Saturday, July 3, 2004

Preliminary Data: Biscuit Experiment

We have a houseguest. She's very nice, but she's eaten three Frisbees already.

Sienna is visiting from Foodgoat's brother's house, and we have been trying to determine which Old Mother Hubbard treat she likes best: Beefy Bone or Gimme a Kiss.

In one corner, we have Beefy Bone. Classic flavor, made with natural ingredients like oatmeal, real beef and real eggs, along with apples and carrots for nutrients.

And the challenger, Gimme A Kiss, is specially formulated to combat doggie breath. Check out its gourmet ingredient list: Wheat Flour, Oatmeal, Deboned Chicken, Chicken Fat, Molasses, Spearmint, Parsley, Eggs, Whole Ground Apples, Whole Ground Carrots, Sea Salt.

Earlier experiments have demonstrated that the biscuit does indeed freshen Sienna's canine breath.

Hypothesis: My money's on Beefy Bone. Everyone knows dogs like beef, but spearming (in Gimme a Kiss) is an unknown factor.

Method: We call Sienna. When she doesn't come, we say "Biscuit! Sienna! BISCUIT!" On one hand we have Beefy Bone. In the other, Gimme a Kiss. "Sit! SIT!" She sits. "Shake hands!" She puts a paw in Foodgoat's hand. We show her both biscuits and put them down at the same time but on opposite sides of the kitchen. See which biscuits she gobbles up first.

Preliminary data suggests that Sienna prefers Gimme a Kiss by a narrow margin.

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