Hello. This is The Daily Bone Yum Yum Coalition Food column and I’m your culinary expert doggie Joseph (Joey dog) Spaniel, Doggie Chief Inspector, comestibles division.
The time for Holiday eating is upon us. It seems like it starts earlier every year! Promptly after the deadly chocolate feast and zombie monster princess attack (Halloween) grocery stores everywhere magically change their shelves to accommodate the poisonous all-you-can-eat Christmas chocolate banquet. As you know chocolate will cause your doggie to die, so be careful not to leave any where your doggie might get it and eat it. This includes foil wrapped chocolates hanging on Christmas trees, gift-wrapped boxes of chocolates as presents under the tree, hot cocoa and chocolate chip cookies left out for Santa, and chocolate candy stuffed into stockings that doggies might be able to reach. You would be surprised at your doggie’s ingenuity when he or she smells chocolate!
As you also probably know from experience, the holidays are when humans overeat not just chocolate, but other rich victuals as well. Here are a few things that are not overly fattening. As an added bonus, you can share these with your doggies since they do not contain deadly chocolate.
A well provisioned fruit bowl: bananas, pears, oranges, a persimmon, and aliens. (These two cute little aliens are from Professor Braydie Spiker’s exclusive squeaky toy collection. They’ve been posing as avocados to avoid being un-stuffed by my bombastic colleague Chester L. W. Spaniel.) Fruit is delicious, low fat, and full of good vitamins. The aliens can hide out for as long as they want!
A delicious salad topped with roasted vegetables (beets, squash, carrots and parsnips) rotisserie chicken chunks, poppy seed dressing, and Asian pear slices. A satisfying treat!
|A mini pretzel has less fat than potato chips.|
And now for today’s mystery food: chum chum! It looks like canned peaches. It’s packed in really heavy sugar syrup, and flavored with saffron. It’s made out of milk protein like cheese. It has a grainy texture, and doesn’t really taste like much other than being extremely sweet. Find it at your local Indian grocery store.
Finally, here’s a bowl of home made chicken noodle soup. Yum yum! And that’s our report for today. Bone appetite!