Table Manners

As long time readers know, when the hu-dad stops for a bite to eat, he usually leaves us in the Jeep. Some crazy rumor about the fact that we lack table manners. Yesterday, however, we visited some of our great friends in Charleston and stopped at the Kickin Chicken, a restaurant that encourages dogs to hang out on their porch.

Long time readers will remember that we have been to this restaurant before – you can check out the posts here (with the classic Frankie / Petco / Parakeet story), here (the great Rusty Pickle episode) and here (Qannik’s logic skills always at work). Go ahead and read them – we will wait on you.

. . . . .

Great, you are back. Told you we would wait. Anyway, surely, our table manners have improved since then. After all, now we have Typhoon along for his first visit. Let’s see how things went.

good manners.

Our first host, Nia, demonstrates something that the hu-dad refers to as “good manners” – whatever those are.

stealth food watch

Our other host, Kodi, demonstrates skills much more to our understanding – the stealth food watch.

personal water bowl

Queen Natasha claimed one of the bowls of ice water (yes, dogs are served first) as her own personal property – not that any of us were shocked by this.

Direct Cheesewhiz

Cheoah was a little more direct – “I will have one of those, and one of those, and one of those.”


Frankie and Typhoon studied her approach to learn the subtleties – like there are any subtleties.


Then Typhoon studied Kiska’s sad eyes approach.


Though Typhoon was not overly impressed with scoring a taste of a lemon.


And, finally, resignation that there was not going to be any food shared.

cold shoulder

Except Queen Natasha went for the cold shoulder approach to punish the humans.

As always, thanks to our Charleston hosts for sharing a great hike and a great lunch with us!


  1. houndstooth on October 29, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    I enjoyed that walk down memory lane. I am surprised that while the new pups have clearly been studying the successes and failures of their forefathers, that the humans have not learned to share yet! 😛

  2. Kuruk on October 29, 2013 at 11:58 am

    You are all mostly so well behaved! Wooooowooooooo!

  3. Sam on October 29, 2013 at 9:18 am

    Our boys used to always claim the whole patio for themselves – they didn’t want any other dogs scoring any meals!

    Monty and Harlow

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