Listen, dad, I don’t care if we just got some big, early, unexpectedly heavy snowstorm that knocked down trees and branches everywhere and left 2.5 million people in the NJ/NY/CT area without power (including us, until just tonight). That is NO EXCUSE for bringing us breakfast LATE.
Next time, I expect you to get up on time and feed us on schedule. Got it?
Sometimes the service around here is a little slow. When it gets too bad, we have to take drastic measures. Like this:
Feed us now or else!
We can threaten to chew mum’s shoes, or the couch, or just give dad the evil eye. It usually works pretty well – for example, shortly after this picture was taken, breakfast was served.
Much better. OM NOM NOM NOM.
p.s. In case anyone wants to know, Betsy is doing OK (as you can see), but she still has the facial paralysis problem and she is still getting the medicine in her ear, which she hates. She has another week of treatment to go, so we’ll see how she is then.
Betsy and I were enjoying nomming on some tasty hay the other morning, when dad saw us and said he just “had to take a picture.”
Honestly, I don’t know why – we’re just nomming on some yummy grass hay, which we do all the time – but whatever.
At the very least I can pass on some hay-nomming tips.
Here we are, looking at dad (to make sure he isn’t secretly bringing us some treats). Note the hay scattered all over the floor around the bowl – THIS IS CRUCIAL. No, it doesn’t make it taste any better, but it drives humans crazy, so it’s well worth doing.
To get the best bits of hay, it’s important to stick your head right down into the middle of the bowl. If possible, wiggle your head to push your way down through the hay to get the good bits. While you are at it, you can use this opportunity to help scatter some of the less-tasty bits onto the floor. Your humans will love this.
Finally, when you have a nice big mouthful of hay, sit there and eat it while scowling at the people taking pictures of you.
Then, simply repeat until the bowl is empty, then go chew someone’s shoes to let them know that it’s time to give you more hay!