. . . was yesterday – but it's never to late to read about man's best friend!
Robert Laurent, Sleeping Dog, 1920, crayon and pencil, 17 1/16 x 22 1/8 in., Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase
It’s a dog-eat-dog world out there and no one knows that better than man’s best friend. And when the day has gone to the dogs, they are in the dog house, sick as a dog and dog tired, nothing can make a top dog feel better than a good ol’ fashioned biscuit. So today we honor that treat of treats, that reward which, when given, leaves Rovers the world over as happy as a flea in a doghouse. (Of course, when it comes to the subject of fleas it is best to let sleeping dogs lie.)
According to the Milk-Bone web site, the brand was developed in 1908 by the F. H. Bennett Biscuit Company in New York City. The bakery created a hard, bone-shaped biscuit out of minerals, meat products, and cow’s milk that would eventually be called a “Milk-Bone.” The recipe remained relatively unchanged until 1979 when Milk-Bone introduced a beef flavored biscuit, paving the way for the variety of flavors found today. Nowadays dog biscuits can be as exotic as the breeds found at the annual Westminster Kennel Club dog show. Where a Xoloitzcuintli might enjoy a Pumpkin & Blueberry flavored treat, a Kooikerhondje may prefer a Green Beef Tripe with Atlantic Kelp biscuit. And while that may sound like a dog’s breakfast to you, to them it is proof that every dog has its day . . .—Carrie Carter
Looking for a friend? Consider adopting.
Already have one? Consider a special treat.