Thursday, September 22, 2011

Got Beggin' STYLE?

What is your BEGGING style? Do you have several. Oh! Don't try and play dumb. I KNOW you all do it - some just do it better and more often than others.


 This is my preferred and practiced method of begging. Well, begging is such a negative word that I really don't like to use it. Let's just call it - getting what I want NOW! This particular picture displays a combo-move of mine which incorporated the sitting beg with the tearful imploring eyes beg.


Here is a vivid example of the standing method of begging. It is admirably performed than none other than Puglet. He first approaches the human holding the food very slowly, and then he stretches up their leg using his full length. If this does not work (and it usually does cuz he is CUTE) he adds a little snort BUT NEVER a whine.

What other methods of begging do you engage in? Let me know. I am working on a NEW ROUTINE now that I am sure will win me a morsal or two at dinnertime.


Yoda, Brutus & Ellie said...

Brutus and I go more with your style - sit and look absolutely adorable and a treat will come our way.

Ellie hasn't quite figured it out that mom & dad only give treats when we are sitting politely. She goes more with Puglet's style.

Pugs & Kisses,

Yoda, Brutus & Ellie said...

Great topic, Noodles! I actually do a combination of those two moves. Here's a step-by-step guide of what I do when I go to the dog park:

1. Assess the humans; find the person(s) with the fanny pack or cargo shorts. They are the treat-bearers.

2. Jump up and do a stretch on them (a la Puglet) to get their attention.

3. Then sit down and look utterly adorable (a la Noodles). Throw in a head-tilt or sneeze if treats do not appear immediately.

4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 until treat is dispensed and then scope out your next victim.

-Love, Sid.

Marlene said...

I employ both of the methods you mention IN ADDITION TO using my puggy eyeballs! No human can resist those!

Love, Marlene said...

If it's for food, I Jimmy. Works almost every time. Chin down, eyes up on the food-eater's knee and they melt like ice-cream.
At the dog park I sit, put on my cutest face and wag my tail every so slightly as if to say "please?"
Sabrina said...

If it's for food, I Jimmy. Works almost every time. Chin down, eyes up on the food-eater's knee and they melt like ice-cream.
At the dog park I sit, put on my cutest face and wag my tail every so slightly as if to say "please?"

MochiMachoMarshmallow said...

We each have three different approach to get a treat.
Macho does the Puglet move.
Marshmallow will do your move Noodles with a little yelp to let the humans know he's waiting.
As for me, this me a taste everytime..
I go sit next to the human with food and give them a "aren't I a cute puggie" look. and then I tap them on their arm or let to let them know I'm waiting and tap them again if they are too slow.


Frankie Furter said...

I TRY to do your method #1... butt I am no way near as good at it as YOU are.

Pia said...

usually i do method 1. but i am not sure, if i am as good as you. mom saw me only once doing method 2. that was when my mom held illy in her arms but i wanted to have him all for myself.

maybe i could use some more begging lessions from you?

dachshund kisses

Manda and Oisín x said...

My begging style is to cry a little and hop on the spot. If that doesnt work I jump up on their knees and start whining ;) EVERYTIME!


Tessa the Maltese said...

Ah I definately use the #1 move, that is the only one that works on Mom, she is too tough!

woos, Tessa

Payton said...

I rarely site politely for long, if at all, but I do the Puglet stretch and the Noodles' teary eyes, and if it's my parents or grandparents (and only them), I add a bark, whine, or howl to make sure I get noticed.

Southern Fried Pugs said...

Isabelle has a pretty effective method, although it probably only works for the old deaf ones. She sits and screams at you until you give her food.
We KNOW that when we are polite and sit pretty, we get more treats. Doesn't stop us from going crazy though. Spins, yips, tap dancing.

Benny and Lily said...

We like the pathetic famished look
Benny & Lily

Bellatrix- I'm a pug! said...

I first try the perfect sit, if that doesn't work then I jump up on their lap and scratch at them. If they resist, I pull our the big guns and Super Orb them! Works every time! said...

My dogs use the stand and "sit pretty" but their primary weapon is the stare down. They are REAL good at that.

Happy Wordless Wednesday Late!

Stewey said...

I lay patiently on the kitchen floor when my mom cooks - I'm patient, but persistent!

Suzy said...
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Suzy said...

I like to perch myself on the couch arm and put my paw on dad's leg to make sure he doesn't forget about me while he is eating.

With mom, I usually get up in her grill so she absolutely HAS to give me a bite :)

<3 Chloe