International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day is Feb. 23.
You learn something every single day, and so much of it can be traced right back to Italy.
Yes, those zany Romans were always up to something that still affects us.
Paved roads and sewers.
Fine, but there is an even more impressive contribution I just discovered.
Back in the day of cool strappy sandals, togas and crowns made of vines, they began the practice of tossing their favorite canines some yummy dog biscuits.
Our dog is thankful for their thoughtfulness.
Truth be told, their treats do not sound all that yummy, because it was called Bad-Bread. Simply put, bread that was not fit for human consumption.
We have come a long way since Fido was forced to choke down Bad-Bread.
Treats now come in fun shapes, every size from huge to tiny, and have (the packages claim) succulent flavors.
These days, for safety and health, we all take a moment to insure Rover's treats are USA made, and they look so delicious I almost want to sample them.
No, I have not nibbled on that iced cookie that looks like it came from my favorite bakery.
So, come Feb. 23, show proper respect, stock up on special treats for Fifi, and honor what started in Italy.
Oh, get some wine for youself. The Romans would approve. --Pam
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