Friday, January 13, 2017

How to Tell If Your Dog is Hungry

You can set a clock according to Bentley's stomach. Each day at 3:15 or 4:15 during daylight savings time, my lovable Basset Hound is hungry. I can always tell from his subtle hints like this...
Bentley Basset Hound giving me his starving dog look
"Hey, Mom. It seems to be getting close to suppertime." 

Bentley Basset Hound hugging to be fed.
He then moves onto my lap and climbs up on me. This sometimes includes covering my mouth and nose which makes breathing difficult. #NoShame
Bentley Basset is letting me know that he is hungry.
I love this part of the day because he is such a snuggle bug when he is hungry. Is it wrong for me to indulge in extra hugs and kisses before I prepare his Dr. Harvey's Veg-to-Bowl? #ExtraHugs

How does your dog or cat let you know they are hungry?
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37 comments :

  1. Phenny has that mealtime-clock too, he gives me some hard paw pats when I forget to fill his bowl egg-sactly at noon :O)

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  2. Mackie becomes velcro boy when it gets close to meal time. He climbs on mom if she's sitting just like you do, Bentley! If I'm playing tennis ball, I could care less what time it is. Tennis balls rule!

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  3. Bentley sure has an accurate internal clock! I'm not sure if my dogs act any different whether they've just been fed or are actually late for a meal. If I'm seriously lagging, they'll lead me to the kitchen Lassie-style!

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  4. Oh Bentley, we love your mom's laugh! You sure know how to tell your mom you are hungry. I leave subtle hints by determinedly walking into the kitchen where I park myself in front of the pantry door until the food goes in the bowl! BOL

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  5. Haha! My last dog,Tux, was like this too. 5PM on the dot! You could absolutely set a clock to him. Henry eats right after his long walks, so he starts begging as soon as we come in the door, regardless of time.

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  6. We tell TUMMY TIME Also... we start to WORRY about mom furgetting what time it is... at 3:30... butt we don't get HER to serve up Supper until 4:00. It is the longest times of the day.

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  7. The subtle approach. Nice going Bentley. Did you pick that up from Sam? 😇

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  8. BOL we have. Wrist watch too. I head butt mom
    Edward (& Lily)

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  9. We never really think about the food thing. We are more concerned when our walks are late. Madison does get excited about her meals still. She almost does back flips while mom is getting her meal ready! Bailie and I just wait patiently.

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  10. I love that first photo of Bentley - what a face!

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  11. I leave kibble down for my dogs all the time but they never overeat. When their bowls get empty they scoot them across the floor making LOUD Noises.

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  12. We have that stomach time, too. We start by just looking at HER--mental telepathy.

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  13. That boy is not very subtle - LOL! The girls are pretty patient, and Luke is a bit more subtle - he just kind of paces around and gets underfoot to be sure you notice him!
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

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  14. Aw, he should get extra foods for doing that.

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  15. LOL very subtle :-) Cookie usually "isn't hungry" until somebody has food.

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  16. I think that's called 'subtle as a sledge-hammer'... Charlie also has an inbuilt time-clock usually around 5am, he's always hungry and very vocal in his requests.

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  17. Oh boy, this is a bit of a sore subject for me today. My alarm goes off at 5:30 am and lately at 4am, Jack has been restless, grumbling, and even whining until I get up to let him out. I might just get back to sleep and an hour later he and Jack tag team my husband and I. We are having a family meeting to discuss!

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  18. It's SO not wrong! I totally shamelessly accept extra hugs & snuggles, the reason for them is irrelevant if you ask me.
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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  19. BOL!!! OMD, I just can't gets enough of that video! Bentley you crack me up! I usually stare and whine..and whine some mores. Butts, if I'm really hungry, and Gpa is overs, then I just sit in front of him and the foodable just start-a-flowin'! BOL shhhhhh....don't tell Ma...
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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  20. Mr. N sits on his mat and waits for someone to notice.

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  21. Theo will stare at me, and Nelly scratches her bowl or the cabinet next to where I feed her. Whenever Sophie wants something, she will jump into my lap.

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  22. I free feed Layla, she eats when she wants, it works for us and she is not over weight and she is happy :)

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  23. Guilty will paw me in the face at 3:30 in the am thinking she is hungry.

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  24. Way ta GO, Bentley DOOD! We think you were all SORTS of subtle. No, really. *snort*

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  25. Bentley is such a cutie! He really doesn't beat around the bush when it comes to food. My kitties let me know when it is time to eat too. Of course, they are under the impression that they should always be fed an hour or so early. They get in my face much the way Bentley gets in yours.
    -Purrs from your friends at www.PlayfulKitty.net

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  26. WAIT we have the SAME dog! Sherm does this to me everyday between 330 and 4 p.m. He comes over and stares at me and then crawls into my lap and puts his paw on my chest until I motivate. I LOVE it too!!

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  27. That's so cute. I love extra hugs and cuddles. Kilo loves to play at 4pm and jumps on me until I get off the computer for a few minutes then he gets starving at 5pm and bugs me until he gets dinner. He loves hugs and food too.

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  28. Our dogs throw themselves at us while we dole out the food - problem is, they are throwing themselves into our counter in order to get to their food! Dang dogs -we love em, but they are so silly and energetic!

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  29. Cute. The animals start to run around our get under foot about 15 minutes prior to feeding times. :)

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  30. Oyr Sooty cat used to flop over on her side and 'Die for the queen' never seen a cat do anything like it! She was such a lovely tart!!!

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  31. Such a face Bentley, I'd sure give you some food! We sit and stare until the service picks up!

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  32. It always amazes me how these pups have built in alarm clocks! I have the same thing happen here when the clock strikes suppertime! :)

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  33. Truffle will jump in front of me and block the computer monitor. She will stare, meow, and move around until I finally get up and feed her.

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  34. Tehehe too cute. Simba will go over to his food bowl and look at it as if to say hey where's my food...who's feeding me today? Or he will go to the pantry and stand by his dog food bag and wait

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  35. Rofl, Bentley is such a funny mutt his subtle signs are very in the face. Simply loved the pictures and the adorable Bentley

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  36. Bentley, you crack me up! Dexter gives me the "stare." He will sit by me as if he never ate a day in his life and I must get up and feed him now.

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