Saturday, November 17, 2012

Dish Washing


Is there ever enough?


Eat first, ask questions later, that's my motto. 

I officially get two meals per day. After each one, I like to relax for an hour or so to enjoy that brief feeling of fullness.

Blood rushing to digestive system... feeling sleepy...

But in the morning, before I can assume my position of optimal digestion, there is something I MUST do.

You see, each and every time Momma or Master touch my foodable bowl, I cannot help but wonder if their plan is to put more food into it.

Yes, even if I have just recently snarfed down the meager offerings I receive morning and evening because, let's face it, I'm a lab, I'm HUNGRY!

Momma has an annoying habit in the morning of handling my bowl after breakfast. Now, I suppose a less optimistic chap would just let this phenomena go by, but yours truly cannot help but recall that glorious day when I was fed not one, but TWO dinners (although momma was a bit angry over that saying that I had somehow tricked her into feeding me after Master had already done so).

But just knowing there is a possibility of more food sets my heart racing and so I cannot rest until she has completed her strange ritual.

Maybe this time...

Some days she just picks up my bowl, splashes around with it in the sink for a while and then places it on the counter (not, take note, on the floor because she says that way she will not be fooled again).

Did somebody eat cheese food last night and forget to give me some?

While other days she puts my bowls into the magic washy machine. Do you have one of these? It is a truly amazing (but confounding) apparatus. 

It sure smells great and sometimes there are even little bits of peanut butter on the knives or crumbs of other tasties.

Is that peanut butter?

Such a waste, don't you think? Momma says our magic washing machine has a masticator in it that eats the leftovers. I've never seen the masticator, but I've heard it now and then crunching and munching away on what is rightfully mine. 

How can she feed the masticator when I am clearly starving?

Today, again, I was disappointed. There is no pleasure whatsoever in hearing the words "Oh, Dexter, you just ate. Don't worry, we'll feed you again tonight."

Tonight seems so far away.

Dexter done!


  1. Dexter, we all think there is way too much dishWASHING and not enough dishFILLING that goes on around here too.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  2. Sam completely agrees! Sam thinks that if bowl is washed, it should immediately be given more kibble - to test eat from!


  3. Hey Dex'
    We are so glad that we are not the only doggies with and extraordinary food fixation. Food, glorious food! My mom has tortured me, in particular, recently with the 'eat slow bowl' made by those Eukaneuba peoples. (I get this 'piled-high' food bowl and then have to try and nibble my way through it with all those horrible obstacles...not fair). Yeah, Tammy and I also fool the humans sometimes into giving us more back-to-back meals (when the Boss is around). It works...pleading eyes and barking work too!
    BTW, we loved seeing more of your neighbourhood in one of the previous appears that you are getting more walks now,(?) lucky doggie!
    Also, Momma says to tell your Momma that the den is, indeed, only hers. (I don't think she's noticed our invasion too...she's very distracted.)

    Sending lotsalicks and lotsaslobber to you guys

  4. A point well wondered Dexter.

    Life is so unfair - I often see my humans filling thier dinner plates more than once. I always hope that I can get extra meals and would even be their dishwasher (i.e. take on the job of cleaning all the plates) if it got me more foodables, but for some reason they don't think my tounge is as good as the noisy machine, whereas I know, like you do, that all that yummy leftover stuff is going to waste.


  5. Dishwasher??? Isn't that YOUR job Dexter? Yeah, thought why, oh why, does your Moms put it in the Masticator washy thingy, when you could do that job? Nope, doesn't seem fairs at all.
    As far as the bowl goes, you have to learn some counter surfin' my friend! Yups, once you can gets your paws up theres, you can knock the bowl back to it's rightful spot on the floor....your Moms will thinks she hadn't feed you yet...brilliant.

  6. Oh. Dex. You poor, starving LabraDude. You should come out here - or have your momma talk to mine. We get three square meals a day and a bedtime snack. And a treat every time we go outside and go potty. You know who came up with the idea of three squares and a bedtime snack? One of our veterinarians. What a wise, wise woman. Maybe your vet could recommend that to your momma.
    Play bows,

  7. We're the same--we always have one ear out for kitchen noises.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  8. OMG, we just read Dave and Zim's comment. We're seriously considering changing homes! Are you with us, Dexter?!
    What's a magic washing machine? We don't have one of these!

