9.18.2012

September 18, 2012

White Dog was being difficult about eating dinner and was heading back behind her chair to pout. During the past days of hectic-ness and rushing, the White Dog Army had enjoyed the sinful pleasure of premium canned food instead of their usual made by momma and Steve fish, vegetables, rice and blueberries. Now that we are, thus far, living a normal week, we cooked and froze a week's worth of their usual menu.

I stopped her and whispered, "Dad is craving ice cream, be ready." That was sufficient for her. When Steve briskly walked through the living room, car keys in hand, she bounded ahead of him to go along. Puff and Nuka figured it out as Steve hit the threshold and lept like gazelles but didn't quite make it out before the door shut. They stood waiting until WD and Steve returned carrying a takeout bag from Chillz.

Steve got spoons and everyone gathered around. White Dog was told she had to eat her dinner first and stubbornly went and laid in the bedroom as if she didn't care about the ice cream. The rest of the WDA each enjoyed a spoonful or two. We called WD back out and again gave her the chance to eat her meal and have the treat that Steve had saved in the bottom of his cup but she refused (and then watched with "those" eyes as Steve scooped out the last bites and enjoyed them).

I can tell our obstinate Little Miss is regretting her hardline stance but that she is too prideful to back down now. Meanwhile the rest of the WDA are wiggy-waggy happy from their surprise and do not understand my caution that they should tone down their joy.

11 comments:

24 Paws of Love said...

That's right WD, show them who's boss. Who can really hold out when the times get rough. Yes, then they will all be looking to you.

*Although I bet that ice cream was really, really good. :)

I know, I know, Ice cream can't stand on principles alone. Geesh, you drive a hard bargain girl. :)

GOOSE said...

You are a tough cookie. yummmm cookie. Anyway my MOM would not have been able to hold out.
Blessings,
Goose

Remington said...

You know how to show them, don't you, my friend?

Random Felines said...

you missed out on ice cream???? yikes.....

FiveSibesMom said...

Ohhh....when it comes to ice cream (that is a #1 fave right along side pizza crust in this household!) you have to back down WD! There's no shame in giving in for some of that delish cool treat! Sorry you didn't get any. :-(

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Three of us never have any trouble downing our dinner, but you know the picky guy Phantom. And he loves ice cream. Contrary to the norm of not getting treats until cleaning the bowl of kibble, he is spoiled and gets a taste anyway. Sometimes it is all he needs to start on his dinner.


Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Amber DaWeenie said...

Ice Cream!!! Ah, can I come live at your house and be a WDA dog too????

Ginger Jasper said...

Aww poor White dog.. I hope she starts to eat properly soon because she is missing treats.. Hugs GJ xx

meowmeowmans said...

Wow, WD, that is a seriously hardline stance. We're pretty sure we wouldn't have the willpower...

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Aww, White Dog, mum would have snuck you some ice cream later. Sometimes she just feels like the yummy stuff and not the healthy stuff too. Take care all. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

Brian said...

I will take the ice cream off your paws!