Rob, thanks for that. I guess I assumed that the term kibble was widely known even in the non-dog-owning public sphere. I had no intent to mock or point out implied lack of knowledge! Mea culpa and thank you for clarifying.
Good luck with the mutt! My brother always had 2-3 strays or shelter dogs. I grew up on a small suburban horse farm and we always had a dog, for security... usually a shepherd mix. Mom would mix "dry dog food" with our dinner leftovers for his meals. She never called it kibble. As mentioned, it's only from watching TV that I knew the term. Perhaps mockery was too harsh a term, but joking about
dog rocks after someone asks for clarification may come off as dismissive... though certainly it was unintentional.
My longest term client was a pet supply distributor... 30 years, right up til the end of my career. They changed hands several times, but it's a name that most dog owners would know. They also hosted adoption fairs and such. Everyone working there knew dog breeds and everything, but to me it was just another product line that had specialized accounting needs. So I know a little bit about
a lot of things, but not a lot about
I am an animal lover, but haven't owned a pet for probably a half century.