Labs will eat pretty much anything.
And, while Jenny is not a pure-bred, her looks and tendencies run toward the lab in her gene pool.
When she was a puppy, we discovered that Jenny, truly, will eat (or attempt to eat) anything. She loves all the things you would assume dogs would like: chicken, steak, ham, hot dogs, bacon. She also loves fish of all types. Pasta (which we don't feed her; no nutritional value for dogs and far too fattening). Fruit (no grapes, though!) and vegetables (tomatoes are tops -- but no stems or leaves; they're poison).
(Jenny loves bananas so much that she will come running to the kitchen if we even pick one up out of the fruit bowl, before it's peeled, even).
I discovered her love of the sweet potato quite by accident. A couple of years ago, I was making a side dish with sweet potatoes for a pot luck dinner. I baked the sweet potatoes (6 of them in all), and left them on the counter to cool. When I went back to make the dish. . . surprise! There was only one. Jenny LOVES sweet potatoes.
Shortly after making that discovery, I started noticing more and more sweet-potato-flavored dog snacks and treats available at the pet food shops.
Recently, I found these. . .
Sam's Yams! They are like giant, dehydrated/dried slices of sweet potato!
(This is the large size; they also come in smaller sizes for dogs with a more delicate appetite!)
Jenny is NUTS for these things! NUTS! She gives them Four Paws!
Sweet potatoes. . . for my sweet lab!
In finch news. . . they babies have flown! The nest is empty; the wreath is coming down.