Monday, March 03, 2003

No Pumpkin Head Here

I offered Rem some pumpkin from a spoon straight out of the can on the counter so he'd think it was people food. Didn't fool him. He still figured it's fruit and he doesn't do fruit. (Come on, he's a dog--he don't know nothin' about no vegetables.)

But he did some tricks eagerly for doggie junk food, so now he's eating that again. For dinner I dropped a quarter cup of dry kibble in with his chicken, as I have been doing, and for the first time in a week, he ate it--slowly, one at a time, chewing thoughtfully, but he ate it. I also slipped in half a spoonful of pumpkin. He did not touch any of the kibble that had come into contact with it and were therefore infested with pumpkin cooties. When he was done, he didn't leave, either. Stood there, pondering his bowl. So I scooped another third of a cup of kibble and dropped it into his bowl (carefully avoiding the pumpkin). He sniffed at it, considered it, but didn't eat it. Didn't leave, either. However, when I picked it out of the bowl and offered it to him in my hand, he ate it all. Funny guy.

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