Monday, February 7, 2011

What is That?

I often have company in the kitchen.  Eager hirsute friends wait patiently for treasures to rain down from the chopping board.  Sometimes I'm in a hurry and a bit of food shoots onto the floor.  Other times, we have an understanding.  Jack knows the distinct sound of cucumbers being sliced, and readies his stance accordingly. (The ends are always appropriated for the hounds.)  Carrots are shared as well.  Lettuce is not a favorite, nor is tomato.  I've read that dogs shouldn't have onion, so I try and pick up after any stray pieces.

Today, we had something new.  It's rather odd, we humans have had this often, but for some reason the dogs were quite startled by it.  Perhaps with the addition of Lucy, the big dogs find renewed interest in anything that she lends her curiosity towards.  As I hurriedly chopped up some onions and veggies for a quick stir-fry before basketball practice, a piece of veggie flew to the floor.  Dibs! Lucy got it first.  She stopped short, sniffed, sniffed again, and jumped back.  Jack sprung into action, popped it in and out of his mouth in one quick motion.  Indy barreled his way in, took it, chewed it for a moment, and let it casually drop out of his mouth as he walked away.  Nothing to see here, guys.  Just some gross human treat.

It occurred to me that perhaps this particular piece of produce was not good for dogs, and therefor they naturally rejected it.  (Why, then, could they not apply this logic to say, chewing on furniture?)  I went to grab the morsel and suddenly Lucy's interest was renewed.  I want it now. She grabbed it tentatively between her teeth and scampered away to the family room to further investigate this mystery food.

Still not quite sure.

I did Google the veggie, and it sounds perfectly safe for dogs; plus it's high in vitamins and fiber!  I prefer mine roasted with a drizzle of olive oil and a pinch sea salt.  Perhaps she should have waited for the finished product.


  1. Ah!!! LOL! Loving (or even liking) asparagus is an acquired taste for some...maybe Lucy is working on that!

  2. I love it...the post not the asparagus! So funny!