Willie's "Refined" Palate?

August 21, 2010 § Leave a comment

Poor Willie. There’s just been so much going on in his little life recently that he’s having a very hard time adjusting. With moving to a new apartment and mommy’s new schedule, (ie I’m home for 2.5 seconds during the entire week), he’s starting to act out….which is totally understandable, poor little guy. So, luckily I was able to have most of the day off from work yesterday and I decided that it was time that the little man and I spent some good quality time together. We went on a nice long 2 hour walk where he met lots of fun doggy friends. He got to roll around in the green grass disgusting sidewalk concrete, and roll over and proudly display his junk to strangers as they walked by. What can I say, he certainly has zero modesty. But to cap the whole day off, I took him to his favorite pet treat store to pick him out some yummy and of course healthy goodies to enjoy that night.

Willie’s acting out gets especially bad during meal times. You see, Willie discovered yummy people food by accident when mommy had an unfortuante run-in with the kitchen table and dropped her dinner on the floor, much to the delight of one furry little guy. Christmas came early that night for Willie. There was no turning back then. Ugh. But, back to the pet store. I explained to the lady working there that I needed a mealtime snack that we could give Willie to keep him distracted long enough for us to enjoy our dinner in peace. Afterall, because of our insane schedules, Jeff and I eat about 3 meals a week together, so we’d like to enjoy them ya know? But we also certainly don’t want our little guy feeling like he’s being ignored, so there had to be a happy medium, right?

So the lady at the store was very much into the whole “organic process of letting your dog find the treat that best suits him instead of the owner forcing him to eat one that they buy” thing, and we set off parading Willie up and down each aisle letting him sniff and lick (gross?) the different treats. There were dozens of different treats. All different shapes, sizes, colors, and flavors. There were training treats, milk bones, Kongs etc. Willie had to find one he liked, right? Unfortunately, yes. Unfortunately because out of all of the treats, which one does Willie choose to like the best? The Pig Ears. Um, ew. Really Willie? A pig ear? I mean it’s a legit pig ear. I looked at the lady with a look of horror on my face as Willie’s face lit up like a Christmas tree as he buried his head into the pile of ears, snatched up his favorite one and  danced back down the store aisle with his new swine friend in mouth. Ick.

Well, regardless of how disgusting it is, it definitely works. And it’s actually a very healthy treat which makes mommy happy. Even better, these piggy ears are only 99 cents! Jeff literally told me to buy out the store when he found out how well they worked. So, this is a warning to all farmers, lock up your piggies, I’ve got a hungry puppy on my hands!

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