When my mother was making them, she'd always give the first one to the dog. Then she'd kind of smile and say, "You know what Vecmam always said." The dog and I both knew, of course, so we didn't have to repeat it. My grandmother's aphorism? "Drown the first litter."
ruzuzu - no, Rush did a series of atheist/libertarian rants propounding the virtues of Godless science and white dogs fighting with mythical whatsits (spoiler: the doggie, personified by a bitchin' wah guitar solo, wins).