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To not feed my dog

(37 Posts)
SomeTeaPlease Sun 29-Sep-13 19:57:01

when it's an hour before his dinnertime?

He stood there, looking at me. And when I looked up at him, he whined. And did a little dance. I got up to check on the soup, and he started howling in joy because, well, food. Except when I sat down again (sans food) he looked at me with big, sad brown eyes like I was the cruelest person in the world. I'm sure he felt I was starving him.

AIBU for not feed my dog, or is he BU for looking pathetic and adorable to try and get his dinner early?

candycoatedwaterdrops Mon 30-Sep-13 21:16:24

My fucking dog scratches the sofa when he's hungry. We've finally nipped the behaviour in the bud by giving him dinner at 5.30. He whines for more at 10 pm but I ignore him, it's hard though. He wolfs down breakfast and then looks at me as if to say "you've been starving me woman, it's been hours since I last ate".

MyBaby1day Tue 01-Oct-13 02:08:39

YABU, feed him, he's an animal and can't do it for himself.

MidniteScribbler Tue 01-Oct-13 02:25:38

Try living with five of them all glaring at you as if they're convinced you are withholding food just to be cruel.

Even the deaf as a post 14 year old who never moves far from the comfort of my bed manages to fly down the hallway like a greyhound after a rabbit when the fridge opens.

SomeTeaPlease Tue 01-Oct-13 04:37:24

I held strong. A couple later he was begging in the kitchen. hmm

He's just over half my weight and eats almost as much as I do, calories-wise! I'm very conscious of his weight as he has a history of joint issues and excess weight is especially bad. He is lean, but not thin.

FreudiansSlipper Tue 01-Oct-13 09:01:57

my cat is still feeding on demand at 9 years old

he is a very big cat but really does not eat that much

i always give in when he wants a few biscuits. he sits by the cupboard, head tilted with is little paw just lifted slightly from the floor to perfect the poor little me look. it works everytime grin

mrsjay Tue 01-Oct-13 09:08:28

grin @feeding on demand my cat used to do the Im starvin yelps

my last dog was always starving and would whine and moan at the cupboard, new dog is fed at 8 and 6 and my god he has an inbuilt clock he will sit at his bowl at 8 on the dot and if im not there he looks for me and slaps paws me to remind me it is breakfast time

I'm lucky in that both my current dog and our previous one ate what they needed when they needed it. Ddog hasn't finished last nights dinner, she'll have it later. She's a healthy weight too. Good thing is I can just keep her bowl full and not worry.
She will still try and go through the bin though given half a chance.

I think you should have fed him early but then I'm a soft touch. Unless he can tell the time, he wouldn't know it was early anyway

motherinferior Tue 01-Oct-13 09:29:06

Oh god yes, the poor little me look. From an animal that can drag in a recently killed dead squirrel.

SoupDragon Tue 01-Oct-13 09:44:02

I'm lucky in that both my current dog and our previous one ate what they needed when they needed it. Ddog hasn't finished last nights dinner, she'll have it later. She's a healthy weight too.

My dog is like this too! I thought he was weird - nothing like the dog I grew up with (same breed). That doesn't stop him begging whenever he ears the fridge being opened - in his mind, the dog food is a given, anything else is a bonus. Provided I don't over feed him treats, he'll probably never be fat.

FatCat, however... he's lost loads of weight since SoupKitten died as there is now only food for one there. He yowls to let me know he's starving even though there's food in his bowl. Sometimes he tucks into the dog's dinner and the dog doesn't care unless I specifically draw his attention to it.

Kerosene Tue 01-Oct-13 09:45:08

My cat is the most piteously neglected and starved animal in all the country, if you take her word for it. It's just not faaaaaaaaair!

There's a bowl of dried stuff out at all times, and she gets a good amount of wet stuff twice a day, as well as treats in a puzzleball. Her sister gets exactly the same stuff in the same proportions, and often doesn't eat all of it. Vet says there's nothing wrong with her. I've switched the types around in case she doesn't like one particular type - nope, nothing but exquisite sashimi is good enough for madam. She'll still sit in the kitchen after I've made our dinner and yowl - a proper "going to sit at the bottom of the garden and eat worms" type of thing. Before coming and sitting on my shoulder for hugs.

She is my adorable little princess and I love her so.

QueenStromba Tue 01-Oct-13 13:21:19

I'm so glad that our cat is the type to leave food - it's so much easier to just chuck some food in her bowl once she's finished the last lot. Although she might just be saving space in case we have something tasty to eat. It's impossible to eat meat, fish and most types of cheese without giving her some because she has perfected the pitiful cry.

mrsjay Tue 01-Oct-13 15:51:57

Jaycat used to graze all day was always food out and sometimes would be topped up with some tuna didnt stop her yamming and going round the neighbours legs with a HELP ME look on her face

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