Feeling extremely guilty for not providing the poor dog any breakfast, I snagged a small plastic cup of dog food, opened it up and let him dine while watching a room full of puppies in a training class. Knowing that Riley Dog wouldn't shrivel up from starvation, we headed off to finish our list of errands.
Upon arriving home, I discovered Cora Bell and Hazel the Boy hanging out in the garage. Riley Dog was happy to sit in the truck while I unloaded. I hauled out the huge bag of food, poured it into Riley's can, tossed a piece of the food to Cora, expecting her to look at me like I was crazy when instead she gobbled it up! I couldn't believe it. I filled up Riley's dog bowl and she sidled right on up to it and helped herself.
Riley Dog has been willing to share his garage space with Cora Bell, has overlooked the poop presents she's left for him, and even lets her drink from his water bucket from time to time, but I'm afraid he is going to draw the line at sharing his groceries with her, even if they are low calorie. As a matter of fact, he's probably thinking fresh chicken might taste pretty good right about now!
You better watch your back, Cora Bell!
And I thought the story ended here! But, noooooo! Tony came home from work and informed me that Cora was still in the garage. Since it was nearly dark, I went out to walk her to the chicken house. When I entered the garage, this is what I found!
I guess my old girl is on a health kick! Diet dog food and bike rides! Should Riley Dog decide to dine on Cora Bell, she'll be thin and stringy. The diet dog food is sounding better all the time!