Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Good and bad table manners

As you all know by now, I'm a wowld class foodie, hehehehehe
I beg at the table all the time


my bwuvvew Duffy on the othew hand is an angel..totally unintewested in the dinnew table

but ,in my defense, I submit to you sweet fwiends the following evidence of my innocence



all I was doing was admiwing Mommi's plate of Fettucini Alfwedo that auntie Kawen had made
( I mean who wif a nose wouldn't, well, xept Duffy and Petey who only cawes about tennis balls, but that's just weiwd)

as you can cleawly see hewe it's all Mommi's fault

then came Saltimbocca and spinach..well, I ask you...............


I can't help it if Mommi fowces me to eat these things, hehehehehe
she has tewwibull table mannews

of cowse it's anothew mattew when we move away fwom the table
my little "angel" bwuvvew seems to have a sweet toof, hehehehe

I think asking fow icy tweats desn't count..anyway blood owanges awe good fow you.and they'we the most bootiful colow
evewyone needs vitamins


note from Mommi:
Asta's bad habits are completely my fault..once you give a furrkid food from the table, all bets are off, so be warned
if you want a well manered pup, don't feed them people food

smoochie kisses,

48 comments:

Ruby Bleu said...

Asta...how could you NOT do that with such yummy food! My Mom says to tell Auntie Karen that the next time she comes to NY she wants to eat dinner at her house too - BOL!!!!

Lots of Licks, Ruby

P(ee)S: I've had some blood orange icy treats before and they really are yummy and good for you too - W00t!

Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

We have the same problem at our house, Asta. Before our pawrents got their very first doggie, Mom told Dad that there would be no dog begging at the table. Ha! The next thing she knew...Dad had the doggie on his shoulder feeding her pepperoni. From then on, Daisy begged for people food! She taught the next doggie and the next doggie taught the next doggie...well, you get the idea! NOone eats, in this house, without an audience of 3 furkids!

Aire-hugs,
Poppy, Penny & Patches

bbes tribe said...

You know it is our job as family members to check and make sure the foodies are ok for our hoomans to eat. That's what we think and we're sticking to it.
hehehehe
Ernie & Sasha

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Yuu-Chan said...

You are a victim, Asta, a poor helpless victim......

Moco said...

We can see that you have very good manners. At least you are not on top of the table eating out of mommi's bowl. We like to sit next to the eaters also, except maybe Dawson who likes to chew on his paws more than anything.

doyle and mollie said...

asta you have so much style that a little gourmet enthusiasm is easy to overlook... that blood orange gelato looks amazing!!!

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Hmm...that "note from Mommi" came out all blurry on our puter screen...(glasscleaner needed?) but it LOOKED like she said...

FEED UR DOGS FROM THE TABLE NOW...THEY ARE STARVING AND NEED SUSTENANCE.

Yeppers..that's why we love ur mommi and why we adore visiting...

I see you've take lessons from the great Italian Foxie Wire

Romano Parmesano

on how to slurp fettucine...or however you spell it...much better to eat it...

What was that stuff next to the delissssssh look spinach? Had never heard of it...

Our last foxie hated spinach...he'd pull it out of his bowl and place it in a neat pile of the floor. Dunno why they gave it to him in the first place...

Kisses...Laciegirlie

Pee ess...Snicker's fever is back...need to go out there in our uniforms.....

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Hmm...that "note from Mommi" came out all blurry on our puter screen...(glasscleaner needed?) but it LOOKED like she said...

FEED UR DOGS FROM THE TABLE NOW...THEY ARE STARVING AND NEED SUSTENANCE.

Yeppers..that's why we love ur mommi and why we adore visiting...

I see you've take lessons from the great Italian Foxie Wire

Romano Parmesano

on how to slurp fettucine...or however you spell it...much better to eat it...

What was that stuff next to the delissssssh look spinach? Had never heard of it...

Our last foxie hated spinach...he'd pull it out of his bowl and place it in a neat pile of the floor. Dunno why they gave it to him in the first place...

Kisses...Laciegirlie

Pee ess...Snicker's fever is back...need to go out there in our uniforms.....

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Haha...I hit the comment button twice..now everybody can have double portions of me!!!!

Lacie

Mack said...

If I saw yummy food like that I would probably jump right up on the table!!

The OP Pack said...

Ha - words out of our Momster's mouth to the Dadster. He is a real sucker for our sad faces and does feed us at the table no matter how many times Mom tells him no. Then he complains when we bug him for more. We never bother Mom because it is pointless - Mom's point exactly.

