Friday, December 08, 2006

We do this really fun thing at mealtime. The dogs hang out in their favorite spots while I prepare their feast. When I bang the spoon on the last bowl after mixing everything together, they all come running & sit in their designated spots. I ask them to Wait while I put all the bowls down and they all have to give me eye contact for however long I feel like making them wait...usually it's not very long. Then I tell them "OK!!!" and they all dig in.

"Fun? Does this look like fun to you? Two letters...O & K...just say 'em fer cryinoutloud!"





"We're looking at you already! What kinda power trip are you on Woman???"


I put these shots on the blog as proof that I do not starve them. Nor do I torture them by showing them their food & then eating it myself.

I swear...they eat very well!

3 comments:

Lola said...

We do something similiar with Lola. We put her food down and put our hand up and say stay. She will sit and stay until we say OK then she gets to work on her food bowl. I think it really helps pups in learning obedience and a little self control.

Ferndoggle said...

Hiya Lola!

Yep, that's why we do it! The older dogs have a slight bit of self control...Lola has none. We're working on that. They just look so pathetic while waiting to be released...I had to take a picture of it!

Pappy's Fella said...

Ferndoggle,
Don't hate Pappy because he's beautiful, hate him for tagging you. You're assignment is to write six weird things about you or your dogs. Check Pappy's latest post for instructions, and good luck.

Pappy's Fella

P.S. We do the sit-stay for dinner, but I think it's a whole new category of complexity with three dogs. If we are feeding a second dog with Pappy, there's a whole lot of bowl swapping going on.