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When a Little Prince gets tired of eating at the same old places, he has to search out a special place for a dinner date.
Typhoon has long been the finickiest eater of the Herd. Hu-Dad has prepared a whole array of meals including chicken, beef, salmon, satin balls, cheese, etc., etc., etc. Once one of those meals works a couple of times, Hu-Dad gets excited and thinks he has solved the puzzle. Hu-Dad will prepare a sizeable quantity of the currently desired dish and Typhoon will promptly decide he no longer likes that. People really do not believe that Typhoon has refused to eat steak, fish, poultry and so on, but he has.
And, yes, he loves to chase rabbits. Hu-Dad even got some rabbit for Typhoon to eat, but he turned his nose up. Chasing them is fun, but eating is declined.
In all previous canine residents of Chez Herd, Hu-Dad has employed the eat or else tactic. No dog would refuse to eat so many meals in a row, right? Typhoon broke that rule. He actually dropped weight to a dangerous level once in his refusal to eat, and he hardly has any extra to spare.
And, of course, Typhoon’s medical exams have been thorough (much to his displeasure of being touched) and blood has been analyzed with no cause identified.
So things were trucking along great for several weeks with Typhoon eating every bite of his meals, but he went off that routine a little over a week ago and started refusing to eat or only picking at his food. Hu-Dad has gone back to mixing up meals of various types trying to find the current solution.
Last night, Hu-Dad delivered the bowls to all of the dogs and Typhoon’s special dinner was placed in his crate. But Typhoon refused to even come up from the lower part of the yard to sniff the bowl. The battle of wills went back and forth until Hu-Dad finally decided to pick up the bowl and wait later in the evening. Sure enough, Typhoon ended up having dinner in Hu-Dad’s study about a half hour later.
And cleaned his bowl.
The Little Prince loves tormenting the Hu-Dad with his picky ways.
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