All 12 of our dogs over the past decade have been insane carrot caniseurs. They have all even preferred carrots to a raw bison bone! And don't even think about eating broccoli stalks in the presence of these yahoos...they'd tackle you to sink their teeth into that delicious greeny goodness!
This canine love for carrots has created a small dilemma...I can't ever eat a carrot in peace.
And all attempts at nibbling on carrots have become increasingly problematic after I-in a flash of brilliance-taught Mr. Beah to hit me with his paw to get a treat. Funnier still was that as I was training this behavior I turned to mr smrp and said "I am going to regret this trick, aren't I?" He just laughed and helped me reinforce Mr. Monsteh Beah to keep on hitting. Yep...that mr smrp is a keeper :)
I have slowly given up my carrot snacking habit because I never end up getting more than a bite or two while almost the entire carrot ends up being gobbled by the pups. I once even tried to hide in the bathroom to eat a carrot during doggie mealtime. No luck-Mr. Elephant Ears Beah heard the crunching and wouldn't leave the door until I came out and gave him my carrot.
If you haven't figured out who runs the household around here by now then we have a problem ;)
Anyway, I like to believe that I'm a fairly smart human but sometimes the most obvious answer eludes us for a while before smacking us upside the head.
Yesterday I wondered why I had not thought of slicing up one carrot per being and sitting down as a carrot obsessed family to share?
Voila! The perfect solution and I can now eat carrots again while enjoying a little quality carrot time with my furry buddies.
Anybody else have a similar dilemma? I'd love to know that I'm not the only one out here in blogland who is completely manipulated by my fuzzy family :)
Here are some pictures I thought were worth sharing of our most recent Carroty Adventure.