Saturday, August 28, 2010

Dog Food For Humans!

On Saturday mornings I am especially thankful to be a professional pet sitter. Normally, I am not what you would call a "morning person" but since I am responsible for our 4-legged client's comfort I have to consider their needs instead of my own. Of course, I don't mind spending the wee hours of the morning with a dog or two but it is always a bonus if we hit a really good yard sale while walking through the neighborhood. This morning, in particular, was an incredible day for yard sales because the sun was shining, the humidity was low, and there was not a cloud in the sky!
After grabbing a few t-shirts, novels, and a pair of sweatpants (all of which I do not need, of course) I picked up this Dog Food book by Saxton Freymann and Joost Elffers for 50 cents. Now that's what I call a bargain!

I cannot believe I never noticed this delightfully silly book until now but then again I have not been a kindergarten teacher for over 10 years so I should forgive myself for being out of the loop. But if I ever find myself teaching 5 year olds again I would certainly have fun talking about...

strawberry puppy love

and broccoli poodles

                                                     and pearfectly rainy days

                                                and potato and strawberry romance!

And to think Saxton Freymann got his fruit and vegetable carving experience with a paring knife and a pumpkin at the mere age of 8! We can credit him for giving us permission to play with food in other favorites such as Food Play, Dr. Pompo's Nose, Gus and Button, Baby Food, Fast Food, and Food for Thought.


  1. Hi! We're just blog hopping by as well as a dog can hop! What a CUTE book! My mom is a teacher too. She says that having us helps her wake up in the morning too...she never used to get up earlier than she had to and now she is up around 5AM every day.
    Looking forward to hearing more from you. Feel free to come by for a sniff! at our new home

  2. Oh my goodness - I have read that book to my first graders before and they love it! I think there are others like it too.

  3. I love the broccolli poodle!! Awwwww!!! I want that!! LOL!!

    These are so funny!! Thank you for sharing them here!

    Take care

  4. Hah! Those are all super cute... I'll take a broccoli poodle!

  5. Cute book. It makes my day when I make a special discovery like that. Have a great rest of the weekend.

  6. that is such a cute book, miss april! forget the 5 year olds cuz mama is way older than that, and she is gonna go look for that at the library or the book store! the strawberry pups are our faves. teehee.
    the booker man

  7. That is soooo cute - I love the banana dachshund on the cover :)

  8. What a delightful book and a great find. Some people are sooooo talented. We think the poodle is best.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

  9. Those are some amazing pictures! It's incredible how creative people can be!

  10. I luv to play with food! Never been able to create anything quite close to those photos though. Really fun! And I'm way beyond kindergarten ;)


  11. Hehehe! that is so cute!


  12. I know that a teacher (even though I'm a former teacher)shouldn't play favorites but I am VERY partial to the broccoli poodle! After all, he/she is very well groomed (and will probably stay that way) and I'd imagine a very good walker! Hee-Hee!
    Glad everyone got as much of a kick out of the "dog food" as I, my fiance, I'm afraid thought I was NUTS for spending 50 cents on this book...but what else is new? I add humor to this relationship...that's my job!

  13. What a wunderful book!

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae

  14. Woof! Woof! Mom likes that book too. It's an old n was featured long time ago on a Sunday morning show ... how the food n photographs. Happy BLOG HOP Weekend. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  15. That is just adorable! I love those! So clever! Thanks for sharing!

    PS- I need a petsitter right now.. In the mornings I'll be gone and while Simba is getting used to it i'd love for someone to drop in, walk him, pet him etc. Do you know of anyone in So Cal? If so, email me! (find my email on the contact us page of my blog)

  16. What a great book! I especially like the potato and strawberry romance.

  17. Thanks for hopping by! What a cute book and a great idea to blog about your pet sitting experiences! I also use a pet sitter and sometimes it's a struggle to find one that I feel comfortable with. Too bad you are no where's near Portland, OR!

  18. These are awesome! Thanks for posting. I think the strawberry one is my fave.

  19. What a great book! We just love the broccoli Poodle!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch


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