by Melinda Langston from the Pampered Pets Mystery Series by Sparkle Abbey
Hey there, it’s me, Melinda Langston. I’m looking for some advice from my fellow pet lovers.
My bulldog, Missy, has had some digestive problems for a while now. Last week, a customer recommended that homemade meals might help with Missy’s tummy problems. I’m not sure why I hadn't thought of it before, heck, I make special doggie treats all the time. I even sell canine cookbooks at my pet boutique, but for some reason I never thought to actually cook a meal for Missy.
I know, completely shortsighted of me.
Over the last couple of days, I've poured over the pages of those cookbooks lining the bookshelves in my shop and found some great recipes. I think I've decided on the first meal I’m going to cook for Missy—chicken and rice stew. The ingredients are straightforward: chicken breast, rice, potatoes, carrots and peas. But most importantly, the instructions are simple. To be perfectly honest, if the stew turns out as well as the recipe says it should, I’ll ladle a bowl up for myself too.
What I’d like to know is if you've ever cooked for your pet, what types of meals were a hit? Did you ever make something that your pet just wouldn't touch? If you have any advice on do's and don’ts, I’m all ears.