February 16, 2016

Wordless Wednesday: Workin' It

Rita is really good at looking like she hasn't eaten in three days when you are smacking out on something she wants a bite of. (Note how she sucks in her cheeks.)


Where do they learn this look?

We usually say she's channeling her angel sister, Bailey the beagle, who was excellent at looking emaciated when she would beg.

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62 comments:

  1. I'm not sure where the look comes from but they certainly have PAWfected it haven't they? Don't worry, you're not the only one who gives in. LOL

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  2. Awww, better feed the poor girl. ;)
    Blueberry stares at me too but she looks more like she is ready to knock me down.

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    1. I would be a terrible owner for Blueberry. I'd give her whatever she wanted! That look would totally work on me!

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  3. Finely honed survival skills! It took thousands of years of genetics to get that look just right!

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    1. Yep, that's what I think - a finely honed look over 1000s of years!

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  4. We are starving! Imagine if you couldn't control your own food supply ;)

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    1. I must admit, Emma - sometimes I wish someoone would control my intake! :)

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  5. Mine generally don't look forlorn, just intent. "You WILL give me a bit of what you're eating human."

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  6. That's a great trick. I will have to try sucking in my cheeks to get more snacks!

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    1. The sucking the cheeks in works, I think. Works on us any way! :)

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  7. Now that's some skill. Booker T usually just pesters us until we give in. Seriously, he can bother us for an hour in hopes of getting a snack. He will put his head on your leg and enter a stare-off. An yes, he usually wins.

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    1. The head on the leg gets me every time. Rita has not learned to "use" that move yet. Thank heaven!

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  8. My dogs give me that look too, but they haven't learned the suck cheek thing yet. They do have SPCA on speed dial though.

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    1. lol. Yes, she thinks we are abusing her all the time too.

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  9. LOL...How can you resist that look?

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  10. Clearly it is instinctive because Scout already does it! But she's so skinny it isn't hard for her to look emaciated.

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    1. Yeah, she just kinda walks around looking like someone should feed her a cheeseburger.

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  11. BOL, looks like she is giving you the "Puppy Eyes!"

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  12. My dogs are always hankering after food!

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    1. Rita's pretty picky. She mostly only begs if we are eating meat or cheese. If we became vegan, she'd probably never beg again!

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  13. Oz is great at the "I'm starving" eyes. As if he doesn't eat better than I do.

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    1. He might have a different definition of "better". :)

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  14. Lol, sweet pup. She looks so skinny she better have 2!! Cocoa did not used to be food motivated but I have noticed in the last few weeks she wants more. Probably because it has been so cold and snowy. We have had negative temperatures and 2 feet of snow!!

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    1. Negative temps? Well, Rita doesn't have the winter weather to blame a need for more calories on. It's been hot in So Cal!

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  15. LOL that's Kilos look too. As if he's starving...

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  16. We just beg period too much work to do otherwise, but nice look there Rita, very effective I'm sure! Love Dolly

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    1. Rita suggests trying it. She thinks it's a sure-fire bet.

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  17. LOL! She's so cute! Phoenix and Zoe are both really good at that routine, too!!

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    1. And they're both so skinny they can also really pull off that "I haven't eaten in days" look!

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  18. You would think that Mabel was starving to death, she goes nuts when she wants fed!
    hugs
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

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    1. It does make us laugh when she sucks her cheeks in!

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  20. My Keira is always hungry but your photo is the BEST! Nailed the starving look!

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    1. Not sure if it really gets her "more" - but it definitely gets her plenty!

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  22. Please feed Rita...she's obviously starving. [wink] What a great thespian performance, that's definitely Oscar worry. ღ

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  23. She's making herself look skinny!

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  24. She does have very defined cheekbones in that picture!

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  25. Very good look much practiced by canines to ensure we get what we want. WOOF!

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  26. Good god get that dog a bone, lol cute photo

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    1. Oh, she got some for sure. She knows how to work us.

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  27. This is too funny. I'll have to watch my dogs more closely to see if they do that! Cricket always perks her ears forward to look her cutest and that gets me every time!

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    1. Beagles are jedi master beggars so I'd be surprised if she's not also doing the sucked-in-cheeks thing along with the perked up ears.

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  28. Aw, give that sweet girl a bite! :-)

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  29. I think that look is in their genes! Adorable photo!
    Love & biscuits
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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  30. hello rita its dennis the vizsla dog hay thats sum gud begging wurk their!!! sukking in the cheeks is the trik??? i wil hav to try it!!! ok bye

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  31. It's so hard to resist when they do that...

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