Attention Class. It’s time to get back to the books. Or back to the critters or stalking or protecting. Whatever your specialty, it’s time to stay on your toes and keep your nose to the ground.
Today’s lesson is all about eating and drinking so tilt that head and listen up.
Scotties are bearded dogs, so make sure your peeps understand that you’re going to drip when you drink and drag your loveliness through wet dog food if that’s your meal of choice.
Simply bark at them to, “get over it” and be glad you’re not a slobberer. (Yes, that’s a word.) Be sure to snoopervise as they wipe up your mess.
Notice Oban on his 9th birthday. See how he carefully stays away from his birthday cake – made of squirrel cookies by the way – and the lit candle. He’s waiting patiently, which, as you know is very hard for a Scot. Flames and Scottie beards don’t play well together. Good job Oban!
Speaking of cakes, food is very important. Whether it’s store bought kibble or homemade rice and vegetables, food can have a real impact on a Scot’s coat and skin. Got an itch? Ask your peeps to check out the food. Maybe it needs to be adjusted.
Treats? Did someone say treats? Mac and Jennie love freeze-dried liver snacks like these. And they’re wonderful things to enjoy. Of course, when one overindulges in the treat department, one can pack on the pounds.
Which, leads to enjoying fresh green beans steamed with love along with your kibble to help trim some weight. Like this:
Now. Water is also important. Some folks say that ph balanced water helps keeps the ‘ole cancer doctor away. Others say, heck, drinking out of a nasty ‘ole pond isn’t a bad thing.
Whichever you choose, make sure your peeps have water for you outside as well as in. All the time. But stay away from those puddles in the street!
Fruit and vegetables are perfectly OK. Just like their two-legged friends, Scotties need good nutrients from things like blueberries, cooked green beans, brown rice, and tomatoes….
Tomatoes? Not so much. And stay away from grapes and onions!!
OK class. Time for a lunch break followed by some good, old fashioned recess. See you next week.