Mrs modelmaker retrieved a banana that was starting to go black from the fruit bowl this evening. She was about to discard it when I suggested the dog might like it for desert. I peeled and chopped it up for her (the dog) but she sniffed it several times and showed an unsual disniterest. Ok, I thought, give her some yoghurt with it, and her interest picked up insofar as she licked all the youghurt off but refused to touch the banana. You little sod, I thought, so I mashed the banana and mixed it in with another dollop of yoghurt. This she sniffed continually but wouldn't touch. She's a fussy sod. Her predecessor would have had the stainless bowl skidding around the kitchen all evening, long after the food had gone. There's an interesting thing I've noticed with dogs. They wolf down food like there's no tomorrow and enjoy the taste afterwards. Even with a titbit, it's instantaneously swallowed, barely touching their tongues yet they spend the next five minutes licking heir lips.