Lean Times


I think I may have a bit of a problem. I was ‘Growfing’ at my food the other day – I could smell Spag Bol in the air but not in my dish, and I wanted some! So my mum has decided it would be a good idea to fast me – starve me more like! Had it not been for the generous handful of biscuits from Dave our postie, the sizable leftover piece of Bakewell tart from Tim and the best part of the sandwich from the workman next door, I would have shriveled away.

She’s decided I’m on a full day fast once a month now – makes my food taste better and gives my digestive system a rest – apparently! … I suppose she’s the boss.


All the snowdrops opened out this afternoon and I spent a good while in the garden, chasing after tractors and stuff and barking a lot. At one point I had my chewie in my mouth and barked at the same time! I was looking over the wall at the time and do you know what my chewie flew right over out of the garden!

So I had to ask the next passer-by:

Excuse me

‘Scuse me! You couldn’t just hand me that chewie over there. I dropped it by accident.’

This one

‘This one?’

Thats the one

‘Yep! That’s the one! Thanks!’

Phew! I thought I’d lost that one. Might just bury it for next time she decides to starve me.

Bye for now.

Finni paw

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9 Responses to Lean Times

  1. jdhilmar says:


    We have a great plan!
    We will send you emergency supplies. Will address the parcel to you and when Dave the Postie delivers it make sure you are by the gate to grab it and then hide it really quickly so that on your next starvation day you will have morsels to eat.

    Molly and Taffy xx

  2. leuradales says:

    Oh Finni, our pinky threatens to do that to us too but we’ve been lucky and so far it hasn’t happened. He always says, “it won’t hurt them to starve for a day”….Well I beg to differ!!!!!


  3. The Thuglets says:

    Hi Finni
    fast a day a month..yikes! We’re with Molly & Taffy we will send u an dale x parcel!

    We have to say you do look magnificent even if you have been starved.

    Big Nose Pokes
    The Thuglets

    p.s. if any misbehaves at dindin times no food here either! Ellie once went 3 days without her dindins..but that was a while ago!

  4. mollyandgert says:

    Oh Finni – if your mum says it’s for the best, then it must be – they always know best 🙂

    You are looking so adorable – fluffy and smart at the same time. Lucky there was a helpful passer-by to help you retrieve your chewie – and what a good postman you have too (I bark at ours…..guilty as charged)

    Lots of love from
    Molly and Gertrude

    (ps – we have had pigs tails a few times but only when they happen to be in the ‘cheap meats’ section of our butcher where all the off-cuts and meaty bones are sold – where do you get yours from?)

  5. Kimi Wagner says:

    Hi Finni,

    I think your Ma is right about the fasting, I also get fasted, and once a week too. More times than you. The fasting does “reset” the digestive system and I love the food even more when I get fed the day after fasting. I get more food too. My Mum feeds me extra the day before, and the day after I get fasted, to make up for required food intake, spread over a week.


  6. I am being starved, sorry fasted, today too. But that’s because I managed to get the treat tub off the worktop (it took a LOT of work I can tell you!) and ate about 5 pigs ears, 10 dried chicken breasts, 2 packs of Crackerjacks, all our Christmas biscuits from Ezzy Rider and about 15 of my glucosamine treat sticks! I mean, I’m sure I used more calories getting it down from the worktop than I ate, but ma and pa don’t seem to agree (neither does my tum, ah well!)

    Toodle pip
    Harry x

  7. maggie says:

    We’re so sorry you have to be fasted, Finni! It doesn’t sound one bit fair to us! Your snowdrops are so pretty! Mom is in Florida and they have lots of flowers blooming there! We sure hope she gets homesick soon and wants to come back to us!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  8. maggie says:

    Happy Valentine’s day, Finni!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  9. Stanley says:

    Hey, Finni!

    SOrry about the fast, man. That is always a bummer, but my girl is thinking of doing what Kimmi’s mama does. If that happens, she better know I need extra food intake the day before & the day after!

    If you need extra supplies I am more than willing to contribute. You’re practically fur & bones as it is.

    Goober love & smooches,

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