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Squid

We are still in Croatia and we moved from the inland (truffle country) to the sea. That means we are in squid territory now! I was hoping to get the change to eat new things this holiday and I am glad M and P honoured my wishes. This is what we eat here:

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M and P like it very much and they share it with me. It is grilled squid and it tastes de-li-cious.

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I thought it might be a good idea to help M and P a bit, by catching some squid myself. I was planning to do some squid hunting, I am sure there are lots of squids in the sea here. So I looked very carefully into the deep waters. I saw one, but it was very little so not worth getting wet all over.

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In the end I did not find a juicy squid that was big enough. Too bad. It turns out to be an easier option for M and P to buy grilled squid in a restaurant and share it with me. Well, at least I tried.

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Food

I promised you another episode in the Bubbles Guide on Happy Healthy Living and this is it. It is about food. It can be a bit tricky for me to advise you on what to eat, because I am a dog and most of my readers on this topic are probably human (dogs don’t read about food, we eat it). We dogs have a slightly different taste than humans. For instance: we both love pizza, but most humans will not like my favorite topping. That is why M helped me out a bit with this post.

Food is very important if you want to be happy and healthy. Most humans probably know what healthy food is, since there are loads of blogs on this topic. Therefore I will not go into detail, but summarize what you should and should not do when it comes to food. The method is simple and based on what our bodies are made for, as I explained in my first post in the Bubbles Guide on Happy Healthy Living. Meaning: eat like your predecessors.

This is it:

1. Only eat natural things. This includes all kinds of animals, like pigeon, duck, fish, little crabs, lamb, cat, lobster, cow, pig… the list is endless and mouthwatering. If possible: hunt them yourself, with your canine – it will give you great exercise, too! Also eat loads of vegetables, eggs and fruit like berries (I love berries!). Eat dairy, preferably Greek yoghurt (did I mention I am from Greece? They make great yoghurt).

Greek yoghurt

2. Do not eat food that comes from factories. That includes meat from chickenfactories and the pigindustry. Why? Because these animals had a horrible life with lots of stress. When you eat their meat, you will eat their unhappiness and stress. It will not make you happy and healthy.

3. Do not eat things unnatural. For us dogs this is not hard – I once ate a cigarette butt and believe me: you never do this a second time. However, there are lots of unnatural things sold as food for human consumption. And as a matter of fact for dogs, too. Ever heard of Pina Colada syrup as a topping for dog food? It exists! Crazy. For humans it can be difficult to recognize what is natural and what is not. M has an easy rule to end this confusion: never eat things that have more than four ingredients on the package or ingredients that are mentioned in numbers. This will keep you on the safe side, most of the times.

4. This point is probably known by all humans, because it is in almost every healthy-food-blog. But M tells me it is important to mention in our list of happy healthy food. So here it is: do not eat things with added sugar. Nor the chemical alternatives to sugar (see point 2: it comes from factories). Skip this altogether from your diet. And yes, that includes cake and pies. And all drinks with sugar, like soda.  Do I have to explain everything?

5. There is a lot of discussion on whether or not to eat bread. I do not know the truth about bread being healthy or unhealthy. I’d say: when in doubt, eat pizza!

6. Enjoy your food. Sit down for it, chew on it. Lie down after a good meal and take a short nap, enjoying all the flavours in your mouth and the sounds your tummy is making. I have to admit I can improve on this point, because I usually eat my food too quick. I always intent to eat it more slowly and really savour the food, but when it is in front of my nose I forget my intention and gobble it. Unless it is food that needs some careful handling, like little crabs.

Little crabs are the best!

7. Last one: eat whenever you feel like it. Do not believe this stuff of three meals a day, it is rubbish. Just eat when you feel hungry. If you live a happy healthy live, with loads of the exercise I explained in my previous posts, your body will tell you exactly when you need food. Trust your body. Enjoy your happy healthy food!

 

Sea snacks

Hurray, the little crabs are back! There were a lot of them on the beach, yesterday. I saw some other dogs happily chewing and I ran to the shore to make sure they left enough for me. I am glad to say the crabs were abundant. I had to be quick, though, because the water came in:

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Besides the crabs there was other sea food, too: all kinds of shells and little stars. But they don’t taste as well as crabs, so I leave them to the seagulls. Once I met a dog who ate a whole jellyfish and got very sick because of it. Eat a jellyfish!!! He was not a very bright dog, that one.