Total prep, eating, and clean-up time: 15 minutes. Before starting, prepare heart for melting.
3 cups homemade puppy mush (for recipe, see installment one)
7 tiny bowls
1 mama for cleanup
7 puppies: Faraja, Faulkner, Franco, Fjord, Finella, Flute, and Frolic
Prepare puppy mush in kitchen ahead of time. Line up bowls on floor in row. Dish out the scrumptious meal to the seven eager faces. Watch as puppies spend first two minutes concentrating very hard on eating. Anticipate at third minute their oncoming loss of focus. Other distractions prevail: a different bowl of food, a toy, or their own voice—an incident which never fails to produce self-invoked astonishment, wonder, and congratulatory wiggling, skipping, and finally tripping, which often leads to falling into a heap and going to sleep! After the temptations of food have fallen short to more tantalizing distractions, prepare the mama vacuum machine.
Open the door for Christine to help clean up by eating all the leftover food (her favorite job). Clean-up complete! Anticipate ten minutes of extra vigorous playtime after the meal has been completed. Activities may include exploring the grass, playing with siblings, or chasing after Christine for an extra sip of milk for dessert.
When all seven puppies have fallen back asleep, your meal is complete!