Tonight the dogs will be dining on Eagle MVP formula kibble (for the main string - Eagle Power for the remainder) followed by a soup of Nova Scotia lobster, prawns and Alaska salmon.
Now I will say, this is not the way the dogs normally dine. Normally their soup is ground chicken based however circumstances just lined up to give them this extraordinary meal tonight.
First off, they can thank whichever of us accidentally knocked the plug loose on our little 'people food' freezer that lives out in the garage. It wasn't caught till too late and a good portion of the food in there was deemed (by me) to be unfit for human consumption including some Alaskan salmon and the 4 bags of frozen shrimp I had picked up when they were on sale at Safeway last week.
For the lobster component of the meal they can thank UPS. Friends Brenda, Rob and Colleen from Nova Scotia had wanted to donate some lobster for me to turn into trail meals for Iditarod. Being that lobster is my very favorite food I was thrilled!!
Unfortunately, UPS dropped the ball (they agree btw and are refunding the shipping costs that my Nova Scotia friends paid - but they aren't replacing the lobster!) and the lobster thawed long before arriving here. It is okay for dogs, but not for the musher, I'm afraid.
It simply broke my heart to dump those lobster tails, prawns and salmon into the soup bucket this afternoon. I know it didn't break the dogs hearts though. I've seen them licking their lips all afternoon anticipating their evening meal!
For the record - Mark, Richard and I will be having either hamburger casserole or hamburger soup for dinner tonight.