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Saturday, October 31, 2009

A Dog's Breakfast

Coming off my last post on "Sick as a Dog", I thought I'll continue on the theme of eating and food - my all-time favourite hobby! This is my breakfast...


At 1/2 cup a meal, it only takes me seconds to finish my breakfast.

See what I mean???


Strangely though, the phrase "A dog's breakfast" doesn't really refer to the kibbles my humans feed me every morning. It also doesn't refer to the special "hot dog" treat I get on my birthday.


Instead the phrase "A dog's breakfast" means "something bad, a mess or a muddle". How did the human coin this term beats me...but it dates back to the 1930's. I doubt any modern day doggie logic was applied. Anyway, there is also a 2006Canadian comedy independent film called "A Dog's Breakfast" where the main character makes a mess out of everything. More recently, there was a Forbes article in June 2009 by a professor of economics called "A Dog's Breakfast. In regulatory reform, politics trumps economic logic". I guess the author didn't quite agree with President O's policies.

So once again, we have a very strange dog phrase which doesn't really match doggie reality. I think I'll stick to the plain old version of "A dog's breakfast" - food! What did you have for breakfast this morning?

"Please mum, can I have some more?"

10 comments:

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

So, did the face AND the tongue work?

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Lorenza said...

Hi, Kess!
I had the same as you for breakfast!
And like you... I always ask for more!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Martha and Bailey said...

Hi Kess, we agree that phrase is a particular puzzle!
Like you we are very tidy and thorough about breakfast - well any meal actually.
We usually have biscuits in the morning.
We hope you got something extra for looking so sweet.
love and kisses
Martha & Bailey xxxx

Boo Casanova said...

my b/fast consist of kibbles & rice. used to get home cook but mom complaint i always waste food. lol

wet wet licks

boo

happy said...

Hi Kess, with such a charming face, I'm sure you had more. I had the same boring kibbles as you two, minus the sausage sigh...

Sapphire said...

we missed you (:
love the last picture!

Cookie and Cinnamon's Mum said...

I didn't know that "dog's breagfast" had such a bad meaning. There is a homeware shop called Dogs Breakfast in New Zealand. I wonder why they gave thier shop such a name.

Cookie and Cinnamon had raw food this morning.

Agatha and Archie said...

WEll anothr informative post! We have never heard of this expression!! Love A+A( except in the food sense of course)

Scottie the 'Cutie' said...

That's so weird that they would call a dog's breakfast something messy! My breakfast wasn't messy at all..meat is my all-time favorite! hehe! Thanks for sharing about it though...we always learn something new from your posts! *grins*

Scottie

Dughallmor Beagles said...

Over here we say "A Dog's Dinner" like if the teenager has too much make-up on Dad says she is done up like a dog's dinner, hehehe....she looks NOTHING like our dinner....or our breakfast, which is this gooey stuff Mum makes us, we love it so much we even get our ears dirty...nom nom nom!
Slobbers xx

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