Keep in mind-this is the 'good' dog of our crew. Notice the empty food bowl in the back-that's because they all just ate THEIR food.
The 'bad' dog is less subtle...
Yes, she is a Jack Russell/Demon Spawn.
Every night they are below me when I'm cutting vegetables. The Jack Russell will lick crumbs off your shirt if you let her-this annoys the shit out of us. And she would lick the inside of your mouth is you let her, too-this is strictly forboden. After all, we have caught her eating dead carcasses and her own poop in the yard.
Good dog has a better palate. Pearl, Polar's sister, is the pickiest eater I know and never begs. No wonder she has a body like a supermodel and sleeps like a rockstar...
I started sleeping better when I started my diet, too.
So good and bad dog are super talented beggars, no matter how recently they have eaten, they always want more, and I thought-it's Pavlovian! They start drooling when I am cutting tomatoes.
Then I passed a sign on the interstate today with a bunch of donuts in it, and I started drooling.
So I concluded either:
1. I'm really a dog
2. Some of my food addictions/favorites have become Pavlovian responses
3. I'm no better than my furry beggars, and I can no longer scold them for doing so
I am the first one to admit that I fucked up my body, it was great, now it sucks. No one shoved food down my throat. But somewhere along the line my brain started causing physiological responses to food-making it more difficult to resist the urge to eat more. Again, my brain, my issues.
But here's the question-how much harder is it to lose weight/keep willpower when your brain has physiological responses to food? And I am not talking about emotional eating here...
I remember all the times when I still ate more, stuffed in food because it sounded good, after I had eaten a full meal, and I can no longer question my dog's motives-because I, too, have become Pavlovian.
Damn that Pavlov.
**My thoughts are with all those we lost nine years ago, and all we have lost since then due to that toxic site.**