January 5, 2012

White Dog seconded my after dinner suggestion that Steve run over to the gelato shoppe around the corner and bring back something tasty to celebrate a "normal" night of dinner together at a regular time and space in the evening to enjoy all being together. He returned with pistachio and lavender.

White Dog, YoYoMa and Nuka gathered around me for the pale green ice cream. Quinn pressed next to Steve for tastes of the honey sweetened flower choice. Puff, not an ice cream fan (can you imagine?), lay next to Steve.

We all shared bites from the cute little plastic spoon; each pup waiting for a turn then slurping the cool dessert down. The White Dog Army is very skilled at eating from a spoon so I was concentrating on the enjoyment of sharing when suddenly the entire spoon was yanked out of my hand as Nuka slurped her bite then clamped down on the spoon.

"Hey, give that back!" I cried and grabbed for her. She backed away and growled a possessive threat then hunkered down with her prize. Steve swooped her up and I grabbed the handle still firmly clenched in her teeth. We both heard the crunch of her biting through plastic and beginning to chew as I wrestled to open her death grip on the spoon. AWD swung her head up and rolled her lips back to nip...and in the process the handle fell out of her mouth. Most of the spoon she swallowed. (We will be watching to make sure there are no repercussions). White Dog and YoYoMa looked worried that treat time was now over...since there was no serving delivery device.

I replaced the plastic utensil with a sturdy metal one from the kitchen. The party resumed. Quinn made a point of showing that HE was a gentleman with graceful party manners...not a wild woman who wanted every single drop of the pistachio heaven, no matter what she had to digest to get it.


Nola said...

Oh no! I bet that was scary!
Dachshund Nola

Kari in Vegas said...

I firmly believe there is ALWAYS room for ice cream but not the spoon

Stop on by for a visit

Tweedles -- that's me said...

It sounded so nummy to me!

Amber DaWeenie said...

EEEEEKS....But, thank you for the memories. The spoon thing must be a White Dog thing. The last few months that our precious Reno was with us, he couldn't bend his head down to eat from a bowl. So I had to spoon feed him his meals. (Or maybe he did it on purpose, pretending not to be able to bend just to get the extra attention....he didn't seem to have any problem drinking water). Anyway, every so often he would grab the spoon and have a very shocked look on his face. He always gave it right back but I was worried he would break his teeth on a metal spoon. So I got a collection of those rubber spoons that McDonalds was giving with their McFlurry's. The rubber worked like a charm.

Random Felines said...

yeah for ice cream, but we will skip the plastic additives. MOL

Remington said...

I'll skip the spoon -- just put it in my dish -- make it a double scoop....

Brian said...

What a treat, but I think you need bigger bowls!

Mr. Pip said...

Uh oh, those plastic spoons are scary. Hope everything passes OK.

Your pal, Pip

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Guess there will be a poop patrol and examination going on there for a few days. Nuka, way to go - we LOVE ice cream. We are lucky too because Dad and all the little peeps here love ice Cream too - lots and lots of opportunities for us to get some good licks.

Happy weekend to all.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Sagira said...

Goodness...glad the spoon wasn't swallowed or anything.

Teddy Bear said...

Oh no! We hope you're ok, Nuka.

Teddy Bear & Sierra

GOOSE said...

I LOVE having icecream, or anything from a spoon. I am very skilled at this, if I do say so my self.
Hope all comes out ok.

Wyatt said...

We love gelato in all colors!! Green, white, pink....Yum Yum Yum!

Wyatt and Stanzie

KB said...

Love the gelato but not the spoon! Our dogs once ate something like that spoon, and our vet had us feed them Wonder Bread (I kid you not) because it would form a ball around the plastic and prevent plastic shards from hurting the GI tract. It was the only time in my life that I've purchased Wonder Bread!

Glad that the hard days of the week are behind you!