Game Day! With Pawcurean Dog Nachos

It’s a big weekend for those of us who like to sit by the TV and eat. One, the AKC/Eukanuba show airs on Saturday, so I’ll be glued to the screen jumping up and down every time I spot myself on TV. And of course, the next day is that most festive of sports events, the Super Bowl.

It’s fair to say I am ambivalent at best about football, so the question here is not so much “Team Pats” versus “Team Giants” as it is “Team Game” versus “Team Commercials.” I for one, am of the latter persuasion. After all, there’s no dogs in the game, unless you somehow manage to convince your significant other that the Puppy Bowl is fine to watch at the same time.

But I don’t let that stop me from eating my way through the show. That’s the best part. And because I don’t want the dogs to feel left out of the junk food bacchanalia, and I’m afraid if I don’t have something for them someone will slip them some seven layer dip, I decided to create their very own Dog Nachos to get them through the day.

Nachos are not rocket science. There is no high level of culinary talent or expenditure required to create a plate of nachos. All you need is something crunchy, some sort of gooey meat substance, and a topping. Which works out perfectly, since I happened to have all three on hand:

Step one: Open can of food.

Step two: Arrange artfully. Done. Best served immediately, since they smell exactly like how you would expect them to smell.

And that smell is delicious, at least if you are a dog.

And do dogs like dog nachos?

I think it is safe to say, dogs really like dog nachos.

STEP OFF, CAT! These are DOG nachos!
(pawcurious is not responsible for your dog going all Cartman on the cat when dog nachos are around.)

I mean it, cat. MINE.

Hey, wait a minute…

Of course, the cleverest of dogs do not waste time chasing cats off, but take advantage of the distraction to hone in on the plate and clear it off. Touchdown Team Labrador!

So what team are you? Pats, Giants, or commercials?

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  • Deborah Mendez

    Team Commercials! And this year it looks like several will be starring pets! Love the VW (I think) with the dog getting back in shape!

  • Tabitha W

    Its sad really, in Canada we don’t get all of the amazing commercials you guys do, so its rather boring for me. And since the chef isn’t in to sports, we dont watch the superbowl. Maybe we will flip and watch the half time, as it is Madona but thats is. On sunday I plan to watch the recorded episode of Glee.

  • Amy

    Look at those eyes over the counter…how much I miss having those eye staring at me. Just waiting-is it for me Ma? hunh, hunh?? Now??? Please??? What lucky dogs.

  • Lisa W

    I’m Team Commercials, although I’m also kind of Team Giants. I was hoping to be Team Saints, but alas, it was not meant to be…. :-( No doubt my pups will definitely be Team Dog Nachos, though!!!

  • Anonymous

    Speaking of dogs and commercials, has everyone seen the Subaru commercial where the dog is backing the trailer with canoes into the water? So cute!
    I am leaning toward Team Pats, but I’m not married to the idea. I, too, wanted to be Team Saints. (Team Chiefs would have been a LONG shot!) Of course, in my heart, I am all Team Labrador! Go Koa! Smart girl. :)

  • Sue W.

    Puppy Bowl FTW! That’s what multiple TVs are for. Unless it’s actually a great game. Then DVR a couple hours of Puppy Bowl and watch SB. Saturday, DVR is set up for Dog Show and freeze framing on Dr. V. Ahhhh, technology!

  • Em

    Another vote for the Puppy Bowl! The football can be dvr’d. :)

  • Laura in KY

    Team Giants. And Team Cat, no offense. :)