Sunday, 6 January 2013

A Dog, A Cat and A Carrot

One day soon after The Cottage had been built Catriona (then 6 or just 7 years old) came down from The House for a visit.   At one stage I asked if she would like anything.  What had I got?  I opened the biscuit tin and then the fridge to reveal chocolate and other goodies.  Her eyes alighted on the carrots.  Overjoyed and ignoring anything else she plumped for carrots.  Ever since when The Family come for dinner the starter includes, amongst other things, carrot sticks and dips.  They disappear at an amazing rate of knots.  Last night, however, we discovered something we all regarded as amazing.  Misty loves carrots too.  A dog eating carrots?  Absolutely woofed them down. 

Please!
Yes, carrots - the umpteenth carrot stick of the evening
What's all the fuss about?  Yuck.  What is she eating?

18 comments:

  1. Misty is my kind of dog. I had a dog named Misty too, once, but she did not like vegetables, yet she was still my kind of dog.
    Loved your pet photos.

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    1. I'm not into domestic pets for myself Virginia but I have to say that Misty is quite an endearing - if rather yappy at times - sort of dog.

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  2. Impressive, I'd have wanted the chocolate when I was little. My Gracie LOVES carrots, especially fresh from the garden {so I'm told, the neighbor picks them}. Cats?? try an olive, if you've never done that before. Ours loves everything, but not carrots...unless, you might get him to chomp/lick one if it's smothered in cheese ;)

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    1. Yes, Heather, Catriona wanting a carrot threw me rather too. I shall try an olive on Comet next time I have some open and she is around. Cheese isn't good for cats so I suppose that's why they like it (just like humans!).

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  3. Dogs like cabbage stalks as well. Just don't sleep in the same room.

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    1. I shall try that Adrian: the cabbage stalks not sleeping with a dog in the same room.

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  4. WHO KNEW?!? Probably great for their teeth, don't you think? She's very cute!

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    1. Yes Lisa I think they would be very good for their teeth. I'll check with Martin - he's a dentist.

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  5. If your dog looks at you and says, "What's Up Doc", I hope you will let us know!

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    1. Oh Kay you are sooooo funny.

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  6. Ha!
    Our Shelly would eat anything as long as you convinced her you wanted it for yourself. Saying 'Yumm yumyumyum!' and making pretend munching noises were a good start, than, 'accidentally' drop a piece of... anything ... even onion, and it !GLOP! was wolfed down in the blink of an eye.

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    1. I must try that Katherine. I know it doesn't work for children. Their reply was 'Okay, you have it then."

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  7. I wonder if my brother's dog eats carrots too? I have no idea.

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    1. I suspect, Monica, that neither Per nor his dog know the answer to that question either.

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  8. GB,
    My veterinarian suggested a few years back that I try carrots as treats for my dogs. They love them. She also suggested sodium free green beans along with their dog food. My Desi loves grapes, too. Little vegetarian doggies. Well, sort of. ;^)

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    1. That's interesting Cynthia. I think I shall try it on Briagha when I get back to Lewis.

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  9. Interesting! I know (from experience) that most cats love cheese (dogs do, too, I suppose), but carrots?
    Years ago, I found a turtle in our front garden. It turned out to have escaped from someone's garden two streets further up. But until the owner got in touch with me, I kept the turtle in my living room and fed it lettuce and other stuff I had looked up on the internet as making good turtle food. My Pukky was still alive & well then, and very much intrigued by this strange animal, which was too large and too slow to be prey, but still interesting in a way. She was completely puzzled when it started eating the lettuce - she could not get her head round how it was possible that THIS was edible, just not for her!

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    1. I think, Meike, that many animals like cheese - the combination of fat and salt perhaps. I think your Pukky's attitude to the lettuce eating stranger is so imaginable and funny.

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