Monday, April 6, 2009
Has the whole world gone crazy? Yesterday in the Providence Sunday Journal,there was an article highlighting not one, not two, but THREE cookbooks of recipes for dogs. DOGS! Come on. This seems more than a little ridiculous to me. Now before you start wondering if I'm some kind of anti-animal activist, I assure you I am not. I have always had dogs in my life. Right now I have an adorable (mischievous and block-headed) pug, Pearl. And I am careful to take good care of her. I feed her high-quality dog food, she's up to date on all her shots and I give her heart worm medicine religiously. But, I am going to draw the line on making her home-cooked meals. Heck, I hardly make home-cooked meals for the human members of my family! Case in point, last night we had tuna steaks, baked potatoes and salad for dinner. Sounds kind of nice, doesn't it. Well, don't be fooled. I way overcooked the tuna (it was basically inedible), the baked potatoes were left over from Wednesday night and somehow they were undercooked (even though they'd now been cooked twice and the salad (also leftover from some night - not sure which one - this week) was swampy. So, while most of the time I'm a pretty good cook, I don't like to cook. It is incomprehensible to me that there are people out there who like to cook so much that, not only are they willing to cook for their dogs, they are willing to cook recipes developed especially for dogs. But, it does give me an idea. Next time, I'll just give the overcooked tuna, undercooked potatoes and swampy salad to the dog and order a pizza for the rest of my family!