One time, a dog we were fostering, helped himself to a fresh loaf of my homemade bread cooling on the counter. He had moved it and when I came back into the house to see where he was, I found it at the top of the stairs. And another time, daughter's dog enjoyed one layer of a cake cooling on the table.
The food smells must make it irresistible.
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She had her nose up sniffing the air in the kitchen while I was getting supper ready. I quickly halted that. Left over pizza for DH. With Italian Sausage. At least the Canadian bacon was nitrate free.....
Post by SpringRain on Mar 16, 2019 12:05:07 GMT -5
My sister used to take in rescue dogs, one of which was a neurotic chihuahua with food aggression habits. After my sister died, I sometimes stayed at her house while packing up and cleaning out, and taking care of her dogs. One day when Dad was planning a shed raising event, I dashed off to the local store to get some food for the workers, forgetting that I had a Tupperware container with glazed donuts sitting on the counter.
When I returned, the dog's facial expression told me he had some something daring. I found the Tupperware container (hard plastic) gnawed and opened, and donuts missing. I found one nudged in between two sections of the wonderfully comfortable sectional she had. It was partially eaten, crumbly, and squished up. I didn't find the other missing donuts, but I suspect they were residing in the dog's stomach.
This is a tiny dog; how he jumped up on the counter to attack the donut container is still beyond me, as he doesn't have that much jumping capability. I think he made a dash at fast speed, jumped up on the kitchen chair, the kitchen table, and took a flying leap over to the counter.
The mess in the couch from a squished donut was indescribable. From then on, I put him in a nice comfy cage, but then he howled and barked so much I could hear him from outside.
Dogs will eat a lot of different things. However if you are going to keep a dog, make sure it always has water available and give it some Friskies daily. You may also give it some kitchen scraps that you have left from your meals. And remember to love it, talk to it, teach it, and pet it. Have fun.