I have to hand it to Maizie, as crazy as she is, she’s very good about leaving my food alone. I’ve trained her well: If I’m eating, she stays on her bed, about 4 feet away. Even when I’m eating popcorn, which she loves. Maizie knows how messy I am with it — always dropping pieces on the floor. And instead of making a beeline for the fallen kernel, she very politely (notice the front paws) sits and waits until I tell her it’s ok to come get it:
And sometimes, if I haven’t dropped nearly as much as she wants, Maizie tries to make me feel bad with her special brand of sad eyes:
And I have to admit — most of the time, it works.