I am a diva girl, and I confess I'm a little spoiled. I typically eat when ever Mom and Dad do. We're family and I like to do things together. When I do eat, I always want my family with me to hold court while I consume my meals. I'm used to this, my family's used to this, even Tabby Cat knows the routine.
I've gotten to where if I don't want to eat a meal, I know there's always going to be another one. I generally eat my dinner when my Dad comes home around 11:30 pm. This way I have my entire family with me for my last meal of the day.
I certainly got a surprise the other night. Mom offered me a meal at 9:00 pm. I never eat at 9:00 so I politely refused. Mom told me Molly you haven't eaten ALL day, you need to eat now as there's not going to be a meal when your Dad comes home.
I look at my Mom and think Pfft I don't want to eat now, I certainly will eat when my Dad comes home. We are family and all of ya'll are going to eat with me. I proceed to walk off and Mom takes up my bowl.
It's a regular kind of evening and I can hardly wait for my Dad to get home as I'm STARVING!! Yups I've been too busy barking, playing and looking out the windows protecting my home from trespassers. (I know they're out there, just lurking behind the trees. They think I don't know they're there, those ole pesky deer and raccoon , but I do).
Soooo Dad comes home and I shower him with kisses letting him know I've missed him bunches. We go out for my last potty break and come in. I run to the den where I get to eat dinner and there's no bowl. I look at Mom??? Where's my dinnies Mom? Now I haven't eaten Allllll DAY Long. I'm one hungry girl.
Mom picks me up and we go to bed. Wellll where's my bedtime snack Mom? Where's my Buffalo? Folks there's no Buffalo either. OHHH MYYYY DOGGGS!!! I'm getting nooo food? I have never had noooo food. What am I going to do? I know what I'm going to do. I'm going to die. That's exactly what I'm going to do. I'm going to die of starvation.
We all go to bed and let me tell you. My tummy was empty and I was hungry. The only thing I knew to do was to let Mom know hey, you didn't feed me Mom. Did you forget?? I scratched on Mom's arm to get her attention. Just to be sure she understood I was talking to her I shoved my nose in her face and gave her a kiss. Mom I just want to let you know you didn't give me my dinnies.
I was pretty hungry ALL NIGHT LONG so I let Mom know ALL NIGHT LONG that I wanted something to eat. I'm a Dachshund and we're known for being tenacious and determined. I was pretty determined I wanted something to eat. With Mom being the place everything yummy comes from, I thought I'd just remind her every time my tummy growled.
There was no food for breakfast either. Mom and Dad load me up at the crack of dawn and we end up at my dogtors. This wasn't going well pawfuriends. I became one unhappy pup as it didn't take them long to hand me over to the dogtor.
Mom had brought my bed and blanket, my kibbies and my buffalo so I figured I was going to be here awhile.
It wasn't long before I fell asleep. When I woke up I had clean teefies. Mom and Dad say I have fresh breath now too.
It's been a rough couple of days for us all, Mom with no sleep, me with no food, sleep and being put to sleep.
We're hoping we'll all feel like ourselves tomorrow and let me tell you, when your pawrents put a bowl of food down for you, you need to eat it dear pups. You never know, it could be your last meal for a longg time.
Love, Molly and my Mom