So Liam has been feeding the dogs at lunch and dinner time now that he has finger foods. It usually goes one bite for him, and 3 or 4 for the dogs. Really, the fact that he is feeding them fresh fruits and veggies doesn’t bother me, but they now look at him as someone who is constantly going to give them food so he can’t sit down and have a cookie without having 3 dogs looming around him. The pups, they are the biggest beggars ever.
Last week while I was out loitering in the baby section at Target I discovered these handy little snack canister. Sure they were labeled for 12 months and up, but I figured if I showed Liam what was up with it a few times he would get it. The tops appeared too small for a big old Boston Terrier snout to get through, so I figured the puffs or cookies would be safe and Liam could have snacks on the go. I bought them, washed them, and tried one out with him. After 3 tries he figured it out, and the snacking commenced in his high chair…. with feeding the dogs still of course. Liam is excellent at sharing. Today I thought we would try to take it to the floor.
So it turns out that the snack canisters work great for teaching Liam how to take little things out of a container. The do not work so great for keeping doggy noses out of the container. While they couldn’t actually reach the snacks thanks to their brachycephalic skulls, they could drool all over and into everything in the canister. It. Was. A. Huge. Slimy. Mess.
At least we can still use them for road trips when he gets older.