Begging is such an unseemly behavior for a
house dog, don't you think? They sit at your feet, erect, ears alert,
panting, just waiting for a sign. And if you happen to inadvertently
look slightly to the right, or slightly to the left, depending on where
they are sitting, they think you've given them the sign and get all
shaky and antsy and whiny, waiting for you to drop the food - into
their mouths, on the floor, they don't really care how they get it.
But you promised!