My parents are from the Maritimes, and one snack my dad would always get when visiting my grandparents when I was a kid was dulse. He’d buy it and snack on it on the all-day drive home and the whole car would smell like dulse cooking in the warm car.
What is dulse? SEAWEED. Packaged and dried raw seaweed. Mmmmm, right??
Anyway I happened to find some in Toronto which is NUTS because I’d never seen it outside the Maritimes. I surprised my dad with it when he visited the next day, but what surprised us both is that Chompsky LOVED IT. He’d do tricks for it, he even stole the bag off the table and tried to run away with it (bad Chompsky, but also, adorable Chompsky).
I figure he loves it because dulse smells and tastes like a beach at low tide, and what is more appealing than that to a dog? Or also my dad??
ADDENDUM: I tried some dulse as an adult and it wasn’t so bad? Salty and pleasantly chewy. ENJOYMENT LEVEL: I wouldn’t buy it for myself but I would help myself to some at a party, THE END.
Fresh snow clumps onto Chompsky’s fur causing what we call his “ice armour”. He doesn’t mind it, but it means we have to hang out with him in the entryway for half an hour after we come in as we all wait for him to thaw!