Friday, April 06, 2007

Good Freday with Fred the Cat

Being that I’m a cat you can imagine my nervousness over this poison pet food recall. Pop checked my food and treats and none of the bad stuff was in any of it. Same goes for Murphy’s food and ND-Anna’s too. Whew! We were lucky. Now I hear that there is a possibility that some of the bad stuff might be in human food as well. None of this surprised me when I saw the following information.

“The FDA currently only examines 1.3% of all food imported into the United States, according to the Associated Press.”
Quote source

So while you guys are removing your shoes and tossing out your shampoo before you board a plane, over 90% of the food coming into our country from other countries is not being inspected. Think about it.

Have a beautiful Easter weekend! Go easy on the chocolate Easter eggs and bunnies.

Fred the Cat


Blogger sumo said...

Thanks Fred for the food heads up...and I could only wish that I'd receive a giant chocolate Jesus or something like it to munch on. Happy Easter to you Fred and the POPs.

April 06, 2007 2:28 AM  
Blogger Peacechick Mary said...

With this nice cool weather we're having, I'll bet Fred will be doing his frisky cat dance. Enjoy!

April 06, 2007 3:06 AM  
Blogger Mariamariacuchita said...

Hi, Fred. We have heard that Neuman's Own makes a superior all-natural animal food that is not manufactured with other brands or produced with overseas ingredients.

April 06, 2007 4:13 AM  
Anonymous RebelliousRenee said...


haven't been here for awhile.... just wanted to say that Rick and I went to the BIG liquor store in our area to stock up on wine.... He also picked up a couple bottles of Hendricks... it's the only gin he will drink now.... I instantly thought of you...

Glad to know all your pets are safe... mine are too...

Happy Easter...

April 06, 2007 5:02 AM  
Blogger bluegrrrrl said...

Well, Fred, my cats were quite distressed to learn that their favorite food had rat poison in it. Of course we pulled it immediately. But Stella's food is OK.

I think I need to move to a mountaintop and grow my own damned food...make my own pet food as well.

Those are some beautiful Easter lilies!!! Nice counterpoint to the tainted food! A beautiful Easter weekend to you and your humans too!

April 06, 2007 5:42 AM  
Blogger betmo said...

happy spring!! snowing here as i speak :)

April 06, 2007 6:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about some Cuteness this Good Friday?

Happy Eostre!

April 06, 2007 6:38 AM  
Blogger Howard Davis said...

Fred needs to go to Washington and make the case for more human food examinations. He might be a good lobbyist.

April 06, 2007 6:40 AM  
Blogger Sammi2u said...

Happy Easter Fred to you and Mr & Mrs POP ;o)

April 06, 2007 7:06 AM  
Blogger Dr. Know said...

Fred also needs to pass legislation that requires the country of origin to be labeled on EVERY food product.

Chinese apple juice and peanuts, anyone? Don't laugh, this and much more are on every supermarket's shelves. Kroger and other's house brands are Chinese, but they have gotten wise and removed the source labeling. It's a crime or damned well should be.

April 06, 2007 7:14 AM  
Blogger fallenmonk said...

Yeah, Fred I just noticed the other day when I was opening a pouch of Starkist tuna that it was packaged in Thailand of all places. How much do you want to bet it wasn't inspected.
All the more reason to shop at Whole Foods they seem to label pretty much everything with it's origin especially the produce, fish and meats.

April 06, 2007 7:36 AM  
Blogger robin andrea said...

What really surprised me about the petfood recall is how many named brands that one company makes. Yikes. How do you think they separate out the more expensive food from the cheaper versions? It's probably all in the labeling.

Have a great weekend, Fred.

April 06, 2007 8:03 AM  
Blogger Sparky Duck said...

Happy Easter Fred, don't eat the lillies! And I guess we can't eat the lillies either.

