Monday Mischief – Eating the Dogs Dinner! Really?

I’ve briefly touched on the subject of Mum trying to steal my food before, remember the Sweet Potato treats?!

I also mentioned a while back that Mum was looking to change my food from kibble to something that may work better for me.

I apologize that I haven’t managed to do an update sooner on what she selected, the reason for that is also part of the reason for the title of this post!

Bearded Collie

I’d have been quite happy to just use the self-serve treat buffet, but Mum said I needed more than that – ok!


Here’s the thing, I’ve always eaten ‘Grain Free’ food – Mum decided due to previous experience not to ever give me grains as she knew some dogs don’t react too well and she didn’t want to take any chances that I may have issues.

What she didn’t know was that she also never should have been eating grains – That’s right, it never occurred to her, or apparently to her doctors. My vet always asks “What’s he eating?” – I guess human doctors don’t all see the link between health and food in the same way?

She’s now 42 and just 6 months ago she finally discovered why she was not well.  For anyone interested in the full story she’s set up a website where she puts all the good research she finds, recipes, useful links, photos, etc to help anyone else who may have similar issues.

How does that affect me?

Last summer she chickened out of actually trying me on raw food and instead opted for Honest Kitchen Grain Free Dehydrated food.  She did a lot of research and was really impressed with the ingredients they used.


I’d always been a fussy eater and often wouldn’t be bothered to eat my food, from the first time she gave me this food I’ve been hooked ever since!  I get very happy when she says “Do you want your Dinner?” these days!  And the other thing is Mum has never been more proud of my poop, yep she even tells people this – weird, I know! :)

What I didn’t realize was I might need to watch out, Mum’s been getting frustrated sometimes trying to find quick food that’s as good for her to eat and which won’t cause her body’s immune system to react (it reacts to all kinds of food right now, not just grain).

She has to make all her meals from scratch and tries to ensure they’re as nutrient dense as possible as her body is struggling to absorb nutrients – I even heard her say one time, “Maybe I should just try Snoopy’s food some days, it’s human grade?!”  Yes, this is beyond mischief!!


Mum, how about I help you in the kitchen to cook something nice and you keep your eyes off my food? Deal? :)

Luckily, so far she hasn’t tried my dinner (I do guard my bowl though!) and she’s always busy looking for recipes, sourcing products and cooking all her food from scratch!  This also means that she doesn’t have as much time to help me with my blog just now (she’s also had lots and lots of doctors appointments lately too), so I just want to thank you all for being so patient when we don’t reply so quickly or post as often as we used to!  We’re not going anywhere and hope it won’t be long before normal service is resumed! :)

I’m pretty sure no other dog has to watch out for their humans eyeing up their dinner, right?! :)


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  1. Sometimes, the “human grade” food does seem awfully tempting!

    I have a friend who through occult means (I think she got a virus as a vet tech through handling…something…) also can’t eat a damn thing. She’s allergic to many proteins, has gone gluten free, etc. etc. in an attempt to mitigate. I’ll be sharing that blog with her, maybe you’ll help!
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  2. Ponders … all this food stuff, and one’s people being proud of ones poop…… and remembers that a new friend of ours and her family only eat raw meat and her people are poop proud too! She is on her way to some dog show in New York City… Isn’t this the place where some weird salsa is made or they are playing a game with your supper bowl today? Anyway she will be there with her Newfie in a week… I hope she does well and Snoop’s I hope your mom stays out of your food and figures out her own!

    That reminds me, it’s lunchtime!

    I’m out!

