She does this a lot - and it is high time I told the truth about this horrible treatment I receive!
Mom fixes herself these fancy lunches, and dinners, and sometimes even breakfast (like French Toast, which looks and smells delicious, but she has never never let me taste it- she says the sugar is bad for me.)
So anyway, she goes downstairs to the kitchen, and fixes the stuff.
Today, she fixed a big old fancy salad - with lettuce, and grilled chicken, and cherry tomatoes, and corn, and carrots, and sunflower seeds, and cheese cheese cheese, and dressing -- all my favorites, except of course for lettuce. I will NOT eat plain lettuce - but Mom's lettuce always have lots of dressing on it, so it is yummy.
Anyway, before she started fixing her salad, she gave me a big bowl of my breakfast. Which is AS IT SHOULD BE - of course I should eat first. So I was eating while she was making salad.
She finished making her salad at about the time I finished eating, and then she spent 5 minutes tossing and mixing it really good - just the way I like it!
And then she carried it upstairs, and set it down on the bed, and started playing on the dumb old computer again.
She says she has sensitive teeth, and doesn't like cold food, so the salad has to warm up before she will eat it! That, of course, is nonsense.
So I have to sit there, mere inches from that delicious salad, and just wait.
At first, I am still smiling, because I always forget how long this part takes.
But I know my manners, and I know better than to get my "big nose" near her salad.
After a long long time, I finally show her I am no longer interested.
This usually works, and she starts to eat.
But she takes a few bites, puts down the salad, and goes back to the 'puter. And so sometimes it can take her 3 hours to eat her dumb old lunch.
Finally, she finishes, gives me the bowl, and I clean it for her.
I do a really good job!
Some days there is a lot more salad for me to clean up than others, 'cause sometimes Mom gets full faster than other times -
Today was one of those days when Mom didn't get very full, so I didn't have much cleaning to do.
Do any of you have cruel torture stories?
Don't even get me STARTED on baths --- they should be outlawed!!