Monday, November 5, 2007


Ever had one of those days where you really want some of your human's food but they just won't give it to you?

Some dogs say the puppy eyes always work. Some say whining and begging will work. And some say you just gotta wait until your human's head is turned, and then you gotta grab the food as fast as you can. That's probably the best way to get the food. But... did you know there is still one more trick? It's a little trick White Cat (Fatso, Beluga, Chubs, ...) taught me. You wanna know what it is? It's staring at the food. And you know what? It doesn't work.

I keep on telling myself, "Don't listen to the cat, don't listen to the cat", and yet I always listen to the cat. I gotta get rid of that evil, fat cat one day... Anyway, White Cat told me how staring at things always makes you get your way. He stares at his food bowl, and it fills up. He stares at the door, and it opens. He stares at humans, and they pet him. Sometimes when he's staring at something, it'll take just a few minutes to happen, or it'll even take hours. But it always works. So he taught me how to stare at food. Since the staring trick works for White Cat, why not for me, too?

So I stared. And stared. (Can you see me?)

And I stared some more.

And, as I told you earlier in this post, it didn't work.

Never listen to a cat.


T-man said...

Oh Sparky, you've got to try some whining too. Like this "mmm mmm mmm mmm". Then if they don't pay attention, you need to start barking and wiggling around a lot. If that doesn't work, then you have no choice but to climb up on the table and help yourself.

Remember, you deserve that food, and nothing should keep you apart!

Asta said...

I think that look of youws would wowk at my house..thewe is no way my pawents could wesist youw face..the food would just fly into youw mouf magically
you can come visit and twy it
smoochie kisses

Sophie Brador said...

Sparky, Sparky, Sparky. I bet Fatso is staring at you right now ... and laughing. Cats are mean.


serendipity said...

Oh yes, never listen to the cat! LOL Sparky you looked really cute though

Maya and Kena said...

That would have been so cool if you had been there!
Wags and licks,
Maya and Kena

Lorenza said...

Hi, Sparky
I really can't understand how those sad eyes did not work to get the yummy food!
Have you tried to howl a little? That is working for me now!
I love your pictures
Have a good night

Lacy said...

woofies Sparky, heehee dat wook wooda workeded on my mama and daddy...i prudy good at "dat look" too...sumtimes ya cant truwst cats..

b safe,

Huskee Boy said...

Hu Sparky,
How can anyone resist that sad looking face??!! C'mon over to my house.. you will get all the hooman food you want with that cute face of yours..

Simba said...

I can't believe it didn't work. Look at those eyes, heartless humans.

Simba xx

Anonymous said...

Oh poor Sparky - have you tried tricks? Since I know you have so many you should just start randomly performing them all then surely they'll have to reward you for all your hardwork!!


Alex said...

Hey Sparky, I'll tell you a secret: humans are strange (that's not the secret), but you can get along with them very well if you know what they want. So the secret to get food is:

Don't stare, don't beg at all! As soon as the put their plates on the table, look at them, (make sure they notice you are watching them!), than groan an go to your bed before they can say anything. Lay down, groan again and make the poor-doggy-look.

Believe me, that works! It will take only a minute and the humans will sigh with pleasure: "Oh look at that dog! It's so well-behaved! Isn't that amazing?"

And than they will come an deliver the food right to your bed because you are "such a good boy"! Check it out, it works! ;o)

Pacco de Mongrel said...

staring works for me alwiz....

but u gotta stare at the right person...try to target at man or elderly....they seems to be more generous...

Ferndoggle said...

See! No wonder I don't like stupid Cats. They completely steer you wrong.

Those sweet puppydog eyes never work for us either.


2shibas said...

Oh, Sparky. That is SO unfair. Why does it work for White Cat and not for you? Are there any subtle differences in technique that you may have missed? Don't give up yet - if an evil cat can do it, you can do it, too! Keep us posted and good luck!

Wiley & Fievel

Barking Loud said...

