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Does you pet think weaning is brilliant?

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BellaBear Tue 12-Aug-08 18:20:53

The cat has a new favourite position - under the highchair at mealtimes. Bits of chicken and fish float down and he gets them!

It's as if he can finally understand why we got a baby grin

ChasingSquirrels Tue 12-Aug-08 18:24:26

had to smile at the title.
Our dog died a couple of months ago - and I am suddently having to clean up under the table for the first time ever, though mine don't drop food anything like as much as friend's kids - I think having an under-the-table-snaffling-animal makes them realise that dropped food is lost food, which isn't a good thing if it is biscuits

saralou Tue 12-Aug-08 18:29:23

my dog has had to go on a diet...

BellaBear Tue 12-Aug-08 18:30:03

oh that's sad, I'm sorry. I like it as a motivational tool for hanging on to your food though!

today DS could hear the cat's bell as he hoovered up uneaten fish, but he couldn't see it, and it was very frustrating for him!

SpandexIsMyEnemy Tue 12-Aug-08 18:35:01

my dogs love it - althou they now only get thrown the bits DS doens't like as opposed to everything!

BellaBear Tue 12-Aug-08 18:51:38

sarahlou - do you have to stop your dog eating highchair snacks then? How do you do that?

presumably dogs eat everything? Cats are only interested in the protein! Maybe he will like cheese as well when that starts

saralou Tue 12-Aug-08 19:11:52

he is now confined to the garden during meal times!

that and the boys are getting better at not lobbing their food around!

my dog got so fat during weaning. now DS has twigged that when he doesn't want something he just throws it to the mutt.

flowerybeanbag Tue 12-Aug-08 19:25:55

Yes. Doggiebeanbag is now chubby..hmm

DS feeds him deliberately now as well hmmhmm.

He is very discerning, won't touch the flying vegetables but hangs on for the good stuff.

BouncingTurtle Tue 12-Aug-08 21:11:14

Bella -my cat is exactly the same

BellaBear Thu 14-Aug-08 18:48:54

now my cat has eaten sweet potato and avocado - because it was all mixed up with chicken. he comes in, checks his bowl and then checks under the highchair!

SheSellsSeashellsByTheSeashore Thu 14-Aug-08 18:50:46

oh yes my dog loves it. the cat does not get a look in unless nephew is here as he loves throwing bits of anything at the cat! bless him it has him in stitches watching the cat munch up th bits of whatever.

BellaBear Thu 14-Aug-08 18:56:24


CountessDracula Thu 14-Aug-08 18:58:25

absolutely our dog did
it was when she was christened the hairy hoover

She didn't even mind when dd puked on her from a great height, she wolfed that down too grin

BellaBear Thu 14-Aug-08 18:59:40

Oh that's gross. oh I need to get that image out of my mind

TheGabster Thu 14-Aug-08 21:36:30

love the threat title grin - yes, my big fierce alsation loves baby rice!!

Martha200 Fri 15-Aug-08 01:04:16

Indeed, our cat was a stray we adopted whilst living abroad and he has always enjoyed a sneaky bit of takeaway when possible, but now.. with a 6.5mth old the cat is like a pig rolling in mud, rice cakes, cheese, regurgated cereal.. mmm the cat approves grin

BrownSuga Fri 15-Aug-08 01:38:57

If Ds so much as put a sticky, porridge covered hand in view, our dog would leap up and lick it clean grin

thingamajig Fri 15-Aug-08 01:42:58

I often ponder the ridiculousness of having to stop the dog with the wheat alleergy from eating dds dropped toast.
I love "It's as if he can finally understand why we got a baby". Thats exactly the spanials opinion.

oh yes, BrownSuga - DS now will deliberately put his hands out to be cleaned! <yuck-a-doo>

puffylovett Fri 15-Aug-08 08:25:53

oh yes, the spaniel thinks she's died and gone to heaven.
It's also completely changed the way she thinks about DS. he is no longer the imposter who stole her number one spot, but the toddler who gets into bed with her, takes her for walks and flings food to her at every opportunity ! they are best buddies now grin

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