Thursday, September 24, 2009

AtV Interview vol.1 - Elmer the Dog



The following is an interview with Elmer – the furry “little boy” of a Northern California household. This Interview was conducted in the backyard of his family’s home, on a lovely sunny afternoon.

AtV:
The word about town is that you’re an official “puppy for veggies” – can you confirm/deny this?

Elmer:
*stares up at nothing --- to the right*

AtV:
I see. How do you feel about doing this interview while sitting next to a Zucchini that’s bigger than you are?

Elmer:
*sniffs his lower region, then sniffs zucchini*

AtV:
Interesting.
Your family tells us that you, as well as your sister Lucy love to eat raw Carrots for a treat. Would you say that Carrots are one of your favorite foods?


At this point the interview is interrupted by Lucy, Elmer’s sister. Upon hearing the word “carrot” they (Elmer and Lucy) both erupt into a frenzy of jumping and licking the interviewer and each other.

AtV:
Wow! It’s so refreshing to see such enthusiasm for a vegetable.
I actually just so happen to have a few baby carrots in my pocket, would you both like one?

Elmer/Lucy:
*wagging tails in sync – sitting instantly*

AtV:
*gives Elmer and Lucy each a baby carrot*
I’m not sure if you two already knew this, but carrots aren't just a great way to get your vitamin C, but they’re also packed with Carotene, a vitamin that our body converts into vitamin A --- a very important source for building a strong immune system, keeping your cell membranes healthy and in turn making them a more powerful force with which to fight disease causing microorganisms.
It’s so great to know that the food we love is working for us, isn’t it?

Elmer/Lucy:
*still eating carrots*

AtV:
Oh, and don’t forget:
Just like any other healthy food that you love to eat, it’s possible to overdose on Carrots. Your body isn’t always able to properly break down and digest the nutrients of a wonderful vegetable like Carrots if you’ve eaten too much. That’s when your skin can begin to take on a lovely shade of orange.
All things in moderation, right?

Elmer/Lucy:
*finish eating carrots and run to their water bowl for a drink*

AtV:
What an awesome reminder! You two are some keen little pups.
By drinking a healthy amount of fresh water every day you’re doing so much for yourself. That water not only carries the nutrients of your food throughout your body, it can also work as a way to curb those annoying little in-between meal (or treat) hunger cravings. All the while we’re keeping our skin (and fur) shiny, our liver happy, and our circulatory system in proper working order.

Elmer:
*begins to chase Lucy around the yard*

AtV:
Great example of a healthy circulatory system!

Elmer:
*still chasing Lucy*

AtV:
Well, I have to thank you for this educational experience, Elmer. I’ve really learned a lot in viewing the exciting life of a health conscious puppy such as you – and Lucy too!
Thanks so much for your time today. Can AtV count on your support as we begin to build our Campaign for Veggies?

Elmer:
*licks lower region then proceeds to jumps up and lick interviewers face*

AtV:
I’ll take that as a yes.


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2 comments:

  1. That's awesome. Who knew puppies could provide such insightful nutritional advice?!

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  2. That is FABULOUS! Cutest interview ever. And now I want a carrot. =)

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