This is Deputy Digby Pancake. If you’ve ever been around someone when they are hungry…real hungry…you may want to run far away. It’s never a good thing. At least not when Girl Person is hungry.
Yep. I know when it’s dinner time. Lunch time. Breakfast time. Snack time. Every single time.
I think that a good meal doesn’t have to be fancy. But you should feel fancy when you eat it. You should feel special. You should enjoy every gulp. I mean…bite.
I know that if I had to eat cereal everyday and never got any pancakes, I would not be in a good mood. Even if I knew that cereal had every vitamin thing and mineral thing I needed, it wouldn’t have the love I needed. The happy I needed.
When I know it’s dinner time, I stretch in happy. I smile in happy. I know Girl Person is making our food and it makes me feel special. Even Sheriff Brickle may act like he’s not excited. And he will only eat when I’m done so that I can watch him eat. Strange? Yes. But it’s our routine. And I think it’s funny that he thinks I won’t steal a bite. Or five.
Seems to me that good food is what some persons think is just for persons. Just for them.
And I’m not sure if I’ve ever met any dog that would rather have dog food cereal then eat “person food” as it’s called. My question is this. Isn’t real food meant for everyone? And that brings me to my last assignment for you this week.
Today, I want you to think about your dog’s personality. His or her favorite foods. Can you make your dog a treat? Can you forget about bucket lists and make a today list?
Of course, some foods dogs can’t have and I don’t need to hear debates about that. There’s no time for that! I need to hear what treats you’re making!
For me and Brickle today, we are going to have a turkey and eggie breakfast with rice crackers, a pancake and peanut butter snack, and for dinner we will have salmon and rice and pumpkin and spinach. How does that sound? Seems to me that when someone cares enough to make food for us, it makes for good memories, doesn’t it? Girl Person says sometimes she misses her Granny Person’s broccoli casserole. She misses her pancakes with Caro Syrup. I don’t agree with that…
But I know that everyone will agree an unexpected treat and surprise warms the heart. And that, my friends, is your assignment today. Good food, good mood. A treat is in order for your dog and you too! Let’s eat!
I’m continuing this series next week. Because I think we all need one more week of life lessons! Is that ok with you?
–Deputy Digby Pancake