8.02.2010

August 2, 2010

White Dog loves all things pork and tonight was one of her uber-favorites, big meaty pork ribs. Quinn, who has learned so much from imitating his sister, has also learned to love this treat. When dinner was served both White Dogs cozied up to me asking for their share. Their bowls, filled with balanced nutritious blend of chicken, rice and mixed vegetables, were totally ignored as they snooter swooned over my plate. "No ribs until you have eaten your regular food," I ordered and stared them down. They shifted over to sit by Steve. "He's not giving you any pork, either!" I said making eye contact with the already weakening husband. And before White Dog and The Other White Dog targeted Michael, I added "don't even think of asking!"

I saw the stubbornness wash over White Dog as she came and sat next to me refusing to eat her dinner and sending telepathic demands to "Give me the pork!" Quinn looked up and, realizing that I was serious, walked over and wolfed down what was in his bowl. White Dog mumbled at his "cave in" in disgust.

"Quinn has finished dinner as I asked," I said as TOWD came and sat on my other side. "Here is your rib, buddy!" His eyes lit up as he took the prize and stretched out in the kitchen doorway. His slurpy gnawing sounds and total concentration left no doubt of his pleasure.

White Dog weighed the possibility of swooping in and stealing the treasure; I felt her conclude that she would get in big trouble for that act and it would not be worth it. "Here's your plate," Steve coaxed as he slipped a few bits of pork over the rice as garni. "You can have your rib just as soon as you eat your dinner." I reminded her.

She glanced over at TOWD still going to town and licked her lips. Heavily, WD got up and went to her plate. She nosed the food and then ate most of her meal, just to maintain some dignity before asking again. "Here you go!" I gave her the rib and White Dog disappeared behind the coffee table where she could enjoy her treat (and balm her bruised ego) in private.

P.S. Ben, from Life is Better on Three Legs, has a favor to ask. His friend Brody is in need of a forever home FAST! Please visit his blog and help--or post--if you can! He and his family have done SO much for so many!

14 comments:

Teddy Bear said...

Way to go, Siku and Quinn. Sometimes it's VERY hard to eat our food when what our pawrents are eating smells a thousand better. I guess they know what's good for us and are teaching us that oh so virtuous thing called patience. Pfftttt!

Love,
Teddy Bear

Ben said...

Thank you, Thank you. For posting a link for Brody...there is something in this eyes...
Ben

Jacqueline said...

We always enjoy your stories and feel like we are there with you guys!...We love to smell Mommy's food, but don't care to eat it too much=it's that curious cat thing!...Glad your babies enjoyed their ribs, what a great treat!...kitty kisses...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Sam said...

Our boys have my husband down as an easy mark for a treat - they really know how to work him too!

Sam

Remington said...

Great story! I hope Brody finds a loving forever home very soon!

Brian said...

I bet that pork smelled great too! Hey, I told my twitter pals about Brody too, ya never know who might see it.

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Just like the kidlets, we have to finish our kibble before we get any extras here too:( And the Dadster here is the easy mark too.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

My mom is a hard nut to khrakhk when it khomes to things like that!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Sagira said...

Mmmm...my mouth is watering I want a rib now.

Oh no, sure hope that the pup is able to find a great new furever home.

Kari in WeHo said...

mmmm ribs I understand why the pups love them!


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Life With Dogs said...

What is this patience thing Teddy speaks of? Our dogs are not acquainted with it. Do you offer lessons? :)

Shiloh said...

I put a journal entry on Brody out there and I've got my paws crossed for him too. Thanx for letting me know about this unfortunatepup.

Casper and pals said...

I just love reading about the antics of Siku and Quinn!

Gwyn

Scottie the 'Cutie' said...

Omigosh...I can imagine that yummy pork rib too! No wonder you are reluctant to finish your food, Siku! I think I would have been reluctant too with that yummy rib asking to be in my tummy *grins* If I ate all my food first, I'm not too sure I would have enough tummy space for the rib...LOL!

Hope you have a great week ahead!

Scottie