Pickiest. Dog. Ever. Born.

Thought I’d give Torso Boy a little break from his boiled chicken & rice this morning, since I spaced on cooking more rice yesterday and what was left in the container was a little funky and we’re trying to solve intestinal problems, not install them. So I opened one of the two cans of locally-available soft food and gave him half. I expected him to dive right in. Instead he checked it out, took a few licks, and…


Are You F’ing Kidding Me. Little Bear would have ingested that with sufficient authority as to turn the bowl convex.

And I know it’s entirely my fault, that I’ve just spoiled him rotten and now I’m going to have to pay the price of convincing him that people food is for people and dog food is for dogs, and he’s a dog.

I know this, because this is what I had for supper last night…


…and you can believe he was all over me during the entire process, wanting his share. Which he didn’t get.

I’m paying for my sins. Unfortunately for him, I’m used to that sort of thing. So I’m going to win this.

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8 Responses to Pickiest. Dog. Ever. Born.

  1. Anonymous says:

    To give TB some credit, I’ll say that his doesn’t look particularly appetizing. Yours, on the other hand…

  2. Ben says:

    It is my experience that, however stubborn, however concerning their behavior; whilst campaigning for their preferred food kids, dogs, and cats will all eventually eat before they starve to death.

  3. Joel says:

    🙂 Anon, are you suggesting it’s a problem of presentation?

  4. terrapod says:

    Sadly, you will find it very hard to get TB back to kibble. Mine here who had the same issue and is now “cured” of the jet propulsion rear end, wants the rice and chicken or noodles and chicken, or nothing. Will peck at a kibble or two if really hungry but keeps looking up for the good stuff.

    I may have to start mixing some kibble with the rice in stealthy increments until almost back to pure kibble. That or put some warm low salt beef broth on kibble.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Anon, are you suggesting it’s a problem of presentation?

    Perhaps you could serve TB’s dinner on a pretty green plate. 😉

  6. Kentucky says:

    . . . with a side salad and a nice white wine.

  7. Joel says:

    But what about garnish? Is parsley okay or am I just being medieval? I DON’T KNOW GARNISHES!!!

  8. matismf says:

    If one uses sufficient wine, garnishes do not matter.

    Was that the remains of a certain pecky Leghorn hen, perchance???

To the stake with the heretic!