Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Impolite Implorings

Do you beg? Do you look up with tears in your WIDE round eyes while your humans are eating? Do you add a WHINE and maybe a YIP to emphasize your intent?


I figured this UPPED my CUTENESS factor ten-fold when I begged and whined.

And I have been informed that it is not very polite or nice of me to do so.

It has landed me in the SLAMMER (my crate) on more than one occasion; and yet, I cannot stop the behavior.

I am NOT even being deprived of treats anymore since I was so good on my DIET (like I had a choice) and regained my shapely figure!

So WHY do I do it?

I am in the marketplace for TIPS on how to stop BEGGING. Let me know what you think.


Anonymous said...

I only cry when I'm begging Shinobi, the cat to come off his tree and play with me.
For food beggings I prefer a more quiet approach. I simply lay my chin on the knee of the human I'm begging from, gaze up longingly and wait for them to cave.
I've had pretty good sucess with this method and would recommend you give it a try.

I'm Bailey the Pampered Pug said...

Your not alone, I beg all the time, I even wine. I think it's in our nature to beg, we are dogs and all dogs beg.


Barbara said...

I wouldn't know how to stop begging. It goes on in our house all the time. Maybe instead you could learn to take treats from a fork. That's what my dogs do!

Benny and Lily said...

See we called the child abuse hot line when you were putt in jail for begging cause it's ALL moms fault for giving us a taste of chicken in the first place
Benny & Lily

Sequoia & Petunia said...

Noodles I beg all the time! I try to scratch my way to food too. I have no idea how to stop eithers. Tuni however never begs I just don't think she understands its FOOD!


Frankie Furter said...

The answer is THUMBS.. See if WE were allowed to have THUMBS.. we could get our own foods and snacks and stuffs... As soon as the two leggers allow us to have THUMBS we will just have to do what we have to do... to keep from STARVING and Thirsting to Deff.
NOT OUR FAULT!!! THEY are stingy.

Anonymous said...

we beg too but we know the work "get" which means we are suppose to look away from the food and pretend to not be interested. it works but we are still dying inside for a taste.

dw said...

Hm...polite is so highly overrated! You're not hurting anyone, and anyone that comes into your house should expect the begging, right? So what's impolite is to not fulfill those expectations! Keep up the begging! You never know when it'll really work and you'll score big time! Heeee!!!

Wilma said...

Well, I send Brigitte to do my bidding, so it doesn't seem like I am begging. But I notice that if the humans don't look at we pugs during the meal, and we are quiet, we will always get a taste when they are finished. This works out well for all parties. Of course it is hard not to look at us when we stare at you from under the glass dining table.

Kitty+Coco said...

Well, truthfully, we don't beg per se..we just breathe on the food so the humans know we are there. No whining though so surely that counts for something? Noodles, if you were at our house we would totes feed you.

Kitty and Coco

Noodles said...

JUST FOR THE RECORD (From Noodles's Mommy)
Look on her left flap (right in the photo) and you will see COOKIE CRUMBS. Don't be so fooled by that INNOCENT face.

Gracie the Agility Pug said...

Just a tip. If you make noise, humans get irritated. So just keep quiet, and you can position yourself in just the right spot to catch any dropped food. That's what I do.