Eyeing the Prize

The hu-dad was preparing a snack tray and realized that some pup was really eyeing the prize.


Gee, hu-dad, why did you slide that so far from the edge of the counter?

P.S. – We thought everyone would appreciate the rest of the story. Young Typhoon almost scored big as we were preparing this snack tray. Hu-dad had placed two blocks of cheese on the counter and turned to grab the knife to slice the cheese. When he turned back around, Typhoon had stretched and just managed to grab the corner of the cheese. Yep, Typhoon was sliding an entire block of cheese close to the edge of the counter and was about to make off with his prize. Some pup would have been quite proud of himself if he had scored an entire block of extra sharp cheddar cheese, but the hu-dad stopped the theft just in time. Having come so close, however, Typhoon would not leave the kitchen for the rest of the time.


  1. houndstooth on November 23, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    I think Typhoon’s moniker is just perfect for him! Those young dogs really seem to delight in keeping the humans on their toes at times. However, I’ve long said that well behaved dogs don’t make for good blogs! I’m glad the cheese was saved, but I hope he got just a little bite or two…

  2. Mom 'n Ice on November 23, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    DEFINITELY a Husky trait! Years ago, when Roy and I were the owners of a small motel in the Kootenay/Boundary Country of British Columbia, we had a Malamute/Husky X named Chinook. Every spring, we had tree planters staying at the motel, and one day, one of the girls hadn’t been feeling well, so she stayed “home” from work. We had a bbq for guest use, and she had taken a small steak out of her fridge, placed it on top of the bbq to thaw, to cook for her lunch. When she went to get the steak, it was — GONE! The guilty pup was caught out when Roy discovered the Styrofoam tray pack behind the motel, under the washstand, where Chinook loved to take shelter when it was raining, or on hot days. At least she got reprimanded on a full stomach! We replaced the steak, and Ann laughed about it, but one thing about Chinook, when once reprimanded about something, she never did that (particular) thing again. We lost Chinook to cancer at 13 years of age, in 1991.

  3. Dobermom on November 23, 2013 at 11:30 am

    My new-to-me golden/lab mix (at the time, she’d only been here a month) has managed to snag the TOP bun (just the buns, mind you – a very precise operation on her part) off my burgers TWICE now. Once while it was IN MY HAND and I was preparing to take a bite. She was very delicate about it too – she never touched me or the burger itself, just her target.

    She was able to get away with it because I just wasn’t expecting it. We knew she was a counter surfer when we weren’t around to prevent it, but I wasn’t expecting her to be so BOLD as to steal food right out of my hand, much less nearly out of my mouth!

    She has since received some obedience training, and I am MUCH more careful around her 🙂

  4. Sue on November 23, 2013 at 11:27 am

    OMG, yes that’s a husky thing, little thieves lol

  5. Jenna,Mark “HuskyCrazed” Drady on November 23, 2013 at 10:48 am

    BOL!!! Too funny!! Definitely a Husky thing…..food theft!

  6. Donna Wolfe on November 23, 2013 at 6:17 am

    I was putting bacon in a skillet, on the stove top the other morning, turned around to put the remainder back in the fridge, turned back around to over half of the bacon, just gone. I know I filled the skillet. Little black malamute nose showed up about that time to score the rest…..
    She used to steal yogurt out of the fridge – but this is the first score, in over 11 years, out of a skillet on the stove. She is lucky it was a cold skillet….. and that I had enough left for my breakfast.

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