Murphy woke me up about 15 minutes early this morning so I took the opportunity to make myself some fresh juice. I used half a cucumber, a granny smith apple and a slice of lemon. I don’t juice a lot, mostly because I’m lazy, but I have done it enough to figure out what I like and dislike in my juice.
Like – carrot, apple (most fruit really, but I usually do use an apple), cucumber, spinach, ginger
Dislike – lemon, celery
I only used a tiny bit of lemon this morning but it still made it too bitter. Maybe if I used a sweeter apple, it would balance out more. I wish I liked the green, all-vegetable blends, but I find that I have to use at least one piece of fruit for sweetness. Lily recently asked what to do with the pulp. I’ve thought about adding it to Murphy’s food, but am unclear as to what a dog can and can’t eat in terms of fruit and veggies. I know that a dog cannot eat onions, grapes or mushrooms but is there any other fruit or vegetable that is bad for them?
Murphy has vegetable likes and dislikes too. He likes green beans and spinach or lettuce. He does not like carrots. I hope it’s okay to feed this stuff to him. We don’t give him table scraps very often. His favorite, oddly enough, is whole wheat pita bread. He goes crazy for it. My dog growing up, Ginger, who was also a golden, really liked eggs and crab meat. And that Pepperidge Farm Cinnamon swirl bread. My mom used to buy that bread for the dog. I just remembered that.
Here’s Ginger. If you look closely, you can see a Sweet Valley High book in the background.
I had Ginger from age 6 to 18 or 19. She actually started out as my dad’s dog (my parents are divorced) and when I was 13, my dad and stepmother didn’t want her anymore. I threw a fit and somehow, and I have yet to figure out exactly how, I convinced my mother that we needed to keep her even though we lived in a condo. So she went from being my dad’s dog to my mom’s dog. Our condo was pretty big, a 3/3 and two floors, so it wasn’t like keeping a big dog in a little apartment.
Do you find that the breed of dog that you had as a kid is the one you gravitate towards an adult? Obviously, I do. Jason grew up with a Collie mix and he’s always trying to figure out what type of dog Fred (or it might have been Phred) was so we can get another just like him. Not that we’re getting another dog anytime soon!
Wow, that was a major tangent if I ever saw one. I just realized that before I started talking about Ginger, I said I liked ginger in my juice!
Also, a big congratulations is in order for my brother Eric who just graduated today from the University of Maryland with a major in Physics and minor in Math.