It's three weeks since I gave up alcohol and coffee and surprisingly, it is the caffeine that's proving the hardest to live without. After walking the dog this morning, I set out a bowl for his Burns pork and potato dog food, and another for my breakfast of chopped apple, yoghurt and pecan nuts. I also picked up his dinner bowl to wash it.
I then went to my desk to eat my breakfast while surfing the daily news websites. Half way through, I looked down and to my horror, realised that I was eating from a dish decorated with paw prints and emblazoned with the words 'Feed Me' - basically, Biff's (unwashed) dinner bowl. Downstairs in the kitchen, he had eaten his breakfast from a Limoges porcelain dish. Ahaghhhhg! It seems to me that some of us really do need that jolt of caffeine to wake up in the morning.