It’s boring under the table

This time of year, she spends a lot of time under the table.

Hoping, wishing, praying for a morsel to drop.

You’d think she’d know us by now.
We rarely drop food… unless it’s a vegetable.

When our kids were little, they dropped food all the time. They don’t do that anymore.
Now that they’re teens, they’ll eat anything just to fill their empty stomachs.
This leaves little dogs out in the cold, so to speak.

Alas, our dog is nothing if not optimistic.
Or else she has a REALLY short memory.
Maybe a little of both.

We’ve never dropped a t-bone steak or a chicken breast,
but she still thinks there’s a possibility that will happen in the near future.

In the meantime, I’m going to enjoy my dessert.

In case you were wondering,
I didn’t drop a crumb.


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dumb mom November 30, 2010 at 8:03 am

She isn’t waiting for you to drop it, she’s waiting for your conscious to kick in and reward her sad looking face with a treat of your meat. To look back on the years of loyal devotion she’s showed you and remember that she’s been there for you in all of your darkest moments. Dogs use guilt I don’t care what anybody says. That’s why I don’t have one. I don’t need another mopey looking sad face to guilt me into doing crap I don’t wanna do. Like share my dessert. I hate sharing.
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keatsthesunshinegirl November 30, 2010 at 8:35 am

My dog is too big to hide under the table. He thrusts his nose as near to the person with the food, hoping. Yes, it can be boring if nothing happens under the table!

Valerene Matthews, Malaysia November 30, 2010 at 10:16 am

oh, crumbs!
the least you could do was be a little clumsy just for today? and I’m not even a dog-lover.
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Pamela November 30, 2010 at 10:17 am

What made me laugh is that she knows which person may slip her a little something. At our house, that’s my husband. At your house, I’m assuming you’re in the magenta velour sweat pants (that I want to rip off of you and put on myself because they look so perfectly wonderfully comfy snuggly happy cozy peaceful nonstressed awesome), her body position says “Mom’s got my back.” 🙂

Cottage By The Sea November 30, 2010 at 6:37 pm

Oh my, that dog of yours is darling! I completely relate to your post today. At some point between dogs (which doesn’t happen very often around here because we love em so much), I remarked to my husband, “Why is the dang floor always full of crumbs? It’s such a mess all the time!” He then pointed out to me that, we didn’t have a dog anymore, so all the food the kids dropped was staying on the floor. In short, no more doggy vacuum. Now we have two pups and they both sit under the table and wait longingly, just like yours, for a morsel ~ or a chicken breast to ‘accidentally’ drop into their mouths. Fun post, I got my laugh for the day.

J.J. in L.A. November 30, 2010 at 6:51 pm

I wouldn’t drop any food if I was eating in a carpeted room either…especially dessert!
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The Retired One November 30, 2010 at 8:52 pm

Poor baby!!! Not even a crust???
C’mon!! It’s Christmas season, you know….oh , wait…I’ve got an idea….
I have last year’s gift of a fruitcake hidden somewhere..I think it’s in the back of my pantry….
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Erin November 30, 2010 at 9:12 pm

This is hilarious!! When I first read the title – I thought it was YOU who spent a lot of time under the table….which makes it even funnier!!

Your dog is BEAUTIFUL although not nearly as lucky as my furry friends who were the lucky winners {at different times} of the following:

1. plateful of jumbo lump crab meat (lovingly picked from hardshells for my hubby)
2. Entire platter of filet
3. pan of brownies

we are not nearly as careful while eating…

Loved the post!
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