Love meeting fellow dog moms, especially golden retriever moms. It was an honor to meet Pamela Pettyan, co-founder of Caru Pet Food at Global Pet Expo. Pamela is dog mom to Karu, a golden retriever and the inspiration of Caru Pet Food. When Pamela and husband Adrian adopted Karu, they thought he would be a therapy dog at their medical clinic. Unfortunately, Karu suffered from terrible ear infections. Many of the typical medications did not work until Pamela transitioned Karu to homemade cooked meals. Instantly, Karu’s ear infections started to clear up. Karu’s new job as CTO, Chief Taste-testing Officer,began at Caru Pet Food. Caru means “to love” in Welsh. Pamela and Adrian named Karu with a “K” to be unique.
May is a month filled with love and honoring special people like dog moms. Below is my interview with Pamela,dog mom to Karu.
Q. Share 3 great things being a dog mom to Karu.
A. 1. Wet slobbery kisses
2. Being awoken in the middle of the night by panting, asking for a cuddle
3. Unconditional Love
Q. How does Karu inspire you?
A. Karu inspires me daily with his sweet loving personality. He has such a happy personality; he is really a joy to have around. I find that he inspires me to:
Show love to those near and dear to us. Karu is always happy to see ‘his’ people. He actually sings (with a stuffed toy in his mouth, of course) when ‘his’ people come over to the house. He always greets them with such love and excitement. This teaches me to not take for granted the time we have with our loved ones.
Be more physically fit. Without Karu in our lives, Adrian & I would not be nearly as energetic as we are. Having Karu encourages us to live healthy with going for walks, swimming, etc. Karu just loves being active, and he inspires me to be active too, even when I really don’t feel like it.
Play more. Karu is always keen for a good game of the ‘monster is coming to get you’ or ‘let’s go hide on Daddas’. He often hides on the stairs and growls at us to come and get him and then he takes off running and spinning around in circles. He thinks that is tons of fun. If Karu, has taught me nothing else, he has taught me to always make sure that every day has some play time mixed in with all the other demands of the day.
Q. What gifts would Karu give to you if he could?
A. If Karu could give me a gift, I definitely think he would cook or bake me something. As a golden, he is food obsessed, so I’m sure he’d make me something special for Mother’s Day for all those times that I sneak him a little taste test of new CARU recipes, etc.
If Karu were not baking me a treat, I could definitely see him buying me new running shoes, so that I had no excuse not to take him for long walks. Karu loves his walks and always does a happy dance when he sees us putting on our running shoes, as he knows that means good times are coming!
Lastly, I think Karu would buy me a pot of flowers for the garden. Karu always stops and smells the flowers in the garden. He’s really quite cute with his flower sniffing. So I think he would give me a pot of flowers, so that I could enjoy the little things in life as much as he does.
Last Mother’s Day, Pamela and Karu spend the day in the garden, getting the plants ready for the summer season. Karu helped dig and weed the flower beds. Karu was rewarded for all his hard work with a long walk with Pamela and Adrian, and a delish CARU Stew meal.
Pamela and Karu would like to reward one of our readers with CARU Stew meal. Read our previous post: 10 Reasons Why Caru Natural Stews For Dogs is Nourish with Love. Lots of Golden Thanks, Pamela and Karu. Sending you both Lots of Golden LOVE ❤
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Reilly & Denny says
well that sounds like a great food and a great story too !
Reilly & Denny says
We like that there is a beef and port flavor – a bison and venison would be a great addition too
Frankie and Ernie says
WE think that was a good interview…
I look for meat to b the first ingredient (no by products), and whole fruits & veggies.
Earl Lover says
Great post guys! That looks delicious, and a great interview!
M. K. Clinton says
I look for rabbit or duck along with some veggies and fruit. We are huge Caru fans. I put the stew in my silicon dag paws and freeze them.. They make amazing frozen treats!
M. K. Clinton says
I look for things that support joint health and other specific areas.
SUGAR YOU MEET THE NICEST FOLKS.
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Sally T. says
What I look for in dog food is that there is no wheat in the products.
We actually make our dogs food,
I look for real meat, as well as fruits and veggies.
We look for meat as the # 1 ingredient, and veggies included too.
Terry Yang says
Just like Pamela, I cook for my dog. She also likes to smell the flowers and walk by the garden, sometimes in it. Being 13 she no longer runs around and plays a lot but she does love to to go for slow walks and loves to meet all other dogs along the way.
As for her diet, her main staple is chicken. She likes red meat once in a while and loves to have all kinds of cooked vegetables with her food.
Lori Walker says
I always look for low fat meat.
Deborah W. says
I look for vegetables, fruits and meats and no fillers and by-products.
I love for veggies and no filler products.
Lisa F. says
Since I have a lot of senior dogs, I look for joint support in their food. Thanks!
Sharon Gilbert says
No By Products has it has real meat and no grain.
I haven’t been looking for natural ingredients in dog food, but I know they’re the better choice.
Julie Murphy says
I look for real beef.
Sandy Weinstein says
meat is the first ingredient, no grain, veggies, fruits, look for rabbit, bison, and venison.
Taylor Tromp says
I look for real meat, veggies, and some fruit. I usually look for proteins that aren’t very common too.
i look for whole grains and no fillers like corn.
Ruth Epstein says
Grain free, beef and of course the vegetables and fruit – very important
Shelley Joy P says
I look for natural ingredients like fruits and veggies. I also look for real meat as the first ingredient.
Dawn Rasor says
I want ingredients I can tell are foods and not chemicals. I want to see some kind of meat as the first ingredient and veggies. I also prefer grainfree if possible.
Mary W says
I look for meat, vegetables, rice and vitamins.
Angela Cash says
USA sourced meat is a requirement. I also insist upon non-GMO fruit and veggies. They deserve the same quality standards that I demand for my own food.
Tiffany's Diamond Dogs says
Real ingredients that are familiar and pronounceable.
Ashley C says
I look for real meat as an ingredient when it comes to dog food
Daniel Scott says
I look for real meat, not meat by-products. I also want fruits, veggies and potatoes. No grain or corn filler.
Margot C says
I look that meat is listed first. I think dogs need high quality protein. Then some vegetables – no wheat.
Ann Cluck says
We look for real meat, vegies, rice, fruit, potatoes. NO FILLERS or artificial stuff.
Carly D. says
I look for real ingredients that I can read, not all those added chemicals and preservatives!
I look for organic chicken or bison
jules m. says
i look for organic meats and not a lot of grains.. my dog seems to especially like salmon
Stephanie Galbraith says
I like to look for chicken.
Lesley F says
I look for real meats & veggies and do not buy dog food that has fillers in it
New dog mommy! So just learning about natural ingredients and products good for my pup
Lisa V. says
We look for meat. My boyfriend is a hunter and my dogs are used to a snack of game meat.
Laurie Emerson says
I look for real beef and real chicken with no by-products.