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My little foodie!

                        "Mmmm! What are you eating, mom? It smells just yumm! Is that my favourite rice and dal? Wow! It is, isn't it? I want some...I want some..please, give me some from your plate, mom! Pretty please!"

               "Hey, mom, what ARE you chopping? it a carrot? Oh, yay! I want some carrot! Yes, give me some carrot, mom! Please, please, please!"

                "What IS that heavenly aroma? CHICKEN!?! OMG! Have you guys made chicken for dinner? For me, right? Oh! What are you waiting for? Give me a piece..a big one. BIG one, mom! Give me..give me..GIVE ME!"

                "Hey, mom, Something awesome came wafting from the kitchen! What is it? Let me see, let me see! Is it an omelette? Is it egg? Yippee! I want it, too, mom! Where's my bowl? Please, give me some, mom, please! You NEVER give me ANYTHING! Mom, dad, please, I want it...RIGHT NOW!"

          These are some of the demands my son makes whenever he smells food, his favourite food, being cooked/chopped in the kitchen. A magnetic force pulls him towards the kitchen platform, and  every scent that he can take in makes his nostrils quiver with  delightful anticipation!  A minute late in giving him his food, and  he lets me know how inconsiderate I am, never indulging him, ever! His barks say so, loud and clear.
        It is amusing, seeing him come hopping into the kitchen, asking to be fed anything that is being cooked. It warms my heart to see the way he makes those demands, barking at a high volume. He utters not one word in the human language. But, his canine language is enough to get his point across!
         This one's for you, my child. Keep those barks coming...they are music to my ears! 

"Give me, give me, give me whatever it is!" 


  1. Hahahahahaha - I think you have expressed exactly what goes on in his mind my friend:-) They so happy and excited right?! Yes, especially when it comes to the culinary department:-) Have fun with your boy - and keep cooking:-) Big hugs

  2. So adorable! I can see someone has you wrapped around his paw. So funny how he hangs out in the kitchen when you cook hoping for a morsel or two. The cats often come when I'm making sandwiches hoping for some sandwich meat. Lately I haven't been making them so they're outta luck. I still give them "treats" though. They get very excited at that word and come running for their canned food which they like better than the daily dried stuff.


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