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June 04, 2014

For the Record, We Are Totally OK with This Sort of Thing


Feeding the dog with Freshpet dog food is kind of like baking with a cake mix.

Dog owners "know they're not quite cooking" when they mash the meat or mix it with kibble, says Scott Morris, co-founder of the Secaucus, N.J., company. "But they still feel emotionally rewarded for the effort."

...Twice a day, Ms. Twichell, a stay-at-home mother in Cincinnati, slices a quarter-pound slab from a roll of refrigerated chicken-and-vegetable dog food. She mixes it with a half-cup of organic, salmon-based kibble, which she has soaked in water and then heated in the microwave, plus three tablespoons of canned pumpkin purée.

Given all the pleasure our four footed buddies provide to homo sapiens, a special diet to stave off digestive problems doesn't seem all that unreasonable.

At the same time, pretty much every dog we ever had did the happy dance routinely, regardless of what was offered them. Sometimes they ate things whose culinary or olfactory merits were not immediately apparent to the two footed members of the household.

Like panty hose, or fountain pens.

Just sayin'. Let the happy dance begin.

Posted by Cassandra at June 4, 2014 04:26 PM

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We get some impressive dancing around here come dinner time.

Posted by: Grim at June 4, 2014 05:29 PM

Two of my favorite memories of Sausage were his daily lunch meat tryst with the Spousal Unit (Unit makes sandwich, Weiner beast sits patiently at his feet confident that a slice of ham or pastrami will "accidentally" fall to the floor to be devoured), and the ceremonial bonking of the refrigerator door with the nose.

As in, "the food's in here, morons..." [bonk], followed by a soulful glance from the sad puppy eyes, followed up by another bonk or two if the humans are too slow to get the point.

People can be so difficult to train... :p

Oh, and then there was the Sunday Egg Plate.

Posted by: Cass at June 4, 2014 05:43 PM


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Posted by: IGotBupkis, "Si tacuisses, philosophus mansisses." at June 4, 2014 06:40 PM

Gotta love the Happy Dance.

Posted by: CAPT Mike at June 4, 2014 09:47 PM

I found a book that would fit in on Grim's bookshelf as well as it does on mine, "The Dangerous Book for Dogs".

Posted by: DL Sly at June 5, 2014 12:13 PM