As you’re reading this, I am most likely winging in the skies over the Western seaboard on my way to Denver for BlogPaws West. For those who can’t go, there will be plenty of people reporting back. For those of you who are there, look for me at the Be the Change for Pets panel or otherwise wandering aimlessly in the lobby looking for animals to pet. That’s my favorite pasttime.
In the meantime, here’s how I spent the Labor Day weekend: laboring. As I’ve mentioned before, my Pawcurean segment is an experiment where I don’t cook specifically for the pets. I simply take what I am making anyway and adapt it for something the dogs can enjoy too.
In the refrigerator we had: chicken breast, carrots, and broccoli. This is pretty much a staple in our home. Brody watched me chopping up the chicken breast and asked as politely as a dog knows how with big begging eyes, “Me too!!”
In order to give his dinner a little more heft (not to mention vitamins and calcium), I combined a roasted chicken breast and a handful of chopped veggies with 1 cup of Preference.
It’s layered because if you mix it all together, it looks like dog food. Well, you know what I mean. It also gave me an excuse to use my ice cream glasses that we received as a wedding gift and have used, well, this makes it once.
Which begs the question, does one really want to feed a ravenous Golden from a small glass bowl? Probably not. So I upended it into a more appropriate serving vessel, only to realize it still looked pretty cool. Fresh food just looks so much more appetizing than the processed stuff, doesn’t it?
When you mix up the Preference, it has a sweet hay-like texture and aroma that reminds me of hanging out in the barn. Since the first ingredient is alfalfa, that makes sense. I wondered how a dog would respond to a food that smells like alfalfa, especially if it wasn’t actually mixed in with the meat.
Ha! I needn’t have worried.
Have you ever seen a dog open his mouth that wide? GULP!