Is this Really Mischief or just Silliness?
We’ve been writing a lot about Jack mischief lately, mainly because he’s been getting into a lot of it, it seems. Today I want to write about a behavior of Jack’s – I’m not sure it’s mischief, but it’s certainly silly.
Jack’s motto when it comes to food, is “Eat it now, taste it later”. Jack tends to eat whatever, wherever, whenever. And he’s not too dainty about it, he’s a gulper.
I can toss a raw brussel sprout or broccoli head in the air and he will grab it, chew it and swallow almost in one motion. There’s no way he possibly could taste it much less appreciate it. Here he is catching broccoli…
Maggie is the complete opposite. She will let something hit her in the head before she would eat it without sniffing it. Every morsel she gets – except meals in her bowl – she pauses and sniffs it before she will eat it, and sometimes she even turns her nose up and walks away – unheard of in Jack’s world.
What about you – are your dogs sniffers or gulpers?