Uptown Dog

Adventures of a not-so-average mutt making new friends in New York City

Chow Hound

Let’s talk about everyone’s favorite time of day: dinnertime!

Some dogs chow down and eat all their food at once. Instead, I like to “graze.” I’ll choose a few morsels of kibble, and then eat them on the couch where Mom and Dad are sitting. Sometimes kibble falls between the couch cushions, or I forget a piece on the carpet. So I always have a snack lying around when I get hungry later. I didn’t plan it that way, but it works out great.

My eating style can be a problem when there are other dogs around. Just because I’m a slow eater doesn’t mean that I’m not hungry, or that I’m not enjoying my food. I try to speed up so no one will steal my kibs, but that’s hard to do when you’re used to eating slowly. It makes my tummy hurt!

I also have this habit of eating treats on the bed. I always get a treat when we come in from a walk, and the bed is just such a comfortable place to rest my tired paws.  I try to clean up when I’m done – I don’t want to waste any of my precious treat! – but inevitably a few tidbits get left behind.

Mom and Dad are never too happy when they crawl into bed and find themselves swaddled in crumbs. Sorry guys, it’s just my style.

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13 thoughts on “Chow Hound

  1. Bexley eats all his kibbles during the day except for two or three, which he saves for bedtime. He stares at his bowl until I hand-feed the last few to him before we go to sleep. It’s the weirdest, but cutest ritual! Love the blog, BTW. Keep it up!

  2. Sam Sellers on said:

    I tend to eat a kibble or two an hour. Sometimes more. One time, I dumped a whole bag over my face. It was raining kibbles! This other time, I went into a dog food store and asked for a sample of one of their finest kibbles. The clerk was like, sir, you are not a dog. I got on my phone to call my lawyer to see if a pet food store was allowed to refuse samples. Bingo. There’s a case on point in Kentucky federal district court. Or wherever. I think my “lawyer” was just making something up. Back to the story: I did not leave the store wondering what the filet mignon-flavored kibble, infused with caramel-brandy mushroom sauce, tasted like. I bought a whole bag.

    • Raining kibbles! That sounds awesome. I can’t blame you for wanting to eat dog food, even though it’s a little unusual for humans to do that. My food is salmon flavored and really quite delicious. But you’ll have to get your own bag!!

  3. I take my treats to my comfortable sofa in the kitchen to eat 🙂

  4. Anita Rezzo on said:

    HI Annie, I just wanted to let you know that I read all of Uptown Dog’s adventures to the Chloe dog. She truly enjoys them.
    Love, Autn ‘Nita

  5. I eat everything as fast as I can and then try to talk my people into giving me treats.

  6. You are one pampered bet, getting a snack everytime you come home from a walk. My dog, Henry, scarfs down his food in under a minute. You’d think he was starving. But he gets treats, too, so I guess he’s pampered, too. 🙂

    • Technically the treat is for…ya know…going to the bathroom outside. Mom started doing that when she potty trained me, and she never stopped. So at first it served a purpose, but now I’m just spoiled!

  7. Chancy, Mumsy and Crew on said:

    I am a slow eater too. I eat a little off and on all through the day. I have a special place in the computer room where I eat my night time snack. I usually eat a little when Mumsy is in the room where my food is. I won’t eat anywhere but where she is so when I get real hungry I go to the room where my food is and I carry a mouthful of my food and eat it in the room where Mumsy is. Don’t worry about those crumbs you leave behind…they are easily cleaned up. Hugs and nose kisses

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