Our Adventures With Retired Racing Greyhounds, Truly, Maggie and Walker

Sunday, September 30, 2012

The Bully Sticks Are Here!

One of the things so unique about adopting greyhounds is the built-in community that comes with them.  We adopted Truly and Maggie from SEGA and have always been thankful to see how welcoming the members are.  Among many other benefits, there's a SEGA listserv for sharing information about greyound events, asking questions about greyhound issues, finding lost greyhounds and just generally for strengthening the effort to find good homes for retired racers.  We're lucky to be a part of the group.

We're constantly looking for ways to keep Those Brindle Kids' teeth clean.  Truly's last visit to the vet for teeth cleaning with anesthesia was stressful.  The panting, the whining, the crying, etc.  I don't think Truly liked it much either.  ;) 

This works o.k., but not nearly well enough to prevent another vet trip.
So, when SEGA member Jennifer of Never Say Never Greyhounds makes a suggestion about something, we listen.  She posted a message on the listserv letting everyone know Best Bully Sticks were on sale.  They're supposed to be good for cleaning teeth, they're supposed to be safe and the dogs are supposed to like them.  I hate the rawhide chews because they cause "unfortunate" digestive issues.   So we ordered a trial supply of the sticks.  They arrived quickly. 
Even though we ordered "odorless" bully sticks, Truly and Maggie came after them the minute I walked in the door.
It was hard to get a good photo of Maggie because she was very excited and moving too much.  She's blurry in almost every shot.

 Truly enjoyed his stick very much.  He stayed on his pillow on the deck.
 Maggie took her bully stick and ran to the yard.
 She doesn't like anyone to watch her while she eats . . .  or chews.  (?)

Truly has a pretty good grip on the bully stick.

I was looking at the remaining sticks while Those Brindle Kids were working on them.  I wondered what kind of bones they are.  Bones splinter, don't they?  So I looked them up.  They're not bones at all.  They're made from free-ranging, grass-fed Brazilian bull pizzle.  Pizzle?  I looked it up, too.  If you don't know what pizzle is and want to know.  Click here.

Despite the gross factor, Best Bully Sticks are a hit.  Thanks, Jennifer!


  1. Hee hee hee! You didn't know what bully sticks were? I still remember my husband's reaction when he found out. Oh, hilarity ensued! Our dogs are crazy about them, but they don't always agree with Bunny, so we have to be careful with them.

  2. Thank for stopping by my blog. I am now folloing your blog, o look forward to checking in and seeing what you hve been doing.

    I didn't know what they were, but dad said he'd heard of Pizzle:)

    You to fur babies are lovely. Are they Tiger Brindles?

    1. Thanks for following, Sue! Yes, I have heard them referred to by some greyhound people as "tiger" brindle. Oddly enough, non-greyhound people think they're pitbulls because of their color.