Friday, September 2, 2011

Julia Child Of The Kennel

That's me! I'm not a bad cook, though I've had my shares of disasters, but as far as the dogs are concerned I can do no wrong in the kitchen. This week I made them a big pot of turkey vegetable soup. When I say big, I mean enough for four meals for each of them. That's a lot of soup.
The soup is a topper for their kibble and it's a good way to get veggies into Tsar who doesn't care for raw veggies.
When the clock says 4, even though Fudge has been nudging me for ten minutes, we head for the garage where they eat. While the soup heats in the microwave, we measure out their kibble. Samba gets a special prescription food and several of the others get blends of a couple different foods. It keeps life interesting. Then I spoon the soup over the dogfood and stir it in.
I feed five at a time. The fast eaters, Noah, Tess, Lola, Bailey and Norma Jean go first.

Tess.

Noah.

Lola.

Bailey and Norma Jean. All were too busy eating to look up at the camera. When they're finished and everyone has had a good drink to make that kibble swell, they head outside while I bring the second group downstairs.
The slower eaters are just as interested in dinner as the first group.
Fudge.
Morgan.

Sky.
Samba likes to get  down to the same level as the food so she doesn't spill any.

Even Tsar doesn't pass up warm turkey soup. Sometimes he picks the carrots out and sets them beside the bowl. Then when he's finished he goes back and eats the carrots. Dinner is a quiet affair when there's soup on the menu.

15 comments:

SissySees said...

What made me happy was seeing the different bowls. Sissy has to have stainless, because she chews up plastic and ceramic just doesn't seem like a good idea.

On the other hand, Gg would like to have plastic because her tags don't clang on the bowl while she eats, but instead she has ceramic because ... well, see above.

scotsmad said...

That turkey soup look great. We love our vegies...raw,....cooked...any way.

SHE had an old dog that used to lick peas clean, but wouldn't eat peas.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

Maggie Mae said...

Mom never makes me turkey soup :( Can I come and lives wif you? Happy weekend my furiends!

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I make a similar 'dish' for our pups too--And my husband sometimes jokes that what I feed the dogs looks better than what I feed him! :-)))

By the way, we feed all at once--The dogs are all fed in the same sequence each time, and they know where their spot is--We just have to be quick about it!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Mom says she thinks she would like to have some of that soup herself - sure looks tasty.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

The Life of Riley said...

All food is good, but I think I'll ask my human to add some soup to our bowls, as from the look of your dogs enjoying thier meals it seems soup gets five stars from them!

Woofs,
Riley

Benny and Lily said...

ok we are moving in for sure
Benny & Lily

Maggie and Mitch said...

We never thought to get down on the same level as our bowls. Great tip, Samba! The soup looks delicious!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Mango said...

Sounds like meal time is quite a production. I guess carrots must be Tsar's most favorite if he saves them for last.

Slobbers,
mango

Stella said...

My Mom said if it stays cool she will make me some chicken veggie soup to have over my kibble.

Yum, Yum and Double Yum.

Kisses,
Stella

rottrover said...

That soup looks de-lish!! We'd like that on our kibble!!

-Gizmo, Bart and Ruby

Marjie said...

Tsar's funny, laying his carrots aside. Our first mastiff could find peas and spit out the individual round pellets, right beside his bowl. He did not go back and eat them, though.

Thor never thought he was fed until he got his people food. I now cook too much food.

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

What an excellent idea! Mama has to be very careful of what Abby eats because of her [Abby's] chronic pancreatitis, but that looks like something that could be made with no fat, with a few modifications. Thanks for the hint!

Jed & Abby

Nichole said...

The Lapdogs say YUM-O!

bichonpawz said...

We would LOVE to have some of that soup!! Soup is one of our favorites!! Looks like everybody is enjoying their dinner! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug