Squawkhouse--I think that you have the right idea.I believe that you can only MAKEa difference if you KNOW the difference. What would be the point of supporting a boycott in protest of cruelty to animals, if it means jeopardizing your OWN baby's health. You can educate others and in the meantime give big cuddles and hugs to the soon-to-be birthday-pup!!!
If you are wondering if your dog can count, hide three cookies in your hand--and give him two!!