This is Charlie. He’s a rescue dog who was running the streets for quite a while. He had absolutely no manners when we got him and, though he’s improved a lot, he still has a street dog attitude, especially when it comes to food.
If it’s on a plate or napkin or the floor, it’s food and it’s edible. If you’re dumb enough to go off and leave it within his reach, consider it his.
Today he discovered that not everything I eat is delicious … or even tolerable. I was enjoying(?) a gluten-free chocolate muffin. It was semi-frozen so I was just taking small nibbles off it. Then, I had to leave it on the end table and go in the other room.
Muffin Thief just had to have it. And, to top it off, he brought it into the other room so I could see him enjoy it. Except that he didn’t enjoy it. But he wasn’t about to let it go. He carried it around in his mouth, following me from room to room. He growled at me when I tried to retrieve it (not that I was going to eat it).
Finally resolved the situation when I offered him a large piece of a cooked hamburger. He dropped the muffin in favor of real food.
Lesson learned: don’t leave even awful food within his reach.
Oh, Charlie. But he is so cute.