5.04.2010

May 4, 2010

White Dog was told by Jesse, her trainer, that dogs do not sort through food, that when presented with a meal will simply eat it all. Like so many "facts" she learned as a pup, White Dog has systematically spent her life disproving that adage. She can take a casserole...or tonight's lamb stew...and selectively eat only the lamb (which we have shredded into small bites) leaving behind the potatoes, the zucchini and the eggplant. Lamb pieces that have a bit of spinach clinging to them are pushed around until the offending greenery is removed, then are savored. Dog kibble, mixed into the gravy to provide a little crunch, is nosed entirely off of her plate. On spaghetti night, White Dog is the master at somehow only choosing the ground turkey mixed in the marinara and the grated Parmesan on top...noodles and sauce are ignored...but she does enjoy a bite or two of garlic bread (or better yet, garlic cheese bread) with the "pasta." Our food Diva carefully licks the bleu cheese dressing from salad components she is offered and then leaves the vegetables on a neat pile on the carpet. Quinn loves to follow along behind his sister polishing off her "left behinds" and cleaning up the area around her plate.

6 comments:

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I khan see it taking place as if I were there watching!

One of my SibeStas khan sort through her things but not nearly as well as WD!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Remington said...

Beth here! Oh yes, Mr. Rem is very picky about what he wants to eat and will pick through certain things also....

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

The last sentence made us laugh. TD and Ciara clean their bowls, doesn't matter much what is in there. But picky boy Phantom will only pick out what he wants and leave the rest, even to the point of putting the discards out of the bowl and on the floor.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

The Thundering Herd said...

Woo - we can totally attest that a dog can be quite selective about what to eat. Unfortunately, some of those selections can be quite gross to humans (hu-dad thinking of a certain incident this past weekend with a pile of horse . . . . - never mind).

Teddy Bear said...

Aren't we so smart to pick through the things that we do want to eat and the things we don't want to eat?:)

Love,
Teddy Bear

Scottie the 'Cutie' said...

Wow, you are such a dainty eater, Siku! Me, I just gobble everything up...heh! But then I'm a boy, so maybe that's the difference between the girls and boys? *wink*

Scottie