Thursday, May 17, 2012

This is What Happens When I Eliminate Late Night Snacks

I have some very spoiled dogs around here....and as a matter of fact, the are really too smart for their own good. My pup are used to having a snack with me in the evenings when I watch TV. The snack of choice is popcorn. Now, I know they really don't need popcorn as I sure as heck don't need it, but they love it and only get a few bites as "we" watch television in the evenings.


Last night, I was cutting fabric and not really watching TV......so I decided to skip the evening snack because I was busy. Not once but several times, Dora got on the back of the chair and was whining....she was wanting her popcorn. I know what they want by how they communicate with me and I know what they are trying to tell me.....it is my job to know after all. Let me stress...she had eaten her dinner just a couple of hours earlier...she simply wanted her popcorn snack.  After much unsuccessful whining....Dora decided to just give up....( at least that is what I thought) and I told her we were not having a snack it was too late.


Next thing I know, I hear crunching noise, a rather loud crunching noise at that. Then, Bailey jumps up from under my feet and sits as still as a mouse...just looking...I knew right then something was not right.....



This is what happens around here I guess when I decide to stop the late night snacking....DORA takes it upon herself to remedy the situation.....Do you see what she has??? A CUCUMBER straight out of our GARDEN.....


She went right out the doggie door and picked herself a cucumber.......it would have been a tomato  if they had been ripe.... Baily is looking at me as if to ask, "What the HECK" she would never go out and do that herself...but she sure wants her fair share!!


Yes...Dora is resourceful.....or stubborn is more like it! I got on to her good about getting in the garden and snatching vegetables and then this is what I had to look at.....


Now tell me....would  you feel bad taking away a late night snack, just because you had something else to do besides sit and watch television? After all, the poor dog had to go all the way out to the garden and pick her own snack.....seriously.......


.......and it was dark to boot!!!


I am assuming this very first cucumber of the season was tasty....as it sure smelled wonderful!! Oh....the life with these dogs!!!!! It is NEVER a dull moment around here....EVER!!! And I certainly would not have it any other way!!!

25 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh! What a resourceful little thing! At least she was eating healthy. LOL!
    Love how she brought it back into the house to eat it. Dora looks a lot like our Toby in her coloring. Toby is a mutt, but looks a lot like a black and tan dachshund.

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  2. Amazing and resourceful too. I've never heard of a dog going out to pick a cucumber and then eating it.

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  3. hahahah I love it! I wonder if this will become her new habit. That's very cute! Funny little doxies!
    Erica :)

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  4. Props to her for taking matters into her own paws and for finding a healthy snack! :O)

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  5. That's a weenie dog for you....too cute!

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  6. Poor Dora! My dog growing up use to watch us in the garden and would stack the cucumbers up and pick tomato's. too bad her teeth ruined them...I think she was just trying to help!

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  7. Oh how could you be mad at a cutie like that! Love that she is choosing healthy snacks! I needed this fun post today! Thanks! Linda

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  8. There's something to be said for self-sufficiency! Smart puppy!

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  9. Too cute. When my little dachshund thinks he needs a treat he get down on his front paws, looks at me, wags his tail and barks. Oh, who can resist that? Think you better make some popcorn, has to taste better than a cucumber.

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  10. Can you hear me "LAUGHING"!!! This is TOO DARN CUTE! Give her a hug for me!!! Hey, the cucumber is better for her than popcorn, "BUT" tell her the next time to make "YOU a salad"!!!
    Big Hugs to You AND the girls!
    Donna

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  11. I used to have Weimaraners and they also loved produce from the yard. They would pick apples, peaches and eat them. They would pick oranges and peel and eat them. I had the vegy garden fenced but one stuck her head in a picked and ate an eggplant. They were also champs at getting the bananas off the counter and peeling and eating them.

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  12. My gosh! I thought it was a jalapeno when I first glanced at the picture...what a little stinker! LOL

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  13. This is so funny-doxies are hard headed-they want what they want!

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  14. This definitely takes on the meaning, "desperate times ask for desperate measures". Love the on spot picture taking. Makes me want a dachshund even more!!! Such a great post, I gotta share this with my hubby.

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  15. So funny! Love the "what the heck" look....Thanks for the laugh. =D

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  16. Too cute! At least it was a healthy snack! Have a great weekend.

    Debbie

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  17. OMG that's too funny! Least she went for the veg and not the fridge! =D

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  18. OMG!!! Hubby and I both laughing here!! I can see that your furbabies are as spoiled as ours!!! Thanks so much for sharing that story and pics with me!!!
    Have a wonderful weekend. Our girls and one boy just go and get doggie bones by theirselves!! That is just soo funny
    !!
    Hugs,
    Lynn

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  19. Hilarious! I love that animals take things upon themselves at times to remedy any given situation. Nice post and photos.

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  20. Ha clever girl, she knows what's good for her! Corn & esp popcorn is not good for doggies, the popcorn husks can get caught under their gums & cause an infection & a very expensive vet bill!
    Better to get them some doggie dental treats for late night snack, the best I have found "Checkups" http://www.checkupstreats.com/, no wheat or corn, plus omega 3's & best of all they really work!

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  22. Sooo funny! We had to cut out snacking because our dog was fat (granted she only weighed 9 1/2 pounds, but she should have been 80. We found that she loved carrots and peas. If we had a garden she would have done the same thing, I just know it!

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  23. Dora is my kinda girl! She makes her own rules! Ha Ha! I love a good cucumber! She is healthy mom, don't cha think? That girl is the most resourceful doxie ever! Ha Ha! Suzanne you are blessed! :)

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