Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Don't Cry Over Spilled Kibble (SOL17 #14)
My dog is spoiled rotten.
Most dogs have a special spot where their food and water is put out each day. The spot doesn't change, and the dog knows exactly where to go. Maiden has decided that she does not want her food next to her water bowl. She's proved this over and over when she goes on hunger strikes if her food is left in the kitchen. So my husband has started catering to her diva behavior by bringing her food in the room where we are sitting so she can eat with her pack. So now I've resorted to life with the dog food bowl in the middle of the living room floor because that's how she likes it. If she doesn't eat in in a timely manner... it's very possible that the bowl of food will be tripped on and fly all over the floor. You would think we would learn by now, but that's not the case.
So It's dinner time at the Suomi house and our diva has her food bowl in the middle of the living room, excited to eat with her pack. She lies on the floor next to her bowl and stares at us, waiting to see who will eat first. I cut my piece of chicken and begin to eat. While still watching us, she picks up her front paw and jabs at her food bowl. I raised my voice and sternly said, "No, Maiden!" She put her head down on the floor, and looked at me longingly. I continued to eat my dinner when I heard her hitting the bowl with her paw again. This time, she was successful. The food flew out of her bowl all over the floor. At this point, there was only a little kibble left inside her dish. I watched waiting to see what her next move was.
She started to eat the few pieces of kibble out of the bowl, ignoring the pile on the floor, all while staring at me.
There are some things I'll never understand about her.
Yes, she also lies down to eat. Weird.