Sacha loved her little dog, Dumore. Dumore was the funniest looking little dog you’d ever seen, with ears that wouldn’t stop. They drug on the floor when he walked! He didn’t look like any breed known to man.
Anyway, this dog was a scream when he ate. No, it wasn’t that he wolfed down his food. He didn’t. (I know, the words “small slow feed pet bowl” in the title predisposed you to think that, right? But no.)
All the same, it was feeding time that posed the problem. Sacha (not her real name) had to feed Dumore kibble, because otherwise his ears drug in the bowl and his fur got all matted up with food. Fortunately for her, the dog loved the kibble.
He really went at it. And the crazy thing was, his whole body would get into the act, to the point that he would push the dish all around the kitchen. She said it took him a round and a half (it was a little kitchen) to eat a meal!
Wouldn’t this drive you crazy? Not only was he underfoot—he also made a mess of her floor! He was so unruly in his eating that he had kibble all over the kitchen by the time he finished a meal.
In fact, Sacha confided (in her best put-on silly dialect) that the reason she named him Dumore was that “He do more to mess up the house when he eats than any dog you ever saw!”
What would YOU do with a dog like Dumore?
Here are a few things Sacha tried:
- She tried putting his dog dish in a cardboard box. The dog just scooted the box around the kitchen! The box did catch the food fallout, but the dog was even more underfoot while she was cooking than before.
- She tried pinning up his ears and feeding him canned food. That was worse. Now instead of crunching dry kibble underfoot, she found herself slipping on wet canned food.
- She tried staying out of the kitchen when he’s eating. But she’s a creative cook, and she’s in and out of the kitchen all afternoon and evening tending to whatever new dish she’s cooking up.
- If she had a yard, she says, she would feed him outside. But she lives in an inner-city apartment, and her front door opens out onto the hallway.
She would never have thought of the solution that finally worked. She was visiting a neighbor who had bought a small slow feed pet bowl for her little Terrier. What Sacha noticed was that the dish came with no-skid edging on the bottom!
She bought one. It solved her problem. This unique answer to the scooting problem makes a pretty amusing story, don’t you agree? A very practical one.
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Chiwah Carol Slater
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