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Bull Penis from Creston Valley Meats

These are grass fed and raw – no processing, drying or smoking.

I opened up the box and found this:

IMG_0470A box of bull penis (is the correct plural term “peni”?!), no packaging.

I thawed them out and the next day separated them – oh the joys of feeding raw.  The texture was slippery but they were not nearly as pungent as the ostrich wings!

Just like in humans, there are various sizes!  These are not simply penis but dominated by LOTS of fat.

If you have people in the house that are sensitive to feeding penis try telling them it’s a femur tendon – worked for me!

One box was was just over 12 pounds and there were 5 and the other box was about 16 pounds but only 4 in there.

Since I never fed these before I chose the only small one for the first time (oh the possible jokes…); here are photos of both sides:

IMG_0471IMG_0472This was just over two pounds.  Yoda ate about 1/2 the first night – all fat.

Surprisingly the “end result” was not messy.

The next feeding it was still a bit frozen (I usually defrost to room temperature) and I think it made this easier to eat the actual “organ”.  Again, no “end result” issues.

I would not consider this too complicated but not as easy as the cheek meat.

Another interesting item from Creston Valley Meats!

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Beef Cheek from Creston Valley Meats

Today Yoda had grass fed Beef Cheek meat, from Creston Valley Meats, for the first time.  Does anyone know how the grass fed selections from Creston Valley Meats are “finished”?  If you do, please leave a comment and let me know!

The package I defrosted was 4.17 pounds of meat.  Here’s the front of the frozen package:

IMG_0440And here it is defrosted and “juicy”:

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Here’s the other side:

cheek meat

None of the “juice” goes to waste around here!:

IMG_0449Inside the package were two pieces; here’s the front of one piece:

IMG_0445And the other side of that same piece:

IMG_0446I have fed cheek meat before but it was from the grocery store.  What I have seen are very thin slices of meat with none of the goodness of something like this that includes this much fat and the lips too!

Yoda has yet to learn the “I’m full” cue and walk away so I cut each large piece into 3 pieces for a total of 6 pieces/meals.  Here’s one side of Yoda’s meal tonight:

IMG_0450Here’s the other side:

IMG_0451The obvious drawback of this type of meal is the lack of complication.  She ate this in less than 10 minutes.  Balanced with complicated meals, in my opinion this is a great option.

If you have a gulper you may want to leave the pieces bigger and then watch like a hawk.  If you have a serious gulper then these would not be good and you might want to stick to these kinds of meals!:

Image-68274B9B00F111DC.jpg-thumb_202_269All in all these were an excellent choice and I would buy them again.

Ostrich Wings from Creston Valley Meats

I thought that I would share my experience with the Ostrich Wings from Creston Valley Meats since it is such an unusual choice for most rawfeeders.

I have to say they were totally not what I had conjured up in my mind. They are NOT individually packaged so be prepared for that. For me, I just reused some newspaper and wrapped them up with that and some tape.

They are fatty, have “tubes” hanging off of them where the feather was and are quite pungent!

Yoda has only been here for four months and so not a truly “experienced” raw fed dog so when I saw these I was a bit worried.

They are quite meaty – so the “end result” is perfect and not dry and crumbly at all.

It takes Yoda almost and hour to eat one! I love it – she is exhausted after her meal. She is only 28 pounds so I’m sure a bigger dog would get through them much quicker but these are a bit more complicated then you might expect.

The tubes and the stray little feather left behind? Eaten, no problem!

The "Smaller" Part of the Wing

The smaller segment – this piece is about 15 ounces and 6.5″ long and 2″ to 2.5″ across

Custom Wrap Job

Custom Wrap Job; Old Newspaper with Masking Tape - free and NO plastic!

Notice The Newspaper; Your's won't come like this unless Simon adopts my wrapping technique!

Notice The Newspaper; Your's won't come like this unless Simon adopts my wrapping technique!

Tubes and Feathers - Yoda Eats It All!

Back Side of the "Bigger" Piece; Tubes and Feathers - Yoda Eats It All! This piece was about 9 ounces - I misplaced my measuring tape so I didn't measure this one!

Side By Side (I can't help it..."Travelin' along, singin' a song, side by side"!!)

Side By Side (I can't help it..."Travelin' along, singin' a song, side by side"!!)

That's the bone under the "tubular curl"!  In order to weigh these I get on the scale and note the horrifying number, then I get back on with the meat and do a little math.  I had just eaten ice cream so I didn't weigh this one!  It measured about 7 inches long and varied from 2.5 to 3.5 inches long.  The bone was about 5 inches long and was .75 inches across

That's the bone under the "tubular curl"! In order to weigh these I get on the scale and note the horrifying number, then I get back on with the meat and do a little math. I had just eaten ice cream so I didn't weigh this one! It measured about 7 inches long and varied from 2.5 to 3.5 inches across. The bone was about 5 inches long and was .75 inches across

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Finally, the elusive wing tip! This was 8 ounces and about 11 inches long.

I hate to say it, for fear I won’t ever be able to get them again, but if they are available these are a great choice!

If you live in California check out Creston Valley Meats – they deliver!