“Man who invented the hamburger was smart; man who invented the cheeseburger was a genius.”

Today was supposed to be warm. It isn’t. Maybe some sun would help, but that doesn’t look likely. Drab is the best adjective I can come up with for today.

Henry is a chewer. He chewed two edges of my down comforter. Feathers were on the floor or I would have missed it. He also chewed his halter in half. I went to Agway and bought him chew sticks. He ate two of them yesterday. I got good news at Agway as I found out his halter has a lifetime guarantee so I can trade the chewed one for a new one. He is a crazy dog when he sees me awake. He jumps all over the bed, pushes me with his nose and lies on his back for pats. Today he slid off the bed. He is spending his days down here with me, compliments of the gate. Right now he is napping.

When I was a kid, there was no leash law. Dogs just roamed. Duke used to follow us to ย school. My dad would call him, Duke would look then just ignore him. It drove my father crazy. My mother used to entice him with a slice of bologna. Duke would run up to her, grab the bologna then run away to eat it. My mother was always left with only a small piece. The nuns sometimes made me take Duke home from school. I never minded as school went on without me. I’d get home, have a snack then walk back to school. The nuns didn’t know where I lived so they didn’t questioned how long it took. I never discouraged Duke from following me.

My mother was a whiz working with hamburger. She made the best meat loaves. My favorite had mashed potatoes as a frosting which browned in the oven. Other times she’d put ketchup and bacon on the top. Her American chop suey is still a favorite of mine. Another dish had the requisite hamburger, bean sprouts, water chestnuts and chow mein noodles all served over rice. We thought it was real Chinese food. I still don’t understand how she got us to eat the sprouts and water chestnuts. We had spaghetti with meat sauce. In the summer it was barbecued cheeseburgers.

I was never tired of eating hamburger. My other served it in so many ways it was never boring or repetitive. We never complained. Even now when I go out for a quick dinner, I usually order a cheeseburger and fries.

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8 Comments on ““Man who invented the hamburger was smart; man who invented the cheeseburger was a genius.””

  1. Caryn Says:

    Hi Kat,
    Sounds like Henry could be teething?
    My old dog Tegan chewed so very many things in her first year. Shoes, collars, leashes, floorboards, bookcases, baseboards, windowsills, a twenty dollar bill.

    My dog Duke ran free like most other dogs in town. He never went off the street, though, unless I took him or my father told him to go find one of us. If Duke showed up, we knew we were wanted home.

    I have been craving a McDonald’s cheeseburger for a couple of days now. Christer wrote about having cheese sandwiches and here you are talking about cheeseburgers. I think the universe is trying to tell me something. ๐Ÿ˜€

    Enjoy the day.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Caryn,
      That’s what I figured too which is why I bought him the bully sticks. He chews them down to nothing in no time. I’m hoping he’ll leave the wood alone.

      Duke used to wander far afield. He’d link up with his son Sam and the two wandered together. They scared people just because they were boxers. Sam was far bigger than Duke who had been the runt of the litter.

      I agree about the messages from the universe. I had a cheeseburger last Friday delivered from a local restaurant. It was delicious.

      Go for it!!

      • Caryn Says:

        Some pet places sell deer antlers. If you can find some, they are excellent things for determined chewers. Rocky and Piki Dog love them.
        I’m going for a cheeseburger now.

      • katry Says:

        Thanks, Caryn

        I used to buy those for one of my dogs, but I’d forgotten about them. Henry has just totaled his third stick.

        Enjoy your burger.

  2. olof1 Says:

    I can’t give any of my dogs and chew sticks since Albin can’t eat them so I’m glad that none of them are chewers. They do like the occasional wood stick though and there are plenty out in the forest. I like it when it is cheap ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

    I don’t know when the leash law came here but I know it’s been around since long before I was born. So I always felt it was rather odd when I went abroad and dogs walked around everywhere without their owners ๐Ÿ™‚

    Well my mothers food was edible, at least most of the time and I think I’ll leave it with that ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

    Have a great day!

    Christer.

    • katry Says:

      Christer,
      Henry chewed down another one today. I figure they are cheaper than a new comforter or whatever else he chews.

      I don’t remember the start of leashing dogs. I don’t know which countries have the laws and which don’t. It is certainly safer for dogs.

      I guess I was lucky my mother was a good cook.

      Have a great evening!

  3. Bob Says:

    After your post about eating fried seafood we want to a local casual seafood dinner. Butterflied shrimp, fried clams and French fries and a couple of hush puppies.

    We gave our dogs those huge rawhide shaped bones. They went through them in a couple of days. Is Henry a puppy? We always rescued older dogs.

    I enjoy a good Hamburger if it’s thick and cooked medium rare. Unfortunately, most restaurants won’t cook them that way due to the fear of salmonella poisoning. I’m a ketchup on a burger guy with lettuce, tomato, bacon and cheddar cheese. I enjoy it on a pretzel bun or a white bread bun. Hold the onions and the jalapeรฑo peppers. I have a tender tongue. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Today was windy and cloudy with a big line of thunderstorms this afternoon ahead of a dry line. The temperature topped out at 85 degrees.

    • katry Says:

      Bob,
      Nothing better than the power of suggestion! Mine also came with 2 small clam cakes which look like hush puppies.

      Henry is 8 months old. I put 3 as the uppermost age I wanted. Two of my boxers died at 6 so I didn’t want to have to face the quick, sort of quick, loss of another dog. Henry came from Texas so you and he have something in common.

      I want my burger medium well. I am not fond of red inside meat. I like cheese, hot peppers, lettuce, onion and tomato and mayo.

      It was warm in Boston but not down here. The ocean is still cold and keeping warm weather away. Winter will be back starting tonight with tomorrow in the 30’s.


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