While I’m waiting for news from up north (Cardis probably don’t show until after 2:00), I decided to try out my Mothers’ Day presents (to myself). My kids would NEVER buy me something this useful. They get me “stuff” that sits around and gets dusty or gift cards to restaurants (those are okay). I’ve come full circle. I remember being annoyed when I was gifted with something that plugged in or belonged in the kitchen. Times change. Since I’ve been creating raw dog food, I’ve learned there were some issues that needed to be addressed. Cutting through bone has been an issue and the shears I had made blisters on my forefinger. So, I ordered a cleaver — heavy, but well-balanced, and a nice pair of poultry shears. Amazon, I love you! Having the right tools slashed 45 minutes from the preparation time for a 26# batch of dog food. Even better, I have no blisters or other injuries. These items and a big spoon are all I need.