Tuesday, January 8, 2008

My New Food Dish

Hi Everybody! Mitch here!

One of my new year's resolutions was to try to eat more slowly and savor every delicious bite and my dear friend, Ivy went and mentioned the brake-fast bowl and mom had a look at the link that Ivy left in the comment section and thought that Ivy's idea was BRILLIANT and now I'm the proud owner of a brand new red brake-fast bowl! Gee, thanks a whole lot, Ivy!

This is a very strange invention, mom! Do I have to eat around these stoopid looking pillars?

Mom wasn't quite sure how to serve breakfast to me this morning! Maggie and I eat from both sides of Maggie's crate - me on one side and her on the other and it works out well. The brake-fast bowl didn't really fit into our dish holders so mom put my red bowl on the floor and it was a fiasco! It slid everywhere and food was flying all over and I was getting frustrated plus Maggie finished first and was helping me clean up my mess! grrrrrrrr Mom promised me that it would get better!

Din din was much better! Mom got smarter and removed our big water dish and the brake-fast bowl slid right into the slot - no fuss, no muss!

Mom wants to report that it takes me about 3 times longer to eat my food now and she says that this is a VERY good thing! Maggie finished first again and came to see what was taking me so long!

I'm sticking to my resolution, Maggie! I'm taking my time! See how happy I look about the
whole new experience!

I forgot to mention that when we opened the shipping box that the brake-fast bowl came in, there were free treats! We finally got to taste sweet potatoe chips that everyone talks about and there was a gingerbreadman treat too! Can we order from Barkaholics again, mom? How about a brake-fast bowl for Maggie!

We also want to thank Blue, the Thuglet Airedales and Lacylulu for awarding us this very special Bloggers of the World award! Thank you so much! We are so honored! You guys are the BEST! We consider every single one of our blogging friends "Bloggers of the World" so we award all of you - every single one of you! Post it to your blog and give yourselves a big pat on the back!

So until next time..............

Yer friend,



Peanut said...

We are glad that bowl is working for you. Mom almost bought one of those for Flash but then she started feeding us raw and Flash had to slow down. Smart mom to put it where the water bowl was.

Sophie Brador said...

That is the coolest bowl ever, although fortunately, I don't need one. But still. It's pretty cool. My mom is very interested in those things that your bowls slide into. Are they connected to your box? Can you adjust the height?


Noah the Airedale said...

Hey that's a really neat bowl. Looks like you've got the hang of it now Mitch.

Hugs and tail wags
Noah Willow Tess & Lucy

Snowball said...

Congratulation, Mitch. You are really working on your new year resolution very well. I am glad that your mum has found a way to stop the bowl from moving around while you eat.


Lillie Valentine said...

That is an interesting dish! Will it hold enough food for you? It looks kind of small.

Putter said...


That is the coolestest FOOD BOWL ever!!!!!! I want to try one too! Any chance I can borrow it sometime???


Putter ...:)

Sam I Am said...

Mitch ~
For the modernist dog . Clean, earthy and no over the top poo poo pet stuff.
So swanky -- wouldn't Charles and Ray Eames love this dog dish!
woof woof

Lot's of Lick's

Comet said...

We just nibble our food throughout the day, so we don't need something like that. If you tip it over, we bet that you could eat a lot fasted and beat Maggie again.
Comet and BLU

Gus said...

Wow I like that bowl! I don't eat fast as long as Teka is in her crate, but when muzzer heads toward the crate gate, I gobble. I wonder if Teka could get her nose caught between the pillars.


Kirby said...

Hi Mitch,

Mom is so happy about your post. I have the same issue as being a 'fast eater', and she's looked into the brake-fast bowl, but wasn't sure it would work. After your successful try with it, Mom is going to get one for me too! Now we can be bowl buddies!!

Your pal,

Joe Stains said...

That bowl is a super fantastic idea. Mom puts Tanner's food dish on some of that rubber stuff you can line your cabinet shelves with.

~Sweety~ said...

Hi Maggie,

The bowl is great! Its makes us eat slower so that we dun gob our food down in a few mouthful which might lead to indigestion.

There is a similar drinking bowl which uses the same concept.I seen it in Singapore.

I never be able to use those bowls as i dislike drinking water!

Lots of Love,

i said...

Way to go Mitch! That's one neat bowl. Psst...don't let mine sees it though. She thinks I eat way too fast too!

Congrats on the award! You certainly have a great blog going!

Maya and Kena said...

Come check out our blog!
You got an award!
Wags and licks,
Maya and Kena

Lorenza said...

Hi, Mitch!
Nice bowl! If Maggie finishes first than you... it works! Glad your mom got it!
Congratulations on your award!
Kisses and hugs

Boo Casanova said...

omDOG, MooMoo soooooooooo gonna get the brake fast bowl! his food normally gone in 15 seconds! yep. mom feed him a lot but he still managed to finish it in 15 seconds.

thanks for sharing the info. that's just too useful!

wet wet licks


Harry said...

That bowl looks great! Cassidy has never eaten out of a bowl yet. She gets handfed some to make her learn to be gentle has the rest in treat balls, kongs etc so she can take 45 minutes to eat a meal. I stand outside her crate and eat any bits of food that fall through the bars!

