This week I started out with chicken. The hubbie and I were having Chicken Parm with Roasted Aspargus so I sauteed a bit of the chicken for the girls, sans cheese, breading and sauce. Following up last week's post on Sadie's love of veggies and the coincidence of me cooking asparagus a few days later, I gave Sadie one of the ends that I cut off. She chomped on it for about 2 seconds, dropped it and looked up at me, with what I thought was a "can I have another" look. So I gave her a second one. She promptly dropped it. This time, I realized the look was "I love you so much Mom, I will take whatever you give me and pretend to enjoy it because I want you to be so very very happy." Yup. Turns out she doesn't like asparagus - she just really loves making Mom happy. I went back into the kitchen, she gobbled up the asparagus and trotted after me with a "See, Mom. I ate it like you wanted. Are you happy?" wag to her tail. I don't have a veggie-loving Pittie. I have a Mom-I'll-do-whatever-it-takes-to-make-you-happy-even-if-it-means-eating-gross-asparagus Pittie.
Back to the home-cooked goodness, veggie-free.
|Sauteed chicken with a raw egg topper for coat health|
I'm using the home-cooked proteins as a food-topper. Dog nutrition is something I am learning more and more about but am not 100% confident in my ability to include all of the necessary ingredients in the right proportions to properly nutrition-ify my girls. Did you know they need so much calcium that all home-prepared meals should include some sort of bone meal? Or that they really need organ meat as part of their mix of proteins? These are the things that I am slowly learning enough about that at some point, I will completely remove the kibble portion of their Sunday dinners but for now, I am simply reducing the kibble by about 1/3 and adding 1/2 cup home-prepared goodness to their dishes.
|Please don't make us sit too long for this yumminess!|
I decided to include a raw egg each week to help with Maggie's coat health. Because she has had food intolerance (we think) issues and chronic itchiness, I am hoping the egg will help to prevent those issues from re-occurring.
So far so good. Unless you have a problem with this:
|Something smells delish!|
That was Sadie as we sat down to dinner last night. Monday night, not Meat Sunday night. I hope one home-cooked meal per week doesn't elicit this response every time I turn on the stove!