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Arrfy Thanksgiving (redux)

Lest anyone think that last year’s Thanksgiving picture of dogs faithfully (if not patiently) awaiting their share of the people food was a fluke, here they are again today:

Of course, any impression that I have amazingly well-behaved dogs is a misapprehension. They just happen to be really good at a couple of things.

“Good dogs! Now … okay!”

“Green beans?” says Nadja. “Green beans??? Ewwwww!

But they ate everything (ham first) and licked their plates clean.


  1. Karen
    Karen November 22, 2012 5:05 pm

    That truly amazes me, considering the bloodbath that would ensue if I tried that with our 4. How’s Nadja doing by the way?

  2. Water Lily
    Water Lily November 22, 2012 5:26 pm

    Good dogs! 🙂

    Oh boy, I thought you had two!

    Caeli ate turkey, mashed potatoes and broccol. She loved it, of course

  3. Ellendra
    Ellendra November 22, 2012 6:39 pm

    My cat got a dish of turkey broth with a little meat and mashed carrot in it. She was happy all night.

    (She’s on a diet, and will usually fight us for our dinner if we aren’t careful, so this was a treat.)

  4. Joel
    Joel November 22, 2012 7:58 pm

    No turkey for Little Bear, alas, but a friend did send some special treats.

    Ghost, who has special neighborhood friends, made out like a glutton. In fact I had a hard time getting him home.

  5. Claire
    Claire November 22, 2012 8:00 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving, Ellendra and Water Lily. And glad your furkids got to share.

    Ellendra, I’ve got a fat cat, too. She’s been on a diet for a year and I dunno … she must be raiding the fridge in the middle of the night ’cause she’s as chubby as ever. No Thanksgiving for her!

    WL — Pats to Caeli the cutie.

  6. Colliewise
    Colliewise November 22, 2012 8:35 pm

    We had a grand old dog that was given a plate of meat, potatoes, and green beans. She ate the meat and potatoes, but when it came time for the green beans she pushed the plate down the stairs into the basement and went and laid down.

    I’ve always had a soft spot for dogs with personality.

  7. Woody
    Woody November 23, 2012 3:30 am

    Fergus, Otis, Fionna and the puppy, Iris all think they should have smoked turkey every day. They even offered to wash all the dishes. Imagine that!

  8. R.L. Wurdack
    R.L. Wurdack November 23, 2012 8:27 am

    We had a Basenji once who would eat about anything except peas. Given a bowl of vegetable soup he would leave the bowl licked clean with a small pile of (licked clean) peas in the bottom.


  9. Pat
    Pat November 23, 2012 10:20 am

    Did they get any Decadent Potatoes this year?

    Happy Thanksgiving to all, belatedly!

  10. Claire
    Claire November 23, 2012 12:03 pm

    No Decadent Potatoes this year. Not for them, not for anybody. Maybe because I decided to lean more primal even on the holiday; maybe because I got lazy and didn’t make them. Sure did miss ’em, though.

  11. naturegirl
    naturegirl November 23, 2012 6:57 pm

    I’m with Nadja on passing up the green beans….

    But they all DO look like angels in the first picture LOL…..what is it with animals and their adorable “feed me” expressions!?! – genetically programmed to make us humans go “awww” hehe…..

  12. Ken K
    Ken K November 23, 2012 10:24 pm

    Ava is the one in the middle right?

  13. sagebrush dog walker
    sagebrush dog walker November 24, 2012 7:03 am

    That looked like our kitchen. Happy Thanksgiving.

  14. Claire
    Claire November 24, 2012 8:56 am

    Ken K — Yep, that’s Her Royal Highness Princess Ava Prettypaws, center of attention as usual.

    Glad hear so many furchildren got to enjoy their share of Thanksgiving bounty.

  15. just waiting
    just waiting November 25, 2012 3:47 am

    It seems green beans are not a favorite amongst the Commentariat’s 4 leggers. Guess I got a strange one, because mine loves ’em. Loves ’em so much she’ll “guide” us to the bean patch in the garden and wait for us to pick her some fresh.
    She got called “Chubby” by the free rabies shot guy a few years back, and its been a veggie diet for her ever since. She gets rice, carrots and string beans, with chicken broth every day (plus various and numerous treats and snacks).
    Now she’s not chubby, she’s svelte.

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