My dog Rory turned 16 last December, but he has the appetite of a puppy.
Translation: he’s become a picky little shit.
I’ve tried rewarding him with treats after he finishes his dinner. When that stopped working, I gave him the treats first. Then switched to different treats. Then changed his food. Then his bowl. Then started hand-feeding him.
I’m willing to do the work.
Last week I learned a trick from my vet. I don’t know why she has been holding out on me for so long, but it got him to eat like gangbusters.
Smear a little baby food on top of the dog food.
She recommended chicken flavor with broth. I applied said smear, and could barely get the dish on the floor before Rory was face-deep in his dinner.
I was a very happy Mama Dog.
You can be, too.
Posted in Animals, Dogs, Food, Humor, Life
Tagged animals, appetite, baby food, dinner, dog bowl, dog food, dog treats, Dogs, food, Humor, life, open wide, picky little shit
I want to go to there.
Posted in Animals, History, Humor, Life, Photography, Travel
Tagged animals, history, Humor, life, Monkey world, monkeys, museums, photography, signs, tank museum, tanks, Travel
Your life is a reflection of how you sleep, and how you sleep is a reflection of your life. — Dr. Rafael Pelayo
My dog makes my life great (and we both sleep like babies).
Posted in Animals, Dogs, Family, Humor, Sports
Tagged animals, dog, family, life, quote, reflection, sleep, Sports
In my ‘other life,’ I write marketing copy.
Web, collateral, packaging — you name it.
As I was feeding my dog this morning, I received a reminder that any customer-facing text can surprise and delight…
Even something as simple as the freshness dating.
Posted in Advertising, Animals, Business, Dogs, Food, Humor, Writing
Tagged advertising, animals, Business, customers, dog food, dog treat, Dogs, expiration date, food, freshness dating, Humor, marketing, marketing copy, packaging, writing
For 20 years, photographer Peter Thorpe has put his dog in costume for his annual holiday card — first Paddy and then Raggle have been dressed up and propped to celebrate the season.
No Photoshop allowed.
Seeing this display, I’m even more resolute to never dress up my dog for Halloween or Christmas.
And definitely not Thanksgiving.
Posted in Animals, Christmas, Dogs, Humor, Life, Photography
Tagged animals, Christmas, Christmas card, commentary, costume, Dogs, Halloween, Holiday, holiday card, Humor, life, Peter Thorpe, photographer, photography, Photoshop, props, puppy, Thanksgiving, turdogken, turducken
Posted in Animals, Dogs, Entertainment, Humor, Life, Photography
Tagged animals, Dogs, entertainment, Humor, life, Monday, photography, smirk