    Your nephew Tig’s
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    • Hey Tigs

      What are you saying? Your friends doggie is going to New York to show off her poop? Tee Hee

      Hope you enjoyed your lunch, I remember when I had 3 meals a day, now it’s just 2! :)

      Wags to all,

      Uncle Snoops :)

  3. Hi Snoop. Beware of your food, so your mom don’t eat it. There might be lactoses in it and gluten as well. My mom’s grandson has lactose intollerance, so we are used to take care of what he is eaten. There can be lactose in all kinds of stuff, even in pills for headaches and sausages. Have a great day from your pal Laika.
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    • Hey Laika

      Thanks for the advice buddy, you’re right things like grain, lactose and soy are ‘hidden’ in all kinds of food – luckily there’s none in my food, but then that’s also tempting my mum, doh! :)

      Wags to all,
      Snoops :)

  4. I sure hope your mom feels better soon and finds some food of her own she can eat. I have a similar problem with someone going after my food too, but it’s not my mom. It’s my sisfur, cat, Spunky Doodle living up to her name and keeping her reputation in tact.
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    • Hey Abby Dabby Doo

      Thanks for your kind wishes. I’m sending you good thoughts back and hope Spunky Doodle at least leaves you a few scraps! :)

      Wags to all,

      Snoops :)

  5. Sneaky humans … my mom once tried the home cooked meal she makes for us each week … hehe!
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  6. Snoopy – watch out, my mom sniffs my treats all the time and I’m afraid she’s gonna grab one! Glad you found a food that you like but sorry your moms is having so many issues. So many humans have allergies…well so many of us dogs do too – sure wish we could find more natural foods and less processed or toxic stuff out there for us.
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    • Hey Slimdoggy

      I remember when Mum used to give me treats that had molasses in them, she sure sniffed them a lot! Have you tried the Sweet potato treats, they’ve got nothing extra in and I think they’re super yummy! :)

      Wags to all,

      Snoops :)

  7. So sorry mom isn’t feeling well. Glad she is cooking things for herself and not eating your food. My mom has a secret–she was actually sometimes eating Matilda’s food when she was cooking for her during Matilda’s chemo. Matilda was eating high quality turkey and jasmine rice with a few other ingredients. Mom cooked lots of it, and occasionally shared it with Matilda! Matilda had to have lots of peanut butter with it sometimes. Mom skipped that part. We also got tastes.

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    • Hi Terry

      I’m glad to hear your Mom actually left some of the yummy food for Matilda and you also got a taste too! I think it’s becoming a fine line between human and doggie food, maybe we should just get a chair at the table and all eat together? :)

      Wags to all,

      Snoops :)

  8. Dexter eats (and thrives on) The Honest Kitchen Embark and it really is pawtastic food.
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  9. I like that self serve treat bar. I want one of those. All there is is cat food on mine – which I must admit is pretty good. But guard your dog bowl close. People can be so full of mischief.
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  10. Hahahah…you have such mischievous mom ;)

  11. Yikes! I would just howl if Mom thought about stealing my food! I’m glad your mom has found out what her issues with food are. Sounds like a real pain for her to eat the right things but I’m sure she will adjust. Just keep an eye on your food!
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  12. It is interesting, isn’t it. Our vet is quick to question diet, doctors? Never. I hope you’re able to get this sorted out soon and feel better. In the meantime, I guess I can’t blame Snoopy for guarding his bowl ;-)
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  13. Sometimes it can be hard to find the right food–for dog or human. We can really identify at our house. For a typical Thanksgiving dinner, I take into account the following food issues: vegetarian, lactose intolerant, diverticulitis, gluten intolerance, tree nut allergies and severe milk protein allergies.

    Hope your mom finds a diet that works well for her.

    –Woofs (and purrs) from Life with Dogs and Cats.
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    • Thanks guys

      That’s a lot of customizing for Thanksgiving, did you see that funny youtube song about that? It makes you wonder why so many people can’t tolerate the human food anymore?!

      Wags to all,

      Snoops :)

  14. Oh no sorry to read mum has not been feeling to good and has to watch what she eats like you Snoopy. We are so lucky as none of us has to worry but it is right bummer if you do. Glad you found a diner you are happy with and keep guarding that bowl as humans are sneaky. Have a marvellous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly
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    • Thanks Molly

      I now eat my food so fast my Mum would be impressive to get in there, I also watch her whilst she’s making it, she can’t be trusted! :)

      Wags to all,

      Snoops :)

  15. We love our grain free Honest kitchen too. And yep, it is human grade and mom had thought a time or two it smells OK. I hope your mom can get her food thing worked out. Life would be so much simpler if we didn’t have to eat.

