My mom reads Guideposts and there is almost always an article that is in some way going to save my life. This time the article was about a man and his dog named Vinny, and Vinny developed Diabetes and there were no treatments that were working and Vinny was basically dying a horrible slow death. So the guy goes to sleep one night and wakes up and starts writing down ingredients, and he goes out and gets those ingredients, mixes them up, feeds them to the dog, and the dog became his old self and lived another 5 years or something. So now the guy makes dog treats called Dia-Treaties (get it?) for dogs with Diabetes. My mom wants me to eat these. She got so excited about them, she called the man and interrogated him (to his credit, he is extremely nice and sincere), and he said they want to try it on humans. It is still being tested for the FDA, but in the meantime, my mom literally wants to buy these dog treats and have me eat them. So this is the e-mail I sent to the guy to at least find out what ingredients are in the dog treats.
My mom would like me to eat your dog treats. I am a Juvenile Diabetic (for 22 years) and am on an insulin pump, completely insulin dependent. I am extremely wary of any supplements or “natural remedies” because my pancreas is a nonfunctioning organ and I do not believe there is any natural cure for Type 1 Diabetes. My mom is very excited and hopeful about your product, and talked to Kameron on the phone, but I am still skeptical.
Could you send me a list of the ingredients and are you actually testing this product on humans?
Also, my mom left the oven on…again…and when she got home my dad said “I figured it would be alright if I turned the oven off”. My mom said “Shut up and go upstairs”. My dad said “No really, I thought it would be ok”. My mom said “Hold the railing and go up the stairs, leave me alone”. My dad said “Ok, but when we get a new oven you are going to….” and my mom said “I know, Kenneth, hold the railing and go upstairs to bed”. My dad said “But you don’t understand, when we get the new oven, I won’t know if it’s on or not because….” and my mom said “Goodnight Ken, hold the railing and go upstairs”
This video is the end of that conversation, my mom’s voice is coming from the living room.
I am about to update the quotes section, so go check that out, too, before you leave.
Oh and I went Rock Hunting again this past weekend in the Out Of Doors and was significantly less successful than the first time and also the next day my calves would not work. It hurt tremendously. That did not happen the first time.
Sometimes I accidentally see news and I hate that because I spend weeks dwelling on whatever I saw and right now I am dwelling on an elephant who was treated horribly and then he was rescued and he cried and it made me cry because I am happy he was rescued but there are so many animals who are in horrible situations and they are sad and scared and it makes my heart hurt and it makes me panic and I cannot save all the animals and I need to because it is all I think about and it is really just horrible and I cannot stand it that I cannot save all the animals. And even worse, I hate the people who treat animals badly. I am a nonviolent person but the things I would do to people who mistreat animals in any way – I would be able to. I could summon up that violence and make them suffer. FIFTY YEARS this poor elephant was tortured. Here is the link. I mean, I suppose it is a happy story because he is rescued and being treated fantastically, but all I can dwell on is all the sad animals in the world.