Angel Jake at the RBC (Rainbow Broadcasting Corporation)

Angel Jake at the RBC (Rainbow Broadcasting Corporation)

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

A Dog's Breakfast?

We stopped by our fellow wirey pal Bertie's blog this morning and discovered he and his mom are planning an agenda to enlighten us canines about all kinds of super scientific things. Considering Bertie's young age, we were truly impressed at this proposed endeavor. But one of the things he said had us kind of stupefied.

Bertie said that it would be kind of like "a dog's breakfast." Those words echoed in our wirey ears because we've been hearing that phrase in a totally different context. You see, as we told Bertie, the company our Dogdad works for, a 50-year old employee-owned engineering company, is about to be acquired by a very large UK firm. It's kind of a bittersweet moment. But, to make the best of it, we've been trying to learn   proper British expressions. "A dog's breakfast" is one of the first that came up -- and, since our breakfast (and our dinner) is mostly same-old, same-old kibble, with an occasional dollop of pumpkin if we look bored enough -- we're kind of suspicious! And then to hear Bertie use it, only heightened our suspicions.

We're OK with adding a "u" to lots of words -- glamour, favour, labour -- and replacing an "s" with a "z" in certain words -- or is it the other way around?. But kibble? C'mon!

Wirey woofs of concern,

Jake and Just Harry

A LITTLE UPDATE: While we've been talking about a dog's breakfast, it's appropriate to mention the Pedigree Adoption Drive and Pedigree's commitment to donate 20 pounds of food to animal shelters for each post mentioing the drive. Thank you Pedigree!! Dog's Rule. You've said it. We know it!


Patience-please said...

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!! (Talk to those servants of yours. We get Cheerios, Grapenuts and yogurt for breakfast!)

wags from the whippets

Bocci said...

Hmmmm-how will kibble be changed? Served with some tea and crumpets perhaps at about 4:00 pm?

Your buddy,

The Black and Tans. said...

Kibble will be served on the very best bone china we assume!

We are just popping over to see Berie's blog as we have missed this particular post.

Molly, Taffy and Monty

Angus said...

As long as you remember queue you'll be just fine.

Eric said...

Barkies know what? Sigh. Even I don't get to eat a dog's breakfast of the literal kind.

Paws crossed the take over of your Dog Dad's company isn't one either.

Wiry love Eric xx

Agatha and Archie said...

Pip pip old chaps A+A here.. jolly good to chat... We have been sipping tea and having scones with clotted creammmHAHAHAHAH just getting you ready.... Love A+A

Dexter said...

Maybe dad will be RICH when the company is bought. Or maybe he will just be stuck spelling funny. Could go either way, right?


NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

How kholourful!

Of khourse, don't furget tyres, windskhreen, bonnet, boot, and petrol!


Gus said...

c' dad spells that way, muzzer calls it an "affectation." Maybe he can teach dogdad a few new spellings, be glad to help out if we can...don't know what a "dog's breakfast" is, but would like to think it has something to do with leftover steak and kidney pie!


♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

We get confused sometimes with our friends from across the big pond and those down under, but as long as we get breakfast, we are happy pups.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

TwoSpecialWires said...

The only thing we can add to all these comments is Marmite. It goes great on and with anything. And it's got real punch and lots of power. We're just not sure about the Dog's Breakfast. WE get marmite on OUR breakfast ... but ... well ... we've got a lot to learn.

Jake and Fergs

Bouncing Bertie said...

Shall I clarify the 'dogs breakfast' thing?
No, it's much more fun reading all the comments!

Having worked in the USA, and with many Americans in the UK, I can think of many examples of the 'two nations divided by a common language' thing. I'll distill it down to one piece of advice to any fitness class instructors. It is not a good idea to follow the example of one American newcomer to London that I know of, and to tell a class of sweaty Brits that "this exercise will firm your fanny"!

Cheers, Gail.

Kess And Her Mama said...

This dog also gets kibbles for breakfast. Time to have a chat with our humans. Incidentally, I did a whole series of posts on phrases that had "dog" in it, "A dog's breakfast" was one of it. As you already know, the phrase has nothing to do whatsoever with what we dogs get for breakfast. Trust the humans to hijack our breakfast and turn it into a mess :-)

Tucker said...

Uh I'm a little lost reading about all this food and "u"s and all that stuff, but it sure made me hungry!

Licks and wags...

Lorenza said...

First of all... good luck to your Dad!
Sure i is goingto be an interesting experience!
Give a try to the british breakfast! Maybe you will like it!
Kisses and hugs

Angus said...

The difference is that you shall wear black cocktail dress and pearls with style and panache.

the booker man said...

hey guys!
i don't think you need to worry about your kibbles. mama just told me that the british have an official tea 'n snack time that we don't have here in the US. so that means you will get some extra foodables everyday now!! woohoo!! :)

the booker man

William Tell said...

Here on the farm, breakfast is scrambled eggs, biscuits and gravy. And some of our Aussie friends say biscuit when they mean cookie, and boot when they mean trunk, and...oh, now I'm all confused. And hungry.

Happy Tails,
William Tell


Unlike your same old kibble we had some excitement. Gremlins crashed our A/C yesterday evening, then sometime when we were sleeping they exploded the pool.

Dog Speed,

Essex & Deacon