|By Steve and Steve (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #2) on Thursday, July 15, 2010 - 7:37 pm:|
As I mentioned in my first thread, we're planning a move to Bonaire in 12 to 14 months.
|By Ruth van Tilburg (Extraordinary BonaireTalker - Post #1349) on Thursday, July 15, 2010 - 9:00 pm:|
If your dogs are happy with Pedigree, and cat with Friskees or Whiskas, you'll be ok. There are other brands (some from Holland), but these are the most consistent (at Warehouse & most of the Chinese markets). I've seen Purina and Eukenuba occasionally at Warehouse. Warehouse also sells kitty litter & "Vitabone" dog biscuits. Choices are few; like anything else-if you see it, buy it.
|By Ann Phelan - www.bonairecaribbean.com (Supreme BonaireTalker - Post #4148) on Friday, July 16, 2010 - 10:48 am:|
My dog lives on Hills ID (prescription) and it is sold to me by Jan the vet. I used to buy direct from the distributor in CUR but he stopped selling to me. It's pretty price so I supplement with rice, mashed potatoes, pasta, cooked fish and chicken to stretch it. And what Ruth said is true. Every store, every toko, every grocer has pet food. I find Cultimara's prices the most $$$. Pedigree is 3,25 ANG a can there and 1, 95 a can in Warehouse. The tokos and Chinese stores are more too, around 2,50 a can. You have to shop around. One time we had no cat litter on island for a few months, Dec. 08. It was not fun. I was scolded for getting beach sand from one environmental fanatic. What was I supposed to do?
|By Ruth van Tilburg (Extraordinary BonaireTalker - Post #1350) on Friday, July 16, 2010 - 11:38 am:|
Forgot, re: cats outside-I'd vote no. I have one indoor-outdoor cat (that's his choice, and was his way when he found me; I'm not happy about it), but my other 3 are indoor only (they got me early enough). There's just no way to rest easy knowing the amount of fast drivers and stray dogs (and other stray cats) out there.
|By Steve and Steve (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #3) on Friday, July 16, 2010 - 12:40 pm:|
No kitty litter for a few months!? I'd be scooping up beach sand, too.
|By Tom (Extraordinary BonaireTalker - Post #2073) on Friday, July 16, 2010 - 12:53 pm:|
Ann, just return the sand to the beach when you are done with it - problem solved.
|By R.A. is packin' and I'm not talking heat (BonaireTalk Deity - Post #16619) on Friday, July 16, 2010 - 1:06 pm:|
Steve and Steve, another option that many people on island take advantage of is having friends bring supplies when visiting. I have carried food, treats, collars and such for friends over the years. The animal shelter also sells supplies to make money to keep the shelter going.
|By Jeanine (BonaireTalk Deity - Post #10039) on Friday, July 16, 2010 - 11:10 pm:|
Ha! I just found this thread and was going to post what RA posted. I have packed in stuff for friends and the shelter. Never had a problem. This last trip, I didn't pack enough. So tell your friends exactly how much you need so they don't guess and screw it up. LOL
|By Bob - RE/MAX Bonaire - bonairehomes.com (BonaireTalker - Post #30) on Tuesday, July 27, 2010 - 10:40 am:|
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