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What’s In Your Skillet? January 15, 2019

Posted by nrhatch in Animals, Humor.

Growing up, our Great Danes ate just like Marmaduke . . . chowing down on their food while spitting out the pills.

Other dogs, like Daisy, are opportunistic . . . and prefer people food.  I wonder if she’s ever had a Dagwood?

Pets . . . gotta love ’em!

Aah . . . that’s better!


1. Tippy Gnu - January 15, 2019

My rule of thumb is to never own a dog that’s big enough to eat you.

nrhatch - January 15, 2019

That’s a good rule. 😀

joyroses13 - January 15, 2019

This would be why we have always had small dogs! That and the fact that being very small in stature I want to be able to take the dog for a walk, not have the dog take me! 🙂

Tippy Gnu - January 15, 2019

That’s a good rule, too. Never own a dog that is strong enough to obedience train you.

joyroses13 - January 15, 2019

Haha! 🙂

nrhatch - January 16, 2019

When my mom was training Freia to “heel” . . . Freia ran circles around her, effectively tying mom to a small tree. 😀

joyroses13 - January 16, 2019

LOL! That would have been a sight to see!

2. Kate Crimmins - January 15, 2019

I thought all dogs were opportunistic. If it isn’t nailed down, it’s fair game!

nrhatch - January 15, 2019


Sandy, one of our Great Danes, got hold of the Thanksgiving turkey’s uncarved carcass while we were in the dining room. From then on, after dad carved the bird, the tail end went on top of the fridge for safe keeping.

One New Year’s Eve, Sandy stole 2 pounds of pate while we were celebrating in another room.

Freia, our 2nd Great Dane, stole a 4 pound London broil that was “resting” before carving.

Kate Crimmins - January 15, 2019

I had a cat that stole a pork chop that was in a plate on the counter but for the most part my cats don’t eat people food.

anotherday2paradise - January 15, 2019

Expensive tastes. 😮

nrhatch - January 15, 2019

Yes! Our cats had expensive tastes too ~ they were most interested in what we were eating if it was LOBSTER or crab legs. But Tigger also liked more budget friendly options ~ e.g., “tuna juice” (the water in water-packed cans of tuna).

And Jazz liked ice cream.

3. mybeautfulthings - January 15, 2019

When I was a kid one of our cats (a big Siamese Tom) stole next door’s beef joint as it was resting! 🙂

nrhatch - January 15, 2019

That must have been a hungry Siamese!

4. Jill Weatherholt - January 15, 2019

If I were a dog, I’d want pizza with extra cheese each night!

nrhatch - January 16, 2019

That’s the ticket!

5. L. Marie - January 16, 2019

I remember the Blondie comic strip in the Sunday paper. This takes me back.

My friends’ border collie, Wilfred, once ate a whole pizza. For some reason, my friends and I got up to look at something in the kitchen, (Can’t recall what just now,) When we returned to the living room, the pizza, which had been placed on the coffee table to await our consumption, was just about gone. One slice hung out of Wilfred’s mouth. Yep. Guilty as charged.

nrhatch - January 16, 2019

Wilfred is a dog after my own heart (and Jill’s). Pizza? Yes, please . . . to the C~H~E~E~S~E!

6. Ally Bean - January 16, 2019

I wonder how old you have to be to know what a Dagwood is? 🤔

nrhatch - January 16, 2019

Not very old.

“Blondie is an American comic strip created by cartoonist Chic Young. The comic strip is distributed by King Features Syndicate, and has been published in newspapers since September 8, 1930.[1] Chic Young drew Blondie until his death in 1973, when creative control passed to his son Dean Young, who continues to write the strip.” ~ Wikipedia

An April 2007 strip illustrated the Dagwood (scroll down to see it):


Ally Bean - January 16, 2019

Blondie is still around! I thought it was long gone. I used to love Dagwood sandwiches but had no idea that a new generation was aware of them. The things you learn!

nrhatch - January 17, 2019

We had lunch yesterday at the Main Bar Sandwich Shop in Sarasota. It opened in 1958 and has operated continuously for 60 years. I half expected to see a “Dagwood” on the menu. 😀

7. Debra - January 17, 2019

When our kids were little the neighbors next door had a Great Dane. We still talk about Reggie! That dog was gentle and friends and yet he often scared me, just because he was so big! And I loved Dagwood and Blondie when I was a little girl. I have vague memories of seeing it on television. All I can really remember is that I liked it. Fun memories, Nancy!

nrhatch - January 17, 2019

Glad to spark a few fun memories, Debra. Our 3 Great Danes were all “gentle giants” . . . but they were “imposing” to anyone not used to BIG dogs.

If you want to watch a FUNNY movie with your granddaughters, let me recommend: The Ugly Dachshund. It’s an old Disney movie starring Dean Jones and Suzanne Pleshette. She raises Doxies and he (at the vet’s urging) smuggles a Great Dane pup into the house along with a new litter of Doxies. Then, the shenanigans ensue . . .

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