We have 3 dogs.. 2 rescue mutts and a grumpy Corgi. Here’s the ritual feeding routine.
Mornings-Each gets fed ½ daily ration first thing after a quick trip in and out the doggy door.
Evenings- here’s what we have been trained to provide
The other ½ ration, topped by tablespoon or more of vanilla yogurt.
We read somewhere long ago that it helped their coat or kept them from licking their paws. Who cares, the initial intent died quickly but we were trapped into nightly yogurt. We buy cheapest available.
Somewhere along the line we sprinkled a little of the cats dry Friskies on top of the Science Diet (marketing term for more $$$). I think that was when mutt #3 went on a ‘picky hunger strike’ for a few days and, again, we are now trapped into nightly Friskies sprinkles.
After dinner, they get either a treat or we have several kong-type rubber toys that have holes in them to hide treats and we might put a spoonful or two of peanut butter (bought for $2 a the local Dollar Store). Our intent was to provide ‘stimulation’ for our oldest blind rescue. Once again we are trapped into the treat/peanut butter cycle..
In the summer time we provide ice water for them after the morning walk.
We don’t have kids (as you can probably guess), but I empathize with those with young kids or grandkids. I was a salesman all my working life and I know beyond the shadow of a doubt that the best salespeople in the world are young children… followed closely by dogs.
Who's got your wrapped around their fingers or paws?