Thursday, December 2, 2010

Bottomless Pit

Once a chowhound...




more please?


...always a chowhound...

New "Slow Down" Bowls

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Droolson
Gimmmeeeee!!!!

Like most corgis, Gibson loves food.  Ok, he LOVVES♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥!!!!!!!!!! food.  It is his main motivation to do anything other than sleep (mmm sleep).   Food is happiness.  Food is love.  Food is good.  Food is serious business.

He is not picky.  No, his palate is open to almost everything that is the least bit edible.   Plain lettuce he is not a fan of.. but throw some  dressing on it.. yum!  Cheese, peanut butter, oatmeal, bacon, bananas!  Cat poop, squirrel poop, bunny poop!   He'll do anything for this stuff.

I feed him first thing in the morning (his reason for waking up) and then take him for a walk.  The entire walk he spends looking for something to munch on.  He can sniff something a block away and then run right towards it to chomp at it while I try to pry open his jaws to take it away (ick).

You would think that I do not feed him enough..and I have thought that many times.   But I do.  How do I know?  1. The vet told me so.  2. His stomach cannot hold more than I feed him.

You see, Gibson is not a bottomless pit, even though he acts like he is.  He would eat his entire bag of food in one sitting if he could.  No doubt in my mind.  But then?  He'd get sick.   Case in point:   His 5 poops in 5 hours marathon from getting into ham scraps at a family farm.  Also, last month, he found my friend's travel bag of food for her pup and ate the entire thing... then proceeded to throw it all up about 5 minutes later and then wanted to eat all of THAT food...

From the hilarious Hyperbole and a Half


 Your stomach just doesn't hold that much, dude!!

But apparently, Gibson does not understand the concept of full.  Or perhaps he doesn't have that signal in his brain to tell him when he is?    This is why I try to limit what he eats, because I KNOW he'll always ask for more. ALWAYS..... ;)

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I can has chocolate cupcake?


How about you? Do you have a chowhound or a rare picky eater?

25 comments:

Brandylyn said...

such a cute post! spit bubble picture is almighty

cooper bean is a really light eater, and finicky at that. while his basset hound brother is slobbering things up in hoover style cooper picks out one bite of kibble, lays down and pins it between his front paws and nibbles it to death

after which he'll sneak back to the bowl and grab another tiny piece to nom
:)

such a cute fluffy butt

Kat Randall said...

Lilu is such a chowhound! she loves it more than sleep, more than playing, I think even more than us -sniff-

Laurie said...

Seriously, Sadie and Gibson are related hahaha. She is the exact same way! She will eat any and everything; she finds stuff when we walk and I have to pry it out of her mouth, too. And on Thanksgiving, she just kept eating and eating and eating. And my uncle was drunk and kept giving her more lol. And then she kept pooping and pooping hahahaa. So yes, Sadie is just like Gibson!!! Also that saliva bubble pic cracks me up every time.

aechempati said...

OMG! Gryff is a food fiend. When we say things like, "Eat", "hungry", "food" or "dinner", he does the head tilt and runs to his bowl near the kitchen. But at least he's good about his food. He doesn't jump for it or anything. We set the bowl down, he knows not to do anything until we say "take it", so I can't complain.

However, I wish he'd eat slower! We got a slow-feed bowl or whatever that is partitioned out, but he still inhales his food in under 3 minutes. Little oinker.

Also, I LOVE Hyperbole and a Half!

aechempati said...

I just looked. I have the same bowl for Gryff as you do for Gibson! I don't think it works as well as the manufacturers thought ;)

JoJo said...

I have 2 just like him. Ballou & Betty Boop They always make me feel like I abuse them by not feeding them more. hahaha
Same thing with them, if they find it... they will eat it. LOL and then I am cleaning up a mess. Sometimes they are trying to eat the fish in the pond, crazzzy little dogs!

Paige said...

Hyperbole and a Half is frickin' amazing.

blindmaximus said...

We had never seen a dog who would eat until he exploded, given the chance, until we got our Corgi. And no, he hasn't actually eaten until he's exploded, but that's not for lack of trying on his part. :/

Patti Rhea said...

Well, I have one of each. When Sandy was a pup I had to work to get her to eat. She would rather play ball than eat. Some things I suppose never change. On the other hand there is Abby. She will eat whatever she can get in her mouth. Once when she was a pup she ate a hole in the dog food bag and ate so much her stomach was bloated and she waddled around for hours. Needless to say she didn't get supper that night. She eats her food like she thinks someone is going to steal it if she doesn't hurry. Sandy just takes her time and enjoys hers.

