Ever since she was little girl with a head way too big for her body, Boo has had a behavioral tick that is baffling to me. Every now and again, regardless of how much she likes her food, she will only take a few bites. She will then proceed to look at me like I am crazy when I tell her to finish up. It’s like she is saying “Dad, I have to watch my figure, I can’t eat all that!”.
At first I would get worried that something was wrong with her. A dog not wanting to eat is a surefire sign that something is wrong. But I could set my clock by this personality quirk, every 3 weeks she will just, out of the blue, take 2 or 3 bites and not want to finish.
The part that makes me laugh is that she will go and stand guard over her non eaten food if the other dogs come sniffing around. She doesn’t do so aggressively, she will just stand in front of her food bowl and give the other dogs the stink eye…it really is comical to watch.
Here’s the look:
“Dad, beach season is coming up, I can’t eat ALL of that!”