Monday, November 4, 2013

Norbert the Foodie

As a gourmet food lover myself and someone who owns three pugs and a bulldog who would eat literally, anything, I've always appreciated Norbert's more refined tastes when it comes to edibles.  This weekend he outdid himself.  On Saturday while our power was turned off for a few hours my husband decided to make some pancakes with an old box of Bisquick we had lying around from a corn dog making experiment.  

Now being a pancake snob I've never in my life made Bisquick, or any other mix, pancakes.  I tried one pancakes and rejected it as blah, Norbert's reaction was the same as mine and matched that of the above picture.  He spit the pancake right out where a greedy pug made short work of  it.   My husband gave him another pancake to see if it was a freak, again Norbert spit it out.  At that point I became worried he was ill, ever since he turned 11 I am constantly worried he is ill, and I know that Norbert loves pancakes, or at least home made not from a mix pancakes.   I went into the kitchen and got some fancy duck jerky treats which Norbert promptly gobbled up.  That is when I realized that Bisquick pancakes must for Norbert reside in the same category as milk bones, not fit for  his discerning consumption.  See Norbert has an internal register that immediately rejects any dog treat that is not organic, free range, made in America or Canada, and cost lest then ten dollars a bag as not fit from his consumption.  A milk bone handed out by a friendly patron at the dog park or one of those vet office treats, he will spit  right onto the floor, but give him a fancy pants organic morsel and he gobbles it right up.  It might be my favorite thing about him.

16 comments:

  1. Well done Norbert.
    Bertie too is quite a fussy eater (although not an organic snob). Maybe it's something about having a 'bert' in the name! It can be a bit embarrassing though, can't it, when your dog rejects kindly proferred treats.
    Cheers, Gail.

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  2. You've got class, Norbert! Glad you have some non-discerning ones in the house too. They're good for clean-up.

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  3. Norbert you obviously have discerning taste. No fobbing you off with packet stuff then. Have a marvellous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  4. Wow Norbert sure knows what is good food!

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  5. Brilliant! I hate bisquick anything really. Norbert you have the right taste buds!

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  6. LOL! Love it!! Jeffie is our picky eater at our house :-) I haven't eaten anything Bisquick for so many years that I don't remember what it tastes like. I do know Rudy and Rosie would have snarfed down those pancakes pronto!

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  7. Thats Tori and Baily at our house

    Stop on by for a visit
    Kari
    http://dogisgodinreverse.com/

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  8. That is just too good! I don't think we have picky eaters around here. It has been years since I've used Bisquick and don't remember to much about it.

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  9. He has good taste. Gourmand!!

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  10. LOL Three retrievers in our house. They would not turn down a pancake even if it was made from paste! And Milkbones saved Storm when she was pregnant and needed a snack between meals. She loved those darn things. Of course pups are long gone and so are the Milkbones.

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  11. Norbert has good taste! *waggy tail*

    Woofs from Alfie
    www.alfiesblog.com

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  12. It's funny, isn't it, when a dog shows a discerning palate?

    Elka will eat the cruddiest of human foods, and happily. But I've seen her turn her head away from a Milkbone, or take it and then set it down nearby.

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  13. BOL, Norbert! I have to say that I'm on the opposite end of the spectrum, willing to eat anything ;)
    Stewey

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  14. Sampson used to be like that. Once i found a milk bone in my purse because the bank teller gave it to him, and he politely took it, but then he rejected it. Lately though, he is eating just about anything and my vet gives out those milk bones.

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