Ants In The Dog Food Bowl

3 May

It’s only when you are doing something totally absurd, that you think is totally normal, you remember exactly who you are.


Today I came home from work to find ants in the dog food bowl. No good. I mean, good because that means it’s finally warmed up after what seemed like an eternal winter. Bad because I don’t want my little dog friend eating ants! So as I was filling up the pan with water, I thought about how crazy I may look to an observer.

I “invented” this method a few years ago, first using a plate then graduating to a pan. The water obviously created a moat-like barrier that keeps the ants away from the food. Stash-dog doesn’t seem to mind the pan or the water.

Yes there is a Brooklyn beer box raising his food off of the ground, I do work at a bar. Stash-dog used to lay down to eat his food, and I thought it was because it hurt him to stretch his neck all the way down to the floor. I raised his food and he appears as if he is a happy boy. You can buy contraptions that exist for this purpose specifically, but I am not in the habit of paying money for things that I can make myself.

Lastly, the ants will try to crawl around the water bowl. I suppose food particles from Stash-dog’s slimy little dog mouth get on his water bowl and the ants try to eat it. That’s why I put the water bowl in the pan of water too.

Buh-bye ants.


7 Responses to “Ants In The Dog Food Bowl”

  1. napperscompanion May 3, 2013 at 7:35 pm #

    You’re blog is fun. Love it. John

  2. daclarkga May 3, 2013 at 10:21 pm #

    thats hilarious very inventive

  3. blogturtle May 4, 2013 at 8:16 am #

    you and dog have good taste!
    brooklyn beer is awesome.
    maybe ants drink it too?

  4. Redo You Project June 19, 2013 at 3:38 pm #

    Very funny story! I think my dog posted a sign to the ants “I loaf around way too hard for this food…find your own!”

    Take care,

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