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Saturday, November 22, 2008

Heaven is a ham-bone

I made a lovely pea and ham soup yesterday. I bought a ham hock in the market, and boiled it to make stock. After all the ham had been removed today, I gave the bone to Alfie. He was overjoyed.

It's the first time I've given him a bone. He has no back teeth, so I've always been wary of giving him bones. But after seeing him demolish a rawhide chew with his front teeth, I decided to risk. I'm so glad I did, because he had so much fun with it.

It never ceases to amaze me how delighted animals are with such simple things. I think we can learn a lot from them. Perhaps if humans were more appreciative of life's simple things, our society might be at least a little less messed up than it currently is.


Dragonstar said...

You're so right. It takes so little to make a dog happy.

LadyBanana said...

I was thinking along similar lines today.. wishing I was a cat, all I'd need is food, a comfy warm place to sleep and someone to love and play with me...