Not a lot happening around these parts lately, but I did have a Big Event planned on Tuesday. I’m almost reluctant to share with you as I don’t want anyone to think I’m a bragger.
Tuesday was Dog-Food-Making day. It takes me around four hours from start to finish.
The dogs are so smart, they know as soon as I bring out the big metal pans and/or the food processor, they line up in the kitchen knowing full well they will get to Lick The Pans in a hot minute. Or in this case, in a couple of hot hours.
How exciting is my life when I’m blogging about making dog food? Don’t answer that.
Anyhoo, it’s a process that requires my food processor. I now I understand why they named it that!
In case you were wondering about the ingredients: Ground beef, ground turkey, white rice, eggs (with the shells processed into bits) cauliflower, green beans, carrots, broccoli. Usually, I add a large bag of spinach, but our friends had just gifted us with copious amounts of kale/collards, so I used those. Other items not off the list: sweet potatoes, squash, well, really ANY veggie is not off the list.
I process and divide all the ingredients into the metal pans; kind of like a meat loaf and then I bake them, let them cool and then we fill as many canning jars as possible. This time it was close to 40 jars. We store them in the freezer and take a few out every couple of days and mix some of the ‘meat loaf’ with their regular kibble.
They are happy hounds. If I had a Yelp Rating, you can bet your sweet azz it would be five stars.
I don’t know that you’d remember but back in February of 2020, our Vet said Callie had 2 weeks to 2 months to live and here she is 14 months later living her best Meat Loaf life. I do believe she’s living ONLY for the food.
Are you good at math? You’ll now notice we have THREE dogs when just a few weeks ago we only had TWO.
We’ve taken custody of Max since Lolo is back to working the mean streets; she’s on a 5:30pm-5:30am shift and it’s too long for Max and Mattis (the extra hyper Husky) to be confined together. Lolo’s future FIL comes by and feeds/lets Mattis out, but Max and he are not good together for some willing volunteer to come in and deal with. (picture baring teeth and fur flying, Max is the instigator)
All is good here though. At first, Lillie was an asshat towards Max (karma), but they’ve settled into a nice rhythm. Everyone gets along, or they just avoid each other and life is good.
How lucky am I? Don’t answer that.
I do hope y’all remember the Time To Make The Donuts Reference. It has nothing to do with Lolo being in Law Enforcement; although she is a self-proclaimed Professional Donut Eater.
Have a great weekend! Anyone else have an exciting event this past weekend?