We have both extremes in our household and it always amazes me how much Abby thinks she should eat. :)

Katie said...

Love the post, love the pictures! And Whiskey is by far a chow hound! She will eat anything!! If its up to me she gets somewhat healthy treats like carrots and green beans but my dad (grandpa) has a differen view he gave her a huge chunk of smoked fish (no bones). And same thing she will look at you pitifully saying I havent eaten in daaaaaaaysssss.
These corgis of ours are so cute!

Emily said...

Oh, I most definitely have the biggest eater ever! My boy adores carrots and will eat whatever else falls when I'm cooking. He inhales his food every morning and evening even with the ball in his bowl to slow his eating down!

DSS said...

I have a westie, and he is definitely a chow hound when it comes to "people food". BUT, when it comes to his food..he will just nibble. His bowl stays full all day, sometimes. But if a potato chip falls onto the floor...watch out!

Peanut said...

Oh Peanut is the pickiest dog around. He only likes one type of dog food and that's Nature's best. I had to change Wellness Core because the food is to heavy for him. Gibson is such a corgi.
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One thing, if they break their sit-stays will they fail the test?
If they fail the test, will they have to do the course again or do you just retake it?

Peanut said...

Sorry, I forgot to mention that i was asking about the CGC test.

Amy said...

I have yet to find a dog-food that Winnie likes... I've concluded that she just get's bored so I have up. I feed her a high quality food (the smallest amount that the package recomends) and call it good. She skips meals so I leave it on the floor and figure she'll get it when she wants it. Crazy girl. HOWEVER, she will NEVER turn down something she shouldn't have. The aunts and uncles spoiled her with people food on Thanksgiving.

Jessica said...

Winston is a total chowhound. He will eat his food and the cat food and the cat poop if I don't watch him. I just got home with my dinner and while searching for the salt, he knocked over my fries and then ate every one of them. I came back with salt to see him licking the box of fries. He doesn't believe me when I tell him that was dinner.

Mike Burk said...

Hank LOVES food. Corgis are very smart, Hank will stop one bite short of exploding. He's just not that crazy about peanut butter... never had a dog that didn't love it. We tried a lot of things to slow his eating but just adding water to his food made him slow down. We learned this from a breeder friend.

Jenny said...

Stanley LOVES food too. He can eat and eat and eat and - you get the point. Charlie on the other hand was proving to be a bit of a picky eater in the beginning. But I think she's finally realized she's a corgi b/c she's starting to eat like a champ!

Lori @ According to Gus said...

Love the photos in this post! Gus can be a picky eater, unless it's duck jerky, than he's definitely a bottomless pit!

^..^Corgidogmama said...

I'm so relieved to know that this is a universal corgi trait, and not just that I live with the two little piggies.
The drool bubbles too...Jake is notorious for a messy mouth.
What little oinkers corgi kids are!

Anonymous said...

Have you tried feeding him out of a Buster Cube or Tricky Treat ball (or something like that?). Our pup only eats his meals out of those and it's great! It takes him ~5 min to eat (sometimes more or less, it used to take 30 min but he's a smart cookie! most dogs take 10-20 at least I think) and it keeps him occupied and thinking :) And then he doesn't scarf like a mad beast!

That corgi :) said...

I loved the picture with the drool bubble, Koda does the same! It was so funny, we were at Pet Smart last night and he was drooling his way at the cashier's until they gave him a treat. His whole front was wet from all the drool! I read somewhere that corgis will stop eating one bite before they explode, but I don't believe that. I believe they will keep eating and eating until they burst. I definitely have a chowhound here!

betty

Caitlin said...

my Harlequin is only 12 weeks old and SHE is a chowhound already! Anything and everything that she can find.

Food seems to me her motivation as well. She'll be stubborn and be all "no mom, I won't go up the stairs with you!" ...I got into the kitchen and act like I'm getting something to eat and then go upstairs... needless to say, she flies up those stairs as fast as her tiny legs can carry her!

She has recently discovered the wonders of cat poop..../facepalm. My boyfriend says cause its CRUNCHY! sigh....

Life With Corgis said...

I thought you were describing my corgi Joe. Joe's world revolves around his stomach, EVERYTHING is about food which means he's always on a diet, just doesn't seem fair!

Sabrina Horton said...

My corgi, Luna, is the exact.same.way. And eating vomit? That is her speciality. If a cat pukes, and we have 3 of them, she is on it in a heartbeat!

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