Friday, January 06, 2012

good news/bad news... or "i'm glad i'm leaving for work today"

last night, while i was making a veggie stirfry, swagger was sitting so nicely, begging so sincerely. i told her she wouldn't want what i was making, but she continued to plead with her sweet eyes and cocked ears. so i jokingly held out the thick stem of a broccoli head, only to have her take it delicately from my hand between her front teeth and carry it into the living room. shortly thereafter, meg (my worrier), became overwhelmed with "what if broccoli kills dogs!", so kyra went downstairs to google "can i feed my dog broccoli?". she came up the stairs laughing, saying, "i have good news and i have bad news. broccoli is fine for her to eat, but it will make her farty!" now, swagger is prone to room-clearing gas at the best of times, so in an effort to stave off odorous disaster, i quickly went to grab the stem from the living room floor. alas, i was too late. swagger likes broccoli, apparently. all that was left  was small pieces of discarded greenery. i feel bad for curtis working from home today....

4 comments:

Krissi said...

This is hilarious! However, don't ever feed your dog anything from the onion/garlic family. That actually can be deadly for dogs--far more dangerous than chocolate.

Angela said...

I love that Kyra used the word "farty" ... I feel that word is highly underused :-)

Marilyn said...

Your blog restart inspired me to go back and reread a bunch of your old blogs and it was totally like sitting with you in the mall laughing and talking. The best part of my day, and I had curry, so that is saying something!

Vincent said...

Dogs can eat broccoli...let's be honest, when you compare it to what else they eat (i.e. bugs, cat poop, socks, stray Cheerios), it's probably good to have a little roughage.