But she does say that she herself would have a very hard time not begging for some of that yummy food you are always tempting us with on your posts:)

woos, the OP Pack

Alasandra said...

Well I get table food but not at the table. I has to wait for Mommy to put it in my bowl. Mommy says I has decent table manners. Your Mommy's food looks very yummy Mommy is drooling over it. ~Fenris

Come join the party at our house Asta. ~S,S,C & F

Hollie and Janie said...

Asta,
I think that is perfectly acceptable table manners! We are just trying to help our mommies stay thin! Mama says I have super powers when it comes to the possibility of food. No matter where I am in the house, when she closes the fridge door, i am patiently waiting!
Love,
Janie

Martha and Bailey said...

Asta, who cares about table manners with all that yummy food about!
We like to see a girl enjoy her food - there is too much of this picking at food these days.
We enjoy seeing you at the table....on the table ......enjoying every single morsel.
We notice that you make your mom smile - what a great gift that is.
We say leave manners to the humans - something else of no importance for them to worry about!
Thank dogness we are dogs!!!
love you lots
Martha & bailey xxxx

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

Asta you sit so nicely and wait on Mommi to offer.

XOXO
Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Petey said...

Well Asta, good to see that Mommi has come forth and admitted to being an enabler. And I don't beg at the table because I'm focused on tennis balls - I just know that I'm not going to get anything because my Mom only feeds me people food in my bowl.

Now that Mommi has admitted the crime, why doesn't she just set a place for you at the table? You could certainly sit in a chair and enjoy your meal with dignity, rather than be reduced to begging. And you certainly could add to the sparkling dinner table conversation!

Your pal,

Petey

P.S. Don't know if it's just because we're on a Mac, but it is awfully hard to read your comments on this dark background with gray type!

Gaucho Tibetano said...

asta .. darling..
We can see that you have very good manners.
congratulation...
a big hug

Daisy said...

Asta, I do not blame you one little bit. That food is far too delicious to ignore!

Gus said...

yes, but some of them are more obnoxious than others. Gussie is a sweet angel looking for scraps...Teka wants my whole plate, cut into smaller pieces please.

muzzer

Ginger Jasper said...

I get some of mums chicken and yummy things but dad makes me have it in my dish.. Sigh.. The ice sream looks yummy.. Hugs GJ xx

Eric said...

Asta my dear. Miss Enid her. I've consulted the Eat A Cat books little Lacie gave me. It says dogs should always tuck one's linen napkin into one's collar when partaking sustenance at, under, or beside the dinner table. Did they provide you with one? I thought not. Seems the leggeds Miss Der Meaners lead to this teensy lapse in your table manners. Dearie me, hardly your fault Asta. Remember to pen your thank you note to Auntie Karen for such a doglightful evening and all will be forgiven.

Warmest felicitations to you all,
Miss Enid

chicamom85 said...

Asta, As far as I am concerned that is perfectly normal behaviour. My Mom is an outstanding cook and why shouldn't I enjoy it as well. Dog food blecchhhhh.

licks and sniffs Sasha

Gracie said...

Hats off to Asta! I would say from looking at these photos that you have trained your mom well. She must have been a fast learner. Keep up the good work and you can still teach her more things and get more eats for yourself.
I did notice the one photo of you waiting for the food . . . well I have to say I think you were smiling. WAY TO GO!!

Mickey,Georgia , Tillie said...

Hi Asta!! You have lovely table manners :) There is nothing wrong in tasting your Mom's food. Variety is the spice of life!!
Thank you so much for being a part of Miss Peach and my wedding!!! You really helped make our day perfect and you looked beautiful too :)
Purrs Mickey

Scottie the 'Cutie' said...

With all that glorious food, who could blame you for begging, Asta? I would beg too! haha! As it is, Kenji and I beg whenever we see food...regardless of where it is or even if it's NOT people food! LOL! That's how food-driven we are...=P

Mom finds it embarrassing because we look like we haven't eaten in a while when we've actually just had our dinner before going to 'prey' on other people's food...haha!

Scottie

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

My mom doesn't feed me either but I glare at her anyway!

She does give me veggies and stuff AFTER she's done - and not at the table!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khywa

Koobuss said...

Kousin Asta,

It's way to late for me. I love people food.

Whenever my family is eating, first I go to my mom and get what I can from her, then I go to Grandpaw and get what I can from him, and only when they are finished, will I go to my own dish and eat what is in there. This system works very well.

Whatever your Mommi was eating, it sure looked good. You were very smart to stay by her side!