April 06, 2007 8:49 AM  
Blogger annie said...

oh fred, we lost our sunny cat to kidney failure in feb. he was 2 1/2. he ate only dry food.(a "high end" brand.) turns out it was on the bad list. we will not back down, when it comes to getting answers about our sweet and lovely boy. and i am quite glad that your food is okay.

this whole things just makes me want to provide my family with as much of our own, home-grown food as i possibly can. because our government obviously doesn't care what is in the foods they produce.

have a fine weekend, all.

April 06, 2007 9:03 AM  
Blogger Nadia A. said...

From now on, I'm only eating cat food (the safe stuff of course)

April 06, 2007 9:27 AM  
Blogger Donnie McDaniel said...

That's our homeland security at work. Enjoy being safer. --Snark--

April 06, 2007 9:30 AM  
Anonymous GM said...

Poisoned pet food, no inspections of imported foods, millions of jobs gone, ain't the WTO great! Sure was a good deal. Hope everybody has a great weekend and take good care of Fred and the rest of our companions.

April 06, 2007 9:52 AM  
Blogger DivaJood said...

Fred, I have heard that mousers don't have to worry, since they catch their own food.

April 06, 2007 12:45 PM  
Blogger Pursey Tuttweiler said...

You have a good Easter too and give Patricia and Mr. Patricia my best. You take it easy on those treats, you hear?

April 06, 2007 1:16 PM  
Blogger C-dell said...

I find it strange that they inspect this and not that. I see a conspiracy. they are using our fears to monipulate us. Now that they have completed that phase. it the next part showing their power over us.

April 06, 2007 6:41 PM  
Blogger Granny said...

We have cats (too many) but still I worry.

May all of you have a wonderful Easter weekend.

April 06, 2007 9:42 PM  
Blogger Graeme said...

Happy Easter to you too Fred

April 07, 2007 12:31 AM  
Blogger Progressive Texas Chicano said...

Dearest Fred,
Thank you for showing the concern that our federal government doesn't. I hope you and your kitten kaboodle have a fab weekend.

Peace love and SAFE food for all!


April 07, 2007 1:04 PM  
Blogger beachblogger said...

Dear Fred the Cat,

big fluffy black and white cats are great!

peace, peter

April 07, 2007 2:44 PM  
Blogger TomCat said...

Happy Easter, Fred. I haven't abandoned you and PoP. Been sick.

April 07, 2007 3:36 PM  
Blogger oldwhitelady said...

Good gracious, Fred the Cat.

I'm glad your food and treats checked out okay. Since Purina wasn't on the original, and updated list, I hadn't thought about looking at the ingredients. My poor kitties. They probably think their mom isn't caring enough.

I never thought about the food coming into the country, not being inspected. I guess shampoos being transported on planes has higher risks.

April 07, 2007 10:30 PM  
Blogger The Truffle said...

Poor Fred! May you have a safe, happy, non-contaminated Easter. I know cats don't eat chocolate, but maybe Patricia will give you one of those gourmet cat food brands.

April 08, 2007 9:59 AM  
Blogger Karen McL said...

Ah -- Fred, Hope you have a HAPPY EASTER with POPs and Mr. POPs too.

But I hear Chocolate is just as BAD as poison for you Kitties and No Chocolate Easter Bunnies for YOU.

(Stick to the Marshmellow Peeps! *smile*)

April 08, 2007 10:32 AM  
Blogger C-dell said...

Happy Easter:)

April 08, 2007 10:35 AM  
Blogger Madcap said...

Yes, chocolate is BAD for kitties, even BAD kitties. Happy Easter, Fred. Indulge in hamster nuggets instead.

April 08, 2007 12:04 PM  
Blogger Turtle Guy said...

Hey Fred, Bob here... T.G. and I had a scare too... only... I DO have a kidney condition, and its onset was about the time of the food scare. I'm not sure if the fact that I didn't get it from the food is any consolation.

T.G.'s been sick too, but I think it was from some local chicken... who knows.

Good to hear you're well.

April 08, 2007 2:35 PM  

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