Wednesday, January 6, 2016
A word of advice...poodle puppy ponderings
Dogs know this but people seem to forget it. Dogs never forget it...
Have the best stuff first.
LeeAnna: I've been seeking a new word of the year for 2016.
I have learned something from my dogs and it may have importance for me this year. I may be choosing the phrase "use it". Back to Cole to explain the dog's perspective....
Cole: Dogs know... eat the best stuff first. If you are still hungry, that kibble will be there as the people aren't eating it. This is true even if you have other pets in the home. Eat the best stuff first.
Momma takes up what she calls trail mix for my bed time snack every night. It's a blend of my (allergy food) kibble which is boring to me, a glucosamine chew broken up, various cookies-du-jour, and some dried fruit like cranberries or blueberries. She puts a handful on my bed. I am careful to root out the glucosamine first, then the fruit, then the cookies and if I am desperate I have the kibble because it touched the other stuff.
I could finish it off right now!! No reason to store it! This house is too small to store stuff!!
(LeeAnna: Cole likes to see trail mix every night, and doesn't realize it wouldn't be there if he ate it all now)
It's the same with my food bowl. First eat the people food, then if I'm still hungry, the kibble.
I am not a savage, I can still sniff out the good stuff.
Momma seems to take a bite of each item on her plate, and rotate.OMD it's almost painful to watch! Dad and I know to eat the best first. Neither of us dawdle while eating either.
Hmmmm, I kind of get what Momma means about having treats every night. I do enjoy having a whimzee while the peeps watch the "talky-talk" But still...
Consider playing with the good toys first, til you chew up the squeaker at least. Consider eating the best stuff first. Pee in the best spots. Sleep on the softest place. Live a little! What are you saving it for???
Cole: OH MY DOG!! I nearly forgot to tell you I got you something. The last time we went to Annapolis I got a magnetic bumper sticker for you...
Who wants this?? Well, if you want it, entertain me... tell me a story, make a suggestion of how momma can entertain an aging poodle who can't play like he used to, tell me a walking story. I'll pick one of you and have my people send it out. Giveaway ends Saturday 10AM EST. Good luck!