Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Technology Isn't Going To Change What We're Doing

For the past few months, I've been writing articles for the company I've been with for almost 4 years. The gist of each article is about how technology and living in the digital age has impacted just about everything. From marketing to shopping, technology plays a huge role in every aspect our lives. We live in an era of convenience and we have technology to thank for that.

There are a broad range of topics and the inspiration for articles is quite abundant. 

This era of convenience extends to the animal world too...more notably for us pet parents. We have access to every type of food and treats imaginable for our fur-kids. From grain free to raw to vegetarian and everything between. If you don't have time to pick it up at the store, you can order online and have it delivered. And, you can opt for automatic weekly, monthly or bi-monthly deliveries.

This means of convenience isn't something we think about because we don't feed our fur-kids commercial food or treats. However, over the past year, we've had a few reminders it's out there and available. These have come in the form of comments people have made when the topic of food or treats surfaces. We simply tell people we make our own meals and treats. It's a personal choice.

"Why would you make your own food and treats when there's so much out there?"

"Doesn't that take up a lot of time?"

"There's all natural food available with no additives, fillers and preservatives."

The list goes on.

While I'm not aware of every single brand out there, I do know there are some reputable ones that people swear by and trust. And, I'll be the first to admit, buying commercial food and treats would be much easier. Meal prep for our fur-kids and the variety of treats I bake up every week takes time. Despite the time we'd save, this is one area where technology and convenience isn't going to change what we're doing. Ever.

We take a great deal of pride in that.

I'm not going to bore you with the lengthy list of why we make homemade meals and treats for our fur-kids. I don't like in-your-face or the preachy type. You probably don't either.

What I will say is that, for us, it's worth the time. If I can make homemade meals and goodies for Lisa and I, friends and family than I can do the same for our fur-kids. They enjoy it. They're healthy. We control the ingredients. Peace of mind.

We extend this to our Bodacious Biscuit Love mission as well. Sure, it would be easier to buy treats to donate, but that's not going to happen. Ever. The shelter pups deserve fresh baked treats too and we're working hard to make that happen every week.

Technology can't replace any of that.

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