Riley isn't allowed to have people food. We've always had a family rule about that, ever since she was a puppy. We didn't want her to be one of those dogs that begs for food every time the family sits down for dinner. We've done pretty well with this rule and Riley has never been a beggar. Until of course, Eisley started eating table food. With Eisley, it's inevitable that food get dropped on to the floor. Or thrown on to the floor. We try to prevent this whenever possible, but sometimes it just can't be avoided. Riley is always there to come lick up the mess of whatever ends up on the floor.
Well. Over the past few months, Eisley has picked up on the fact that we don't let Riley eat people food. So this afternoon, at snack time, this is what happened:
Eisley, sitting in her high chair, eating grapes and goldfish crackers, took a deep breath and yelled, "RIIIIIIIWEEEEEEEEY!!!"
Riley came running.
Eisley held out a goldfish and offered it to Riley.
Then she said, "No no no, Riwey. NO!"
Then she put the cracker in her mouth, looked at Riley, and said as she chewed, "yumyumyumyumyum. MMMMMM."
Then she took a drink from her cup and said, "Ahhhhh!"
Riley, hung her head in disappointment and walked away.
It was the saddest and funniest thing ever!