mg, Sodium Selenite 0.2 mg. Technological Additives: *Colourants, Antioxidant, Preservatives. *Colourants – from a mineral source found in nature.

Analytical Constituents
Moisture 17%, Protein 21%, Fat Content 9%, Crude Fibre 3%, Crude Ash 8.5%, Omega 6, 1.2%, Omega 3, 0.3%.


....Miss Lola eats twice a day and we usually give her one scoop of food each time....

.......i tend to just graze throughout the day.....

....we decided to do some scientific testing of the MMCs......one C does not weigh much!

...and Miss Lola's usual scoop of food is around 40g...so she might need a bit more than that for each meal....

.....we have a very rigorous testing process at BT HQ Labs......

....but no matter what typist asked me I refused to add it to the ingredients for the fruit cake which mum is baking today.....


...of course all products must finally face the ultimate test before receiving the Bt seal of approval....

...nom nom nom......

...Miss Lola whispers the results to me in secret so that there is no leak of vital confidential information ahead of a detailed peer review in the journals....

...but I am delighted to report to Wagg HQ that the MMCs have passed the test with flying colours....
....oh yes...they also do MMCs in chicken flavour....



Woof....Chef Clapton, Phd.....


Friday, 10 October 2014

Farewell to the Colonel....

*sigh*...we had to bid a fond farewell to Colonel Rocky this week....his family are back from their holiday and he was keen to get back to his headquarters to see them....

....Miss Lola will be very sorry to see him go....



.....although there was some discussion about who would get custody of the regimental tennis ball....

...the Colonel made his views known.....

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The Colonel barks an order....



......which made Miss Lola get out the "big guns".......(note to self: clip claws tomorrow)

....the Colonel was briefly distracted by squirrel and/or fox manoeuvres in the garden...

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When the Colonel senses squirrels ....



....but he returned to insist on his tennis ball rights.....

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Let's do this for an hour.....



.....there was some suspicion that this sustained battle wore the Colonel out....i insisted he have a nap....

.....Miss Lola was feeling quite pleased with herself....

.....until this morning...."Wot mean da Curnell haz gone ome?"....

....come back soon Colonel Rocky....we miss you at BT HQ...*salutes......rolls away regimental red carpet.....lowers flag*......


p.s....the day after the Colonel left, we sent the typist to ride in the Box Hill Sportive....after the race he met 6 times Olympic gold medal winning and 11 times world champion cyclist Sir Chris Hoy....

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It's typist and Sir Chris Hoy!


...we think he might have been after that medal to add to his collection....BOL....what a nice man....


Friday, 3 October 2014

What Colonel Rocky did next....

Hello friends....as you may have seen from my last post we have had Colonel Rocky at BT HQ for almost tree weeks now...he started off his tour of inspection by making sure operations here were in order and all battalion members were shipshape.....so, it is with great relief, that I am able to say that there has been a more relaxed feeling to HQ since we passed our initial inspection....

.....he has found some time for sun-puddling....

...yes, that's right Miss Lola...the Colonel has declared today an RnR day...

.....the grounds of BT HQ have not needed much guarding....we saw off the squirrels, foxes and cats last week....

.....although we have had to post a sentry by the back door....

....the nights have been clear so we have been able to keep watch from the house....no need for night patrols or Fox Watch....

.....the Colonel has been able to sleep soundly.....

.....Ashtead...undisturbed....

....he has, of course, made sure that the barracks have been kept crumb-free....

....and has made the odd circuit of the garden.....softy, softly.....

...Miss Lola has been quite bemused....

....she has even been allowed some lap time.....

....there are no orders for today.....

....some junior officers have even be allowed a lie-in....

....we have had one demonstration of "making the best of meagre resources is the soldiers lot"....

....but generally the Colonel has kept to his office for the duration of the day.....

...stirring only for rations....

.....this high ground was secured for terriers last week....

...and previous occupants have made not attempt to reclaim it....

.....*sigh*.....

...no Miss Lola, no fresh orders for you today.....

I do believe the Colonel has been quite giddy with his achievements....





...he has allowed treats....

