So you know how when you go away for a few days, if you’re lucky enough to have someone come in and take care of your animals while you’re gone, you might leave them some instructions about what and how much to feed them, what pills to give them, etc.? Well, my wife is attending a birthday party this evening for a coworker, and evidently our dogs get such customized cuisine that I need instructions for feeding them.
Who gets which pill and when, who gets half a can, who gets a whole can … it’s not just dumping kibble into a bowl anymore! And these are the simplified instructions. When my wife does the feeding, she also adds something called “Sparkle” (I think that’s what it’s called) that’s a mixture of herbs and whatnot that, if you were caught with it in a baggie in your car, would probably get you searched. Then there’s the raw local honey, to help keep Trixie’s allergies down. There’s some sort of probiotic, I think, that’s like a white powder. (More stuff you don’t want to get caught with …) Coconut oil for the coat, or maybe it’s salmon oil for the coat. Or is it fish oil capsules? Or caviar? A dash of this, a pinch of that, some of those, three of these, a spoonful of this other stuff … to be honest, I don’t know what all she feeds them. All I do know is that Tucker would be just as happy eating out of the garbage.
Me? Tonight I had pizza and take-out barbecue with our friends. No Sparkle added.