October 20, 2015 - Newspost
I've finally deciphered my dog's ability to eat around pills. Every so often, she comes back from the vet with some weird pill I have to force feed her. I typically attempt to hide it in her food, but without fail, she eats around it.
I had never studied her technique before, but I did tonight. If you are planning on eating your food out of a bowl this evening, and you're worried there may be medication hidden inside, you may wish to follow these 6 steps:
- Start eating like normal
- Upon finding anything with unusual texture or scent, immediately nudge it to the center of the bowl (if you discover a pill has already made its way into your mouth, simply spit it out into the center of the bowl).
- Eat around the edges of the bowl, building a small island in the middle with the pill on top
- When the island is all that's left, knock it over, spread the food around, and form a second island of food by eating around the pill
- Repeat step 4 until nothing is left but a pill
- Walk away. Your mission is done.
I truly admire the dog's determination to put anything and everything in her mouth except medication. This is the same dog that ate a peach pit because we didn't take it away fast enough. To be fair, though, I would probably do the same thing on a dare.
That's it for today. If you're actually reading this, come back tomorrow for a special surprise.