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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Milo the Vegetarian

I have been having mostly vegetarian lunches these days. I need to cleanse my body of all the toxins accumulated over X'mas, and prepare for the next round of binge-ing over Chinese New Year. So, mostly lunch is one carrot, a few sticks of celery and a bowl of nuts.

Such a meal must be eaten alone in my study before Little Boy comes home and tucks into his delicious carnivorous lunch. Else, Petunia would have no heart for her own lunch. Milo must have gotten fed up that I haven't been sharing my lunch with him this past week. He looked through the gate at me and put up a persuasive hullabaloo of whines and howls and half-whines and half-howls and other sounds that bear no name in the English language.

I kept trying to explain to him that he wouldn't like my food this week but he would have none of it. No way! So I gave him a stick of celery as I chomped on my own. He wolfed it down and then he asked for more. So, another stick of celery went to him... and then there was no more. So I gave him pistachios. Oh... he loved the pistachios. After every nut, my nutty dog sat down and begged for the next.

It's so odd. Milo has bags of mutton odds and ends (I made mutton soup)... and duck skin (I made duck à l'orange)... and he hankers after my pistachios.

Silly dog!

14 comments:

Blur Ting said...

Oh, whether it is tasty or not, he just wants to steal your lunch! But it is good news that he loves vegetables and nuts!

petunialee said...

Yup! Steal my lunch! That is what he wants!!

Fresh Fry aka 福星 said...

finally a Milo story! talk about nuts + Blur Ting's comment, i now recalled Rusty's Peanut Shelling Skill. awesome. hehehe.....

Wen-ai said...

yah, dogs wana eat WHATEVER their owners are eating. My dog used to be like that too. Then one of my mom's cats started behaving as such too! Very peculiar for a cat. He eats durian, CNY loveletters, Pandan cakes, Honeydew melons, rock melons ... etc. All of my mom's fav food!

Malar said...

You have such an adorable dog! May be it's his curiosity over your bowl of lunch!

petunialee said...

Fry - Hmmmm... I dun remember that story leh... Must go and search Ting's blog.

petunialee said...

Wen-ai: Really? I didn't know that till today. So animals suffer from peer pressure too eh?

petunialee said...

Malar - Yeah... Milo can be a pain but he's a lovable pain. Hee!

Open Kitchen Concept said...

Oh.. Milo likes to share!

petunialee said...

OKC - Hahahahaha! That he does! He brings me his bits of bone and places them at my feet. And his look says "See! Nice bone! Give you! You like?"

Theanne... said...

Milo sounds quite supportive of your vegetarian eating...*smile*

petunialee said...

Theanne - Heh! It does seem so huh? The only supposed carnivore in the family approves of eating vegetables more than the other supposed omnivores. Sigh!

My SINFONIA said...

He likes it because its yours. Must be good. Mao is like that too. Hankers after my food, whatever it is...Maybe that's why she is so fat...

petunialee said...

Sinfonia - Mao is a very shapely cat indeed. Very alluring back profile.