 ...although officers have been asked to respect the "6 feet from my chew" rule at all times...




.....but don't let all this fool you...he's been paying close attention...

....and I don't thing he is going to stand for this sort of sloppiness for long.....

.......uh oh.....

.....sheltering in a fox hole for hours on end......

....well, the Colonel has almost finished his tour of duty and will be returning to his Command & Control Centre on Monday....we are very grateful for his time and insights here at BT HQ....

Corporal Clapton, BT HQ Battalion ......woof, sir


Monday, 22 September 2014

Ten HUT...Colonel on deck......

Good morning my pals...we awoke this morning to the sad news that our dear pal @teddypett lost his best friend and housemate Miss Beau last night....Mr Teddy has the best pictures we know in the #BTPosse and he left us with this touching memory of Miss Beau....

.....run free Miss Beau....arooooooooo

..back in the day to day life at BT HQ....we have Colonel Rocky in residence this week...he has arrived to conduct his annual inspection of the troops.....

oh eight undred owers, barracks...haz inspekt yore shoes....iz disgrace....polish and repawt bak ere in 10....dismiss

..oh nine undred owers, HQ surrounds....haz fownd appulls on yore lawn....pleez remove....small wun wiv core taked out deliver to Colonel's Offiss for testin.....

 10 undred owers....under attak frum sun....if I not return to allied trenches by leven undred owers then fetch I wiv reinfawcemints.....

....12 undred owers....skwizzle patrol instigate....enemee sited.....

.....fawteen undred owers....trap in kitchun by enemee naps....
 ....during his visits, the Colonel has had a strict regime of exercises and manoeuvres for HQ staff...




.....fifteenn undred owers....wun of da posse lost in akshun.....pleez continyoo to leev her noms owt for few days as mark of respek....

...Toosday, seven undred owers....hup too free faw...hup too free faw....keep up at da bak.....

....snoopervisin pakkin of da rashuns fur later....cannot bild militaree strengff wiv insuffishunt calorees in yore belly...

.....10 undred owers, BT HQ.....cover I Lola...i iz goin in to retreev pemails.....

.....ard days soldjerrin is reward wiv ard nights nappin.....a posse marches on its naps....dat wot Nap-olyun say...

.....yoo haz igh grownd...but I haz FMD...flatyoolence of mass destrukshun.....

.....dis punee human is konkered for terriers......

Epsom Downs....iz enjoyin da plains....can see da skwizzles for miles.....

...he might be 10, but the Colonel stays in good shape.....




.....haz to show Private Lola ware da burds iz.....

....Miss Lola is enthusiastic but I think not quite as efficient as the Colonel would like....




...lunch owers, BT HQ canteen.....wot haz dere?....

....fawteen undred owers.....gard dootee....

....is tole to pay for lezzure....gib I wun biskit an yoo can begin yore RnR...

.....breffkfust reconnysunce, Wednesday.....single file, low to grownd pleez troops....

.....afternoon, timin not disclose for militaree reezuns.....

.....Fursday....i sensin enemee incurshuns....must dubble gards...LOLA!..

....er, yes I no it be tecknicalee illegal fur me to be down ere but haz to mek shire iz no foxes invading da compost....

....fifteenn undred owers....chekkin sekurity cameras....do yoo haz I? ....

...da Colonel's kit haz to be kept spik an span at all times.....

....haz gib dem walkers da slip....now bee-hind enemee lines....

....haz got dis wun in a tite bind....paw over yore biskits or da ankles get it....

......ateeen undred owers....jektiv acheev.....begin scowerin area for pikniks.....

....stash of crums discover behind da weird fing....

.....wot is dis fing doin in da HQ Transpawt?....stay rite dere... only remoov on I spesiffik orders....

....haz told yoo befaw.....no eatin befaw da Colonel....and over wot be left pleez...dat be an order....

.....iz all a peer ship-shapes an Bristull fashun....be bak nex year of corse....pleez ave Kwarter Master bring stoke for final checks....

...phew, I think BT HQ passed its inspection.....*whipsers*...we love having the Colonel to stay....

Clapton, Sapper Furst Class....