Saturday, August 13, 2011

Midge Devours the Dog Treat

So, yet again we will begin a post with a sad sob story from my childhood. It is about the girl who didn’t have a dog.
You know how in grade school practically everyone had a dog? Whether they got it from the local pet shop or a dog breeder or a family who could no longer keeps theirs, everyone had a dog. (If you didn’t have a dog in your childhood feel free to speak up)
So I was always the jealous little girl who wanted a puppy but never got her wrinkle-faced pug (No offense to those who have pugs. I love em’, especially their wrinkly faces! :) And I never got my puppy, not yet anyway (snicker, snicker)
And speaking now, I have a waterfall habitat living in my basement, which makes me regret that day where I decided to board red-eared sliders with my family and we ended up as the turtle freaks.
Now we will go onto my cure for the girl-without-a-dog. I ended up taking over a dog-watching job with my aunt’s pooch when she had to go on vacation. Back then it was the dog and her hermit crab. And now it’s just the dog. Ever since I was 8 or 9, I’ve been watching that same puppy. Except he’s no longer a puppy. More like an old, depressed man. But it works. Most of the time, anyways. (That’s from Secret Life, by the way. And yes, it doesn’t mean ANYTHING to me)
And recently, I’ve gotten 2 more clients for dog-sitting. And you may think that’s not enough, but doing that has made me most of my money all these years. That and birthday money :)
I’m going to show these glamorous dogs first before I get onto my story of the wheat-free one.
First there was this one. He used to be so happy. Then my aunt had kids and his life went down the toilet. He’s been through so much—tail-pulling, being thrown down the stairs, being hit—I’m surprised he’s still alive with those two little monsters. (No offense to my aunt if you reading this! I love you and your beautiful children!) But, honestly? What 1 and 3-year old doesn’t want to ride their dog like a pony? (Obviously not them!)

Fredo: Maltese
The second one, well, she’s too radiant that I’d even have a picture of her (Or her huge abs= inside joke). Her name is Lexi and she's a rat terrier. She is very energetic and she likes to run (which isn’t good for me when I’m the one being dragged along on walks) or when she’s peeing and exploring FOREVER when I let her out at night. But, at least she eats, unlike Fredo above.

The third one, I just started watching recently. She’s really cute and I adore yorkies with floppy ears (Shouldn’t everything have a cute pair of floppy ears?). I’ve only had experience with pointy-eared yorkshire terriers before, so this pup was new to me. The ups of her: She is very cuddly and cute. And she eats super fast. The downs: She has a wheat allergy so it’s hard to find yummy, good treats for her. Which brings me to this post.

Midge: Yorkshire Terrier
I figured some place would have wheat-free dog treats right? I mean there’s dog treats everywhere! So I went on a quest. I went to Three Dog Bakery.
Now if you haven’t heard of this place, it’s like The Plaza Hotel for dogs. It’s gorgeous and welcoming inside. These people sure know how to pamper a dog.
And what do you know, they had wheat-free treats. Go, Elizabeth, Go! (If only I were a boy and Mexican—they could make a show about me!)
So Midge practically knocked me over to get to those. She could already tell. *Yes, finally! Treats with no wheat! I heart you, dog-sitter!*
*This is Midge talking, if anyone bothered to notice*

Yum! (If your dog is sitting right next to you at the moment you are reading this, 1 out of 10 people say he probably licked his lips—the 1 was me :)
You know how people say that humans can eat natural dog treats because they don’t have all those acids and yucky leftovers of chicken and fish and crap that dogs can apparently eat? Well, even when it says that, don’t try it. When I think this stuff is going to taste like actual s'mores, because I’m being dumb and thinking dogs eat the same things as us, my taste buds are struck by something that tastes like cardboard and water, together. Don’t worry, they are quality treats, but they taste different to dogs. Because Midge surely enjoyed them!

Part 1: The bag is being opened.

Part 2: Look what’s inside!

Part 3: Beggin’ for S’mores!
Part 4: Peanut Brindle
Part 5: Chewy on the outside
Part 6: Gooey on the inside

The rest was all a blur, literally...

Me and Blogger don't get along very well, and we had a fight about posting the rest of the pictures. Like always, it won. But I won't have to spare you the final details :)
The aftermath.

Have a jolly day and if you have a dog you should stop by your local Three Dog Bakery. Enjoy!

Bye, bye!

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