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Purina **IS NOT** Buying Blue Buffalo!

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Bumpurr

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Purred: Tue Jun 19, '12 2:48pm PST 
This topic has been making the rounds on the Blue Buffalo FB site, sent me into a panic. Someone even posted, they saw it on Dogster, that Purina was buying Blue Buffalo. Blue Buffalo responded today, that Purina, IS NOT, buying Blue Buffalo.

I would post it on Dogster, but Bump ain't a doggie, so figured, if I posted it here, it would make it to the Dogster people. MOL
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Finnegan- (Finney)

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Purred: Tue Jun 19, '12 4:18pm PST 
MOL, thanks Bump.
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Bumpurr

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Purred: Tue Jun 19, '12 5:59pm PST 
Update on the "dogster post" on the BB FB site. They said, the person who told them, works for Purina, is a high up person, like CEO up high. I just wonder, if Purina would like to know, that someone high up, is leaking information, true or not. Supposedly, this is going to happen, in the Summer of 2013.

And, guess, who, is going to tell Purina?????
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Ginger Fish

Do not mess with- me
 
 
Purred: Wed Jun 20, '12 6:04pm PST 
Hey there Bump...one of the dogs in our menagerie is over on Dogster and he posted to that thread...seems the denials are coming kinda hot n' heavy...do they protesteth too much perhaps?

But...no news anywhere else about this so could just be someone's bad nightmare, eh?

MOL.
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Bumpurr

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Purred: Thu Jun 21, '12 3:55am PST 
I haven't read the Dogster post, guess I better, mol, I first heard about it on the Blue Buffalo FB site, people pretty upset. Pretty much everyone saying, they won't be feeding it, if Purina does buy them. Which I will be one too.

If Bump was still alive, I would be major sca-rood, as he would not, eat any of the other quality grain free foodies. The kittens are little garbage disposals, and will eat anything, except, Purina. I tried FF wet, to save money, they still got the BB dry, and they threw it up.

But, your right, shades of Menu Foods, deny, deny, deny, did enter my mind. We will just have to keep an eye on this. I do think, someone should make Purina aware, if this is true, of Bump's mommy. Purina will be easier to take down, than Blue Buffalo would be. The bigger they are..........
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Cookie

Can we play??
 
 
Purred: Thu Jun 21, '12 11:35pm PST 
I just think you can not get a real answer these days if Nestle is buying Blue. If you do, then it is called Insider Trading. I don't think they would tell me if I drove downtown to Checkerboard Squares & asked them either.

If Nestle did buy Blue, then Blue's customer service would get better. As it is now, it is a black hole and they are just horrible. I wrote to them over a week ago and no response. Posted it on Facebook. No response. They are the WORST company ever on writting back to their customers. They did this last year to me too. Almost two weeks to get an email back. They have not learned how to treat their customers. At this point, I say let Nestle buy them and clean house of their horrible customer service! (Heaven forbid they have a recall and bury their head in sand when you ask about it.) I'm done venting now. Thank you for letting me!

It is kitty play time!
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Cookie

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Purred: Fri Jun 22, '12 3:45pm PST 
Well I called them today. I left a message and yes they called back.
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Bumpurr

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Purred: Fri Jun 22, '12 6:32pm PST 
Hey Cookie, I was gonna tell you to call them, that is the only way, to get an anser, glad they called you back. I know stuff about Blue Buffalo, that the average person does not, including high up contact names and numbers.

Some of the cust serv people are nice, and will help you, some are not so nice, one, not only gave me info that I knew, was wrong, but they were nasty about it, her mistake. I called one of my high up contacts, got Bump's vet, cardiologist, and a specialist out of DC involved, Blue Buffalo was real sorry, they tried to F with me.

Thats, why I haunt the Blue Buffalo FB site, to keep them in line, and help others who are getting it stuck in their ear. Its a whole lot better than it used to be, not so many complaints on there now, have told alot of people on there, what to do, and how to do it, when they got nowhere with cust serv.

I love the food, but your right, cust serv is not that great, ya gotta make, them fix it, and I know how to do it.

No, none of us, is going to know, if or if not, until it happens, or doesn't happen.
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Mimi- (MimiWowow)

I have a new- sister named- Caroline!
 
 
Purred: Sat Jun 23, '12 4:36am PST 
Good to know Bumpurr that you are familiar with the company. I like their products. Unfortunately, my cats go on strike sometimes and refuse to eat their canned Blue Wilderness - like now.

I don't like to feed dry, but when my other cat Caroline (history of liver problems) won't eat canned I must give her dry. Wellness Core usually ends up to be cheaper in my area than BW even after the occasional coupon they throw out there.
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Bumpurr

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Purred: Sat Jun 23, '12 5:56am PST 
Actually, thats how that issue got started. The kittens refused to eat it. I knew they weren't sick, they were acting their normal crazy boy selfs. I gave them something else, they ate it. Common sense, tells you its the food.

On a rare occassion, the wet food does not look right, it will have a green tint around the edges, or be all smushed up, like someone mixed it up with water, I am thinking, it is a sealing issue, or it could be the driver left the pallets sitting out too long.

If they won't eat it, and they are acting their normal self, and will eat something else, for whatever reason, there is something wrong with that food, and they is tellin their mommy, the bestest they can.

Was talking to someone about this the other day, and got thinking about this. Companies are companies, they are in the business to make money, doesn't matter the product they are selling. Its the same in the pro football world. When a big name player is fixing to get traded, a team is looking to move to another city, a big name coach is going to get fired, and my favorite one, the Michael Vick saga, the industry knows about it first, they start talking about it, then, it trickles down to the fans.

The fans don't know about it first.

In this case, no talking going on, in the pet food industry, it seems only the pet parents know, which doesn't make sense. Its all over the Blue Buffalo and Purina FB sites. And it all gets traced back to that one Dogster post. Blue Buffalo has said they are not selling to Purina, which is actually Nestles, Purina has not even commented, not one comment.

Its kinda like, the fans finding out first, that Farve is retiring, that ain't gonna happen.

Not at all saying the doggie person made it up, or the person who told them, but, in the business world, pet food or football, sometimes, stuff gets "planted" per say, to take attention off something else that is going on, they don't want people to know about. Ever watch Dallas, purr fect example.

Don't never ever, bet again JR Ewing, mol.
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