My dog, Theo, hates carrots. And he hates peas, green beans, apples, oranges, grapes, bananas, artichokes and squash. He’s a big dog and he doesn’t care for fruits or vegetables. When I throw him a slice of kiwi, he catches it then instantly drops the chunk. He looks at me with watery brown eyes and says, ‘What the hell was that? It wasn’t meat, why did you throw that hunk of slime at my face?” Then, in disgust, he will take a nap.
Now, I’m not a vet or a pet specialist, I didn’t even stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night, but I believe my dog does not need fruits, veggies or grains in his dog food. He’s a freaking carnivore so why do pet food companies keep trying to convince me Theo needs corn and tomatoes? Why do guys dressed like chefs tell me Theo wants gourmet meals full of pasta and zucchini? I have a garden and the dog never goes near it, not even to pee.
I think the dog food companies are trying to sell me on Theo’s need for collard greens and rice because it’s a cheap filler. I think the dog food companies are trying to trick me and Theo. But we’re not falling for it. We know that fake chef with the tiny dog doesn’t know jack about Theo and his meaty needs.
Theo just told me he’ll never mess with my garden, but the cute bunny that keeps nibbling on the broccolli plant is looking a whole lot like breakfast.