Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Recipe for a Puppy Spring Surprise Salad

I have been keeping myself more than a little busy with preparing for the Art Star Craft Bazaar this weekend. So in lieu of a blog post from me, my pups have put together a post on their current favourite spring snack. I guess we will just call it the Puppy Spring Surprise Salad. Mostly because I am still surprised that they eat this sort of thing...


You will need:
- A handful of maple tree seeds. (You know, the crunchy helicopter kind)
- A pinch of onion grass (The smellier the better)
- The heads of 3 dandelions (for a garnish of color)
- A cup of clovers (for good luck)
- A smidgeon of regular grass (for texture and nutrients)

Toss all ingredients together until well blended. Season with some dirt to taste and add a few bugs if you are in the mood for a more exotic tasting salad. Serve outdoors in a free range manner. Serves two small pups. Mieze and Biene recommend doubling the recipe if you expect company.

I am not even remotely kidding when I say that my dogs eat these things every time I take them outside. I have looked up what it means when dogs eat this much greenery and usually it just means that they are about to be sick. My pups never get to that point, and yet they still keep eating these things. I would venture a guess that they are vegetarians, but the way they lick their chops when we are grilling chicken tells me otherwise.


I would complain about their affinity for these things, but I know that as soon as it gets colder again they will just start trying to eat the leaves that fall off the trees. When it snows they will try and eat their weight in snow. To my dogs, the outdoors is like Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory, everything is edible.

11 comments:

New Hampshire Gardener said...

My little poodle is fussy and prefers steak and hamburger but my lab ate everything, sadly including her own poops.

Deb said...

You pups are cute! You may enjoy my blog about dogs and canine health tips. I was an AKC German Shepherd breeder for several years. debsdogblogg.blogspot.com

Kristi Michelle said...

your dogs are so cute!
what an adorable blog you have :o)

Christina Lucas said...

Lol! That is too funny. And your dogs look so cute!

Simply Divine Creations said...

This was a cute "recipe" Love your puppers!

Crystal Eldoradosoap said...

This is a fun article, love the pictures of your puppies!

CalliopeCreations said...

I hear you. My dogs graze on everything. I had one that used to pull an orange off the tree, eat a small hole in the peel then scoop out the insides. Kumquats were always popular.

We have to be careful what we plant. Nothing harmful to the beasties and no pesticides.

galla15 said...

Great post! My dogs eat like a cow grazing in a field when I walk them outside. LOL

Sea Flower Studios said...

Cute post! Good luck at your show this weekend!

petite hermine said...

Your puppies are so cute! I want to play with them!!

MJ said...

So funny. I remember my dog trying to ferret away odd outdoor snacks in her kennel. It's crazy what things they will eat.