Kickass and eating plants
Kickass, the doorstop dog, says that while the keeper becomes more qualified on a daily basis to be an authority on aging, it is really Phyllis who should be listened to in doing right in dietary matters. Younger than the keeper, and much better informed in health issues, Phyllis is big on eating plants and avoiding sugar and other junk that loads much of what is on grocery shelves. Her approach more or less matches that of a recent writer who said if you want to live to be 100, eat plants and keep moving. That 100 goal is not so ridiculous to the keeper as it once was, which is the reason he sometimes paces around the house chewing on a carrot as Phyllis brews up another pot of her fantastic plant-based soup.