It’s no secret that Ryan and I are a little too obsessed with Sadie. So, it should come as no surprise that we celebrate her birthday every year. Sadie gets extra love and cuddles but I’m pretty positive her annual birthday challenge is her favorite part of her birthday.
(Oh, and if you object to occasionally giving dogs some people food, you should probably shield your eyes from the horror below.)
Every year, on Sadie’s birthday, we select two foods we think she will love and place them both in front of her at the same time to see which one she will go for first.
This year’s battle:
Rotisserie Chicken vs. Fried Chicken
We always place bets on the “favorite” and this year the favorite was rotisserie chicken.
Whenever I bring a rotisserie chicken home from the grocery store, Sadie is absolutely glued to my hip until it’s either gone or placed safely in the fridge. She goes crazy for a taste of the chicken, so I was pretty confident rotisserie chicken would win, hands down.
We don’t eat a lot of fried chicken in our house and I thought that the crispy coating on the outside of the chicken would get in the way of the “good stuff” in Sadie’s mind, causing her to gravitate toward the rotisserie chicken. Yes, we put some serious thought into everything before placing our bets. (My family also gets in on the fun from afar and rotisserie chicken was their top choice, too!)
We let Sadie sniff both plates ahead of time (after removing any bones, of course) and then Ryan held her back while we said, “On your mark, get set, go!!” And then she was off!
Here’s a short video of this year’s battle if you’d like to check it out:
(For some reason it’s not letting me upload the video directly to the blog, but that link will take you to the YouTube video I uploaded this morning.)
And in case watching videos isn’t your thing, here’s the spoiler:
Sadie totally shocked us by going for the fried chicken first! I was so surprised! I guess she’s a little southern girl at heart.
Today’s breakfast was slightly less exciting than last night’s food challenge, but it was still good!
I made myself an egg white and oatmeal protein pancake, and once again added a scoop of peanut butter to the mix before cooking it in a skillet.
Topped with a slightly heavy-handed pour of maple syrup!
Now it’s time for me to change and head into work at the gym. Hope you guys are having an excellent Wednesday so far! And thank you so, so much for the sweet birthday wishes for Sadie yesterday. It meant a lot and I’m so glad so many of you are just as dog crazy as I am! <3