Do you, as parents, ever get the impression that after bringing children into this world, nothing is yours anymore? And material items which were once considered "prized possessions" are swiftly discovered by curious, snooping offspring? I know my Dad has!! Because, I was that kid!! If memory serves me--which it seldom ever does--my parents had a dresser drawer containing socks, underwear.... And treasured memories. Such as this old love song written to Mom by Dad. Yes, I read it!! There were a few expletives written, which have long-ago left Dad's vocabulary, but his love toward Mom has never wavered from that revealed in the love song!! So. The love song was found!! From a snooping daughter. Because nothing was his anymore!! Why should this concept be any different when canines are involved? Or grandchildren, for that matter? Last Saturday, we baby-sat my nearly-one-year old niece. She is independently walking already!! Please!! Can't some super-intelligent being create a time-freezing machine!! Last Saturday, my Mom was snacking on thin-sliced medium cheddar cheese. Whenever this occurs, Rose comes eagerly bounding through the house, awaiting some pieces!! This is inevitable for my food-lovin' girl!! And Mom always, always, always allows Rose some!! Well.... Last Saturday, my niece wanted cheese, too!! So. With Mom comfortably positioned in her floral-print chair, Rose "sitting pretty" on the right, and my niece toddling to both sides, it was what I call a "shared snack"!! I have coined this phrase before. "Shared Snack". Just not here!! For Rose--like a child who takes her Mama's material possessions--has "helped" me nosh on food before!! Whenever I dip baby carrots in ranch dressing, she is allowed some bites. Sans any white tangy-tasting sauce, of course!! Whenever I eat an apple, Rose is allowed one slice. She loves that sweet, juicy fruit!! Whenever I eat a stick of mozzarella string cheese, Rose is allowed a few bites. She telepathically begs for some with her colossal brown eyes!! Who can resist? And then there is Rose's newest favorite "human" food. Hard-boiled egg!! Whenever we cook that, she is allowed a thinly sliced piece!! After it cools, of course!! We do not need a burned palate!! Ouch!! But last Saturday, when Mom traded off with dividing her cheddar cheese slices between Rose and my niece, it was a sight to witness!! Just hilarious!! Oh, how I love living with a canine "foodie"!!