Thursday, April 27, 2006

Eating Dog Food, Drinking Breast Milk All In A Day’s Work

MANHATTAN, Kan. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Chowing down on dog food and sipping breast milk might make some people queasy, but it’s just another work day for a research assistant in Manhattan, Kansas.

Patricia Patterson works at the Sensory Analysis Center at Kansas State University and it’s her job figuring out which doggie treats have the least amount of crumbs and the right consistency of breast milk.

She does this by eating, drinking and smelling the item to make sure everything is just right.

Although most of the items she tests aren’t met for people, Patterson doesn’t mind snacking on doggie delectables because it is “way cleaner and healthier than human food.”

Her job sounds hard to stomach but Patterson claims she has never thrown up while on the clock.

But there was the time she almost lost her lunch when she was forced to try Durian, a smelly fruit from Thailand because “the flavor, the texture....everything about it was just terrible.”

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