We created a monster

Oh, did you miss the memo?

Well, let me just spell it out for you.


Eggs for breakfast AND dinner? Only if they’re over easy.

Buttermilk-soaked kibbles? Just the buttermilk, please.

Canned dog food? If I must — but don’t try to feed me the same brand two days in a row.

Blue Buffalo banana and yogurt Mini Blue Bars? Break them up into crumb-size pieces.

A bit of brisket? I’ll take my own slice, thanks.

A few weeks ago, Scooby, a typically voracious dog known around our house as a blaccum — a little black kitchen vaccum — turned into a snob.

His disinterest in dry food coincided with a change from EVO to Innova Prime, a stay at Resort de Mom and a prescription for antibiotics to treat a urinary tract infection.

Also, this 10,000-year-old dog doesn’t have  many teeth to begin with and is due for a dental.

So maybe the demands for softer food are warranted.

But now he seems to have us trained — tasty meats or a hunger strike!

The vet is aware of the situation, and we are headed back to see her in a couple days.

In the meantime, tell me how you get your finicky eaters to clean their bowls.


About crystalwayward

I live with two formerly wayward dogs. I care deeply about the environment, and I think gardening is a revolutionary act.

Posted on May 25, 2012, in Dogs, Scooby and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. Turk and Rufus now will only eat their food if it has a splash of goat’s milk.

  2. Chloe will pretty much eat once the food is put into her bowl. But sometimes Dante scratches at this bowl until Chloe is done and won’t eat it until we pour it into Chloe’s bowl. He is very odd.

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