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

  9. I guess I'm lucky, I always have a bowl full of food and am able to eat at my convenience.

    Nubbin wiggles,

  10. Haha, those pictures made me say "aww"

  11. We have a magic washing machine too that steals my leftovers. But DUDE I only get feed ONCE a day. Although sometimes Mommy gives me leftovers. ~Fenris

  12. I don't think it's just a lab thing cause I feel the same way. I'm always starving... she wonders why I eat dried worms and bugs when I'm outside. Get a clue woman! If I didn't supplement my meager rations, surely I would have shriveled up and blown away by now.

  13. I am with Tank on this. I am always starving. Now we don't have one of those electric washy things, but My Vickie is washing up all the dishes after each meal in our sink. Now I dont understand this. There are 25 bowls with left over microscopic bits of food, that I could easily clean up for her and safe all the water she uses.

    Think about it. We are probably better dishwashers than humans who slosh the bowls around in a little water then stick them up on a white tray.

    Why don't they get that?

    Uh Oh, I am rambling again.

    I am so hungry...

  14. I think our respective Moms must be twins, because OUR knives in the dishwasher thingy have peanut butter on them, too!!! However, we think you probably got the Evil Twin, because our Mom leaves out dishes of kibble for us ALL DAY LONG. A veritable smorgasbord for us! (And the mousies... Mom keeps thinking she shouldn't leave out the food because usually by mid-winter one of the dresser drawers has a substantial stash of kibble, stored by industrious mousies. Mom even tried this torture, once, for a week, and Dad couldn't stand our pathetic looks, so he started putting out food again.) Now, being reasonable half-poodle doggies, we don't snarf down everything in sight - we eat when we are hungry and don't when we aren't, and thus we are able to maintain our girlish figures. You can always move out here, if you'd like. I bet you'd even enjoy the snow! And Mom wouldn't notice labrafurs, as most of her work clothes are black. Dude. We are SO sending AirFiona to rescue you!

    *kissey face*
    -Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

  15. Oh Dexter, you do remind me so of my part-labradudette Mabel Lou... She wanders about the kitchen incessantly. I call it pilfering. She's always hoping for some tasty morsel! Even if she JUST ate!

  16. we are downright famished
    Benny & Lily

  17. Dexter, it's not just woofies that want to eat all the time. Us kitties would eat 24/7 if we were allowed to. Every time the mom opens the cupboard door where our foods are, we come a'running. Wally will even open the door himself. But he hasn't learned how to open the foods yet.


  18. Hope springs eternal! Blueberry would be awfully happy if we got two dinners here, too, but it rarely happens. Once or twice it has, though. I hope you figure out a way to get a second dinner again, though!

    Is that Fiestaware in the dishwasher?


  19. We are the same way and are in total agreement with you. They are just trying to make us starve. Perhaps we should go on strike???? xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

  20. Taffy often creeps up to our dishwasher and attempts a pre wash. Doesn't succeed all the time but he certainly tries.

    Molly, Taffy, Monty and Winnie

  21. Sounds like your Ma is as stingy as ours with the grits. We are indeed starving - all day long. We snag anything we can on our walkies, grass, cat poo - you name it - and Ma jerks our heads away from her end of the string. We totally sympathize and unnerstand your complaint...
    Hugs xxx
    Sammie and Avalon

  22. We notice that the DOH must think you are a fast eater too - does that bowl really slow you down or have you learned to spin it and eat just as fast as in a regular bowl?

    Lilly, Piper, Ivy and The Sweet Buglets

  23. Nope, never enough food. That's what a a few of the Five tell me...well, two of them anyhow. :-) Love your pics!

  24. What is it with you canines and your ability to eat anytime, anywhere, no matter when you last ate? My husband seems to have the same ability sometimes too. Now, go lay down and digest Dexter... Ann TBL

  25. Dexter,

    Don't they know that we are growing boys and girls and we need food constantly?
    Sorry I haven't been over for a while. Momster had failed to update my blog list. So that made me missed out on your posties.


    p/s: Mom wants to know how is your momster holding up? Be sure to give her lots of hugs and kisses.