Friday, February 20, 2009

Patience Paid Off

We treat our heeler dogs like family. Okay, they’re spoiled. Yes we feed them table scraps. One evening after our family meal of BBQ chicken wings, my beloved went outside to share the bones. Now when my husband does this, he spreads them out or takes turns with the dogs. The alpha male, Banjo becomes very greedy at these times and doesn’t want to share with Zoe. Therefore, Zoe usually just sits and waits her turn knowing she’ll receive food from “daddy.”

Well, my husband threw some pieces out into the yard for Banjo to go fetch. Eldon then set the bowl down for Zoe to enjoy. Banjo realized he’d been had, so he went over to Zoe and picked up the bowl in his mouth. He proceeded to carry off the bowl toward the tree. All the way to the tree, the bones fell out leaving a trail. When Banjo arrived next to the tree, he set the bowl down to enjoy his booty. But then he discovered that all the bones were gone. In the meantime, Zoe started behind him cleaning up his mess.

Patience paid off.

Engrafted by His Grace--

5 gracious comments:

Starla said...

That's great, thanks for sharing.

Cherdecor said...

What a great story about patience! That Zoe is a good dog!

Chel - An Abiding Branch said...

Very nice!!! Greed will always rob someone! In the end it is the greedy one.
Nice Post!!!
Chel

annie's eyes said...

There's a big lesson that with patience and greed, sharing...love the dogs and the lesson. Hope your weekend is most blessed. Good to stop by again. I've been limiting blog time trying to get something other than my virtual life in order! :) Love, Annette

Talkin' Texan said...

That is too funny. I could picture the look on Banjo's face! Love your insight!