Hey, It’s Jet Here.
Mom had this look on her face somewhere between this thing called flabbergasted and sullen when she made her salads a few times since we adopted J.J. You know Mom loved to share delectable vegetable tidbits with Koko and me. Mom assumed J.J. would enjoy them, too, however she dropped the tidbits out of her mouth as if she had no muscles working in the area. Mom tried everything; she started with carrots and sweet bell peppers, nothing. She went so far as putting almond butter on the carrots and still… nothing. She seemed a tad dejected. After all, how can J.J. become one of her Kitchen Counselor’s Kitchen K9s if she doesn’t eat veggies?
Enter my human sister, Rachel. Rachel stopped by the kitchen on Monday while Mom prepared her weekly salads. They chatted like only girls can. Jet? Yes Mom? Well, Mom, girls do chat a lot. While that may be true, Jetty, I’m sure you can say it without the implied snarkiness, right? Ok, Mom. Mom and Rachel held a lovely
rarely taking a breath Jet… I meant to say, Mom and Rachel held a lovely conversation while Mom cut the vegetables. Much better. Yes, Mom.
Anyway, Mom told Rachel about J.J. not eating vegetables. Rachel said, “I’ll try.” Mom handed her a piece of daikon radish. J.J. munched and swallowed. Mom looked at Rachel and said, “Really? She won’t eat carrots with me, but, she’ll eat a radish with you?” Rachel proceeded to try all the veggies: carrots (straight up), celery, cucumber, jicama, red bell pepper and tomatoes, all with equal success. They giggled and praised J.J. as if she had done a miraculous trick.
Mom roasted carrots, parsnips, cauliflower, butternut squash and sweet potatoes at the same time she made the salads. When the roasted veggies cooled down, she invited J.J. and I to run Q.C., quality control. Again, J.J. ate all of the veggies with enthusiasm, as did I. Mom had this relieved/happy face on. We thankfully have ourselves a new Kitchen K9. Phew.
Another great and healthy veggie day.