I have an eight year old dog (puppy) and she's a tiny little thing...maybe 7 pounds.
For most of those years she only ate puppy food. We tried never to give her food from the table.
And she was fine with it.
But after about 7 years or so I started feeling a bit guilty. So I'd give her a bite of this or a bite of that (She preferred 'bites of that')
And then she came to expect it and she became nervy. Big time nervy. Panting and jumping and running around in circles whenever I was eating and not giving her some.
Sometimes I do, sometimes I don't.
I'm trying to teach or manners. Or something.
So anyhow, last night I'm finishing up dinner at the table (my chair in the TV room) and I decided I'd give her my leftover gravy (how I had leftover gravy is anybody's guess)
I scrape the gravy into her little bowl and then go back to my chair.
She devours the gravy. Smacking her lips and making contented puppy noises.
And then comes back into TV room with a big ol' grin on her face, tail a waggin', and she's just about the happiest person on earth.
She looked like I just gave her a new ipod or something.