May 6, 2010
White Dog sometimes thinks that the OTHER White Dog is just plumb loco; we think it is wonderful that Quinn is beginning to feel safe and secure enough that his playful personality is emerging. As has been well documented many times, Quinn is a total chowhound, fixated on food (any food) and totally lacking in dignified party manners. While he is learning, White Dog still thinks of him as a barbarian. Quinn has developed a very endearing ritual around feeding time that leaves White Dog shaking her head in disbelief...He watches the preparations intently and gets more and more excited as things progress (tail wags, happy little grunts, prancing). When Steve picks up his bowl to "plate" his meal, the Other White Dog rushes outside (presumably for a potty break) and then comes tearing back into the kitchen, often so fast that he wipes out and goes sliding across the floor. Then, with the happiest look imaginable he does a little dance around Steve (it looks like he is being driven by his wagging tail). When Steve picks up the bowl to place it on the floor, Quinn executes a perfect sit and wait until the second the bowl contacts terra firma...then his snout plunges into his meal. Meanwhile White Dog sits in the living room on the leather chair where she can see the kitchen activities calmly and expectantly waiting to be served.