Hello, hello! How’s it going? Today is trucking along smoothly over here.
After barre and breakfast, I published my morning blog post, caught up on some emails and headed out to get this little stinker some food.
Sadie eats Orijen dog food and we often feed her large-breed puppy food because she’s so dang scrawny. Vizslas as a breed are very lean dogs and Sadie has access to food 24-hours a day (she’s a free-feeder), but she has always been a feast or famine-type creature and will eat a bunch one day and then nibble sporadically the next. Our vet(s) have never been concerned, but one suggested giving her puppy food as an adult, so we filter it in every other time we buy her food.
The only time Sadie becomes extremely interested in her food is when other dogs are around. Then her food quickly becomes the most delicious thing ever and her dominance is asserted. It’s kind of amusing (and unexpected) to see since she typically rolls over and pees a little when she meets other dogs on our walks together. Alpha Sadie comes out in our house around her food bowl and “her couch” (aka the couch we always snuggle on with her).
After picking up some grub for Sadie, I stopped into Earth Fare because I needed to buy a few ingredients for a freelance recipe development project.
I couldn’t leave without grabbing a snack for the road and polished off a small bag of Krave teriyaki pork jerky on the car ride home.
I first sampled Krave jerky at Wanderlust this summer and have loved every single flavor I’ve tried to date.
Once I made it home, I took Sadie out on a quick lunchtime walk around the neighborhood before working in the kitchen on a project, writing on my laptop and snapping some photos.
Eventually it was time for lunch and I made myself a spinach salad topped with chopped broccoli, sliced ham and lots of feta cheese.
The feta cheese was fantastic but the tub of “watery cheese” in the fridge totally grosses out Ryan.
Lunch did a semi-decent job of keeping me full, but I found myself feeling rather snacky about an hour later, so I put together a small snack plate with Almond Nut Thins, The Laughing Cow creamy Swiss cheese and cracked pepper.
Apparently I’m craving lots of ham and cheese today!
Enjoy your afternoon!
Question of the Afternoon
- Pet owners: Are your pets big eaters or do they have somewhat strange eating habits like Sadie?