"Can I help you with something?"

Meet Louie, who won't eat without first mixing the dry food from one bowl with the wet food from a second bowl, creating an acceptable balance of texture and taste to suit his refined palate. He's the canine equivalent of the pain-in-the-ass dude in every Chipotle line who insists on giving the server precise instructions how to properly prepare his shredded chicken burrito.

I know what you're thinking: why doesn't the owner just mix the hard food with the wet food beforehand and save Louie the trouble? Great question. Louie's owner says, "he won't eat his food if we try to mix it for him. In fact, if we only give him wet food, he'll scoop at the air as if the bowl of kibble is there." Crazy answer.

Now you're probably thinking, what would happen if they mixed the food and, if Louie chose not to eat it, let it sit there for as long as it took for him to be sufficiently hungry? Another great question.

(by Jonathan Corbett)

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