Here’s the great thing about being a dog: you pretty much get to do what you feel like.
Sleep when you feel like it, stick your head out the car window, lick your private parts in the front yard.
Eat when you’re hungry, drink when you’re thirsty.
Or so we thought. Now we learn that many dogs are dehydrated and, just like people, they need their eight glasses a day. (That’s 56 in dog glasses!)
What’s more, they should prehydrate if you’re planning some strenuous activity like chase-the-tennis-ball or cruise-the-neighborhood-for-chicks-who-think-dogs-are-cute.
But how do you get your dog to drink if it’s not thirsty? Well, you could explain the finer points of fluid imbalance. Or yell “Drink!” till everyone at the park looks at you funny.
Or you could get some Doggy Java.
It’s not actually coffee. That’s just the marketing concept. Doggy Java is a caffeine-free, powdered vitamin supplement you mix with water.
It costs $15.95 for a 30-day supply. It tastes like beef and, according to its inventor, Phoenix-based Mari Justin, it makes your dog feel the way you do when you drink your morning coffee: “All yummy inside.”
Hmmm…Our morning coffee makes us feel all something else inside. Maybe we should start going to better cafes.