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For as long as I can remember, dinner-time has been a family affair in my home. No matter how crazy our lives get or what is going on, we make sure that we all come together as one for those 30 minutes each day. I’ll admit that I’ve given myself more than one pat on the back for keeping on track with eating dinner as a family unit. In fact, I thought I was rocking the whole family dinner thing until my super wise four year old looked at me expectantly last week and asked why the WHOLE family didn’t eat together. A little confused, I asked him what he meant. After all, by my last count we were all at the dinner table. With a dumbfounded look and his lip stuck out, he proceeded to point down at our Cocker Spaniel, Max, and then give me the oh so welcome four year old phrase of “duh!”
At first I just laughed and thought Max wouldn’t want to be a part of our family dinners! But after looking in his big sad eyes, I decided that my little guy was wise and it was time to turn dinner into a doggy affair.
The first thing I needed to do was ensure that Max had something he would actually be excited about eating. After all, most dinners in our home ended with him up on the table begging for scraps from the kids even when his bowl of food was full.
Knowing that he definitely preferred “human” food to some of the choices I had been putting in his dog bowl, I decided it was time for a change to wet dog food. I’ll admit that I’m that mom that makes special meals for each of my kids just because I know they love them. Now it was time to do the same for my furbaby. Since he would obviously prefer our food each and every night, I thought why not give him just that….only in a dog food version that was designed especially for him! To do this all I needed to do was pull out the Cesar® home delights™!
These first-to-market dog foods come in a pouch that not only seals in flavor and juices for a delicious doggy experience but they are also so easy to open!
Within seconds of having our dinner dished up, I was able to put a dish in front of Max that borrowed from recipes our family loves, making his food dog friendly and delicious!
Without hesitation, Max proudly took his place at the table, right next to his human brother who had so effectively championed for his right to be part of the family dinner, and dug into the best wet dog food he had ever tasted! With meaty chunks slowly stewed for maximum flavor and finished with a touch of parsley, I have to say his wet dog food began to disappear quickly!
With his head down and determination in his eyes, he made sure I didn’t once have to remind him to clean his plate. And with each and every bite I saw the smile on my son’s face grow as he witnessed our first truly correct family dinner.
That first night, there was not one single instance of begging from Max. Instead there was only gratitude, silence and perhaps a slight look of “seconds please” as he ate his Cesar® home delights™! In fact, I couldn’t remember the last time he had seemed to enjoy anything quite that much! And once his Cesar® home delights™ wet dog food meal was gone, he quietly settled down in anticipation of being invited back to the family dinner table to enjoy more delicious recipes inspired by the dinners he’s always begged for!
And as I watched his satisfied stance and he lay sprawled on the floor while I did the dishes, I couldn’t help but feel like the dynamic of our family dinner had somehow shifted. We had finally been able to truly have the entire family at the dinner table in a way that made us all smile. And to tell you the honest truth, it made dinner feel complete in a way that I never expected. I was caught off guard by how right it felt to have Max join us with his own delicious dinner and after experiencing that feeling, I can say that in my home, dinner-time will always be a doggy affair going forward!
Are you ready to make your dog part of your family dinner? If so, you’re ready to discover new Cesar® home delights™, which became available nationally April 1st!
Then tell me, what do you think your dog would love most about new Cesar® home delights™?
Disclosure: Photos include Cesar® home delights™ Trademarks of Mars, Incorporated 2015