There are tons of opportunities for food every day, but there are some extreme moments where food is just everywhere. It’s on the table, on the counter, on your mind, and you’re needing it to be in your belly.
But here’s the thing, even though there are excessive amounts of food ready to be chowed down, it’s not necessarily you that’s going to be doing all the chowing. In fact, you may not even get to do a taste test.
So I considered a thing. How do I stop going crazy when no one is dishing out the dishes? Well, you gotta be patient, and I know that’s super hard to do, but you must do it. That’s what I keep telling myself as I drool puddles on the floor.
The best thing I think any dog could do in this type of situation is to stop hanging around where all the people are. If you hang around like that, it’s only a matter of time before someone kicks you out. Everyone tends to want to be where you are, maybe even step on your tail when they get the chance, and occasionally just bark at you for being there. Your best bet is to just lay low and lay like a rug.
When the food starts to stack up, you’ll need to be sneaky around the table, don’t let them spot you right away. If you’re laying around like you’re just there to hang out, it’s way less likely anyone is gonna scoot you out of the room. But if you start begging and jumping around all crazy hungry, you’re definitely getting the boot- and that’s not the one you chew on when no one is looking.
As a warning, some foods low enough for you to get a hold of when no one is looking are not necessarily there for you to eat. You may just be getting tested to see what you’ll do. Don’t fall for it! It’s a trap, and someone is always watching, especially if there are people all around.
If you get caught snagging some food, RUN! Don’t let go of what you’ve got until you find a spot to chomp down. If you do get caught, you’re busted anyway, so go ahead and try and scarf whatever you can before they take it away from you.
When the food starts piling up high on the table, don’t lose your cool and go berserk. You gotta play it smooth and really be that likable pup that everyone wants to share a taste with. If anything, that’s the best method for filling up the belly, just one bite at a time.