Thursday, 2 October 2014

Feeding Time at the Zoo

 
We have managed to get the dogs into a bit of a routine, well you have to when it feels like feeding time at the zoo!!
 
Ginger the cat stays politely out of the way, waiting for his breakfast or tea to be delivered to the top of the chest freezer where he eats it in peace.  No dog, well our dogs anyway, can jump that high so we know his food is safely all his.  The dogs line up watching the food prep as if monitoring what goes in which bowl, but they all get their fair share.
 
We weigh the food into four containers labelled for each dog every evening while they are eating their tea ..... all ready for the next days feeding frenzy.  This way they all get the right proportion of food, and we can decide whether they need a bigger breakfast or evening meal depending on what is happening each day.

 
They eat in exactly the same positions each meal time, two dishes go down at a time, first Suky's, then Charley's, then Mavis' and finally Rosy's,  one of us always stays to supervise, otherwise greedy Suky may go and filch someone else's food while they move away from their dish for a moment.
 
Weighing the food is what has helped Suky start really losing weight, already just half a kilo lighter and with the slightly cooler weather she is running around the field so much better.
 
 
Thank goodness our mealtimes are so much easier.
 
During this first part of Stoptober we are eating easily, there's not much thinking to do when we have so much.  As food supplies go down a bit I will start to menu plan, but for the moment it's a case of opening the fridge, freezer or cupboard and grabbing what we fancy.
 
This was our 'stay at home takeaway', fish chips and peas .... nice and simple and very tasty.
 
Sue xx
 
 
 
 
 

16 comments:

  1. Ah, lovely to see Mavis's tail wagging so much waiting for her food!
    I need to get more organised in the menu planning department.....happy October X

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  2. Your dogs are very lucky to have such a lovely mummy & daddy, I love seeing all your pictures, we had exactly the same for tea last night.

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  3. How on earth do you keep your white kitchen floor so immaculate with 4 dogs? Well done! My white kitchen floor is constantly getting dirty with dogs and kids coming and going! I keep a towel on top of the back door mat to soak up some of the yuck that gets dragged in. We measure out and soak our dogs' food in hot water the night before. They are so frantically hungry in the morning and breakfast is ready for them as soon as they've been out to the garden first thing. Your dogs look so happy. Dogs don't ask for much in life - love, walkies and good food x

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  4. Must have been a chip night last night, we don't often eat chips. We have to feed our cats at different times, Grace is a fussy eater and will always check out Purdys bowl, and Purdy will woof down Graces food and then eat her own. Plus Grace will not eat meat, she is fed fish pouches, which I know is expensive, but Grace won't eat tin food if the tin has been oped the day before. If my daughters tried to be that fussy I would not put up with it, but Grace is soo cute.

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  5. Morning! I love your posts about the doggies. This morning has started well. I've created a meal plan up to Friday the 10th. We will need milk and bread before then and possibly some fresh items but we have everything we need for our evening meals. I need to check the bank accounts today and count all the cash I have to spend on food (hopefully some of which will be saved!) x

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  6. Suky is looking noticeably thinner, well done Sue.

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  7. We're having a similar meal tonight except with new potatoes. (We've already had chips once this week!)

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  8. I'm new to your blog and I'm really enjoying it. That fish 'n' chips look delicious.

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  9. The dogs look so intent on getting their food. We have to separate ours for our two dogs so they don't get into each other's food. It's the same, but they think it might be better. Simple meals are the best.

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  10. They look a happy little crowd, we had a fish & chips Tuesday evening. Must be the weather!

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  11. We have our cat on a bit of a diet and she's not happy, but we, like you, are hoping with the cooler weather she'll get a bit more exercise.

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  12. Had to call Tom in to see this lovely picture of them all waiting.
    A real ooooooh and aaaaaaah post.
    Briony
    x

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  13. I should probably weigh my food! well done Suky on the weightloss x

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  14. Love it! My dogs are all fed in the garden unless it's raining and they all eat nicely together. If one finishes they all wait by one that's still eating and when that one has finished they'll see if there's any left in the dish!

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  15. That first photo made me think...
    " welcome tomy world "

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  16. We used to have meal times like that when we had 2 dogs and 6 cats... but now we only have 1 of each so much easier.. :o)

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