Sunday, October 17, 2010

Oh That Bella Doggie!

Bella decided not to eat at her morning meal this morning and acted as though she didn't feel well. She laid in her favorite spot, in the window sill and as I came in and left the house, she seemed to be normal but still wouldn't eat, even after my offering it a bit later. I ended up throwing it out because I don't like to give old food that's been sitting too long... I washed her bowl so I could try a little later, or perhaps at her afternoon meal, maybe she would eat. Bella is a funny one...she doesn't like to eat her food if her bowl hasn't been washed promptly. Maybe that's because chihuahuas seem to be very sensitive with their smelling. Afternoon feeding was almost here and I just couldn't stand it. I didn't want to put her food out and have her shun it again so I thought I would try something else. I had some small bits of boiled chicken in my fridge and decided to see if she was REALLY sick...haha....low and behold, she SCARFED it down without a moment's thought.  I filled her clean bowl with her dog food and she ate like no tomorrow. No more Bella acting like she couldn't eat. She was giving her toys HECK....trying to make Shorty and Abbey chase her and she was feeling her oats. Aren't chihuahuas funny?

1 comment:

Nadine, Chewy and Lilibell said...

Lilibell goes through what I call "her anorexic phases" - there are times when she'll go for 24 hours without eating, even though I know there's nothing wrong with her tummy! Other times she just doesn't care for the meal of the moment and will turn her little nose up at it! She is my problem feeder, whereas I can put ANYTHING down in front of Chewy and he'll scarf it down and lick his bowl shiny clean!