Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Singing For Your Supper - Doggie Dining

My husband feeds Abby Lab in the morning since he gets up before I do, liking some quiet time while I just throw on clothes and race out the door to beat the Chicago traffic.  I feed her at night. He's not home from work yet, and on weekends, without exception, he is in the shop while I get her fed and organize dinner ingredients so we're not tripping over one another in the kitchen.

Abby and I have a routine and a ritual, which includes getting some warm water on her food to make "Gravy."

I'm not sure where it started but I started singing this little dinner song to her when she was a rescue and was so scared.

It's sung to the tune of La Cucaracha and it's essentially

It's Dog Food, Tasty Dog Food

Tasty Tasty Dog Food

It's Dog Food, Tasty Dog Food


And I do this little dance, which gets her dancing.

Unfortunately the other night, my husband decided to stay in the house during doggie dinner time.

I quietly fed Abby and sat down at which point Abby laid on the floor just staring at the floor, not eating a bite.

My husband said, "what's wrong, she seems upset and isn't eating."

I sheepishly looked at him and said: "I didn't sing her the song" and explained.

At which point I had to sing it, doing the little twerky dance along with it while my husband busted up.

He just shook his head and said "I love you"

And Abby danced and ate her dinner.

I'm just glad the pastor and his wife weren't over for dinner.


  1. BOL - now that's a ritual I wish my Mom would begin:)

    Woos - Lightning

  2. There's no bond tighter than a dog and his food!

  3. Hari OM
    Good one Abby, making mum accountable! &*> Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  4. They love their routines don't they!
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  5. We love it! Our mom sings "It's Supper-Dupper-Dupper, Dupper-Dupper-Dupper, Supper-Dupper-Dupper Time!" That's part of it, anyway. It makes her happy. We're just there for the food. Ha roo roo roo!
    Yours sincerely,
    Margaret Thatcher

  6. They are so accustomed to routines isn't it funny?
    When it's 7:00 p.m. Astro puts himself to bed.

    xo Astro & Linda

  7. the mama has such a ritual too... she sings "buy food for the pup woof-woof, woof-woof" when she enters the dog store... to the tunes of a viennese waltz... I sometimes fear they will grab her and put her in a tight jacket LOL

  8. They are creatures of habit! Mom always sang me a song "Angel Eyes" when I was a baby. Stanley's song was "LIttle Tiny Puppy Dog". We both love it when she sings our songs.

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  9. BOL!!! OMD, Ma only does stuffs like that after her 87 margarita! You gets it EVERY MEAL??! geesh! oh wait....I just remembered...I don't really wants to see Ma dance....☺
    Ruby ♥


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