September 2022 update:
Back in 2012, friends of mine started a small company making safe, locally sourced pet food. They were involved in every aspect of the food they made, from farm to bowl. Their meat and produce was sourced from local farmers who follow humane practices. Pawgevity owners Carole and Norman King personally visited each farm they work with. Sadly, the company didn’t survive.
Back then, I had an opportunity to visit Pawgevity’s offices. Located in a refurbished former railroad depot, the offices featured giant high ceilings, whitewashed brick walls, dark wood floors, a cozy seating area for visitors, and, of course, a freezer full of their products. I got to visit their spotless kitchen, where they prepared the organic produce that goes into the food. After a tour of the premises, and chatting with Carole and Norm for a while over ice cold lemonade, I was delighted to find out that they are adding a new line of rabbit food to their product offering.
Rabbit is Allegra and Ruby’s favorite food, and when Carole and Norm offered me a sample of their new product, I knew my two girls would be absolutely delighted. But why don’t I let them tell you.
Ruby: Allegra, Mom is getting our dinner out of the fridge! Come quick!
Allegra: I’m coming, Ruby, I’m coming. You know it always takes her a few minutes to get everything ready for us.
Ruby: I know, Allegra, but it goes much quicker if we sit there and stare at her! And even quicker if I rub against her legs the whole time!
Allegra: You just keep on believing that, little one. Oooh – wait! Something smells different!
Ruby: It smells so good! I’m starving! Mom, hurry up! Can’t you see I’m practically wasting away?
Allegra: I think Mom has a new food for us, Ruby.
Ruby: I smell it, too. Do you think we’ll like it? I don’t always like everything she gives us.
Allegra: I like everything Mom gives us. It’s not nice to be fussy, Ruby.
Ruby: Hurry up, Mom! Me first, me first!
Allegra: You always get yours first, Ruby. You think you’d know that by now.
Ruby: Thanks, Mom. Oooh, this is so good!
Allegra: It is different. Unlike you, Ruby, I’m going to take a careful lick first to make sure I’m really going to like it. Hmm. This is tasty. I like it! What do you think, Ruby?
Ruby: Nom nom nom nom nom.