Just Labradors banner

1 - 20 of 22 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
8,657 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
I get home later on tuesdays - about 6:30. When I got home, SU and a friend were sitting out on the deck, drinking some beers. After he left, our barber stopped by and SU went back to his house to help with his computer and get his hair cut. I had already eaten before getting home, and I held a pizza for SU when he got home about 9pm. We were just sitting in the livingroom eating some pizza, with Emilu in rapt attention in front of us. I suddenly realized that I hadn't fed them tonight becuase of the disruption in our usual routine. No wonder they stuck so close to me all evening! I looked at Emilu and asked - did I forget your supper? And she got all excited and barked at me. The only time she barks at us is for us to let her outside, or to feed her. Its so funny because she really knows the words "supper" and "breakfast". This time it was to get fed - poor starving critters! Bad mommie!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,546 Posts
You should have gave them a little pizza as an appology! ;)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
9,693 Posts
How can you forget? I'd be hounded (hee hee) until I figured out what I'd done wrong now...arf arf arf arf arf arf arf....arf arf arf arf...you've obviously got better behaved kids than I do!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
8,657 Posts
Discussion Starter #4
It's funny - Emilu is VERY food focused, but the only sign she gave that she was still waiting for something was that she didn't keep asking to go out and lay on the porch. I thought she just wanted to spend the evening with us - but nooooooooo - as soon as she ate, she gave her "let me out" stare and went over to the door. Skippy was too wiped out from a good long run to bother fussing.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
10,307 Posts
I have never missed or been late with breakfast, but dinner (at 5:00 pm)??? The barking and pestering starts at 4:45-4:50 pm. Does not stop until there is food in her bowl. As good as she is, Hershey Kisses can not be deterred from dinner time.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
13,489 Posts
That's funny! Libby would have been pawing at me, running to the bowl barking. And mine know the words supper, and breaky (breakfast) too. They also know yeggs, they get one on the weekend. If you ask them if they're hungry they bark at you!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
23,457 Posts
There has been one or two occasions when a meal has been very late due to a disruption in schedule, and the boys didn't make a big enough fuss to make us realize it. It happens! Remember, there are times when food has to be withheld for whatever reason, and they live through it. Not happily, but they survive!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,639 Posts
Duke can be sound asleep but if I even whisper the magic words, food, hungry, or supper that head pops up with ears alert.
Your girl is very very patient.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
454 Posts
Our dogs almost missed breakfast last weekend. We were staying with my in-laws and usually my FIL loves to feed the dogs and my MIL loves to feed the baby, so I get to sleep in and relax a bit for once. But last Sunday morning, FIL and DH went off in the morning to play golf. I just assumed one of them had fed the dogs. It got to lunch time and I was wondering why the dogs seemed so much more agitated than usual as we sat around the table eating our sandwiches. It suddenly occurred to me - did anyone feed the dogs? No.... poor puppies. :eek:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,695 Posts
Poor starving labbies.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,543 Posts
I do this occasionally. Funny thing though is that really, the dogs do not seem to care! Most often it is Kodi because when we come in from our evening walk (when I get home), she runs and grabs a Kong and starts chewing it on the sofa. If I get side tracked by something, she does not bark or anything for her supper. Usually I only realize the error of my ways if I see the stack of food bowls and hers is on the bottom (she is usually fed last).
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
44,122 Posts
Well at least you did remember!! :)

Tucker follows me around the house licking his chops when it' dinnertime. I'm not allowed to forget.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,824 Posts
Lexi would never let me forgot when she needs to be fed!!! When I shut the work computer down at night, she knows the Windows chime & is carrying on in the living room until I get out there to feed here.

A week ago, we had snow & in my just away stupor, I let her out the door to pee without ANY collar on. Normally it is her IF collar on the first trip out. I *gasped* & immediately remembered "Oh hell, she hasn't had breakfast yet, she ain't going too far!" Boy did I hit that one right, she was back in under 2 minutes bouncing up & down on the patio wanting breakfast.
 
1 - 20 of 22 Posts
Top