Thursday, July 8, 2010

Beagle thievery???

This morning, this beagle spent time in the garden after breakfast whilst my human holed up in her home office working away on her computer. Since I had some free time on my paws, I decided to help out around the house. Now, my human has all my supplies in this little basket on the shoe rack. I was going to surprise my human by transforming my messy basket which holds an assortment of beagle supplies -leash, harness, ear cleaning medicines, tea tree oil spray, etc.

To this beagle's pleasant surprise, I found my pack of treats from Japan. Some of you may recall that my humans brought back 2 packets of Japanese doggie treats for their favourite beagle. You saw the first treat - some crispy skins.
The second was a packet of succulent bacon strips. My human typically tears up the strips of bacon into smaller bits as treats when they clean my ear.

It doesn't take a genius to guess what happened next...When it comes to food, beagles have a one-track mind - EAT IT! This was all that was left when my human finally came out.

My human says I'm a bad beagle for stealing food. But hey, this treat was mine anyway. So, how can it be thievery? Instead of waiting for measly rations of bacon strips in the future, I just claimed it all in one go. Of course, after consuming about a dozen or so bacon strips, this beagle was too full to do much else but sleep it off.

As punishment for bad behaviour, there's no dinner for me tonight!

Postscript from Kess' mama:
With beagles in the home, I've learnt my lesson. All food must be kept safely away from the sniffing nose and eagle eye of a forever hungry beagle. This breed will do anything for food, including climb up furniture!


Laura said...

Hehe - nothing is safe, even when you think it is!

When Barry was about 6 months old I had some bully sticks and deer ribs delivered to home. The idiot courier just dropped them over the gate and I didn't realize till about an hour later when I couldn't find Barry anywhere. He'd eaten a whole packet of 20 bully sticks and the ribs were scattered across the garden. Poor we fella had quite a big belly and spent the whole day looking very uncomfortable.

Molly the Airedale said...

What? No dindin, Kess? We guess you already got it huh! You spared your hoomans the stress of passing the treats out one at a time! Nice job!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

D.K. Wall said...

Food safe - known in non-dog homes as a microwave.

P.S. - Actually, we have a locking "dog" cabinet where we put things. Siberian Huskies are masters of thievery too, though they would agree with Kess' assessment that you can't steal what belongs to you.

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

No, you can't be a bad beagle, there's no such thing!
I support your opinions:
- the treat was yours
- Why stealing your own food?
- Eating your own food in one go or bit by bit is only a matter of time.
So, how can it be thievery?

Cinnamon and Mint said...

A good thing about my mum is that she often forgets to push her chair back in the desk when she leaves her office. I can jump on the chair and eat all the treat in her doggy treat box on the desk when she is not there!!

Yes, my mum goes to Japan once a year or so, but she rarely has a chance to visit places other than her hometown and Tokyo. She has never been to some of the places your human visited in her recent trip to Japan.


NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

Are woo sure it wasn't a skhwirrel or khat that did 'that'?


Sapphire said...

yes. that's the price for having beagles around. no dinner really? did she give a big nice p**p the next day? ;p

sapphire has her food stuff stored in airtight containers on the kitchen top. but then again, never underestimate them, i can accidentally leave a stool near the counter :p

Lorenza said...

Hi, Kess!
Nope! It is their fault!
I can understand you were tempted by those yummy treats!
Kisses and hugs

Agatha and Archie said...

Uhhhhhhh we hate to tell you it isn't on;y beagles..tee heeeee Love A+A

Thor and Jack said...

Kess, you weren't stealing food. Those treats were yours! Good job!

Princess Patches said...

Great job, Kess! We think you should become an honorary Airedale! Our noses ALWAYS know where the foodables are and we'll do whatever it takes to get it!

Penny & Patches

i said...

Oh are absolutely right! It was yours anyway hehe...

Mino said...


I'm with you! It's definitely not theivery! Food are not meant to be kept. It's meant for our enjoyment! What's wrong with our pawrents.

And I got scolded for finishing a whole BIG MAC!
Hey, this is my most biggest haul so far! HEeeee


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