A Crafty Project to Outsmart Your Dog

IMG_4142My dog Maddie is a fantastic actress.  She can truly channel the role of “hungry dog”.  Maddie gives the sad eyes, glances at the empty bowl, and whines at the food bin.  The best part is, she can do all of this just minutes after gulping down her dinner.

So, I would come home from clients, feed Maddie her dinner, then go out to meet an evening client.  When my boyfriend would arrive home, she would go straight into her “hungry dog” act and convince my boyfriend that I MUST have forgotten to feed the dog.  Extra weight is a big NO-NO for dogs susceptible to hip dysplasia, and joint issues, so the double dose of dinner had to end.

If you are crafty and have some scrapbooking supplies, here is how I resolved my problem:  The DOG IS FED/NOT FED refrigerator magnet!


  • Magnet
  • Scrapbooking supplies
  • Ribbon or string
  • Creativity

Enjoy your crafting and your dog will never fool you again!