Monday, September 07, 2009

Sire, sire...

... the pheasants are revolting... so now I have 18 pounds of minced pheasant in the freezer that the dogs won't touch. My local Freecycle doesn't allow adverts for food...so how am I going to offload this stuff?

Holly has decided she won't eat raw food at all now, it offends her principles or something. Herbie is happy to tuck into raw tripe, and the diced heart was a huge success - though it seems to leak a huge amount of blood all over the kitchen, but he wants a cooked evening meal. If I give him raw food in the evening, he ignores it and tries to barge Holly off her food if I turn my back on them. They are fed in separate rooms, so in theory this shouldn't happen, but if I walk away, or answer the phone, an element of "What's in the other bowl?" creeps in.

I thought I was being so clever, doing a bulk buy of raw food. Erm, apparently not.

5 comments:

Lesley Rigby said...

Handh are you a "Creature of the night" type of person? :) I can't quite understand how anyone can cook diced heart. You are a Saint when it comes to the dogs but oh the very thought of it......

Ari_1965 said...

Is there a bulletin board somewhere you can post a message on? Like at the local pet supplies store? There's bound to be somebody who has a dog who'd like minced pheasant.

I'm sorry your stocking-up plan didn't work this time. It was a good idea, though.

When you say "cooked meal" in the evening, what does that consist of? Apart from baking dog biscuits for treats, I don't cook for my dog. He gets Canidae dry dog food from a bag 2x a day, plus nibbles of veg or fruit if he's willing. And all the treats a Belgian Begging Hound can scrounge from total strangers at the dog park.

By the way, the word verification for this comment is "scratum." I first read it as "scrotum."

Teresa said...

Ahhh, yes, I remember Cole's upturned nose many a time. I began to feel like an aspiring cookbook author testing my recipes for my hopefully soon-to-be-released book, "Delectable Meals for the Discerning Canine Palate." The book would have a disclaimer on the title page, "All recipes tested by a particularly picky canine, Cole, whose pedigree is questionable and whose taste is questionable as well." But the book would be dedicated to her as my Muse.

Good luck on unloading the minced pheasant. Can you use it for cottage pie (asks the American innocently)? I'm glad to hear that Herbie's (and Hollie's) taste buds are in good working order.

{HUGS}

HandH said...

Lesley, the theory is that minced heart is no worse than ordinary mince - in practice it's really leaky...best not to think about it!

Ari, you're right, I need to advertise on a couple of forums that there's some food free to a good home, no home check required. I just cook the dogs some boiled-up meat and veg, with a little rice for Holly - after taking advice from the Help Your Dog Fight Cancer website. It's not necessarily cheap, unless you buy pet meat in bulk.

Teresa, any time you write that book, let me know, I'll stand in line for a copy! (Not sure I dare eat pet meat - I don't know what the difference is that makes the stuff I bought pet food rather than human food.)

Lesley Rigby said...

I suppose the heart is like a sponge therefore the blood will gush through it. I feel a faint coming on. I'll have to go and lie down.