Good job, kousin! Brains must run in the family (except for Duffy, sometimes.) hehehe...



Love and Koobuss Kisses,
Kousin Koobie

Lorenza said...

My mom learnt that too late!
I beg for food all the time!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

TwoSpecialWires said...

What? Are you suggesting that dogs are not supposed to peer at, stand near, sit by, crawl up, climb upon, reach toward, breathe on, drool on, bite at and eat people food? We never heard such a thing. It is just a given that we get little tastes. It might appear that we get monstrous portions (and on rare occasion, we might), but we politely limit ourselves to teeny little bites so we can keep our svelte and lean figures. Just like you! And we would NEVER eat all the icing on a cake! Never!

Hungry,
Bruvver Jake and SissieFergi xxoo

happy said...

What can I say? Hoomans never learn hehehe...

Dennis the Vizsla said...

We want to come to your place for dinner, Asta!

Deefor said...

My bearded owner gives me table treats a lot. Usually he is sneaky cause my mean mom doesn't like it. I have to be a very sneaky beggar. Your mom is very kind.

Maggie and Mitch said...

OMG, we are drooling looking at that Fettucini Alfredo, Asta! We are beggers at the table too! Who wants tennis balls when you can have food? We totally agree!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Cocorue said...

you do have very good manners as i see you sitting quietly....it's always the hoomans that are the bad influence.

i beg too with my tonguey hanging out but i'm not allowed hooman foor BUT i still beg ...bol

i would love to have dinner at your house and i'm sure your mumster would take pity on moi....

chikisses

Mango said...

Asta! Of course you are only being polite to sample your mommi's foodables. She doesn't want to eat too much, right?

We only beg from Master because he always feeds us but momma is really mean and never gives us anything.

Slobbers,
Mango

tula said...

asta -hmpfh, gotta try these tricks..thanks. i mean, i'm getting cheesy burgers & fries out of can. your living the foodie life! must be a NY thang... can i come live with you guys?

scratchies,
tula

Sir Woodstock said...

Good Afternoon Miss Asta!

I, for one forgive you, your table mannors - who could not?

Hugs
Woodstock
And, Mother [Blue] sends love, pats & pets to you & Mommi!

Hamish Westie said...

Hi Asta
What's with this 'good table manners' obsession anyway? I mean, they'll be trying to train us to use a knife and fork next!
Cheers, H.

Aniemother said...

Ohh.. We want a bad mommie for Christmas!

Bajas & Virus

Twinkle a.k.a Chicken Little said...

Yeah, blame the hooman Asta. They shouldn't cook such a yummylicious food!!! Hahahhaa.

Wild Dingo said...

Laughing hilariously! furry funny!
I like your two. they're partners in foodie crime!

Thank you for stopping by Wild Dingo and wishing Juno well. it's nice to meet you!
~wags-n-wiggles~
Wild Dingo

Oskar said...

My mom person says I have been "ruined" by my boys John & Jack. They even feed that cats people food!

Huskee and Hershey said...

Dear Asta,
You are completely vindicated.. clearly it's your mom's fault. But we'd like our mom to behave more like your mom.. i.e. feeding us more from the table!! Can you get your mom to teach our mom some 'proper' table manners? :)

Luna "The Scruffy Yacht Dog" said...

Dear Asta,

I have been accused of being a food hound at times.... well all the time. You are so right. How can a furrykid resist the temptation of human food smell? Bad mommy for contributing to your table manners.... hehehe. I take a more subtle approach and stare laserbeams into my mom while making my foghorn sound so she doesn't forget I'm there. I wouldn't have a shot with Dad as Fettuccine Alfredo is one of his favorites.

Luna Licks,

Looney-tunes

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Dear Asta's Mommy,
She eats so genteely. Her table manners are impeccable! You trained her well. hahahahhaha. Now tell OUR mommy to do the same pleeeeease.
XXOO-BRD & Hootie

jamie said...

oh YUM. Mom is whining about wanting to eat some of aunty Ami's fantabulous food. Fettucini alfredo is on of her FAVES and with spinach, one of her fave veggis, she is DROOLING.
Hugs Sunny

Sally said...

Hi Asta,
mmmhhh, yummy.
Can I come??
Have a nice weekend.

Nice woooh
Sally

Two Schnauzers from New England said...

Hi, Asta -

Kaci and I like to give Mama and Papa "the look." You know the Mama never feeds me look.

That fettucini alfredo looks delicious!

Love -

Hershey and Kaci