When the ground crunches rather than squishes…

…walkie time is going to be better. The sky cleared right on schedule and it got seasonally cold overnight for the first time in over a week. The mud froze…


…we stopped at Ian’s place to hang out laundry I’d washed yesterday afternoon in anticipation of a bright day…


…and then I had to run to D&L’s because she wanted to go to town. I came back with a speshul treat…


Tobie has always loved those little yogurt cups – to the point where if you give him some you’d really better mean it because it’s the one thing he’ll fight me about if he thinks I’m trying to take it away. So if I want to enjoy one unmolested I have to remember to buy two.

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10 Responses to When the ground crunches rather than squishes…

  1. ka9vsz says:

    What, you guys can’t share one? Y’know, you get a teaspoonful, he gets his tongue in the cup, you get a teaspoonful, etc.

  2. Joel says:

    Picture Tobie sharing food.

    Funny, I used to do that with cats. I’d sit on the sofa with a bowl of yogurt or ice cream, a spoon in my hand and a cat on my lap and we’d play “one for you one for me” till the treat was gone. But a dog? Esp a big dog? No. Food is binary – it’s either ‘yours’ or ‘mine’ but ‘ours’ is not a workable concept.

  3. ka9vsz says:

    Good point.
    Me: Here, Fido, take a bi
    Fido: GULP.
    Me: Sigh. I’ll go get two more containers.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Hey Joel! I’m curious how much does that beast weigh?

  5. matismf says:

    Of course, if you eat half of it before you get home, Tobie is none the wiser!

  6. ka9vsz says:

    matismf: Nope. Tobie will smell the guilt of deceit. Or the metabolic breakdown products of yogurt ingestion. (Further OT comment on byproducts of asparagus deleted cuz the evening booze hasn’t kicked in that much)

  7. Joel says:

    Hey Joel! I’m curious how much does that beast weigh?

    I don’t have any way to weigh him. At a guess somewhere between 70 and 80 pounds. But that’s just a WAG.

  8. Arthur says:

    What flavor yogurt is his favorite?

    I’m guessing “all of them.”

  9. Joel says:

    All of them that he has tried so far, yeah.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Interesting, my terrier is the same about plain yogurt cups, but my system from the get go was to eat my portion, then place the cup with about 20% contents on the floor and watch that little snout dig into it. She polishes the darned thing, no need to wash before placing in the recycling bin. Bonus, gets a noisy chew toy for a few minutes after it is clean.

To the stake with the heretic!