We feed them twice daily at the same time each day. Three times a week they get an extra treat...a teaspoonful of olive oil over the dry food. Breakfast timing is easy...it's when they come in from their first walk of the day. Dinner is always at 4:30 and this is often cause for concern. Beginning around 3:30, the dogs do not let us out of sight. They aren't quite sure what time it is, but they seem to know it's near dinnertime. As soon as we approach the door, they go into their room to wait for dinner.
They stand near the bin that holds the dog food. Even with the lid open, they would not dare to peek inside or try to grab a bite.
In addition to the dog food, the dogs do receive a few carrot pennies when I make our own dinner. They get little "Charlie Bear" treats while they are being groomed, and ice cubes whenever anyone makes a drink. Because they've never had people food, they do not hang around the table when we are eating. They do not beg if we are snacking in our chairs. It's fine if you want your own dog to do that, but personally, I do not want my dogs sniffing around the people food.
Another couple of photos of Lucy and even more shoes. I can't speak to what she might do with high heels or dress shoes (you hardly ever find them around here), but she loves sneakers and slippers. She thinks they make fine pillows. If you visit me and take off your shoes, she will likely give them a trial to see if they are good pillows. But I will vacuum them for you when I give you the roller tape to remove the dog hair from your pant legs.
It's a beautiful Friday here. The heavy snow has become almost like a bad dream and most of it has melted. We are expecting WARMER than normal temperatures for the weekend and that will be glorious indeed. The birds are singing their little hearts out and I can just feel spring coming!
Have a wonderful weekend, filled with hope and anticipation. Keep smiling even if you have to force it. With enough practice, it might become genuine.