Eat Your Fruits and Veggies

Johann the Dog has started this cool meme that I’ve been trying to get in on but well, I was behind the times. So I’m hopping on board now… My addition? Kale

Kale is a wonderful leafy green veggie full of all sorts of goodness. Kale is very high in beta carotene and lutein and zeaxanthin and reasonably rich in calcium.

One note however, please steam or chop finely (like in a food processor) your kale before feeding it to your dog. Kale has very fibrous cell walls meaning that if they aren’t soften up the nutritional value goes right down the tubes.. so to speak.

Kale can also be VERY full of dirt, so soak your kale in a sink full of cold water. Give it a swish once in a while and the dirt will sink to the bottom.

For people, Kale is and excellent addition to soups. Lends a nice smokey flavor.

To participate: follow the instructions below directly copied from Johann.

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There are all kinds of fruits and veggies that are good for us dogs, right? Well, let’s make a list! And get some link love in the process.


1.) Copy and paste the matrix of “Fruits/Veggies LinkLove” below, courtesy of Johann The Dog!

2.) Substitute the Host Tag and one of the “Fruits/Veggies” in the matrix with the name of the fruit or veggie and URL of your blog.

3.) Be sure that the fruit or veggie that you list is REALLY safe for dogs. Do your research, K?

4.) When you get a ping back from someone that has your link in one of their “Fruits/Veggies”, practice good paw by copying his/her Host Tag’s anchor text (automatically the associated link will also be copied) and paste it over one of your “Fruits/Veggies” below.

5.) Encourage and invite your readers to do the same and soon this can grow fast. And if your not a dog, but your blog about dogs you are also welcome to participate – just make sure you do your research! Safety first!

Host Tag: Blueberries – JohannTheDog

1. Blueberries – JohannTheDog
2. Bananas – Tip Tail
3. Apples – The Adventures of Spencer: Sticker Dog’s Mascot’s Blog
4. Oscar the Airedale – cherries
5. Pears – Dog Topics – pears are great, but don’t let your dog eat the pips!
6. Watermelon – Good Bloggie!
7. Fruit
8. Fruit
9. Fruit
10. Fruit
11. Fruit
12. Fruit
13. Fruit
14. Fruit
15. Fruit
16. Carrots – Utah Collie Rescue
17. Tomatoes – Ayla the Newf – I’d like to note that green tomatoes and the plants themselves are not safe for them to eat but ripe tomatoes should not be a problem.
18. Sweet Potato – Furbaby Frenzy
19. Cabbage – My Paw Prints on the Web
20. Kale: Fuzzy Logic
21. Veggie
22. Veggie
23. Veggie
24. Veggie
25. Veggie
26. Veggie
27. Veggie
28. Veggie
29. Veggie
30. Veggie

Important: Once I get a ping back from you (I promise to do the best I can), I will add your anchor text and the associated link you designate as “Host Tag” here, replacing one of the “Fruits/Veggies” from the matrix above. As more and more doggie bloggers copy and paste this matrix, the more backlinks you will have with your anchor text. If everybody who copies and pastes from your blog does the same, pretty soon this will spread and go viral. So, the sooner you participate, the more links with anchor text you will receive.

There it is folks. This should help you improve your Technorati ranking, SERP and Google PR and get you noticed with more blogs – we all like making friends, right? Please leave a comment here if you have copied from this matrix so that I can add you just in case your ping-back didn’t reach me.

Remember, before giving anything to your dog, research or ask your vet if the food is safe. Obligatory disclaimer: No entities and individuals participating or involved in this project will be liable for any injury or illness that could arise from feeding your dog the items listed and included in this list. Practice responsibility, K?

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