Saturday, 14 November 2015

Snack time

Snack time!

Why do dogs always manage to look half-starved whenever food is in the offing?

Jenna and Roxy are always the first to show interest but Roxy is the only counter-surfing Labrador we have had. All the Dalmatians were inveterate thieves and we are tempted to give some credence to the theory of transference of souls as Roxy was born just three days before Frodo the Faller died.

To be fair, the dogs were called over by Susannah to be tempted at close quarters by peanut butter on toast.


Isambard, one of our Ocicats, is always to be found near one or other of the dogs. He does not like peanut butter but joined his friends anyway.

As the smallest – even Roxy, at not quite eight months old, is taller than her - Jenna is often to be found on hind legs, greying muzzle and questing nose searching for the hint of a sniff of a smell of food.

Eventually patience and perseverance were rewarded when the plate ‘fell’ to the floor – I believe it may have been after a nudge from Jenna’s nose.

Footnote: did you know that peanut butter is believed to promote shiny coats in dogs? Just the thought of peanut butter seems to have had the desired effect on our dogs!


21 comments:

  1. Ah, I do love your four-legged friends -- all of them!! I do miss my Sam Schnauzer SO much!! Thanks for sharing the pics!! They're all adorable!! Hope you're enjoying a great weekend -- all of you, two and four-legged!!

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    1. Thank you, Sylvia. I miss all my long-gone four-legged companions and I understand how you feel. Happy memories overcome the sad ones eventually. Have a lovely weekend:-)

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  2. The power of peanut butter is amazing! And your dogs do have shiny coats. :)

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    1. They would happily consume jars of the stuff;-)

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  3. Hi Janice - we need a wonderful post just now ... and the lure and stories of your wunderbar 4-legged friends is just lovely to see and imagine .. oh oh I can believe all of this .. cheers Hilary

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    1. Thank you, Hilary - there are compensations to living in a menagerie;-)

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  4. Your photos made me smile Janice. I remember once Gregg coming back from New England where as a child he used to get this special beef jerky from his grandmother that he loved. On returning home he put the beef jerky up on a sideboard, a pretty tall one. Our sweet pup was a jumper and on wondering where she had gotten to, we discovered her slurping her lips with shreds of wrapping paper everywhere. Her prize? The beef jerky Gregg had brought home for a special treat. I can still remember the look on his face - a funny memory now for both of us since she's been long gone.

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    1. Aww - I bet you wish she could do it all over again. My grandchildren still remember Buddy-the-liver-Dalmatian stealing and eating an entire chocolate cake, happily with no ill effects.

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  5. What a beautiful set of photos! Indeed when food is in the picture all dogs act as if they hadn't eaten in days.....smiles.

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    1. . . . even the little ones, like yours, I'm sure:-)

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    2. Smiles! Yes, even little ones.

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  6. Lol, looks like here when we have chicken ! Such nice pictures !

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    1. Thank you, Ingrid. Cats do love chicken, don't they?

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  7. I did not know peanut butter promotes shiny coats. No wonder my dog likes it!

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    1. He knows what's good for him . . .

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  8. I loved seeing the animals in action. My step daughter has a beagle who can get to food anyplace!

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    1. I like Beagles - they 'sing' . . .

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  9. Snack time is very important to dogs :). Great photos!

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  10. we had tree fellers in the garden today; one of them dared to eat a sandwich with several dogs around.

    They (the dogs) absolutely adored him until he’d finished eating; then they lost interest.

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