Wednesday, April 30, 2008

I rolled the blog dice and up came GRAVY

I have an eight year old dog (puppy) and she's a tiny little thing...maybe 7 pounds.

For most of those years she only ate puppy food. We tried never to give her food from the table.

And she was fine with it.

But after about 7 years or so I started feeling a bit guilty. So I'd give her a bite of this or a bite of that (She preferred 'bites of that')

And then she came to expect it and she became nervy. Big time nervy. Panting and jumping and running around in circles whenever I was eating and not giving her some.

Sometimes I do, sometimes I don't.

I'm trying to teach or manners. Or something.

So anyhow, last night I'm finishing up dinner at the table (my chair in the TV room) and I decided I'd give her my leftover gravy (how I had leftover gravy is anybody's guess)

I scrape the gravy into her little bowl and then go back to my chair.

She devours the gravy. Smacking her lips and making contented puppy noises.

And then comes back into TV room with a big ol' grin on her face, tail a waggin', and she's just about the happiest person on earth.

She looked like I just gave her a new ipod or something.

14 comments:

cousin saul said...

So...what you're saying is that animals can be trained to be either obedient or pests? (a lot like kids)

cousin saul said...

Or was this just a blog about gravy?

Anonymous said...

I changed my mind. This is a great blog. I am so glad that CNN has linked to this blog.

I like gravy.

Redbeard76 said...

I'm boycotting Austrian gravy.

Sparkle Plenty said...
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I Ain't No Oprah said...

Austrian gravy is especially good when it simmers....down in the BASEMENT and away from sunlight!

cake said...

Your puppy and mine must've been separated at birth, gravy's her favourite food too. We should have a family reunion...your 7lb puppy can ride on her 50lb half-sister!

(The alternative is just that everyone, puppies, humans, Austrians...EVERYONE just loves gravy! But that's not as much fun.)

heavy helen said...

I don't like gravy.

No, that would be a lie. I love me some gravy.

jed said...

Possum gravy...now that's darn good eatin'!

doc nazi said...

I only like white gravy.

KKK guy said...

Me too!

Jayne said...

My dog likes gravy too.

The End.

I'm just off down the basement ummm.. I mean the stairs to feed the dog.

The End.

David'Z RantZ said...

Can an eight year old dog still be classified as a puppy, size notwithstanding? Anyway, I was gonna say something about how you can cure a puppy of nerviness by locking it in the basement, but there've been too many basement cracks already. So I won't say it.

cake's 10 year old puppy said...

Yup.