Tuesday, March 30, 2010

not a fan of rationing

We used to set out a dish of dog food for Arlo and Greta, and made sure it always had food in it. They self-regulated well, and we didn't have to worry about them overeating. Then Greta doubled her width.
For about 5 months, I've measure out their food in the morning and after our dinner. They eat it, and wait for the next meal.
This week, I've noticed they weren't eating. I was starting to get concerned.
I got out of the shower this morning and heard *plink plink* Hmmm... I peeked around the corner to find Henry carrying the measuring cup to the dish with 5 pieces of dog food. He repeated this four times before I let him know he was being watched.
So, they've been eating what I've set out, and what I've seen as "leftovers" were just Henry's handouts.


Monica said...

Yeah...kids and pets are tricky! I just watched our cat nom down the dog's food for a good couple of minutes before I let him know I was watching. :P

Maribeth said...

That is a cute story. We have the reverse issue here. Amelia takes food out of the dish. Maybe she is stowing it away to give to Henry to feed to your dogs. We better watch those two more closely.