Spirit has always been a finicky eater. Unlike chubby previous pet, Taffy the Yellow Labrador Retriever, Spirit usually fails to finish the food put before her. She also never begs, nor does she lick plates, a custom we called prewash.
However, during our Labor Day weekend getaway, Spirit stayed with Phoebe and Dave at their place in Mora, MN. Phoebe and Dave have two cats, Crookshanks, who is never seen by strangers, and Chat Fou, a gray and White fluffy cat that adopted Dave a couple of Christmases ago. Chat Fou had been dimped at our Pinesol place. Dave took her home, remarking that he had never received a cat for a Christmas present before.
While Spirit was guesting at their house, Chat Fou showed the dog how to lick plates. Spirit still doesn’t indulge at home here, but she got the idea. When we laughed at her cursory licking she jumped up at the table to be petted by Doug.