Hamish Macbeth and Darwin

Photo A.M. Moscoso

This is Hamish Macbeth, I’ve written about him a lot because I happen to think he is the most pawsome dog in the Universe.

Before I go on I will say that I know your dog is pawesome too – all dogs are. It’s science. Anyway back to my story about Hamish.

Hamish is very good at following rules and doing as he is told..but we sort of have a running battle going on.

There is one rule he bends at tests and probably spends a lot of time thinking about how to get around it.

It’s the house rule involving his big brother Darwin.

Photo A.M. Moscoso

Hamish dumped this toy in front of Darwin and trotted off- but there is a method to his madness because the house rule is that Hamish is NOT allowed to go near Darwin’s food dish.

I had no idea that Hamish was eating Darwin’s food- I was giving Darwin extra because I thought he was just developing a robust appetite.

What I ultimately noticed was that Darwin’s weight was staying the same-even with the extra food he was taking in.

Hamish on the other hand put some weight on and his breath smelled fishy.


Photo of Hamish Macbeth
A.M Moscoso

So I noticed that all of the sudden Hamish was dropping toys around Darwin and walking by me with his best boy in the face world- note, he was nowhere near the dining room at these times.

Eventually I was so used to this toy routine that when Hamish added a pit stop at Darwin’s bowl, I didn’t even notice.

But I did catch on and now Hamish has taken to doing this:

He’s been lining up his toys by Darwin’s dish- doesn’t matter if there is food in the bowl or not. In fact, he’s left toys in front of the dish when there was food inside of it.

Plot twist.

I wonder what is coming next?