Monday, July 20, 2009

Look What Dad is Doing - Again

Dad has decided to do meatless Mondays again. He tried it several months ago, but got off track with all the traveling he was doing. He started again today and you know what that means - meatless Mondays for Stubby too. Say it isn't so!

So why exactly is Dad doing this again? I think it's because of a conversation he had with Mom while they were out to dinner with friends on Saturday night. They got to talking and I think Dad may have felt a little guilty about eating all the meat he does. I do not feel guilty about all the meat I consume because I am a pug and I eat meat - always, every day. As you know, Mom has meatless everydays since she hasn't eaten meat in what seems like forever.

Things started out bad right from the get go this morning. Dad's breakfast? Cereal with blueberries, boysenberries, and raspberries. Where are my eggs? I asked. Where is the delicious pork sausage? I cried. Sorry Stubby. We are going meatless today. NOOOOO! I threatened to run away and Dad gave me a tiny piece of lunchmeat. Not exactly a substitute for my normal breakfast, but at least it was something.

Lunch was a disaster. Dad had a salad. Yuk! Nothing for me this time despite my pouty face. Mom was gone all day - not that she would have given me any meat - so I didn't even have anyone else to hang out with. I have no idea what Dad plans on having for dinner but if I don't get a hot dog or something I'm outta here.

I think Dad is really going meatless on Mondays for health reasons. According to the Meatless Monday website, going meatless once a week may reduce your risk of chronic preventable conditions like cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity. It can also help reduce your carbon footprint and save precious resources like fresh water and fossil fuel. Dad has type 2 diabetes already and he could stand to lose some weight, so I think this is his way of getting back on track. Mom is all about reducing her (and everyone else's) carbon footprint and saving precious resources so she is happy Dad is meatless today. I guess I am happy that he is making changes to his diet but why does it have to affect me?

Mom thinks meatless Mondays are a great idea. It's not just about the things I mentioned before but also about the animals that are spared because people are not eating them on Mondays. Hmmmm. Sounds like brainwashing to me, but Mom may be right about this. She does like and appreciate when people don't eat meat, but there is no chance ever of Dad becoming a vegetarian. Never. Bet the house on it.

Monday will be over in a little more than 6 hours so I'm hoping I can stay awake to see what Dad has to eat once the clock strikes twleve. I vote for Popeye's chicken, but that's what I always vote for. Dad may not even be awake at midnight and of course I may not either, so both of us may just have to wait until breakfast tomorrow to have a real meal.


Tweedles -- that's me... said...

Hi Stubby
I have a suggestion. My mama is a vegetarian- but not my mommie.
Well mama gets these Morning Star sausage links and they are to growl for! Believe me, I bet your dad would like em! I do. It would make meatless Monday less painful for you and him. Go find it in the freezer part of the store. We are addicted. My moms think about the animals that are saved too when we don't eat so much meat.
I hope you got yourself a hot dog or something, when the clock hit 12!

Salinger The Pug said...

DUDE...I'm sending a car to get you. Mom hit the mother lode in the freezer yesterday and found a big ol FLANK STEAK and has about 3/4 of the thing left!!!! We could eat for HOURS!!!!

Sit tight man....I'm on my way!!!!


Pearl said...

Hi sweet Stubby! Meatless Monday is a pretty darn good idea! Both of my parents eat meat, but Momma has been researching 'ethical eating' lately. We are working on making sure the meat we eat comes from organic & free range farms, and extra bonus points if we support local farmers in the process!
We're also looking into cage-free, free range resources for our eggs, milk, and butter, where the hens and cows are humanely cared for.
You probably know lots more about this than we do... but we're trying to learn!

xoxo Pearly Poo

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi stubby!
oh what a great post! meatless mondays is a great thing to do.

m & e

Stubby said...

Hi Tweedles! You are so smart! I never thought about having Mom buy faux meat for me and Dad. I am going to have Mom buy some of the Morning Star sausage links today when she is at the store. If you like them, then I'm sure I will too. Thanks!

Stubby xoxo

Pee-s: I didn't get a hot dog or any other meat product at midnight because I was asleep and dreaming about meat.

Stubby said...

Salinger dude - hurry! I love flank steak and eating for hours is just the type of activity I'm looking for today. I don't even care if I get sick from all the meat eating because it will be worth it!

Stubby xoxo

Stubby said...

Pearly Poo - you have the smartest momma, don't you? I'm so glad to hear that your momma is researching more ethical eating practices. There is so much information out there about how to eat more humanely. Tell your momma to check out the book review I did last month on this very subject -

Stubby xoxo

Stubby said...

Hi Melissa and Emmitt! Yesterday was really hard, but we got through it. Mom is going to buy some faux meat for us so that we are more prepared for next week.

We know that it is a good thing to do, but we think it's easier for Mom since she has been a vegetarian for so long. She doesn't eat meat and has been cutting out all animal products. I don't know how she does it, but she does.

Stubby xoxo