Sparky you so adorable.
We have the power of 3 which helps 'cos we all surround one of them and usually one of us breaks through we all get something! I (Crikit) get really close and breath on them so when they shoo me away I give the sad 'you must not love me' eyes. Sparky sits majesticly and gives his penetrating stare down (it usally works) Ginger does the stare, then moans and turns her back, lays down and grunts... but your way should be fail proof... how can they not be melted by your adorable face?

Lots of Love Licks ~ The TX Gang


well, staring just won't work with mommy, with daddy l don't nid to stare l just look and l'll get it, good old daddy

Amber-Mae said...

Awwww, just look at your saddie face. Me & my sistas usually beg for food everyday! My hoomans can never eat in peace all the time, hehehe...But it usually works! For me, all I have to do is droll a bit & stare straight at the food in my hooman's bowl & then pops! It goes straight into y mouth. We got spoon fed, hehehe!

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Ashley said...

Hi Sparky... my doggie does the same thing. I feel bad and give him a bite, but he is so picky he usually doesn't eat it.
I linked you to my blog. Hope that is okay :)
Visit my blog and tell me where your favorite beach is located!

TH said...

Oh Sparky, I made this trick too but it does not work. Don´t believe the cat!


Dory and Liza said...

Aw Sparky!! I assume that same head on table position and my humans never give me food either!!

We are so happy you won Photo of the Month - way to go!!!

Have a great day.


Girl Girl Hamster said...

You sure are staring very hard Sparky. Hope come it works for the cat? No fair

~ Girl girl

ROSSI said...

oh Sparky.. u are so like me.. me too.. i stare at the food hoping that at least someone will notice me and give a some food.. it works sometimes.. but when come to mom.. is hard to get it from her though..

sorry buddy for not visiting u for more than a week now.. been busy growing mushroom on my head


Charlie said...

When I stare at the food, I just get told to "lie down". Don't trust the cats!
- Charlie

Snowball said...

Poor Sparky. Why can't your hooman be more generous and share some of the food with you?


Super Boy & Baby-Licious said...

We cant believe that it does not work. Maybe you should sit infront of your hoomans and not by the side. They probably didnt notice you.

Boy n Baby

Deefor said...

Hi Sparky
Great table face. I'd feed you.
I just jump on the table when no one is looking. Only thing is-- now they know that and hardly ever leave food for me. Sometimes I just chew a tasty napkin or lick a teacup.


The Thuglets said...

Oh Sparky poor you they never gave in to your beautiful stare! What meanies. Doesn't work here either with 6 of us staring!lol

The Thuglets

Ashley said...

Thanks for signing my guestbook, Sparky. Beaches are the best!

Frasier said...

My mommy was laughing so hard I thought she was dying or something!You look so cute!I am with Asta,it would work at my house too.I think your family has succumbed to the cats looks so you may need to perfect another technique

Chloé said...

Hi Sparky!!! you are very inteligent... you´ve got to try some whining too!!! I like this idea...

Love, Chloe

Snowy & Crystal said...

Cute Spary, we need to practice on how to get mama's food too :p

S and C

Hammer said...

Hi Sparky
I can't understand how your hoomans can resist you .. YOU HAVE THE SWEETEST FACE IN ALL THE WORLD !!! I know I'm bigger than you but what I do if my mum ignores my stares and drools is jump up and take the food when she is distracted. Fatso and all cats seem to get their way more than us for some reason ???
Love from Hammer

Charlie dog said...

Sparky Barky trusted a cat,
Sparky Barky how sad is that?
Sparky Barky your mummy should have said,
Lock out the cat before you go to bed.

(And preferably never let it in again).


Charlie Dog

Anonymous said...

That darn cat!

Oh yeah, thanks for the compliment!

Sam the Boxador

Stanley said...

Hard to believe that anyone (especially your camera person) could resist your face and not give you the food!

I never know what's going to work at my house, so I keep mixing it up to keep it fresh.

I usually trust my cat, Merv, but I wouldn't' trust that fat white cat AT ALL!

Goober love,

Peanut said...

fat cats are evil evil. We have one