May 27th, 2005, 11:49 AM
Before we got Hazel, I had started doing some research on dog food based on things that I had read on this site. I had one heck of time finding any local retailers of any decent dog food, but finally found a local feed store that carried Nutro, and specifically the Nutro Large Breed Puppy formula. Great! I go to pick up food for both Hazel & Parker - and all they have is the 15lb bags. Great! I take 3. The clerk tells me that the big bags are on order. Okay. The next week, my husband tells me that the pups are eating quite a bit during the day at the shop and he'll need more food soon. Great. I go to the feed store - now they are totally out of any of the large breed puppy food. The clerk tells me its on order and should be in by the end of the week. I go back at the end of the week - they tell me that it'll be in the middle of the following week. I call this time - nope, still no order but it'll for sure be in on the 25th. So, I even wait until yesterday and then go in. They'll still don't have it - and they say that it'll be next week. I knew that I was to the point where I would need food - quickly. I said to hell with everyone else and I came back home and ordered the Solid Gold Wolfcub puppy over the internet. It's guaranteed to be here within 5 working days and they only charged me $16 shipping on 3 - 33lb bags of food! In the meantime, I had to give them something to eat - so I called the bigger feed store in the next town and found that they carried EaglePak dog food. I go over there, and they don't carry the puppy formulas at all. I went with a bag of EaglePak Holistic to get us all through until the Wolfcub comes in. I am so mad at the local feed store - I don't know if they lied and had never even ordered the dog food or if their supplier of Nutro is just incompetent or what! Since I am almost totally out of the Nutro, I can't slowly switch the food so they'll both have to get switched in one shot! And to make matters worse, they are going to have to switch again in a week! I feel so sorry for the pups, and I would have ordered the wolfcub online from the beginning if I knew I was going to have this problem! Living in the boondocks sucks! To top it off, my husband just called and said that Parker just threw up the new food - all over Hazel's back. Great!