Wednesday, April 12, 2006

I'll Give You The Food Off My Tray For The Hair Off Your Back


This is the latest scene in our house during breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack time. Miles eating (or throwing which ever you prefer) and Chewy hovering (ever so discreetly my ass) and waiting for food to fall so he can gobble it all up. One might wonder why a single Cheerio or a 1 cm. cube of cheddar cheese would be so worth the agonizing wait. I don't bother wondering. All I know is I can't stand that Miles has now recognized that the "Guh" (aka dog) wants his food and that Miles is more than happy to share whatever he has with the dog. In fact, it's what makes eating more fascinating.

Sometimes Chewy is completely oblivious that Miles has tossed and entire handful of food to him. That's because it's all stuck in the fur on his back. Now I have a dog and a baby to clean after eating. Perhaps I should consider myself lucky. The two of them are cleaning up after each other. Chewy eats the food that Miles tosses onto the floor, and Miles sweeps all of Chewy's hair up when he crawls. Perhaps everyone thinking of starting a family should get a dog. I hear it's just like having a kid....ha!


I thought I'd add this photo segment of Dave and Miles.

Miles got Mega Blocks from Nanna and Nono for Christmas, and we just recently busted them out. Miles mostly sucks on them and gets bored of them pretty quickly (it's actually the bag that is more interesting). It seems to me someone is having more fun then the intended recipient of the gift.


I don't have a picture of the finished product, though I really wish I did. Dave was so proud that he used every block and in perfect symmetry! (good boy Dave!). He even brought it into the kitchen where I was feeding Miles (and the dog) to show it off. I was simply amazed when it got knocked off the table after he left for work and I had to clean it up.

5 comments:

aethan adventures said...

our dog used to eat aethan's "leftovers" too....then it got to the point where all the pets had to go outside when aethan was eating because he wouldn't even bother to try to eat it, he would just instantly throw it to the animals. and buddy ALWAYS had a ton of food on his back.
hey, how old is chewy now? you guys have had him forever!

Heather said...

Chewy turns 12 this April. Still a trouper though, he runs with me every day. We'll see what happens when we do a 15k in the hot hot heat.....

Michelle said...

Dave...can you come to my class and demonstrate the fascinating world of symmetry? I give you a B- on stability though...Heather shouldn't have had to clean it up. Remember large on bottom, narrow at top!

ninepounddictator said...

God, our dog has also turned into a vaccum for us. The Dictator will throw handfuls of food directly at the dogs face. It's so crazy....Does your child love your dog....I think sometimes my Dictator likes to torture our dog. She throws the dogs toys to the basement. I guess, since the dog is the only one in house smaller than her, she gets to boss him around...But, yes, our dog is a human vaccum cleaner...

Naomi said...

My cat is like your dog. She didn't like my son for the first 14 months of his life. The last 2 months, she's almost his best friend. We've even caught him leaning over the edge of his high chair feeding food to her that he doesn't want!

As for the running, good on you! I don't run. Unless I am trying to catch a bus, and I'm late. *grin*