My dog has a piercing bark. He yaps in a way that says, "YAP, bitch! Look at me when I YAP at you! YAP! Give me some! YAP! I will not be IGNORED! YAP! Perhaps you didn't hear me. YAP!" It's a demanding yap, and there's a pause between yaps while he thinks, "maybe one more will do it ..."
And of course, it's always when I am eating. I tell you there are foods I can no longer eat because the dog climbs up my bosom, gets in my face and yaps.
- Multi-Grain Sun Chips (He hears the bag, of course. Dogs in the next county can hear that bag.)
- Fried Chicken (The dog not only yaps at me, he yaps at the refrigerator when I put it away.)
- Baby Carrots
- Dry Cereal
Many's the time I've said no to fried chicken because he is insufferable when it's in the house. He's even taken to pawing the Sun Chips bag open if it's sitting out. You'll note I'm not mourning the loss of the baby carrots and the dry cereal quite a much as the others. But I'm sure keeping the fried chicken out of the house is good for my diet.
It could be Gary's next diet! Only eat food the dog doesn't want! Diet soda, tomatoes, and fish.
My cat is the same way. Although meowing is less annoying than barking.
Posted by: Hattie | January 12, 2011 at 02:48 AM
If it's yummy and tasty, I have at least two cats sticking their heads into it. If I provide a healthy offering, I get the furry cold shoulder and follow behind their royal highnesses pleading, "But it's good for you!"
Your theory seems to be proving itself out.
Posted by: Becs | January 12, 2011 at 05:20 AM
With Cats, don't buy them the expensive stuff. They won't like it.
Posted by: Benchmark | January 12, 2011 at 08:44 PM
Hattie - We had a cat that sounded like a door hinge. That was annoying.
Becs - Well, except for the baby carrots. And the cereal was Special K...
Benchmark - Pah. You folks with cats.
Posted by: TheQueen | January 12, 2011 at 11:42 PM
Radley used to drool on me when she wanted something. It was endearing and disgusting at the same time.
Posted by: Hot Mom | January 13, 2011 at 08:13 PM
We have to put our dog in the basement every time we get food out. The little guy has learned the hard way that you can't show the dog food if you want to eat it yourself. Or maybe he hasn't learned, since he keeps doing it.
Posted by: Caroline | January 13, 2011 at 09:10 PM
Hot Mom - Aww! You know you miss that.
Caroline - Has he started eating out of the dogs bowl? Isnt that the next step?
Posted by: TheQueen | January 15, 2011 at 12:14 AM
He does like to play in the dog's water bowl, so we have to put it away sometimes. It's a delicate balance between the boy and the dog.
Posted by: Caroline | January 15, 2011 at 01:13 PM
Caroline - At least YOU DON'T HAVE A FERRET.
Posted by: TheQueen | January 16, 2011 at 09:13 PM