Originally Posted by ChshreCat
KB's the same way. We had company over for pizza and they didn't believe me so I set my plate down on the ottoman right in front of him and we all left the room. A minute later he wandered into the kitchen after us looking very confused but hadn't touched the pizza.
If we drop something on the floor, he'll rush over to it and wait for the OK. Although, if we drop something and want him to just come and take care of it we'll say "Oh no... I dropped a (chip/olive/whatever) on the floor!" and he comes and cleans it up. It's a recognized phrase to him that it's ok to just come and get it.
The only problem is when we're not home and he's on his own. He's developed the idea that he becomes the man of the house and he can make himself a snack if we leave something in reach. So, food always has to be up on a counter (he won't touch anything on the kitchen counters). This has led to him sampling some interesting things. One day we came home to a 5 lb bag of wheat flour in his bed. Another time he got a hold of one of those carbonated, flavored water things. He bit through the cap and it sprayed everywhere. He's even tried getting into caned goods, but wasn't able to.
I can imagine a dog trying to eat a bag of flour.
'This is really dry and I'm having a hard time swallowing it, but it's people food and people food is delicious so I will eat it. This is really dry....'