Likes: She loved being next to her daddy Gene and taking naps with him. She loved her mommy Gerri, who'd sing , "She's got rings on her fingers and bells on her toes, hey has anybody seen my Sweet Gypsy Rose" and loved sissy Dina who'd say "Rosie, Posie"
Pet-Peeves: She hated to take baths. She hated when daddy would come home from doing a film and would go into other room . She would run in there and sit by doorway and look as if she was saying, "Hey, what am I chop liver, you forgot to hug and kiss me.We miss her.
Favorite Toy: It was a stuffed doggie..she loved to play with it..white and black and her stuffed Tiger and her stuffed chihuahua. ..Wake Up Wal Mart... http://www.wakeupwalmart.com/
Favorite Food: It was Chicken Jerky Strips...this would eventually poison her. www. Laciessite.org .Rosie would want to help other dogs at this site: http://www.howl911.com And tell other doggies. DOGGIE KILLERS http://www.byteland.org/boycottchina/index.html
Favorite Walk: She loved the front yard same as Rascal and Roxie. She used to sing with Rascal and sissy Dina the song "You Are So Beautiful" by Joe Cocker..DOGGIE RECIPES: http://www.hcfrgroup.com/treats-index.html
Best Tricks: When she was a puppy she loved playing with Rusty and biting his ear and chasing the ball with him. And she loved sitting on Tyler's back and snuggling with him. She was just so loveable. She is now with Tyler and Rusty in heaven.
Arrival Story: Four years ago our niece, Lisa, visited us from Texas and brought her Chihuahua, Daisy. Well we fell in love with her. She went back to Texas and mated Daisy. Daisy had Rosie. She sent us Rosie. Right off the bat we fell in love with her. She always obeyed. She never
gave us any problems. She was a loveable dog. She died July 21 of poisoning. We are all heartbroken, Rosie is sadly missed by Gene and Gerri Richards..daughter Dina Boyle. Here is Rosie's story:
********************************** ******* In our hearts we know that our pet Rosie, a 3 year old Chihuahua was poisoned from Chinese made Bestro's Chicken Jerky Strips #77849 00006 1 We have this contaminated bag. We have three Chihuahuas and one of them died July 21, 2007. Rosie started with vomiting and dehydration (she was drinking lots of water)and then we were told she may either have an obstruction or have been poisioned. Since our dogs are inside dogs and we are with them at all times outside we thought it was an obstruction. Finally the Vet Doctor in Southern California, said he was almost positive it was some kind of poisoning . They were going to scope her but before that could happen she died July 21, 2007 at VCA in Fountain Valley, California. We gave our dogs Waggin train and Bestro's Jerky Chicken Strips. READ THE LABELS! They are very deceptive in their advertising. the bags look American..CHECK WERE THEIR MADE..We thought they were made in America..didn't know..IF WE KNEW THEY WERE MADE IN CHINA, WE NEVER WOULD HAVE BOUGHT THEM!!!!We are so heartbroken over this..Our Sweet Rosie (our chihuahua that passed) loved them. Up until today we never had any idea what happened but now with Wal Mart pulling this quietly from their shelves. (August 2007) I truly believe that is why she died. Rosie wants all dog owners to be aware of this and a Total Recall of this chinese junk pet food treats so other puppies don't slowly suffer as she did. We are totally heartbroken and will never forget Our Sweet Gypsy Rose!
Since Wal Mart and other stores had this problem before, why didn't they pull all that Chinese junk off the first time? Our Rosie would still be alive!
Some one from Wal Mart said They warned us about it? What!!?? Are we suppose to play Russian Rouette and try to find the treats without the poison? Give me a break! Wal Mart and other stores that sell this junk are responsible just as much as China for all these puppies being silently poisoned thru the USA.You have one guy growing cocain and opium, drugs and he sells to another guy and this guy sells to your son...your son dies. Who's responsible?
Thank you Paul McCartney for taking a stand...check site out http://www.caninescorner.org/topic s/dogfur/timeline.htm
..Website to help: http://www.howl911.com..Romans 12:19 Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, "Vengeance is MINE, I will repay, says the Lord. Deuteronomy 32:35. The fool has said in his heart, "There is no God." Psalm 14:1 HOLINESS TO THE LORD!!! LET GOD BE MAGNIFIED!!! GOD IS ON OUR SIDE!!! Pray for the people of China! Pray for Peace in Jerusalem! Pray for America! PRAISE THE LORD!!!
JESUS IS LORD!!!
Bio: Our niece in Texas was told and she sent us Daisy, Rosie's mom.
Rosie is gone, but not forgotten. We also have 2 other Chihuahua's Rascal and Roxie, who miss Rosie very much. Rascal got very depressed, we were worried about him. But Rosie's mom, Daisy, is comforting him. Thank God! Before Rosie we had 2 Cocker Spaniels Tyler and Rusty. Rusty died in 2005 and Tyler died in 2006.
Waggin' Train Wholesome Chicken Jerky Tenders were among 13 Nestle Purina brand treats listed among 22 complaints being investigated by the Food and Drug Administration. The treats, made in China, have been tied to reports of illnesses and deaths in dogs.
By JoNel Aleccia, NBC News
Stumped by mysterious illnesses in at least 600 dogs in the U.S., federal health officials have turned to consumers for help investigating problems possibly tied to chicken jerky pet treats made in China.
