Feeding the 5,000

The Ruhs family has inadvertently started a food pantry/soup kitchen for the lowliest of the low.  King the Dog Memorial Food Pantry is open for business. At any given post meal time, we open our home to any and all who would like the leftovers. They may stay and eat or take some home. Problem is, you have to be an ant to fully get the benefit.

Yes, since the loss of our dear King, we have acquired hundreds if not thousands of new pets. I have gone 9 years without having to sweep the floor after dinner because the fabulous dog generously cleaned up the crumbs for us. But alas without him,  I am forced to dust off the broom and clean the floor myself. The children are also paying the price as they must actually pick up after themselves when half a hot dog falls to the ground.

Thank you King for your inspiration. I have to go vacuum now.


8 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Beth on January 13, 2008 at 4:58 pm

    Put out a little bit of cornmeal out on the floor. The ants can not digest it and will take it back to their “home” and kill all of them. It takes a little while, but safe with kids and other pets.


  2. oh that’s funny!!


  3. OH GIRL!!! If there is one thing i cannot stand – it’s ANTS!!! They send chills over my whole body. They’re ruthless and relentless and…crawly! Eeeww!


  4. Posted by Joni on January 13, 2008 at 8:57 pm

    And they LOVE our buffet!!


  5. Posted by Michele on January 14, 2008 at 10:07 am

    Here are a few solutions, one is a long term commitment though:
    1: You could offer to babysit some toddlers who love to Hoover everything(mine are available)
    2: Have another baby and wait a year till they can Hoover for you(this would be the lifetime comittment bit)
    Just a thought as I contemplate getting a dog.


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  7. We had giant black carpenter ants coming in a couple years ago. We had our pest control guy put out special bait for them in the yard near some trees that he thought they were living in. Haven’t had a problem with them since.

    I’ve never heard the cornmeal thing–interesting!


  8. […] there’s the food pantry project we’re shutting […]


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