    • Hi Roxy

      I’m sure mum would agree about the not eating thing, especially as she hasn’t been able to taste properly for the last month, so I don’t think food is much fun these days…..

      Glad you get the same food as me, yum! :)

      Wags to all,

      Snoops :)

  16. Two French Bulldogs says:

    Oh boy! I wouldn’t put it past mom stealing my dinner. It sounds like mom found you a good food. I am being tested right now on Natures Logic

  17. We recently became vegan in our household. For health reasons. I feel your mom’s pain. Sounds like she’s taking good steps toward her health. Sounds like her immune system is compromised, yes? Mine is, and it’s my thyroid. Doctors aren’t always helpful. *sigh*
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    • Hi Flea

      So sorry to hear you’re also having problems, yep it’s also auto immune, Mum discovered gluten and auto immune issues have an extremely strong connection….

      Sending you our very best wishes,

      Snoops :)

  18. We were wondering where your mom has been! Well, welcome to our I-can’t-eat-anything club! My daughter and I are in the same boat – she more than I – we rarely eat out, we buy absolutely NO processed or prepared foods, and we eat only organics that are within strict allergy-free guidelines created by our doctor just for us. What they’re doing to food today is disgraceful (chemical additives, pesticides, GMOs) and is causing more problems in the human body than most people realizee. Not all doctors are on top of this, but that’s a whole other story. Have you taken the Alcat blood test? That answered a lot of questions for my daughter and really helped refine and target her dietary requirements. Email me if you want any information or just want to talk about this, we’ve been doing this for over a year now and have learned a lot about recipe adaption and lots of other things. Stick with it – it does get easier the longer you do it!
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    • Hi Daisy

      Thanks so much for your support – and so sorry to hear you and your daughter are going through it too, it’s crazy how many people are being affected, unfortunately most don’t realize yet….

      Mum has sent you an email – Mum did the ELISA testing for the cross reactive items, and now she’s cut those out too, made a big difference – she says she’s ‘moving the needle forward’

      Thanks again for your wonderful messages,

      Hugs ‘n’ wags to all,

      Snoops :) (And Mum)

  19. After checking out her other blog, I don’t blame your mum for considering snitching some of your food, Snoopy. Maybe you should be willing to share?? I’m sure she wont’ let you go hungry!

    (We tried that for a while, but Rita went off it for some reason. She’s SO fussy. Now we are trying I and Love and You’s rehydrated food – some days she seems a little reluctant to eat it, so I have to switch things up now and then to keep her interested. She’s nutty.)
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    • Hey Jackie

      Thanks for your lovely message on mum’s site :) I can’t imagine ever going off the Honest Kitchen food, mum can’t believe how much I like it!

      Maybe I could share just a little bit? I can’t believe I just said that! I think mum would love it too, and it sure would be an easier dinner for her! :)

      Wags to all,

      Snoops :)

  20. Well, Snoopy, that just means you get really good food if your Mom wants to eat it! I’d keep a close eye on her though, or plan some sort of trade? If she gets to try your food, you get to try something yummy of hers (if your poor Mom gets anything yummy). I hope your Mom can get all her health issues under control so that she can feel better soon.
    I don’t have health issues other than migraines, but I try to eat healthier and to avoid certain foods, and I know how time consuming it can be to cook from scratch. Just the number of dishes I end up dirtying! (more for the dogs to lick though :)
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    • Hi Jan

      Sorry to hear you have migraines, my Mum’s heard they can be linked to food too, so it sounds like you’re on the right track to feeling better :)

      My Mum’s recently tried sardines and also liver, maybe I’d be up for a little tasting of them too? :)

      Wags to all,

      Snoops :)

