Begging dogs.

I do not like dogs who beg. But I admit it’s hard not to give dogs food when you’re cooking or eating. Particularly when you love your dog, she’s really sweet and cute, and Loralyn has trained her to look at you pathetically when you’re involved in one or the other of those activities. 

In an attempt to get her to stop begging when I’m cooking and she stands near me staring at me balefully, I give her a piece of something she’s not gonna like. I hope she begins to think that whatever I’m doing up there is producing not-good tasting things. She did not like the raw mushroom I gave her. Nor the cucumber, lemon or potato.