This ‘greedy’ whippet is so obsessed with quavers that he darts downstairs at a ‘hundreds miles an hour’ as soon as he hears a bag open and even eats them from the packet like a human.
Emma Laidler and her fiancé Cameron Dale said their four-year-old whippet Devo adores the crisps after first trying them a few years ago and has since developed a taste for the British favourite snack.
The 25-year-old said the pair can no longer eat their Quavers in peace as their ‘greedy dog’ will either have his head on their lap, in the bag or eventually flutter his ‘puppy dog eyes’ to get his own packet.
The couple have been forced to incorporate multipack bags in their weekly shop to satisfy little Devo’s needs for the crisps as the ‘spoilt pooch’ munches on around three packets a week.
Hilarious photos and videos show the dog holding bags of Quavers in his paws like a human with his long snout stuck into the packet to eat every last morsel.
Emma said that they ‘chuckle every time’ at the look of contentment on their dog’s face as he enjoys his favourite treat which 26-year-old Cameron claims he’d even ‘run through walls’ for.
Hilarious footage of their ‘barking mad’ dog shows him eating the Quavers one at a time ‘like a human’ to ensure he savours every last bite with the packet placed between his paws.
Emma, of Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, said: “He’s absolutely obsessed with cheese and Quavers – they’re his favourite as he just loves the taste and the texture of them.
“He can be fast asleep on the bed upstairs and as soon as he hears a rattle of a packet of Quavers opening he runs downstairs about 100 miles an hour just to get his nose in the bag.
“We have certainly got to get the multipack bags whenever we go shopping – the bigger the pack, the better for Devo.
“I don’t think he’d ever forgive us if we withdrew Quavers from our weekly shop – he’d definitely think he’s in the dog house for something.”
Maintenance technician Cameron added: “He’s quite a greedy dog – he’d run through walls for anything that tastes like cheese.”
Emma said her ‘spoilt pooch’ loves cheese and if she’d put anything else by the side of him, including dog treats or anything meat flavoured – he’d always opt for cheese or Quavers.
The couple’s friends and family also know that the curly crisps are a ‘firm favourite’ of Devo’s and always have them in stock when they know he’s paying them a visit.
Emma said: “I think it started a few years ago when we were a bit of a pushover and gave him the odd crisp from our packet and then realised how much he loved Quavers.
“We can’t open a packet of Quavers without giving him his own – he’s not daft he knows that as soon as we get our own packet, he’ll be getting one not long after.
“We can never eat our Quavers in peace – he’s either got his head on your lap, in the bag or putting them typical puppy dog eyes on to see if he can try and test our emotions and get one.
“He could have a full stomach but no matter what time of day it is he will still try his luck and go to the crisp cupboard to get some Quavers.
“He knows where the cheese is kept in the fridge and where the crisp cupboard is so he will be mischievous sometimes and go and sit and stare at them because he knows we will probably give in to him too easily.”
Emma said that once they’ve opened the Quavers for him he’ll grab it and carry them to his basket or if it’s a sunny day will lie on the grass and place it in between his paws before tucking in.
Emma said: “He will go and just take himself off and enjoy his own company with a packet of Quavers – it makes us chuckle every time as he looks so content.
“The way he eats the crisps makes us howl laughing every time – he’s a little character to say the least.
“He just sits with the packet in between his paws and easily puts his little nose in the bag and gets one crisp at a time – he doesn’t wolf the whole packet down and takes his time to enjoy every last bite.
“He has an average of three packets a week and if he’s testing our patience a bit he might get a bit more depending on how well behaved he is.
“He is barking mad – he’s a typical whippet where he can go from 100% full of energy to then half an hour later the laziest dog in the world.
“He likes his lay-ins and hates getting woken up early – normally if you wake him up anytime before 9am he’s not too happy with you.”