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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Don't Feed the Beasts: They'll feed themselves

From a recent evening at our home.... 






 I left the living room for a few minutes.

On a corner table, near the sofa I left an open box of sweet, crunchy goodness.
I came back to a scene that almost made me yell.
Then I started laughing and grabbed my camera instead.







And her dog sitting auntie wonders why Gracie's gained a little weight lately.

Did I mention Gracie has also taught herself how to open and self-feed cat food from a closed container,  when she's not under alert supervision? (I have a bad habit of being physically present without being mentally alert. Gracie has unfortunately figured this out.)

Gracie tries to convince me she doesn't know what is going on; I'm beginning to believe my friend's assessment - Gracie is actually an evil genius.




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  1. Woof! Woof! Oh Oh be careful there's lots of Sugar in the box. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

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    1. Thanks Sugar - at that point there was a lot more terrier than sugar in that box...the box had been around for a while and was down to the final handful. Someone decided though, that this was a case of 'good to the last kernel.'

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  2. I am seriously glad I did not have coffee in my mouth when I read this post! So funny! Though if Gracie really is an evil genius, surely she could get that darned box off her head. LOL Sorry, I'm still laughing. Kudos to you for grabbing the camera!

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    1. Sorry Sue! Wasn't trying to drench any innocent computers ;-) I initially thought the same thing, "HA! Serves you right that you have that stuck on your head...oh, you want that box stuck on your head." When the box started to slip off, little miss piggy pushed her head back in - she was trying to lick he crumbs out of the bottom.

      She's a piggy evil genius.

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    2. LOL!! Lucy used to be a little miss pig like that... And years ago we had a lab mix, Sherman, who we called "trash dog." You can imagine why. This is exactly the kind of situation he could get in :-)

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  3. What a hoot. That is one smart girl. And I'm with Sue - glad you grabbed the camera.

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    1. If the box hadn't been almost empty at that point I would have grabbed the box rather than the camera - I've perhaps crossed the line and in the future will send a video to America's Funniest Home Videos ;-)

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    2. I feel perhaps I should add - we've never actually had a box of this snack in our home before - and I'm thinking we probably will not again - it seems to be too tempting a treat for us.

      Dogs should not be allowed the large amount of sugar and salt that is in snacks like this. Of course, I doubt too many dogs would have access to boxes of this even if it is in their home.

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  4. You must submit this to dogshaming.com. Repeat, must!

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    1. Okay, done! :-) We'll see if she makes the page.

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  5. Vets in Weston
    So cute!! Haha.. That's one bad habit. (Taking the food of the owner. lol) Thanks for sharing this one.

    http://wellpets.co.uk/weston/

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    1. Yes, we are the home of bad habits. We all have them and we're basically gaining new bad habits faster than we loose old ones ;-)

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