Jon Crispin's Notebook

Pearl and her bowl

Posted in Animals, Dogs, Family, Food by joncrispin on 24/01/2012

In many ways Pearl is a true retriever.  She is not obsessed with balls or sticks but she really loves her bowl.  Since she was young she would eat and then pick it up and carry it around the house.  We never know where it will end up, and sometimes in the morning it is a pain to have to look for it.  About a year ago, I began to make her go find it before I would feed her.  She is mostly good at it, but sometimes she brings me one of her stuffed animals instead.  But she has figured out that bringing me the bowl means she gets to eat so there is some incentive for her.  The only problem is that at random times throughout the day she will get the bowl and carry it around expecting a meal.  I can mostly ignore it, but once in a great while I succumb to her cuteness and give in.

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  1. k9manners said, on 24/01/2012 at 10:00 am

    so cute!

  2. 2minicooks said, on 24/01/2012 at 11:34 am

    I had a retriever that used to kick her bowl so we realised she was hungry or thirsty 😉 I love retrievers!

    • joncrispin said, on 24/01/2012 at 11:38 am

      Thanks, and I love the potato and leek mash. I love Wales; a good friend lived in Wrexham for a bit. Jon

  3. Lynn Obermoeller said, on 24/01/2012 at 11:49 am

    What a cute little stinker (stinker is a name I give to pets that I think are adorable).

  4. Theanne said, on 24/01/2012 at 8:09 pm

    what sweet imploring eyes she has…please feed me…I brought the bowl to you!

  5. Mrs. L said, on 25/01/2012 at 5:44 pm

    In the words of the wise Dez Young, “never, ever spoil your bird dog”.

    • joncrispin said, on 25/01/2012 at 5:54 pm

      Dez has a point there, but could he have refused those eyes? At least she never has had “people food”; she is strictly a kibble dog, so no begging at the table. Thanks for the comment. Jon

      • Mrs. L said, on 25/01/2012 at 6:06 pm

        NO WAY; no one could refuse those eyes! Dez’s admonition was tongue-in-cheek as his bird dog (see “Hunting with Hank”) was very, very spoiled, but mostly with love.

  6. Photobooth Journal said, on 09/03/2012 at 8:44 pm

    I’d definitely give in! She is gorgeous.

    • joncrispin said, on 10/03/2012 at 11:01 am

      Photobooth, thanks for all your interest. I share your interest in photobooths and found photographs. Best, Jon

      • Photobooth Journal said, on 12/03/2012 at 12:36 am

        Hi Jon. I am having trouble navigating around your site. Do you have a way of searching through the tags? have you posted any found photos?


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