Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Dog(s) in the kitchen


I often kick Webster out of the kitchen while I'm cooking.  When it was he and Gracie, it was even worse with dogs being under-foot.  I rarely consider the benefits of having a dog in the kitchen (or at least on call) until I'm in a kitchen at someone's house without a dog.

There usually comes a time when at this dogless house that something edible is dropped to the floor.  My first thought it usually, "oh, the dog will get it" then I realize that there is no dog there and my thought turns to, "you need to get a dog."  Seriously.  There are very few times when we have to pick/clean anything off the floor in the Rosendaul household.  If it's something they can't eat like grapes, onions, bones, etc then we'll pick it up, but other than that, the clean up crew is just a short whistle away!

I really cannot imagine a day without a dog in the house.  Not only for companionship, laughter, and security, but also for their uncanny ability to keep a tidy floor.

4 comments:

Meg Fincher said...

Wait until you have kids, you'll be 10 times as thankful for your dogs :)

erica stevenson said...

Organic vaccuuming units!

Lynette said...

Now, if only they would learn to clean everything else in the kitchen!

Rachel at Hounds in the Kitchen said...

I never knew how messy I was until I started teaching cooking classes with no dog cleanup crew! Ours even pre-wash stubborn pots...