Happy Pupsgiving 2020!
Hells yeah to time off!
Thanksgiving ... er, I mean, Pupsgiving ... was declared by Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War and eventually evolved to what we know today. So first of all, Happy Pupsgiving 2020 to all my readers!
Here in America, we celebrate to remember peace, love, and family. This is my favorite time of year, in large part to my brother-in-law, who cooks for the big day. The turkey and all the fixings come out perfect each year. He’s just that awesome. Spending the day together is one of the greatest gifts. I always fall asleep on his sofa post-turkey. Napping. Good times.
This time of year always turns to politics and football, but maybe more politics because football is … I don’t even know. We also have that crazy relative. For many of us, we have to split our time between divorced families. Or not having your kids because you are divorced.
My brother-in-law called us up the other day to ask if we would be in attendance this year because of Covid, to which we replied, “Of course!” I intend to keep my social distance but also eat lots of turkey. Oh, yes, I also plans to write. A lot. I’m still in NaNoWriMo. I may stab out my eyeballs with a pencil here, folks. But not until I finish my 50k.
Here’s a small act of kindness during this wonderful weekend of thanks: Give someone a push. (Just not into oncoming traffic.) Or maybe you’d like to volunteer for Thanksgiving even during the pandemic.
Also, Irreparable Harm by Melissa F. Miller, is free on the Kindle right now. Looks good.
I haven’t gotten much farther with How To Get Away With Murder on Netflix, but I’m loving it! And for all things legal-ish, John Grisham has been doing some short stories, so I wanted to share Witness to a Trial, which is only 99 cents.
Holiday Feasting: Can Dogs Join in on the Turkey and Ham Fun?
The holiday season is a time of joy, love, and family gatherings. And what better way to celebrate than with a feast of delicious, mouth-watering food? But can your doggy join in on the fun? (I know Joe wants to!)
Can Dogs Eat Turkey?
Yes. In moderation, plain, boneless, and skinless turkey is safe for dogs to eat. Turkey can be a healthy addition to your dog's diet as it's a good source of protein, vitamins B and B6, and zinc.
Some things to keep in mind:
- Avoid giving your dog turkey with bones, as they can splinter and cause choking, intestinal blockages, or even puncture the digestive system.
- Avoid giving your dog turkey that is heavily seasoned or cooked with ingredients that are toxic to dogs, such as garlic and onions. These can cause anemia, which can be fatal to dogs.
- Avoid giving your dog turkey skin, as it can be too fatty and cause pancreatitis, a painful and potentially life-threatening inflammation of the pancreas.
Can Dogs Eat Turkey Giblets?
Turkey giblets are the internal organs of a turkey, including the heart, liver, and gizzard. Some people like to cook and serve them with the turkey, but can dogs eat turkey giblets too? The answer is yes, but should be done only as an occasional treat.
Can Dogs Eat Turkey Heart?
Turkey heart is a lean protein source that is high in taurine, an amino acid that is essential for heart health in dogs. In moderation, turkey heart can be a healthy and nutritious addition to your dog's diet.
Can Dogs Eat Turkey Neck?
Turkey neck is a bone that is often used to make broth or soup. Some people also like to give their dogs turkey necks as a treat or chew toy. But is this safe for dogs No. Turkey necks are small and can splinter easily, which can cause choking or intestinal blockages in dogs. It can also contain harmful bacteria, such as salmonella, that can cause food poisoning in dogs.
Homemade Holiday Dog Treat Ideas With Turkey
Here's a simple recipe for homemade turkey dog treats:
- 1 pound ground turkey
- 1 cup cooked brown rice
- 1/2 cup steamed and chopped green beans
- 1/2 cup steamed and chopped carrots
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
2. In a large bowl, mix together the ground turkey, cooked brown rice, steamed green beans, steamed carrots, and chopped parsley.
3. Roll the mixture into small balls and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
4. Bake the treats for 20-25 minutes or until they're golden brown and crispy.
5. Let them cool completely before serving them to your furry friend.
These homemade turkey dog treats are not only delicious but also healthy and easy to make. Just remember to feed them in moderation as part of a balanced diet.
Can Dogs Eat Cooked Ham?
Ham is another holiday favorite that many people love to indulge in. But can dogs eat cooked ham? The answer is technically yes, but ham needs to be fed in moderation. Also, the same warning as with turkey also apply.