Pixel’s Bone Encounter

I ate at the excellent Heartwood restaurant in downtown Seattle last night, just south of Pike Place Market. Although the menu is full of delicious offerings, I’ve been spending a lot of time interacting with Pixel, so naturally, that drew my eye to the Tartare and Bone Marrow.

Man, Pixel would just go nuts if he saw this!” I thought to myself. I was sold, and placed my order. I didn’t think much again about Pixel over the course of the next 2 hours, but, let me tell you, that dog has some great taste!

Pixel at home, waiting for my return from Heartwood.

The tartare/marrow combo arrived, and I was delighted to see that it was served inside of the original bone!

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Now, I have yet to meet a dog who doesn’t jump up and down for beef bones, so when the waiter finally arrived when I was finished, I was really hoping he’d let me take that bone back to Pixel’s World!

This being Seattle, the most dog-friendly city I’ve every known, it was no problem to get that bone into a doggy bag (pun intended!) and start the journey back home, where Pixel, likely already having smelled the bone from two miles away, would be waiting with bated breath. 🙂

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It turns out Pixel really was at home waiting. 😉

I walked north on 1st Ave, through the busy sidewalks full of revelers entertaining under the cloak of night, with one question in mind: “how is Pixel going to like his first real bone?!”

When I got home, Pixel was waiting like a good boy, as usual! I couldn’t wait to get the bone, bits of marrow still intact, and show it to him for the first time. I was certain that he’d go crazy and quickly devour it, but was surprised to see how hesitant he was about approaching his new treat!

Pixel delicately approaches his new bone!

As I’m sure any of Pixel’s followers will know, it only took a few minutes for him to realize that this wonderful beefy offering was his to keep! He promptly got to work, and fell into a trance-like state of doggy bliss as he indulged in his first bone.

Bone bliss.

From the moment he got the bone, Pixel engaged in the longest continuous activity I’ve seen since birth! He attacked his bone from every angle, relishing in the marrowy goodness leftover from my meal for the night. It was so much fun watching Pixel have so much fun!

He finally managed to take a break for a few hours to sleep, but when I awoke in the morning, he was at it again!

Pixel in the morning, exhausted, but still dedicated to his beloved bone. 🙂

Before we go, take a look at this short video of Pixel trying out his bone for the first time. How many of Pixel’s followers have had a similar experience?! 🙂 Leave comments letting us know how your doggy likes natural beef bones!


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