Ray has always loved food which has been his greatest asset when being trained and, given that he displayed no signs of any prior training when he first moved in with us, that was a major asset!
A food connoisseur is, however, not a name that I would put on our beloved Ray as his love of food extends to anything that looks remotely like food. We soon found out that the list of potential snacks, at least in Ray’s mind, is endless! This really means that we have absolutely no concerns about what he will eat at home, but many concerns about what he will eat when out on a walk!
Celery has always been a treat for him. He gets small pieces of celery when his coat is being brushed; when his teeth are being cleaned, and when his claws are getting trimmed. The only time that he has shown disinterest in celery, or any other treat, is when something clearly more tasty is available! Needless to say, we just make sure that everything else is out of sight as necessary!
We recently bought some celery from a different store and, while it was perhaps a shade greener than we would normally buy, we were expecting to have it in a salad and (of course) use it as necessary with Ray.
Pic 1 – Two pieces of celery are tossed down to Ray
Pic 2 – Ray does not devour them!
Pic 3 – “This is really disappointing guys.”
Connoisseur he may not be, but he certainly knows when something is not quite right! We decided that, based on his performance, we were not going to eat it either. This “boy” knows a lot more than we give him credit for!