Delilah’s obsessed with food. She is constantly in scavenger mode. When I’m in the kitchen she is either under my feet or sitting guard in the doorway, prepared to dive head-first under the cabinet to catch a bread crumb.
You cannot leave food on the counter or table, if you do, it’s fair game for Delilah. After we fix our dinner plates, we have to immediately put the food away, or put it in the oven or microwave to ensure Delilah won’t snag it as soon as we finish eating.
She’s not afraid to go into the sink and grab a dirty dish, or plastic bag so she can bring it out into the living room and lick it clean.
That also holds true for the stove and no, she doesn’t care if it’s on or not. If memory serves me, she has taken a cooking hot dog out of the pan.
Once when I was at the sink, literally three feet behind her, she took a piece of chicken out of the pan. Yes, she’s that bold.
When I put water on the stove for pasta I always add a little oil. Delilah loves oil. She will lick the oily pasta water and given the opportunity will lick strait oil right from the pan. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gone into the kitchen to find water or oil flicked all over the stove and had to dump the entire pan and start over. I finally got smart and put a lid on it.
As many times as I’ve caught her licking something out of the pan, I’ve never been able to get a picture of it. Until recently.
Yes, my bold and beautiful dog trying to get a french fry.
Do you have a counter surfer in your house? Have you found any creative ways to break this habit?