  21. I’m thankful my dogs don’t have any trouble with foods. I generally don’t either unless I load up on too much carbs and not enough protein. My sister recently found out her son has Celiac disease. Then when she heard it was genetic, both she and her husband had themselves tested. It turns out it was her husband who had the problem all along and didn’t know it.
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    • Hi Dawn

      Sorry to hear about the problems your sister’s family are having, it’s good that they all know now and can start on the transition – I’m sure they’ll both feel a lot better :)

      Wags to all,

      Snoops :)

  22. Oh Snoopy, guard your food with your life, pal! I just popped over to your mom’s blog…wow! She is like my Ma and her sister combined…Ma is allergic to all great fruits and veggies (related to her pollen allergies) and her sister has Celiac and is lactose-intolerant. Good grief, we cannot imagine your mom finding any food to eat besides yours so, like I said…GUARD IT!
    Happy Tuesday,
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    • Thanks Oz,

      Sorry to hear about your Ma and her sister, it must be super hard not to be able to eat fruits and veggies! My Mum is living on those! She’s also no longer vegetarian as she is so deficient on some many nutrients and has to eat whatever it takes that she doesn’t react to in order to recover….

      Good luck to you both,

      Sending big wags,

      Snoops :)

  23. Do you know what I would do if Mamma tried to eat MY dinner? Well, I think you do. It is my job to finish hers, she can’t go near mine.

    Snoopy, what an ordeal. Your mum has her hands full and we really hope it all turns out just fine. Tell her NOT to worry about visiting and to take all that time to work on that tricky food stuff – just as long as it’s not to steal yours :-)
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    • Hey Cocco,

      Thanks for your super sweet message buddy! I can’t imagine you would stand for any nonsense and let anyone steal your food Dude! :)

      Big Wags to all,

      Snoops :)

  24. I hope your mum gets her own food sorted out and feels better soon.

    The bipeds don’t take my food, but the cats climb in and help themselves sometimes!
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    • Hey Clowie

      Thanks for your message! :)

      I can’t imagine having to hide your food from the cats, they’re SO nimble! Stay strong buddy! :)

      Wags to all,

      Snoops :)

  25. So funny that you posted this week…my husband and I are on week one of an elimination diet to try to figure out if food is the cause of some health problems my husband has had as of late (and I’m just going on for the ride). I’m familiar with the issues food can cause in people because one of my family members has celiac disease AND gastro-paresis (not sure if I spelled those right and too laze to Google) – which severely limits the foods they can eat. Off to check out your blog and maybe find some great recipes for the second week, and for the slow time period of adding stuff back one thing at a time. :-)

    P.S. That comment was for your MOM Snoopy. Glad she found her own diet and won’t be eating your new food. LOL!
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    • Hi Donna

      That’s great that you’re also trying to work out what’s causing your husbands health issues. My Mum wishes she’d made the connection between food and how she felt much sooner!

      Stay strong, I’m sure it will be helpful in the long run and you may find some new foods or recipes that you really love, my mum is loving that aspect!

      Wags to all,

      Snoops :)

      • Thank you! We do both enjoy cooking…and we’ve already added some new things to our meals that we love! Plus, I’ve already shed three pounds in just over a week! That’s a big bonus right there. :-)

        As far as my husband, he is starting to feel better…so it his issues are most likely food related. And we’re not ahead of you figuring this out, we’re both in our early forties too. May the next forty be healthier ones, right?
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  26. Your poor mom. You really should share your food with her Snoopy. :)
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  27. Don’t worry, Snoopy. Your mom won’t keep trying to steal your food for long. She will soon find foods that are good enough for her to eat, too. She’s just going through an adjustment period. Look out for her, though. She needs your love and support right now (even if she won’t admit it!). Much love, The Scottie Mom.
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    • Thanks for yooour messsage Scottie Mom,

      Maybe I’ll offer to cook something for her incase she thinks about eating my food again? :)

      Wags to all,

      Snoops :)

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