A log of complaints collected from pet owners and veterinarians contains references to at least three popular brands of jerky treats that may be associated with kidney failure and other serious ailments, according to internal Food and Drug Administration documents obtained by msnbc.com.
Of 22 “Priority 1” cases listed by the FDA late last year, 13 cited Waggin’ Train or Canyon Creek Ranch jerky treats or tenders, both produced by Nestle Purina PetCare Co., the records show.
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Another three listed Milo’s Kitchen Home-style Dog Treats, produced by the Del Monte Corp. The rest listed single brands or no brand.
Priority 1 cases are those in which the animal is aged 11 or younger and medical records that document illness are available, an FDA spokeswoman said. In many cases, samples of the suspect treats also are collected.
The report, obtained through a public records request, is the first agency indication of any brands linked to illnesses that have climbed since the FDA warned pet owners about jerky treats in November. That was the FDA's third caution about the pet products since 2007.
Nestle Purina and Del Monte officials said their treats are safe and FDA regulators said repeated tests have shown no absolute tie to any brand or manufacturer.
“No specific products have been recalled because a definitive cause has not been determined,” FDA officials said in a statement.
The internal report, overseen by the FDA’s Coordinated Outbreak and Response Evaluation, or CORE, group, is one of several ongoing assignments in which FDA regulators are seeking jerky treat samples and medical records of dogs that may have developed kidney failure, liver disease or Fanconi syndrome, which can lead to serious illness and death.
The recent complaints were filed from October through December by people in cities from California to New York, but the agency will continue to accept them.
“We still invite owners and veterinarians to submit complaints and samples,” said Siobhan DeLancey, an FDA spokeswoman. “The more information we have, the more likely we can find a link.”
The move comes as the FDA is under growing pressure from consumers and lawmakers to address rising numbers of illnesses blamed on the China-made treats. Before the warning was issued in November, the agency had logged 70 reports of illnesses tied to the treats last year. Since then, more than 530 additional complaints of illnesses and some deaths have been filed, officials said.
Courtesy Robin Pierre
Bella, a 2-year-old pug, died last fall after her owner, Robin Pierre, said she ate Waggin' Train chicken jerky treats.
Consumers who say their dogs were sickened or killed have launched at least three petitions demanding recalls of jerky pet treats made in China, including one begun in December that has more than 3,400 signatures from the U.S. and around the world.
“At the slightest doubt, these products should have been recalled, especially knowing there was a link or at the very least a caution/warning label put on the packaging warning the consumers,” said Robin Pierre, a co-founder of “Animal Parents Against Pet Treats Made in China.”
Pierre, 49, of Pine Bush, N.Y., believes Waggin’ Train chicken jerky treats were responsible for the sudden death last fall of her previously healthy 2-year-old pug, Bella, who developed kidney failure.
“The last week of her life was nothing but misery and pain, separated from her family, she died all alone, in a cage, despite the fact that she had a family who loved her,” Pierre wrote in an email to msnbc.com. “She meant the world to me and my family.”
Courtesy Susan Rhodes
Ginger, a 14-year-old family dog, sparked one of three petitions after she developed kidney failure possibly tied to chicken jerky pet treats. Her owner, Susan Rhodes, 51, of Port St. Lucie, Fla., wants the treats pulled from the market.
More than 375 people have signed a petition launched last week by Susan Rhodes, 51, of Port St. Lucie, Fla. She believes her 14-year-old dog, Ginger, may have developed life-threatening kidney failure after eating chicken jerky treats. She was stunned to hear that consumer complaints alone can’t force the FDA -- or a company -- to recall potentially tainted products.
“That is just unreal. I am not happy with that,” Rhodes said.
For their part, FDA officials said the companies are free to enact a voluntary recall at any time.
Lawmakers call for action
Lawmakers, however, are demanding stronger FDA action. Ohio Democrats Sen. Sherrod Brown and Rep. Dennis Kucinich in February called on the FDA to step up investigation of tainted pet treats.
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In a response sent late last week, an FDA official told Brown the agency “continues to actively investigate” the reports and to pursue testing for chemical and microbiological contaminants.
On Monday, Brown called the agency’s response “inadequate” and urged prompt release of results of 153 pending tests on the Chinese-made treats.
“I will continue to press the FDA on this issue because Ohio consumers shouldn’t have to worry about the safety of their pet’s food,” he said in a statement.
Since 2007, FDA scientists have analyzed jerky treats for evidence of dangerous toxins, including heavy metals, melamine, melamine analogs and diethylene glycol, chemicals used in plastics and resins.
So far, they’ve found nothing convincing, a point emphasized by Keith Schopp, director of communications for Nestle Purina. He noted that FDA officials also suggest that illnesses may be a result of causes other than eating jerky treats.
“Our chicken jerky treats are safe to feed as directed,” said Schopp. “The safety of our products -- and the pets who consume them -- are our top priorities.”
The company has a comprehensive food safety program in place, he said, including at manufacturing plants in China.
Pierre, who lost her dog, has little faith in pet food manufacturers -- or in the FDA.
“Actions speak louder than words and there has been no action from them up until now,” Pierre said. “Waggin’ Train has hid behind the technicality that the FDA cannot find the link and the FDA has let them.”
Consumers can report illnesses to the FDA's pet food c