one less chore to do: feeding the dog

They say that toddlers absorb everything around them. And then they mimic what they’ve seen done as if you laid out the instructions for them step by step. First, it was Miss L grabbing a purse (mine, one of hers, one at daycare), putting it on her shoulder and saying/waving, “Bye!” Then it was playing with the dog toys and Memphis…

But now we’ve moved on to the household chores, and she picked up one by osmosis that’s got us giggling every single night.

She feeds the dog (Memphis). And not with her food this time around. Nope, she learned how to feed Memphis her super-special-OMG-how-much-are-we-paying-for-this-stuff dog food.

The first time she did it was on a weekend night where it was just me at home. Around 4:30, Memph started to ask to be fed. As this is a ridiculous request at that time of day (normal feeding is around 6:30), I just told her, “No” and left it at that. Now either Memphis went over and whispered in Miss L’s ear or the girl just picked it up herself, but within a few minutes she toddled over from her toys and into the kitchen. I heard a clang and looked over to see what she was up to…

Miss L had Memphis’ food bowl in her hands. She had picked it up from one side of the kitchen, and was now walking it over to the pantry where the dog food is kept. She dropped the bowl in front of the cabinets, and then proceeded to open them up.

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Since that day a few weeks ago, she’s been trying to feed Memphis nightly! Some days she opts for throwing the food to make it a game for the dog, and other times she sorts the good and bad pieces. But nevertheless, Memphis has a new best friend.

15 comments on one less chore to do: feeding the dog

  1. talda
    July 22, 2011 at 2:20 pm (3 years ago)

    how cute! they are going to be best friends forever

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  2. Brittany
    July 22, 2011 at 2:35 pm (3 years ago)

    That was too adorable! I love how helpful Miss L is!!

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  3. Jill
    July 22, 2011 at 2:37 pm (3 years ago)

    That’s adorable! I find the food (and treats) we feed our bostons absolutely ridiculously priced, as well.

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  4. HamiHarri
    July 22, 2011 at 6:05 pm (3 years ago)

    Oh my goodness, how cute is that!

    I have to ask, does she only try to feed M once, or does she do it and then try to do it again, and again, the same night? I ask, because that is totally something Clara would do! lol

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  5. serena @bigapplenosh
    July 22, 2011 at 6:21 pm (3 years ago)

    SO cute! I love how Miss L is looking so proud and Memphis is waiting patiently :)

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  6. Heather
    July 22, 2011 at 8:14 pm (3 years ago)

    I love the looks Memphis is giving you, like “make her go faster, PLEASE??”

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  7. Maegan
    July 22, 2011 at 9:51 pm (3 years ago)

    Ohmygosh that is adorable! Just way too cute. My toddler is trying to sneak eating the cat kibble, not helping by feeding her. Although she is overweight, so maybe he is trying to help out after all …..

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  8. Kira
    July 22, 2011 at 10:23 pm (3 years ago)

    Omg dying of cuteness. Both at Miss L doing her “chores” and Memphis staring at you with the camera like “Ummm are you gonna do anything about this?”

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  9. Stephanie
    July 23, 2011 at 8:09 am (3 years ago)

    Love that video!

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  10. Maggie
    July 23, 2011 at 7:05 pm (3 years ago)

    Too cute! I love how Memphis is looking at you like “please hurry the process up, I’m hungry!”

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  11. kelsey
    July 24, 2011 at 8:36 am (3 years ago)

    Oh my gosh, that is so sweet!! I loved the video!

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  12. Julie
    July 25, 2011 at 5:52 am (3 years ago)

    Adorable! What cute little pals they are!

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