Wiley's Wisdom

Joy: From the Ground Up

Not For Doggies September 12, 2013

I love you. You complete me. Eat pray love. When it comes to three-word phrases, less is more. And (uncharacteristically) I love that. Unless the sentence is “not for doggies,” in which case please keep your thoughts to yourself.

I hear it all the time in my house, and it breaks my little doggie heart every time. Grapes? Not for doggies. That delicious smelling melty stuff called chocolate? Not for doggies. Onions and garlic? Not for doggies.Yummy

Why (oh why?) must all of these things that (I think) would bring me happiness be off limits? Moreover, don’t people realize that they are even more attractive when I am told they aren’t for me? It’s not fair.

Perhaps that’s part of the problem. I am making up my mind about what is and is not fair without all the information. Sure, I think these things would bring me happiness, but would they really? My people generally provide me with all things joyful, so there must be another reason I can’t sneak a grape, lick up the chocolate frosting off the floor or swoop up one of those delicious-smelling garlic cloves when it occasionally flies off the cutting board.

Mmmm...Ice CreamThis occurred to me as I’ve noticed that for some time now there have been many things that are also not for mommies. That baked brie mom loves to serve at parties with apple wedges? Not for mommies. The glass of wine (or two) with dinner? Not for mommies. Those foul-smelling little seafood rollups (I think they’re called sushi)? Not for mommies.

At first I felt smug about it. Like she’s getting a taste of her own medicine. Not for pregnant ladies is her version of food-related torture. But that didn’t last long as it is not akin to my normally loving and optimistic way of thinking.

So I’ve come full circle to the only conclusion that makes sense. Not for mommies is a way of life right now because she’s putting the baby first. Who cares how much she loves brie, wine, and sushi if these things could harm the baby?

Finally I think I understand. Not for doggies is for my own good. There must be something about grapes, chocolate, garlic and onions that is bad for me. That doesn’t mean I’m going to stop trying to gobble it up any chance I get, but at least now I know the reason for the madness. Maybe “not for doggies” is more akin to “I love you” than I thought. Because we don’t always know what’s good for us, so it’s a good thing someone does.


21 Responses to “Not For Doggies”

  1. “Less is more.” You said it, and that’s another 3 worder.
    The rest of the post is good, too.
    Loving it!

  2. Kuruk Says:

    Your mom is right Wiley. Some things people eat are poisonous for us pups! Woooowooooooo, Ku
    p.s. Mama says “not for Nalle” a lot around here! 🙂

  3. Ogee Says:

    Another 3 words: “Got your back” – that’s what she’s telling you. Good mom.

  4. utesmile Says:

    Wiley , tastes also change, mainly in pregnancy. We then fancy silly stuff, well sometimes. I can only say I never liked hard cheese and during pregnancy I started to love it…. now I am a cheese lover…. see how things can change. Great that mum is looking after what she eats and after what you eat, as it is very important. I heard that I can’t give my cat raisins it would make him sick, so I won’t give it to him. You enjoy your doggy food, I am sure your treats are delicious! Have a great Friday!

    • MMmmmmm….cheese. You struck a cord to yummyland with that one dear one. I love cheese. It’s one of the “not for doggies” foods I’ve somehow managed to negotiate my share of lately. That and yes – I do enjoy my doggie food. 😉
      Lots of love,

  5. MissFourEyes Says:

    “Maybe “not for doggies” is more akin to ”I love you” than I thought. Because we don’t always know what’s good for us, so it’s a good thing someone does.” Aw, that’s sweet. 🙂

  6. Your mom is looking out for both her babies at once. The word NO is for our own good. What a bummer.

    Love and licks,

    • That must be taking some skill for her to watch out for both her babies at the same time…didn’t even think of that. But I still hate that “n” word. 😉
      Lots of love,

  7. rarasaur Says:

    Awww, so adorable! 🙂 (Sorry, I stink at comments. But this is what I thought when I read it, so I’m stickin’ with it! :D)

  8. huntmode Says:

    Wyles, sorry to have been absent – missed you! I’m starting out of order, but when I saw the pictures, I had to read this one first. I admire that you will not stop trying for that errant grape or the garlic that flies to the floor or the chocolate just out of reach…. Mind, I think both cats and dogs have nine lives – Doven, a dog of my heart, had 12 lives, I’m sure. She found Almond Roca up on the 6th or 7th shelf of a bookcase. …when I got home, not only had she eaten all of them, but to add insult to injury, she left me the gold wrappers. She had me on the ceiling when I came home to find she had gotten into my sewing box and stick pins and needles were scattered on the floor. I picked one up and walked up, “Hey, Doven, what do you think of this?” And that scamp tried to eat it! I thought for sure we would have to go the vet, but no, she was fine… (Your Mom knows what I’m talking about…) 🙂 🙂 😉

  9. Argus Says:

    Hah! I can lick my nose too …

  10. Reblogged this on Wiley's Wisdom and commented:

    Sometimes we don’t know what’s in our best interest.

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