Dining Is An Art by gardenfolk

Dining Is An Art

There is a difference
between
dining and eating.
Dining is an art.
When you eat to get the
most out of your meal,
to please the palate,
just as well as to
satiate the appetite,
that, my friend, is dining.
...Yuan Mei

This is how Katniss dines. Four different bowls...two different kibble, one raw dehydrated and either dried chicken or shaved bonita tuna. She appreciates flowers too. Katniss takes her time, has a few bites and then leaves until later. Katniss gets the breakfast nook table so it is out of reach to Sophie.

My dog, Sophie Belle, is the opposite. Sophie eats. She is finished with her meal in 10 seconds flat and goes back to her bowl to see if it will magically refill itself. Sophie Belle is fed raw food plus cooked veggies twice a day. She gets jealous that Katniss can dine whenever she wants but that is because she doesn't gobble it down all at once.

Did Katniss come to the right house or what? I do love to pamper my animals and wildlife. I love animals and they give us so much in return.
ha ha... this is just gorgeous. Our dog Eddie actually doesn't scoff his food he would probably enjoy a spread like this. He is very polite for a dog. I love your Dining is an art analogy fav
July 19th, 2018  
This is a princess kitty if ever I’ve seen one!!! You crack me up, CC!!
July 19th, 2018  
Oh dear.....choices....choices....which one will I sample first..........:)
July 19th, 2018  
This is a lovely image. Gorgeous cat
July 19th, 2018  
A truly pampered kitty -- and why not !!
July 19th, 2018  
All that is missing is a smooth red wine in a crystal goblet :))
July 19th, 2018  
I daren't let my dogs see this, they'll want the same treatment!
July 19th, 2018  
Beautiful. I like the soft feeling and glow of the image.
July 19th, 2018  
Oh my! This is close to cat heaven, I think!
July 19th, 2018  
beautiful shot … I'm quite impressed with how your animals are treated! fav
July 19th, 2018  
Beautiful! Fav
July 19th, 2018  
Now this is a meal fit for a princess. And even flowers.
July 19th, 2018  
A lovely image
July 19th, 2018  
Beautiful photo and the caption is priceless!
July 19th, 2018  
She’s such a gorgeous girl! She dines, of course! Big hugs to Katniss and Sophie Belle ❤️
July 19th, 2018  
Lovely..and what did she get as dessert :)
July 19th, 2018  
Miss Katniss is one very sophisticated cat :)
July 19th, 2018  
very nice
July 19th, 2018  
Your pets lead a privileged life. I like the poem and your account of their different dining habits!
July 19th, 2018  
If I were to be born again, I would love to be your cat! A fabulous shot, fav!
July 19th, 2018  
Very elegant surroundings for eating in style. Fav!! 😀
July 19th, 2018  
Lovely
July 19th, 2018  
Lovely cat. Can't eat all that!
July 19th, 2018  
Gorgeous as always
July 19th, 2018  
Brilliant capture of Katness :)
July 19th, 2018  
Looks like some tasty choices there. Very cute capture.
July 19th, 2018  
Kittys smorgasbord 👍💕
July 19th, 2018  
What a spread for Katniss to enjoy and flowers as well but no table napkins to wipe her whiskers Oh dear.
July 20th, 2018  
Gourmet eating.
July 20th, 2018  
Such elegance.
July 20th, 2018  
Very nice!
July 20th, 2018  
Beautiful colours and capture... Fav
July 20th, 2018  
She looks like a princess. :)
July 20th, 2018  
A lovely capture.
July 20th, 2018  
@leilak Thank you for stopping by to comment. :)
July 20th, 2018  
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