Guest blog post Monty

imageHi my name is Monty and I am a guest blogger here on sanseilife.   My story?  I ate one-half of my Aunt Sandy’s gift to Mom.  A fancy quilted potholder hand made by my Aunt Sandy.

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Auntie gave these to Mom for Christmas.  They are cleverly made to hug the bottom of a bowl in the microwave to catch spills.  She gave Mom two.   Mom heated up something that spilled over onto the pot holder in the microwave.

Two good things happened.

1.  The clever potholder (I think Mom and Aunt Sandy should call them bowl holders, but I am just a dog….) caught the spill over and Mom could carry her bowl to the table without making a mess.

2.  When Mom wasn’t looking I stole the bowl holder and I ate it, it was delicious!  A great snack!

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I watched Monty eat it, Mom was reading a book, I didn’t say a thing.

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I slept through the whole incident, really!

What the heck she still has one left….

 

Homemade Pet Food!?!

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”)