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My Dog Vs. The Gluten Free Pretzel...
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So yesterday I was eating Glutino's pretzels. Dipping them in Nutella, in fact. B) My dog was watching me as always, since you know she's totally starved and never gets a thing to eat. ;) So I gave her a pretzel. (these are the thin stick-like ones, not sure if there are other kinds). She took it in her mouth and took it away to her bed to eat.

Later I was walking through the living room and there on her bed was the pretzel, with all the salt licked off. So I put it in her bowl. Later at dinner time it was still there. I put her kibble in her bowl and since we were out of wet food (sigh) I took a bit of peanut butter and stirred it all around so that all the kibble pieces had a bit of pb on them. Including that pretzel.

She ate her dinner and after she was done....there was that darn pretzel on the floor, licked clean of peanut butter! :lol: Do you think she is trying to tell me her opinion of gluten free things? rofl... She's never been known to turn down any food, not even carrots and green beans, so this is pretty funny.

That pretzel is now sitting in her bowl again (I forgot to put it there for breakfast) waiting for dinner. I went to the store today so she now has wet food. We'll see if she can separate that pretzel out once again. :lol:

I know this is a fluff post and maybe belongs in "food" instead of here in "coping" -- but, I find the story to be funny and I could use a bit of humor lately, with all the end-of-school-year parties and barbeques and church potlucks and baby showers that have occurred recently -- their seemingly endless tables of food, most of which I can't eat. :(

:wub: :wub: my doggie :wub: :wub:

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So yesterday I was eating Glutino's pretzels. Dipping them in Nutella, in fact. B) My dog was watching me as always, since you know she's totally starved and never gets a thing to eat. ;) So I gave her a pretzel. (these are the thin stick-like ones, not sure if there are other kinds). She took it in her mouth and took it away to her bed to eat.

Later I was walking through the living room and there on her bed was the pretzel, with all the salt licked off. So I put it in her bowl. Later at dinner time it was still there. I put her kibble in her bowl and since we were out of wet food (sigh) I took a bit of peanut butter and stirred it all around so that all the kibble pieces had a bit of pb on them. Including that pretzel.

She ate her dinner and after she was done....there was that darn pretzel on the floor, licked clean of peanut butter! :lol: Do you think she is trying to tell me her opinion of gluten free things? rofl... She's never been known to turn down any food, not even carrots and green beans, so this is pretty funny.

That pretzel is now sitting in her bowl again (I forgot to put it there for breakfast) waiting for dinner. I went to the store today so she now has wet food. We'll see if she can separate that pretzel out once again. :lol:

I know this is a fluff post and maybe belongs in "food" instead of here in "coping" -- but, I find the story to be funny and I could use a bit of humor lately, with all the end-of-school-year parties and barbeques and church potlucks and baby showers that have occurred recently -- their seemingly endless tables of food, most of which I can't eat. :(

:wub: :wub: my doggie :wub: :wub:

This post is totally worth the read lol :-D The dog and the pretzel!

It's hard to say this but even dogs don't like our food options now ;-(

I thought it was very cute anyway :-) Thanks for sharing it.

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Have you tried explaining to your dog that going gluten-free will clear up her symptoms? Does your dog drool, chew your slippers, bark at the neighbor's cat? Could be a sign of doggy celiac. :lol:

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Totally worth the read!

And good answer bartful.

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I love this story. It made me smile instead of being sad at most of the suffering on this board. Thank you.

Laura :P

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Pretty funny...even dogs can tell somethings just not quite right with a gluten free pretzel...lol :ph34r:

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:lol::lol::lol:

And I bet there wasn't even a teeny bit of that pnut butter left on it.

This reminded me of a big yellow lab I had. He could gulp down a big bowl of stew and leave every pea in it licked clean in the bottom of his bowl. He wouldn't touch those peas but he would steal all the ripe tomatoes out of my garden when I wasn't looking.

I also reminds me of an Aunt I had whose kids always had to clean their plates. If they didn't they got whatever it was the next day for breakfast, and then for lunch and then for dinner.....

Thanks for the best laugh I have had in days.

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Just shows us that the canine's taste buds are more evolved than ours. :lol:

I watched my friend's dog catapult a gluten-free biscuit so far across the back yard, I was thinking he could win a spitting contest.

It was like in a cartoon...I could almost see the PATOOIE!!!!! as it flew across the sky. :)

and PS...I think it works fine in the Coping section!

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Thanks for the best laugh I have had in days.

Go read the Tiramisu thread.... :lol:

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I had a mixed terrier that would carefully lick the dressing off of lettuce. My dog will eat gluten-free pretzels but he prefers the boys "real" ones.

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My beautiful lab, Gracie always ate around zucchini in a bowl full of vegetable soup...why? She did not like zucchini, I guess.

I will never ever know how they can tell what's tasty and what isn't ...that silly dog once ate her way through a box of Snuggle fabric sheets. :blink:

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I have an update in Dog vs. Pretzel. I mixed up her dinner in her bowl (dry kibble with a couple of tablespoons of wet food), then stuck the pretzel in it like a flag. I put it down in front of her, told her she could eat, then watched out of the corner of my eye. She picked out that pretzel and dropped it on the floor, then continued on with her dinner! :lol:

So I went over, picked up the pretzel, told her to move over, and slipped it underneath the food in her bowl. Then I let her finish eating. When she was all done the bowl was empty! woo-hoo! rofl. She ate it. Unless she's stashed it somewhere out of my sight. :P

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Better check under your pillow.

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or your shoe

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