If you ask my human servants, they’ll tell you I’m a fussy eater. Call it what you want, but if there’s something tastier than my kibble knocking about then you can bet I’ve already got my eyes and nose on that instead. The fact is, humans eat a ton of different things and some of it looks and smells way more delicious than my meager rations. You can’t compare my ‘so-called’ food to the banquet my humans sit down to every day. It just doesn’t seem fair.
Giving the look
I admit that sometimes, after deploying the ‘puppy look’, I can persuade the humans to serve me the odd bit of human food. What puppy wouldn’t take advantage of this ability! I am just complaining about the sheer monotony of kibble, even if I do secretly love the taste of it. On the plus side, I do like the Purina range for little dogs because it is different from the others and quite tasty. I just don’t want it every day. Now and then, I refuse my own food and scrounge what I can from my dad.
If you have been reading the Tales of a Lhasa Apso, you’ll know he is a pushover for a clever Lhasa Apso dog like me. The same cannot be said of my mum. She’s the strict one. I even heard her asking the vet how she could get me to eat my kibble! What a cheek! The vet doesn’t even live in my house so shouldn’t be trying to make me eat the boring stuff. They’re running round calling me fussy but we all know it’s called having ‘good taste’.
Poppy the thief
It’s probably a bit unfair of me to complain so much because sometimes I get to eat human food, in moderation, provided it is suitable for dogs. More of that would be great let’s be honest! I also get little treats but only if I work for them. Maybe I am fussy, but my favourites are the natural dog treats from Lily’s Kitchen, especially the pork bites! When the humans want me to do tricks they let me have a few for training. Although I did run off with the entire bag of treats once…
There are certain treats I’m supposedly ‘not allowed’. Certain things, like ice cream, I always encounter human resistance to. They never let me get my paws on them. However, nature has provided a solution to this problem in the form of mini humans. If you follow a small human with an ice cream for long enough you will get your reward. I guarantee it. Once an ice cream drops onto the floor, it is mine. I often wonder, if other dogs are like me and crave these tasty treats. Perhaps you will let me know. The fact I’m not allowed this food makes me want it even more. Honestly… it’s worth a telling off.
I’ve learnt a lot in my puppy years. Mainly that humans are not nearly as clever as they think they are. They believe that they can outwit a Lhasa Apso dog! We all know they can’t. I have lost count of the times my dad sneaks downstairs in the night to get himself something nice to eat. He always thinks that I’m asleep and I won’t notice him creeping out of the bedroom. Poor deluded dad! I am a Lhsas Apso and can hear a pin drop in the garden. I always leave it a few minutes before I get up and follow him down. It’s worth it in the end because I always get some of the prize.