As I was taking my greasy gooey yummy pepperoni pizza out of the oven I said to myself “I need to eat more healthy. ”
If you have read my blog for a while you know I cook from scratch for my pets. I use organic ingredients most of the time. Consequently most of the time they eat better than I do!
Homemade dog food (recipe here) for my three boy dogs and homemade parrot food (recipe here) for four parrots.
I recently make some healthy snacks for my pets for Valentine’s Day (recipe here) And discovered they were pretty tasty so I’ve been eating them too.
Well maybe I’ll make myself a salad, or have another piece of pizza🍕, decisions decisions…
Okay I admit it my pets eat better than I do!
I have dogs and parrots and I cook from scratch for them.
Parrots get a warm home cooked breakfast and bird kibble in the afternoon.
Dogs get three warm meals a day. Half dog kibble and half home cooked.
I started cooking for my pets because a beloved veterinarian who is now retired told me that kibble was like eating cereal, it could sustain you but wouldn’t home cooked meals be better?
He suggested feeding healthy fresh food and guess what! He was right….
At that time, I had a dog who had serious health issues and was going to a university teaching college veterinary clinic. I stopped taking him there after changing his care and diet. They kept sending me letters asking if I wanted to donate money in his memory. They thought he had passed away. What they didn’t know was that he was still alive! I attribute this (his improved health) to feeding a better diet, a diet that included meals cooked from scratch.
Seriously my pets eat better than me. Their food is a better quality and more nutritious, I put their meals before mine. (They are my children…..) If I get busy cooking their meals I’ll be eating fast food or nothing, sigh, which is tonight, I made a batch of dog food and at 11:30 pm I haven’t fed myself!
Okay, I’ll admit it, my step kids used to ask (really) “Is that dog food or people food?”
I really love these stinkers! (Step kids and dogs!)
Coming soon how I cook for my pets! (And a recipe for people that my step kids fondly named “dog vomit stew”)