I've never seen my son so excited or grateful. Ever. That's saying a lot because he's a tender-hearted sweet-heart of a kid who doesn't need to be coaxed to express gratitude. In this case, the events of the Dog Sitting Chicklet adventure had very much proven to me how ready and able he was to take good care of a little friend.
This is Millie the day we brought her home.
She's now very much a part of the family. The first night, he wouldn't leave her side until she fell asleep peacefully.
She follows Face all over the place and is endlessly loyal. I'd like to publicly thank the AZ Humane society for a great experience picking her up as well. Everyone on the staff and the volunteers there were very friendly and I could tell they had great affection for this little dog. She was timid when she first arrived and had just been "fixed" so she was tender. She had been found on the streets and was undernourished as well. They'd only had her two days when we found her. She had been exceptionally trained by whoever had her before us. I'm not going to lie...doggie training and cleaning up doggie-nuggets on my carpet would not be something I could handle at this point in my life. She's sharp as a whip. She also reads a little. Just kidding.
Needless to say, as a chef when they gave me the list of "what not to feed the dog" I got a little worried about feeding her anything that wasn't pre-made "just for dogs". Come to find out, I didn't really know what was on her list of food she could eat safely. Look. I realize those of you who have had dogs for ages think this sounds a little lame, but I'm new to this. I grew up with cats. I'd nursed a dog allergy for years and we didn't really have much luck finding one that my body could tolerate. Needless to say, Millie, as a rat terrier was on that short list of hypoallergenic dogs...she has not been giving me any trouble in that regard. My son Face has been begging me to find out what she can eat besides the hard dog food. I would rather not break the bank. Practical-chef-mode kicked in. So here we go. Oh and seriously...don't tell me, "just feed it whatever!"...now that my son is so attached I'm not doing anything to risk killing this little darling. I'm not buying her a tutu and painting her nails...but she is going to be well taken care of here at the Petersen resort.
I read this article on The top 10 Foods You Should Feed Your Dog
from The DogfoodDude.com author of Feed Your Best Friend Better. I love how he broke it down pretty simply! By the way, I totally ordered his book and yes, we'll be doing a review here!
The top 10 Foods You Should Feed Your Dog
from The DogfoodDude.com really was a great read.
Head on over to Rick Woodford's blog: Here
Here's what Rick Suggests (His Article is much more detailed info as to the why and how much):
1. Scrambled Eggs.
3. Chicken hearts & gizzards.
4. Plain Yogurt.
5. Green Stuff (parsley).
6. Pumpkin &; Squash.
8. Roasted Beets.
9. Carrots & Green Beans.