Toodle pip,
Harry x

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Oh the bowl looks interesting. It's pawsome that you get to enjoy your food better now that you eat slower right..

~ Girl girl

Simba and Jazzi said...

Congratulatons on your award. Eating slowly sound boring, eat quickly and you might get more food.

Simba xx

Kimi Wagner said...

Hey Mitch, Wow you look like you have a very interesting eating bowl. My problem is I eat too slowly. Well, I used to hate eating from my bowl when it was on the ground, but now, Mum has bought me something to elevate the bowl, and I eat much better. I used to take 30-45 mins eating my dinner, now I take 10min. Ha ha

Huskee and Hershey said...

Hi Mitch,
I think that bowl is one cool invention (who is the one who comes up with all these ideas??).. however I doubt my mom will get it for me cos as it is, I am a picky eater and am taking super duper long to finish my food!

Dexter said...

Mitch, Dude, slow down! You need to savor your food. Plus, I recommend meditation after every meal.


Ivy said...

oh i am so sorry! i didnt mean to suggest anything so horrible to your mother! now you haf to eat slowly and wut fun is that? i will probably end up wif a brake-fast bowl of my own as punishment for letting that secret out.

woe is us!

Maya and Kena said...

You're welcome guys!!
Your blog always makes us smile!
Wags and licks,
Maya and Kena

the many Bs said...

Hi M&M, that bowl is pretty cool. we're glad that you're learning how to eat out of it, Mitch. good job on slowing down the eating. and that's also excellent news about the sweet potato treats. we got some for the first time about a week ago. they're pretty good. yay for food. it makes the world go 'round, doesn't it?!


Girasol said...

Woof, Mitch,
That is a very strange bowl. Take your time when you eat pal.

Ferndoggle said...

Mom was wondering how those bowls work because I INHALE my food!

Congrats on those awards.


Ozzie, Rocky and Lola said...

I never heard of those bowls before, but I think Mom should get one for Rocky. He plows right through his dinner and heads over for mine every night! That would set him straight!

Clover said...

Hi Mitch,
Oh yes, I think Mom is going to go look at that link and get me a bowl like that. I eat really really fast too. Thanks for posting about them!
Hope you are both having a great day!
Love Clover xo

Marvin -The Hollow Hound said...

oh Mitch, that bowl looks like torture to me!

I just gobble it all up from my stainless steel dish - its gone it a second or two.

Not sure what that is all about.

Love and sympathetic licks, Marvin xxxxxx

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Eating slow is just no fun. What are those humans thinking? We are dogs it is part of our nature...

Gus and Louie

Unknown said...

Hey Maggie & Mitch!

I don't have any issues with eating too fast. Mom feeds me once in the morning, once at night and I just eat as I am hungry...That is one interesting bowl! Yummy looking treats!

Love, Herc

Asta said...

Maggie and Mitch
What a gweat idea to get that bowl...and it's quite bootiful too!!
I hope all these missing puppies find theiw way home it makes me so sad that they'we missing
We must succeed!
smoochie kisses

Lady Kaos said...

Mom was thinking about getting one of those for my cat brother, but she wasn't sur if it would work with cats. Luckily he slowed down and isn't worrying Mom about that anymore.

Bogart H. Devil said...

I'm not a fast eater, but that bowl looks like it will help ya Mitch!!!


Scuba the Muscle Boy said...

Hi Maggie and Mitch

Like Bogart, I am not a fast eater but I know some of my friends are so I have sent the link to their moms.

Thanks again (from me and the moms of fast eaters)

COL. Sam ASTA-fari Joe H. Pinkerton Peabody, Esq said...

Katie eats very fast, too. I'll have to tell Mother about that bowl. Sweet Potato chips are my favorite treat. Yummers. My mother makes them often for us.

Puggle Preston said...

I am a super fast eater too, Mitch. My mommy has to put a big object in my bowl to slow me down too. I guess it is better..the food tasts yummier when I eat it slowlier.


Luckie Girl said...

Hey Mitch,
It looks like your new bowl really slows you down quite a bit! I bet you didn't like Maggie hoovering around waiting to help you finish up right? :)

Amber-Mae said...

Oh gee, does it really slow you down Mitch? I'm GLAD my hoomans did not get those kind of bowls for us becoz it wouldn't be fun anymore to eat. But maybe it's good for you to slow down Mitch or else you ill get choke from eating too fast ya know...

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Faya said...

That bowl is a very good idea ! And it works.... I don't have this problem because it takes me 1/2 hour to eat .... and sometimes I don't even finish my dinner....
Kisses, Faya

Myeo said...


Same thing happen to me. Mama recently bought me a new water bowl. Suppose not to let my beard get wet. She didnt want to let me use a bottle so she tried the new 'invention' bowl. I will try to post it next time.


erin said...

Mitch, I have the same problem of eating too fast. Just seconds after my girl sets my dishes on the floor, I've got it all in my tummy. Then I start impatiently watching her eat. She says it causes her to eat so fast that she makes herself sick. She's looked at that break-fast bowl but the thing is, I hate eating out of a bowl. Whenever she gives me anything in a bowl, I dump it over. I prefer to eat off a plate, so I guess that it wouldn't work for me.

Anonymous said...

Wow that bowl looks awesome! Are you enjoying eating from it?