Faker

There isn’t room in my little kitchen for a dog bed. Instead, Silas has a rug. This is where he eats his dinner, and I try to encourage him to stay on it if he’s around while I’m cooking.

When it’s time to eat, he sits on his rug like this:

Sitting for Dinner

Somedays he hangs out there while I get his food ready; some days I call him in and he just sits as I put the dish down.

Lately, he’s really gotten the hang of being on his kitchen mat outside of meal times. So this morning I turned around from getting coffee to see Silas, sitting pitifully in front of his empty dish. My husband caught my eye. “Don’t feed him again; I’ve already done it. He’s faking.”

I think maybe we need to teach him to lie down on his rug when it isn’t meal time.

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12 thoughts on “Faker

  1. Hahaha! The ploy for second breakfast and second dinner is very familiar in our house. Ira and Robincat both like to give S and I the gears. They’re hard enough to resist and they don’t have ears like Silas! I don’t know if I could do it with him…

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